Daphne Adela Williams

Daphne Adela Williams

(Mar 1, 1916- May 3, 2007)

Following a battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Daphne Williams on May 3rd. Daphne was born in England and spent her early adult years living in London where she attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She worked at the War Office in London during the Second World War and moved to the Comox Valley shortly after the war ended. She lived in the Comox Valley for the past 60 years and was an active member of the community for most of those years. She had an abiding passion for theatre and the arts and was a founding member of the Courtenay Little Theatre where she took part in numerous productions, both as an actress and director.  She also worked with intellectually challenged adults at Bevin Lodge. During her later years, she discovered painting and left an impressive legacy of water color and acrylic work that is treasured by those lucky enough to have one. She was known for her great sense of humour, free spirit, unyielding resilience and fortitude, colourful personality and keen mind. She is survived by her three children, Sally (in Prince George), Roddy (in Comox) and Keith, (in Whitehorse, Yukon).

The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Silcox, Dr. Swanson and the wonderful nurses and staff of St. Josephs Hospital and the Extended Care Unit for their care during this difficult time. We would also like to express a special thank you to her friends Margaret Misener, June Belsom and Christine Robertson for their extraordinary kindness and support during our mother’s time of need.