Alverda May Dyer (nee: Brown), born in Clayoquot on Stubbs Island, north of Tofino, on October 23rd, 1919 and died peacefully on Friday morning February 1st, 2002 after a valiant fight with cancer. Her faithful and loving husband Harry, her sister Lesseal, her daughter Lesseal, and grandson Aaron, predeceased Alverda.
Alverda is survived by her sisters: Edna and Egelene; daughters: Doreen and Jackie; and son Howard; also survived by her nieces: Judy, Joanne, Jeanne, Doreen, Lennie, Rosalind, Jean and Donna; nephews: Neil, Robert Bob, and Norm; grandchildren: Elise, Chris, Vicki, Michael, Wayne, Suzanne, Dennis, and numerous great grandchildren.
Alverda’s father Egerton P. Brown was a government Telegraph Operator that meant they lived in many coastal communities such as Alert Bay, Prince Rupert, Anyox, Atlin, Hazelton, Rock Bay, Sayward and Courtenay. She got to know many different people on the coast and lived a rich and full life. She was a true West Coast girl. Her passing signals the end of a page in our West Coast mosaic. Alverda passed away at home as she wished. She will be missed by all those who knew her and whom she enjoyed playing bingo and whist with, especially her best friend “Cookie”. Alverda was extremely proud of her membership in the St. John the Divine Guild. The family wishes to thank Palliative Care and home support, especially Brenda and Dr. Silcox for their compassionate care of Alverda during the last months of her life. A Memorial Service will be held for Alverda on Thursday, February 7th, 2002 at The Church of St. John the Divine at 1:00 pm with Father John Lancaster officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the BC Cancer Society would be appreciated. PIERCY’S FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM in care of arrangements.