Barbara Gene Hicks

Barbara Gene Hicks

Jan 25 1927- June 24, 2014

Gene was born in Salem On., she attended school there and in Colborne On., was predeceased by her parents Robert and Jennie Chatterson, her sister and four brothers. She is survived by her loving husband Hal of 64 years, a son Don and wife Jean, a daughter Barbara and husband Gerry, grandchildren Suzanne, Hal Jr., Warren and Genene, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Gene trained as a nurse at Belleville General Hospital graduating in 1948, where she met her husband Hal, who was stationed nearby in the Air Force. They were married in 1949 and moved with her husband to many stations from coast to coast and a tour in Europe. She cared for her children and nursed at many hospitals each time they were transferred.

In 1965 Hal was transferred to Comox where they have lived for many years. Gene continued to nurse and care for her family, working at St. Joseph’s Hospital, HMCS Quadra and Home Care. She loved her home, flower gardens, needle work and knitting. Her family was her pride and joy.

Gene was a member of the Eastern Star for many years, a Past Grand Representative of BC and Yukon to Wyoming, a Guardian of Bethel 8, and a Past Grand Guardian of the International Order of Jobs Daughters for the Province of British Columbia. Gene was a long time member of the United Church and after coming to Comox has attended the CV Presbyterian Church. Both Gene’s parents are descended from Empire Loyalist families, with her mother descended from Andrew Peters born in Mass. 1634.

Donations can be made to CV Presbyterian Church, 725 Aspen Rd Comox BC.

Services to be held August 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church, Comox BC.

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