Beatrice Molly Knowles


Beatrice “Molly”

April 6, 1924 – September 3, 2007

Molly passed away peacefully in Qualicum, British Columbia on Labour Day with her family at her bedside.

She is survived by her husband Bruce Knowles of Qualicum, her children Christine McGavin of Santa Cruz, California, Malcolm McGavin of San Diego, California, Cheryl Myrfield (Lyle) of Comox, B.C.

As well as Bruce’s children Norman (Brenda) of Vancouver, Valarie (Rick), Nancy (Ron) of Port Alberni and Beverly (Bruce) of Victoria and many beloved grandchildren (two great-grandchildren) and nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by her brother Willard of Port Alberni, B.C. and twin sister Bernice of Regina, Sask.

Molly raised her three children on her own in southern California after the death of her first husband Donald McGavin. She had a nursing career that spanned 40 years, as well as many business ventures she was successful at. When Molly retired home was between Yuma, Arizona and Vancouver Island.

She lived a very full and colourful life. She took great pleasure in dancing, gardening, sewing and gathering with family and friends for dinner parties and a game of Dominos.

She will forever be remembered for her beautiful smile, lovely hands and blue eyes. She had a zest for life.

The family would like to thank Eagle Park Health Care facility in Qualicum for their loving care and attention to Molly, and all of their residents.

A Celebration of her life was held at the home of Cheryl & Lyle Myrfield in Comox on Saturday, September 8.

Molly was a strong and beautiful woman and we will miss her.

Donations may be made in remembrance of Molly to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, Courtenay.

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