September 19, 1952 – October 18, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Colleen Ann Wylie (nee Girard) announce her passing on October 18, 2016 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Colleen was predeceased by her spouse Les, parents Olive and Joe Girard and brothers Donald, Donavan and sister-in-law Sharon. She is survived by her sons Jeremy (Necole) and Byron (Corynne), daughter Virginia, grandchildren Elizabeth, Darwen, Shyanne, Brenton, Phoenix and Dawnovan, brothers Jerry (Yolande), Mike, Rick (Karen) and Tim, sister Bernadine (Larrie), 9 nieces, 10 nephews and several great- nieces and nephews.
Her biggest joy was being a wife and mother, working part time around the valley as they grew up and once the grandchildren starting arriving they became one of her driving forces. Her hobby choices leaned towards the creative and she was an avid knitter as well as an excellent sketch artist and painter.
In spite of numerous ups and downs, emotionally, in her health, Colleen always remained a strong and beautiful person, an example to everyone she knew.
In lieu of flowers, should friends wish, donations in Colleen’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
A Celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, November 5 at 11:00am at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church.