June 30, 1932 – May 30, 2019
Daphne passed away peacefully at Stanford Place in Parksville on May 30th, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband Frank and survived by daughter Patti Stubbs (Dick) and son Rory Grogan (Lori), along with 3 loving grandchildren Kirsti, Toby and Pat and 3 amazing great grandchildren.
Daphne was born in Vernon BC where she grew up. Later moved to Haney and after high school she attended Vancouver Vocational Institute where she qualified as a hairdresser.
Upon graduation, she and her friend Peggy, headed north to the frontier town of Kitimat where the town and aluminum smelter was under construction .
It was here that she met her husband Frank, who was to become a fireman and then a Fire Chief in MacKenzie, Kitimat and finally Comox.
Many will remember Daphne’s great cooking…there was always room for one more at the dinner table…and her baking was a reward that many were fortunate to receive. There was the donuts for firehall garage sales and many many scones for everyone from the people who fixed her car, to the staff at the Royal Bank.
She spent many years working with Dr. Lyle Myrfield and an amazing variety of staff, and Doctors, they were her other family. She also enjoyed the patients she worked with every day.
Daphne spent a number of wonderful years at The Berwick in Comox, always ready for a cup of coffee and a hand of cards…the staff and residents there also became another part of her family.
Finally she came to reside at Stanford Place where the staff lovingly took care of her until the end. Many thanks to the LPN’s and all the care staff who looked after her every day… you are truly amazing and we thank you very much. And last but not least to all the wonderful people who continued to visit her, you all made her feel so much better every time.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
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