September 1, 1917 – July 11, 2014
After a long and full life, our mother, Edith Sinclair (nee Foster), passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC. She grew up in Vancouver where she met and married her husband of 53 years, Ernie Sinclair. They lived in the greater Vancouver area from 1943 to 1953 then moved to Prince Rupert for the period of 1953 to 1974. During this time Edith raised four children, while assisting her husband run their own businesses. (Far West Sporting Goods, Prince Rupert)
They retired to the Comox Valley in 1974, where she spent her remaining years energetically travelling, gardening, sewing, cooking, singing and socializing with her many friends. She was active up until a couple of years ago when loss of vision and mobility finally slowed her down.
Edith is survived by son Lorne, daughters Andrea deBucy (Roger) and Joan Rice (Mick). She leaves behind her sister Jean Parr (Russ), 15 nieces, 7 nephews, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ernie, son Michael, her three brothers and one sister.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Eagleview Unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital for all their kindness and care of our mother during her stay there. A heartfelt thank you to her many friends who cheered her with their visits over the years.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Comox Valley Funeral Home (1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay) on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 11 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined, you may wish to donate to a charity of your choice.