1916 – 2016
Our mother Esther Hamling passed away quietly at the Views on Sunday, February 7 at the age of 99 years and 57 days.
Mum was born on December 14, 1916 in Nanton, Alberta, the second of 6 children. In 1938 Esther married Jack Hamling and in 1940 they moved to Courtenay along with 2 Hamling brothers and one sister Frances Zimmer. She lived on Willemar Ave. for 64 years.
Esther was predeceased by her husband Jack and eldest daughter Laurel Maxwell. She is survived by son Dave (Gwen) of Campbell River, Marie (Tom) Miller of Courtenay, son –in-law Gerald Maxwell of Port Alberni and Sister Mary McDermid of Kelowna. Also by 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Our family wishes to thanks the staff and care givers of the Views for the wonderful care Mum received in the 1 ½ years she lived there.
A grave side service was held on Friday, February 12th at the Courtenay Civic Cemetery.