Ethel Passed away peacefully at home on June 15th 2014. Born in Estavan, Saskatchewan to Edward and Agnes Venne, she was the youngest of eleven children. She met Bob, and married her husband of 45 years in 1947. Together, they settled in the Comox Valley in 1964. Throughout her active life Biddy was a newspaper columnist, a pottery teacher as well as a member of many organizations including the Canadian Daughters, Fallen Alders Community Hall and the Cumberland OAP.
Biddy was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1992. She is survived by her loving children Wendy (Howard), Eddie Danielle), Bobby (Maria) and Daryl (Michelle) and grandchildren, Andrea, Max, Jessica, Danielle, Zachary, Vanessa and Nicola.
Biddy was well known in Happy Valley by all the neighbourhood children, as the “Go-To-Grandma”, for baking ideas, knitting, sewing, crafts and whatever else the kids could conjure up.
Our family would like to thank the friends who took the time to stop and visit, and the home-care workers who were there everyday for our mom. Moreover, we are grateful to Karen, who gave Biddy nights of peace knowing there was a angel close by.
An informal gathering of celebration and remembrance will be held at Biddy’s home on Sunday, June 29th from 12:00pm until 2:00pm.