MEISE – Ethel Rebecca, passed away peacefully at Cumberland Lodge on Thursday, October 4, 2007, aged 97. She is survived and will be lovingly missed by her family, daughters and sons Ruth Smith of Santa Cruz, California, Gerald (Anna) of Pitt Meadows, Herbert (Anne) of Maple Ridge, the Reverend Robert Bryce (the Rev. Marion) of Sioux Lookout, Ontario and Marjorie Covey (Roy) of Comox, as well as 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John, brothers Wilfrid, Dick and Eric and her sister Lu. Ethel loved life, being with her family and eating out, shopping, Old Time Fiddle music and dancing. She had a strong spirit and worked hard all of her life.
Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Cumberland Lodge, Dr. Lissa Benson and Dean Sylvester, her massage therapist, for making her last days comfortable and peaceful. A Service of Remembrance in celebration of her life will be held from Comox Valley Presbyterian Church in April 2008. Details will follow closer to service time. Comox Valley Funeral Home, Crematorium and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road entrusted with arrangements. Should friends wish, donations in Ethel’s memory to the Canadian Bible Society or The Canadian Breast Cancer Association would be appreciated.