Frances Lillian Rae (nee Hopkins)

January 20th, 1920 – January 9, 2016

Mom passed away peacefully at Cumberland Lodge on Jan. 9, 2016 with family by her side. She was born in Vancouver to James and Helen Hopkins and had 5 brothers and sisters (all pre-deceased). During the war mom was a legal secretary in Vancouver and after the war she met Al on a blind date and they married in 1946. They moved to Courtenay after marrying, where Dad became manager of Fletcher’s Furniture and in their spare time enjoyed camping & boating with family and friends until Dad’s passing in 1975. Mom enjoyed her 10 years working for the Free Press as a proof reader and then did some travelling to the East Coast, Alaskan cruises & mystery bus tours with the Evergreens.

She was part of a ladies ‘Sewing Club’ aka ‘Poker Club’ for many years which developed into great lifelong friendships. Mom’s last years were in the Cumberland Lodge where she received excellent care by a wonderful & caring staff – your dedication is truly appreciated.

Survived by her children Jim (Sandy), Patty (Richard), Heather (Jim), 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. No service by request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice.


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