Greta Westergaard passed away peacefully on October 24, 2014 in Comox, B.C. Greta is predeceased by brother Freddy and is survived by her husband Bob; sons Elliot (Julle) of Abbotsford, Nicholas (Frances) of Burnaby, Derek (Lisa) of Burnaby; grandchildren Owen, Max and Abigail; brothers Henry (Gerry) of Campbell River, Nic (Cathy) of Sooke, sister Gustina of Calgary; nephews Rick, Ginny, Charlie and Mike.
Greta was an active member and the steers woman of the Spirit Warriors Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Team. She worked as a medical lab technologist for 30 years, interspersed with breaks for raising family.
In Greta’s leisure time she enjoyed sewing and taught many young people how to sew and make beautiful cards. She was an excellent cook who loved nothing more than to make wonderful meals for her family and friends.
Greta was overflowing with life and love. She was enthusiastic and boisterous and loved to be surrounded with family and friends in spirited gatherings. She touched everyone she knew and was a very caring and compassionate person. She reached out and cared for everyone around her and adopted many young people, dispensing food and wisdom in generous portions.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Greta’s memory made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 300–1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6E-2N7 would be appreciated.
A celebration of Greta’s life will be held at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 2:00pm with a reception to follow in the “Garden Room” of the funeral home.