Henriette J. MacSween

MacSWEEN, Henriette J. (Babs)

Born in London, England, September 11, 1916, Babs passed away peacefully at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay, with her family close at hand on December 5, 2005. Babs was 89. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother, full of care and compassion for those around her.

Predeceased by her husband, Donald J. Mac Sween, and brother, Harry G. Amodeo, she will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Suzanne Crump (Thomas) of Cloverdale, BC, and son, David MacSween (Robyn) of Comox, BC. She is also survived by grandchildren, Nicholas and Daniel Crump, Tanis MacSween (Tim Bradshaw), Tessa Stewart (Jim), Todd MacSween and three great-granddaughters: Tiana, Kassidy and Calle. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Pearl Amodeo and brother-in-law, Douglas MacSween, along with several nieces and nephews.

Life’s early years were not easy for Babs, but never a complaint was heard. Instead she poured out her love for those around her and was loved back many-fold. After the death of her mother at the age of three, she was raised by loving and devoted grandparents in Amiens, France. She returned to England as a young lady where she finished her schooling and entered the world of work. Her War years were spent in the middle of London collecting tickets on the buses as they made their way through the streets of ruin and rubble from Trafalgar Square to Marble Arch and back again. Shortly after arriving in Victoria in 1946 as a war bride, Babs began a lifelong career with the T. Eaton Company until her retirement in 1981. After retirement she enjoyed traveling, time in her garden and many cherished hours with her grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to relatives and friends for their comfort, prayers and support; and their deepest appreciation to the staff and volunteers of Glacier View Lodge for their daily demonstration of compassion, love and devotion throughout the many years she called the Lodge “Home”.


A private family remembrance will be held at a later date in Victoria. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. Suite 300, 828 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2

“God Bless, Love”

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