WAGNER, Ivy Madeleine
Fed. 3, 1917 – Sept. 30, 2012
We are flooded with feelings of sadness, joy, gratitude and love at the passing of our dearest Ivy. As we mourn our loss, we are strengthened in the knowing that a multitude are greeting her at that place of perfect peace.
Left with fond memories are her daughter Linda (Jorgen Bysse), son Smokey (Cheryl), grandchildren Alli, Andrew, Geoff, Raphael, Kelsey, Leona, Kathy, Jacqui, Niki, Jordan, 13 great grandchildren, sister Gladys Strom of Alberta as well as a host of nephews and nieces. Ivy was predeceased by her husband Gordon, son Keith, daughter Shirley, brothers Willy and Ralph Harvey and sister Mae Field.
Ivy was born and raised in the coal mining country of the Crowsnest Pass. She had an immediate love for school as a child and went on to become a teacher. In early 1941, she met her future husband Gordon, a R.C.A.F. Navigator, and married in Sept. of that year. In 1944, she moved to the Comox Valley where she and Gordon raised their four children on a farm on Cumberland Road. In the late 50’s, the family moved to a newly built home in Comox where Ivy resumed her teaching career. Ivy found immense satisfaction and joy as a kindergarten teacher and enjoyed recalling the many wonderful and sometimes humorous experiences she shared with her students.
Involvement with the Comox United Woman’s Auxiliary, reading, crafting, and singing while she played the organ were some of her favourite interests. Above all, her greatest love was spending countless hours with her grandchildren and great grandchildren at her home on Beach Drive in Comox.
In Ivy’s later years, she received loving supportive care at Stevenson Place and from her caregiver Leanne. Over the past 3 years, her life was enriched by the residents and exceptional staff of the Comox Valley Seniors Village. Great love was given and received for which the family is eternally grateful.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay on Friday October 19, 2012 at 2 P.M.