Jennifer Elizabeth Craster (nee Turner)
November 11, 1929 – December 1, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jennifer Craster. Jennifer leaves behind her daughter Carol Walters, son-in-law Darcy, and grandchildren Jenna and Myles along with many friends and relatives. She is predeceased by husband Charlie, daughters Anne and Janie, and siblings John-Martyn and Prue.
Born in Hildenborough, Kent (south east of London), Jennifer immigrated to Canada in 1953 and made her way by train from Halifax to Victoria. Shortly after coming to Canada she met Charlie on the tennis courts and was married just four months later. Together they lived in Vancouver for over 30 years where her tennis playing continued. Over the years many guests were welcomed into their home, or were greeted at their cottage in Point Roberts with the words, “Lovely to see you. I hope you can stay for dinner.”
Charlie and Jennifer surprised us when they purchased property in Qualicum Beach on their way home to Vancouver after meeting their second grandchild for the first time in Courtenay. Their move to the Island allowed for visits and dinners with both grandchildren and family.
A few years after Charlie passed away, Jennifer moved to the Comox Valley. For a short time she lived among wonderful neighbours on Orchard Park Drive, and then moved to Stevenson Place where LeeAnn of Lamm’s Homecare was her angel of care. Most recently Jennifer was at The Senior’s Village where once again she was surrounded by caring individuals.
A service will be held at 1pm Saturday, December 14 at the Comox Pentecostal Church, 1919 Guthrie Road, Comox, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.