Family members are sad to announce the passing of their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Lorna May Elizabeth Setter of Courtenay on January 18, 2016.
Predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob).Lorna is survived by her son Ian of Victoria, BC and 3 daughters Colleen Harrison (Todd) of Courtenay, BC, Andrea Kursteiner (Kelly) of Campbell River, BC and Carla Petker (Jason) of Squamish, BC., grandchildren Amanda Carter (Bill) of Black Creek, BC and Justin Macaulay of Victoria, BC, great-grandchildren Ava Carter and Jake Carter of Black Creek, BC.
Lorna was a Registered Nurse, beginning her career in Victoria at St. Joseph’s Hospital, then moved to Courtenay and had a long career as a homecare nurse. After retirement she continued her nursing skills helping prepare ‘dressings’ for cancer patients.
Lorna loved spending time with her family (grandchildren and great grandchildren) on her small hobby farm. She loved to travel, such places as Eastern Canada, Africa and Europe. Vienna Austria, where her father was from, was her favourite. She took her 4 children to visit family and went again years later taking her 2 grandchildren.
As many of you know, Lorna loved reading mystery novels and watching British TV mystery crime shows. She was an excellent seamstress and would also knit and crochet.
Lorna was also a member of the BCGREA and Eastern Star – Florence Chp #53 and enjoyed an active social life at the Baptist Church in Courtenay and Christian’s Woman’s Club.
As per her wishes, a memorial service was held on Saturday, January 23rd at Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Peter Rabey, officiating.
Should friends wish, donations in Lorna’s memory made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association, Rheumatoid Arthritis Association, Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre in Victoria would be appreciated.