April 28, 1910 – May 9, 2008
Mae Field passed away peacefully on May 9, 2008, at the age of 98 years.
Mae was predeceased by brothers Andrew, William and Ralph, husband Rex Field in 1985 and granddaughter Deanne Ekdahl. She is survived by her sisters Ivy Wagner of Comox, Gladys Strom (Walter) of Bow Island, AB, her sons Harvey (Zoe), Doug (Joy) and daughter Rosemary Ekdahl (Jack Bath) all of Courtenay. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, a source of great pride and joy for her, Laura Sehn (Clayton), Gary Field, Kurt Ekdahl (Nichole), Cory Field (Atsuko) and April Field and her great-grandchildren: Travis Sehn, Makayla and Alexa Ekdahl, and Jackson and Maggie Mae Field and many nieces and nephews.
Rex and Mae moved into the Valley in 1936 and purchased the Tsolum store. After running the store for 14 years, they sold it and moved into Courtenay. Mae returned to her profession of school teaching and taught on Denman Island, at Sayward, Dove Creek and Puntledge Park Elementary. She was a dedicated teacher, determined to give each and every one of her students the best education she knew how to give.
Mae loved to travel and really enjoyed music and the arts and she spent a great deal of time studying about her religion and its history. She was a member of St. George’s United Church, the Retired Teachers Association and the Canadian Daughter’s League.
Mae continued to live in the family home until she was 95, when she moved to Casa Loma and subsequently to Eagleview, at St. Joseph’s Extended Care.
The family wishes to thank Dr. McFadden and all of the nurses and caregivers, for the excellent care Mom received over over the past year and at her passing. Special thanks to Ian for the music she loved so much, to Mira, her roommate, for the gift of love and to all the volunteers who made her birthday last week, such a “Special” day.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. George’s United Church on Thursday, May 15 at 2 pm with a reception to follow.
Rest in peace, Mom.
You passed away as you had lived your life,
with grace and dignity.
We love you.