Feb. 15, 1922 -July 17, 2015
Mother passed on peacefully at the Comox Valley Seniors Center where she was quick to point out, “there are an awful lot of old people here do you think I will fit in”. She was·an Island girl for sure, born in Duncan and spent her entire life living and working in the logging industry as cook, timekeeper, first aid, and whatever else was needed. She was predeceased in 2009 by husband Harry, a great marriage of 70 yrs, daughters Harlene (Lloyd Hooper) 1999 and Sadie in 1941, Sister Betty (Lou Buchanan). Survived by son Floyd (Sarah) and 8 grandchildren Douglas & A-J Trotter, Deborah (James Donohue), Laura, Sarah, John (Diane) Hooper, Brenda (Joseph Schaefli) and Linda Thompson. 9 great grandchildren Craig, Cory, Jackson, Nicholas, Chase, Carter, Ty, Ethan, Gavin, and nephew Greg (Sheila) Buchanan and many more nephews and nieces in Washington State. Mother outlived most of her friends but did have some very special support of dear friends Doris and Harry Squire, and Anne and Larry Neil to ease her passing. Family and friends enjoyed many a day over the 20 years at the folks fish camp in Telegraph Cove and the support they received from Gord, Leo and the Kennedy’s.
“Fish on, Harry get the net!”
The family wishes to extend our gratitude to the care-givers at Berwick, The Views and these last 3 years at CVSC especially Vanessa, Dawn, Molly, AI, Kasey, Trudy, Lorna, George and the other super staff who provide care that is exemplary. Also thanks to Dr. Musgrave and Dr. Gee for their many years of keeping this pioneer above the ground and in our hearts. No service by request.