Mildred Marion Monks


(nee Lockner)

November 16 1911- April 25 2007

Mildred passed away  at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox after a short illness following a heart attack on April 1. During her stay in hospital she was lovingly cared for by family and friends. Her daughter-in-law Joan spent many hours giving her love and support. She passed away peacefully with dignity and grace while holding the hand of Kathy her granddaughter. The family very much appreciated the love and support she received from all her friends with special thanks to her good friend, Mary for her loving care.

She always talked so fondly about her friends at the bowling alley and the Arbutus Hotel staff. She enjoyed having lunch with the Arbutus staff where she worked for many years.

She was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed.

Mildred was born in Cumberland on November 16, 1911 to Mary and John Lockner. She grew up in Cumberland and in 1932 she ventured to Vancouver where she met the love of her life. Ira “Buster” Monk, and they were married on June 14, 1932. They were blessed with three sons, Eric, Howard and Allan “Pete”.

 They resided in Vancouver until December 1946, when they moved to Muir Creek, west of Sooke and spent a wonderful life raising their family in a rural community. They moved from Sooke and relocated to Courtenay in 1958. Buster passed away July 26, 1962 and Mildred carried on for 45 years without her one true love. She spent the next ten years in the Queen Charlotte Islands where she made wonderful friends before moving back to the Comox Valley in 1980.

Mildred was predeceased by her parents Mary and John  Lockner, her husband Buster  Monk and her greatgrandson Daniel. Survived by sons Eric (Mary) in Duncan, Howard (Joan) in Zeballos, Pete (Diane) in Port McNeill. Ten grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild.

Mildred enjoyed bowling and was an active bowler up until her illness. She enjoyed visiting with her sons and their families and shared wonderful times camping at the beach and the lake with the grandchildren.

The family would like to say a special “THANK YOU”  to the nurses on the third floor and to Pastor  Gordon at St. Joseph’s Hospital , and also to Victoria at Piercy’s Funeral Home for their wonderful help and compassion.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Rotary Room, Filberg Centre, on Saturday, May 12, 2007, from 2 pm – 4 pm, 411 Anderton  Avenue, Courtenay. Please come and share memories with family and friends. In lieu of flowers please honor Mildred with a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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