Nairn Elizabeth Callewaert

Born July 11, 1936 Duncan BC

– Passed away August 23, 2013 Cumberland BC

Predeceased by her two babies, (daughter in 1958 and daughter Patricia Ann 1960), her parents Robina and Therin Truesdale, brother Lewis and nephew Malcolm Truesdale.

Survived by her son Mike Callewaert (Pat) Duncan, BC, daughter Jo-Ann Ronda (Jack) Clearwater, BC, daughter Maureen Ritter (Rob) Black Creek, BC, grandchildren; Cecilia Schoenfelder (Ben), Mark Plecas, Mary Ritter, Marcie Callewaert, Eric Callewaert, and great grandson Trace Schoenfelder. Also survived by sisters, Margaret Filion, Doreen Wilkinson (Hank) and Glenys Lister, sister-in-law Pauline Truesdale, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Nairn was a daughter of Pioneers in the Cowichan Valley where she resided for most of her life before relocating to Nanaimo, Gold River and Campbell River. Let us all remember the good times, the hunting/camping trips, the amazing apple and lemon meringue pies, short bread cookies as well as those chocolate cakes! Nairn lived for her family and four legged friends.

A special thank you to the amazing staff at Cumberland Lodge as well at Yucalta Lodge. Private family arrangements. If desired donations can be made to Coastal Missions, PO Box 77 Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K0 or to the Cumberland Lodge, PO Box 400, Cumberland, BC, V0R 1S0 earmarked Palliative Care Room Fund.


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