BREDIN, Nora Lynne
March 24, 1940 – September 19, 2011
Leave no one behind was Lynne’s motto. She was quick to note the artistic strengths in all of us, even if we didn’t know yet. You will find Lynne’s water colour paintings throughout the Comox Valley and beyond; you might even find a greeting card or two. Her laugh was infectious and her dinner gatherings were just as entertaining underneath the apple tree; you were always sure to find a cobbler with heavy cream for dessert. Lynne had packed up to Victoria four years ago to focus on her health, where she enjoyed the company and tender care of some very special friends at Wascana House (Colleen Holmes, Slawek Jurgiel, Margaret Badger, Bobbi Webb, Paul Cownden and Chris Barrington-Baum).
Creston BC is where Lynne started out, then the family moved to North Vancouver to setup the homestead. She went on to UBC to take a Home Economics degree and then to pursue a career in teaching, however the Arts were her true passion. She left education and after a brief stint in
Toronto, she settled in the Comox Valley where she developed her talent at water colour, worked at the museum and took an occasional Literature class at the local college. She also contributed to the establishment of the Clubhouse and became over the years, a big advocate of the mentally ill.
Lynne had an eclectic and Christ filled life, she will be missed by her elder brother Douglas (Hanna), Sister in law Vi, son Ben (Michael), Daughter Tess, nieces Shelly, Angel (Stephano), Desiree (Alan), Jessica, Danielle, nephews
Justin (Carol), Conrad (Melaine), Brad (Wendy), Rande (Angela) and children.
She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Pearl, Bob Stoddart (step father), her brothers Hugh Jackson Bredin and Kurney F Bradsen.
If Friends so wish, donations can be made to the Eureka Clubhouse or St Georges United Church of Courtenay, BC.