Rachel, aged 90, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday October 11, 2007. Predeceased by her husband Leslie Albert Tooze in August of 1998, she is survived by her loving family; son Robert (Diana) Tooze; daughters Ethel (Peter) Tod, June Cullum (Glen-predeceased) and Carol (Norman) Turko; grandchildren: April (Wyatt) McLeod, Bernadette (Ken) Olson, Robert Steeves, Warren (Debbie) Cullum, Lea (Dwayne) Geiger and Christine (Joshua) Boots; great-grandchildren: Leslie and Colton Whelen, Rachel Olson, Kiera and Aislin Geiger, Jordan and Nash Cullum, Joshua (Jr), Jacob and Jared Boots, as well as her nieces and nephews, Carol (Mike) Musteca, Jackie (Debbie) Anderson, Bill Anderson, Sandy and Joanne Cunningham and Doug Griffin. Rachel was born in Scotland, Immigrated to Canada when she was 13 and grew up in Drumheller. She moved to BC and married Leslie Tooze. She had 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, whom she loved to spend time with. Rachel loved to decorate cakes in her younger years, bowl and grow orchids.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 17th at 11:00 am from Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road. Burial will follow at Qualicum Beach Cemetery. For those wishing, donations in memory to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.