October 7, 1924 to November 25, 2015
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Rachel. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Rachel was born in Saratov, Russia. When Rachel was only 8 months old the family immigrated to Luseland, Saskatchewan, Canada where they farmed until Rachel was 14, they then moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Rachel worked at a flower shop and was at a party when her eyes landed on Dennis Revel Machin, the man who was to become her lifetime mate.
Shortly after their wedding Rachel and Dennis moved to the family home in the Comox Valley. Soon setting up their homestead where they would raise their 5 boys. Rachel stayed busy gardening, spinning, knitting, darning and all the other wonderful things that comes with raising so many young men. Her boys/men were her life, she was a woman of substance, her life meant something, to have lived through 9 decades and whether win or lose, she came out on the other end stronger. All the while quietly ensuring those around her were doing what they needed to be doing.
Rachel is pre-deceased by her Grandson Ben and her sisters Ollie (Vancouver), Kay (Vancouver) and Rose (Portland). She is lovingly remembered by her husband Dennis; her sons Richard (Rebekka), Rod (Debbie), Bob (Jeanne), Ray (Denise) and Bill (Sue); her grandchildren Michelle (Richard), Tara (Ryan), Dan (Ashley), Fred (Nycole) and Kathryn; her Great-Grandchildren Andrew, Sophia and Mathew; her sister Marie (Portland) and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.