Virginia passed away peacefully in the early morning of May 16 with her son by her side.
Virginia was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and joined the Air Force in 1959 to being her working career. She moved to Ottawa in 1962 where she met her loving husband John. They married in 1964 and began a life of travel and adventures that continued until John’s passing in 1999. They lived in many places around the world, which allowed Virginia to explore the many exotic foods and sights that she loved so much. There son Shaun was born in 1967 and they returned to Canada permanently in 1970.
In 1974 the family moved to the Comox Valley and began to meet the many friends that brought Ginger so much joy. She began working at North Island College and enjoyed many years of laughters and good times with everyone who worked with her.
One of Virginia’s greatest thrills was spending time with the joy of her life, her grandson John who was born in 1994. She loved to listen to him at his piano and was blessed to have him play to her over the phone in her last few days. She also treasured her many travels with Aunt Jean, who predeceased her.
Ginger was an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Red Hat Society and the NIC Retirees and truly enjoyed her lunches and outings with the many friends she met through these groups. She also treasured her evenings of laughter and good food and wine with her “bridge” girls.
Virginia loved to laugh and you could always count on a daily joke via email from her. When you were with her you always knew you were going to laugh out loud. She was a joy to be with whether it to share the many TV shows she liked, play a game of cards or to share dinner and drinks. She will be strongly missed by those friends and family she leaves behind. These include her son Shaun, grandson John, mother Ollie and her brother Jim, his wife Anne Marie and their children Shane and Amanda. She was predeceased by her father, Charles.
We invite you to a celebration of her life to take place on May 23, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at Piercy’s Funeral Home, 440 England Avenue. We also invite you to join us at her home to continue to share the man y wonderful memories and stories of the joy knowing her brought to everyone. You were blessed if Virginia was part of your life.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the charity of your choice.
“Virginia we hope you enjoy your new adventures
with John and Jean – safe travels”