Daisy (Evans) RYCKMAN (nee Dent)

Daisy was born on March 30, 1910 in Bradford on Avon, England and passed away at Chilliwack General Hospital on July 23, 2003. She came to Canada with her family at the age of three to live in Saskatoon. They moved to Chilliwack in 1916 where she met and later married William John Evans (Bill) who predeceased her in 1963. Daisy spent many happy years gardening, sewing, crocheting and making a loving, happy home for her family. She loved her many friends and was known for her fancy teas and lovely flower arrangements.

Daisy remarried in 1969 to Willard Ryckman and the resided on Williams Street in Chilliwack. Willard passed away in 1994.

To her sadness, she was unable to carry on her many hobbies when her health deteriorated but dearly enjoyed the company of her friends and family. She had a unique quality of making others happy and a quick wit to the end. Daisy is survived by her daughters: Melody (Richard) Leahy of French Creek, Sherrie (Allan Giroux) Trott of Chilliwack, and stepson Ronald (Rose) Ryckman; grandchildren: Bill (Sharon) Trott, John (Shari) Leahy, Steven Leahy, Debbie (Bruce) Newby, and Lindsay Ryckman and Murray Ryckman; great-grandchildren James and Gabriel Leahy (twins), Katherine and Graham Newby, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Alice Maude and Albert Dent; brothers: Albert, Leonard, and Ernest; and sisters: Violet Rose, Ida, and Iris, well as her husbands William John Evans and Willard Clive Ryckman. Many thanks to Mom’s special Home Support Workers these last two years, the Lions Roy Campbell Lodge, the many hospital staff who tried to keep her comfortable during her last days, and to Dr. Drew Young, her friend and physician. There will be no funeral services at her request. A Celebration of Life will be held in honour of Daisy to be announced at a later date. Cremation arrangements in care of Henderson’s Funeral Home.

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