March 27, 1930 – September 24, 2020
A mother holds her children’s hands for a while . . .
their hearts forever”.
After a life well lived, it is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our loving Mum & Grandma. Mum was born at Loxhore Mill in England the youngest of 12 children. She said even though they didn’t have much, they had the best childhood.
Mum met Dad at a village dance and the rest is history. After their marriage and the birth of their first child, they decided to immigrate to Canada. North Vancouver became their new home and the place they would raise their 4 children.
Family was everything to Mum and Dad. Their years together weren’t long enough and after Dad’s passing in 1991, Mum moved to a beautiful gated community in Chilliwack to begin her next chapter. She spent 26 years calling Hazelwood Grove her home.
Her days were ‘full’ and her wine afternoons with ‘the ladies’ created special friendships. She loved her life and we loved to tease her about ‘squeezing’ us into her busy schedule. Mum loved being with all of us and as the years passed, the visits and holiday gatherings became more special.
Through her health challenges, Mum stayed positive and continued to amaze us all with her strength and determination to ‘get over’ whatever ailed her.
Mum lived on her own until late January. On her 90th Birthday she moved into Cascades Care Home where the loving staff took exceptional care of her.
Our hearts are happy knowing, that after 29 years she and Dad are reunited. Together forever, they will always be loved and sadly missed by their children: Lynn, Rob (Marja), Sharon (Gerry), Gary (Lisa), their grandchildren: Dean (Paddi) & Family, Michele (RobRoy) & Family, Amy, Connor, Craig and Beau, loving sister; Jean & sister-in-law; Val.
Mum’s strength, positive attitude and zest for life will always be a gentle reminder to ‘never give up’. We were so very lucky to have had the love of such a wonderful Mum & Grandma.
Rest well Mum. . .xo