It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at MSA Hospital in Abbotsford after battling a lengthy illness.
Born in the small rural town of Craven, Saskatchewan she met her life mate Elwood Percy and they followed the propane industry around Saskatchewan before moving to British Columbia in 1964, with sons Darryl & Kim and daughter Debra.
Predeceased by infant son Robin, her parents Orval and Dora Rice and sister Madge, she is survived by husband Elwood, son Darryl (Edie), son Kim (Judy), daughter Debra, grandchildren Robin, Jesse, Jena, Josh, Kristen, Kody and Katlin, great grandchildren Trinity, John and Brea, sisters Carol (Norm), Dorothy (Curl), Gladys, Lillian (Lloyd) and brother Gordon (Elaine) along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the consummate hostess and will be fondly remembered for her and EJ’s Sunday morning breakfasts that were always open to any family and friends who could get out of bed for the 8:00 am serving. Her roast beef dinners brought all the family home on a regular basis. We could always count on her to provide the time and place for friend & family get togethers and to lift our spirits with plentiful food, drink and so many desserts and sweets.
Mom was a proud supporter and always there for her kids and then again for her grandchildren at early morning hockey practices, soccer games, ball games, ringette, lacrosse, karate, dance and countless school functions. She also enjoyed her multitude of gardens as well as her winter getaways down south with EJ and many friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Miller, Dr. Grayling, Andrea, Susan and Anita along with all the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the MSA Hospital for their patience, kindness and understanding throughout Mom’s brief stay. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Bale for his compassion and caring manner.
At Mom’s request there will be a private memorial for family members and friends at the Ramada Inn, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, on Thursday September 20, 2012 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Dr. Stuart Pavilion at the Mission General Hospital.