Julie Kathryn HOULKER

Julie Kathryn HOULKER

Julie passed away peacefully on January 21, 2011 at Cascade Hospice, Chilliwack, surrounded by family and close friends.

Julie was born in Blackburn England on December 21, 1954 and came to Canada with her husband and son in 1988.

Julie loved working with children and her nursing background complemented her work as an Infant Development Consultant in the Chilliwack area.

Despite her 15 year battle with cancer, Julie always had a smile for everyone. Her illness didn’t stop her from travelling the world, exploring BC and enjoying family ski holidays. Julie was one of the founding members of the Spirit Abreast Dragon Boat team and loved to be out on the water.

In Canada, she is survived by her husband Graham of 34 years; son Paul; daughter-in-law Melanie; and granddaughter Abbygail.

She will be greatly missed by extended family and friends. In England she will be sadly missed by her mother, sisters and brother; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say thank you to her family doctor and all the staff and volunteers at the Cascade Hospice for the love and care they gave her.

We will be celebrating Julie’s life at The Best Western Rainbow Country Inn, Chilliwack on Saturday, February 5, 2011, 1:00-4:00pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Julie’s name to the Chilliwack Hospice Society.

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