June Doreen GREEN

June Doreen GREEN

Our much loved wife, mother and grandmother passed away January 17, 2012, at the age of 83, at Chilliwack Hospital.

She will be greatly missed by her husband John W. Green, five children Marian Ennis (John Niles), Margaret Bennett (Ken), James Green, Kathryn Wiens (Ray), and Raymond Green (Louise), thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as many other friends and relatives. Predeceased by her brother Willard Howard, sisters Olive Kirk and Sharon DeVries, and grandson Fraser Ennis.

June was born in Winnipeg in 1928, and grew up on a farm near Gainsborough, Saskatchewan. After returning to Winnipeg in her teens, she married John in 1948. They lived in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria, before moving to the Agassiz-Harrison area where they published the local newspaper for many years.

They lived in Victoria from 1978-1983, then returned to Harrison. June served on the local school board, led a Brownie pack, and was active in various political campaigns. She was a very creative person who loved art, music, sewing, making quilts and crafts, writing and publishing poetry. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, swimming, hiking, volunteering in the community, and spending time with her grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the ­Agricultural Hall, 6800 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, BC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society (www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org/donate.html), the Fraser Heritage Society (215 Kilby Road, Box #55, Harrison Mills, BC V0M 1L0), or Plan Canada (plancanada.ca

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