Laura Alexandria McPHERSON


Aug. 7, 1912-May 21, 2010

Passed away peacefully at Mount St. Mary Hospital. Laura was born in Grand Forks, BC to William and Caroline Glanville and raised on their dairy farm.

She graduated from Kelowna School of nursing in 1933. She specialized in T.B. nursing in Kamloops, Victoria, Vancouver and Sardis.

Laura’s favourite places were her home at Lindell Beach at Cultus Lake, BC and the ranch in the Columbia Valley. She touched everyone she knew with a kind and gracious manner. The tea pot was always ready, along with an abundance of food for family and friends. Laura loved all her grandchildren very much.

She moved to Victoria in 1995 residing at Berwick House for 9½ years and moved to Mount St. Mary Hospital for the last 5½ years.

Laura was predeceased by her husband Douglas, brothers Ranulph and Jim and sister Jean Smyth and is survived by younger brother Bill (Anne), sister-in-law Alice, daughter Sherron Ockenden (David), grandchildren Laura and Bruce, son Glenn (Merilyn), grandchildren Brad, Joanne and Brian, great-grandchildren, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.

A family burial service will be held in Chilliwack and a private memorial service in the Pemberton chapel at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

The family would like to thank all the staff of Mount St. Mary Hospital for their exceptional care. You were all very special and we appreciate everything you did to make her comfortable.

Those wishing to donate in Laura’s memory may do so to the Mount St. Mary Foundation, 861 Fairfield Rd., Victoria, BC V8V 5A9 or the BC Cancer Foundation, 2410 Lee Ave., Victoria, BC V8R 6V5.

Dear Mom,

You have always had a special place in my heart and it will remain there forever. You taught me so much about life especially to always be honest and put others before myself. Thank you Mom for all the love you gave to me and my family. I will miss you so much, but I know you are finally resting peacefully.

Your Loving daughter,


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