Prudence Dorothy (Prue) CHAMBERLAIN

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our dear mother, Prudence Dorothy (Prue) Chamberlain on January 14, 2005 at the age of 85.

She will be forever remembered by her children, Bryan, Mary-Lou, and Karen; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marge, Noreen, and Irma); and many nieces and nephews in Ontario and Wales.

Mom was predeceased by our dad John; son Don; granddaughter Michelle; parents, Maude and Arthur Webster; and four brothers, Bill, Neil, Don, and Os).

Mom was born October 12, 1919 in Horning’s Mills, Ont., one of eight children to Maude and Arthur Webster.

Although mom was disabled for the past 30 years, she was still very independent and active. She was in her element when she was in the kitchen cooking and baking. No one ever left her table hungry and chances were you left with a ‘care package’. She was famous for her butter tarts and apple pie.

Mom loved her weekly bingo and also made many lasting friendships there. We often heard “I only needed one more number.’’ She was thrilled when she won – large or small. Mom was blessed with many good friends and always enjoyed her nightly phone chats with many of them.

Mom was overjoyed when her sisters, Noreen and Irma and niece Sandra visited from Ontario in October to celebrate her 85th birthday. Out came all the old photos and suddenly they were teenagers again. We are so grateful they had that one last visit. We are also thankful to have celebrated one more Christmas with mom, her favourite holiday.

Most of all mom loved her family. Her love and devotion knew no bounds. We were the luckiest kids in the world because she was our mom. We are thankful for each and every day we had together.

We love and miss you, dear. Sleep well, free of pain at last.

A memorial service and tea will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Chilliwack Senior Veterans Society, 9233 Main St., Chilliwack, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, if family and friends so desire, donations in memory of ‘Prue’ to the charity of their choice, and would be appreciated.