Virginia Downey passed away on March 3, 2005 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 73 years. She was born November 27, 1931 in Amherst, Nova Scotia.
Virginia is survived by her husband Cliff, daughters Janet (John) Carroll and Melinda (Bob) Orkish; granddaughter Candace (Patrick) Murphy; grandsons Bobby, Jason and Skylar; great-granddaughter Gracie-Lynn and her sister Coral Leach of Barrie, ON.
She was predeceased by her parents Lena and Benjamin Cormier; brothers, Gerald, Edgar, William, Joseph and Justin; sisters, Muriel, Margaret and Mildred.
Virginia was a former member of the Chilliwack Kinette Club, Williams Lake Hospital Auxillary, and was a member of the Meadowlands Golf Club for many years. She was an avid curler and golfer. In her younger years she was involved in the Girl Guide Movement. Virginia had a great love for fishing and the outdoors. She was a devoted wife and an encouraging and loving mother and grandmother. She will always be remembered for her kind and gentle nature.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 1:30 pm at the Canadian Forces Area Support Chilliwack, 5535 Korea Rd. Chilliwack, BC Father Fred Tassinari officiating.
If family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke society, The Canadian Arthritis Society or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Virginia’s name.