PICKETTI, Colleen Lenora (Hill, nee Brown) February 4, 1942 – October 22, 2013 . Our dear precious "Coke" left us early in the morning on October 22 with family by her side. She was one of God's special angels who touched the lives of all who knew her. Loved and cherished by her husband Roy, children Robyn (Carol), Brooks (Skye), Trini (Ken) stepdaughter Sheryl (John), and the joy of her life, her grandchildren, Travis, Emma, Jack and Cohen. Colleen is predeceased by her first husband Norm Hill in 1986, brother Sam and her parents Stan and Margaret Brown. Left behind to rejoice in many special memories are brothers Vince, Steve (Janice), sister Cheri Owens, sisters in laws, Ann Milburn (John), Jackie Haas (Don), Judy Hamm (Ron) and her very special Auntie, Vi Walker McLean. She will also be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, whose lives she touched so deeply. Coke worked as a library aid in the school system until her retirement in 1997. Her retirement years opened many new doors and an opportunity to travel extensively with Roy. She was very active in the community and a dedicated member of the Cumberland Community Church. She touched many lives as a volunteer with Thrifty Foods (Sendial) and Too Good To Be Threw (Comox Valley Transition Society). The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all who have provided gifts of food, flowers, cards and phone calls over the past months while Coke was at home. We are also grateful and give thanks for the care and compassion of Drs. Wiens and Winter, the Comox Valley Home Support workers and nurses who attended Colleen so lovingly. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. George's United Church on Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m., with Pastor Ted Edelman officiating. The family requests no flowers. Anyone wishing to make a donation to honour Colleen's memory, please do so to the Cumberland Community Church, P.O. Box 438 Cumberland, B.C. V0R 1S0. God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be So He put his arms around you and whispered "Come to Me" You didn't deserve what you went through So He took you home to rest Oh, God's garden must be beautiful, For He has taken the best.
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Published in Comox Valley Echo from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2013