HENDERSON- Prudence Oenone (Trudi) Our mother, Trudi as friends knew her, passed away suddenly but peacefully in Langley BC, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Born June 28, 1925, & raised in Inverness Scotland, Trudi like many served in WWII. She served with the Women's Royal Naval Service/WRNS (Royal Navy base, Aberdeen Scotland), a service she was very proud of. Following the war she then immigrated to Toronto ON Canada with her husband Bob, in October 1948. After numerous family moves throughout Canada, North Vancouver, BC became her home in 1974. Trudi worked for some time at Mt. Seymour Golf Club then Capilano College before working for a number of years at Lions Gate Hospital as cashier in Patient Accounts. Upon her retirement from the LGH, she began volunteering her time & energy with North Shore political associations where she spent many hours of enjoyment with people who shared her passion for politics. This is where she met a very dear lady, her friend, Barbara Smith of North Vancouver, BC. Predeceased by her husband, hero & love of her life, Robert Buchanan Henderson (October 1981), her brother, Evander Francis Llewellyn MacLeod/aka Max (June 1995), sister in-law Ella Crystall MacLeod (July 1997) and her youngest son, Bruce Lachlan Henderson (October 2007). Trudi is survived by her daughter Shelley Henderson (David Mills) Whitehorse Yukon, her son Scott (Edrie) and two loving grandchildren Beth Henderson (Vancouver) & Christopher Henderson (Pemberton, BC). At this time her family want to sincerely Thank the medical teams, care aids, LPNs, nurses, staff and Dr. Peter Methven of Langley Memorial Hospital, Marwood Centre, for the professional, skilled and dedicated care they gave our mother throughout the last seven years of her life. As per Trudi's request there will not be a service.Thank you to First Memorial Funeral Services in North Vancouver, BC for the final arrangements for our mother, Trudi. Gone, but never forgotten.
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Published in The North Shore News from June 6 to June 7, 2014