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September 7, 1935 - January 3, 2013
Passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Thursday, January 3, 2013, while visiting with family in Ottawa, at age 77. Vida will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Jeff; Richard (partner Roz); and Wendy (partner Alex). Her grandchildren: David; Janelle; Olivia; and Cassandra, mourn the loss of their doting grandmother. Survived by her siblings Everton and Beulah Bowen and extended family. Born in Barbados, Vida earned her degree in nursing and practiced until moving to Canada in 1959 where she continued her studies at the University of Guelph prior to working at the Ottawa General Hospital. Visitation will be held at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa, on Tuesday, January 8th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Pinecrest Chapel on Wednesday, January 9th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to either The Arthritis Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation are welcome.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 5, 2013