ESTES, Darry (née Horner)
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister and friend. Following a battle with cancer, Darry passed away peacefully at home on November 30, 2012. She is survived by her dear husband Sandy, her cherished children Max Oudendag and Madeline Knight (Ben), her brothers and sisters, Keith (Jane), Heather (Guy), Roger and Shannon (Barton) and her large extended family. Darry was born in Vancouver and spent most of her adult life in the Comox Valley. She was a teacher, "Mrs. O," counsellor and supporter of children with special learning needs and their families. It was work she was called to and loved very much. She was also a long-time community volunteer for a number of groups including the Transition House and the Merville Grandmothers. Darry had a great love of family and friends. She created beauty around her - in the warmth of her relationships, in her garden or a meal shared. But above all she had a generosity of spirit that was her greatest gift to all who knew her. A celebration of her life will be held at N.I.D.E.S., (old Tsolumn Elementary School) to which all are welcome, Saturday, December 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Comox Valley Transition Society and the Merville Grandmothers.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2012