Isla Catherine Laing October 8, 1914 to December 30, 2012 A true Canadian pioneer. Born in a sod house in the vicinity of Paynton, Saskatchewan, in 1914. Isla taught school grades 1 to 12 in 1 room schoolhouses in rural Saskatchewan during the dirty thirties. She spent the war supporting her husband, Captain Jack Laing, in a cold water flat in Halifax while he served in the navy. They settled in North Burnaby in 1950 to raise their three boys. She taught school in various locations in North Burnaby and was a great community supporter.
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Isla was predeceased by her husband Captain Jack Laing, her son Stuart and his wife Anna. Survived by sons and wives Bruce and Jacquie, Ross and Diane, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren with two more on the way, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the staff at Fellburn Care Centre for their wonderful care.
Celebration of life at Capilano United Church, 2260 Philip Avenue, North Vancouver at 1:00 P.M. Friday January 4th. Tea to follow.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 2, 2013