McINTYRE, Alice Doreen July 25, 1925 - November 16, 2012 Born July 25, 1925 in Ontario to Irene Emma and George Williams, she lost her father as a very young girl and was raised by her mother and grandparents through the Great Depression and WWII. She graduated from high school while working at Continental Can to help support herself and her mother, while also studying classical piano and voice, becoming a talented pianist and soprano. She met her future husband Donald at age 18 during the War when he was serving with the RCAF. They married and had two daughters and built their first house on the shores of Lake Ontario. Moving cross-country to the Cowichan Valley in 1959, she settled her family and helped Donald run the Texico gas station, later going on to work for the Cowichan Leader, The United Way, and then for the Provincial Government as a Clerk of the Provincial, County and Supreme courts. She was also a Justice of the Peace. She was a master of many needle arts as well as a talented gardener and welcomed and enjoyed the company of family, friends and neighbours surrounding her long time home "Lochbrae" in Cherry Point. She is predeceased by her mother Irene Cramb, her husband of more than 60 years Donald Walker McIntyre, and is survived by and will forever be loved and remembered by daughters Melanie Nicholson (Jack), Clinton, B.C., Wendy Kroon (Peter), Campbell River, B.C., grandsons Ryan Nicholson (Brenda) of Pitt Meadows, B.C., Matthew Nicholson, Vancouver, B.C., Adam Kroon, Victoria, B.C., great-granddaughter Paige Grace Nicholson, niece Judith Armstrong and family, Ron Armstrong and family, and Ian McLean. Family wish to thank Dr. Wong and Pastor Norm, and so many of the caring staff of Sunridge Place, Duncan, B.C. Please forgive us if your names are not noted here…. you are in our hearts. Stella, Nicole, Alysha, Christian, Sandrine, Judy, Brandy and Kim, you are angels on this earth. For your gifts of love and compassion, and your intuitive, skilled and gentle care of our Mom in her final years, days and hours we are humbled and so thankful. Cremation with interment at Hatley Memorial Gardens, Victoria, B.C. No service by request.
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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25, 2012