GRAHAM, Barbara Frances October 15th, 1924 - November 9th, 2012 Barbara Frances Graham (nee Herchmer) passed away peacefully Friday morning, November 9th at the age of 88. She is survived by her sons Ian (Ann) and David (Sue), grandsons Cory and Matt, and sister Susan (Jack), and was pre-deceased by her husband Eric Stanley Graham. Born in Victoria, Pops - as she was known to family and friends - had a long and fulfilling life, living across Canada and the US, and in England. She returned to Victoria to stay in 1960 with the love of her life, Eric, whom she met in Kingston just before the war. Pops was an avid gardener, lover of birds and wildlife, and lifelong cat owner. She was also well known for her dry wit and her affinity for boxed white wine. Although slowed in her later years by arthritis and other infirmities, Pops retained these interests and qualities and stayed in contact with her close dance and swimming partners, friends from Royal Roads Military College, in addition to family and friends across the country. The family would like to thank Pops' niece Wendy and Pops' close friends in Victoria for their support over the last few months. They would also like to acknowledge the calibre of care and attention provided by the staff at the Patient Care Centre of the Royal Jubilee Hospital, the Kensington Victoria, and Parkwood Court. A celebration of Pop's life will be held Friday, November 16th at 2:30pm at the Recreation Centre of the Wedgewood Estates, 2829 Arbutus Road, Victoria; parking is at the top of the hill, just next to the Centre. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations go to the charity of your choice, particularly those in support of the less fortunate, and nature conservancy.
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2012