Georgina (Ricketts) FALT

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FALT, Georgina (nee Ricketts) February 18, 1926 - July 19, 2013 With sorrowful hearts, we announce the sudden peaceful passing of our beloved Georgina at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, with her loving family by her side. Georgina was predeceased by her daughter Sharon Thomas in 2013 and great-grandson Mikey Young in 2004. She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Albin Falt; brother Edward Ricketts (Myrna); brother-in-law George Falt (Betty); son Bernie Falt; daughter Camille Wright (Rich Rogers), daughter Theresa Bodger (Don); grandchildren Deanna Schmidt (Ron), Gina Young (Shawn), Shauna Thomas (Mike Vipond) and Derek Wright (Diana); and great-grandchildren Andrea La and Danielle Schmidt and Kadeyn and Trinity Vipond. Georgina was born in Sidney, B.C., the second youngest of eight children to Fred & Ethel Ricketts. The family moved to Esquimalt where she attended Lampson Street School and Esquimalt High. She met Albin Falt in 1941 and, due to the Second World War, delayed their marriage until May 10, 1946 at Esquimalt Naval Garrison, St. Paul's Church. Georgina worked at Small's Bakery in Victoria and, during wartime, she was employed at Boeing airplane plants in Victoria and Vancouver. After the war ended, she went to work at Standard Furniture in Victoria. After Georgina and Albin eventually moved to Cowichan Bay, she worked at Wilson Motors in Duncan as a bookkeeper. Georgina then worked at their family-owned tugboat company and was the dispatcher until she retired. She spent many volunteer hours with the Cowichan Bay Fire Department's women's auxiliary and in the gift shop at the Cowichan District Hospital. In later years, Georgina and Albin spent summers at their log cabin on Alexis Lake in the Cariboo and made many trips to Hawaii. She never thought of herself and did not want to be a burden to others. Always an elegant lady, Georgina lived and died peacefully with dignity and grace. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to our family doctor, Dr. Brian Bass. Special love and thanks to the Chemainus Health Care Centre activities directors, companion Pearl Chisholm and especially the nursing staff at Ocean Point for their wonderful care and attention to Georgina. A mass celebrating the life of Georgina will take place Saturday, July 27 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Edward's Church, 2085 Maple Bay Road, Duncan, with Father Alfredo Monacelli officiating. Food and beverages will be served afterwards in the church hall downstairs.

Published in The Times Colonist from July 24 to July 25, 2013