Pearl (Hossack) AMODEO

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  • "Pearl, you were such a pleasure to know and care for. I..."
    - Georgia Just
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AMODEO, Pearl (nee Hossack) January 15, 1924 - September 12, 2012 Following a gallant struggle with both Alzheimer's and cancer our dear mum and friend passed away peacefully in the early hours of September 12th. Pearl was born and grew up in London's East End. Evacuated during the blitz she came back to London and did a stint as a "clippie" on the buses, volunteered on fire-watch during bombing raids and was secretary to the manager of a war-time radio factory for the Ministry of Supply. In 1946 she married the love of her life, Harry Amodeo, and in 1948 they immigrated to Canada. From 1959 to 1969 she was cashier for the B.C. Govt. Tax Dept. leaving there to work the next 6 years with her son Kenneth in starting up The Royal Nursery. In retirement Pearl enjoyed traveling abroad and saw many places she had dreamed about as a young girl. Just last year Pearl was finally and happily reunited with her "little brother" Roy, the two having been separated as children during the war. Predeceased by her husband in 1987, Pearl is survived by her son Kenneth (Lana) of Victoria, brother Roy (Margaret) Anderson in England as well as a nephew (David MacSween); niece (Sue Crump) of Canada and 3 nieces (Angela, Sue and Chris) in the UK; and their extended families. Although Alzheimer's robbed her of much of her memory in her last few years, Pearl's quick wit and easy going manner saw her through to the end. Many thanks to the nurses and volunteers at Saanich Peninsula Hospital Palliative Care Unit, especially Georgia. Private cremation. In memory of Pearl, donations may be made to the Saanich Peninsula Foundation - Palliative Care Unit, or charity of choice.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Sept. 15, 2012
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