November 20, 1926-November 17, 2013
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On Sunday November 17, 2013, Vi passed away 3 days before her 87th birthday at Sunridge Place, Duncan, B.C. with her family at her side.
Vi was born November 20, 1926 in Spalding, Saskatchewan to Walter and Gertrude Paddle. She joined the C.W.A.C. Army at Regina, Sask. and did her basic training at Guelph, Ont., then was posted as a ledger clerk in Montreal. She came back to Regina where she met her future husband Allan, who was serving with the Army Provo Corp. They later returned and married in Duncan where the family had moved to. Vi worked for the Provincial Dept. of Agriculture before her and Al started their family.
Her many hobbies included early years of camping with family and friends, gardening, bottle digging, painting, coin collecting and many fun trip to Reno. But above all these, her greatest pleasures were her grand and great-grand children.
Predeceased by her husband Allan, sisters Dot Foucher, Kit Wright and her brother Jack Brown.
Survived by her three children, Greg (Kelly), Brian (Karen), Jennifer Davies (Bob), 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grand children and one expected shortly.
Special thanks to the caregivers at Sunridge Place who looked after Mom for the last five years.
Celebration of Life will be held Sunday December 1, 2013 at 1:00 at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Rd., Duncan, B.C., 250-701-0001.
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Published in The Times Colonist on Nov. 23, 2013