Winifred Mary Rae (Win) FLACK

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FLACK, Winifred (Win) Mary Rae Flack Passed away peacefully at the Oak Bay Lodge on December 27, 2012. She was born in Dundee, Scotland on September 10, 1916. Win met her husband, Wilfrid Flack, in Dundee during the war, and the couple married and had two children in Scotland. As the first Scottish war bride, Win moved to Victoria with her children to join her husband in 1946, after making the long journey across the Atlantic. The family eventually settled in View Royal amidst many good neighbours. She brought with her a memory of Scottish poems, songs and family history and kept a thread between Scotland and Canada. She also brought with her a love of hockey after first being introduced to the Dundee Tigers. In fact, she followed hockey throughout her life, as well as tennis, golf, and skating and knew the players for interesting conversations with family and friends. Win was an avid gardener. She also enjoyed being active by bowling and golfing, and kept current on world issues. She loved Butchart Gardens, going for fish and chips, and drives around the waterfront. Win had a passion for life, boundless energy and thoroughly enjoyed the people around her. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be missed by all who knew her. Win was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, and her four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her daughter Carol Lee and son Gordon (Caren) Flack, and her four grandchildren: Gordon (Carrolyn) Taylor Lee, Kristine (Maxime) Taylor Lee, Darryl (Linda) Flack, and David Flack. She is also survived by her great grandchildren whom she loved so much: Sara, Ryan, Hayden, Nicolas, Tristan and Emma. Finally, she is survived by close friends, including Linda Gaudin. Thank you to the supportive staff at the Oak Bay Lodge, and the Victoria General Hospital. Because of her love of children, a donation will be made to World Vision in her memory.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Jan. 5, 2013