DOMAY, Mureen (Reen) Annetta Hall
Our beloved Mom left us on October 18, 2012 to join our Dad Bud and brother Kim. Mom was born August 3, 1923 in a house still standing at Coombes, BC. She was raised on the Island by parents Vern and Ruby (Eldridge) Hall alongside her brother Jim (Red) Hall. Mom had many great stories about growing up in the rural communities of Coombes, and Qualicum. She maintained lifelong relationships with friends and neighbours. She and Dad married Christmas Eve 1941 in St. Anne's Church, the same church where Mom had been christened. Their early years were spent in many of Dad's BC Police and later, RCMP, postings on Vancouver Island. In 1953 they were transferred to Burnaby and bought the house at 210 Agnes Street, New Westminster, across from St. Mary's Hospital. In 1961 they were sent to Surrey (Cloverdale) and lived many years at 5766 - 172 B St. The Cloverdale years live large in our memories, filled with good friends and neighbours and many family celebrations. Many would show up at the door for Mom's famed hand peeled and cut French Fries. Endless kids, dogs, cats, rabbits and robins also found a way into our home. Mom's concern for the welfare of children worldwide enriched our lives with addition of two sisters from Korea and a brother from the Yukon. On Dad's retirement they moved back to their beloved Island and would make homes in Nanaimo, Hornby Island and Qualicum. After Dad's passing in 2000 Mom returned to the mainland and lived in White Rock until her passing. Mom's final days were spent with her kids, grandchildren, great- grandson, family and friends keeping a vigil at her bedside. Mom was predeceased by Dad in 2000, our brother Kim 2003, her brother Michael and grandchildren Mark and Staci. Survived by brother Red, sisters Pat and Maureen, children: April (Don), Tera Lee (Barry), Torin (Nancy), Sari (Mike), Marina (Mike), Lance (Leilani), Lisa (Bill), Kacia (Jeff), Megan (Gary), Daine (Janet), Mi Sook (Kevin), Kirsti (John) and Hee Son (Mike); grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great- great-grandson, and her treasured nieces and nephews. In Mom's own words: "She was the wife of Bud and the mother of fourteen," the touchstone in all our lives. The family is grateful for the exceptional care and devotion of the staff at Hogg Pavilion, Peace Arch Hospital. Celebration of Life to be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Hazelmere Golf Course, 18150 - 8th Ave, Surrey, BC, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please RSVP at www.facebook.com/events/459097137461686/ Flowers gratefully declined in lieu of donation to any children's charity.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from October 27 to October 28, 2012