Yetta Lees Strasdine January 26, 1931 - January 16, 2013 Yetta Lees Strasdine nee Olesen died on Gabriola Island surrounded by family. She faced death with curiosity and openness, like everything else in her life. Predeceased by her first husband John Lees, and survived by husband George Strasdine, children Erik Lees (Kathi), Barbara Lees (Svend), Kath Murray (Ted), Michael Lees (Maree), sister-in-law Frances Montgomery and 26 grand/great grandchildren. Yetta was a teacher (Capilano and Seneca Colleges), business woman, and a fibre artist. From West Vancouver where she raised her family, to Victoria where she founded Circle Craft Cooperative, later to Canada's north, Kyrgyzstan, and finally to her home on Gabriola Island she loved community and wove many circles of friends and colleagues. Yetta would be delighted in lieu of flowers for contributions to be sent to the Gabriola Commons.. A Memorial will be held on Saturday, January 26 at the Vancouver Unitarian Church, Oak & 49th, at 1 PM.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, 2013