Kirsten Hollier

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HOLLIER, Kirsten passed away in Campbell River, BC on Friday December 20, 2013 at the age of 81 1/2 years. Predeceased by her first husband, Cliff Hollier, and her second husband, Alex Riesterer. Kirsten is survived by her children Jeff (Cindy and son Christopher), Michael, Anne-Lise (Ian), and by her special four-legged friend, Molly. Kirsten was an Aries who had no lack of energy or enthusiasm. Her working life took her from Richmond General Hospital, where she was a ward clerk, to driving RV's between BC and the southern States, with many forays in between. She was a wonderful cook, her specialty being all things Danish, most notably the all-day-and-into-the-night Danish Smorgasborg. Born in Copenhagen, Kirsten raised her and Cliff's family in Richmond, where she was widowed. From Richmond, Kirsten moved to Cortes Island, BC with her second husband, Lex. Her great passion for gardening and astrology and for making friends was given full sway here, and she continued all three of these interests after leaving Cortes for Parksville, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Willow Point, Campbell River, and then home again to Cortes, where her daughter Anne-Lise and son Michael live. A small gathering in her honour was held on Cortes Island, Tuesday December 31. In lieu of flowers, light a candle in Kirsten's memory and, if you like, a donation to your local SPCA in Kirsten's name might be considered. The following words, from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, express, for us, Kirsten's belief about life: "When we are at last freed from the body that has defined and dominated our understanding of ourselves for so long….mind stands naked, revealed startlingly for what it has always been: the architect of our reality."

Published in Campbell River Courier Islander from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2014
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