Fiona Catherine Odgren
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ODGREN, Fiona Catherine February 23, 1943 - March 11, 2019 Fiona passed on peacefully Monday, March 11th, 2019, at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. She is survived by her brother Andrew, her brother-in-law Khosrow, his wife Judy, niece Rebecca and nephew Reza. She was predeceased by her loving husband George and her twin sister Rosalind. Fiona was president of the Victoria Theosophical Centre and an active member of the Sathya Sai Baba Group in Victoria, as well as the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. She immigrated to Canada from England in 1966 and served schools in Nanaimo and Vancouver as a teacher. She continued throughout her life sharing her knowledge and was a beacon of light to all she came into contact with, especially her numerous close friends. A celebration of her life will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1319 Mills Road, North Saanich, on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow at the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Hospice.



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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Mar. 13 to Mar. 15, 2019.
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October 18, 2019
I first met Fiona through a Sathya Sai Baba Satsang near Ottawa and was instantly struck by her warmth, her beauty, and poise. Over the following years we became close friends, a friendship which survived occasional heated arguments amidst the predominant sweetness, joviality, and inspiring intimacy. Fiona was a veritable encyclopedia of Theosophy and related subjects. What a rare treasure, our spunky pilgrim, steadfast in her devotion to family, friends, Theosophy and the Eternal Truth. I dearly miss her as she often comes to mind.
She's undoubtedly basking in higher dimensions and beaming blessings and assistance on us all, especially her beloved Victoria T.S. group..
Akasha Wood
June 30, 2019
Fiona was a dear friend and philosophical colleague. A woman of deep compassion and vitality. We loved her very much.
Paul Weinzweig
May 15, 2019
I was a pleasure talking to you and my heart is broken. May you rest in peace
Matthew Lenzini
March 24, 2019
Fiona was a special light in the world. I met her at Sri Sathya Sai Baba ashram in India in the 1980s and we kept in touch since then.

On March 9, 2019 a special worship was made for her at Adi Annamalai Temple, Arunachala. The puja was dedicated to Lord Siva and his consort Goddess Ambal and also to the Navagrahas ... to bless Fiona and help her transition and make a good rebirth as a devotee of the Divine.

During the puja the 108 celebratory names of Lord Shiva and the Aditya Hridayam (hymn to the Sun) were chanted.

Blessings of light and grace from Arunachala, India and Meenakshi...a friend who loves you.
Meenakshi Ammal
March 18, 2019
It was in the early 1980s, that I first met Fiona, after she had just moved to Victoria BC.
I was immediately struck with the combination of so much cheerfulness, grace and seriousness in a single personality,
That combination even included a touch of "divine tipsiness".
These traits were ever-present constants, despite life passages through times of great turbulence and suffering.
Fiona was also a seeker after hidden things.
Now she is in a place where she may find the things that she had been seeking and thereby prepare for her next adventure.
Till we meet again, Fiona !
Paul Thomas
March 16, 2019
May Fiona's love, strength and spirituality continue to guide her family members who were so dear to her.
I will keep you in my prayers.
Louise Tardif
March 14, 2019
Words fall short in expressing my sorrow at the loss of Fiona. For over 20 years I have been blessed with her friendship. Fiona was a bright and shining light in my life. She will be deeply missed.
Lorraine Christensen
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