Claire Liliane McDavid

June 27, 1922 – June 24, 2013

Claire Liliane McDavid of Campbell River passed away peacefully on June 24, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Claire was born in Baker Brook, New Brunswick on June 27, 1922. She is survived by her three children; Anne-Marie Vorkampff (Max), Tonia Babin (Gary) and Anthony Abbis (Johanne); her grandchildren, Scott (Shannon), Michael (Lauren), Sara and Taylor and her great-grandchildren; Max, Anne-Marie, Tessa and Maggie as well as many other family and friends.

Claire is preceded in death by her husbands Edmund Abbis and N. Baxter McDavid.

The family of Claire McDavid wishes to thank the kind ladies of Campbell River Home and Community Support and all the nurses who looked after our Mom while in ICU and 3 North. A special thank you to Dr. Brian Carswell who looked after Mom for over 25 years.

Mom was a warm-hearted person who had many interests and even more friends in her life. As a young woman she was one of the few female scout leaders in New Brunswick. She was an accomplished curler and enjoyed travelling to Bonspiels throughout Eastern Canada; collecting friends, memories and stories along the way. For many years as a volunteer, she had positions of responsibility with the Canadian Cancer Society.

Mom loved the ocean and throughout her life she enjoyed vacationing near the seaside most recently in her beloved Tofino.

The constant thread that ran through her life was her love of friends and family. She was gracious, compassionate, quick to smile and to offer a welcoming hug. Very lucky are those who got to know her well.

According to Claire’s wishes, a private family gathering will take place.

Sutton’s Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements. 250-287-4812.

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