Clara “Clare” Margaret Peters, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2014 at the Campbell River Hospital at the age of 88.
Clare was born in Killam, Alberta on June 21, 1925, growing up on the family farm until she joined the Air Force in 1943 until her release in 1945 in Winnipeg where she met and married Al, also a member of the Air Force, on August 31, 1946. Clare and Al continued to live in Winnipeg for several years where Clare worked for National Defense, War Assets Division until their first child was born. While raising a family, Clare would move many more times to wherever Al was transferred in the military.
At age 43, Clare fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse, beginning her nursing career at Ottawa Civic Hospital. She continued her nursing career at Victoria General Hospital until her retirement. Once retired, Clare and Al would make one final move to Campbell River in 1990. Clare volunteered for the Red Cross and the SPCA while in Campbell River, was a long-time member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church and was active in the ACW.
Clare is survived by her husband Al, 2 daughters, Linda Pintar (Ed), Nancy Rosse (Ed) and 3 grandchildren, Jarrod Pintar, Craig Kerr (Kyrstin) and Cheryl Kerr (Daryn) as well as 2 great-grandchildren, Braydon and Taylor, and predeceased by her brother Allister Huddleston and brother-in-law Bill Bock, and survived by sisters Sheelah Bock, Carol Woodhouse (Bruce) and Jackie Makarowski (Joe) and many nieces and nephews throughout BC and Alberta.
Many thanks to the staff at the Campbell River Hospital, and a special thank you to Dr. Robert Ramsey for all their care. A special note of thanks to the many wonderful neighbours for all their tremendous support.
Private service to be held at a later date. In-Memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.