Williams, Elizabeth “Daisy”
July 6, 1908 – February 10, 2009
Daisy Williams died very peacefully at her home on Tuesday evening, the 10th of February, at the age of 100 years. She had resided in Campbell River for 46 years. She was predeceased by her husband Edwin in 1993, her brother Phillip in 1995 and her grandson Lawrence in 2002.
She is very lovingly remembered and will be greatly missed by her daughter Margaret Malbon, grandson Randy Malbon and his wife Lindsay, her nephews and nieces, and many cherished friends.
Daisy was born in Victoria, B.C. to John and Rose Blackwell, and grew up in Victoria and Montreal, where she attended business school to become a secretary. She worked for the Northern Electric Company and then, as personal secretary for the Managing Director of the Canadian Electrical Association. In 1944, she returned to the West Coast to escape the hot, humid summers and severe winters of Montreal. She worked for the Vancouver Board of Trade and for professors at the University of BC.
Ed and Daisy were married on July 12, 1947 in Vancouver. They made their home in Kelowna where Ed worked for the ferries at Okanagan Lake. On their acre of land, they planted 52 pear trees and created an orchard. Their daughter Margaret was born in 1951. Later, they lived in Ladner, Britannia Beach and White Rock, and then moved to Campbell River in 1962 when Ed was transferred to the Quadra Queen ferry.
Daisy’s many interests included gardening, travelling, reading, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, as well as knitting slippers for family and friends. In her later years, she became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and greatly enjoyed her loving association with the local congregation.
The family expresses grateful thanks to Dr. Michael Meckin, Dr. Ingrid Pincott, and the Campbell River Home Support caregivers for their wonderful care of Daisy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1935 Evergreen Road; Mr. Tom Slattery officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, or the Campbell River Hospital Foundation would be very much appreciated.