Emily “May” ASHER

June 27, 1925 – August 22, 2014

It is with great sadness that Bill Asher and Helen Jennett announce the sudden passing of their beloved mother, Emily “May” on August 22, 2014 at the age of 89 after a brief illness.

May is survived by her loving family – son Bill Asher (Yvonne) of Port Alberni, daughter Helen Jennett (Fred) of Campbell River; grandchildren Shayne Jennett (Terri), Leah Jennett, Derron Asher (Carly), Brad Asher (Sabrina), Brian Price, Jan Gunn; “GG’s” great-grandchildren Matthew Jennett, Tanner and Tyler Hogan, Tyson and Gracie Asher, Janelle Asher, Emma Price; brother Gerald and sister Barbara of Ontario, her favorite nephew Tim Burke (Lynne) of Arizona, many other nieces and nephews, extended family and lifelong friends.

May was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, the seventh of 9 children. She served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II and was a long term member of the Canadian Legion. She lived in Campbell River for the majority of her life and for over 20 years worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Ken Thompson.

May will be remembered for her love of family and friends, and her baking skills which were appreciated by all. Knowing May was a privilege and those who shared her life were enriched by her caring and giving nature, especially her sense of humour, she sure told a good joke. May loved playing Scrabble, Rummoli and card games of any type, always paid her “crib” debts and wasn’t above gloating when she skunked someone.

The family would like to thank Dr. Douglas and Dr. Alan as well as the wonderful second and third floor nursing staff of Campbell River Hospital who cared for her during her brief stay. In a difficult time, they demonstrated great caring and compassion and we truly appreciate their dedication. Also a big thank you goes out to Bob and Judy Perry who were always a great help.

At May’s request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice.

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