Born in 1907 to pioneer parents, Rose and Chris Hughes. Ethel died August 12, 2002 in the Campbell River emergency ward after a very brief illness.
Until injuring her back in a fall over a year ago, Ethel lived actively and independently. Indeed, until age 90 she continued to drive her 71 Valiant, transporting friends to church and on outings.
For the past year she has been attended by home-care workers for an hour, mornings and evening, and has thus continued to enjoy cooking, reading, music, occasional outings to church and the shops, and organizing her large collection of family photos. Until her last day, Ethel especially delighted in visits from two sons, seven adoring grandchildren and their fourteen children, for whom her passing is a painful loss.
Ethel’s two sons, Arnold and Roy Thomlinson wish to thank the attending doctors and nurses in Campbell River Emergency, and the home-care workers, whose thorough and cheerful care allowed her to remain within her own home. Living with minimal assistance, with dignity that attends independence.
The funeral for Ethel was held August 19, 2002 at Campbell River Baptist Church followed by interment in the Campbell River Cemetery where she is at rest with husband Donald Brosseau who died in 1975.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the charity of choice.
Mt. Washington Funeral Chapel
in Care of Arrangements.