Ethel Lorentz (Bagshaw)

March 26, 1932-February 13, 2016

It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Ethel was born in Prince Rupert, March 26, 1932. She was predeceased by her parents William and Ada Bagshaw, son-in-law Bob Dooris; brothers Cyril, Bill, Freddie, George, Albert, Arthur and sisters Molly, Ivy, Edna, Elsie and Florence.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Les; children Gloria (Mike), Pat, Ernie (Louise), Alvis (Susan), Carrie (Grant), Leslie (Rob), Sherry (Marty), 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, sisters Violet, Ruby and Ada, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Les and Ethel met in Prince Rupert and married in 1952, having seven children before moving to Campbell River in 1966, where they created a long, wonderful life.

Ethel’s life was full of love and happiness. She devoted all of her heart to raising her children. Her favourite moments were family gatherings and getting together with her sisters and reminiscing about good times growing up. She did so much for so many without hesitation. She will be missed and loved always and forever.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the Heart and Stroke or Kidney Foundation. Please join us to remember Ethel at 1:00pm, March 5, 2016 at the United Church, 415 Pinecrest Rd. A light lunch and refreshments to follow.

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