Mom and Grandma passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of September 5th, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband Vern in 1993, her parents, George and Alice and younger brother Ron RIchardson. She is survived by her daughter’s family Leslie and Rob, Hunter and Erin Davidson, her son’s family Scott and Sylvia. Kevin (Paige) and Jason Burley. Mom is also survived by her sister, Loreen Eck her husband Carl, their five girls and their grandkids and great grandkids, as well as her brother’s family of three kids and his grandkids. Many Burley relatives as well.
Mom was born in Port Alberni where she went to school, and worked at Woodward’s. She met and married Vern Burley in 1955. They moved to Campbell River in 1962. Who knew that many New Year’s dinners, summer camping trips to Loveland Lake and trips to Alberta would follow? Mom worked at Tyee Pharmacy on the Plaza for years. Mom also volunteered over the years for the Campbellton School PTA, as a Girl Guide leader and commissioner, the Diabetic Assoc., and the Condo Assoc.
Mom’s hobbies were reading, spoiling her grandchildren and traveling. After Dad passed, Mom went traveling. She ventured to England, down through the US, took many cruises and even made it to Kenya on safari. Her favourite was going to Australia to find a branch of our family. She had so much fun, Mom went three times to stay with our cousin Barb and her family.
Mom’s service is Sept. 17th, 2011 at 1pm at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Reception to follow at the Eagle’s Hall. Please bring your memories to share with us.
Thanks to Doctors Veerapen, Wilcox and Depew and the staff of New Horizons for taking great care of Mom. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Diabetes Assoc., Alzheimer’s Assoc. or Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Memories may be shared with the family at firstname.lastname@example.org