Faye passed away peacefully at home at the age of 87 on a sunny spring day surrounded by family, with the view of the blooming cherry trees and snow covered mountains.
Predeceased by husband Ted, son David (Debbie) and daughter Juanita (Lorne) brothers Keith, Charlie, Richard (Bud), Bill, Dale and sister Martha.
Faye is survived by son Grant (Kim), daughter Carrol (Jim), and Marty (Cindy); grandchildren Allan, Michelle, Corey, Jodi, Aaron, Jolene, Clayton, Sarina, Richard, Adam, Cole and Taylor; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, as well as many nieces and nephews. Bear (her loyal, loving, four-legged friend).
Faye was born in 1928 at Radway, Alberta to Lillian and Huge MacDonald. She was a stubborn, red headed tomboy, raised on the farm while the “boys” were away at war. Faye never learned to drive but loved her horse Zipper. The lessons of hard times and hard work made her an independent, strong woman, with a never faulting love for family and friends.
Faye met the love of her life Ted and at the age of 19 they married in Vernon, B.C. in 1947. They were soul mates for 65 years.
After living and working throughout the interior of B.C. they settled in Campbell River in 1955, and raised five children, however she was “Mom” to many. Faye was a chef for many years at Painters Lodge, Goose Bay Resort and Campbell River Lodge and the family never went hungry. She passed her recipes to her family through her own cookbook.
Faye never made one enemy in her life. She was always a soothing voice, confidant, peacekeeper, caregiver and a shoulder to lean on.
Faye’s love for gardening and flowers showed in her beautiful yards. Her hobbies included painting, crafting, singing, playing guitar, listening to country music watching sports, and keeping in touch with all on Facebook. Faye always had a project in the works. A true gamer, she learnt computers later in life.
Sharing her grandchildren’s growing up years she was always there to lend a hand with school projects, watching sporting events, and keeping their secrets.
Faye was the centre of the family and was still hosting huge holiday gatherings. Her kitchen table was the meeting place for all family and friends to gather and celebrate, cry and laugh.
Faye, Mom, Nana, Grandma, and Auntie you will be missed forever and always in our hearts.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the home care nurses and Dr. Ramsey.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 15th 12:00pm – 786 Serengeti Ave. Campbell River B.C.