Ivy UZZELL

Ivy passed away at the age of 91, at Cairnsmore Place where she resided for the last three years.  Predeceased by her Father and Mother Edward & Ada Tyson; Husband Jack Uzzell; oldest son John Uzzell, & Brother-in-law Roy Perry.  Survived by Sister Connie Perry; sons George Uzzell (Susan), Robert Uzzell (Erin) Kenneth Uzzell (Susan), Ian Uzzell (Mavis), and Daughter-in-law Bonnie Uzzell.  Granddaughters Tami Uzzell-Paulos (Gus), Crystal Uzzell-Modras (Mike), Brannon Uzzell, Kelly Uzzell (Roger), Marla Uzzell (Kyle), Amie Uzzell Achurch (Adrian), Megan Moskalyk (Kelly), Terra Pastuck (Tommy), Amanda Aitken (Jeff), and much loved Great-Grandchildren Kylie, Jana, Alexandria, Spencer, Jace, Maddox, Hayden, Paige, Olivia & Bryce.  Ivy was born in Darwen, Lancashire, England, the eldest of two daughters.  Ivy’s father was a coalminer, but for his health he moved his family to the Isle of Man when Ivy was three years old.  Ivy was raised in Ramsey, Isle of Man where her parents owned and ran a Sweet Shop.  As a youth she played Field Hockey and excelled at swimming.  As a young woman she volunteered with the Red Cross and worked in a Butcher Shop.  Ivy met Canadian born, British Airforceman Jack Uzzell in May 1940 through a friend.  She became a War Bride when they married May 6th, 1945.  Their first son was born in Ramsey before she came to Canada in 1947 on the “Queen Mary”.  She landed in Halifax and took the train across Canada with her 1 year old son John to Vancouver, where Jack took her on to Duncan, Vancouver Island.  They lived in Cowichan Station for a few years, then bought a house in Cobble Hill in 1955, where they lived for over 50 years, raising five sons.  Ivy had a busy life running their house and home and keeping up to her five boys.  Ivy had a positive outlook on life.  She had a good sense of humor and enjoyed a good joke.  Ivy and Jack enjoyed extensive traveling, and their Church and faith were a big part of their lives.  The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Cairnsmore for their excellent care, humor, and compassion they extended to Ivy.  Service to be held at St. John’s Anglican Church in Cobble Hill on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. with a tea to follow in the Church Hall.  In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to the Charity of your choice.   Condolences may be shared online at www.sandsfuneral.com

SANDS of DUNCAN

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