December 4, 1945 – July 1, 2018
After a short battle with cancer, our mom passed away at home, surrounded by her loving daughters, as she had wished. Laverne was predeceased by her Husband Donald Lee Thiessen (in 1987) and her parents Alec and Marion Ogilvie, as well as her oldest brother Martin Ogilvie.
Laverne was survived by Dawn (Dave Lilburn), Dianna (Kevin) Thompson, Laura (Mike) Zapp. Grandchildren; James Lilburn (Sara-Rose), Chrystal-Ann (Jason Jones), Donald (Cassidy) Crneck, Joel Crneck, Holly (Darren) Pinto, Heather Thompson, Candice Zapp (Mike Martin), Steven Zapp (Jessica Ricketts). Great Grandchildren: Emmrick, Easton, Haddie, Makarios, Aubree, Nathaniel, Peter.
Mom was born in Wetaskiwin Alberta, to Alec and Marion Ogilvie, she was third born of 8 children and will be greatly missed by her surviving siblings. Mom and dad were married in 1966 and moved out to the island, where they lived for a year in Campbell River then moved north to Sayward where they settled in and raised their family of three girls. Mom was very involved in the community. She coached baseball, put on dances for all ages and was always there to help out and lend a hand. Mom spent many years working on the Provincial Ambulance.
Our house was an open house where the coffee was always on and the door was always open. Our mom was a special lady, she never had a problem speaking her mind or letting people know her thoughts. Mom loved to make people laugh and was always up for a good time! She put on many dances for all ages even adults and enjoyed every one of them.
After dad passed away in 1987 mom moved back to Campbell River where she spent her last 31 years. She touched many more lives while there and was always willing to lend a hand. We are not sure how we will continue on without our mom, she has left a big hole in our hearts. However, she did not want a bunch of blubbering going on, we have shed a few tears, and had a few beers for mom. Mom always waited for the newspaper so she could read the obits and make sure she wasn’t in there (a long time joke with us). Well mom you’re in here now for real and we hope we have done you the justice you deserve!
Mom said she wanted to come back as a seagull. She had a list of people, especially in parliament, that she wanted to s#$%@t on! We will have a small celebration of life at a later time.
Flowers gratefully declined, please just pay it forward in Laverne’s name.