September 27, 1921 – May 11, 2008
A proud and hardy coastal pioneer passed May 11, 2008. Pansy Margaret Marcella Eddington, born in Cameleon Harbour Sept. 27, 1921. Pansy passed comfortably, with the knowledge that her family was close by. She was predeceased by her husbands Lloyd Fair (1967) and Keith Eddington (1994). The joy of her life was her four children, Glen & (Helen) Fair, Norman & (Bonnie) Fair, Albert Fair and Sharron & Clayton Abbott. Pansy’s sisters Pearl and Marion were always present in her mind along with the stories she loved to tell about the raising of their two cougars Leo and Girlie. Life in the ‘30s was a huge challenge which was made significantly more difficult by the loss of their mother, Zaida, when Pansy, who was the eldest of the three was only ten years old. Their father August Schnarr, a pioneer of our local coast was left to fend for his family the only way he knew how, with extremely hard work. These three young girls helped August with his trap lines, hand logging, gardening, canning preserves, operating boats in treacherous tidal waters, climbing mountains, plus a host of other chores that most today would crumble under.
It goes without saying that our family will miss Pansy. But she leaves a legacy in her four children, ten grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. This legacy will live on as stories of her interesting life and the contributions that she and her family made to our local coastal history are passed on to future generations.
A Memorial will be held at:
Yucalta Lodge on Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. ,
Yucalta Lodge Lounge, 555-2nd Ave. in Campbell River