Passed away May 6, 2009 after a long struggle with the aftermath of a stroke/aneurysm in 2003. Born in Merritt, B.C. October 11, 1920, she married and lived an adventuresome life with Kenneth Houghton-Brown, a logger whom she met in Blind Channel, B.C.: they lived in tents, float houses and boats from the head of Bute Inlet to Philips Arm to Thurlow Island and eventually Oyster Bay, B.C. Predeceased by husband Ken Houghton-Brown, mother Anne Gilbert, three sisters and a brother, survived by sister Bernice Sheehan, daughters Joan Bevington (Tom) Diane McCallan (Mike) granddaughters Amanda Yasinski (Ryan) and Rachel Ogis (Peter), grandsons Tyler McCallan, Ryan McCallan and Noel Bevington, great-grandchildren Saraphina and Montgomery Ogis, also her nieces and nephews. Her family always came first and she will be so missed by us all. Regardless of how hard her life became, she still maintained her wonderful sense of humor to the end.
Thank you Dr. Walker and the staff of Yuculta Lodge for the extraordinary care given to our mom. In lieu of flowers, Thelma requested donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.