Vivian Isabell Dalby (nee) MacEachern, Martin

February 13, 1924 – January 26, 2016

Tears are falling but I would like the memory of Vivian Isabell Dalby (nee MacEachern, Martin) to be a happy one.

After 91 generous, eventful and adventurous years, Viv passed away Jan. 26, 2016.

Vivian was born in Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island Feb. 13, 1924 on a small farm. After finishing school, Viv joined the army and was stationed in Halifax where she met and married “Pat”(Llewellyn John) Martin in Feb. 1946. They moved to Trail B.C. where Pat’s family lived and in 1947 daughter Lynn was born. Daughter Jo-Anne was born in 1949 in Vancouver where Pat was studying to become a Chartered Accountant .

The family moved to Campbell River in 1952 where Pat worked for Baikie Bros. and Vivian worked for Island Air and as a dental assistant for Dr. Thompson. Vivian and Pat went separate ways in 1964 but remained important in each others lives.

Vivian married Noel Dalby in 1967. They resided in Clatskanie, Oregon. After Noel’s sudden passing in 1983, she moved to Burnaby.

When daughter Jo-Anne was diagnosed with cancer in 1987 Mom returned to Campbell River and resided at Ocean Shores. Jo-Anne passed Jan. 21, 1990 and Mom stayed to help Wayne with their children Scott and Natalie.

Mom was an avid bridge player and walked many miles along the Quinsam River which she found peaceful and tranquil. She enjoyed discussing politics, all newsworthy events, was a voracious reader who especially enjoyed a good biography and always made time for friends and family. She had an amazing acceptance of what life offered. Mom will be missed, loved and remembered by many as a charismatic, loving lady with great wit, grace and charm.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Catherine (Katie Belle MacPhail) MacEachern and 3 sibilings, Irene, Howard (Buddy) and John Malcolm (Mallie).

She is survived by daughter Lynn (Doug), son-in-law Wayne, grandchildren Scott(Laura), Natalie (Jon), Marla (Levon) and great-grand children Kaden, Cohen, Mayson, Joni and Layla who were the jewels in her crown.

By request, a small, private celebration will be held to honour Vivian’s life. If desired, a donation may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.


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