February 20, 1925 – October 2, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Dear Mother “Winnie”, as she was affectionately known by friends and family. She was born on February 20, 1925 to Albert and Lucy “Edith” Fulton in the community of Lund, just outside of Powell River, B.C., but spent most of her life on Vancouver Island, the majority of it in Campbell River.
She was known as a faithful, caring, and generous wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved her family dearly, and did so much throughout her life in the service of others. Because of the wonderful Christian example she set in so many ways, she was dearly loved in return by her family and all of the many friends and acquaintances she made throughout her 90 years of life. She will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege to know her.
In total, Winnie was blessed with 6 children, 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Winnie was predeceased by her first husband Sydney Ashdown, her second husband Ben Reavill, her first daughter Laura and her sons-in-law Melvin Hamilton, Clayden Parks, and Vic Loffler. She leaves behind her remaining three daughters Lana, (Mandry) Hudema, Linda Lee (Loffler), and Lorna (Parks), also her son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Anna Ashdown, her son David Ashdown and her grandchildren and great-grand children.
Her family would like to thank the homecare nursing team members who came to help with her care when she was still living at home, and also the dedicated and caring management and staff of Evergreen Seniors Home, who cared for Mom in her final months.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1935 Evergreen Road, Campbell River, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7th, 2015, followed by light refreshments served at the same location. All who knew and loved Winnie are invited to join her family for this occasion.