It is with heavy heart and fond memories that we announce the passing of Daryl Sullivan on June 8, 2013 – loving wife, mother, Mama, Gramzie and friend to many. Daryl was born July 22, 1936 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to parents Mary and Clarence Gardner and as a child the family, including Richard (Dick) and Keith (Bud)Gardner, moved to Hope, BC where she attended school and made many lifelong friends. As a young adult she lived in Jamaica for one year before returning to BC where she started her career as a banker which spanned many years. On January 18, 1964 Daryl married the love of her life Ralph and they started their family in Hope, first living on Raab St. before building their home on Coquihalla St. where they raised their children Pat and Christy. After retiring from the bank, she decided to put her creativity to work as a business owner and talented florist. Daryl enjoyed many activities such as painting, curling, golf, brownies & girls guides and bowling and as a mother she was very dedicated to the activities of her children where she spent countless volunteer hours committed to Swim Club, Minor Hockey and Figure Skating. As a Mama and Gramzie, she spent hours doing crafts, playing games, attending various events and sporting activities with her grandchildren. In retirement, Ralph and Daryl spent many summers fishing, camping, kayaking and enjoying life together at Sheridan Lake. This was their summer “home away from home”. The 5th wheel was stocked full of games, crafts and always had an open door for friends and family. So many great times and amazing memories we will hold forever. Daryl is dearly missed by her family… loving husband of 49 years, Ralph Sullivan; son & daughter-in law Pat & Cindi Sullivan; daughter and son-in-law Christy & Dave Dobi and her treasured grandchildren Creigh Sullivan, Kourtni Sullivan, Shaun Sullivan, Chris Dobi, Morgan Dobi, and Kyle Dobi as well as many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. None of us would be who we are today without the love, support and guidance you provided. Thank you! Many thanks go out to friends and family, near and far, for their support during the difficult time. Also thank you to the fantastic care provided by Dr. Nanton, the nursing staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital, the Hospice society and the Abbotsford Cancer Center. An open house tea will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 10am-12pm at the Hope Golf Course. Please stop in to share your memories with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society at 7th Ave., Hope BC, V0X 1L4 would be greatly appreciated.