Virginia SMITH

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Virginia Elaine Smith, born July 31, 1929 in Calgary Alberta. She passed away peacefully at Cascade Hospice located in Chilliwack BC on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the age of 83. Virginia is survived by her 4 children; Victor and Bev Smith of Hope, Dawn and Wayne Wort of Campbell River, Greg and Brenda Smith of Hope and Rory and Sandra Smith of Chilliwack, her brother Harold Buschlen of Kelowna, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Virginia raised her family and enjoyed life in Hope. She enjoyed gardening, traveling to Mexico and Hawaii, going to Mahood Lake and Loon Lake for fishing. Virginia had the great fortune to meet and work for Dr. Charles Lo in Hope, he welcomed her into his family and stayed in contact throughout her life. Virginia enjoyed baking treats and sharing them with many people in Hope. Virginia enjoyed meeting many of her friends in Hope while shopping or having lunch. After Virginia moved to Chilliwack in 2009 she met more friends and made a life for herself there. Virginia fought cancer 3 times and was able to win this battle twice in her life; the 3rd battle was fought with courage and grace, taking her from us on a beautiful sunny morning. The family would like to thank Dr. Christie for many years of caring for Virginia’s health, Cascade Hospice and especially their staff for the care and dignity she had in her end of life journey. Virginia taught us all what courage, dignity and grace was through this journey. Rest in peace Mom. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Cascade Hospice, 45360 Hodgins Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1P5. Cremation with no official service being held by request.

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