She was everyone's favourite auntie. She was single all her life and loved nothing better than to dote on her nieces and nephews. Christmas time she would send a large parcel to our house brimming full of beautifully wrapped gifts with something special for everyone. Whenever our family visited Vancouver Island, she would welcome us to her house and take us to interesting places in Victoria and further up the island.
She devoted her life to the service of others, taking care of family members as they grew older, including her father, two brothers and one sister (she was the youngest of 12 children). I will always be inspired by her dedication in caring for others; that is what I'll always admire most about this very special woman.