Friday, April 18, 2008

Cherished Memories

Here are some memories caught on film, that I will always cherish.

David Joseph meeting Great Grandma and Great Grandpa - September 2004



Anderson meeting Great Grandma and Great Grandpa - June 2005


Madigan Victoria meeting Great Grandma and Great Grandpa - December 2007

Our last visit with Great Grandma Vicky - Christmas 2007
And saying our good byes - unsure if we would ever see Great Grandma again. Her health continued to fail and on Wednesday she peacefully passed away. The love in those big embraces just warms my heart.
Once I have a quiet moment to reflect and gather my thoughts, I will attempt to write an appropriate tribute to Grandma Vicky.
For now, here is the obituary that will appear in the newspaper:

(Dec 19, 1926 – April 16, 2008)
Victoria Mary Storrie passed away peacefully on April 16, 2008.

She was a loving and devoted wife, sister, mother, grandma, great-grandma and aunt. Victoria is survived by her loving husband of 61 years Dave, her sons David (Marlene) in Campbell River and Kevin in Courtenay, her brother Cliff (Shirley) Fletcher in the Comox Valley, grandchildren David(Laura), Teresa (Joerg), Lisa, Kathy, Eliza, James, Richard and Shawna, numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Victoria was born and raised in the Port Alberni where she met her husband in 1946. It was in Port Alberni and Comox that she raised her family when they were young before moving to Richmond. Vicky traveled the world with her husband Dave and moved where ever his work took them. Some of Vicky’s fondest memories are her times involved with Boy Scouts and Cubs with her children, and working on political campaigns in the 1970s and 1980s. Victoria moved with Dave to Hong Kong in 1987, then to Hawaii a few years later, and finally Guam before they returned to their home in Qualicum Beach in 1995. Vancouver Island was always home to Victoria and it was there that she lived out her final years, visiting with family and friends around Vancouver Island.

Victoria was a loving, caring person and although she has physically left this earth, her memories will always remain with us in our minds and our love for her will forever be in our hearts.

18 comments:

Tara R. said...

I am so sorry for you loss. She sounds like an amazing woman. I'm glad your children got to know her.

A Buns Life said...

I'm so sorry.

Guhn said...

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forgetfulone said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You have wonderful memories to live in your heart.

P. S. I've been meaning to add you to my blogroll, and now I have.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

I'm so sorry. Beautiful, precious pictures.

Pregnantly Plump said...

I am so sorry, but it's great that your kids got to meet her.

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Family Adventure said...

Laura, my sincere condolences.

Those pictures are beautiful and will be a true treasure for your children as they get older.

Heidi

Barrie said...

I am so glad you have all those marvelous photos. I look forward to your post. Hugs. xo

Jenni said...

Laura, I'm sorry for your loss, but glad you have such great memories to share.

You will be in my prayers.

Melinda said...

What beautiful pictures. I am so sorry for your loss.

ALF said...

Very sorry for your loss. What wonderful memories you have!

Kathryn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a lovely woman. What beautiful photos you have to cherish.
My prayers are with you and your family.

OHmommy said...

So sorry for your loss. You have wonderful pictures and memories. :)

Kellan said...

Oh, Laura - I am sorry for your loss. This was a beautiful tribute to your lovely grandmother - just beautiful!!

Take care - Kellan

Secret Agent Mama said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute, Laura.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm so sorry Laura! How wonderful that you have pictures of her with the kids-- what a treasure those will be when they're older!

Don Mills Diva said...

I'm sorry this is so so late but I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for your loss Laura. Those pictures are heartwarming - grandparents really are so, so special...