Mom passed away peacefully at Sunridge House after suffering for the past three years. She was predeceased by her husband Elmer, her daughter Shirley and her son-in-law Walter. She leaves to mourn daughters Sylvia, Sharron (Gary), son-in-law Joe (Darlene), step-brother Lafe (Donna). Opal had 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mom was born in Peers, Alberta, where she met and married Dad in March 1936. Early in 1937, along with baby daughter Shirley, they moved to “The Lake”. Sylvia was born in 1937 and Sharron in 1939. After living at the lake a few years they moved to Chemainus and then back to Edson, Alberta. It was only a few years later in 1949 that the family moved back to the lake where Mom and Dad resided ever since.
Mom was very active in the Lake Cowichan United Church. She was a leader of the Explorers, a member of the church choir and a member of the UCW Stella Liebel Unit. She was also a member of the TOPS group in Lake Cowichan. Mom and Dad also owned and operated South Shore Service for many years.
Mom’s life revolved around her family. She loved her grandchildren immensely: Gary, Dale, Daryle, Denise, Tim; her great-grandchildren Sarah, Ryan, Jesse, Tawny, Kirsten, Christopher, Sydney, Carter, Connor, Kellee, Brittany; and her great-great-grandchild Jaeyden.
The past fourteen months of her life were spent between Cairnsmore Place and Sunridge. The family would like to thank all staff members for taking such good care of Mom and Nana. Also, a thank you to Dr. Kerswell.
May you rest in peace, at last, Mom.