Winter, Gwendolyn Carol
Born December 25, 1924 in Vancouver, B.C.
Died February 28, 2012 in Nanaimo, B.C.
Gwendolyn is predeceased by husband, Art Denton, in 1970; and second husband, Timo Winter, in 2002; brothers, Lawrence and Robert Campbell; sisters, Margaret Ekengren and Lorna Sutherland. Left to mourn her passing are, sister, Kathleen Forbes of Anchorage, Alaska and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gwen was a graduate of St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1946. She married Art Denton in the same year. After 11 years spent working in medical clinics Gwen furthered her nursing education at VGH by studying surgical nursing. She continued her career as a surgical nurse at Nanaimo Regional Hospital until her retirement in 1978. Gwen remarried in 1976 to Timo Winter. They enjoyed many happy years together making wine, gardening, fishing and travelling. Gwen was a devoted wife, sister, aunt and friend. She was stoic and strong to the end. “I’ve had a great life, I’m ready to go,” she often remarked in her last year. She went in peace and with serenity.
The family would like to thank the kind and lovely staff at Dover House for making Gwen’s final moments comfortable. They would also like to thank her good friend, Betty and her whole family for the love and devotion they always showed to her. Gwen loved them all as family.
Memorial Service to be held Saturday, March 31st at 1:30pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to make a charitable donation in memory of Gwen, may do so to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation, 1200 Dufferin Cres. Nanaimo BC, V9S 2B7, where it will be greatly appreciated.