February 6, 1930 ~ April 11, 2013

Predeceased by her husband Jack Cairns 2002. Survived by her children: John (Brenda), Kathy (Will), Vivian (Arnie); grandchildren: Jonathan, Katie, Lynn, Brian, Tyler; and great grandchild, Ethan; also her large extended family.

Ivy went into nursing after graduation, trained in Vancouver and graduated as an R.N. May 3, 1951. She returned to the Island to marry Jack Cairns and farm in the Cedar area. Ivy continued her nursing, working for the Federal Government Hospital in Nanaimo, then Nanaimo General Hospital. Ivy worked actively in the community as a member of the Ratepayers and Women’s Auxillary helping to establish the North Oyster Fire Department. She was a Girl Guide Leader and P.T.A member. Ivy always took pride in helping in her community.

Anyone that knew Ivy will remember her large vegetable garden and love of flowers. Her kitchen was always open to family, friends and neighbours, and her kettle was always on. “Mom will be forever missed and always in our Hearts”

No Service by request. In remembrance of Ivy, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society. Condolences may be offered at telfordn@shaw.ca

Telford’s of Ladysmith


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