July 19, 1930 – August 25, 2020
Laquita Joy Bouillet (nee Schneider) passed away at home in Victoria, BC on August 25, 2020 at the age of 90.
Laquita was born on July 19, 1930 in Provost, AB to Bennie and Zetta Schneider. The family moved to Nelson, BC in 1947 where Laquita worked for her dad in Bennie’s Grocery, and later became a hairdresser.
Maurice and Laquita were married in Nelson on September 7, 1953. Over the next twenty five years they made their home in the Kootenays, Nelson, Cranbrook and New Denver, where they raised their five children and enjoyed fishing and camping throughout those years.
In 1981 they moved to Vancouver Island and spent many happy years in Nanaimo. When they retired in 1994 they enjoyed exploring the Island together in their RV. In 2017 they moved to Victoria to be closer to family and Laquita and Maurice enjoyed being a part of the Dawson Heights community, participating in many social activities.
Laquita enjoyed ceramics, pottery, sewing, painting and gardening. She took pride in showing her beautiful garden to her visitors. Laquita and Maurice were happiest when they could spend time with their family.
Laquita will be lovingly remembered by Maurice, her husband of 67 years, children Lavona, Alida (Stew), Alvie (Rhonda), Iva (Rod), Wanda (James), 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Laquita was predeceased by her parents, Bennie and Zetta, brother Arvid, sister Gaylia and sons-in-law Mike and Lee.
A virtual Celebration of Life is being held Saturday September 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm.Please contact QuitaJoy2020@gmail.com for details. Laquita will be laid to rest in Nelson at a later date.
In Laquita’s memory, donations can be made to Dawson Heights Housing, 3710 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC V8P 5V5 or to the Rosenheim Historical Society, PO Box 976, Provost. AB.
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