November 14, 1921 ~ April 16, 2013
Pam passed away, at peace, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the age of 91. She was witty and happy up to her last days and shared a tender moment with her husband of 69 years, Bill, only hours before she left this world for, hopefully, a new adventure as she waits for Dad to join her.
Mom is survived by her loving and caring husband, Bill; her son, Alan (Dorothy); and daughter, Linda (Paul) along with grandchildren: Todd, (Carolyn), Deanna (Steve), and Paul Jr.; as well as great grandchildren: Darcie, Allison, Scott, Miranda, Brett, Paul, Ryan; step great granddaughter, Laina (Dave), great, great grandson, Benjamin; and her sister, Betty.
Mom was born in Pewsy, Wiltshire England and lived in London during WW11 where she met Dad, a Canadian soldier from Port Alberni. They married December 25th, 1943. Mom left England with her 6 month old son Alan on May 6, 1945 aboard the MV Athlone Castle, en route to Halifax to begin a new life in a new country, arriving at Pier 21 only 3 days after the end of WW11 ( May 10, 1945 ). Mom and baby were put on a train in Halifax which would take them across Canada to Vancouver. Mom always said that by the time they reached Calgary she was convinced they had circled the earth and would soon be back in London. She quickly settled in Port Alberni with Dad’s family as she waited for her husband to return and begin their life together. Baby Linda arrived June 17, 1947.
Mom & Dad left Port Alberni in 1956 and settled in Nanaimo, where they opened and operated “Pineo’s BA Service Station” along with Bob & Ev Pineo. In 1963 she and Dad set out on another adventure as they moved to Honolulu for the next 10 years, returning to live in Lantzville in 1974 where they resided until 2006.
Mom loved her curling, lawn bowling and especially her bridge games. The ladies in her bridge group were special friends and always there in her later years to offer support and encourage her to play. Thank you girls.
We will all miss you dear Mother, but you will live forever in our memory and in our hearts.
A graveside service will be held at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens ( 2347 Cedar Rd ) on Saturday April 27th at 11:30 am followed by a gathering of family and friends at Costin Hall, also known as the Lantzville Hall at 1:00 p.m.
First Memorial Funeral Services