Turner, Winifred

(nee Reay)

Our beloved Winnie passed away in the palliative care unit at Nanaimo Hospital on Wednesday, March16, 2016 with her family by her side.

Winnie was born on November 03, 1915 and lived her entire 100+ years in Nanaimo. She is remembered with love by her daughter Debbie Turner Comis, son-in-law Barry Comis, beloved grandson Ben Comis and treasured great-grandson Colsyn Comis as well as many nieces, nephews and friends who were all dearly loved and a very important part of her life.

Winnie was predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Bennie Turner, parents Richard and Ruth Reay, sisters Sybil Reay, Ethel Clayton, Alice Guthrie, Gladys Churchfield and brother Dick Reay.

Over her lifetime Winnie contributed greatly to the community in a variety of volunteer positions, was an avid and successful duplicate bridge player and teacher, with husband Bennie started the first square dancing club in Nanaimo and spread kindness and friendship wherever she went.

Her loss is real, yet unimaginable all at the same time. No one lives forever, but she will live forever in our hearts.

No service by request.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Nanaimo Hospice Society or Nanaimo Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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