GERTRUDE CRICKMAY

CRICKMAY, (Gertrude) Joan (nee Marentette) Peacefully left us on February 13, 2010 at Lions Gate Hospital (Vancouver) at the age of 88, predeceased by her husband and best friend of 49 years (Frederick) Michael Crickmay and sister

Elizabeth Ida Willoughby. Born December 11, 1921, most beloved mother of Moira Nixon (Graham), Timothy, Jamie (Cathy), Tessa Gillespie, Deirdre Wannop (Peter), and Paula (Pascoe) Kast (Peter). Lovingly know as “Gaya” by 16 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren (with a 7th on the way). She was born in Prince Rupert, member of a pioneering banking and Real Estate family. Her happiest days were spent with family and friends in West Vancouver, Qualicum Bay, Skaha Lake, and Kelowna. Joan was a life-long learner who loved music, reading, gardening, but most of all, loved time spent with her extended family. In her later years, Joan enjoyed

travelling and the pursuit of various cultural activities with her dear friend Keith Collier. Joan was strong in her faith was an independent modern woman with exquisite taste. Those who knew her best would say she had “gumption”.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Linda Horspool, Dr.

Sacha Smiljanic, Dr. Paul Sugar and nurses and

staff at LGH. A celebration of Joan’s life was held on Feb. 16 at St. Anthony’s Chuch, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to ALS Society of BC (2nd floor, 411 Dunsmuir St. Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1X4, or Lions Gate Hospice Society, will be gratefully accepted. We’ll love you forever Gaya