Audrey Wilson (nee Sullivan)

Mom passed away 2 days short of her 65th wedding anniversary. She was born, raised and lived a great life in Sooke. She was at the heart of our family and her community, and made the best blackberry birthday pies you’ve ever tasted. Mom was a teacher who led by example. As a volunteer, she helped to lead fund drives for seats in EMCS theatre and to buy and restore the Muir cemetery. She also worked tirelessly with her friends in Lionism, accepting others’ problems as her own. She leaves her community a better place.

Predeceased by her parents Tony and Frances Sullivan, and her Sooke pioneer grandparents Eustace and Ann Arden. She leaves her family with great regret: husband John; kids Glen (Marie), Wendy (Wendal), Randy (Dawn), Terry (Marie), Wayne (Moe), and Gerry; grandkids Shane, Mark, Kendra, Paul, Trent, Stephanie, Danielle, Nicole and Brock; siblings Rodney, Yvonne, and Lynda; and in-laws Jim, Bill, Peggy and Vera. She also leaves her best friend of 84 years, Merle Proteau. Thanks to Dr. Wolovitz and staff for their care and compassion.

Please join us on Jan.4 at 2:30 at the Sooke Community Hall for what Audrey requested: tea and visiting with old friends. If you like, please bring a single flower to add to Mom’s best vase, or donations can be made to the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society.