Barbara BOGDANSKI nee Shaw Cooper

Born on May 24th, 1945 in Victoria, B.C. and passed away on November 20, 2011 at the Victoria Hospice after a long two year battle with ovarian cancer. Barbara was an avid amateur photographer who loved people and life. Her two passions were most evident in her photos of people take while traveling or at home. Barbara took a genuine love and interest with all who she met. She will be sorely missed.

Predeceased by father Ted Shaw, grandparents Tom and Lily Gibson, James and Helena Shaw and numerous other relatives. She leaves behind mother Elsie Shaw, Stephen Cooper (Jung-ah) and granddaughter Sapphire, son Bryan Bogdanski (Maria) and granddaughter Sabrina, daughter Erin Bogdanski, ex-husband George Bogdanski, brother Ed Shaw (Marion) and nephew Ed, niece Danielle (Tony), grand-nephew Anton, niece Stephanie (Colin) and great-niece Cecelia, aunts and uncles Vera Chown (Les), Vic Gibson, Shirley Braulin, and many loving cousins and friends.

Thank-you to all the friends, family, medical staff, and kind acquaintances that supported Barbara through her journey.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive on December 3, 2011 at 10a.m. No flowers by request and donations can be made to Sooke or Victoria Hospice or the Ovarian Cancer Society.