Mother died peacefully in her sleep on March 28, 2012 at Mount St. Mary in Victoria. She was born in Pinawa, Manitoba on July 27, 1913 and baptized in Boda, Norway. She was predeceased by her husband, Squadron Leader Thomas Martin Burns and her grandson Rob Reynolds. She leaves six children-Shirly (Alan)-Sooke, Pat-Ottawa, Tom-Powell River, Beverley (David)-Edmonton, Peter (Sharon)-Arizona and Bill-Victoria. She had 11 grandchildren-Don, Robert, Andy, Janet, Debbie, Barbara, Dean, Patrick, Bridget, Kevin, Bill and the following great-grandchildren-Dustin, Nicole, Barrett, Jakob, Harry, Mathew, Conner, Megan, and David.
Before residing at Mount St. Mary, Mom lived in Sooke where she made many friends. She enjoyed playing cribbage and bridge and loved her garden. Mom’s greatest interest was in cooking and she loved watching cooking shows on television. She was a great reader that in turn inpired her to travel and she enjoyed visiting countries all over the world. She loved living in Sooke and donated money to the Sooke Senior Bus, the Swimming Pool and for a seat in the theatre at Edward Milne High School among many other things.
There will be no formal funeral and interment will be at the Sooke Cemetery. The family would like to give our appreciation to Mount St. Mary for their wonderful care of Mom in her final days. If anyone would like to make a donation, please do so to Mount St. Mary. Condolences may be made at www.sandsvictoria.ca