TREMBLAY, G. Lucille
Dec. 18, 1936-May 30, 2007
On May, 30 Lou Tremblay lost her 2 year battle with cancer and slipped away peacefully at home in Port Renfrew surrounded by cherished family. Thank you to the professional support always on stand-by, Dr. Vally, Sooke Shoppers, Barb Richman, Gerri Cummings, the Cancer Agency and many more. Special thanks to Reet and John Buckler for this precious gift. Lou is predeceased by 3 baby sons, daughter Angela and Lou’s sister Diane. She leaves behind her loving husband Maurice of 50 years, daughter Anne (Mike), son Michael (Michelle), grandchildren Maurissa, Christopher and Madison. Lou was 5th child of 11 and leaves siblings Connie, Ralph (Cecile), Freda ( Gerry), Doug (Marcella), Bob ( Joan), Joanne (Arnie), Evie (Ken), Donna (Mel), Nancy ( Terry) and many nieces and nephews, their families and others.
She was born G. Lucille Van Nes and grew up in Kerrisdale, Vancouver with 10 siblings. After Normal school she taught in Chemainus. She married Maurice and moved to Port Renfrew in 1957. She also taught in Port Renfrew, worked at the store and then managed the 4 Mile Creek salmon hatchery for 20 years, including recording weather for Environment Canada. She was very pleased when her favorite Meteorologist Mark Madyrga called her then mentioned her on the morning news. She would have been honoured that her announced her passing, again on the morning news.
She has been an active volunteer in Port Renfrew with the Community Association,Bowling Association, Volunteer Fire brigade, badminton group and softball teams. She was part of the San Juan Enhancement Society. She wouldn’t stand for swearing or poor grammar and lent some polish to this rustic logging camp. She will be sorely missed and always, always remembered.
Service was June 4 in North Vancouver’s Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a graveside service was held June 5 at Victoria’s Royal Oak Burial Park, reception was at the Fireside Grill. Many thanks to all those who came and also who sent cards, emails or called.