Josie Kemps-Magdy

Josie Kemps-Magdy

After a long battle with strokes and heart disease Josie passed away peacefully at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Sooke( Jo-Anne and Nigel). She will be missed by friends and family across Canada. Born in Strathmore, Alberta, during her life she’s lived in Sooke, Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island, Sointula, Ottawa, Paris, and New York City. She was a cook in various restaurants and with BC Ferries. During the Korean War she was a Fighter Control Operator with the RCAF. She loved animals, nature, gardening, and saving the Planet.

Josie’s family would like to pass along a very special thank you to the wonderful community of Sooke, especially her big hearted care-aids, Dr. Pocock, and the staff at Peoples Drug Store.

There will be no funeral service as per her request. A celebration of life will be held in the spring in Nanaimo. Josie’s ashes will be placed at Bowen Road Cemetery with her parents.

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