June 12, 1922 –
Nov 10, 2011
Laura lost a long and valiant battle against arthritis and more recently cancer. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our much loved mother of eight, grandmother of 15, great grandmother of 23 and great-great grandmother of two. Laura will be sadly missed by her: daughters Eileen Kristiansen, Anne Lloyd and Lenda Bourque; and sons Davis Bourque, Paul Bourque, Robert Bourque and Wayne Bourque. She was survived by her sister Theresa Boucher and other family in New Brunswick and Quebec. She was predeceased by her daughter Pauline Wakefield in 1988 and her granddaughter Lisa Drinkwalter in 2007. Born in Tracadie, New Brunswick, her life was dedicated to her family when she lived in New Brunswick, northern Ontario and Sooke, British Columbia. Our family would like to thank Dr. Vally and staff, the Red Cross, Sooke Hospice and especially the Beacon home care workers whom over the past years provided her with support and tender care. Our Mom will be sadly missed, but we know she has gone to a better place and has found the peace she so much deserved. A memorial tea will be held at her home in Sooke on November 26th at 4:00 pm.