Our North Star: Mary Louise Walker
March 25, 1940 – March 12, 2020
Mom always said her best memories were in the garden at Oyster River, on Vancouver Island, when we were young. She loved us unconditionally and with great respect for all of our decisions, whatever the outcomes. Mom was a bubbly, happy person who was the least selfish person we have ever met. She volunteered, donated, gave her worldly goods away to those who needed them more than her, long before she really was finished with their use herself.
Other favorite memories she shared were growing up on the farm with her loving family, working with her excellent nursing friends at St. Joseph’s Extended Care unit in Comox, BC, spending time with us and her grandchildren, travelling with Janice, and of course, spending time with her sister Francis, and her family.
During her later years Mom experienced dementia, the very illness she nursed in Comox. Valiantly and with light humour, she still appreciated every day. The nursing homes where she received exceptional care called her an angel, a lovely lady who they adored. She was always in good humour.
Mom’s favorite saying to us on rough days was “It’s easy enough to be happy, when life rolls along like a song, but the one worthwhile is the one who can smile when everything goes wrong.” Well Mom, you are dearly loved and remembered. Thank you for all the lessons and the wings to make our way in life. We will always remember your fun humour and your twinkling brown eyes. Enjoy the garden on the river.
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