Agnes Muriel (Dence)
Agnes passed away peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Her strong faith, love for her family and friends, her focus on the beauty and joy of life made her an individual that influenced and inspired so many.
She was born in Vancouver on May 29, 1910. Agnes enjoyed a full and active life in Vancouver until the death of her beloved Gordon and her dear mother Muriel Kezia Dence, both in 1988. Two years later she moved to Ladysmith where she quickly made many friends. Her neighbours on Parkhill Terrace, the Ladysmith United Church and Congregational Church people, the macular degeneration group, the staff and residents of La Rosa Gardens and so many others made her life in Ladysmith a joy and an adventure. When she was 98, she sold her home with the beautiful garden which she designed and moved to La Rosa Gardens where she spent two wonderful years among good friends.
Agnes is survived by her daughter Audrey and son-in-law Jim Egan, grand daughter Katrina, great grand daughters Camille and Kelsey, grandson Kevin (Randi) great grand daughters Amber and Kristi, great grandson Daryn, grand daughter Cheryl (Mike), great grandsons Ian and Graeme. Son Robin and daughter-in-law Tricia, grandson Che (Jennifer), grand daughter Petra, grandson Jason (Kelli) and grand daughter Anna and great grandson Zac. She will be missed by her sister-in-law, Beth Shilvock and cousin George Brereton (Katie). Aunty Agnes will be remembered with love by her nieces and nephews Brian, Linda, John, Jo and Bart and their families. Mum will also be missed by her special friend Mimi with whom she had so much fun.
We will be remembering Agnes on Saturday, April 9 at 2 pm, at Ladysmith United Church.
She will be buried with her husband at Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby. Donations to the Cancer Society or the Bridges Christian Community of Home Churches, designated for Shallow Wells in her name would be very much appreciated.
We thank Telford’s Mid Island Memorial Services for helping us with Mum’s arrangements.
Telford’s of Ladysmith