Surrounded by her loving family, Isobel passed away on March 27th, 2004. Predeceased by her husband, Arthur Hussey in England on November 24th, 1967 and by her grandson in-law, Herbie Cheong on May 10th, 1999. Survived by her only child, Alan (Mary) Hussey; grandchildren, Sharon Cheong, Nigel (Aya) Hussey and Linda (Vern) Wheeler; great grandchildren, Jennifer Cheong, Kellie Cheong, Joshua Wheeler and Jazmin Wheeler. Isobel was born in Middlesbrough, England on October 5, 1901. She met the love of her life, Arthur, in the early 1920’s on a blind date and married him on March 25th, 1925 and moved to London to live. They then moved to Rainham, Kent, England where her husband and her shared a mutual interest in gardening and animals. After the death of her husband in 1967, Isobel decided to move to Chemainus to live with her son and his family. She had many wonderful years in Chemainus, where she was involved in many community groups. Among them were the Anglican Church Altar Guild and as a lifetime member of Hospital Auxiliary and the Chemainus Senior Center. Sewing and making costumes for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren was a great enjoyment for Isobel. She sewed and helped at many bazaars for different organizations. She delighted in showing people that she could still touch her toes at age 102. Everyone that spoke to Isobel knew that she was a very special person who had many years of wisdom. She was always kind and warm hearted and enjoyed being around lots of people. A funeral service and tea will be held at St. Michael & All Angels, 2858 Mill Street, Chemainus on April 6th at 1:00pm to celebrate Isobel’s life. The family would like to thank the staff at the Chemainus Health Care Centre for their wonderful care of their Mother/Nan over the last 8 ? years. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Pettapiece and Dr. Nelson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary.
Passed away on March 21, 2004 in Ladysmith, B.C. Born August 13, 1921 in Norbury Saskatchewan, moving to B.C. in 1940. Vince was a veteran of WWII serving overseas with the R.C.N. Vince met and married Kay in 1944 in England whilst serving in the R.C.N. They settled, and raised their family in Ladysmith area in 1946, after the war. Vince was a very active member of the community and loved to be kept busy with a project of any kind. He was a member and past president of the R.C.L. Branch 171, past member of the Lion’s Club, a member of the Ladysmith Golf Club, he had been active in the Boy Scouts, and a committee member of the Ladysmith Credit Union. He is survived by his loving wife Kay, daughters: Rita (Ken) Nelson, Eric and Adrienne, Shirley (Tony) Hibberd, Jason and Alex (Eleni), son Larry (Lois) Platt, Karla, Stephen (Michelle) son-in-law Barry James, Chris and Jeff (Tiffany), Sisters: Pat (Brick), Nancy (Stu), brother Len (Audrey), sisters-in-law Joyce and Joan, also sisters-in-law in England; Lucy Fountain and Joan Shipton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and good friends. Predeceased by his daughter Joan, sister Bonnie, brothers: George, Bud and Stan. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 3:00 pm in St. John’s Anglican Church, Ladysmith, B.C. Rev. Canon Roselyn Westaway officiating, followed by interment in the Ladysmith Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the R.C.L. Branch 171 or the Heart and Stroke Fund in Vince’s memory would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Telford’s Mid-Island Memorial Services.