Ponsford (nee King)
Lovingly surrounded by family and friends, Marion Vaughn Ponsford (nee King) passed away peacefully on November 14. Born in Ladysmith, BC in 1926 to James and Elizabeth, she’ll be remembered as kind and caring, yet possessed of a quiet determination that enabled her to deal with life’s challenges.
Marion was predeceased in 1999 by David, her husband of 41 years. She will be greatly missed by her loving sister Catherine (Bill) Walker; son Douglas (Erika), daughter Caroline (Dave), grandchildren Kate and Evan, numerous nieces and nephews – Anne, Bruce, June, Robert, Susan and Walter and many close friends, including those she enjoyed playing cards with.
Marion was a nature lover; she was fascinated and awed by all its majesty and was especially at peace in her beautiful gardens, which were a lifelong occupation for her. In addition to gardening, she enjoyed bird watching at home and in the field and volunteer work at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. She always kept busy. Over the last several years she knitted many winter hats to help keep homeless heads warm in winter. Her creative talents also included flower arranging and fine embroidery. The art she created will be treasured by her family.
Special thanks to the supportive and caring staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital for ensuring Marion’s comfort in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the The Lung Association, British Columbia
or a charity of your choice.