March 20, 1950 – December 8, 2015
Trudy passed away quite suddenly on December 8 at Bevan Lodge from complications attributed to a long, cruel battle with Alzheimers, at the very young age of 65. She was predeceased by her parents, Howard & Joyce Dalby, and leaves behind her husband Brian, sons Byron (Lisa) and Brett (Terry), two beautiful grandchildren, Samara and Brennen, and an extended family.
Trudy was born on March 20, 1950 in Ladysmith, BC, where she was raised, schooled and graduated. In 1970, she married Brian, a banker, and thus began a 45-year journey living in places throughout the Province as well as internationally, including Grand Cayman, Singapore and Hong Kong. Abbotsford has been home for 24 years, but whenever meeting someone for the first time, she always told them she was from Ladysmith, a great Ambassador for the Town that hosts the annual Festival of Lights parade.
Trudy loved the sun, so numerous Princess cruises with Brett, lying on Waikiki or poolside in Palm Springs were her favourite activities. She will be forever remembered for her smiles and vibrant personality, which included pinching men and leaving lipstick on cheeks or foreheads. Her greatest joy though was her love for friends and family, especially being “Grans” to Samara & Brennen. She will be missed by all who knew her.
The family would like to extend our appreciation to the staff at Bevan Lodge for their professional car, compassion and kindness over the last 8 months.
A Celebration of Life was held on Monday, December 21st at 2 pm at The Phoenix located at 33780 King Road, in Abbotsford.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. would be greatly appreciated.