June 22, 1940 - October 11, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with immense sadness that we share the passing of our beloved Tig at the age of 83. She was a wonderful mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, whose passing leaves a huge pain in our hearts.
Predeceased by her parents James and Thelma and her brother Donny, she is deeply missed by her loving husband Jim, her children Greg (Debbie), Bob (Lynn) and Sandra, her sister Marilyn (Bob), her 5 grandchildren and her 5 great-grandchildren.
Tig was born in Duncan Hospital and then moved with her family from Lake Cowichan to Chemainus the same year. Here she spent the rest of her beautiful life - a Chemainus girl through and through. She loved the small-town lifestyle; as a girl spending time at her grandparent's farm in Ladysmith playing with Bessy the dog and riding their farm horse, playing high school basketball, attending Teen Town Dances with her friends and later playing hockey on a ladies' team.
She attended elementary school and junior high in Chemainus, high school in Ladysmith, followed by secretarial school in Nanaimo, and then began working at the Crofton pulp mill office. She and Jim began dating in 1958 and then married on September 24th, 1960. She soon became a mother to 3 busy children.
After her children were in school, Tig began working as a clerk and then later pharmacy assistant at Chemainus Pharmacy. With only one pharmacy in town, if you didn't already have the joy of knowing Tig, you certainly did after she handed you your ointment! Everyone in our little town knew her kind smile and beautiful soul.
She later worked at Great West Art and in recent years, has enjoyed volunteering at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, the Chemainus Foodbank and the Elementary School Breakfast Program. Her kindness, generosity and giving nature knew no bounds, standing over her stove making soup for sick friends to the end.
In addition to her family and friends, she loved her dogs, travelling, spending countless days at Tall Timbers on Sproat Lake, her garden, sweet chocolatey desserts, coffee, white wine, and she couldn't resist a box of cherry chocolates.
She cared so deeply for the people around her. She was so kind and passionate. She made an impact on many lives. She will be forever missed.
"Seeing death as the end of life
is like seeing the horizon
as the end of the ocean"
Until we meet again.
A service for Tig will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 3318 River Road, in Chemainus on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 pm. Remembrances may be made in the form of donations in Tig's name to the SPCA or Children's Hospital.