October 8, 1931 – April 12, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ivy Winterbottom on Sunday, April 12th, 2020 at the Mission Memorial Hospital.
Ivy was born in Royton, Lancashire, England on October 8th, 1931. She was predeceased by her parents John and Hilda, her sister June (Fred), brother Daniel, and nephew Roy.
She is survived by her loving husband Desmond of almost 68 years, her two children, Lorraine (Gordon) Lund and Danny (Margo) and four grandchildren, Shelby (Stephen), Kirby (Kara-Lynn), Parker (Brittany) and Tanner (Nicole), and her nieces and nephews in England.
Ivy always had a love for adventure. In her teens she travelled to Norway, Germany, and France. After their marriage in England, in 1952, Des was posted to Hong Kong, in the Royal Navy, where Ivy followed and lived for over two years before they returned to England. After a few brief visits to Northern Ireland, Ivy and Des moved to Vancouver in 1956, where Des was born and raised. They then settled in Mission in 1958 to raise their family.
Ivy and Des joined the Dogwood Canoe Club in 1967. Their canoe club paddled throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Washington State, Idaho, and Utah. She made connections with many other women; it was with this close group of friends that she embarked on backpacking and hiking trips including the West Coast Trail, Cathedral Park, Brigade Trail, Chilkoot Pass, and Haida Gwaii. Over the years, Ivy and Des made three trips to the Caribbean to sail with friends. They also enjoyed sailing on the West Coast. A highlight for them was sailing around Tonga in the South Pacific.
Ivy loved being in nature: hiking, camping, canoeing, gardening, and feeding her birds. She was an excellent baker and cook, loved spending time with her family, being the center of attention and sharing her wonderful sense of humour with everyone she met.
Instead of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. Lily. Edelson for her compassion and understanding and the nurses/support staff that took the time to get to know her.
Ivy will be missed by all those whom she touched in her lifetime.Obituary
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