RATTRAY, Carole Nadine
Feb. 9, 1938 – Mar. 26, 2014
Nadine passed away quietly on the morning of March 26 with her family by her side, after enduring several years of major health issues.
She is predeceased by her then 20 year old son Brock in 1988. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Donald Wilson Rattray; daughters Laura Stevens, Cheryl, and Tracy; three grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney Stevens and Cole; brother Brock Staples (Mary), sister Sybil Mooney, plus many extended family and friends.
Nadine was born in Regina, Sask. She moved to Winnipeg, Man. in the mid 1950’s to attend the University of Manitoba where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics degree. Upon completion of her formal education, she married Donald in October 1959.
Her working career began in Winnipeg with the Manitoba Government providing in-home care to seniors and shut-ins. She continued this line of work after moving to Vancouver where for 25 years she followed her passion to help others with the Community Home Support agency. During these years she became the Vancouver Area Manager.
Nadine loved to travel and managed to visit most of the Carribean; numerous locations on both coasts of Mexico; Alaska; several places in Japan; S. Korea, and Russia. In 2009 she took her only trip to Cuba as health issues prevented her from any further travel.
At Nadine’s request there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society, or your favourite charity.
The family wishes to extend very special thanks to Peace Arch Hospital and staff for their care and compassion during Nadine’s final days.
Rest in peace Nadine,
and fly with Brock.