GARRETT; Gwendoline Peggy (Gwen)
June 17, 1918 – December 24, 2015
Our wonderful Mum, Gramma, and Great Gramma passed away peacefully at home with her family on Christmas Eve. At 97½ years of age, she didn’t quite make her goal of 100, but was grateful for every minute of her long and happy life. Mum lived simply, loved fully and was completely happy with, and grateful for, everything she had. She was a role model for us all. Born in England, Mum was a nurse in a children’s hospital before coming to Vancouver as a war bride to our father, Walter Henry Garrett (deceased 1981), after World War II. They settled in Richmond early in their marriage and moved to South Surrey in 1969. Devoted to and immensely proud of her grandchildren and her two great-grandsons, Mum was also an adoptive gramma to all the neighbourhood children, who knew her as Gramma Garrett or Grammie Gwen. She gave them all an abundance of love along with her famous mac and cheese. Loving and selfless to the end, she will be greatly missed by her surviving family: her three children, Beverley (Andrew) Black, Bretton Garrett, and Christine (Brian) Charles; six grandchildren David, Brian, and Lindsey Black; Courtney, Tanner, and Kendall Charles; and two great-grandsons William Black and Brooks Charles. One of eight siblings, Mum is also survived by one sister, Mrytle Watsham, and by many nephews, nieces and other relatives in England. The family would like to thank her wonderful doctor, Dr. Arja Moreau, the Fraser Health nurses and all the other caregivers who provided such caring assistance at the end of her life. At her request, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.