Des Rochers, Josephine, G.M. (Josie)
March 14, 1927 – April 21, 2012. Josie passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital on Saturday, April 21, 2012. She will be missed by her son Fred, daughter-in-law and best friend Dolly, grandsons, Michael (Kelly), Ryan (Tara); great grandchildren, Dylan, Tyler, Brody and Chloe, brother-in-law Bruce Bell and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Florence Bielby and her six siblings, Phyllis, Betty, Olive, Terry, Eric and Carol, husband D’Arcy and companion Bill Range. Born in Melville Saskatchewan, Josie moved to Vancouver in 1946 to work for the BC Telephone Co. where she worked until her retirement in 1987. A long time resident of South Vancouver, she was an avid Curler, playing at many Clubs throughout the Lower Mainland; volunteered numerous hours for the Telephone Ambassadors as well as the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branches 16 & 240 (Life Member). In her retirement Josie enjoyed golf at Little Mountain, gardening, time with her animal buddies, Josh, Maddie, Freckles and Pepper. However, her biggest passion was the time spent at the cabin in Birch Bay at North Bay Park. No service by request, a ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held Thursday, May 17, 2012, between 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion, Crescent Branch #240, 2643 128 St., South Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations in Josie’s name can be made to Orphaned Wildlife (OWL) or a charity of your choice.
Mom/Grandma ‘We love you!’ Thanks for the memories.