October 29th, 1931 – October 27th, 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of “Wee Primrose”. Primrose passed away in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by family. She leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Francis John Whiteside, sons Frank and David (Sherrie), daughter Janet Elaine (Francis) and cherished grandchildren, Strauss and Alexandra. Primrose was born in Motherwell, Scotland and immigrated to Canada with her young family in the late 1960’s. The family settled in Ladner, a wonderful community on the Fraser River and a joyous place for the children to grow up. Primrose and Francis worked together at BC Tel for more than 25 years. Both were long time members of the BC Tel choir and were active in other choirs before and since. Upon their retirement, the couple moved to White Rock and were blessed with two grandchildren shortly thereafter. The family would like to thank palliative care nurses Angela and Kelly and the tremendously dedicated staff from Bayshore Home Health for being such a big part in assisting Francis with Primrose’s care and comfort at home over the past three years. In so many ways, you had become like family. A celebration of Primrose’s life will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Crescent United Church, 2756 – 127th Street, South Surrey, BC.