March 9, 1924 – December 30, 2011
“Vi” passed away peacefully in Qualicum Beach. She is survived by her daughter Christine (Frank) Slocum, her grandson James Rode, her great-granddaughthers Cheyenne and Rayanne Rode, her brother Ken (Sheila) Malmgren, and her brother-in-law and his wife, Howie and Mary Rode. She is predeceased by her husband Ken, son Greg Rode, granddaughter Kristiana Rode, and sister Elenor and her husband George Lesperance. Vi will be remembered in Parksville as the ICBC Lady.
She started working at the Parksville Credit Union shortly after moving to Parksville in 1974 and managed the ICBC department until her retirement. After she retired and before, Ken and Vi were avid fishermen, catching their limit every day (those were the days), coming home, cleaning, smoking, and canning their catch, which they shared with everyone. Later, both Vi and Ken were well known with the Parksville McDonalds morning coffee crowd. She had many friends in this town and will be missed.
Thank you to Eagle Park in Qualicum Beach for taking such good care of Mom. You are all very special people. And especially I would like to thank Lena for the special care and love of Mom she showed all the time.
There will be a family service at a later date.