July 13, 1923 to November 28, 2011
Muriel has joined her beloved Bill (Feb 1923- May 2011) on their final boat trip. Born in Bangor, County Down, Ireland, Muriel came to Vancouver when she was very young with her brother Ian and her parents Annie and ‘Mac’ McDonald, all of whom have predeceased her.
Muriel attended Point Grey Junior High and Prince of Wales High School where she was an athlete of some note. Summers were spent at Cowan’s Point on Bowen Island, which she loved, and loved to tell us about. After graduating from high school, Muriel went on to business school and then to the Bank of Montreal, Main Branch where she worked for several years. Shortly after marrying Bill in June of 1948, they built their first home at Copper Cove, West Vancouver, where the family would live for many years. As the family grew to five children, Muriel was a very dedicated wife and mother. Eventually Muriel went back to work, being the co-owner of Petticoat Lane in Horseshoe Bay, until moving to Langley where she assisted Bill with their automobile business. An early retirement took them to Ladysmith for over 23 happy years and then latterly to the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area to be near family.
Muriel is lovingly remembered by her five children, Diane (Peter) Kellas, Ralph Prittie (Judy Loewen), Donald (Janice) Prittie, Frances Prittie and Margie (Lorne) Johnson. Also missing their Grandma are Wendy Kellas, Brent Kellas, Annie Prittie, Amanda Johnson, Joel Prittie, Caleb Johnson, Angus Prittie and Lachlan Dorey. Muriel, so goodhearted and easygoing will be greatly missed by her extended family and many friends.
The family will gather in the spring to spread Muriel and Bills’ ashes in Copper Cove, a place they called “A magical place to raise a family”.