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September 29, 2016


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dell E. Finerty

She was born April 6th, 1930 in Drumheller, AB. She passed away peacefully at her home in Parksville, BC on September 29th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. An avid genealogist, the matriarch of the Finerty Clan is survived by her children, Mike (Sari), Maire, Drew (Shelley), Janie, Alison (Garry), Dell (Kevin); her nine grandchildren, Bud (Stephanie), Keanan (Heni), Tristan (Hyunjeong), Dustin (Kelly), Dallas (Veronica), Jill (Adrian), Jen (Hugh), Brad (Jessica), and Nikki as well as eight great grandchildren, Mika, Smilla, Banyan, Desmond, Kieran, Ryland, Olivia, and soon to arrive baby girl McCall. Dell is also survived by her very special companion Don Clarke.

Dell was a dedicated volunteer for Island Health and the S.P.C.A. in Parksville and the Qualicum Beach Historical Library. Dell was predeceased by her father, Bill Ritchie; mother, Polly Ritchie; brother, Kent Ritchie; sister, Wilma Tario and husband, Andy Finerty and her many nieces and nephews around the world. All were touched by her generous, kind, and beautiful soul. We love you Mom, Grandma, and GG, always.

The Family wishes to thank Dr. Mark and Dr. Cline for their wonderful care over the years, and Dr. Bell and Dr. King for their excellent care most recently. A special thank you to Dr. Van Der Weyde, the Oceanside Palliative Care Team and the Oceanside Hospice Team for their wonderful care and support for Dell and the family.

A Celebration of Life was held in Victoria

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parksville SPCA.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

McCall Gardens of Victoria, BC ~ (1-800-870-4210)

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