WILSON, Edythe “Geraldine”
(Long, nee Vaux)
August 29, 1926 ~ May 21, 2008
The family of Gerry Wilson is saddened to announce her peacefully passing May 21st at Trillium Lodge, Parksville. Born in Duncan, B.C., she was a granddaughter of early Cowichan Valley Pioneer Families, Vaux and Colvin and only daughter of W.H. (Billy) and Edith Vaux. Gerry spent her childhood years in Duncan, attending the Old Koksilah School, a one room school, housing grades 1-8, then graduating from Duncan High school in 1944. She spent her early working years at Whittome’s Law Office in town before moving to Victoria to work for lawyers Sullivan, Smith and Bigelow for the next 30 years. Gerry spent a short time traveling and working in Cranbrook, Kamloops and Campbell River before retiring to her beloved home at Nanoose Bay. Here she would enjoy gardening, boating, and the love of her little dogs.
Gerry was predeceased by her husband Jack Wilson, sister-inlaw Fern Vaux and nephew in-law Floyd Kitchen. Survived by her only brother Dallas Vaux, niece Elaine Kitchen, and nephews Doug(Shirley) Vaux and Gord Vaux. As well as great niece Jillian Vaux and great nephews Steve Kitchen and Brydon Vaux.
Gerry’s determination, hard work, tremendous strength and courage would enable her to face the many challenges that would come her way in life. Gerry will be remembered for her keen sense of humor, a twinkle in her eye and the enjoyment she received by helping others less fortunate that herself.
Special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Trillium lodge for the attentive care, special allowances and friendship they provided Gerry with during her time as a resident. Thank you also for allowing Gerry her privacy, dignity and independence. Thank you Dr. Desai for the special care you gave Gerry for the many years she was your patient.
No service by request. Gerry’s ashes will be laid to rest at her parents grave site in Duncan, just a short distance from the place of her birth.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved,still missed and very dear
You will be deeply missed Auntie Deene and always remembered.