Jessie Reynolds (nee Allen)
Jessie Reynolds passed away on May 21, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
She was born on July 1, 1927 at St. Paul, Alberta. She is predeceased by her parents Walter and Mabel Allen, brothers Walter and John and sisters Edith Reynolds and Beatrice. She is survived by her husband Olaf Reynolds, her brother Douglas (Mary) and sister Grace, step-daughter/niece Barbara (Allan), Parksville and step-son/nephew Richard (Lori), Port Alberni, granddaughters Natalie, Jennifer, Mallori, Jillian and Kaitlyn, great-granddaughter Madeline and great-grandson Parks. Nieces Margaret, Caroline (Roy), Donald, and great-nieces Elizabeth and Jessica.
Jessie attended Qualicum high school until Grade 11 then received her Grade 12 and Practical Nurse Certificate in Calgary. She worked as a Practical Nurse in St. Paul, Red Deer and Nanaimo before returning home to nurse her mother and father in Port Alberni. After their passing, she moved to Parksville with her brother Douglas and was an avid gardener and traveler. Her adventurous spirit took her to Australia (twice), New Zealand, Fiji, the western US, Mexico, all provinces of Canada, Britain (3 times), Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Africa on a safari in Kenya, cruises to Alaska, and from England, Shetland Islands, Halifax to Boston. Her last trip was on the Rocky Mountaineer last spring which she especially enjoyed.
She was an active member of Knox United Church from 1992 to 2007 and enjoyed singing in the choir. In 2007 she started a new adventure when she married Olaf (he was 82 and she was 80 years old). Jessie had a beautiful smile for everyone, was always cheerful and loved to laugh. She will sadly be missed by her family and friends.
A huge thank you from the family to Hospice for their loving support and also to Dr. El Karsh. Words cannot express our appreciation for the compassionate care given to Jessie by the staff at Stanford Place in Fairview during her stay there.
A funeral service will be held on June 13, 2014 at 11am
at Knox United Church in Parksville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society of BC or the Hospice Society.