Puddicombe (Paul), Lucille Margaret
With sad hearts, the family of Lucille Margaret (Paul) Puddicombe wish to announce her passing on March 13, 2012 at the age of 92. She was surrounded by family at the time of her death. Lou was born in Scobey, Montana on September 6, 1919. Lou resided in Manitoba until 1962 when she made her home on Vancouver Island. Her door was always open to family and friends for a meal, visit and a good laugh. We will all miss her and those special occasions!
Lou was predeceased by her parents Walter and Myrtle Paul, two husbands, Oral Gunn and Joe Puddicombe, her brother Elvern Sorenson, her grandson Dirk Lee and great grandson Travis Lee. Lou will be sadly missed by her sister Lyla Gardiner, her uncle Raymond Nelson, her sister-in-law Ellen Forsley and her nine children
Patricia (Grant) Lee, Margaret (Allen) Ford, Sandra (Neil)
Kennedy, Joe Puddicombe, Beverly (Jim) Soos, Bonnie (Rick) Godin, Wilfred (Heidi) Puddicombe, Brenda (Alan)
Ranson, Blanche (Raymond) Denechezhe.
When you sat down with Lou, she could proudly name and include birthdates of all of her family including grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren which numbered well over 100 and counting. At the time of her passing she was the oldest of 5 generations. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Lou had a special gift for making people feel welcome.
Our family would sincerely like to thank all those that sent well wishes and were there (present and in spirit) to support us during a difficult time. We would like to extend a special thank you to Lou’s friend Dale Kethler for all of her care and support.
A funeral for Lou was held in Parksville, BC on March 17th, 2012. At this time we would like to inform family and friends that there will be a memorial service and laying of her ashes in Langruth, Manitoba. This date is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later time.
If friends and family so desire, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Downs Syndrome Foundation and the Arthritis Society.