Mabel (nee) Haskett
April 11, 1913 – July 26, 2009
It is with great sadness that Mabel passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009 after suffering a stroke on_July 17, 2009, at Stanford Place Care Campus in Parksville, B. C. She was pre-deceased by her husband Lewis in July 1986 and her Mother, Helen in December, 1987. She is survived by her son Jack Kirkpatrick (Jean) of Burnaby, B. C., daughter Nancy (Arnold) Chickite of Quadra Island, and daughter Marianna Murphy. Grandchildren Cheryl (Bernie) Bridden of Steveston, B. C., Robert (J’Nelle) of Cloverdale, B. C. John (Danielle) of Surrey, B. C. , Jonathan of Quadra Island, Rhonda of Vancouver, B. C. Robin, of Whitehorse, B. C. and Jesse of Vancouver, B. C. Great Granchildren, Lauren, Johnny, Erin, Amanda, Skye, Peyton, Dylan and Zoey.
Mabel was born in Pipestone, Manitoba and was raised on the family farm by her parents Helen and Robert Haskett. Mabel remained in Manitoba graduating from Virden Collegiate and later married Lewis. After a few years Mabel and Lewis moved to Vancouver, then relocated to North Vancouver where they raised their family.
In 1958 Mabel and Lewis moved to Quadra Island where they purchased a home and service station, which later on, Lewis built a nice garage to do his mechanical work. They remained on Quadra until 1971 when they retired.
During retirement in Qualicum Beach they travelled frequently and Lewis kept himself busy puttering around fixing things and Mabel kept herself busy gardening, belonging to the Seniors Centre in Qualicum and the Qualicum Beach Carpet Bowling Club and playing bridge.
After Lewis passed away, Mabel then downsized to a patio home for easier maintenance. She continued to live on her own, but as she aged, she didn’t want to be alone and asked her eldest daughter Marianna to come and assist her. They lived together until Mabel decided to go to a new retirement home in Qualicum. She lived there until it was necessary for her health to go to Stanford Care Place where she continued to live until she had her stroke which paralyzed her right side and her throat muscles so she was unable to talk.
Many thanks to the nurses and staff at Stanford Place Care Campus for their loving care and kindness to Mabel and to make sure she was comfortable at all times.
A graveside Memorial Service will be held at Qualicum Cemetery on September 11, 2009
at 2:00 pm, and she will be buried next to Lewis.
Refreshments at 583 Nootka Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
First Memorial Society of B.C.