Marie Wendy FISH nee Cartmell

Marie Wendy Fish

nee Cartmell

Born August 30th, 1924

Ascended May 29th, 2014

Wendy as she was commonly called passed peacefully in her sleep, she was proceeded into light by her husband Les who passed in January 2009.

A world traveler by the age of 2 she was back and forth from England to Sri Lanka, where her father worked as a train engineer. They lived the grand life with many servants until it all ended in 1938 prior to World War II and Wendy came back to England at age 14 to poverty and a life of work to help support the family and her 4 younger siblings.

At 18 she joined the Army and went to war in London working as an “Ack Ack” girl. She trained on radar when it was top secret and radioed to the gunner to shoot down the planes.

Upon discharge she returned to Fleetwood, Lancashire, her birthplace and in 1949 married Leslie Fish. They had two children, Anthony and Elizabeth and emigrated to Canada in 1965.

In 1999 Wendy and Les moved to Vancouver Island and loved the Qualicum, Parksville area.

Wendy was a sparkling, huge presence who had a creative and indomnitable spirit. An amazing sewer, designer and knitter. She loved animals intensely. She is deeply missed by her children, friends and family worldwide. A brother in Africa, a sister in England, a brother on the Island of Guernsey and a sister-in-law in New Zealand.

A poem for Wendy

Star stuff that’s what you are

Energy in human form for a while

My Mum the eternal child with wonderous eyes

And heart so lost at times

I love you eternally and unconditionally

And our bonds did not diminish with your passing back to light

We will go on forever together, here, there, here as it goes

You are part of me and I of you.

Have fun my love until we meet again – your daughter


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