Sarah Anne (nee Skinner) COLLERY

COLLERY, Sarah Anne

(nee Skinner)

Jan. 12, 1941- Oct. 29, 2007

Sarah Collery peacefully passed away after a brief illness. Honoured to have her in their lives are Michael, her husband of 45 years, her children; Aaron (Sandy), Simon (Dianne), Adrian (Trisha) along with her grandchildren; Kieran, Castley, Tamara, Hannah, Sophia, Aidan, Reuben and Carys. Sarah was predeceased by her father Moore. She will be missed by her mother Dora, brothers; Moore (Julia), Paul (Helen), Lindsay (Susan) and sister; Dorthea (Bert). Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland she immigrated to Canada in 1969. Briefly living in Ontario and Port Alice before settling in Qualicum Beach in 1973. Sarah had a very colourful personality, never taking no for an answer. She was determined to provide for her family and doted on her boys. Involved locally in youth soccer and lacrosse. She could always be heard supporting her teams. Sarah loved spending time with her grandchildren, gardening on Little Mountain and shopping. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.

“Footprints in the Sand”

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, You said that once I decided to follow you, You’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.” The Lord replied, “My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I Carried You.”

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Nov 17 at 2pm at 889 Little Mountain Road, Parksville. All welcome. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Salvation Army.

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