June 26, 1938 – April 9, 2009
Died after a short illness, in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Born June 26, 1938, in Vancouver. Wendy was the beloved daughter of the late Herb and Inez Darroch. Raised mainly in Toronto, she was educated there before spending about 40 years as a reporter for the Toronto Star. She and her partner Jim Shuttleworth, retired to Qualicum Beach, in 1999. Besides Jim, she leaves her twin sister Nancy Heywood and her husband George, nephew Scott Heywood and his wife Kathy, niece Tricia Heywood, stepsons Fraser and Geoffrey Shuttleworth and her ever-loving Emily.
A host of friends also mourn her passing. She was obviously loved by all. No funeral. Cremation, to be followed on a lovely summer day by the scattering of her ashes in the Georgia Strait, in front of her home.