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Alice Jane Funk (nee Hurley) born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on July 13,1935, passed into the presence of the Lord she loved and served on February 4, 2017. Alice was predeceased by her husband of 57 years Alvin Funk, her parents Robert and Isabella Hurley, and her brothers Charles Hurley and Hall Smyth. She is survived by her children Jack (Wendy), Jill (Bryce) and Lindsay (Joy) and grandchildren Justin, Jordan, Peter, Karen, Rebecca, Allison, Natasha and Carina.

Mom – Bubba – loved and dedicated her life to the Lord and her family. She spent many summers serving at Camp Imadene in various capacities and this, along with her time working at the Christian Book and Music Center in Victoria created some of her happiest memories. She was a true saint and servant of her Lord, not only during her time serving as a Deacon, but also in the countless hours that she gave to maintaining and supporting the church community and functions. She was an exceptional homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother, using her many talents to make a happy home and many joyful memories for her children and grandchildren.

Alice’s family would like to thank everyone involved in her care, especially those at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital ECU.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Alice’s name may be made to Camp Imadene, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

There will be a graveside service on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 10 am. at Royal Oak Burial Park. A celebration of Alice’s life will be held at Saanichton Bible Fellowship, 2159 Mount Newton Cross Road, on Thursday, February 16th at 1 pm.

A wise and loving woman, she will be missed.

Condolences may be offered below.

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  • Mardee Nickerson
    February 10, 2017

    Jack and Wendy, Jill and Bryce, Lindsay and Joy I have great memories of your mom especially during the 70s to the mid-80s (when I moved east). We were both involved with Camp Imadene in a variety of ways; Alice was a great encouragement to me as I transitioned through my various Imadene roles. She was always gracious and had a deep concern for others to know Christ. Keep trusting on Christ to guide and comfort you for He is the greatest guide! (Proverbs 3:5, 6)

  • Shelley Weeks
    February 9, 2017

    Dear Jack and Wendy, Bryce and Jill, Lindsay and Joy, and families,

    I have lots of good memories of your Mum over the years. Mostly from Camp Imadene when I was helping in the kitchen and she was head chef, or when I was a Cabin leader and she was cooking, shucks, I think she was even in the kitchen when I was a camper! I also remember taking my Mum to Curves and often Alice was there, too, so we had some good sweaty conversations. I was quite sad to see her in the hospital looking so frail when all my memories were of a very hardy and strong Alice. But I’m glad we got to visit her there and hope it was an encouragement to her. I can imagine her now, jumping and leaping with her Heavenly Father. She will be missed! My Prayer is that you will all be able to grieve well and receive peace from on High.

    Lots of Love to you all from across the sea,
    Shelley Weeks (From Brent, too, but he will probably want to send you his own memories and greetings.)

  • Darrell Dobell
    February 9, 2017

    Dear Jill and Family

    Deepest love coming your way from the Dobell’s. Sad to see the parents go but we all will be joining them shortly.

    God speed.
    DD

  • Frank and Linda
    February 8, 2017

    To the Family:

    Our deepest condolences with the passing of your Mom.
    She was a wonderful and caring person and it is a very sad time with her gone.
    She touched the hearts of many people and will be fondly remembered.

    With deepest sympathy!

  • Louise Oppel
    February 8, 2017

    Dar Jack, Jill and Lindsay,
    Many of my happy “camp memories” are tied closely to thoughts of your mother. She was a true gem – full of wisdom and grace with a splash of good humour.
    Until we all meet again someday.
    Louise Oppel

  • Beth Goh
    February 8, 2017

    Dear Family of Alice,
    So many memories come to mind when I think of your Mom/grandmother. The earliest would date back to when some of you lived on Biscoe Drive and my family was invited for Sunday lunches. Alice was a great hostess! Other memories from Biscoe include sleeping over and Oaklands youth group meetings. Serving at Camp Imadene as a cabin leader was due to Alice’s encouragement. I was always impressed by her service to Camp. She also was a faithful writer to me for nearly 3 years while I was at Bible School and then living in France. I still have a bookmark she included in 1 of her letters that says “Remind me, Lord, that nothing’s going to happen to me today that you & I together can’t handle.” I was blessed to have known her. My thoughts & prayers are with each of you as mourn her absent physical presence. May you be comforted with the knowledge that you will one day be reunited in heaven. In Christ, Beth Goh

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