Avis passed away after a brief illness on February 10, 2017 in Victoria, BC. She was born on October 18, 1935 in Camrose, AB. Avis was predeceased by her son, Dean Clayton Shapka (1974) and is survived by her daughter, Shelly Dennis-Orr (Robb); her sons, Tom (Stella) Robb and Bob (Dixie) Robb; her sister, Betty Ewart; her nieces and nephews, Jim (Robbin) Ewart, Susan Ewart, Janet (Richard) Harron and Barry Ewart; her grandchildren, Terra (Dana) Murdoch, Erin Dennis, Eric Orr, Lindy (Rob) Silano, James Robb, Brandon (Brittany) Robb, Jenessa (Philip) Parker, Kyle Robb, and Cody Robb and her great-grandchildren, Abril Silano and Seth Parker. She will be extraordinarily missed by many more friends and relatives.
The family wish to thank the doctors and nurses at Victoria General Hospital who cared for Avis over the last several months.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Saanich Baptist Church, 7577 Wallace Drive, Saanichton, BC, on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1:00pm, with Pastor Mark Cunningham officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Christmas Child through samaritanspurse.org.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Anita DigginsFebruary 18, 2017
michelle messmerFebruary 18, 2017
Louise NeufeldtFebruary 16, 2017
Tillie BainesFebruary 16, 2017
Doreen KelleyFebruary 16, 2017
Marge WilkeFebruary 15, 2017
Della KeimFebruary 14, 2017