Gwendolyn was born to a Canadian Salvation Army family based in interwar China and returned with her family to Canada in 1946.  Following school, she took training in nursing and worked for many years in social and medical institutions in eastern Canada.  At retirement, she married the late Donald Perry of Vancouver Island, Retired Warrant Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy, and member of the RCMP, with whom she had a loving marriage for 37 years.  Living first in the Duncan area, she happily engaged in rural life, raising small numbers of sheep and chickens.  Upon moving to Victoria, she worked in property management.  Throughout, she steadfastly and with personal delight maintained her home with Don.

One of four children, she is survived by older sister, Eleanor, in the United States; younger brother, Leonard, in Vancouver and predeceased by her closest sister, Patricia.  With loving care and attention, she embraced the lives of her nieces and nephews, even at a distance, and is fondly remembered as that “special aunt”.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of personal choice.

A Celebration of her Life will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 2:00pm.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Clifford and Mary-Anne Perry

    Condolences to all that knew and loved Gwen.
    Donald will be waiting for Gwen and they will embrace again forever.
    The Perry families have many fond memories to treasure.


  • Joanne

    I think there’s a new star shining brightly tonight. Heaven’s gain is our earthy loss. Good night, sweet dreams. Promoted to Glory. Dear sweet Auntie Gwen.

  • Laurent Bellard

    My sincerest condolences to the family of Gwendolyn Perry. Losing someone who is loved and cherished is never easy. I hope that you will find some solace in each other’s love and company during this time of grief. I do not know Gwendolyn, but I do know a member of the family, Brian who is a wonderful human being whom I am honored to know. And if he is wonderful, I wound imagine Gwendolyn sure was too. We all love that one special aunt in any family, I know I loved my special aunt who passed away in April of last year. Take care of one another other, and honour her by talking about the beautiful memories you all have of her. Hugs are nice too. Again, I am truly sorry for your loss.

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