A life well lived .. une vie bien vécue
Lucy passed away with dignity and peacefully at Glenwarren Lodge in the early evening on April 9, 2019 with daughter, Pat Hannah and husband, Brian by her side. She proved her strength many times over the last few years overcoming many health issues but the reoccurring pneumonia since the New Year became too much to fight any longer. Predeceased by her husband, Bob on February 12 2008, she is also survived by many nieces and nephews in Ottawa, Gatineau, Milwaukee Wi, Winnipeg, Nanaimo, Qualicum Beach, Abbotsford and Perth, Australia. Lucy was also Nana to many friends’ children. Family was important to Lucy as proven by nephew Paul and niece Dianne both coming to Victoria last May and July to see her.
The youngest of 6, she was the last survivor of the Larocque siblings; Gerry, Claire, Irene, Aurele and Bertha. Lucy was born in Ottawa, Ontario to French Canadian parents and went to an English school so was bilingual from a young age.
Bob and Lucy met in Ottawa in 1950 while he was on training at Station Rockcliffe and at the tender age of 17, she was married on September 1, 1951 with their only child, daughter, Pat, born on June 9, 1952. Bob’s Air Force career took them to postings in Goose Bay, Labrador, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Marville, France (1 Wing), Camp Borden, Halifax, NS and Victoria in 1969. Lucy was a Dispensing Optician for over 25 years, working at Eaton’s Optical for most of her career.
Her warm and genuine smile made her a friend to everyone who knew her with friendships lasting for over 75 years starting with school friends, Jeanette and Margaret.
Lucy’s hobbies included figure skating, bowling, fishing and harvesting clams and oysters with Bob on the beaches of Parksville and of course playing BINGO! They were both members of the Golden Rods and Reels for several years.
Lucy loved to travel, which included trips with Brian and Pat to Reno, Las Vegas, Jasper, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Mexico, and Europe. Lucy and Pat enjoyed many Mother and Daughter getaways and celebrations and their last 3 trips were cruises to Alaska and California.
Her 85th Birthday was celebrated January 31, 2019 in style with close friends.
Special thanks to everyone at Glenwarren Lodge, particularly Nurses, Nikki and Quinn, where Lucy resided for the past 8 months and Dr. Dwight Forster who continued to be her family physician. Also gratitude and appreciation to companion, Debbie Lewis and good friend, Linnea Comolli, who spent time with Lucy in her last days. Thank you for all the calls and emails from family and friends to Lucy.
A Celebration of Lucy’s Life will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 2pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall’s Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.
Donations in Lucy’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army or the BC Lung Association.
Maman, toujours dans mon Coeur
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
BOB MOOREMay 4, 2019 bruce and fran sinclairMay 1, 2019 Patricia HaakonsonMay 1, 2019 Alice AdamsApril 27, 2019 Pat Walsh (Daisley)April 27, 2019 Tina CatlinApril 24, 2019 Marie-Therese LarocqueApril 24, 2019 Kim and RichardApril 23, 2019 Sylvia ScudamoreApril 21, 2019 NadineApril 19, 2019 Ber Jim and SarahApril 19, 2019 B.J. RobertsApril 19, 2019 e.d.davis "Dave"April 18, 2019 Gaylene YeungApril 18, 2019 JanetApril 18, 2019 Debbie LewisApril 18, 2019 Amanda MillsApril 18, 2019 Dennis JonesApril 18, 2019 Cathy CoxApril 18, 2019 Dianne FetherstonhaughApril 18, 2019 Marg HuxtableApril 18, 2019 Deb LinehanApril 18, 2019 Nancye HardmanApril 18, 2019 Laura, Stephen, Isabella and AliyanaApril 18, 2019 Colleen DawsonApril 18, 2019 Vicki PeachApril 18, 2019 Nancy and Bob PeccoleApril 18, 2019 Paul and Kerry LarocqueApril 18, 2019 Kathy & Terry VenningApril 18, 2019 Lily YeeApril 18, 2019