With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Lynn after she left us much too soon on November 4, 2020 in Victoria, B.C. She was born on January 8, 1944 in the little town of Rawdon, Quebec at the foot of the Laurentian Mountains.

Predeceased by the love of her life, D’Arcy in 2016, Lynn is survived by her son Doug (Gloria), daughter Kerrilee, grandchildren Danielle (Matt), Andrew, Heather (Dennis), Matthew, Rebecca, Maddison (Luch) and Chelsea and great-grandchildren Lucy and Logan.  She leaves behind her brother Kerry (Paula) and her sister Mary-Anne (Fred) and her numerous nieces and nephews and their families in Quebec and Ontario. She also leaves behind Pearl, her loyal and faithful Boston Terrier. She will be missed by her many friends and church family at St. Phillips.

Growing up in rural Quebec, Lynn was a farm girl at heart and instilled a strong work ethic to her family, but was always watching over her younger siblings.  She loved so many outdoor activities but had a passion for skiing.  Lynn was educated at the Royal Victoria School of Nursing in 1964 and was successful at achieving her goal of becoming a Head Nurse at a young age.  After marrying D’Arcy, they moved between Montreal and Vancouver before finally settling in Victoria.  While they loved to travel and saw all parts of the world, her favourite place was always her home with D’Arcy on Arbutus Cove.

She was a dedicated follower of Christ and despite the last few years in chronic pain, her faith never wavered.  Lynn showed tremendous love to her family and friends and will be remembered as fun-loving, open-hearted, and kind. She is smiling once again with D’Arcy, holding hands, and at peace.

A Celebration of Life will be held virtually on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Click the following link to attend.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SPCA https://spca.bc.ca/locations/victoria/ and The Canadian Red Cross https://www.redcross.ca/donate/

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Jessica Vitrouk

    Lynn was a student at the Pilates studio where I teach. Lynn was very disciplined about her Pilates practice – she came twice a week and was one of the first students to return to the studio when we reopened this summer. She said Pilates helped her a lot while she was waiting for her new knees. During the last month she came to the studio she was in a class of 2 and I was the teacher. We had good talks and laughs during those classes and we miss her now. Lynn was a gracious, kind person and I so enjoyed working with her. It was a privilege. I know how hard it is to lose a parent, but I count you all lucky that you had a mother/grandmother like Lynn. With kindest regards.

  • Moira McCarthy

    Dear Family,

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. I knew Lynn from our school days at Rawdon Consolidated and again when I relocated to Victoria, BC in 1992.
    Lynn will be sadly missed. May the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort.
    With heartfelt sympathies,

    Moira McCarthy (Toronto)

  • Gail Baddeley

    What a blessing Lynn was to so many. Thank you for inviting me to share in your memories yesterday at such a difficult time. I will miss Lynn, my cousin and my friend.
    Sending heartfelt sympathy to you all,

  • Patti (Patti Page) Johnson

    Dear Doug and Kerrilee & your families, Shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of your Mum.
    I have so many good fun filled memories of your Mum and Dad that go back years ,especially when you kids were much younger. It makes me laugh when I think of them! I loved your Mum & Dad! Cherish your memories, I believe we will see them again.

  • Marnie Bradfield

    Marnie and Leigh Bradfield.

    Dear Doug and Kerrilee,
    We were so sorry to hear of your mum’s sudden passing. We knew Lynn primarily through St. Philip’s church..where she was a faithful attendee for many years.
    Lynn was soul of deep faith and although we have not seen her for sometime, we remember her with great fondness. ..her lovely, warm smile and persona.
    She will be with your dad and in a much more peaceful place.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you,

  • Jennifer Pengilly

    Dear Doug and Kerrilee, So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. I didn’t see her very frequently, but always enjoyed the time I spent in her company. She will be missed by a great number of friends, but it’s such an enormous loss to you, her family. please accept my sincere condolences.
    Jennifer Pengilly.

  • Rosemary McClung

    Dear Kerrilee and Doug. I was shocked to hear of Lynn’s passing on Nov. 4th. Thinking back our family had been friends for 40 years. Over the years I would bump into your mom walking Katie or at Peppers…would often see your dad running all over the neighbourhood or the university as I was out walking our family dog. We always stopped for a chat. I’d seen much more of Lynn since D’Arcy’s death. She was struggling so I invited her over for a glass of wine and chat. Being a widow for some time I passed along some advice, some information and just normal family stuff. This was the start of many nice get-togethers. I hadn’t seen her for a while but ran into her walking Pearl in our neighbourhood. We had a short but sweet visit and caught up on news. She seemed good but her health was such a big issue. I just wanted you both to know I considered her a dear friend and am very sorry for your loss.

  • Bonnie and Eugene Hetherington

    Dear Kerrilee, Doug and families, We send our love and sympathy on the death of your mother and grandmother. It was so unexpected and sudden that it is difficult to absorb. Lynn was such a lovely person and very stoic in the face of constant pain. In spite of her challenges, she always had a smile and cheerful greeting for everyone. May you find comfort in the happy memories you all have of her.

  • Diana Bracegirdle

    Dear Kerry and Family,

    I was shocked and so very sad to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing. We were all so appreciative of her help in organizing our wonderful RVH (Royal Victoria Hospital) reunion in Sept 2019. I was just starting to get to know the lovely Lynn in recent years, visiting her in her beautiful home by the ocean and having coffee when ever I would visit Victoria. Lynn was just so beautiful and serene, and I will miss her so much. Condolences to the whole family……from ‘Deedz’ in Perth ON, RVH classmate, class of 64

  • Tiffany

    Dear Kerrilee,
    I am so saddened to hear about your moms passing. My deepest sympathy to you, Doug and your children. She was a real beauty inside and out. A generous and thoughtful person and she had a great sense of humour too.
    Thinking of you,

  • Julie McClung

    Dear Kerrilee & Doug, I’m so sorry to hear the news about your mother and send my condolences to you and your families. I still have memories of the place on Tashy and can only imagine how tolerant and generous your mom must have been with the epic hide and seek games from roof to basement and the cases of Pop Shoppe. My own mom is in the neighbourhood still and had many good conversations with your mom over the years, especially in the last few years. Take care everyone.

  • Maureen D BENNETT

    To Lynn’s Family,
    We were so sorry to read of Lynn’s passing in the Times Colonist. Darcy and Lynn were very good friends to us when we first arrived in Victoria in 1979. Although we had drifted apart over the years we continued to think fondly of them both.
    We hope you have many wonderful memories of Lynn that will sustain you in the coming days.
    May Lynn rest in peace.
    Prayers and warm wishes, Bob and Maureen Bennett

  • Juliette (Julie MacKay) Lawson

    So sorry to hear about Lynn’s passing. i saw her last year in Victoria atour RVH, nursing reunion. She also came to St John’s Newfoundland. . Since we graduated in 1964, I guess we only met at these gatherings. My sincerest condolences to all of you

  • Deborah L Poirier

    Dear Doug, Kerrilee, MaryAnn and Kerry, my deepest condolences. I only met with Lynn from time to time when she would return to the farm some weekends, when I was visiting MaryAnn. And I remember how kindly Lynn was to remember to come and visit my parents on their farm, on some of her later visits. I will miss her presence and her smile. Thinking of you all. With Love, Debbie and Valentina Poirier

  • Jean Haley

    My sympathy to you on the loss of your dear Mother, Lynn.
    I have known her for many years primarily through the Medical Wives of Victoria and the Community Service Group we were involved with. Lynn was very involved in all we did in the community and she was always cheerful and a person we could depend on to get things done.
    She was a true family person and felt deeply involved in family life.
    It was too early for her to leave us but trust that she has gone on to a better life.

  • John and Vivian Rayson

    Karilee and Doug:

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your mother. Viv had only talked to her recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families.
    We have many fond memories of your Mother and Dad, going back 54 years: Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Palm Springs. We will always remember the ski trip with your Mother to Jasper.

    John and Vivian

  • Kim & Jason

    Our condolences to Kerrilee & Doug along with all their children.
    Our hearts to you all during these times. Your mom will be missed ❤️
    Kim, Jason, Jennifer & Emily.

  • Nancy Nutter Woollven

    It was so good to see Lynn at the 55th reunion of our Royal Victoria Hospital nursing class. She was so gracious to allowed us to gather and reminisce at the Victoria Golf Club. So many memories of happy times in Montreal. We will miss her.

  • Bill & Margaret Chapman

    Dear Kerrilee & Doug, Our condolences to you and your families. I knew your mom from the time I was 11 and worked on the farm. She was always a hard-working person who also knew how to have fun. While we saw less and less of her as we moved around especially after Mabyn died, Kerry kept us up-to-date.

    To paraphrase Kahlil Gibran, “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” It is my memories of Lynn that give me delight. I thank her for those memories.

  • kevin carroll

    sorry to hear of your loss condolence from KEVIN AND FAMILY

  • Barbara Guthrie

    Heartfelt condolences to all Lynn’s family.
    Lynn and I have been friends from the age of six and we had very recently talked and laughed on the phone. It seems unreal that she has left us so unexpectedly. Thinking of you all, whom she loved so much,
    Barbara Haynes Guthrie,
    Perth, Ontario.

  • Kaaren Robinson

    Kerrilee and Doug, your mom and I go back many, many years. We walked the ups and downs of life and faith together. She was a trusted confidant and faithful friend. Her beautiful smile invited and welcomed all of us into her life, her home, and her unique expressions of colour, art, and beauty. I’m so grateful for the trip she made to Newfoundland with Mary Ann a couple of years ago and the conversations we had, even to two days before her hospital admission.Lynn has left you and your extended family, a legacy of steadfast grace and love…not as a burden to follow, but a gift to share and enjoy. I know she loved you deeply.

  • Elizabeth Szeremeta

    Dear Mary-Ann, Fred, Kerry, Paula, and all your families,
    Please accept my most sincere condolences. The news came as a real shock to me, as it was not that long ago that I spoke with Lynn on the telephone. At least we know that she is no longer in pain and no doubt she is overjoyed to be reunited with her husband Darcy, and with her dear parents. May angels from heaven surround you all and comfort you and give you peace.

  • Sheila Christopher

    We were very sad to hear of Lynn’s death. We have many fond memories of growing up with Lynn in Rawdon.
    Please accept our sympathy to the whole Family.
    Sheila & Graham Christopher

  • Barbara Baillie

    So sad to read of Lynn’s death. I was her spiritual director a number of years ago. She was a beautiful person & a woman of faith.

  • Krista Voitchovsky

    Dear Kerrilee & family, My condolences to you all. I was so surprised to see of your mothers passing. I thoroughly enjoyed working with your parents on all of their travels when I was their travel advisor, such wonderful people. May she/they be resting in peace together. Be well…Krista Voitchovsky

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