CLINGWALL Gwendolyn Susan (nee Jones)
Feb. 23, 1919 – Aug. 25, 2012
It is with great sorrow and appreciation for a life well lived that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Gwen. She passed away on August 25, 2012 surrounded in love by members of her family. Born to William and Ethel Jones in Port Coquitlam, BC. Gwen is predeceased by her parents, her siblings Guy, Charlie, Howard, John and Lorrie, her half-siblings Stanley, Joan, Griff, David, Bessie, Edith, and Arthur and her son Karl, in 1980 and her husband of 69 years, Edgar, in 2010. She is survived by her children Leroy (Jean), Susan (Barry Grove) and Brenda, grandsons Quinton (Lisa), Clayton, Garrett (G.W.), Leroy (Rebekah), Bryn, and Deverick and great granddaughter, Lilanie. She met her future husband Edgar when she was 16 and they married on August 12, 1940. In the early years of their marriage they lived in a logging camp at the head of Harrison Lake; Gwen had many happy memories of this time. In 1943 they built their first home on Cyril Street in Abbotsford. Their marriage was one of love and devotion and provided a strong foundation for their children. Gwen dedicated her life to her family and provided a loving home that was always filled with the smells of home baking for family and for friends who came to visit. She adored her grandsons and took every opportunity to spend time with them. Gwen was a member of The Rebekah Lodge and active in the Fraser Valley Lapidary club for a number of years. Their children were delighted to go ‘rock-hounding’ with their parents on the Fraser River sand bars. Gwen loved to be active, whether gardening, swimming, golfing, or cross-country skiing. She was also an avid reader and found pleasure in painting and knitting. She enjoyed card games and never lost the ability to play a competitive game of Crib. She belonged to the Chase Crib and curling clubs while she and Edgar lived part-time in Sorrento. The family greatly appreciates the care provided by the wonderful staff of Valhaven Home where Gwen resided for the past year. A Memorial Tea will be held at 1:00 pm, September 1, 2012 at the home of Leroy and Jean Clingwall, 2048 Orchard Drive, Abbotsford. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of donations to your favourite charity, in Gwen’s memory.