Ivy BILSON

BILSON; Ivy Alwyn passed away into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at age 94 years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon in February 1994, and by loving sister Vera, brothers George and Reg and cousin Joyce. She was the loving daughter of Rose and William Keyworth, who predeceased her in 1944 and 1967 respectively. She was the beloved mother of Roy, loving grandmother of Ian of Abbotsford and Angela of Carson City, NV, loving great grandmother of Brooklyn, Adam, Joshua, Ryan, Emily & Luke. Loving sister of Gill (Allan) of Mallorca. Loving Aunty of Bill Keyworth and family of San Francisco, Pam Turner (nee Keyworth), Maureen Townrow (Longmire) and Janet Emerson (Longmire) and families, all of England.

Ivy was born in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England on May 21, 1919. She and her family moved to California in 1964 and came to Vancouver in 1966. She was always socially connected in the communities where she lived and enjoyed her friendships with Richmond Welcome Wagon during her 25 years in Richmond, and as the second president of the Abbotsford Brit Club after moving to Abbotsford in 1990. She loved being with family and friends in Canada and England and spending time holidaying in Chula Vista, California. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Matthew Church, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford, BC with The Reverend Fr. Allen Doerksen officiating. Woodlawn Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Many thanks for the kindness and care shown by Drs. Caroline Wang and her father in Richmond, Drs. Windt and De Leeuw in Abbotsford, and the doctors, nurses and staff at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Messages of condolence to the family can be left at www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com

Woodlawn Funeral Home (604) 853-2643


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