June 22, 1918 – March 7, 2016 • Lumina Louise St. Jacques, 97, passed away peacefully on March 7th in her home with family by her side. Born on a farm in Wolsley, Saskatchewan in 1918, Lumina married Fernand Emile St. Jacques on February 10, 1942. They moved to the Alberni Valley nine years later and raised their six children: Romeo (Terri); Maurice (Diane); Lorraine (Al); Dennis (Dianne); Elizabeth (George); and Theresa. She has 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Lumina was a devoted wife and a greatly loved and respected mother. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Being with her family was what she enjoyed most of all. She also enjoyed camping, jigsaw puzzles, card games, pull tabs, as well as sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She had a special passion for dancing (even in her transporter chair), music and singing. Lumina was known for her ease in frequent conversation with total strangers. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and joking around, will never be forgotten. Her gentle and loving nature will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually. Her youngest daughter, Theresa, lovingly cared for her mother the last six years of her life in so many immeasurable ways that brought a lasting bond between mother and daughter. Her siblings are eternally grateful for their sister’s untiring commitment and dedication to caring for their loving mother. Cremation has taken place. At Lumina’s request there will be no service. Private burial will be held at St. Peter’s RC Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Pacific Room at the “Chances Rimrock Casino” Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
(Casino age restriction of 19+ applies).