December 8, 2018
Gwen passed away peacefully on Saturday December 8th at the age of 60 years with her family by her side. Gwen is survived by her loving husband Douglas of 42 years; children Trisha(Scott) Bassingthwaite, Amy(Greg) Flint, Michael (Catrina Clarke). Her precious grandchildren Nicholas, Lauren, Anna, Gwen, Adam, Cian, Ezme and Danica. Mother Vera Adams, sisters Jackie (Ken) Dornian, Kim (Ralph) Garbers. Sister-in-law Gerry (Dan) Connell, brother-in-law Wayne Petsul. Many nephews, nieces and friends. Gwen had many cousins and friends as well.
Gwen (mama) lived in Port Alberni her whole life. She met her Dougie when she was only 14 years old. They fell in love, a special kind of love that would last a life time. Gwen (mama) never took anything or anybody for granted.
Gwen’s love for the little things in life were bigger than most could see with their own eyes. Little things like regular picnics together, a long drive or a Saturday date night, and visiting with her precious grand babies (as she would say), were always her priorities. Gwen had a sparkle in her eye, a smile on her beautiful face and a heart of gold. Such a beautiful soul and she will be sadly missed. Gone but never forgotten.
A Celebration of Life to be announced in the New Year 2019.
The family would like to extend heart felt thanks to the Nurses, Drs., and staff at West Coast General Hospital for their support and compassion. Also thanks to Patty and Barry at Yates Memorial.
Donations can be made to the MS Society.
Stories and condolences can be shared at the Celebration of Life (To Be Announced).