Monica passed away on January 1, 2017 at Campbell River, B.C.
Born in Chemainus, B.C. on September 29, 1927 to Len and Mary Pearce.
Monica was the oldest of seven children, most of her pre-marriage years were spent in Victoria, B.C. She was very involved with St. John’s Ambulance in her younger years. Monica herself had seven children. After marrying Garfield Wells in 1948 and spending their early years of marriage in Victoria, they moved to various towns in northern B.C., before finally settling in Port Alberni in the early 70’s. Monica spent many hours volunteering with Meals on Wheels, senior’s homes, citizen’s advocacy, the credit union, CWL (40 years) and the Eagles Auxiliary (30+ years). After she became a widow, Monica travelled to Australia five times for prolonged stays. She met many lifelong friends during her travels there. Spending her last 4.5 years in Campbell River, Monica lived a much quieter life, enjoying her wonderful view.
Predeceased by parents Len and Mary Pearce, husband Garfield Wells, sister SSA Margaret Pearce & son Dennis Payne.
Survived by 3 brothers – Rod (Pat), Jack (Rochelle) & Brian (Dot) Pearce, 2 sisters – Isabel Knox, Leona (Larry) Costantineau & children (Wendy Payne) Bruce Wells (Marj), Lynn Norton (Jack), Alan Wells (Roxanne), Carrie Wells, Garry Wells, & Kevin Wells; and nine grandchildren – Sean Payne, Brad Norton, Jennifer Vining, Jacqui Paul, Len Wells, Tricia Norton, Angela Wells, Melanie Wells & Kyle Wells; 10 great- grandchildren – Kolby, Oshan, Keaton, Maya, Jordyn, Andrew, Elliot, Tanner, Rain & Brady plus 1 great-great-granddaughter, Sierra.
A Memorial Service will be held on January 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Campbell River, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Adult Care Society of Campbell River would be appreciated.
The family would like to thank Dr. Liezl Sullivan and the nurses and home care workers from Home & Community Support, with a special thanks to Janine & Shawna, Monica’s fantastic nurses.
And while she lies in peaceful sleep,
her memory we shall always keep.