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Lena Openshaw

December 13, 1919 - May 8, 2013


Lena Openshaw: Passed away serenely at Sunridge, Wednesday, May 8, 2013 surrounded by the love of her family and friends.  Born in Vancouver BC on December 13, 1919.  Predeceased by brother Eugene Heath, Sisters Verna Omdal and Vera Tomlinson, and brother Gerald Heath. Survived by daughter Elaine (Lavern) Dempster, sons Ron (Madeleine) Openshaw, Robert (predeceased by Sheila) Openshaw, grandchildren Paul  and Diana Simpson,  Gabriel, Pascal, Sylviane, Anatole Openshaw, Graeme (Rachelle) Dempster, Cheryl (Neil) Galloway, Shawna (Scott) Parks, great grandchildren  Holden, Sarah, Carmen Tompkins, Tharyn, Russel, and Bonnie Simpson, Amelie and Zara Dempster, and Sawyer Galloway.

Lena has lived and worked in the Cowichan Valley since 1981. The exemplary care provided by the entire Sunridge staff, characterized by outstanding compassion and dedication is greatly appreciated by the family.

Visitation for family and friends will held at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan BC on Friday evening May 10, 2013 from 7:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m. followed by a  Funeral service on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 11:30.  Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Amy Kuta
Relation: friend

So sad to read about the passing of your sweet Mom and Grandma. She was such a light to all who knew her. Hugs to all of you, Amy

From: Margaret St.Cyr
Relation: friend of daughter Elaine

Dear Elaine, Lavern and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marg St.Cyr

From: Elinor Conley
Relation: freind

Lena was a very special person..she will be missed..I hope it will help to know that others care., that you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories…..Thinking of you and praying for you …..Elinor and Kathy Conley

From: Sandra Lewis
Relation: family/friend

Aunty Lena was one in more than a million. Her example leaves us without reason to fail. She will always be remembered!

From: Marilyn & Hugh
Relation: friends

WE were sorry to hear that your mom passed away recently . We were away on holiday and got word when we returned. We wished we could have been able to attend the service. We send our sincere sympathy to all your family and think of the good times we spent with Lena when we were in Duncan

Love Marilyn & Hugh

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 11, 2013
Beginning at 11:30am

HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada v9l 6w3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada v9l 6w3


Date & Time:
May 10, 2013
Beginning at 7:00pm

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

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