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Marie Elizabeth Bomford

November 14, 1937 - October 3, 2012


BOMFORD, Marie Elizabeth (given names Mary Elizabeth) passed on during the morning of October 3rd from complications due to diabetes, in Duncan, BC. Marie was born in Canwood, Saskatchewan on Nov., 14, 1937. Predeceased by her parents, George and Mary Petersen; her first husband Siegfried Rudiger; and her sisters Ann Modin, Laura Harvey, and Clara Smiley. Marie is survived by her loving husband Fred Bomford; daughters, Kathleen (Robert), Susan, and Nancy raised while she lived in Victoria, BC and the Western Communities; her granddaughter Asha; and sister Ruth Keskinen. Also by her much loved nieces and nephews and their families inclusive to all relations and of course her dear friends. Marie partly grew up on her parent’s farm in the prairies, chasing the hares, which she caught on occasion until her parents moved to Lake Cowichan in 1947 where she spent more of her younger life and babysat many children there. She worked in Vancouver at Crown Zellerbach and at Alpha Home Care. She was an athlete in her younger days, loved nature and animals and was a member of the Sierra Club at one point. She enjoyed the outdoors her horseback riding, fishing and 4-wheel drive club, and on the race track. Adventure was in her spirit from the day she was born. She was an artist in many ways whether it was by drawing, painting, sewing, playing music or creating displays for Christmas or events in the different communities she lived in. Her art showed as well in her gifts of creating culinary delights and decorating the many cakes she made for special occasions. She had a green thumb extraordinaire and prided herself on the glorious flower and vegetable gardens she created. If so desired memorial remembrances may be made by planting a long-lasting tree, a flowering shrub of your choice in your garden or to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation. Also If you have a kind & heart warming experience, thought, picture or story regarding Mum (Marie) please post it to the link below, we plan on putting a memory book together about her.
Please join us in her Celebration of Life at The Oasis Church, 5070 Riverbottom Road West, Duncan, BC on Saturday, October 20th 2012 at 2:00 pm.


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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: Rob & Kathy Toms
Relation: son in law & daughter

So thankful that we got to say the words “I love you” to each other. May you rest in peace my beloved mother & we wish you love & happiness in the afterlife hereafter. May God bless you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 20, 2012
Beginning at 2:00pm

Oasis Church
5070 W Riverbottom Road
Cowichan, BC

5070 W Riverbottom Road
Cowichan, BC

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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