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Trudeen Carter

March 22, 1953 - October 8, 2011


CARTER – Trudeen Louise (Cameron) passed away October 8, 2011, in Duncan, just days before her 38th anniversary of marriage to Brian, her high school sweetheart. Fighting bravely until the very end; she never gave up hope that she would beat cancer and had courage and strength to continue on through several setbacks. Trudeen, the eldest of four children was born March 22, 1953 in New Westminster to proud parents, Gordon and Louise Cameron. The family moved to the Cowichan Valley when Trudeen was a young girl and she remained on Vancouver Island her entire life. After graduating in 1971 from Cowichan Secondary School, Trudeen then studied at Malaspina College for the next two years attaining her diploma as a legal secretary. In 1981, Brian and Trudeen’s wishes of a family came true with the addition of their beloved daughter Melissa, and in recent years their adored grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Brian, her daughter Melissa (Brad), grandchildren Alexandra and Carter, brothers, Martin (Heather), Greig (Dana), and Richard (Maureen), sister-in-law Norma (David) and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Trudeen was an accomplished artist and always had a craft or baking project to complete. Her initials “TLC” said it all and she left her stamp both on her artwork and our hearts. She was the adored matriarch of the family and a loyal friend to many. If you had a question, “Nan” always knew the answer. She was the ‘go-to’ person for not only her family, but also her many friends and co-workers. Her self-proclaimed “type A” personality is what endeared her to all who knew her. She was incredibly strong-willed, had a heart of gold and approached everything in life with passion. She devoted countless hours to volunteering including Girl Guides and Duncan United Church. Trudeen worked for BCFP in the Crofton Mill for several years and then moved on to working for SD#79, serving both her alma mater and finally at Chemainus Secondary School. The family would like to thank friends Carrie, Pat, Duncan and Karen; and caregivers Frank and Karen for their love, kindness and support. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 16th at 2pm at the Duncan United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Red Cross Society – Duncan (HELP: Health Equipment Loan Program) would be greatly appreciated.


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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: Denise and Bill Bradshaw
Relation: friend and neighbor

May your memories give you comfort and Peace.
Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

From: Kerry Campbell
Relation: friend, co-worker

I am so sorry to hear of trudeen’s passing. She was always an up-beat person to be around and she will be sorely missed.

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