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William Woodruff

October 18, 1944 - February 22, 2016


Lorraine was survived by Dad, who passed away 24 days later. Both are survived by their Daughters; Deanna (Scotty), Sharon (Sean) and Janice (Jayson), Granddaughter Loreen, Grandsons; William and Jakeb, as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews. Lorraine is also survived by her sister Min and William by his sister Linda -Jane, as well as his brother Jimmy.

Throughout the Fifty Plus Years they were in the Valley, Mom worked for BC Hydro and Herb Doman, then later at the Legion and Elks Club. Woody stayed with family business; E&M Machine Works which is now Promac Manufacturing. Rumor has it, he may have been sold along with the company.

Both Mom and Dad were involved in the local sports community, where Dad was inducted into the North Cowichan Sports Wall of Fame in 2013 on behalf of the Chemainus Blues, as well as a member of the CVGC for many years. Mom was always at the rink, either with Dad and his hockey or with us three girls while we figure skated.

Mom was involved with the LA TO BR.53 RCL lady’s aux, as well as the Cowichan pipe band in their early years. Mom fought a very hard battle with cancer right to end, where dad had found out only two months before his passing the as well had cancer.

At both their requests there will not be a service. Many thanks to Jack Cotterill, Butch & Elaine, Mom and Dad’s rock through this., to Debi, Dianna and Kari for visiting with Mom, Uncle Pat and Tommy Gamble for their visits and to Gen for always being there for the both of them.

You were both taken away from us girls too soon, our lives will never be the same without you both in it.

We Love You Forever and Always.




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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.

From: Betty and David McIlroy
Relation: Friends

We are so sad to hear of this. We knew both your mom and dad and I am so sorry to here how close they went together. You never had a chance to grieve for one and then the other so soon. Our deepest thoughts are with you.

From: Carole Gill
Relation: Friend from the Elk's club

My deepest sympathy to you Sharon, and your sisters, in the loss of both your mom & dad. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

From: Christine kalisch (Belton)
Relation: Friends

I am so sorry to hear about your lose. All of you have my deepest sympathy. I was fortunate to have had your mom enjoy plays and events with me.

From: Laurel & Robert Menzies
Relation: fellow ProMac worker

I am so sorry to hear of your double loss. I worked with Woody for over 20 years @ Promac and got to know him and your Mom. I enjoyed knowing both of them, they were good people and will be missed. May your wonderful memories of them help you thru this sad time.

From: Michelle(Resch)Cameron
Relation: Through long time friends of the Harwood Family

Very sorry to the Woodruff family for their family loss.Our hearts go out to you all.

From: Bob Strangwayes
Relation: Friend

It is with a sad heart that I post this. I have known Lorraine and Woody for many years and whenever I was in the area I would stop in and say Hello. Woody and I had many an hour on the water and it was he who taught me how to watch a rod. Lorraine was always there with a cold beer for me at the Legion. I will miss them both Uncle Bob

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