Winnifred Stella Coburn

Winnifred Stella Coburn

(nee: Howship)

August 26,1923 – March 6, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on March 6th at Mills Memorial Hospital, at the age of 89. Born in Kincaid, Saskatchewan, she enlisted in the army in 1942 in Regina, following the footsteps of her father Charles Howship who fought in the war losing his leg at Vimy Ridge. Winnifred was sent to Nanaimo where she worked as an office assistant for the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps.

After the war, she and the family settled in Nanaimo, moving to Terrace BC in 1958.

Winnifred is survived by her loving family – children Don (Tessie), Bob (Cindy), Ray (Laury), Joyce (Jim), Linda (Brad); her sister Gloria Herfindahl, her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Interment was held at the Terrace Municipal Cemetery on March 11, 2013.

The family would like to convey their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kenyon, Dr. Meyburg, the nurses at Mills Memorial, to Fr. Terry Brock and Pastor Dan Skaarland, the members of the Legion who gave their last tribute, Cindy of ”We Care”, the ladies of Kermode Friendship Society and to our many friends for their care, support, thoughts, prayers and kind gestures.

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