WITHERS, Isobel Margaret 1928 – 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Isobel Margaret Withers (nee Balsdon) on December 4, 2012 at Cascades Hospice in Chilliwack B.C. Born October 17, 1928 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Isobel is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Fred and their four children Fred (Kathy Jones), Pamela Notting (Peter), Paige Preston (Greg) and Lorne (Bonnie), 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Isobel, daughter of a RCMP staff sargeant, spent her childhood in Glenside and Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. 1945 brought Isobel to Vancouver, B.C. where she met Fred. After marrying in 1952 they lived in Vancouver. There after, with their young family they lived in Burnaby, Trail, White Rock and South Surrey. Retirement saw them make their home on a 5 acre hobby farm in Chilliwack from 1992. Isobel’s passion for animals was exhibited by her collection and care of many dogs, cats and horses, especially her beloved cat Frosty. Isobel also enjoyed gardening and was always at her happiest when her family and friends were about. Everyone was always welcome – for a visit, a swim and a good home cooked meal. Thank-you to the many doctors and health care workers of the Fraser and Vancouver Health Regions who helped care for Isobel and whose care allowed her to enjoy 84 years of life. No service by request. In lieu of flowers a donation to the SPCA in Surrey, B.C. or the Covenant House, 575 Drake St. Vancouver, B.C, in her memory would be greatly appreciated.