October 28, 1917 – December 3, 2013
A great lady has passed after a long and happy life. Throughout her lifetime in Nanaimo, Thomasene devoted herself to her career, her church, her family, and her friends. Thomasene started her career as a teenager in Spencer’s Department store and retired in 1982 from Eaton’s as office manager. In fact, she opened many of the Eaton’s offices throughout B.C. Thomasene was a faithful member of Evangelistic Tabernacle (now Generations), using her business skills for 46 years as church treasurer. Her family and friends will affirm that Thomasene loved good food, conversation, travel, flowers and music. She could light up a room with her positive, cheery personality. We will miss her.
She is survived by her beloved sister, Agnes; her adoring surrogate daughters, Marlene (Don Recchi) and Beverley (Ron Pusey), as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
A private burial will be held in December. A memorial service will follow on Saturday, January 11, 2:00 p.m., Generations Church, 1300 Princess Royal Avenue.