Wanda passed away in Courtenay on March 21, 2014. She was predeceased by her Father Frederick (1961) and her Mother Mary (2009)
Wanda is survived by her husband of 52 years, Edward Shymko, sons; Derek Shymko (Yuka, Nanaimo BC), and Craig Shymko (Karen, Sherwood Park, AB) and daughter Sonia Lovely of Edmonton, AB, grandchildren; Andrew, Kathleen, Sydney, Evan, Baylee, Kyedae, Sakura and Addisyn, brother Norman Card of Calgary, AB, sister Louise Card of Ottawa, ON and 19 nieces and nephews
Wanda belonged to the Anglican Church Women, Sonshine Lunch Club, and Vacation Bible School. She served in the RCAF from 1958 – 1961 in St. Jean PQ, Clinton ON and St. Margarets NB.
Wanda worked for Empire Life in Kingston Ontario in 1957. Wanda’s life work was her love and dedication to her husband, children and grandchildren – all of who she loved dearly.
In Wanda’s leisure time she enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking, gardening, compiling family albums, and long walks on the beach with her husband.
Wanda always looked for the best in everyone. She had the kindest heart and was always willing to reach out to help anyone in any way she could. Wanda was easy-going, joyful and always such fun to be around. She loved easily and gave of herself fully to family and friends. She was deeply treasured by her husband, her children and grandchildren. Her laughter, giggles, hugs and kisses will be dearly missed by each of us. Wanda, to each of us, meant ‘home’ and our world was a better place with her in it.
In consideration of Wanda’s memory, donations to St. Peter’s Anglican Church – Vacation Bible School or Sonshine Lunch Club would be appreciated.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Comox on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00am.