Mrs. Doris Eileen Ricard passed away peacefully at Mount Cartier Court Extended Care of Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the age of 89 years. Mass of Christian Burial was held from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Golden on Thursday morning, December 7th with Father John Kellogg celebrant. Pallbearers were: Glen Gaetz, Troy Ferguson, Todd Cruch, David Ricard, Danny Ricard and Joe (Dion) Ricard. Honorary pallbearers were: Deanna Lacasse, Andrea Blake, Kari Benum and Jeninne Barlow. Eileen was laid to rest beside her husband and two
grandchildren in Busby, Alberta on Saturday morning, December 9th. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Society of B.C., 600 – 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1J9, in memory of
Eileen was born in Blackwood, Gwent, South Wales, England on October 14, 1917. Her family immigrated to Canada in the spring of 1926, where they made their home in Busby, Alberta. In the spring of 1950, Eileen and husband George moved to Golden to start their own logging company. She remained in Golden until three years ago when she moved to Revelstoke to be closer to her daughters.
Eileen was a very kind, quiet person, who would help anyone, whatever their need be. She had a love of flowers and plants. She could get them to grow even if there was no dirt. Her deep faith in the church and her work in the Golden Catholic Women’s League was a great part of her life. Eileen never had any time for hobbies except for knitting.
She loved her work at the Golden & District General Hospital, where she worked for twenty-eight years, whether it was looking after new babies or an elderly person, she always cared about their well being.
Eileen was predeceased by her parents,
Henry & Annie Badman, husband George, brother Ivor, daughter-in-law Penny Ricard and four grandsons: Richard Cruch, Dean Cruch, Shane Ricard and Wayne Vignet. She is survived by her five children: Georgina (Jim) Gaetz of Revelstoke, Doris (Terry) Ferguson of Revelstoke, Henry Ricard of Golden, Jeannette Vignet of Prince George and Maurice (Linda) Ricard of Golden; ten grandchildren:
Deanna (Rick) Lacasse, Glen Gaetz, Andrea (Jim) Blake, Troy (Gail) Ferguson, Kari Benum, Jeninne (Gord) Barlow, Todd (Sue) Cruch, David Cruch, Danny Cruch and (Joe) Dion Ricard; 13 great grandchildren: Chantell Lacasse, Andrea Lacasse, Bryce Gaetz, Bailee Gaetz, Ashlee Gaetz, Jamie Blake, Brady Blake, Lexi Ferguson, Aric Ferguson, Corbin Benum, Cole Ricard, Tylor Barlow, Maxine Barlow, Travis Cruch, Alex Cruch, Kayle Ricard and Wylie Ricard; two sisters: May Terrion of Belleville, Ontario and Gladys Munro of Edmonton, Alberta.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon
Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.