Pearl Millicant Henderson

Pearl Millicant Henderson

Pearl Millicant (McCaull) Henderson of Golden, B.C. passed away with her family by her side September 13, 2016 at Durand Manor.

Pearl was born November 9, 1929, in Golden, B.C. to Calvin (Mac) and Janet McCaull of Parson, B.C.  She was the fifth born of a family of eight (six sisters and one brother).  She spent her childhood in Parson attending school through Grade 8, wandering the fields, climbing the hills behind their home and fishing at the Columbia River.  Pearl travelled to work at the Waterton Lake Lodge in Alberta, the Cranbrook Hospital as well as restaurants in Revelstoke before returning too Golden. 

Pearl met the love of her life, Bill Henderson, at a dance in the Parson Hall and they married on April 24, 1948.  Together they raised their children and resided in Donald, Kaslo and Parson before settling in Golden, B.C.

She loved living in the valley but to give her children the opportunity to be involved in their many activities they moved too Golden in 1963.  Pearl was a natural homemaker and caregiver and enjoyed preparing many meals and snacks for extended family and friends, everyone felt welcome in her home.

She always put family and friends before herself, but found time to travel, camp, fish and pick huckleberries.  She spent many summers camping with her best friend, Angie Degrazio and her sisters.  Her grandchildren all have fond memories from the time they spent with Gramma each summer camping and four wheeling with Betsy in the mountains.

Pearl convinced Bill in 2002 to sell their home and move onto their daughter’s property where she was content tending the flower gardens, watching the wildlife and looking out the window at the tops of the mountains.

Pearl is survived and lovingly remembered by her family: Bill (Debbie), Dale (Ryelee), Adele (Vince) Simonson, Lois (Paul) Ricard, Shelley Henderson (Doug), Gary (Sandy).  Grandchildren:  Cory, Tanis, Ryan, Dano, Marty, Tammy, Sonya, Tricia, Kristy, Ryan, Tyson, Sarah, Tracy and Jamie; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Sisters:  Babe Jean and Marg Zorn.

Predeceased by husband Bill of 68 years on April 29, 2016, daughter Velma and grandson Dale.  Parents Calvin and Janet McCaull, Sisters: Ettie Pedley, Bertha Doumnoff, Edie Johnson, Clara Benson, and brother Bruce McCaull.

A Memorial Service was held at the St. Andrews United Church on Monday September 19, 2016.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Golden Hospice would be appreciated.

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