Cannon, Audrey Bernice (nee Mills): April 12, 1924 (Portage la Prairie, Manitoba) – Sept 6, 2012 (Salt Spring Island, B.C.).
Those who knew Audrey will remember her kind blue eyes that sparkled with life, and the warm smile with which she greeted everyone. Audrey cherished her family and friends, and nurtured her relationships with genuine affection and unconditional love. She is predeceaced by husband William, and former husband Granville Henderson and will be lovingly remembered by a large extended family including five children: Joanne Hemeon, Greg Henderson (Robin), Michael (Rosemary), Patricia, Robert (Jennifer), four step-children: Roger (Hilda), Alan (Gail), John (Mitzi), Ruth (Hal), many grand-children, great grand-children, friends and neighbours.
Always an animal lover, Audrey was a horse-woman in her youth and enjoyed the companionship of dogs throughout her life. She was also blessed with a green-thumb, and especially loved to share her garden produce and flowers with family and friends. Audrey was a supporter of the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation and was a long-standing volunteer at the Auxiliary’s Thrift-Shop, and as a weekly visitor, with her dog Poppy, to patients at Extended Care and Greenwoods. Audrey’s fun-loving and relaxed nature, along with her warm and generous heart, endeared her to all who met her.
The family extends their appreciation and a special thank-you to Dr. Woodley and the staff at Extended Care for their care and kindness. A celebration of Audrey’s life will be held in October, details to be announced. Donations in her honor can be made to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.