Virginia Newman

Virginia Newman

January 18, 1923 to April 26, 2013

Musician, Teacher, Raging Granny, Islander, Mother, Grandmother, Great Gramma.

Virginia is predeceased by husband Ray and her sister, Carol (Don) Wood, and leaves behind children Bruce (Suzanne) in Calgary; Paul (Clemencia) in Vancouver; Wendy in Ladner/Vista, California; Sue (Finbar) on Salt Spring and Amy (Richard) in Vancouver/Barkerville, plus eleven grandchildren:Eric (Shelley); Angela (JJ); Morgan (Luc); Liam (Jamie); Elanor (Brian); Sara; Aaron; Jeffrey (Joanna); Lisa (Paul); Lauren (Sean) and Patrice; and fourteen great grandchildren: Silas; River; Lilith; Zoe; Sam; Izak; Clayton; Marcus; Tessa;  Gavin; Chase; Nolan; Sydney and Maryn. Also left behind are nephews Bob, Doug and Greg (Akemi); niece Laurie (Mike) and great nieces and nephews, cousins Doris (Tom) and Dionne (Ron) and their family trees.

There will be a potluck celebration of Virginia’s life this summer with music and stories to share. Date/location TBA.

Does anyone out there remember what happened when the Grannies protested the nuclear subs at Nanoose Bay? Were you all arrested? Please phone me and settle a family bet . . . Sue, 250-537-5289.

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