Audrey Crawford (Nesbitt)
It is with great sadness that the family of Audrey Crawford would like to announce her passing on November 27, 2012 in Kamloops, B.C. at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House after a very brief but stoic fight with Cancer.
Audrey was born in Ashcroft in the old Lady Minto Hospital on November 17, 1938 to Flossie and Robert Nesbitt , a descendant of one of the founding families of the town of Ashcroft . She attended the Lady Bing School where she shared the story of the school janitor Mr. Harrison building her a special desk because she was so small. One of her favorite memories as a child she shared with us was the different Halloween costumes her mother would toil over for her every year.
Mom went to the island and was a telephone operator for a while for BC Tel. She met Clarence in Ashcroft on one of her trips home and they married in Langley on August 31, 1957. They made their first home at Loon Lake and started their family with their first born Lester . They moved about in the area with a brief time in Scotty Creek, Kelly Lake, and Ashcroft. They completed their family of five children with Terry , Joan , Bonnie and Dennis before moving to her home until passing in 16 Mile. She was always a very busy Mom to her children and even though she did not have her Mother`s sewing skills she helped construct Halloween costumes for her kids too; a favourite being the Three Bears and Goldilocks. She spent many hours supporting her family while they participated in many activities and later loved being a very caring and loving Grandmother to Kayla, Jennine, Becca, Jake, Justin, Shawna, Chase, Kirstie, Kole, Kyron, Kiarah and Taylor. Her grandchildren came to learn and share her love of cards and board games with countless hours spent together around the kitchen table. She even was able to instill memories of colouring pictures and playing games with her next generation with her great grandchildren Taylor, Carter, Gwenyth, Scarlett, Tucker and Kade. In her later years when she was not fishing she was out and about with Clarence looking for the best buy at the local flea markets and garage sales.
She considered all of her friends family and one could always find the coffee pot on and the door open and welcoming “Come on in “ no matter what time of day at the house.
She did not have much time to fuss and fret after her diagnosis , she was so busy taking care of her husband Clarence of 55 years; until she could no longer and went into hospital in Kamloops and later into the hospice house where she was surrounded by family and friends and later passed , no longer in pain.
Mom we will love and miss you and will keep your memory alive by sharing memories and stories with all the little people and those ones yet to come.
Audrey is survived by her husband Clarence; children Lester, Terry (Norman), Joan (Randy ), Bonnie (Brad), and Dennis; her grandchildren and great grandchildren, her sister Barney Craggs (Rod), numerous nieces , nephews, and too many friends to list.
A Celebration of Audrey`s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 in the Ashcroft Community Hall with a social to follow. In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House in Kamloops, B.C. Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft entrusted with arrangements.