CLEVEN – Cecilia Edna (Perry). Of Mission, BC, passed away suddenly in her 89th year, with her children and grandchildren by her side at Abbotsford Hospital on Monday, June 20, 2011.
Perry will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was predeceased by her husband, Andy in 1972. Perry will be lovingly remembered by her children – Margit, Andy (Karin) and Mike; her 3 grandchildren – Tammy, Carrie and Peter and her 4 great grandchildren – Bradley, Dylan, Riley and Sophia, as well as all her extended family and friends. Perry loved her family and her community and has left both a lasting legacy. She’s summed up her life by saying “I’ve been fortunate to enjoy an interesting life and to be involved in many worthwhile things”. Perry made many contributions to her community: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 57 including the annual Amateur and Variety Show, Mission Hospital Auxiliary, Mission Historical Society, Mission Heritage Association, Pleasant View Society, Mission Arts Council, Western Canada Soap Box Derby Association, Loggers’ Sports Association and St. Andrews United Church. Additionally, she was a WWII veteran with the RCAF; she served 12 years on Mission Municipal Council; she was recognized as a Pathfinder by the Mission Historical Society; she was named Mission Citizen of the Year in 1975 and was named Freeman of Mission in 1995. Our mom continued to make a difference, both for her family and her community until her final day. A memorial service was held at St. Andrews United Church, Mission on Monday, June 27, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Perry’s memory to the Mission Healthcare Auxiliary Society, 7324 Hurd Street, Mission, BC, V2V 3H5 would be most appreciated.