November 10, 2018
Our beloved Mother, Ivy Deakin (born Thatcher), passed away peacefully November 10, 2018 while three of her daughters were with her. She was 92 and had lived a life full of unconditional love for all of her children (8 of whom survive her), 19 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many others who became a part of the family by way of being stepchildren or friends of her children. Ivy became a great, great-grandmother shortly before her passing. Her husband, two children and all but one of her siblings in her immediate family predeceased her.
Ivy had a great sense of humour and was well known for her witty comments. A sense of this was in one of her fridge magnets that read, “who are all of these children and why are they calling me Mom?” Ivy wished to be cremated and for us to host a gathering where people could ‘feel complete’. The gathering hasn’t been scheduled.
We are exceedingly grateful for the loving care she received from the staff at Echo Village over the last 22 months, the staff at West Coast General Hospital for 7 months prior to that, for the professionals who assisted her at home before she went in to the care facilities and the doctors who attended to her through these last few years. “Rest well Ivy, you deserve it”.