Daina Vija (nee Tane) Honeyman passed away peacefully on Saturday July 9, 2016 with Stuart, her husband of sixty-six years, by her side.
Daina was born in Cesis Latvia on July 20 1925. She arrived in Canada in November 1947 with her sister Ausma and her cousin Vija. They settled in Montreal where Daina met the love of her life Stuart. They were married on October 22, 1949. They spent many years in South Eastern Ontario where they raised their two daughters Kristine and Laura. Daina was always busy with gardening, cooking, preserving, and weaving. She had many hobbies connected to flowers: cultivating, arranging and creating art with dried flowers. Daina was a great reader and when she wasn’t in the garden or kitchen she could be found in the shade on a hot day with book in hand. She loved nature and was an avid camper and hiker.
Upon retirement she and Stuart moved to the Shuswap area where they made many friends. Daina will be missed by many: her husband Stuart, daughters Kris, and Laura and son-in-law Sean, granddaughters Frances and Patricia, sister Ausma, cousins Vija and Aina and families, and by her brothers and sisters in-law Mary, Jim and Gloria, John and their families and by her many friends from all over Canada. Her friends at Piccadilly Care Centre will miss her dearly.
In memory of Daina a donation to a charity of choice would be appreciated. There will be no formal service at the family’s request.
Online condolences may be sent through Daina’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com