June 9, 1919 – December 23, 2018
Pamela Fearn was born on June 9, 1919 in Montreal, the first child of Margaret and Robert Leigh. Her parents worked their way west across Canada finally settling in beautiful Vancouver overlooking English Bay.
Pam married Wally Fearn and they moved to Lawson Avenue, West Van where she worked for the one man police department. Six years later they homesteaded in Caulfeild, an idyllic and eclectic neighbourhood with gravel tracks following deer paths, and brought up three adventurous, non-conforming children, Bob, Rick and Carolyn. They purchased two lots at Brunswick Beach ($50.00 each), and travelled there in a 12 foot putt-putt boat, salvaging enough lumber to build a summer shack.
Pam studied french for years, participated in conversation groups and was a dedicated bridge player. She arranged florals, polished silver and serviced pews at St. Francis In The Woods Church for decades.
Pam and Wally built their retirement home at Brunswick Beach, taking pleasure in bird-watching, gardening, neighbourhood beach parties, daily swims and treks to Lions Bay for mail. After Wally passed, Pam moved to Salmon Arm to be close to Carolyn.
Always elegant, hospitable, and generous, Pam, Mom, Gran and Great Gran will be deeply missed by three generations of descendants who variously slept on her rug, “borrowed” her car, regularly received cards, letters and presents, raided her kitchen, took her on adventures, teased and were teased.
A constant knitter, Pam was working on a blanket the last few days before she quietly passed away on Sunday, December 23 2018. A great life with 99 years well lived.
Celebration of life: in Salmon Arm, Saturday, 12th January 2019 from 2 to 4 pm, Carolyn Herbert, 778-824-0738; in White Rock, Saturday, 19th January 2019 from 2 to 4 pm, Elizabeth Fearn, 778-288-0407.