Barbara Florence Cayley

Barbara Florence Cayley

Barbara Florence Cayley

July 20, 1922 – October 9, 2017

Barbara was the second child of Robert and Dorothy Whittome of Duncan, B.C., Barbara attended Queen Margaret’s School in Duncan, graduating in 1940. She then attended St. Ann’s Academy in Victoria where she received her office certification in 1941.

Barbara married World War II hero John Boak in a society wedding at St. Peter’s Church, Duncan, on May 1, 1948. She lived in Vancouver until John’s untimely loss on April 22, 1968.

Barbara returned to life on Vancouver Island and found happiness again, she married Bill Waddington, then chief pilot and manager of the Forest Industries Flying Tankers (Mars Water Bombers) based out of Sproat Lake, Port Alberni. Following Bill’s retirement, the couple returned to Duncan, residing at Quamichan Lake. After Bill’s passing, Barbara spent some years in Toronto until settling in Victoria for the last 22 years of her life.

Barbara travelled extensively and enjoyed a wide circle of friends around the world. She spent considerable time at her beloved Hale Ona Loa in Maui.

Barbara was much loved by sister Anne, brother Jim, sister-in-law Dorothy, former sister-in-law Phyllis, nephews Robert, John and Jim, niece Janet, Robert’s wife Linda, great nephews and nieces Robert (Heidi), Graeme, Melanie, Kathleen, Emily and Sophie, godson Tim Frewer, dear friend Betty Frewer and many other friends who will miss her profoundly.

The family wishes to thank Carol and her staff from Super Services for Seniors and the St. Charles Manor in Victoria for the care extended to Barbara.

A Gathering of Remembrance will be held at the home of Jim and Dorothy Whittome, 1715 Maple Bay Road, Duncan, B.C., on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2 pm. No flowers, with thanks.

Cowichan Valley Citizen


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