Dorothea “Kim” Gunn

Kim passed away in the comfort of her home  with her husband, the love of her life and  children after a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer. 

Kim was the last child born to  Auby and Kathaleen Nelson. Born and Raised in Duncan BC. She was a true Island child with a west coast spirit. She loved all animals big and small. Especially her fur babies at home. Kim had an amazing talent for gardening and took great pride in her plants and yard. She loved her family, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins. Her pride and joy were her children and Grandchildren. 

She leaves behind her husband of 31 years David, Daughter Sarah (Kyle), Son Ronnie (Kaitlin), Grandaughter Emma and Grandson Finn. 

Kim loved the water, ocean, river or even rain. She especially loved the whales. 

“Look for me in the water, see a whale and think of me.” 

A special thanks to Maggie Watt, Valorie Maseuda, and Tara Hen for all of their support and for going above and beyond for mom. 

A celebration of her life as well as a unveiling of her memorial site will be held on May 4th at 1 pm at her home. Please mark your calendars and come join us in celebrating the life of our beautiful wife and mother. 

“Grief feels like an ocean vast and wide and deep it ebbs and flows throughout the day then rocks me off to sleep. 

On some days it will rage within creating waves so high that I can only hold on tight and struggle not to cry. 

On other days sweet memories will calm the waves I ride then once again griefs ocean swells and from it I can’t hide. 

I know that I must stay afloat until my time is through and ride these waves to heavens shores where I’ll be met by you.” 


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