Winnifred Mary “Carlyle” Cushing (nee Robertson)

Winnifred Mary "Carlyle" Cushing (nee Robertson)

Winnifred was born in her grandparent’s farmhouse on Cortes Island, the first of three daughters for Allen and Dorothy Robertson. Win is survived by her daughter Sharon White of Victoria, son Robert Carlyle (Teresa) of Campbell River, step-daughter Karen Lange (Len) of Courtenay, step-son Gordon Webb of Bowser, sister Gwyneth Jemson (Robert) of Kelowna, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Win grew up in Ocean Falls where she met her first husband, William Carlyle. The family moved to Campbell River in 1952 where she helped Bill establish a successful heating and roofing business. After Bill’s death in 1973, she married John Cushing and moved down-island to Bowser where she helped John run the Deep Bay Auto Court and Fishing Camp in the summers. They spent winters in Hawaii. They travelled extensively and danced and swam and drank wine in many countries until John’s death in 1998.

A true west coast lady for all her 97 years; she loved being on a boat and was an awesome swimmer.

We’ll have a party at the camp next summer, spread Mom’s ashes and fire the cannon in her honour.

If you wish, please make a donation in Win’s name. You might consider UNICEF or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

In Mom’s words, “No speeches, no tears, no solemn farewells … it’s been a great adventure.”

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallgardens.com.

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