It is with profound sadness and deep regret that we announce the sudden passing of Iris Caldwell on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at the age of 84 years. She is survived by her loving husband; Ralph after 58 years of marriage, and her three children; Karen, Dianne (Andrew) and Russel (Donna) who were at her bedside to comfort her in her passing.
Iris will be sadly missed by her eight grandchildren; Michael (Erica), Catherine (Ryan), Andrea (Donovan), Shannon, Rheana (Jason), Brendan (Amber), Michelle, Ryan and two great-grandchildren; Tahia and Eli.
Born on March 25th, 1928 in Portsmouth, England, Iris lived through the blitz of WWII before meeting her future husband Ralph who had been deployed to England through the RCN for the Queens Coronation. Iris and Ralph were married in 1954 and shortly there after Iris became a Canadian citizen. Iris and Ralph raised their three children in Victoria then in Vancouver and then later in life moved back to Victoria for the remainder of her life. Throughout her life Iris enjoyed square dancing, reading and her precious trips to Hawaii. Iris always had interesting stories to tell about her life in England and she loved a good joke. Family was always the most important part of Iris’s life and she leaves a rich legacy of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, all of whom have happy memories of Iris. Everyone who always knew Iris will remember her with great fondness and for her strong belief in a higher power.
A memorial service will be held On Saturday, September 1st at 11am, to celebrate Iris’s life at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1973 Cultra Ave., Saanichton, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations my be made to Vancouver Children’s Hospital Heart Fund.