April 19, 1924 to December 20 2010
“Thoughts on Our Mom”
No matter what was happening in our lives, at any given time, mom was always a calm shelter, someone who would give us lots love ….just because. When we were young at home with mom, she preferred to play and spend time with us over doing housework or other activities. We had lots of fun with her over the years, Sometimes she would sit at the piano and sing for us, as that had always been one of her great passions. We were very lucky to have had such a mom who gave all of herself to us, without hesitation, and set an example for how to behave and treat others. Many people have never experienced a mom like her. She was smart, social, tolerant and accepting. A big smile was never far away from her lips.
Mom grew up in rural Quebec, with her parents Pierre and Carmen Gauthier, and her three siblings Louise, Claire and Wilbrod. Their household was a busy place, also full of love, sharing and music. Mom went to a convent boarding school with her sisters, where the three of them dominated the operatic scene. Following graduation she went onto law school and became one of the early female lawyers in Quebec. While at a law conference in Vancouver B.C. she met our dad James Douglas Fisher, and history speaks for itself. After taking time to be at home with us kids, she worked with dad for a number of years, before a career change at age 56, when mom became a patient care aide and began working in a nursing home. She always had lots to give, and give she did.
For the last ten years mom spent her time at Polson Special Unit. Although her memory was mostly not with us, she somehow could always sense our emotions and if comfort was needed, comfort she gave, whether she was aware of it or not. In the last years, she had a foot in this realm and a foot in the next, where dad waited for her. There were moments of laughter and moments of tears. We gratefully thank all the staff at Polson Special for the exceptional care you provided our mom. Your efforts did not go unnoticed.
Mom passed away quickly and quietly on December 20th, 2010. Much as we are sad at her passing, she will live on in our hearts. We are happy for her to be re-united with dad. A celebration mass will be said at St James Catholic church on Saturday August 27th in Vernon at 1100 am.
Thinking of you, mom, mémé, Lucille
Paul, Colin, and Anne-Marie, the grand children and a multitude of friends and family.