Lucy McCormick (nee Hill)
Lucy McCormick, (nee Hill) passed away June 10, 2006 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. She was born in Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland on March 21, 1910. Predeceased by her father Issac Hill, mother Annie Elizabeth Hill, sisters, Lilian; Sara, Annie, brothers John and Medwin, and husband Frederick Charles McCormick (Charlie).
Lucy Emmigrated to Canada in 1921 with her family, they settled on Lumby, B.C. After finishing grade school, Lucy decided to pursue a teaching career and started teaching at Mabel Lake at the age of 18 in a one room school. She joined the Women’s Royal Air Force and served in the Second World War, then met her husband Frederick to whom she was married for 40 years. Following the war Lucy moved to Toronto and took on the responsibility of starting a special school for mentally challenged children. For her acclaimed work she was acknowledged by the City of Toronto and the school, which is still actively used, was named after her. Lucy was highly regarded in her chosen path and for all she did for these special children.
Lucy retired to Coldstream, B.C. and for many years was a member of the Women’s Institute and the Okanagan Historical Society. She loved to travel and was lucky enough to visit many parts of the world and will be remembered for the wonderful stories she told. Lucy will be sorely missed by her nephews and nieces and by her many friends, Goodbye and God bless you, Dear Aunt Lucy.
Funeral services will be held at the All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon, Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 2 pm with Rev. Jane Bourcet officiating. Following the service a reception will be held at the Women’s Institute Hall in Coldstream. Burial will take place in the Coldstream Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Vernon, 558-0866.