Eugenia ‘Jennie’ Williamson
October 17, 1930 – April 7, 2019
Although deeply saddened by the loss of our loving mother Eugenia ‘Jennie’ Williamson (nee Latocki) on April 7, 2019, she is finally at peace. Jennie was born October 17, 1930 to Magdeline and Paul Latocki in Winnipeg, MB. She enjoyed many years of good health before enduring multiple health issues.
She is survived by her husband, Ray, sister, Elsie, children Lynne (Mike) and Tom (Melinda), grandchildren Ben (Melea), Katie (Adam), Lindsay (Tyler) and Brad (Libby), and great-grandchildren Ruby, Theodora, Phillipa and Paige.
Jennie met her husband Ray while she was working as a nurse in Lynn Lake, MB. They were married in Brooklyn, MB on October 16, 1954 and moved to North Vancouver, BC where Jennie worked as a nurse at the Lionsgate Hospital and Ray worked as a helicopter engineer. They moved to Kamloops in 1962 where Jennie worked at Royal Inland Hospital.
Jennie was known for her love of walking, gardening and her grandchildren. Family was important to Jennie. She and Ray were always at every practice, game and performance to support their grandchildren. They all have wonderful memories of time spent with Jennie.
She travelled to many places with Ray. Thailand was one of their favourites, where they enjoyed banana pancakes and nice beaches. Jennie and Ray often took their four grandchildren to Parksville where she would let them eat as much sherbert as they possibly could.
As Jennie was from Winnipeg, she loved Winnie the Pooh. Author A. A. Milne wrote, “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”
Special thank you to Rae Anderson for providing Jennie with such wonderful care and treating her as though she was her family. A celebration of life will be held in the summer in Parksville. Donations can be made to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Jennie’s honour, where she volunteered for many years.Print This Obituary & Condolences