Genevieve Hackett

Genevieve Hackett

Genevieve (Gen) Hackett (Mortimer)

September 28, 1922 ~ December 30, 2014

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our mother, Genevieve Hackett, on December 30, 2014 at Crest View Care Village. Gen was 92 years young and was surrounded by her loving family when she passed. She was a very independent lady who was an inspiration to all that knew her.

Genevieve was born on the Mortimer homestead in Davin, Saskatchewan on September 28, 1922. She moved with the family to Sunnybrook, Alberta, and finally on to British Columbia. The family lived in Wynndel before moving to West Creston, where they built a farm to raise eight children. Gen left the farm when she was 15 and moved to Victoria, BC where she trained and worked as a home care nurse.

Genevieve met Thomas Murray Hackett in Wynndel, but they married in Trail on May 26, 1941. They lived in Trail until Murray was called to war, when the family moved back to Wynndel where they stayed until 1958. There were many moves in Gen’s life with the final return being made to Creston in 2002 to be with her family and many relatives.

Genevieve was predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas Murray Hackett, daughter Myrna Lynn Hackett and son Randolph Wayne Hackett. She mourned the deaths of her sisters Joyce and Shirley, and brothers Ronald and Gerald.

Genevieve is survived by her daughters Linda Ann Schlick and Lorna Jane Jensen. Her sisters Lola Evans and Iris Mortimer are saddened by her passing, as is her brother Melvin Mortimer. Gen leaves behind grandchildren Patricia, David, Roxanna and Melanie, as well as great-grandsons Devon and Ethan.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday January 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm at GF Oliver Funeral Chapel. Viewing is from 12:00 to 1:00.

Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute in Gen’s name are asked to do so to the Diabetic Association of BC, 360-1385 W. 8th. Ave., Vancouver BC V6H3V9.

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