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In memoriam: Pearl Davis

July 17, 1926 - June 3, 2022
Pearl Davis

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Pearl Davis.

Pearl was born in Plain Lake, Alberta, in July 1926; she grew up on a farm in Two Hills, with 14 siblings. Ukrainian was her first language, but she spoke English most of her life. Growing up she enjoyed school, where she learned to play the violin, the mandolin and the accordion. She also enjoyed playing softball.

After the war, she came to Powell River to visit one of her sisters who lived here. At a dance at the Lund Hall, she met Bob and they married on June 29, 1949. They set up house at the Shinglemill and Dallas was born in February 1953. Shortly thereafter, Bob built a small house on Manson Avenue and in December 1957, Shirley was born.

In 1961, Bob bought a corner lot on a muddy Ontario Avenue and built what was one of the first homes in the area. Bob and Pearl spent many hours working in the vegetable garden during the spring and summer months and they enjoyed sharing a cold beer on a hot summer day. In the fall, they enjoyed collecting and chopping wood together for the winter months.

When she wasn’t in the garden, she was whipping up delicious treats of all kinds - sweet and savoury! She was well known for keeping the house spotless, and her hair immaculate. She also always had candy for the neighbourhood kids whenever they came to ask Mrs. Davis if Bob could come out to play.

Soon after Bob passed in January 2019, Pearl had a stroke. She remained in the hospital for approximately seven months before moving into the Evergreen Extended Care home. She never lost her sense of humour, kindness, generosity or her graciousness, for which we are grateful. She leaves behind two children, Dallas and Shirley, and two grandchildren, Maranda (Bob) and Rob (Alicia).

We would like to thank everyone from the Ontario Avenue/Field Street neighbourhood for all their love and support over the years - she adored you. We would also like to thank Dr. Awopetu and the staff at the hospital, as well as the staff at the Evergreen Care Unit who took such great care of Pearl throughout the last three years. She loved you all and we are deeply grateful.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Pearl’s name, to the Powell River Hospital Foundation. A more complete version of this obituary can be found on Stubberfield Funeral Home’s website.