February 8, 1931 – April 13, 2017
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Victoria (Vicky) Olive Mauro Tauber who passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017 at the age of 86.
She was predeceased by her husband Michael of 41 years, mother Pearl and father Antonio Mauro. She has left behind her children Michael (Cathy), Diane, Darlene (Derek), Anthony (Trish), David (Gladys), Richard (Tracy), and AnneMichelle, her sister Louise, her brother-in-law Jim (Mary), many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her second family the Langley clan, and close friends.
Vicky led a full and varied life. As a young bride, she left her hometown of Winnipeg, MB to live in a log cabin her husband built for them in the mining town of Copper Mountain near Princeton BC where they had their first child Michael. They returned to Winnipeg for a few years and had three more children, Diane, Darlene and Tony. Gathering up her young family, she took the train to join her husband in wet and wild Prince Rupert BC where they had three more children, David, Richard and Annie. In Prince Rupert, besides raising her family, she was a nurse (LPN) at the local hospital for over 30 years, as a dispatcher for Reliable Taxi, and also worked at Carlton Cards. One of her favourite pastimes was playing bingo and also became a well-known and liked bingo caller.
After her husband passed away Vicky moved to Cultus Lake BC to live with her close friends, Liz and Reg Langley and was a well-loved member of their family. Two years ago she moved to Powell River, BC to be close to her sons Michael and David.
Vicky had a unique way of making everyone she met feel welcome and comfortable. Her kindness, wit, laughter and smile will never be forgotten.
The family would like to thank Dr. Thwainey, and the doctors and nurses at the Powell River General Hospital. She was very grateful for your kindness, support and professionalism and enjoyed sharing her nursing stories.
A celebration of Vicky’s life will be held in Powell River from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on May 16, 2017 at 7227 Georgia Crescent.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the foundation of your choice.