Winifred Martin Black
August 26, 1910 – January 17, 2015
After a long and happy life,
Winifred “Winnie” passed away peacefully on January 17, 2015 in Victoria at the age of 104. Born in Birmingham, UK she immigrated to Canada and frontier Prince
Rupert with her parents in 1919. To help support her family, she worked at the Prince Rupert Grain Elevator and The Bank of Montreal from 1925 to 1932, when she married Tommy Black. She raised her two sons with her husband and was a wife, homemaker, caregiver, volunteer, friend and reader par excellence. She was very involved in the church and hospital auxiliaries for many years, and cared for both her in-laws and father in their later years. She was a wonderful hostess for family, friends and her husband’s business associates. After her husbands death in 1963 she went back to work for an accountant, preparing his small debts court documents and travelled quite extensively. In 1978 she moved to Victoria, much enjoying her family, friends and church, and living independently until age 94, during which time she married Frank Glass (1986), appreciating his companionship until his death in 2006. She was also predeceased be her mother Lillian; father Howard; sisters Hazel and Lillian. She is survived by her loving children Ken (Jean), Ron (Mary); much loved grandchildren Tom (Dar), Kenny (Denise), Andrew (Catherine), Ian (Erin) Black; Debbie (Mal) Doherty, Karen (John) Ball, Catriona (Jonathan) Argue; 14 great grandchildren and 17great great grandchildren.
Now Winnie/ Mom/Nanny rests in peace, but will be sorely missed.