It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Amy Hickey on November 11th, 2015 at the age of 85 years.
Amy was born on September 3, 1930 in Invermere, B.C. and enjoyed the entire span of her life in Edgewater surrounded by an extensive network of family and friends.
After growing up in Edgewater, Amy ventured to Victoria and worked at the Empress Hotel, before returning to the Valley to marry the love of her life, Ray Hickey and begin her family. While raising her family, Amy worked at various jobs including tree planting and short order cook. Later she was a familiar face behind the counter at “Bob’s Food Mart” in Edgewater – her son’s store.
Amy was an active member of the community her whole life, and participated in the Anglican Women’s Church Guild, the Edgewater Legion, and for many years her crafts and baking were sought after at the Edgewater Open Market. Amy baked her own bread her whole life until just a year before she moved to Columbia Gardens, and her grandchildren believe that nobody could ever compare when it came to her baking.
When Amy finally moved out of the house that Ray built for her 60 years earlier, she was happy and content to be looked after by the amazing staff at Columbia Gardens and then later in Ivy House where she passed away peacefully surrounded by her children.
Amy was predeceased by her mother Catherine Carlson in 1985, by her husband, Ray Hickey in 1996, and by her brother, Robin Carlson in 2014. She is survived by her sisters, Betty Sawchuk and Patsy Clarke, and her brother Bobby Calcutt.
Amy leaves behind her four children – Bob Hickey (Deb), Loreen Ruault (Bob), Terry Hickey (Kim), and Barbara Hascarl (Daryl), 11 Grandchildren – Michael Hickey, Cori Ruault, Julia Bergman, Brent Ruault, Kevin Smith, Chad Potter, Sarah Wallace, Kristin Parke, Jodi Lippert, Erin Hascarl, and William Hickey, and 18 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held for Amy on Saturday, November 21st at 4:00 pm at All Saints Anglican Church in Edgewater, followed by a tea at the Edgewater Legion Hall.