Alice Mabel Potts

February 12, 1929June 23, 2018

Alice slipped away quietly after Ian, her loving husband of 67 years sang "You are my sunshine" and held her hand one last time.

With the steady support of her family, Alice bravely fought serious health issues with the typical matter-of-fact manner that benefitted so many people and organizations over her lifetime. After graduating from the UBC Faculty of Pharmacy in 1950, Alice and Ian raised six children, settling in the Comox Valley where she became well known in the community and worked in many of the local pharmacies as well as the hospitals in Comox, Cumberland and Campbell River. Her involvement with the United Church of Canada included a seat on the General Council and willing hands with the United Church Women's group and camps such as Moorecroft in days gone by. Always a strong advocate for education for women and human rights, Alice was involved with Soroptimist International supporting women and children in need, the Comox Valley Transition Society, the Canadian Federation of University Women, and the Council of Women. In May Alice was recognized by the Western Canada Region of Soroptimist International with the Frances E. Wagner "Woman of Achievement" award. Alice is survived by her husband Ian, children Jim (Darlene), John (Kathy), Chris (Nancy), Sylvia (Sandy), Cindy (John) and Robin (Monika) as well as a resounding legacy of grand and great-grand children.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Comox United Church on Saturday July 21, 2018 at 2:00pm.

Memorial donations to the Soroptomist Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. Please visit for more information.


21 July

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Comox United Church

250 Beach Dr
Comox, BC


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Marian Page

July 20, 2018

Marian has many fond memories of first cousin Alice but one especially comes to mind. She recalls the reassurance she personally experienced by Alice's presence on the school bus when in grade 1 and 2. Alice was 8 years older and she just had a way of looking out and caring for others even then as a young girl. She was a great first cousin. Marian has also remarked about the way that Laurie's drowning death impacted both Alice and June and their whole family. Their expression of concern for the Page family back then is still a strong reminiscence for Marian today.

Jeneen Weekes

July 20, 2018

Your Mom was a remarkable woman. She did so very much with her life, including raising you all. I am sorry for your loss.

Ross Squire

July 13, 2018

I fondly remember your Mom. She had a warm, welcoming smile.