Alice Mabel Potts
12 February , 1929 – 23 June , 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 http://www.soroptimistfoundation.ca/ for more information.
- Soroptimist Foundation of Canada
- Celebration of Life Saturday, 21 July , 2018
Alice Mabel Potts
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31 July 2018
My deepest condolences to Ian and the rest of the Potts family. Alice was always very kind to my wife and myself when we visited from Seattle to work on my Rover car with Ian. Ian sold me what he called his Rover Clown car and we both made it into a race car that I raced for about 8 years in Seattle and Portland. Alice always supported Ian's Rover world and its people and was also active in the Rover club. She was a very interesting woman who told interesting stories. I admired her kindness and generosity to others who were not as fortunate.
Tom Hufnagl & Cheryl Reigle
27 July 2018
My deepest condolences to Ian and all of the extended Potts family on the passing of Alice, and my regrets at missing the celebration of her life due to being out of town. I admired Alice greatly for her citizenship and dedication to family and community. She was a fine person whose legacy will endure in the many gifts of herself that she shared and the fine family that will carry on her values of service and concern for humanity.
With fondness and respect,
20 July 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.
20 July 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.
13 July 2018
I fondly remember your Mom. She had a warm, welcoming smile.
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