OBITUARY

Christine Louise Dyer

August 18, 1933May 2, 2022
Obituary of Christine Louise Dyer
DYER, Louise August 18, 1933 - May 2, 2022 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Louise Dyer. Survived by her husband of 58 years Bob, children Ramsay (Cheryl) and Fiona, and her grandson Spencer. Louise was renowned for her botanical knowledge and her phenomenal recollection of Latin plant names. For many years she was a devoted Volunteer at VanDusen Botanical Gardens guiding visitors around the gardens, heading the adopt a tree program and putting her heart into the pot luck section of the annual plant sale. She never shied away from hard work and put years into developing her beautiful garden which blooms on in a legacy to her. Together Louise and Bob built our beloved cabin on DeCourcy Island. For many years this cabin has offered a place for family to gather and sun ourselves on the rocks in the summer and cozy up by the fire in the winter for the over thirty years of Christmas by candlelight that we all cherish. Her artistic flair touched everything she did. Her calligraphy and penmanship showed in the cards which she so thoughtfully remembered for every occasion. She was a master doodler, dabbled in photography, was continually creating beautiful flower arrangements from her garden, and she knit socks … so many socks. Louise and Bob were so very fortunate to travel extensively over the years. For many years sailing the coast of BC, kayaking, camping in their wee campervan and flying to all corners of the earth. All these trips and our whole family life she beautifully documented in a bookshelf full of annotated albums. As if the hiking, building, digging wasn’t enough, Louise was an avid swimmer walking or biking to the pool daily for her morning swim and shocking those around her by swimming in some of the coldest waters of BC while on travelling adventures. She loved to laugh, lived her life to the fullest and will be fondly remembered.

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