Molly Sangster

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Molly Gail Sangster (nee deBalinhard) on May 8th at the North Shore Hospice in North Vancouver.

Molly fought valiantly with cancer and passed away with her devoted daughters at her side.

Molly was predeceased by her son Tom in 1997. She will be lovingly missed by her daughters Jennifer (Olavo), Melanie (Nathan), Sheena (Chris) and sister Linda (Don), sisters in law Gail, Lola (John), Leah (Bob) along with her niece and nephews. Her grandson Marcos was the joy of her life.

Molly’s family meant the world to her and we are all devastated by her loss!

Molly was born in Vancouver on January 24th, 1945. She spent her childhood and teen years in Trail, B.C. She entered St Paul’s School of Nursing in the fall of 1965. After her training, she worked at St. Paul’s and eventually she and her husband Bill moved to Williams Lake where they raised their family of four. Molly worked as a Registered Nurse at Cariboo Memorial Hospital as well as an Instructor of Nursing at Cariboo College. Later in her career Molly was the Program Manager of Denny House Senior’s Centre and Cariboo Lodge in Williams Lake until her retirement. She was a hard working, talented and skilled nurse who will be remembered for her dedicated and compassionate care. Molly had the kind of personality that drew people to her. She was a great listener and surrounded herself with many wonderful friends. She had a huge heart and a radiant smile and loved to laugh.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at VGH, Lions Gate Chemotherapy Clinic, Three Bridges Community Health Centre and North Shore Hospice. Their deep concern and ongoing problem solving was greatly appreciated by Molly’s family.

A celebration of Molly’s life will be held at 11 am on May 24, 2014 at Kearney Funeral Home, 450 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Salvation Army, Covenant House or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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