Vicki Matches

 

2009AngelsVickiMatchesApril 19, 1949 – March 29, 2009

A gosling in the False Creek 2007 novice boat ‘Staying Abreast’, Vicki will be remembered for her grace, warmth, dignity and a smile that never stopped. She took to the challenge of paddling in the same way that she approached her health challenges- with determination, hope, and courage.

We were planning on celebrating her 60th birthday. Unfortunately even though she had full intention and desire to make the party, she went into the hospital the week before and slipped away on March 29th.

It was comforting to see at the service, that Vicki indeed had a full and rich life. In every photograph, her smile and joy of life shone through. Vicki will be remembered by us and her extensive family as an eternal optimist and a courageous woman. We are blessed to have known her.

Yvonne Stich