June 27, 1919 – June 27, 2015
It is with deep sadness
I announce the peaceful passing of my dearest sister, Audrey May on her 96th birthday in the heavenly Richmond Hospice -a beautiful place where she received outstanding care.
Audrey was born in Trail, BC to Anne & Len Doubleday. Following highschool graduation, she clerked in Lauener Brothers Jewellers and then joined the RCAF stationed in Ottawa as a photographer. After the war, Audrey started a photography shop in Kaslo in partnership with an Air Force girlfriend, Florence MacNicol. In 1977 while living in Vancouver Audrey married a distinguished Air Force pilot, Captain Bill May who was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 1979. They enjoyed traveling and Audrey continued to do so following Bill’s death in 1981.
During her time in Vancouver Audrey clerked at Woodwards, volunteered at the 1986 Expo and was also a Green Coat at YVR for 24 years.
For the past four years, Gillmore Gardens has been her home and where she made many wonderful friends.
Audrey is lovingly remembered by her sister Sybil Cowlin and her cousin and dear friend Toni van der Geest, who was always there for her and will be forever treasured.
Audrey was predeceased by her parents, older sister Jessie at age 12, brother Lorne in 1997, first husband Hedley Dunn, and second husband Bill May.
There will be a Celebration of Life July 17, 2015 at
St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Richmond, BC.
In lieu of flowers, Audrey’s wishes were that donations be made to a charity of your choice.