Laurelle Findler, ODNW
February 6, 2018
Laurelle Ellene Findler, ODNW died peacefully, after a long battle with cancer, on January 28, 2018 at 9am in the Sechelt Hospital with her loved ones by her side. Laurelle was raised in Campbell River by her father William (Bill) Law and subsequently moved to Vancouver where she attended the University of British Columbia and graduated with a Degree in Education and later went on to complete a Teacher-Librarianship diploma. During this time she married John (Jack) Findler and they raised their family on the lower mainland. Laurelle was an avid gardener, she loved to knit, cook and read, and she had a passion for her sewing machine. She never missed a BC Lions game.
Laurelle was deeply involved with the Anglican Church and served various lay leadership roles at St. Stephen the Martyr, Burnaby and St. Hilda's, Sechelt. From her 2016 Order of the Diocese of New Westminster citation: "... Jumping into parish life as Secretary of the Church Committee and the ACW and then as People’s Warden in 1992. She deftly guided the parish through many upheavals including two new priests. As President of the ACW for nine years she oversaw innumerable fundraisers and projects. Her “swan song” was financing a new kitchen which is now available for community meals."
As a dedicated wife, a wonderful mother, a loving grandmother and a friend to many she will be dearly missed. Laurelle is survived by her loving husband Jack, her son Jeffery Findler (Jori), her daughter Sandra Findler, her grandsons Nicholas and Daniel Findler, and her step-grandchildren.