It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Corene Lindsay this past December in Sechelt BC. Corene was born June 2 1930 in Pender Harbour B.C., the fourth child of Frederick and Anita Klein. She lived there until she was 17, when she left for Vancouver to complete her high school education. She then worked in various positions for the Royal Bank in North Vancouver.
It was here she met her life's love, Anthony(Tony). They were married in 1953 and within a year departed for the Yukon, where opportunities for Tony's mining business were greater. Over the course of the next 18 years, she furthered her education attaining a degree in accounting. Through this, she came to work at the Whitehorse General hospital and moved into the health field, eventually attaining a degree in hospital administration. During this time she was tasked by Northern Health with establishing health stations and satellite clinics throughout the north, where none previously existed, and completed this while acting as assistant administrator of the hospital in Whitehorse.
In 1972 they left for warmer climes. They settled in Kamloops where she took the position as administrator of Tranquille institute, and later of the Overlander Extended Care Hospital, developing that facility from inception through two expansions. During this time she also started a kennel, Quanlin, raising prize winning German Shepherds for many years. She retired from health care in 1995 and went back to school, eventually earning a masters degree in Archaeology.
She moved back to the Sunshine Coast in 2001, settling in Gibsons to be near her son and grandchildren. She remained feisty, active and independent right to the end, when a relapse of an old illness took her from us. We will always remember her wit, sense of humor, intelligence, and her indomitable spirit. She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, and one sister. She will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Sechelt. Please email email@example.com to RSVP.
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