Gaynor Lynott died peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital Courtenay- Comox, BC, on Tuesday, January 7th 2014 at the age of 84.
Mother of Janet Rogers, (husband Earl (Tio) Rogers), Patricia Shaw, (husband David Schmitt), and John Shaw. Her son Peter died of ALS, in May 2012.
Grandmother to Mackenzie and Sam Shaw, and mother-in-law to Kathy Shaw.
Aunt to Paul, Brian, Bruce, Anne, and Laura Shaw. Sister-in-law to Mrs. Gloria Shaw
Predeceased by her parents, Peter Lynott and Leah Burns, and former husband David Shaw.
Gaynor grew up in Sudbury where she attended Sudbury Secondary School and, in mid-life, had the courage to attend Laurentian University as an adult student where she graduated with an Honours BA.
She was a life-long learner who enjoyed people, gardening, and especially politics.
Gaynor championed women and aboriginal rights throughout her life, sitting on various boards and committees in both Ontario and British Columbia. She worked tirelessly for the NDP over many decades in provincial elections.
Gaynor wanted all of her VIHA caregivers, the nurses at St. Joseph’s, Dr. Fehlau, Dr. Bagdan and Dr. Camacho to know how much she appreciated their care, their humour and for extending themselves to her over the years.
Cremation and a private family service have taken place. Condolences for the family and memorial donations can be made directly to the Comox Valley Transition Society (http://www.cvts.ca/) #202 – 576 England Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2N3.
Gaynor’s family wishes to thank Kent Roduck, owner/director of the Comox Valley Funeral Home, for his kind and professional assistance.