June Turcott, Denhardt, Larsen (nee McCluskey)

June 14, 1933 – July 4, 2012

June passed away peacefully, in Campbell River Hospital with her loving partner Lew Taylor at her side. June is survived by 9 children (oldest to youngest) David Turcott, Ellen Matheson, Stanley Turcott, and Jay Turcott, Kelly Denhardt, Kathy, Billy, Jerry, and Chris Denhardt.

June was born in the Thunder Bay area to parents Harry and Sarah McCluskey (deceased) and raised in Stanley Ont, along with her siblings Alex (deceased) Robert, Murray, and foster cousin/brother Lorne. Her first husband Turcott died a young man, tragically of a brain aneurism leaving four children. June married again, and her second husband Denhardt died in a car accident after five children. She separated from third husband Larsen. June came to BC in 1965 and raised her children here. The family is spread across Canada and June leaves many grandchildren, and many more great grandchildren.

June was an excellent cook and worked in logging camps for many years. June met Lew in the mid 70’s and formed a close friendship. After an separation of some 20 years, Lew came back into June’s life, and they spent the last 10 wonderful years together in Sayward. June loved the small community feel and the abundant beauty of Sayward. June was a wonderful friend and mentor to hundreds and her wisdom and support will be greatly missed.

A memorial for June will be held on July 29th at 2:00 at the Alano Club in CR. Call 250-923-5527 or 250-286-3457 for more information. No flowers by request.

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