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September 7, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Passed away peacefully with her loving husband Jim by her side on September 7, 2023, at the age of 77.
Viv and Jim enjoyed a lovely home in Qualicum Beach for 23 years where they embarked on countless adventures together, making memories that would last a lifetime. (Go Blue Jays!) Their love was a remarkable bond that brought comfort, happiness, and shared jokes to the lives they touched.
Although Viv didn't have any children of her own, her heart was always open to her many nieces and nephews and their families. She readily "adopted" Jim's daughters, Heather and Kathy and accepted Tris, Bailey, Connor and Katie as her own grandchildren who had many memorable visits with Grandma Viv.
Viv's active retirement was marked by touching so many lives through her many volunteer activities. She was a past president of the local T.O.P.S. group, a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Qualicum Beach Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, volunteered her time at The Gardens senior lodge, Qualicum Beach Visitor Center, Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activities Centre, canvassed for and participated in the Annual Head Shave for Cancer at the Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department.
Her final days were spent in the loving care of the remarkable staff and volunteers at Trillium Hospice. In lieu of flowers, we humbly request donations to the Oceanside Hospice Society, directed specifically to the nurses' "Wish List" at the Parksville location.
Jim and the rest of Viv's family will be eternally grateful for the tender loving care she received during her passing. To leave a condolence for the family please visit
Rest in peace, dear Vivien Sansom.

Qualicum Beach Memorial Services Ltd.