Ivy Jarvis (Taylor) passed away peacefully on August 4, 2015 at Mt. Tolmie Hospital. She recently celebrated her 99th birthday surrounded by her loving family. Ivy’s life was not only long, but healthy, independent and full of joy. Though she was a tiny woman, she was incredibly strong (once dubbed “Mighty Mite”). She worked hard, played hard, and never flagged in the face of adversity. Ivy epitomized both dignity and good humor.
Ivy was a skilled athlete throughout her life. Field hockey, tennis, golf, and swimming were just a few of her favorite sports, and she walked every day until she died. She was also a dedicated volunteer, generous of her time and skills to so many in her community. She deeply loved her home on Vancouver Island, having retired there decades ago after a lifetime of work and raising her two children on the mainland.
Ivy leaves behind an extended family and dear friends, all of whom will miss her bright eyes, warm hugs, and sharp wit. A memorial to celebrate her life will take place at St. Andrews Anglican Church on August 21 at 1:00 pm.