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June Eileen Roach (Hewitt)

February 26, 2024


June 7, 1930 - February 26, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of June Eileen (Hewitt) Roach on Feb. 26, 2024 in Duncan at the age of 93.

Predeceased by her husband Allen C. (Clifford), her parents Tom & Clara (Avery) Hewitt, and her siblings Tom Hewitt (Muriel), Clare Hewitt (Freda), Hazel Robinson (Don), and Doreen Curnow (Geoff).

She is survived by her daughter Carol Murray (Terry), nieces & nephews: Donna Robinson, Diane Curnow, Doris Pepper (Larry), Edward Hewitt, Louise Hewitt, Tom Hewitt (Gail), Bruce Roach, Cliff Baird, George Roach (Sylvia) and Jenny Roach. As well as several great nieces and nephews, and a very special friend, Judy Ketch (Rennis).

June was born in Golden, BC the youngest of five children. In 1936, the family left northeastern BC and moved to Old Hillcrest on Vancouver Island.

In 1953, she married Cliff Roach and they lived in Duncan initially, but because of his work with the Department of Indian Affairs, they moved to many communities including: Vanderhoof, Vernon, Alert Bay, Prince George, Campbell River and eventually retiring to the home they built at Honeymoon Bay on Cowichan Lake in 1983.

June was an avid baker and loved to cook, and with husband Cliff, to host family and friends in their home. She also spent countless hours in the garden, enjoying all her plants, trees, and flowers. She was a committed "Royalist" and loved all animals, but especially cats and dogs.

June was a Past Provincial President and a charter member of Ch. AV (Prince George) and AZ (Campbell River) of the PEO Sisterhood, as well as a member of Ch. BB (Duncan) and Ch. AX (Surrey).

June was a member of the Anglican Church, St. John's in Duncan during her youth, and St. Christophers' & St. Aidan's in Cowichan Lake, in latter years. She had a lovely, natural alto voice and was a choir member for many years, expressing a great love for all music. June was also a church lay reader, an active member of the ACW, and worked for the Parish Council. Her faith was an abiding love and strength her entire life.

June will be greatly missed by her extended family, friends and those who knew her in so many communities in BC.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Christopher's and St. Aidan's Anglican Church, at 70 Cowichan West, in Cowichan Lake on Fri., March 22, 2024, at 2:30 pm, all are welcome.

Interment will be privately held at Mountain View Cemetery, in Duncan, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Cat Rescue Society or SPCA location. Alternatively, you may consider donating to the Program for Continuing Education (PCE), PEO Sisterhood.

First Memorial Funeral Services

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Friday, March 22, 2024
2:30 PM
St. Christopher's and St. Aidan's Anglican Church, at 70 Cowichan West, Cowichan

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