Mavis Lockyear

Mavis Lockyear passed away in Nanaimo on November 22, 2019 after a long, full life and a mercifully brief illness.

Predeceased by parents Gerald and May (nee Ainsworth) Openshaw of Manchester, England. Also predeceased in 1992 by husband Godfrey Perryman Lockyear of Devon, England.

Mavis was born in Manchester on February 20, 1923 and moved to Canada in 1957 with husband Godfrey. She worked for many years as a registered nursing assistant in England and Ontario before retiring to Nanaimo in 1998.

Mavis will be lovingly remembered by son David (Carol), daughter Patricia (Gerald); grandchildren Cari-Ann (Wayne), Sherri (John), Anthony; great grandchildren Kayla (Shane), Kyle, Arron, Kaitlin, Josh, Ashlee; and, great great grandchild Beckham.

A special thank you to Mavis’ second family at Ocean Vista Apartments, Ingrid, Peter and Corina, as well as the many residents who enjoyed her spirit and helped out.

Private cremation will be followed by interment at Royal Oak Burial Park, Section T, Block 52 – 37, along with Godfrey’s ashes, on November 28.

Friends are invited to attend an informal gathering at Mavis’ apartment on Saturday, November 30 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm.

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  1. It was my great pleasure to know Mavis, thru home support. She was truly a bright spot in my day….always told her that I want to be like her when I grow up! I will miss her so much, but so happy for her, that she “got her wings”. May she finally rest in peace……what an incredible woman! <3 <3 <3

  2. Charmaine and Joe Williams

    Our deepest condolences to her daughter Pat and all her family. I shall miss her sweet smile, loving eyes and cute laugh and our 3pm smokes that we used to have. May she finally rest in peace. Her suffering is over. We will miss her!

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