It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Delia Ann LaPointe. She passed away peacefully on September 8th at home with George, her husband of 68 years, and her family by her side
Delia was born on January 9th, 1925 in Nanaimo to Tony and Annie Barrett. She was raised with sisters, Mary, Sadie, and Monica and brothers, Henry and Tommy, who still resides in Nanaimo.
In 1941 Delia enlisted in the air force and was stationed in Ontario for the duration of the war. She loved to tell stories about her service and was a very proud veteran.
She met her husband George in 1947, and they were married and blessed with five daughters. Simone passed away as an infant.
In 1969 the family moved from Vancouver to Balfour where they owned and operated the Rainbow Resort and Balfour Beach Inn. Here, Delia, along with her sister-in-law Lucille, learned to love playing golf
Mom was an avid reader who loved to travel. She was a master storyteller and kept everyone entertained with stories about her adventures. She was passionate about politics and loved sports, particularly the game of golf.
Her later years were spent in White Rock where she enjoyed the tranquility of the ocean, the rhythm of the travelling trains and people watching on the boardwalk.
Our dearest mom is survived by her daughters Denise (John) , Michelle, Renee (Jerry) Suzanne (James).
Delia will also be lovingly remembered by her 7 grandchildren Tracy, Rochelle , Christopher, Tyson , Lindsay , Dylan , Wyatt, and by her 6 great grandchildren Nolan Alix Adam Owen Ryan, Sam.
A Catholic service in memory of mom will be held on Wednesday, September 17th, 9:00am at Star of the Sea church, 1153 Fir Street, White Rock.
Our family would like to thank mom’s care aids and especially Dr. Fields for his care and compassion during her final days.
Rest in peace dearest Mom.