Dalmir Bumstead

Dalmir Bumstead passed away peacefully on November 3rd 2015 at her home in Sunridge Place, Duncan at the age of 95. Dalmir was born in Empress Alberta May 5, 1920. She was the daughter of Melvin Reid Burritt 1898-1974 from Stratford Ontario, and Hannah (Annie) Burritt (Wolinsky) 1898 from New Haven Connecticut, US.

Dalmir was a charming spirit who delighted and charmed everyone she met. She had a wonderful sense of humour and sound wit.

Dalmir served in the Royal Canadian Airforce in World War 2. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and leaves behind her two children, daughter Lynn John (Bumstead) and son Jeff Bumstead and three grandchildren Silas Bumstead, Arlyn John and Faron John.

Dalmir married her husband Harold William Bumstead (1919) after the war and they settled in Lynn Valley and lived for many years in North Vancouver. Her father was the well-known Lynn Valley character, Silas Huckleback. The two of them made his signature fringed leather jackets and other goods for the Hudson Bay Co.

Dalmir was predeceased by her husband Harold, her sister Christina (Tina) Langlois, and by her brother David Burritt.

The family is very grateful for the wonderful care she received while at Sunridge.

The family also wants to acknowledge, with gratitude, all of the love, nurturing and devotion that Dalmir gave to her family. Dalmir was a force that will be missed.


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