Lesley Hammocks

Lesley Hammocks

Unexpectedly, and far too quickly, we lost the loving partner of Ian Hammocks and mother of Cary Hammocks; and Nana of Dallas and Marina Hammocks, and Kerianne Benda on January 20, 2017. Lesley leaves her sisters Barbara, Janice, Sara-Lyn and Caroline and her brothers Gerald and Geoffrey. Lesley was born on November 17, 1939 in Toronto and was destined to meet the love of her life in 1968 whilst living in London, England. Their lives were officially entwined in 1970 when they were married in Hamilton, Ontario. Lesley and Ian lived in Toronto, Ottawa, and in England again, before settling down in Duncan in 1999. Lesley became an active member of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council and was a widely-respected water colour artist and poet. Lesley was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome in her twenties and while it complicated her life on many levels she did not let her progressive limitations affect her spirit. Everything she touched was laced with creative enthusiasm and guarded with her passionate perfectionism. She was a force to be reckoned with and her brave spirit, which is embedded in her paintings, writings, gardens and home will remain with her loved ones forever. Lesley will be remembered with love and will be sorely missed. Lesley’s ashes will be resting with Audrey and Ken Hammocks in the UK. Ian will complete that family circle. A Celebration of Life service and gathering will be taking place at HW Wallace, 5285 Polkey Rd, Duncan, BC, today Friday January 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Lesley was an active member of the Canadian Marfan Association and would appreciate donations to it. You can find a link to their site through www.hwwallacecbc.com . Ian and family members will be attending the 10:00 service at The Anglican Parish of St Peter Quamichan, 5800 Church Rd., Duncan, Sunday, January 29; www.stpeter-duncan.ca.


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