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Elizabeth Alice Honey

March 22, 1941 - November 1, 2021





Elizabeth (Liz) Alice Honey passed away peacefully at home, on her own terms, with her family by her side on November 1, 2021.

Liz was an amazing mother, sister, grandmother, cousin, aunty, and friend.  She is loved and will be missed by her daughter Sandy Woodhouse and grandchildren Lewis and Maya; son Rodger Woodhouse (Karen) and grandchildren Luke (Faye) and Mollie (Red); son Gerry Woodhouse (Lorie) and grandchildren Eric (Amber), Ashley (Mike), Maggie (Darren), Brielle (Jordan) and Tyler (Hayley); and son Rick Woodhouse (Lori) and grandchildren Sean (Roxy) and Kara (Tyler).   Mom was incredibly proud of her kids and their families. Liz also had four great grandchildren she loved dearly: Ainsley, Ashton, Sloane, and Denver. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Susan and Gary Hutchison and nephew Dan (Flora) and niece Charis.  She was predeceased by her husband Ron in 2005 and her parents Jim and Edith Duff.

Liz was born in Calgary on March 22, 1941.  She moved to Rossland at age four when her father started work at Cominco after World War II ended.  There she graduated high school, raised her family with first husband Terry and started her 22-year career at the Rossland Credit Union as teller, clerk and finally as office manager.   She married Ron Honey in 1987 and in 1996 they retired and built their dream home at Schroeder Creek near Kaslo.  They enjoyed travelling the world extensively and Mom renewed her interest in painting after putting down her brush a few years after high school.  Water colours and acrylics were her specialty.  Mom was well known in Kaslo, Nelson and West Kootenay art circles and many family members proudly display her paintings in their homes. She held several public exhibits, and she was proud that she sold several of her works.   Mom and Ron also loved fishing on Kootenay Lake and enjoyed many salmon fishing trips to Ucluelet with friends Harry and Gail.

After Ron’s death in 2005, Mom stayed at Schroeder Creek for another 9 years.  She traveled and enjoyed close friendships with her neighbours, her circle of painting friends, the “ladies who lunch”, and liked spending time with her sister, her cousins, and her family.   Friends and family were everything to Mom and she cherished the time spent with each one of them.   She loved to create beauty in her gardens and was an avid reader.

In 2014 Mom moved to Nelson where she met many new friends in her art and bridge circles.  Mom always loved to play cards, especially when she won!   She enjoyed outings with her friend Sheila and took up playing bridge 4-5 times a week, initially at the seniors’ centre and later with dear friends Maxine, Jean, Verna, and Nina.  She also played Canasta and Words with Friends with her sister Susan and many others. She met new friends easily wherever her interests and travels took her.

Mom’s last years were difficult as her physical health declined due to lung disease, but she remained her intelligent, witty, positive, and dignified self until the end.  She was able to spend treasured time with all her family and friends in her final weeks.   She knew she was dearly loved, and her family and friends knew she loved them.  Nothing was left unsaid. She blessed us all with many things when she was healthy and just as many during her decline.

Liz and her family would like to thank Dr Belinda van der Berg and Dr Graeme McCauley for their compassion and care over the years. Thank you to the Home Care and Palliative Nurses of Gordon Road Wellness and the Nelson Home Care aide workers who were so attentive and caring in her declining years and enabled Mom to stay in her home until her final time.  Thank you to the pharmacy staff at Shoppers in Nelson who went the extra mile for Mom.  A special thank you as well to Kendall McPherson and Megan Coupland for their support of our Mom.

Liz’s family has gathered to celebrate her life and, as she requested, no public service will be held. Those wishing to donate in Liz’s memory can give to their favourite cause.   Memories and messages of condolence can be left at https://www.thompsonfs.ca/obituaries/


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Cathy Potkins
Relation: Instructor

I am sad I only knew Liz in those sick years, but I always appreciated her determination to stay as active as she could. I will miss her!

From: Nona Kucher
Relation: Friend

I will miss you Lizzy! We connected in such a beautiful way! You always made me feel special and I will never forget how you made me feel. Hope I did the same for you in your life. Love you and condolences to all the family and friends.

From: Lois MacMaster
Relation: Friend

My condolences to the Woodhouse family.. I have many happy memories from years past. The hockey trips , the family gathering and nights of dancing.May she Rest In Peace.

From: Sharron
Relation: Cousin

I Will miss Liz so. Always so positive and fun. Truly an inspiration.

From: Terry Jackson
Relation: Daughter of my godparents

Liz was the daughter of my Godparents, Edith and Jimmy Duff. After too many years not connecting,and several years later we joined on Facebook. Liz was like a step sister to me. I will miss her greatly as her Facebook posts always brought me back to the days as a youngster, we visited with our Grandparents. Like Hern Mom and Dad. a real gem!

From: Bobbie Stevenson
Relation: Friend of sister

Wonderful Liz- it was a pleasure to have shared some wonderful times with you.God bless you on your journey.My condolences to the family on your loss.

From: Sheryl Thiel

Our heartfelt condolences to the family. May your fond memories of Liz carry you in the days ahead

From: Gilbert Turner
Relation: close friend

Very shocked at the news! Your mother was a wonderfull person!
Our sincere condolences Janice and Gib Turner.

From: Gwen E Acres
Relation: we played a lot of bridge together

a lovely lady and I will miss her

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