HARTFORD, Winnifred Faye
July 29, 1925 — October 25, 2023
In memory of Winnifred Faye Hartford (née Maguire) who passed away peacefully with her family on October 25, 2023.
Faye is survived by her three children, Pat McCarthy, Jim Hartford, Daughter in Law and honorary daughter, Alana Hartford, and Michael Hartford; her grandchildren, Amanda Hartford, Jameylea Tullock, Matthew Hartford, Nathan McCarthy, Katy McCarthy; and her eight great-grandchildren.
Born in Milden, Saskatchewan on July 29, 1925, Faye spent her early years on the family farm, driving herself and her brother Doug Maguire to school in the cutter. Her parents, Ethel and Pete Maguire, moved to Saskatoon after the great depression, where Pete became a successful building contractor. Faye moved to BC after high school and graduating secretarial school, and met her husband, Ray Hartford, there. Faye and Ray owned the general store in Tulameen, BC for a few years until Ray joined Canadian Airlines, and they moved to the Vancouver area and in 1967 to Leduc, Alberta. Ray and Faye were married 47 years until Ray’s death in 1999. Faye continued her work as a secretary throughout her career, with excellent shorthand and typing skills. She was a past president of the Chilliwack Kiwanianne’s Club and was involved in the Hawthorne Condo E HOA for 20 years in all positions on the board. Faye loved travel, big cities, skunking us all at cribbage, chocolate (always supplied by her son, Jim) and the mountains of BC.
Faye is known in the family for never looking or acting her age. At her 90th birthday party we were not allowed to mention her age and she was the last one up that night dancing in the living room with various cousins and young people!! Her bright spirit, kindness, and humour will live on in the minds and hearts of all who knew her.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family has requested for no flowers to be sent, please.
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