DAVIDSON (nee Chick)
Aug. 30, 1926 – Jan. 2, 2014
Released from her broken body, Marie’s indomitable spirit slipped away peacefully on January 2, 2014 with her beloved Bobs (husband and son) at her side. Marie was the much-loved wife of Bob Davidson, superb mother of Bob, Gord and Kathleen Davidson, sister to Harold (Velma), Alan, Frank and Glenn Chick, auntie, cherished friend to so many, and a Registered Nurse. Marie is now joyously reunited with her beloved son Gord, who died in 1999; she has missed him every single day. Marie was also predeceased by her parents, sisters Margaret and Helen, and brother Charlie. Marie was born in Gadsby, Alberta to Edith and William Chick, the third of eight children. Not being one for farm life (she didn’t like the smell of cows nor having dirt on her hands), she enrolled in the Holy Cross School of Nursing in Calgary, graduating in 1950. Marie was always tremendously interested in people, had a quick and ever-curious mind, and she found her niche as a nurse, finishing her nursing career at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver in 1984. She had a ready smile and great sense of humour; something that we will all miss. She loved food, recipes and cooking and liked nothing better than baking a coffee cake and having friends over for a chin-wag. Marie had style and grace, and always took care to dress fashionably. Marie epitomized fierce and steadfast love of her family and friends, and was an outstanding role-model of backbone, strength and refusing to give up. Although we will miss Marie’s wit and wisdom, we are comforted that she is pain-free at last and surrounded by Love. A memorial gathering will be held in Gadsby in the spring; further details to be announced. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation or a donation specifically directed to “Evergreen House 1N Staff Education” through the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation (231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2L7), would honour Marie.