Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams


(Catherine) Danine

September 29, 1960-2016

(Catherine) Danine Williams was promoted to higher service at Penticton Regional Hospital on her birthday, September 29, 2016 at the age of 56. Danine is survived by her devoted husband and love of her life, Charles Williams of Penticton, and her children; Jessica Hilton-McPherson of Penticton, Marissa Hilton-McPherson (Paul) of Peachland, and Derek Hilton of Penticton, and her four grandchildren; Samara Chenier, Damian Chenier, Lachlan Chenier, and Liam Wood, her siblings; Terry Hilton (Carol) of Langley, Susan Moscrip (Gordon) of Prince George, Dan Hilton of North Vancouver, Craig Hilton (Maureen) of Squamish, Sheila Scott (Norman) of New Westminster, Faith Vint of Surrey, and Ann Upton (Wilfred) of Langley. Danine is also survived by many other family members as well as close and life-long friends. Danine was predeceased by her Grandfather and Grandmother Charlie and Flora Gowe; her Father James Franklin Hilton, beloved Mother (Catherine) Joan Hilton (aka GG or Nana), and Mother-in-law Betty Williams. She had a personality and presence that was larger than life, which gave rise to such nicknames as ‘Queen Danine’ or ‘Aunty the Great’. Danine had a passion for family, friends, travel and the wonder of nature. She had a variety of interests, including but not limited to, gardening, social justice and equality, environmental protection, art, education and spirituality. Some of her hobbies included: travelling the World with her ever-loving husband, nurturing her breathtakingly bountiful garden, spending quality time with friends and family, especially her grand-kids, painting, reading, swimming, and of course, Scrabble. Danine had an extremely vivacious and generous spirit and a thoughtful and compassionate nature that inspired the lives of all who knew her. She was well loved for her humour, insightful advice, and never ending ability to fix things. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten as she lives on in the hearts of all who were blessed to have known her. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Even in death Danine was a hero and gave three people a chance at life through organ donation. A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2017; details to be announced closer to the date. Memorial tributes may be made to: The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Foodbanks of Canada, or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family through 250-493-1774

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