Denise Francis Crofton

Obituary for Denise Francis Crofton

The Times Colonist from Oct.10th to Oct.22, 2009

CROFTON, Denise 1913 – 2009 Denise Francis Crofton passed away peacefully in the Lady Minto Gulf Islands Hospital October 4, 2009. Denise was a true Salt Spring Island pioneer and was born in her parents farm house (later called the Harbour House Hotel) May 28, 1913. Denise was the fifth child born to Fred and Nona (nee Wilson) Crofton. Denise’s grandfather was Rev. Wilson, one of the first Anglican ministers of Salt Spring who helped to build St. Mary’s Church in Fulford. While her father Fred was overseas fighting in WWI, her mother Nona started a boarding house that later became Harbour House Hotel (named after the Crofton family home in Kingstown, Ireland) to help support their growing family. Denise Crofton is predeceased by her six siblings Dermott, Desmond, Diana (Shove), Doreen (Morris), Donovan “Pat ” and Dulcie (Bell). She leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends who admired and loved her unique and colourful character. Denise loved hockey and was an avid golfer and tennis player. She enjoyed playing bridge and cribbage and loved flowers. She also enjoyed travelling but her true love was Salt Spring Island and her family and home were her most important priorities. She lived a remarkable life staying on the island she loved and on her family property that overlooked her beloved Ganges Harbour. A memorial funeral service to celebrate Denise Crofton’s life will be held at St. Mark’s Anglican Church Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm. Following the graveside service a reception will be held at Harbour House. Special thanks to the Extended Care Unit staff of the Lady Minto Hospital, Dr. Resnick and her personal care give of many years, Jill Hickford. Donations to Lady Minto Hospital Foundation is appreciated. 564445
Published in The Times Colonist from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2009

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