Wendy Gay Selwyn

Female 1939 - 2008  (69 years)

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  • Name Wendy Gay Selwyn 
    Born 16 Jan 1939  Karachi, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 March 2008  Sidney, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From the Times Colonist for 2 Apr 2008
      LONGCROFT, Wendy Gay (nee Selwyn) Wendy passed away on March 23, 2008 after a courageous 14 year battle with breast cancer. Wendy was born in Peshwar, Pakistan on January 16, 1939 and moved to England in 1946, where she met and married Peter. They emigrated to Canada with their children in 1975, living first in Calgary, Alberta and then Sidney, British Columbia. Wendy is survived and will be forever missed by Peter, her devoted husband of 47 years, her son David (and his wife Carrie and their children, Jonathan and Claire) and her daughter Amanda (and her husband Robert Harris and their children, Bryn and Aidan). She is also survived by her brother Jeremy Selwyn and her half siblings Michael Selwyn and Christina Selwyn. Wendy1s love for life was only surpassed by her love for her family. None of us could have had a better caregiver, nurturer, friend or deckhand. She took on the challenge of her disease with her typical selflessness and volunteered for many years at the Victoria Cancer Lodge, caring for others in the face of her own illness. In the last few years of her life, she discovered the excitement of dragon boat racing and found great joy in the camaraderie she shared with her fellow breast cancer survivors on the Island Breast Strokers paddling crew, taking the gold at the world championships in Singapore 2 years ago. Being on the water was nothing new for Wendy. She had spent many boating holidays with Peter and was looking forward to spending more time with their many friends from the Sidney-North Saanich Yacht Club. We would sincerely like to thank Dr. Ewen Cadger, Dr. Sharon Allen, Dr. Jim Wilde and the team of caregivers at both the Victoria Hospice and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. A private ceremony for the family will be held at this time, with a memorial party to follow later this summer, where we hope that her friends will gather and tip their glasses in honour of a fine lady. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Victoria Walk to End Breast Cancer in the name of Amanda Longcroft. 456453
    Age 69 years 
    Person ID I0591  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2012 

    Father John Sidney Augustus Selwyn,   b. 17 Oct 1908, Mussoorie W, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 2000  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Cicely Georgina Armour,   d. 2001 
    Married 6 Jan 1932  St. Mary's Church, Berkeley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peter Martin Stoddart Longcroft,   d. 14 Oct 2017, Vancouver Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Jun 1960  Kensington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. David C S Longcroft
     2. Amanda M S Longcroft
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1939 - Karachi, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jun 1960 - Kensington, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 March 2008 - Sidney, British Columbia Link to Google Earth
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