Pauline Waycott/Ireland (Youchè)

July 18, 1921 – January 7, 2017

Pauline Ireland started her life in Saskatchewan and over the course of her 95 years travelled extensively across Canada and Europe. Pauline left the farm to move to Regina at age 17 to work as a domestic. In attempts to find greater freedom, she joined the airforce in 1942 and was stationed at Patricia Bay, BC. It was there that she met her first husband, Ernest Waycott. After their marriage, he continued his active duty and Pauline returned to Duval to help care for her younger siblings. After the birth of Jane in 1944, and the end of the war, the family relocated to Summerside PEI. Their next move to Aylmer Ontario lasted 3 years and they welcomed son John. Additional postings included Calgary AB, Hull Quebec, and Zweibrucken Germany. In 1964 when Ernest retired, the family settled in Comox, BC. They were active in the RCAF Association and Legion until Ernie passed away in 1981. Pauline met Elgin Ireland and remarried in 1989 and remained in Comox. Pauline and ‘Irish’ travelled a great deal due to his military commitments. Together they hosted many well attended garden parties and spent winters in Arizona. Irish passed away in 2000 and Pauline moved to Summerland in 2010. She lived at Angus Place for two years before moving to Summerland Seniors’ Village. Pauline is survived by son John (Dorothy), daughter Jane, grandchildren Sonja (Vince), Tasha (Mike), David (Danielle), and great- andchildren Gabrielle, Nicholas, Madeleine, Dante, Dominic, and Jakxon. There will be no service as Pauline requested. The family would like to thank the care-givers and other staff at Summerland Seniors’ Village for their excellent care and devotion to Pauline and her family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Summerland Legion #22, Poppy Fund. Condolences may be directed to the family through 250-494-7752.

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