Fay Millicent Owen

It is with great sadness Fay Owen passed away on the evening of June 2, 2018 with family by her side. Fay was born on January 22nd, 1930 in Vancouver, B.C. and moved to Maple Ridge in her early 20s when she married Mervyn Owen. Fay is survived by her grandson Christopher Owen & her Daughter in Law, Kelley Law and predeceased by her husband Mervyn Owen & her Son Terry Owen. Fay was full of fun & laughter and touched so many lives. She was loved by family, great friends & many in the Maple Ridge Community.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, June 28th @ 1:00 pm at Garden Hill Funeral Home, 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge.

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  1. I worked with Fay 30 years ago at Smittys Restaurant. She was such a vibrant person. She was always dressed to the hilt. We formed a great relationship and we all started calling her Mama Fay! She was like a mother to all of us girls. We had so many laughs together. I have ran into her many times at stores and events near her place. I will truly miss her. She was one special lady! Xoxoxo

  2. Diane Stadel :

    Just heard of Fay’s passing. She was a member of the Curling Club in Maple Ridge for many years. She will be missed. Unfortunately we will be unable to attend her service as will be away, but will be thinking of her. God Bless you Fay.

    Diane and Jack Stadel.

  3. Sharon Bull :

    My family and I met Fay at Smitty’s Restaurant. Our children were babies and she just loved them to bits. She would always take one of my little ones in her arms, coffee pot in the other and walk around and show her off to all the patrons, while still serving coffee. We have 3 children and they all loved ”’Grandma Fay”. My sympathies to her family and may your many memories of her bring you comfort in the days ahead.
    Sincerely…Sharon Bull

  4. Grace MacInnes :

    To her family

    Fay was wonderful woman to all she came in contact with. She loved a laugh a dance and a drink. Her humour and kindness will be missed and was always appreciated.

    Sincerely

    Grace MacInnes

  5. Sharon and Don Bennett :

    It was with great saddness that we learned of Fay’s passing. We shared lots of curling games, laughs, and good times with Fay. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a very unique lady. Our condolences go out to Christopher, who was the pride and joy of his grandmother’s life, and to Kelly, who was a fantastic daughter-in-law to Fay. Unfortunately, we will not to be able to attend Fay’s celebration of life, but our thoughts will be with you. Sharon and Don Bennett.

  6. Dick and Audrey Demos :

    Dick and I met Fay and Merv, when we moved into Somerset Subdivision in 1988. We became friends, travelling to Reno on bus trips, Maple Ridge Legion functions, etc.
    Fay and I enjoyed shopping together. Fay loved to turn on all the battery operated toys, and watch my reaction when they all went off!
    We moved to Vancouver in 2004, and the visits between us were by phone in recent years.
    Rest In Peace, Fay
    You had many friends, and you will definitely be missed. Audrey and Dick Demos

  7. Lorne & Barb Schwindt :

    Very sad to hear of Fay’s passing. She was probably the most upbeat person I have known. Shared many laughs and fun times while curling with Fay, many years ago, I might add.
    Condolences to Christopher and Kelley.

  8. Faye was a long time friend. Many great memories of parties @ the curling club. She was always full of fun. She will be missed by many. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace my friend. Nita Clark

  9. Debra Lander :

    I absolutely adored Fay , she was so full of light and laughter 🙂 I met her through the Credit Union where I work and we became such good friends, she called me one of her adopted daughters, and I called her my adoptive grandma. I smile as I remember one of our lunch dates and I convinced Fay to take a selfie with me, it was so funny, it took many takes but we finally got a keeper!! I will miss her so much and my heart goes out to all of her family and many friends. She spoke very fondly of you Christopher and Kelly. Fay was one of a kind, a true gem and loved by so many people. Everyone knew Fay and she touched us all in a special way, a truly beautiful spirit. I know wherever she is, she is spreading her light and has everyone laughing!! Rest easy my friend xoxo

  10. Love love love this woman!!! So full of personality and Fay always had a story to tell. I enjoyed her company so much. She lit up a room as soon as she entered. We all knew when Fay arrived! She was so sociable and always made a point to say hello to everyone. Miss you my friend.

  11. Rory Caldwell :

    Beautiful inside and out. Elegant and kind, always a pleasant word for everyone . A wonderful sense of humour and a joy to be around. Fay touched many peoples lives and
    I am so blessed she touched ours. ❤️
    Rory & Ron Caldwell

  12. Audrey Smith :

    I met Fay when I worked at the curling club when it was still in town. There were many good times had by all there. Whenever I saw Fay in town she would always stop and chat. A great lady and she will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathies to her family
    Audrey Smith

  13. Bill Dingwall :

    Unfortunately Erna and I are out of town for the celebration of life and wanted to send this along. I first met Fay in the mid-80s at Smitty’s when I was a Cst. in the RCMP and she the hostess. She treated all of us like we were family…always a smile. Eventually I became the Chief of Police, then moved on to HQ, (and now on Pitt Meadows City Council) and throughout this long period, we remained friends and when we spoke, it always included the great times back at Smitty’s, the stories, … Wonderful lady, is a loss to our communities and will be missed, but as I write, I think back to those coffee breaks at Smitty’s!

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Fay’s passing on. Fay used to do “outside sales” for myself and my late husband Ernie Day, at Maple Ridge Travel, many years ago. She was always a ray of sunshine when she breezed into the office, always with a smile and a quick joke. Last time I saw her, was just a few months ago in a local ladies wear shop, looking for something smart to wear. She was a good person, friend, and will be missed by her many friends. Happy travels, Fay!

  15. Judie McCrindle :

    As a young RCMP in Maple Ridge, my husband met Faye at Smittys, and I later at curling.
    She was alway such a bright light, always smiling, positive and had time for a chat.
    She was always impeccably dressed and put together…. truly an inspiration.
    I’m sorry that I won’t be able to come to her celebration.
    Sincere condolences.
    Rest In Peace, Faye.
    Judie McCrindle

  16. Carol Wallace :

    Very sad to learn about Fay’s passing. I met Fay at the curling rink when I first moved to Maple Ridge. She was so much fun, always making everyone feel comfortable. Her laugh was infectious and she made everyone laugh. The winter I curled with her was the most enjoyable. Of course, she became a good friend. She will be so missed.

  17. Cathy Driver :

    So sad to hear of Fay’s passing. I got to know Fay around 20 years ago when I became her personal trainer at a local gym. We had so much fun together and a bond was created that never let up. We kept in touch over the years, getting together for lunches (her favorite being Tim’s at 224th and Lougheed). She called me daughter and she was mom. I will miss her, as will so many that she touched with her fun spirit.
    Love you,
    Cathy (and Jon) Driver

  18. I was very saddened by the news of Fays passing.
    I worked along Fay at Smittys restaurant back in the 80s.
    We grew as long time friends. We would chat at Tim Hortons regularly.
    She was a great friend and will be dearly missed by many.

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