June Helen Daykin

In Memorial

June 20, 1926 to March 03, 2012

June Daykin, born June Helen Clarke, won her battle with cancer and went to be with her Lord and join Norm on March 3, 2012. June was born June 20, 1926 in Edmonton, Alberta the first child of Helen and Samuel Clarke. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Edmonton. Upon graduation June moved to the West Coast to attend Northwest Bible School in Port Moody.

June was predeceased by Norm, the love of her life for over 61 years, just 6 short months ago. June is survived by her children: Ernie (Judy), Helen (Steve), Roy (Tanya), Gord (Diane), and Ken (Sherry), by her grandchildren: Christine (Ryan), Michael (Dana), Nicole, Richard (Amanda), Hailey, Pamela, Jennifer (Troy), Ashley, and Nathan, and by her great grandchildren Joshua, Caleb, Katie, Tasia, and Lucas. June is also survived by sisters, Shirley and Emily and brothers, Alec and Bob

In 1949, June stole Norm Daykin’s heart when she arrived at Burnett Fellowship Baptist to help in Sunday School. On August 16, 1950 wedding bells rang in Edmonton for Norm and June as they became husband and wife. June was the first of the Clarke clan to head to the “Wet Coast” after getting married. She worked with Norm on the farm and in the garden and soon the kids started to arrive. The four boys and Helen kept June hopping. There was always a pot of soup on the stove, canning to be done or clothes to launder but there was also always time and space for guests. Whether they were the new pastor, a visiting missionary, family and friends from around the world, or from just down the street, the door was always open. There was always room and with an extra potato put in the pot there was always enough to eat. June made it all happen and everyone felt right at home. Right up until a few months ago visitors always knew there was a bed and a good home cooked meal to be had at the “Daykin Hotel.”

Burnett Fellowship Baptist was a large part of June’s life…from 1949 right to recent years. She served as the Sunday School Superintendent for many years as well as teaching. June worked tirelessly with the Woman’s Mission Circle… rolling bandages to send overseas, making gorgeous quilts or writing letters encouraging a wide range of missionaries. June gave generously of both time and money to support missions across Canada and around the globe. Though she never saw the missions field in a physical sense her heart was always there with those working throughout the world. June also shared generously her time and talents with the Girl’s Club at Burnett.

In September of 1969 after years of volunteering in the class room June was hired by Maple Ridge School District as a teacher’s aide to work with children with learning difficulties. The family has heard many times from both co-workers and students that June had a tremendous positive impact on folks. Whether it was those she worked with or the students she helped to grasp concepts and subjects, Mom made a difference.

June was proud of her family as well… she took great pleasure reading to her kids, grandkids, or great grandkids. There were always books for Christmas under the tree for all ages. She instilled a love for reading and learning in the whole family.
She would protect any of the family with a passion and fierceness of a mother bear looking out for her cubs…..no matter how old the cubs were.

Mom was a great role model as a wife, mother and grandmother… we will miss her dearly.

Celebration of June’s Life:
The family invites you to a service to be held at 2 pm on Sunday March 18, 2012 at Burnett Fellowship Baptist 20639 123 Ave.
In lieu of flowers a donation to Missions projects at Burnett Fellowship in June’s name would be appreciated.

A BIG Heart Felt Thank you to Doctors Robson and Little and the nursing staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital, Emergency and 2 West wards. Your professional and caring attention for Mom’s care in her final days was outstanding. To the staff of Nurse Next Door; especially Carol, Kelly, Norma, Nicole, and Jaz, please accept the family’s appreciation for your assistance in enabling Mom to stay in her home for as long as she did. You looked after our Mom with care and dignity, for that we will be forever grateful!

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  1. Jerry and Pat Parker

    Please accept our condolences in the loss of your wonderful matriarch. We met her only a few times, but she was always generous in her welcomes and insisted we enjoy food and fellowship. She loved her family and will be missed by you and those of us her were blessed to know her but briefly.

  2. Jerry and Pat Parker

    Please accept our condolences in the loss of your wonderful matriarch. We met her only a few times, but she was always generous in her welcomes and insisted we enjoy food and fellowship. She loved her family and will be missed by you and those of us who were blessed to know her but briefly.

  3. Roger & Drew Wingfield

    We are saddened but glad to hear of June’s promotion to her heavenly home with the Lord, Norm and many of the saints that she knew that have gone before. We had many good meals, chats and the every present laughter with them both at Fellowship Baptist conferences and conventions when the represented Burnett Fellowship Baptist Church.
    We will miss their smiles and chuckles, but we will see them soon…in just a whisper of time. Praise the Lords for June and Norms’ faithfulness

  4. Louella Boyce Gamache

    We are left with a feeling of emptiness when we lose our loved ones, but we are also left with memories that make us laugh, that make us proud, and that give us the strength to go forward.
    Both Norm and June have left behind a chapter or two, in the history books of Maple Ridge.
    Be so proud of all they did for our community, and for the example they lived, to show others what love,commitment,faith and family should, and can be!

  5. Sandy Macdougall

    Dear Ernie;
    We offer our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother.
    We are sure your mother and father are now in a better place and will watch over you from their Heavenly abode.
    In sorrow,
    Sandy and Donna Macdougall

  6. Dear Ernie, Judy & family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother (and your father – whom I knew as the “milk tester” in the early days of the Pitt Polder farming).
    What a wonderful lady – June – I first met her in the early 1980s at Laityview Elementary School – her wonderful smile, inner strength, and friendship whenever we spoke, lit the way. You just knew you counted with her. It is how I will always remember her.
    Rita Laseur

  7. Dolly and Barry Jackson

    Dear Helen and Steve. We too often neglect to express our appreciation to those that contribute, in no small measure, to making this time that we live in, so worthwhile and meaningful. These words then will convey our personal thanks and gratitude to your Mom for all the wonderful memories we shared as a family throughout the many years. May you and your family find comfort with the friends and family that share your sorrow. All our love. Dolly and Barry.

  8. ken and sandy chalmers

    Dear Ernie and Judy and family,We are so sorry for your loss of your mother june. all to often we think our parents will live forever,but sadly the day comes when this not true. you keep your fond memories close to your heart, and share all that with your grandchildren so they never forget. our thoughts and prayers are with at this time. love ken and sandy chalmers.

  9. Cleave & Diane Buckton

    Dear Ernie, Helen and your siblings
    We are saddened for you all and your children and grandchildren that your beloved Mom and Grandma has
    gone from your earthly lives. We know that she is in a
    far better place but it is always hard to not have one
    more hug or kiss from our loved ones here. Your memories
    are strong and wonderful and will be with you for the rest of your time spent here. Her smile and joy was always so evident and seen in your faces when you smile
    Thinking of you all
    Cleave & Diane Buckton

  10. Heather Pearsall Mattila

    So sorry for the loss of your mother June. I knew her many years ago when I attended the Baptist Church. My thoughts & prayers are with you & yours …. Ernie, Helen & your families…..

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