It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Trudi Ann Phyllis Harrington (nee Malm) after a long battle with COPD. She is predeceased by her parents, Carl and Phyllis Malm and survived by her two sons, Geoff and Brian (Claudia), 3 grandchildren Serena, Tiana, and Justin as well as her sisters Carla,
Mary-Dale, Marci, brother Phil and many close friends. Mom was born in Vancouver and raised in the quaint town of Woodfibre, BC; a place and time she always remembered with fondness. After marriage, she lived for a time in Kitsilano and Lethbridge, AB before settling in Squamish. During this period she was known for her beautiful sand candle creations and selling her renowned Black Forest cakes. As a single mother, she moved to North Vanouver where she worked at the original Woodward’s food floor and then Safeway and was always known for her infectious smile and charisma. But her true passions which ultimately brought her back to Squamish included spending time in the outdoors hunting for mushrooms and berries, jarring her favourite foods, exploring her spirituality, and generally enjoying the pace and solitude of a quieter town. Mom was fortunate to live life on her own terms and accepted whatever path this brought.
Despite her illness she still made time to help and be there for others; especially with her lifelong talent for listening. We will forever miss her humor, wisdom, warmth, and endless culinary skills and she will always be remembered for the beautiful soul she was.
Special thanks to Dr. Bohn and the nurses and staff at Squamish General Hospital for all of their care. As per Mom’s wishes, no ceremony by request but a small gathering will be held to celebrate her life.