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Nellie Minetta Monk

January 4, 1935 - March 3, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Netta Monk, on March 3, 2023. Netta is survived by her sister Winnifred Burroughs of Powell River, daughter Sandy Hurrie (Barry) of Nanaimo, son Doug Monk (Susan) of Powell River, grandson Kurtis Hurrie (Brianna) of Victoria, granddaughter Kaitlyn Zayonc (Chamberlain), great-grandson Jackson Zayonc of Nanaimo, and several nieces and nephews.

Netta was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Ross Monk, mother Winnifred (Clutterbuck) Behan and father Daniel Behan of Powell River.

Netta was born and raised in Powell River. She attended Cranberry and Henderson elementary schools and high school at Brooks Secondary School. During her high school years, Netta worked at the Patricia Theatre and later at the Bank of Commerce in the Townsite. It was during this time she met Ross, and they were married on September 22, 1956. Netta helped with the family business (Monk’s Super Service) in the early years and then became a homemaker once Sandy and Doug were born.

Netta was an avid curler, participating in curling in Powell River and in bonspiels throughout BC and was proud to tell the story when her team got an “8 ender.” She was a volunteer with the Powell River Hospital Auxiliary for over 40 years, where she made many great friends. Netta was a fantastic cook and baker, known for her clam chowder and smoked salmon with the clams freshly picked by Ross from the beach at the family cabin.

Netta enjoyed her relationship with her grandchildren, often travelling to Richmond, Surrey, Ucluelet and Nanaimo to spend time with them. She managed to attend their hockey games, ballet recitals and many school concerts. She enjoyed several family vacations to Hawaii and accompanied Ross to many Chrysler conventions in Canada and the USA. The family beach cabin, “Driftways,” just south of Powell River, was a place where Netta enjoyed gardening and where Netta and Ross entertained many friends and family.

In 2008 and a highlight of hers, Netta won $10,000 at a lower mainland casino while spending time with good friends. In 2015, Netta participated in a naming contest for three new BC Intermediate Class ferries. Her name, “Salish Orca,” was chosen amongst 7,100 entries. She received a commemorative plaque issued by BC Ferries President and CEO Mike Corrigan, citing, “You are forever a part of our maritime history!”

Netta’s family would like to acknowledge Dr. Brad Schweitzer, Netta’s personal physician, the staff at Inclusion Powell River Society, Vancouver Coastal Home Support, qathet General Hospital 4th Floor nursing staff and Coastal Breeze Village for their care, support and assistance.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled on Saturday, April 1, 2023, between 1 PM and 3 PM at the Seaside Bistro, Beach Gardens Resort in Powell River.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Powell River Healthcare Auxiliary, BC SPCA Powell River or the BC Cancer Society.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Irene Cole
Relation: Volunteered together.

Did volunteer work together at hospital! Great lady with a wonderful smile. RIP dear friend.

From: Sandra Anderson
Relation: Friend

Sandy and family, Doug and Sue, heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother!
Hugs to everyone.Keith and Sandy

From: Colette and Del Collin
Relation: Friend and neighbor (1976-1986)

We are very sad to hear of Nellie’s passing. We were neighbors and close friends for
ten years and spent many happy hours together. Our heartfelt sympathy to Doug and Sandy and their families. RIP Nellie.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
April 1, 2023
Beginning at 1:00pm

Savoury Bight
7074 Westminster Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1C6

7074 Westminster Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1C6

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Powell River Health-Care Auxiliary, BC SPCA Powell River or the BC Cancer Society.

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