Carolanne Reynolds passed away in late July – and it was a shock to all who knew her and her contribution to the West Van community over the decades. She had a tradition of hosting a fun-“Tea” at Dundarave in honour of Canada’s monarch – and her husband, George Pajari has passed along this invitation to readers to continue where Carolanne would have. Please read his invitation below.

As many of you know, Carolanne was passionate about heritage in general, and the Monarchy in particular. One of the annual events she was proudest of was her RoyalTea-by-the-Sea, first held in 2002 to celebrate the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday. Carolanne received a thank you note from the Queen Mother’s Personal Private Secretary recalling HM’s visit to West Vancouver 1939.

So please join me along with the mayor of West Vancouver and many others on Saturday, August 13th, in Dundarave Park (foot of 25th, West Vancouver) for the 23rd Annual Royal-Tea-by-the-Sea, from 2 to 4pm.

Enjoy the skirl of the bagpipes, played by Rebecca Mair, a member of the SFU Grade 2 Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band (and one of my piping instructors).

Browse a selection of Carolanne’s Royal Memorabilia, and bring some of your own to share.

View some vintage and collector cars including Carolanne’s pride and joy, her 1965 Renault Caravelle convertible (her fifth Caravelle and the only type of car she ever owned).

And, of course, sip some delicious tea from Murchie’s, our long time supporter.

Please call Laurel Gurnsey at 604 925 2555 or email [email protected] to secure your spot. Attendance is by donation to cover costs ($10pp suggested).

Looking forward to seeing you there,

George Pajari

A memorial and celebration of life will be held at 2pm, September 9th at St. Stephen’s in West Vancouver. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.