Born September 27, 1950, Vicki passed away in St. Michael’s Hospice on October 19, 2012, after a five-year battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, Richard Hollins, daughter, Sydney Hollins, and brother, Harry Gibb. She is predeceased by her mother, Gertie, father, Jim, and brothers, Bert and Wally.
Vicki was born in Kelowna, grew up in Oyama and Kelowna, and studied chemistry at UBC, gaining an honours degree in 1971. She graduated from the University of Toronto in Medicine in 1981, receiving the Cody silver medal. She practised in both New Westminster and Coquitlam, before she retired in 1997. She will be missed by family and friends. Her superlative intellect, determination and courage will be an inspiration to us all. Donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, The Canadian Cancer Society or St. Michael’s Centre Foundation.