This is one of our feature projects to commemorate the Heiwa Garden’s 10th anniversary.
Heiwa Garden was conceived by Mearnie Summers in 2003 when she heard Rose Murakami’s talk about her family’s story at the SS Historical Society meeting. She spearheaded the creation of a Garden of Unity and Reconciliation with her partner Caffyn Kelly. The Society was formed in 2004, and the rest is history!
Mearnie was a remarkable person; an activist of gender inequality and LGBT rights, and a pioneer, teacher, and athlete. Sadly, she passed away in 2017. We would like to build a small rock garden in Heiwa Garden to commemorate her passion and keep her legacy alive.
JGS has started fundraising efforts to create this memorial corner.
Island Credit Union is setup to receive donations by e-transfer as autodeposits (no security question/answer needed).
It would be helpful to indicate the purpose of the donation as a note to us. Also if the donor would like to receive a tax receipt, please include a mailing address in the note.
If you are writing a cheque, please make it out to ‘Japanese Garden Society of Salt Spring Island’.
Our mailing address is:
Box 657, Ganges PO
Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2W3
First JGS President
b. 26 January 1927 d. 7 January 2017
Continue reading “Mearnie Summers Obituary”
Mearnie Summers was recently featured in an article written by Sean McIntyre in our local community newspaper The Driftwood July 11th, 2013 issue.
To read the introduction to the article originally published in The Driftwood newspaper, please click here" Mearnie ".