Daphne Rose Hockings, C.D. Lt (N/S) RCN (RN) passed from this life on March 8, 2017.
Born in Proserpine Australia Daphne is the daughter of the late Henrietta Geraldine (Schumacher) and Herbert Ambrose Hockings. Following some time working as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife in Australia she moved to London England. In 1954 she immigrated to Canada continuing her profession in Kirkland Lake Ontario and Fort Simpson, NWT. In 1957 Daphne joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served in Naden, Rockcliffe, Stadacona. She continued to advance her professional knowledge and graduated from Dalhousie University with a diploma in Nursing Administration in 1969, and then continued her military service at Shearwater, Cornwallis, 3 wing Germany, Kingston, Shilo, and Masset until her retirement in 1973. Daphne returned to Australia where she accepted a position as matron at Wanthaggi District Hospital in Victoria. Five years later Daphne's adventurous spirit brought her back to Canada where she embarked in a ministry of prayer by opening Bethany House of Prayer in Greenwood Square NS under direction of Rev. Claude Shea. Daphne will be fondly remembered as a spirited, fun loving, strong faith filled woman who stood firmly for what she believed in. Her profound belief in the power of prayer carried many people through challenging situations. Her witness of faith often was instrumental in helping many folks move in a new direction in their lives. Daphne has been a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Women's League since 1978 and has been richly blessed by the generosity of the deep caring spirit afforded to her by sisters of the league. Daphne was preceded in death by brothers Edwin and Kevin. She is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews in Australia.
Visitation will be held on Monday 13 March from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Berwick Funeral Home. Funeral will be held Tuesday 14, March at 11 AM at Queen of Heaven Chapel Greenwood with Father Rory MacDonald and Father John MacPherson. Awaiting Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at St Lawrence Cemetery Kingston committal at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home & Chapels, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr. (902-679-2822).