An elderly North Vancouver woman may to prepare to move to a new home soon.
That’s because 73-year-old Jill Denison and her partner Robert Rawson were the winners of this year’s PNE prize home.
“I almost passed out when he said my name.”
Jill Denison admits she hasn’t been getting much sleep lately.
And you can hardly blame her after Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson drew her name for a 3,000-square-foot home in the Okanagan worth an estimated $2.1-million dollars.
“I just couldn’t believe it at all. I thought ‘Oh I’ll just turn on the news and see who won it’, and then he said it was a North Vancouver couple and I didn’t think anything of it either.”
Denison says she and her partner, 77-year-old Bob Rawson have never lived together before but are looking forward to living in a much more spacious abode.
Denison has six grand kids and admits it can be a tight squeeze in her 600-square-foot North Vancouver apartment.
That won’t be the case in the prize home.
“It has a lot of glass. The views will be spectacular. Apparently the lot has trees on the back of it and it’s open on the front and sits up so it has a view of the lake.”