Born August 30, 1922, in Little Fort B.C. Passed away peacefully in Kamloops, April 29, 2007. Predeceased by her husband Edward Joseph (Joe), her brother Dave Livingstone, and sisters-in-law Lois and Jean.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter Joanne (Robert) Fennell, of Kamloops;
her sons Roy (Veronica) of Edson, Alberta; Gary (Germaine) of Kamloops; and Adrian of Kelowna; her grandchildren: Anita, Neal (Amy), Lorretta (Doug), Joseph and Bruce; Robin (Sheilah) and Darcy; Tanya (Gerry), Nathan (Erin) and Brenda; and her great-grandchildren: Ella Latremouille, Rebecca and Bradley Livingston, Megan and Paige Thompson, Phillip Thompson; Leah, Amber and Rachel Latremouille; and Robbie and Elise Stenson.
She is also survived by her twin brother Mackenzie (Doreen), brothers Jack of Little Fort, and Don (Verna) of Chilliwack and numerous nieces and nephews.
Denise grew up in Little Fort, where she often helped her mother, Wilhelmina, with her Community Nurse duties and with the Little Fort Post Office substation. Denise spent her childhood near the love of her life, Joe. They were married on February 4, 1943, in Kamloops. She encouraged and enjoyed many family outings, whether it was vacations, camping, or picnics.
When her 4 children were grown, she went to school and received a Clerk Typist diploma through the St. Ann’s Academy Commercial Department, and during her career she worked for St. Ann’s, a bulk oil distributor, and the Kamloops Residential School. She ended her working career by once again working in the Postal Service as an executive assistant for the regional manager.
Denise stayed active after retirement – her garden made people stop on the street and take a closer look. She also enjoyed curling, x-country skiing, bowling, card games and helping Joe with his activities, like the Miniature Railway at the Wildlife Park. She was a consummate hostess, taking care of family members and friends when the need arose. She made everybody feel welcome in her home, and always had tea/coffee and dessert for anyone who dropped in for a visit.
The family would like to thank Trudy and Monique for their loving care of Denise during the past few years. Also, the Overlander Extended Care (South Park) facility for their kindness and care of Denise in her final years, especially Arlene, Dolores, Marilyn and Norah-Lee.
The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola Street.
In memory of Denise, donations to Overlander Extended Care Auxiliary, attention Brenda Brown, 953 Southill Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 7Z9, would be appreciated.
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Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone