April 24, 1925 – May 4, 2013
On May 4, 2013, another angel flew too close to the ground. With loving family at her side, mom left to be at peace.
Strong willed, mom braved each day facing insurmountable health issues. Her love of family, faith and bountiful gardens gave her strength to carry on as long as she did.
So as the planting season started on a beautiful May day, mom realized her garden wouldn’t be.
Mom had many angels who looked out for her, and stood by her at every corner, and for that the family thanks you.
Mom was fiercely devoted to her family, and for that we are all blessed.
Mom lost her first son Tom far too young, but in his legacy he and Wilma gave us two wonderful boys, Clayton and Skye, and his daughter, Kessa.
Later, Jerry, her second son also passed too soon, but he and Linda gave our family another wonderful son, Teddy and his wife, Lorraine, children Christopher and Amanda. Lone surviving son, Ken, his wife Dianne, have proudly raised gramma’s first granddaughter, Brittanya and grandson, Nick, his wife Caitlin, as well as her extended family grandchildren, Brent and Jennifer and baby Rome, along with Dakota and Mickey. A void has been formed in our lives, but every flower and all of nature’s bounty will remind us of her legacy to us.
Mom was pre-deceased by her husband, Ellis, her two brothers Ted and Ray of Vernon, B.C. Sadly, her sister Rosemary passed away one day later in Vernon, also.
Special thanks to angels Lynda and Lorraine Beddington, Cher, Ivy and Dawna, and friends at Yellowhead and a host of others who helped mom through her final days.
We will miss you mom, gramma, our friend and matriarch.
A Celebration Life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 1:30 p.m. at the Church of St Paul, 4464 Barriere Town Road, Barriere. Flowers gratefully accepted, or cash donations to the Church of St Paul Memorial Garden Fund.