March 31, 1940 – January 28, 2007
Vi passed away with all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and husband by her side at the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC.
Vi was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan to Ronald and Magdalena Schell. She was the fifth oldest of ten children. She married Bill Halliday on August 3, 1957. They started their married life in Maple Creek, and from there shared many experiences together. The most cherished were the births of their five children, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She and Bill lived in Barriere from 1969 to 1982 where they raised their children.
Vi was a Chartered Lion and a member of Lions International since 1980. She was very active in her club and held many positions within the Lioness and Lions Clubs over the years. She was very proud to travel with Bill this past year while he performed his duties as District Governor. Vi recently became a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Vi was a very loving, social and compassionate woman whose life revolved around her children. She also enjoyed spending time with her many friends. She held a special place in her heart for all children and this led her to operate a daycare for eight years.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was predeceased by her parents, Magdalena and Ron Schell, as well as her her brother Vern.
She is loved and survived by her husband, Bill, children; CindyLee (Willy) Mathew, Bill and Shirley, Brenda (Darrell) Bradford, Wayne (Cindy Overmars), Melinda (D’arcy Tiani), grandchildren; Leah, Chuck, Kristen, Geoff, Hayley, Trenton, Kyla, and Kalin, great grandchildren; Cheyne and Gavin, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Vi’s Life was held on Friday, February 2, 2007 at 2p.m. at the Calvary Community Church 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC.
Interment of her ashes will take place in Maple Creek Saskatchewan this summer.
The family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to The Royal Inland Hospital Foundation for Cancer Care 311 Columbia Street., Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1.
Service arrangements are entrusted to Justin Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services 554-2324.