November 23, 1920 – May 3, 2019
Our Mom and Grandma passed away peacefully on the morning of May 3, 2019 in Summerland, BC. She was born in Edmonton in 1920 and as a young child lived in Ft. Good Hope, Aklavik and Ft. Simpson. In her early twenties she worked for the RCMP in New Westminster and then she joined the Air Force during WWII and worked as a radio telephone operator. In 1948 she married Cyril Whitton and moved to Edmonton. They built a home in St. Albert where they raised a family. Then in 1972 they settled in Penticton where she established deep roots within the community. In 2013 she moved to Summerland.
Mom was predeceased by our Dad Cy in 1990. She leaves to mourn her three daughters: Joan Schafer (Jerome), Judy Adam (Werner) and Jackie Harris (David); three grandchildren: Kristy Schafer-Blood (Jim), Chris Adam (Annie) and Jason Adam (Sarah); sister Marge Hood and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family in Canada, Germany and the US.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at St. Stephen Anglican Church in Summerland with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of Mom’s favourite charities: World Primate Relief Development Fund (pwrdf.org), Penticton & District Hospice Society (pentictonhospice.com) or Covenant House Vancouver (covenanthousebc.org). Condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.everdenrust.com.
Everden Rust Funeral Services & Crematorium
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