Germaine Marie Huard

Nov. 26, 1927 – Jan. 18, 2017

Germaine was born in Richard, Sask., the youngest of eight children. She married our father on April 27, 1946 and they enjoyed 71 years of married love and togetherness. They moved to London, Ontario and lived there until 1968 when they moved to Penticton. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, “auntie” and friend. She loved cooking, gardening, attending Mass, letter writing, reading and having a daily walk by the Penticton creek. She loved and was especially devoted to looking after her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends’ children and family pets. Our mom always greeted those she loved with her sparkling blue eyes, a warm hug, kiss on each cheek and a loving smile.

Germain peacefully passed into God’s loving care at Haven Hill surrounded by her family. Germain will be sadly missed and always remembered by her loving husband, George Huard; her daughters Sandra (John) Sutherland, Sheila (Don) Etchison, Marlee (Wayne-predeceased) David and Maureen (Harvey) Ryll. Her grandchildren are Ryan (great granddaughter Aria) and Tamara Sutherland; Shelane, Clayton (Morgan) and Landon Etchison; Cameron & Justin David; Megan Ryll and Nicole (Shawn) Killick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Society of BC. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all the amazing staff at Haven Hill Retirement Centre and also Dr. John Surkan for his care through the years.

A Memorial/Celebration will be held on Feb. 12, 2017 and her daughters can be contacted for this. Any email condolences can be sent to, which will be shared and forwarded.

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