March 4, 1943 – October 13, 2020
Muriel Anne Fingler (née Sweatman) passed away peacefully in Penticton on October 13, 2020. Muriel was born on March 4, 1943 to Thelma and Kenneth Sweatman in High River, Alberta.
Muriel grew up as a farm girl in Kelliher Saskatchewan, married twice, and raised 3 children from her first marriage.
Muriel was preceded in death by her first husband Gerhard Kannenberg, her second husband Edward Fingler, both of her parents, her brother and his wife Mitchell and Doreen Sweatman, and her sister-in-law Josie Sweatman.
She is survived by four siblings (David (Jacquie) Perrault of Kimberly BC, Ken Sweatman of Calgary Alberta, Duane (Wanda) Sweatman of Wadena Saskatchewan, and Laurel (Orion) Rugland of Kelliher Saskatchewan), her five children (Linda McRae of Kamloops BC, Lyle (Lucy) Kannenberg of Edmonton Alberta, Theresa Kannenberg of Gifu City Japan, Brenda (Shawn) Littley of Penticton BC, and Cindy (Stephen) Fuller of Kelowna BC).
Muriel is also survived by six grandchildren (Malcom, Kelvin, Ethan, Deston, and Celina Kannenberg, and Joseph Fuller), as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, most of whom live in Saskatchewan.
Muriel was an adventurous, smiling, and cheerful woman who liked to joke and pull pranks. She worked briefly in Kamloops as cleaner of newly-built houses, donut maker, and taxi driver. She loved cats and horses, and thoroughly enjoyed traveling south for the winter with her husband Ed in an RV trailer/camper. She is sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
We would like to express our gratitude for the compassionate care provided by Dr Alistair Bannerman, Dr. Robin Masson,
and the staff at the Moog and Friends Hospice House, all in Penticton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Muriel’s memory to the Moog and Friends Hospice House (1701 Government St, Penticton, BC V2A 6J9) will be gratefully accepted.Obituary
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