Rosemary Lynne (Cumberland)
April 8, 1943 – October 9, 2016
Beloved wife, daughter, stepmother, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend. Lynne passed away peacefully after a series of health issues related to lupus and a courageous battle with cancer. Gone too soon, she will be missed dearly by her family and many friends. She is survived by her husband Barry, mother Ruby Madeline Cumberland, stepsons Colin (Leah), Bryan (Angie), grandchildren Jordan, Emily, Tyler and Naomi, brother-in-law Leigh (Jolanda), nephews William (Ursula), Mark, and predeceased by her father (William), sister (Gail), and special friend Max (golden retriever). Lynne was born in Hamiota, Manitoba. At the age of 4 her family moved to Kelowna, BC soon after relocating to Penticton. She had an active social life enjoying band, cheerleading, church choirs and loved and competed in figure skating. Lynne was very proud to obtain her Nursing Diploma in 1966 from the Vancouver General Hospital School for Nursing. Lynne worked in a variety of locations (Ottawa, Penticton and Vancouver). In 1974, Lynne accepted a job at the Vancouver Children’s Hospital where she worked until she went on long term disability. Lynne will be remembered for her love of life, a determined soul with a positive outlook and a vivacious personality. Cooking and entertaining was her forte; fashion, design and shopping were her passion. A Celebration of Life was held on October 22, 2016 at the Hollyburn Funeral Home in West Vancouver. A second service will be held on Saturday November 5, 2016 at 1:00pm at the Penticton United Church, 696 Main Street, Penticton. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to BC Lupus Society or BC Cancer Agency.