Thelma Detjen

Thelma Detjen

April 29, 1931 – March 6, 2016

Thelma Detjen passed away at the Penticton Hospital in the early hours of Sunday, March 6, 2016 from complications following surgery. She is survived by her son Stewart (Shauna), granddaughter Jennifer, great-grandchildren Kaiden and Kiera; nieces Sandi (Adam), Joe-Ann (Richard), Karen, Lee; nephews Gordon (Connie), Glen (Gwen), and Brad (Bette) Willson. Thelma was predeceased by her father Herman and mother Gertrude (Brent), brothers Joseph, Eugene and Frederick, niece Colleen, and long time partner Gordon Willson. Thelma was born in Summerland, B.C., and spent her early years at Faulder and Shingle Creek Ranch, moving to Okanagan Falls in 1943 with her mother and brothers. From lambs to horses, Thelma loved all animals, from her early days on the ranch raising orphaned lambs, and in her later years with her involvement in horse racing. She enjoyed a 35-year career at the Revenue Canada office in Penticton, retiring in 1992. This allowed Thelma more time to commit to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Heritage Society, Housing Society, Women’s Institute and any other project that improved the life and welfare of Okanagan Falls residents. Thelma will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 12:00 p.m, at Okanagan Falls Cemetery. All are invited to attend a Tea to follow at 1:00 pm in the Okanagan Falls School in celebration of Thelma’s Life. In keeping with Thelma’s sense of community, we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made towards any charitable organization benefiting the citizens of Okanagan Falls. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to: Nunes-Pottinger

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