It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on April 22, 2014 at Penticton Regional Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Vi was born in Percival, Saskatchewan, a small prairie town. In her early teens she began her journey west, making a couple of stops in Alberta before settling in Haney, BC, where she married Charlie and they began their family. Mom was a beautiful, caring woman. She opened her home to many, sharing the loving kindness in her heart. Though she appreciated the simple things in life, her impact on other people was immeasurable. Her friendliness and generosity of spirit was admired by everyone who knew her. There was always comfort in her words and compassion in her manner. She was strong when others needed strength. She gave her heart completely to family, friends and animals. All these things that she was in life will never be forgotten by those who knew her and loved her. For in the end, life never really ends, it’s just a step in time. She is survived by her loving children, Wayne (Brenda), Lennie, Christine (Barry); grandchildren, Cindy and Drew; stepfather, Randolph, aunt, Louise (George); uncles, Alf and Elmer, and many more relatives. She was predeceased by her husband Charlie, son Barry, mother Edith and father Nels. A Celebration of her Life will be held at the clubhouse at the Red Wing Resort, Penticton, BC, on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, at 1 pm. The family wishes to thank Dr. Watters and nurse Antoinette for all their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC SPCA would be gratefully appreciated, as it was her love and compassion for all living things.
Love you forever, Mom.
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