Lydia Hildegarde Ortman

Lydia Hildegarde Ortman passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Vernon Hospice House with her children at her side.

Lydia was born October 27, 1933 at Sedley, Saskatchewan, the eldest child of Ernest and Mary Saluski. She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Janet (Edward) Anderson of Armstrong and Joanne (Kevin) Balardo of Vernon; four grandchildren, Karla and Janelle Balardo and Tyler and Stefani Anderson; one sister, Marge Leduc of Armstrong; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members as well as her four-legged companion Nipper. Predeceased by her husband Robert in 2005, brother Ralph in 2008 and her parents.

Prayers will be recited 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Armstrong. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at the Church on Saturday, February 20, at 11:00 a.m. Father Tony Ackerman celebrant. Following the interment in the family plot of Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery a luncheon will be served in St. Joseph’s Hall.

Donations in memory of Lydia may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the North Okanagan Hospice Society, Vernon.