Thora Saunders

THORA MARY SAUNDERS (nee SMITH) passed away peacefully at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on March 7, 2003. Thora was born in Armstrong on March 18, 1925 and married Reg Saunders in 1946. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Reg and their five children: Dave (Linda), Freddi (Glenn), Tim, Jennifer (Joe) and Sheila (Blaine); 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Thora was a loving wife and mother and took to farm life with gusto. She was a longtime active member of the Anglican Church, and was a Life Member (57 years) of Branch 167 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Lumby. She enjoyed curling for many years until Huntingtons progressed to prevent her from doing many of the activities she loved. Thora enjoyed a lifetime of visits to the cabin at Mabel Lake, as a child with her mother, and later as a mother with her own descendants. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, March 13, at 2:00 P.M. at St. James the Less Anglican Church in Lumby. Officiating are the Rev. Anita Desjardins and the Rev. Russ Ferrie. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Thora to Huntingtons Society, Suite 400, 151 Frederick St., Kitchener, Ont., N2H 2M2. Arrangements are in the care of VERNON FUNERAL HOME. 250-542-0155.