Alys Jeanne Monod


MONOD – Alys Jeanne (Chubbuck) passed away at Hospice House on November 19, 2012 at the age of 86. She is survived by her two daughters, Antoinette Monod (Rick Lake) and Tina Monod (William Field). Sadly predeceased by her husband Gérard Marc Monod in 1980.

Alys owned and operated the Swiss Village Resort in Oyama from 1954 onwards. She also founded the Okanagan Music Festival for Composers, was instrumental in Okanagan Image and the Okanagan Mainline Regional Arts Council (OMRAC), was a member of the DAR New Caledonia Chapter, supported the Kelowna ballet and arts in the Okanagan.

Growing up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Alys graduated in sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She later met her husband Gerry Monod from Geneva, Switzerland on the ski slopes of Pine Knob Ski Resort in Michigan. They then skied their way to Canada and settled into life with seasonal ski schools such as Sunshine Village Ski Resort, Crystal Mtn (Last Mountain) and Silver Star Mtn Resort. Throughout her life her favorite things were nature, her view of Wood Lake, many guests that became family at the resort, and the healthy lifestyle she shared there with Gerry and her daughters.

The family will be planning a celebration of life for Alys later in the coming year. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House: 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Today’s Choice Alternative Funeral Services. 250-860-1644.

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