Arlene passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 15th, 2010 in Vernon, B.C. She will be lovingly remembered and always cherished by her husband; Ed, to whom she was married for 30 years, her step-son; Kenny (Jodie) Fichtner, her mother; Alvina De Leeuw, four brothers; Ken (Debbie), Dale (Heather), Dennis (Karen) and Jimmy (Jenny), two sisters; Bernice (Rod) and Betty as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Arlene was preceded in death by her father; John De Leeuw.
Arlene was born and raised in Vernon and was an avid outdoors person. She loved fishing, camping and gardening.
In respecting Arlene’s wishes, she was cremated and no funeral service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Arlene to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.