Cleone Moss

(nee Colban)


Drifted peacefully away with her family at her side on Sunday, January 1st, 2012 at the age of 91 years.  She is survived by her loving family: two daughters, Gail Hall (Alan) of Vernon, Laura Gosset (Don Searle) of Kelowna; two sons, Bill Gosset of Vancouver; and Wallace Gosset (Jo) of Clinton; eleven grandchildren, David, Michelle (John), Christy (Ladd), Melissa, Tom (Jayme), Tara (Paul), Danny, Jenny, Suzie, Nathaniel, Joshua; ten great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Allen, her younger brothers, Jack and Ralph and her eldest son, Dennis, who tragically perished at the age of 14.

Cleone was born and raised in Edmonton, AB.  Upon her marriage to Allen Gosset, she moved to Stony Plain and Spruce Grove, AB before eventually retiring to the sunny Okanagan.  Her busy life revolved around her family, her home and her garden.  Together Mom and Dad raised racehorses, travelled extensively, yet still found time to enjoy the growing number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She loved fine literature, instilling the appreciation of it in her children.  Music filled her life and her passion for it was contagious.

We were blessed to have had such a strong and wise woman as our mother.  She had the unassailable ability to embrace life’s hurdles and roll with the punches, laughing at the blows – with a sense of humour that would crack up even the most solemn.

We would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff at Orchard Manor, Hawthorn Park for their loving care of mom over the years.  We also wish to thank Dr. Jones and the nursing staff on 2 East at KGH for their support of our family and care of mom with such dignity and compassion.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  Interment to take place in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Project Literacy-Kelowna, 205-591 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5N9 (250-762-0764).  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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