It is with tearful regret that we announce the sudden passing of Courtenay Brianne Eggen at the age of 21 years, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Salmon Arm, B.C. on June 20th, 2013.
Courtenay is survived by her loving parents Helen and Ian; her big brother Cal; her maternal grandparents Case and Doris Emke of Victoria, B.C.; grandparents Dwayne and Lil Scott of Wabesca, Alberta; and many cousins in and around Cherryville and Central Alberta as well as numerous life-long friends from Cherryville and Lumby. She is also survived by her dog, Karma; a black kitten, Snowball; and a tabby cat, See-ay-tee (C.A.T.)
Courtenay was born on January 17th, 1992 in Strathmore, Alberta and she spent all her life in the Cherryville area, attending Cherryville Elementary School and graduating from Charles Bloom in 2010. She loved playing basketball in school and worked at Frank’s Store in Cherryville during high school. After graduation she worked for Lordco as a delivery driver until taking a job with Total Restoration where she achieved qualifications as a Flood Technician. At the time of her passing Courtenay was a student at Okanagan College in Salmon Arm, enrolled in the Electrical Pre-apprenticeship Program, achieving excellent grades as well as acting as a peer tutor to other students which was so typical of her generous nature to help and support others.
Courtenay touched the lives of so many people in her short time on Earth and we would ask everyone to join us in a Celebration of her life at the Cherryville Hall on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. to reminisce and share memories of our wonderful daughter and sister.
Courtenay loved her pets and so we would ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the Vernon SPCA, 4800 Haney Road, Vernon, B.C. V1H 1P6.
Cremation arrangements were made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5