Della Carey Englehart

(nee Minish)

Della was born on February 6th, 1920 in Melfort, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 27th, 2012 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 92 years.

Della will be lovingly remembered by her children: Elaine (Albert), Sharon (Jerry), Greg, Mark (Yvonne) and John (Shaun); her grandchildren: Conrad (Therese), Carolyn (Vern), Corbin, Kristi (Pat), Gregory, Dana (Dan), Jeffrey (Anna), Lisa and Michelle; and by her great-grandchildren; Marcus, Lucas, Aiden, Cole, Ashton and Odin as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Della was preceded in death by her husband Louis J. Englehart (1915-1989), to whom she was married for 47 years, and by her sister Lois Meuse (1921 – 2002). Her deceased parents are Archibald Cughan Minish (1884 – 1970) and Ellen Mary (Carey) Minish (1890 – 1983).

Della was always cheerful and very welcoming to others. She was truly loving, always forgiving and she touched the lives of many.

At Della’s request there will be no funeral or memorial service. A private family Mass will take place at a future date in Surrey, B.C. along with the placement of Della’s cremated remains beside her husband Lou.

The family would like to thank all those at Carrington Place, Nolan’s Pharmacy and Vernon Jubilee Hospital for all of the outstanding care and service they gave to mom, with a very special recognition to Dr. Peter Henley and Dr. De Beer for their understanding and compassionate care they provided to our mother and our family. The family wishes to also thank the nurses and staff at Hospice House for the outstanding support and comfort that was genuinely given.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Della Englehart to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.

Sweet Death

‘Tis when he gently calls to me,

‘Tis then I long to break life’s thread

To reach across and take his hand

And follow him before he’s fled

Into Eternity.

Cremation arrangements have been made with


5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5

(250) 542-1187

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