In loving memory of Elizabeth (Betty) Munro, aged 80 years, who passed away at the Hospice House in Vernon on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
Elizabeth will be lovingly remembered by her son, Rick (Sue) and daughter, Suzan (Wayne), and her grandchildren Aimee (Stan) and Mark and great-granddaughters Annika and Sophia, and also her step-grandchildren David, Keri, Kim (Gary) and Shala and step-great granddaughter Grace. She is also remembered by her sister Dorothy in England and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman, in 2008 in Vernon and her parents, Richard and Minnie Bainbridge, and her brother John and sister Ellen, all in England.
Our Mum was born in Liverpool, England on December 14, 1931. She married Norman Munro in 1952 and they came to Canada for a honeymoon and decided to stay. They lived on the south shore of Montreal and Elizabeth chose to work at Parfumerie Versailles, a perfume business, where she received vast amounts of Chanel No. 5 as bonuses, which she used liberally as her favourite scent and also as air freshener. Mum loved visiting her family in England on a regular basis with her husband and children and always said it was one of the main reasons she worked out of the home.
In 1969, Norman was transferred to Vernon with Consumers Glass and he and Mum made our fair city their third home. Mum worked at the courthouse as a secretary for many years. Our parents bought a cabin on Okanagan Lake at which to spend their weekends, along with their children and grandchildren. When Mum retired in 1986, she and Dad became snowbirds and started spending their winters in Yuma, Arizona and their summers at the cabin on Okanagan Lake. They enjoyed many years of retirement this way. Mum was a quiet, reserved devoted family person who loved reading and relaxing and helping her family in any way she was needed.
A Memorial Tea will be held at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00 pm. Please join us in celebrating Elizabeth’s life and honouring the wonderful woman that she was. Any friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Elizabeth may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society.