It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Emilie Clarke on July 11, 2012 in Vernon at 89 years of age.

Emilie the fifth of seven children born in Glidehurst, Alberta to Mary and William Sych is survived by her daughter Annabelle (Gerry) of Surfside California, daughter Melody (Allan) and grandsons Clark and Scott of North Vancouver, her sister Marg Forster of Edmonton, her brother Walter Sych of Edmonton, and her sister in law Phyllis Gray of Vernon.

She is predeceased by her husband Gerry Clarke and sisters Sandra, Ann, Nettie and Elizabeth.

Emilie and Gerry moved to the Okanagan in 1972 from Edmonton and enjoyed a rich life with their many friends and family here. Despite recent medical challenges her determination and independent will was legendary and admired by many.

She will be sorely missed.

We would like to thank Dr. Brett Poulin and the staff of Royal Jubilee for their compassionate care.

At her request she will be cremated and interred in Edmonton.

Donations in her name can be made to the Upper Room Mission in Vernon http://www.vernonurm.org/donate.php Address 3403-27 Avenue, VST 1S2.

In life we loved you dearly

In death we love you still

In our hearts you have a special place

No one else will ever fill

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn’t go alone

For part of us went with you

The day they called you home

For those wishing to share a memory of Emilie, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

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