Ethel Emily Eva “Em” Close

Ethel Emily Eva “Em” Close

(nee Orton)

Ethel Emily Eva “Em” Close passed away peacefully at Noric House in Vernon on May 17, 2009, at the age of 87 years. Em was born on June 6, 1921 in Neepawa, Manitoba. She met and married her husband Alex in 1946 in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver (Coquitlam) where she resided until 1999 when she moved to Vernon. Em was predeceased by her husband Alex in 1988 and by her grandson Michael. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her sons Wayne (Marjorie) of Vernon and Jim (Kathy) of Westbank; grandchildren, Krista (Shane) Blackmore with sons Ethan and Andrew, Karen (Eric) Macdonald with son Graydon, Elizabeth Close, Peter Close, Nadine Close with daughter Laura, and Tanya (B.J.) Bateman; sisters Shirley (Bill) Forsyth and Marie Tate; brother Don (Teena) Orton as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints’ Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Em may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.