December 25, 1918 – March 31, 2010
We regret to announce the passing of our dear aunt Fanny (Copey) at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong. Fanny lived the majority of her 91 years in Vernon. During the war years she was a sales clerk at the Hudson’s Bay Company. After the war she left the Bay to take a secretarial course at the McEwen Wilkie Secretarial College in Vernon, graduating with honours in 1953. Upon graduation Fanny worked as a secretary at W.L. Seaton Jr. Secondary School, retiring in 1980.
Fanny was an avid gardener and roses were her passion, especially her yellow rose tree in her front yard. During her retirement Fanny was busy looking after her great nieces and nephews, baking (she was the butter tart queen), and enjoying time at the cabin on Kalamalka Lake.
Fanny will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her five nieces, Barb Cockerill (Kirk) of Armstrong, Gail Gair (Andrew) of Toronto, Donna Roberts of Seattle Wash, Susan Griffin (Jonathon) of Duncan, Linda Poggemoeller (Larry) of Vernon, as well as many great nieces and nephews and extended family members in England. She was predeceased by her three sisters, Rose, Nellie and Ruth; brothers John and Art, and a niece Janice Hollins.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 in the Chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, with Brian Jackson officiating.
Friends wishing to do so may make a donation in memory of Fanny to Hospice House, 3506 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 1S4, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C.& Yukon, 200 – 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C, V3H 3V2