October 7, 1920 – February 18, 2012
Mom slipped away peacefully at home early Saturday evening into the arms of her Eternal Saviour. Mom was a long time resident of Oyama, BC before moving to Vernon where she lived for the past twelve years.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Karl, in 1991 and all her eleven brothers and sisters. She will be deeply missed by her
daughters Doris Horvath (Steve) of South Surrey, BC and Betty Thibodeau of Oyama, BC, her four grandchildren, Kimberly (Andrew), Andrew, Alissa and Caitlin (Arlin) all of Vancouver, BC, and one great grandchild Marcus, numerous nieces and nephews and cherished friends.
Mom enjoyed sharing time with her family and especially her grandchildren who brought her much joy. She welcomed the sounds of her grandchildren coming through the door asking if the soup was ready and if the bread was baked. She spent numerous hours tending to the flowers in her garden and growing vegetables which she liked to share with her neighbors. She spent many winter evenings knitting hundreds of toques, mittens and slippers which were sent to children overseas. She was always ready to play a game of cards or board game with her family when they came to visit.
Our deepest thanks for the comfort, care and love provided by Ed and Nora Aubin, Vernon, BC whose care home she resided in for the past year.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, St. John’s Lutheran Memorial Fund, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd. A funeral service will be held Friday, February 24, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Chapel, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5151 Alain Road, Vernon, BC.