Rest In Peace ~
With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Gillian Leslie Kopy (nee Bennett). Gill was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Walter Kopy.
She is survived by her sons Leon (Brenda) and Vaughan, and her grandchildren, Justin, Ethan, Stuart and Leah.
She is also survived by her 3 siblings, John Bennett (Pamela), Jennifer Lock, and Alan Bennett.
Gillian was an inspiration to all who knew her: her friends, family, colleagues, patrons, and most importantly her sons and grandchildren. Her love of life, her devotion to Walter and raising her two sons, and her connection to the communities she lived in have never been short of admirable.
We will miss her immeasurably.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations on Gillian's behalf to any of the following charities that were meaningful to her: The Parkinson's Society of British Columbia, Diabetes Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
A celebration of life will be held on May 6th, 2023 from 11am to 1 pm at the Elk's Hall in Vernon, BC.
"Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw
all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye