Gwen Elizabeth Leach
August 22, 1948 – May 26, 2012
The family of Gwen Leach sadly announces her passing on May 26, 2012 at North Okanagan Hospice House at the young age of 63 years after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. Gwen leaves to mourn her husband of 37 years, Mike; daughter Gaylene Anderson; sons Steven (Sarah) and Tyler; her mother Mildred Schafer; her brother Bob Jones. Gwen was predeceased by her father Howard Jones in 1958, by her step father Richard Schafer in 2010. Gwen was raised in Montgomery, Alberta and resided in Calgary, Alberta until 1992 at which time she moved with her family to Vernon, B.C. and has resided there ever since. Gwen and Mike were foster parents in Calgary and Vernon and had many children pass through their house. Gwen loved children. She loved to dance and was a member of the Star Country Squares in Vernon. Gwen always put everyone first before herself, she was full of life and cared very deeply, she was very protective of her husband and children. She will be deeply missed. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Hospice House for their kindness, caring and love for Gwen over the last 4 ½ months. At Gwen’s request there will be no service or memorial. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.