Hellen Bearnice (Rozander) Thurston
1929 – 2010
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Hospice House in Vernon. Hellen is survived by her children Jacquie (Mel) Cucheron of Vernon, Bud Rozander of Revelstoke, Jake Thurston of Salmon Arm and Lorne Thurston of Vernon. She is also survived by one sister Hazel Small of Chilliwack, BC, 5 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
Hellen was born and raised in Penticton, BC. Her first husband Jack Rozander pre-deceased her in 1969. She was also pre-deceased by her second husband, Cliff Thurston of Salmon Arm in 1993. A few years later she moved to Vernon. At the time of her death she was a resident at Spruce Landing. Thank you to the “Spruce Landers” for their many friendships to mom.
Hellen was a retired telephone pioneer. She worked for Okanagan Telephone and BC Tel before her retirement at 50 with 33 years experience. She became a chief operator at Revelstoke, Kelowna and then back to Penticton during her career.
Hellen was cremated and no service by request. Donations if desired can be made to BC Cancer Society or North Okanagan Hospice.