IRENE OPAL RUSSELL
Opal was born in Pitt Meadows, BC on October 10, 1912 and passed away on December 7, 2011 in Vernon. She was first a mother, and later a bookkeeper. Her favourite pastime was dancing. Opal taught round-dancing and she was an ardent square-dancer for many years. She wrote several short stories for friends’ and families’ enjoyment.
Opal will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by daughter Gay (Sandy) Burgess; grandchildren Russell Burgess and Lisa Lauzon; and great grandchildren Karen, Mike, Ethan Burgess, Jamie and Tracy Lauzon, Dana Schnyder (nee Lauzon), Alycia Ohashi, Adam and Britney Wiffen. She is also survived by a sister and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Vernon S.P.C.A. in memory of Opal would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.