SOVA, Iva May

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Iva (Babs) May Sova.

Iva leaves behind her loving daughter, Lorraine, son-in-law, Jake Wlasuk, granddaughter, Tina May Wlasuk, as well as numerous family and friends who reside in Prince George and in Vernon. Iva was predeceased by her loving grandson, David Wayne Wlasuk, in December 2011.

Iva was born in Turtleford, Saskatchewan on May 8th, 1922. She moved to Prince George in 1948 with her daughter, Lorraine, and was employed for thirty years at the Prince George Bakery. As far as it is known, she was the first female baker in Canada. Iva moved to Vernon upon retiring in 1980 to reside with her daughter, Lorraine and family until 2007, at which time she became a resident at Noric house. Iva passed away at Noric House on November 1st, 2012.

Iva will be dearly missed, not only by her family, but also by all who knew her in both Prince George and in Vernon.

Miss Me – But Let Me Go

A tribute to my mother and grandmother:

When the sun has set for me

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not too long,

And not with your head bowed low,

Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take

And each must go alone,

It is all part of the Master’s plan,

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart

Go to the friends we know.

And bury your sorrows in good deeds.

Miss Me – But Let Me Go!

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada in Iva’s name would be most appreciated by the family.

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