Nov 21, 1952 – Nov 24, 2017
Julie Kirkham was a dear friend to many, known for her fearlessly independent spirit, her warmth and her smile, as well as her blunt honesty, sense of humour and distinctive laugh.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She loved gardening, was a talented seamstress, a successful business owner, and a fantastic cook. The wife of a farmer, but never ‘the farmer’s wife’, Julie smiled through adversity, never once complaining of her fibromyalgia, a condition that caused her much pain for 25 years.
Described by her husband of 40 years, Jeff Kirkham, as “the catalyst of my life,” Julie Kirkham passed away November 24, just two-and-a-half months after being diagnosed with cancer.
Julie is survived by a large extended family that includes: her husband Jeff, her five children, 10 grandchildren, sisters Irene and Carolynne and her mother Verna.
A Celebration of Julie’s Life will take place at The Falkland Community Hall at 1:00 pm on December 2, 2017.
In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation can do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society www.nohs.ca.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.
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