September 4th, 1926 – November 24th, 2006
“A Good Mom”
After a short illness and a week in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Mom passed away there on Friday, November 24th, 2006 at the age of 80 years. Leora Skaalid (nÃ©e Milne) was born in Uren, Saskatchewan, She was married on August 12th, 1946 and moved to Macrorie, Saskatchewan. There she farmed and raised her family and for the past 37 years resided on an acreage here in Vernon. Mom volunteered at the Georgette Shop for many years. Mom is survived by her five wonderful children and their adorable families; Crystal (Gary Mack) Viana of Edmonton, Alberta, Alexis Murray of Vernon, B.C., Leiv (Sherryl) Skaalid of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Lyle (Bonnie) Skaalid of Edmonton, Alberta and Thorvald (Debbie) Skaalid of Macrorie, Saskatchewan. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mom was predeceased by our Dad, Carl Skaalid on January 24th, 1999, her sisters: Hope Moser and Lois Lucas and her brothers: Allister Milne and Edwin Milne. Cremation preceded the Funeral Service which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating.
A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Leora to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 3100-28th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1W3. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187. “We, Mom’s family, extend our heartfelt thanks to Rose Pollock, her neighbour and friend.”