It is with deep sadness and very heavy hearts that the family of Lynn Marie Wood of Coldstream, B.C. announce her passing after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away at the young age of 58 years at the North Okanagan Hospice House in Vernon, B.C. with her loved ones by her side on Saturday, July 13th, 2013. She is survived by her partner and soul mate of 21 years, Janice Hodge; her daughter, Kaylie Ingram and her partner, Kristen Sands together with their sons, Zachary and Nathan; her parents, Donald and Mildred Wood; her brother, Gordon Wood, his wife, Chris Hoyer and their two children Thomas and Madeleine; and her sister, Vicki Wood.

Lynn’s spiritual beliefs contributed to her calm nature as she touched the lives of many with her wisdom, open heart and gentle ways. She thrived on physical challenges, was an avid gardener, reader, outdoor adventurer, motorcycle enthusiast, pet and nature lover, painter, and quilter. She leaves behind a legacy of own-root roses which she propagated and shipped across Canada and the United States. Lynn will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. She was an amazing partner, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and friend.

Cremation preceded a celebration of Lynn’s life which will be held for close family and friends on the August long weekend. In lieu of flowers, donations (online or by cheque) can be made to the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services ( – Donate Now icon at bottom of page), for The Street Clinic (note in Messages/Instructions) in memory of Lynn Wood.

She was taken from our lives far too early and will be forever in our hearts.

Cremation arrangements were made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5


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