It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Martha Jorde (nee Heinrich). Mom left us peacefully on September 23, 2007 at the age of 84 years. Mom was a gentle, compassionate person who will be remembered by her friends and family for her generous, caring nature. She loved sports. Earlier in life, she participated in basketball, bowling, curling and golf. She enjoyed co-coaching the Lumby Girls Hockey Team for several years. Martha was predeceased by her loving husband of 38 years, Anton, in 1978, a sister Freda Martin and two brothers, Harry and Lawrence Heinrich. She will be sadly missed by her son Larry (Carol) Jorde, daughters Betty Renin and Linda (Rick) Mytrash, grandchildren Anita (Ken), Tracey, Pam, Wanda (Curt), Terry, Greg and Jason, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Martha will also be lovingly missed by brothers Richard (Darlene) and Clarence (Lil), sister Marg (Rudy), sister-in-law Joey Heinrich and many nieces and nephews.We would like to express our gratitude to everyone at AWA for their loving care and attention to Mom. Special thanks to Dr. Philp, Mom’s trusted physician for many years. A memorial service will be held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon on Saturday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life and Luncheon will follow at the United Church on Vernon Street (next to Shell Gas Station) in Lumby, BC at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #202-3402-27 Avenue, Vernon V1T 1S1.

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