Mary Elizabeth Armstrong

Mary Elizabeth Armstrong (Popilchak), passed away

quietly in Vernon at the Vernon Hospice House on

September 7, 2006 at the age of 86. She was born in Daysland, Alberta on September 7, 1920. Mary was predeceased by her husband Ralph A. Armstrong, and then by her partner Charles E. O’Donnell. She is survived by her son, Brian, of Vernon; her sister Rose (Genge) of Edmonton, Alberta; her brother Herman (Popilchak) of

Taber, Alberta, as well as other extended family. Many thanks to the staff at Hospice House in Vernon for giving Mary tremendous comfort and care during her final days. Exceptional thanks goes to Dr. Werner Schuch for listening when no one else would and referring Mary to the specialists necessary for a ‘proper’ diagnosis. Special thanks go to Marjolaine for her warm, loving presence through everything. A Memorial Service and

reception will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel in

Vernon on September 16, 2006, at 3:30pm. The Chapel is located at 5605-27th St., Vernon, B.C. Cremation, no graveside service. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to the Vernon & District Hospice Society instead would be sincerely appreciated by the family. The Hospice Society is located at 3506-27th Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4, Ph: (250) 503-1800. Their website is at http://www.vernonhospice.ca/. Condolences to the family may be emailed to brianarm@shaw.ca.