Mildred Eileen (Millie) Krienke
was born on June 5th, 1940 in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan and was called Home to be with her Lord on August 27th, 2012 at the age of 72 years.
Millie will be lovingly remembered by her husband Vern, to whom she was married for 52 years; two sons, Clifford (Robbin) Krienke of Gabriola Island, B.C. and Colin (Anita) Krienke of Surrey, B.C.; one daughter, Kerry (Donnie) Younie of Penticton, B.C.; five grandchildren, Ryan Younie, Taylor Krienke, Jessica (Ryu) Okayama, Laurel Krienke and Michelle Younie; one great-grandson, Phineus Okayama; two sisters, Donna (Les) Congdon of Viking, Alberta and Karen (Garth Maynes) Williams of Calgary, Alberta; her nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Ivy Williams; one sister, Marjorie Bottcher; and her father and mother-in-law, Clifford and Merle Krienke.
Millie was raised on a farm at Clair, Saskatchewan where she attended school and was an excellent student. She took part in many extra curricular activities. She won awards for her public speaking, writing of stories and poems for the Western Producer, Young Co-op page, where she had many items published. Millie’s first career was working for the Bank Of Commerce in Wadena, Saskatchewan then moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where she was employed as a secretary in the office of Saskatchewan Power. After the birth of her children the family lived in various different communities where Millie was always actively involved in various pursuits. She owned and operated a hobby shop in Fort St. John, B.C., was a Weight Watcher lecturer in Salmon Arm, B.C., owned and operated a fabric store in Hope, B.C., entertained handicapped clients of the local Shelter Workshop in Hope, B.C., was the President of the Craft Society in Prince George, B.C., President of the Lutheran Church Women of Northern B.C. and later of the entire province and a member and President of the Vernon Rotary Inner Wheel Club. Millie and Vern enjoyed their retirement making frequent trips to Baja for the winters where they enjoyed camping and fishing on the ocean. They also loved to take cruises to many other places. Millie was very active in all aspects of her life and her hands were never idle. She loved writing, sewing, knitting, crocheting, doing crafts and making pottery. She was extremely generous with her time and her talents.
Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Millie’s Life which will be held at Peace Lutheran Church on Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ernie Paetsch officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Millie to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1 or Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1204-30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1Z5.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5