April 2nd, 1931- November 12th, 2016
Muriel Audrey Gallagher, 85, passed away on November 12th, 2016 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on April 2nd, 1931 to Robert and Elizabeth Chadwick. Muriel grew up in Spences Bridge. She travelled by train, weekly, to attend High School in Kamloops and graduated with honours. After high school she attended nurses training at Vancouver General Hospital and became a Registered Nurse in 1953. After taking time off to raise her family, she practiced nursing in Vernon and Vancouver, and then moved to Kamloops in her retirement. She enjoyed travelling, golfing, playing card games and watching sports. She struggled for many years with a neurological disorder and everyday tasks became more difficult as time went by. Despite this, she seldom complained and was always ready for an outing. She lived for a few years at Kamloops Seniors Village, then in residential care at Gemstone Care Center. Muriel was dearly loved by her children: Gene (Linda); Brian (Yun Hua); Wendy (Bryan); Sandra(Robert); Ken (Laura); Jim; her grandchildren: Lisa (Raphael), Steven, Lindsay, Alissa, Jackson, Myles, Nolan; her great grandchildren: Angus, Rochelle and Corrine; and many nieces and nephews.
Muriel was preceded in death by her partner Gerry Thom and her siblings: Robert Chadwick; Ken Chadwick; Lil Pfeiffer.
There will be no funeral service. There will be a private graveside ceremony in Spences Bridge, where she will be interred.
Special thanks to the many caregivers who touched Mom’s life over the past several years; and to Royal Inland Hospital, where she spent her final days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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