March 16,1916-March 27, 2004
We regret to announce the death of Muriel Winifred Townsend (nee Chave) in Vernon in her 89th year. Muriel lived a full and varied life. She was an accomplished pianist and former history teacher first in Fernie, then Chilliwack, prior to her next successful careers as a farm wife, mother, and substitute teacher and top notch squaredancer. World travel as a child gave her an open and broad-minded view of the world around her and also gave her great appreciation for all she met throughout her life. Muriel is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Bill, in 1997, and her brother, Cyril. She will be greatly missed by a son, Devon of Maple Ridge, 2 daughters Mirium Bowles of Lake Country and Julia Lissau of Vernon, 7 grandchildren, cousin Dorothy in Toronto and her niece Rosalind of Vancouver (not to mention the chocolate makers industry!). A private family celebration of her life will be held after cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to a local Environment Society, 3300 37th Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 2Y5 or the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, 213-141 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4M3, to aid their achievements in environmental protection. Arrangements in care of VERNON FUNERAL HOME 542-0155.