Nadine Somerville


July 16, 1941 – December 6, 2009

Along with her loving daughter, Ashleigh, Nadine is survived by her brothers, Terry (Jane) and Rick; nieces, Sandy and Lana; and best friend, Sharon Leduc. Predeceased by parents, Patricia and Harold Somerville.

Nadine graduated from St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver) as a Registered Nurse in 1962. Her career encompassed a diverse number of regions: Nakusp,Kelowna, Calgary, and Baker Lake, MB as a Public Health Nurse; Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Scarborough Grace Hospital, ON and St. Mary’s in New Westminster as Central Supply Manager; and as “receptionist extraordinaire” at Vancouver Mental Health Services and Excell Call Centre, Penticton.

Nadine’s love of her daughter kept her active as a girl guide leader and “horse mom” and she was also a proud Patron of the Arts—music, theatre & cinema.

Her favourite days were spent with Ashleigh driving all over BC in her beloved 1973 orange VW Westfalia camper van, singing and camping. Nadine’s laughter, generous spirit, fierce independence (especially as a single Mom), her belief in the power of women and especially her love of singing and whistling will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.

Her memory will live with us forever. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. A Celebration of Nadine’s Life will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010—2PM at #145-3948 Finnerty Rd, Penticton. All are strongly encouraged to dress in cheerful colours as Nadine would have liked.

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