Norleen Ruth Lee

May 27th, 1936 – May 6th, 2012

We regret to announce the passing of Norleen Ruth Lee (nee Baldwin) on May 6th, 2012, at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. She was 3 weeks short of her 76th birthday. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 39 years, George, son John (Jan)(Thunder Bay), and daughter Maureen (Randy)(California), numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and beloved pets Cindy(cat), Buddy(dog), Prince and Justy (horses), along with many good friends and neighbours.

Norleen was born on May 27th, 1936, in Dalston county, near Barrie, Ontario. Her father was a veterinarian, from whom she inherited a deep love for animals. She moved to Vernon in 1965 to raise her family, and always considered the Okanagan to be her home.

While she had various hobbies over the years: skating, pottery, curling and wine-making, she particularly enjoyed puttering with her garden and indoor plants –which she was able to continue through most of her illness.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor Norleen’s memory may do so by making a donation to the Okanagan Humane Society, c/o Hazel Turchinetz, 2805 17th St. Vernon, BC, V1T 3Y7, or the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101, 32nd St., Vernon, BC, V1T 5L2.

A memorial service for those wishing to join in a celebration of her life will be held on May 26th at the Schubert Center from 1:00 PM -5:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.

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