Ahearn, Rebecca Rosanna (Becky)

July 24, 1945 – July 16, 2013

The family of Rebecca Ahearn (nee Gilson) is sad to announce the passing of dear Becky in the early morning hours of July 16, 2013 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Becky struggled with her health for the past few years, but always remained hopeful.

She was blessed to have found the love of her life in 1980, and had 31 years of devotion before her husband, Gerall (Jerry) passed away. Jerry’s son and daughter in law, Terry (Butch) and Lorraine Ahearn embraced Becky, and together formed a cherished family bond that continues to this day. Becky was a thoughtful and supportive sister to Edgar (Ted) Gilson, and an enthusiastic sister-in-law to Katherine Pederson. She enjoyed and appreciated her friends and always spoke fondly of them.

We will miss her passion for books and reading, her talent at all things needlework and her dedication to family and friends.

Becky was predeceased by her husband (2011), mother (1996), father (1971) and great friend Marie Heikkila (2009). She is survived by Ted and Katherine, Terry and Lorraine and their son Sean as well as nieces Maggie-May Lytle, Rachel and Tommy Gilson and nephew Cory Gilson.

Terry and Lorraine, Ann, Donna and Margaret have been steadfast and so very caring when Becky needed it the most, we offer our heartfelt gratitude.

A service will not be held. Please remember Becky’s kindness as we celebrate what would have been her 68th Birthday.

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