April 20, 1925 – July 31, 2015

Mom died peacefully at home on the “Blue Moon” with her family present. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Russel (2003); baby daughter Jean (1958); parents: Paul and Emma Lachat. Her faithful companion Peggy is completely lost without her. She will be forever loved by her daughters: Marion (Gregg), Donna (Bob); grandchildren: Roberta (Ryan), Derek, and Chad (Ashley). Her great grandchildren: Lindsay, Paige, Brett, Hannah, and Lauren brought her great joy! Survived by sister Bertha; brother-in-law Roy; and sister-in-law Yvonne plus many nieces and nephews

Mom was born in Switzerland, immigrating to Wynndel, BC as a baby. Mom and Dad met in Creston, BC and were married in 1944. In 1959 we moved to Armstrong, BC having purchased a dairy farm. Mom loved gardening, cooking, canning, and baking. Her delicious dinners were legendary. Mom and Dad retired to Sorrento where they have many beloved friends who will miss her wisdom, advice, and kindness.

Mom’s home for the last 3 years was the Victorian Retirement Residence in Vernon where she made many wonderful friends.

She felt blessed to turn 90 in April, celebrating with two parties; one with family and friends at her daughter’s and another with her friends at the Victorian. Mom called these functions her celebration of life and requested no service.

“Our Mother loved her garden

‘Til Heaven she did go

Where growing seasons never end

And blooms don’t fade, but grow”

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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