Feb. 14, 1925 ~ April 23, 2013
On April 23rd, 2013 Wilma passed away peacefully in Vernon Jubilee Hospital her family at her side, after having a severe stroke. She was 88.
Wilma was born on Feb. 14, 1925 in Grinrod, BC to parents George and Vera Lopaschuk. She was the oldest of five children.
Her fondest memories were the 3 years her family lived in Whitehorse, Yukon while her father was employed by the White Pass and Yukon Railroad. Wilma’s family moved to Vernon in 1938 and acreage was bought on Silver Star Road.
Wilma met the love of her life Robert Jackson while babysitting for his brothers children. She waited for Bob through the war years and when he returned they married on April 25, 1946. They had two daughters.
Wilma and Bob had acreage on B.X. Road where they lived for over 50 years. Wilma loved gardening and her flowers. She put up many jars of preserves over the years. She loved to cook and her baking was renowned at many family functions and church bazaars. Wilma was a long time member of All Saints Anglican Church.
Wilma was predeceased by her husband Robert Jackson, parents George and Vera Lopaschuk, sister Doreen Disher, and great-grandson Lucas Nelson.
She will be sadly missed by daughters Cheryl (John) Heady of Burnaby, BC and Sandra Nelson of Vernon, BC, granddaughter Amy (Fred) Peters of Lethbridge, AB, great-grandchildren Dylan, Paige and Emily all of Lethbridge, AB. As well as her brothers, sister and many nieces and nephews and extended family.
Special thanks goes to the staff at Silver Springs where she has resided for the past 3 years and the community care staff that has helped her in recent months. Our gratitude goes to Dr. Dippenaar and Dr. Botha, and the nurses in emergency and on 2nd floor west for the care and comfort they provided.
Cremation will precede, the funeral will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00pm at All Saints Anglican Church with Reverend Chris Harwood-Jones officiating. Tea to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wilma may be made to the charity of your choice.
Cremation arrangements have been made with
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.
5605 – 27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5