Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, then Great-Grandmother, Wife, Student, Teacher, Moral Leader, Income Earner, Volunteer; our mother wore many faces over her 74 years of life. She valued life, always had an open door for family and friends, enjoyed her privacy and time for literature, art and gardening.
Mom often spoke of her first 12 years growing up at Dinorwic, Ontario, in a log cabin built by her Father. Her memories of the country life are fond ones of her parents and three older sisters and one brother. They later moved to BC. After raising her children she moved to Kamloops, then to Pritchard where she met and married the love of her life, Edward McIntyre.
Mom was an amazing person achieving many certificates and diplomas including aesthetics/hairdressing, medical office assistant, social work, long term care program, and a green belt in taekwondo. From 1990 to 1992 she wrote the column for the Shuswap Sun called ‘Our Town, Pritchard’; in addition she enjoyed writing short stories, poems, creating word puzzles and painting. She volunteered for and helped our step-father start up the Pritchard Volunteer Fire Department and helped with the Pritchard Taekwondo Club.
Our mother grieved with us over the sad events in our lives and smiled and laughed with our happy moments. She was a dedicated daughter giving much time to her own mother in her final years. A loving sister who always reached out to her siblings. A dedicated mother who loved time with her family – game nights, dinners, holidays, camping, and just chatting over coffee or on the phone. Smiles were common in her presence. She especially loved the children; all her grandchildren were special and precious to her. Proud of each of us she said that she leaves us feeling confident that we can manage without her now. We will miss you Mom and will remember you always with fondness and love.
A gathering of family and friends will be held in remembrance of our mother on Saturday, Oct 28th from 1 to 3 p.m. at 4954 Woodland Crt, Kamloops BC.
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