In the early morning hours of August 16th we said goodbye to our wife, mother, sister and friend. Wendy is survived by her husband of 48 years, Wayne, her son Michael (Thea) of Kamloops, daughter Suzanne (Todd) of Mission, her brother Bill (Debbie) of Merritt, and long lost brother Ted. Wendy is predeceased by her parents Al and Bobbie, and her best friend Maggie.
Born in Vancouver, Wendy grew up in Burnaby. She graduated from Burnaby North High School in 1968, and went on to work for Pemberton Securities. In 1969, she married Wayne. A move to Kamloops came in 1971, where she continued to work at Pemberton Securities. Then the kids came along, Mike in 1972 and Suzanne in 1975. She spent a lot of time volunteering and being involved in their schools, and activities, like hockey and skating, over the years. She returned to school and graduated in 1991 as an RN. She took employment with Royal Inland Hospital, spending most of her career working on 6S, retiring in 2015. She was just starting to relax, enjoy her pool, and tending her rose garden with Maggie by her side, when her cancer diagnosis came. After enduring nearly a year of courageously living with grace and dignity, she lost her battle.
Many thanks go out to Dr. Jason O’Connell, and the team of amazing doctors and nurses on the 8th floor of RIH who cared for Wendy. Heartfelt thanks to her many friends, who loved and supported her through this difficult time.
As per Wendy’s request, there will be no formal service. In lieu of cards and flowers, donations in Wendy’s memory may be made to the “Afternoon Auxiliary” at Royal Inland Hospital, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2T1
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