1952 - 2018
With heavy hearts we announce that Mrs. Maureen Bolster (nee Auburn) of Kamloops, BC passed away suddenly while surrounded by family at Royal Inland Hospital on February 14th, 2018 at the age of 65.
She was born August 5th, 1952 in Whitehorse,YK to Courtland “Auby” and Elizabeth “Betty” Auburn and would be their first of four daughters. Maureen grew up as a child of a military father, living in Ontario, Germany, Calgary, and Pemberton, but eventually settled in Clinton, BC. She went on to grow her own family there and manage the bookkeeping for Bolster Enterprises Ltd., until her retirement last year. Maureen lovingly raised her three children and spent close to thirty years on a beautiful acreage in Clinton. She was an active community member and the first to pitch in on any committee or gathering that needed volunteers.
She had a great love of travel and explored many places in her life, often spoiling her family by including them on her adventures. Maureen was a talented artist; whether it be crafting, painting in various mediums, or creating her successful jewelry business, she had a beautiful eye for design and was always dreaming about that next project. Above all, Maureen had a deep love and devotion to her family and friends; she loved nothing more than to spend time together sharing a nice meal and a glass of wine. Her devotion extended to her grandchildren, where she was known to show up with “just a little something” quite regularly. She always had others on her mind. Her caring spirit will be sorely missed by her loving family: daughter Gaelyn Bolster (Jack) and grandson Jaxon of Kamloops, son Dave Bolster (Dana), and granddaughter Presley of Kamloops, son Tom Bolster (Janelle) of Clinton, and their father Allan Bolster of Clinton, as well as Maureen’s sisters, Cathy Auburn and her children Emily and Brody (Saskia) of Kelowna, and sister Karen Willson (John) and their sons, Courtney, Austin and Brandon of Sooke, plus many other nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her parents Courtland and Elizabeth Auburn and sister Sandy Auburn.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Lauren and Mike Embury, Kale Woitt, Paul Martin, Tim Eggers, and Jason Searle for jumping to action when it was needed most and to the dedicated staff at RIH, both in Triage and the ICU. A Memorial service will be held at Kamloops Funeral Home (285 Fortune Drive) on March 10th, 2018, at 12:00 with reception to follow.
Condolences may be expressed at www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com