Avis Mary (Sims) GALLAGHER

GALLAGHER, Avis Mary (Sims) passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the age of 81. Avis will be remembered for her warm smile, soft hands and her love of tennis. Survived by her brother Jim, her sons Mark ; daughter-in-law Liana Pasutto; and Doug; grandchildren Marli and Liam and niece and nephew Shelley and Patrick. Avis was a loving and dedicated mother who raised her two sons while working full time. She worked as a Public Health Nurse for 25 years in Vancouver. After retiring she volunteered her time at the Vancouver General Hospital. A special Thank you to the Pasutto family for their love and support throughout the years. A celebration of her life will be held at Mountain View Village, 1540 KLO Road, Kelowna on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3 in memory of Avis would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.