FLETCHER, Antonia “Toni”
I am sad to announce the passing of my beloved wife Antonia (Toni) Fletcher, on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at the Kelowna Hospice, after suffering a short battle with Aplastic Anaemia. Together we shared 59 wonderful years of marriage and friendship. Predeceased by her parents, John and Michalena Kowalishen and her brothers Frank and Michael. Whom she leaves to mourn her passing are her sister Julie Swonek and her loving daughters Brenda Nisse, Debbie Beacroft, Regena Beaudain, Jennifer Tamelin, and her loving son Rick and their respective children and her grandchildren, Derek and Kevin, Nisse, Mickey and Alex Kinakin, Shalane Ridsdale and Taylor Beaudain, Jared and Peirce Fletcher and Riley Bolen, Jeremy and Amanda Tamelin and her six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Toni was a caring Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend. She was a very active volunteer in the Navy League of Canada, Kelowna General Hospital Auxiliary and the A.C.W. at St. Michaels and All Angels Cathedral Church. For all her hard work in the community she was presented with the Prestigious Robert S. Maxwell S.S. Beaver Award in 2009. She will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her. Her family would like to say a special Thank you to her physician Dr. A. Farquhar, the doctors and nursing staff of Kelowna General Hospital and the wonderful care she received her last few hours at the Kelowna Hospice House. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Kelowna Naval Association, Hospice House, and/or to the Building Fund for St. Michaels and All Angels Cathedral Church. A service to celebrate her life will be held at St. Michaels Church on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at 3:00 pm and a reception will follow at the Springfield Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.