1934 ~ 2013
Elaine Margaret Sophia Nuyens (Gable) passed away peacefully with family by her side on November 26, 2013 at her home on Carrs Landing Road, Lake Country at the age of 78 years.
Elaine will be lovingly remembered by her five children: Brenda Wendell (Curt), Ken Nuyens (Jill), David Nuyens, Michael Nuyens (Jocelyn), Korrina Dutot (Steve); 11 grandchildren, Geoff (Meghann), Chris (Shani), Lisa (Bob), Peter (Caley), Jason (Lisa), Cindy, Kyle, Brayden, Mitchell, Meghan, Kaitlin; 14 great grandchildren; and also by Ruth Whitson and Shirley Ritchie her two sisters-In-Law;, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elaine was predeceased by, the love of her life Ken, of 51 years. Elaine was born in Neudorf Saskatchewan, the youngest and last of seven children, she moved to the Okanagan in the early 1950’s, where she worked as a switchboard operator for the telephone company in Vernon, she moved on quickly to work for the “old” Winoka packing house in Okanagan Centre, and It was there where Elaine met Ken. They soon were married and started raising their family. They owned and operated three orchards and continued to plant out the 100 acres of orchard on Carr’s Landing Road.
Mom was a woman of great strength and determination, battling breast cancer for eight years; she enjoyed travelling and seeing the world and being out in the great outdoors. She loved looking out over Okanagan Lake, and watching all the animals walk, swim and fly by, Sophie, her cat will sadly miss her owner. Mom was always busy in the garden and in the last few years she enjoyed having her home surrounded with flowers and plants both inside and out. Grandma lit up when grandchildren and great grandchildren came to visit; Mom loved having her family close so she could be surrounded with their support and love.
The family would like to express gratitude to Interior Health, the Palliative Care Nurses, Advanced Care and to Doctor Tim Murphy, and we would like to give a special thanks to Lucille and Lavonda.
A celebration of Elaine’s, mom’s life will be at a later date in the New Year, 2014.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Elaine’s name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) #202-1835 Gordon Dr., Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5, or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the guest book at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC 250-765-3147.