GORDON, EMILY MAY
Long time Kelowna resident, Emily Gordon, passed away at Hospice House on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 97 years “young”. Born in Manitoba August 1, 1918, she moved with her family at 5 years old to a small farm on the corner of Dehart & Gordon in Okanagan Mission. We are fortunate to have had this wonderful grand lady in our lives ~ she had a special relationship with each of us! She never forgot a birthday and was a wiz with names and recalling new and old stories right up until her last days. We will miss our visits with her that often included shopping trips, card games, dinners out, impromptu lunches she made at a moment’s notice, and her amazing homemade perogies and apple pies.
She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her
children; Roger (Audrey) Fenwick of Kamloops, Don
Fenwick of Kelowna, Ken (Cindy) Fenwick of Red Deer, AB, Ed (Corneil) Fenwick of Kelowna, Lorna (Rod) Holker of White Rock, and Sharon (Allan) Mayes of Kelowna;
grandchildren Lynda, Gail, Heather, Renae, Janice, Wendy, Stacey, Dean, Mike and Jenna; great grandchildren: Travis, Cole, Steffani, Bryson, Josi, Matt, Charlie, Jamie, Amy, Nick, Jessy and Dawson; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends, predeceased by her
husband Clem; brother Earl; sisters Elsie Comeau, Clara Hartwick and Marjorie Treadgold; granddaughters Lori and Jessica; and nephew Richard.
Special thanks to all the staff, nurses and volunteers at
Hospice House and to Pamela Klassen, FNP. At Mom’s
request, there will not be a formal service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association (www.hospicecoha.org/donate-coha) at
#104 – 1456 St Paul Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6.
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Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral
Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299