August 22, 1970 – September 21, 2017
Always so kind, unselfish, honorable, upright in all her ways, loyal, true and always time to help young and old. Our Holly was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly on September 21, 2017 at the young age of 47.
Holly loved her family, friends, animals, and work. Her favorite days were Christmas and the first day of school as new challenges lay ahead for her.
Holly graduated from Spring Valley Secondary in 1988 and after completing her Bachelor of Education degree Holly worked as a school counsellor in various locations that included Prince George, Midway and Penticton.
She then moved to Chilliwack where she completed her master’s degree and continued working as a school counsellor for 14 years.
Seven years ago, Holly moved back to her home town of Kelowna to be closer to her family and start a new life with her husband. She continued working as a school counsellor at various schools in Kelowna before finding a home at Rutland Middle School.
Her love for animals was known by everyone she met as she always had a story to tell of what Mickey, Gracie, Dan and the numerous other dogs she worked with had been up to.
Outside of the schools, Holly dedicated countless hours and was instrumental in the Okanagan Small Dog Rescue Society for many years.
We will miss her contagious laugh, wise intuition, and her enormous love of life.
Her philosophy was “wipe your feet on the matt when you leave work, leave your worries at the door”.
Holly, your family, friends and many colleagues love you and will miss you. We love you to the moon and back.
Travel well with Mickey, Sadie and Maggie.
At Holly’s request, there will be no service. She just wants everyone to remember her in their own special way.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Okanagan Small Dog Rescue Society.
Additionally, the family will be establishing a bursary fund in Holly’s name as she would always want to continue giving.
Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting everdenrust.com.
Everden Rust Funeral Services