RAIBL, JUNE VIRGINIA
January 8, 1934 – November 23, 2011
Passed away peacefully in Kelowna after battling Alzheimer’s for 6 years. Survived by her son, Daryl
(Lorraine); daughter, Susan (Jerry); grandchildren, Eliot, Kelsey and Garett; brother Ken Fewson, sister, Donna Schiller. June was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Met husband Ed(win) and started their family. Ed passed
suddenly in 1963, June moved the family to Vancouver, closer to her parents, Syd & Irene “Mae” Fewson.
Shouldering the responsibility of 3 children she diligently found gainful employment to provide. Working long hours/shift work, June didn’t let her situation override her zest for life and her ‘go get ‘em’ attitude. Her in-laws and nieces/nephews often had unexpected visits where she would outfit the men of the house with hammers, nails, tape measures, listing up projects to effect minor repairs and ‘redecorate’. Wheeling up in ‘old Betsy’, she’d greet us with her charismatic and infectious smile. June moved to
Kelowna in 1990 where she worked in the local community. Life was harsh, in 1993 her eldest daughter Brenda died tragically. June soldiered on, taking solace in work and a leadership role in her favorite organization, “T.O.P.S.”, where she met many of her Kelowna friends. She remained active in her life through 2005 volunteering her time
assisting seniors and friends within the community.
“We’ll always love and remember you mum!”
A very special thanks to all the care givers at Sun Pointe
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 604-681-6530 or www.alzheimerbc.org. Select ‘Donate’ and then ‘In Memory’ June Virginia Raibl. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting