It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother Loretta Mitchell of West Kelowna on Dec. 23rd, 2014 at the age of 78. She was born on Dec. 24, 1935 to the late Stephen and Lucie Conway in Rouyn-Noranda, Que. Loretta grew up in Noranda where she married Val Mitchell Sr. and raised her family there. They moved to Kamloops in 1977, spent time in Tumbler Ridge, and finally settled in West Kelowna in 1988. Mom had a deep and abiding faith and a love of music. Her wealth of knowledge in healthy

living was a resource for all of us, and she cherished her time spent with family. Predeceased by her husband Val Mitchell Sr., parents Stephen and Lucie, in-laws Glenn and Mildred Mitchell, and brother Richard. She will be sadly missed by her sons Robert (Julie) of Thunder Bay, Val Jr. (Pam) of Calgary, and Wayne, also of Calgary; daughters Lori Ann (Kevin) Orton, Lisa (David) Fiset of Kamloops and her nine grandchildren; Melissa (Clefton), Glenn, Michael, Carley, Casey, Hayden, Hailey, Alexa, and Cassidy; great grandchildren Grayson and Hayven; sister-in-law Larene (Bob), niece Shanna (Cory). Also survived by her siblings Don (Pat), Robert (Eileen), Joan, Bernice (Barry), Beth, and many nieces and nephews, special cousins and friends from across the country. Thank you to Dr. Imrie of Kelowna for your care and assistance in helping us get Mom to Kamloops. To the staff of Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice, no words can express our appreciation for your care and compassion. A Celebration of Life will be

announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency and the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops would be appreciated. Your spirit lives on in all you loved Your song plays in our hearts forever. Cremation arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services Kamloops.Messages of condolence to the

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