Nellie Drought

Drought: Nellie ( Ellen Mary) Born October 1, 1918 Died May 22, 2016 . Nellie passed away with family at her side on Sunday May 22 at the age of 97 years. She was pre deceased by her loving husband Eric in 1999. She is survived by her three sons Claude ( Kathleen), Brenton ( Elizabeth), and Kelvin ( Andrea). She is also survived by her brother Bert Howe, sisters Ruth, Olive and sister-in -law Betty Howe. She was predeceased by her sister Phyllis, brother George, brother Maurice, and brother Johnny. She is survived by grandchildren Joshua, Shannon, Carly, Hannah, Nicholas, Brenna and Zachary as well as many nieces and nephews. Nellie was born on October 1, 1918 in Bury-St. Edmunds England and travelled to Canada as a month old baby. Her family home-steaded near Elstow Saskatchewan where she lived until the late 1940’s when she moved to Westbank in the Okanagan Valley. There she worked helping new moms and later she worked in Westbank Packinghouses where she met her future husband Eric Drought. In 1950 Nellie married Eric and they were together until Eric’s passing in 1999. The family would like to thank all the amazing, caring people who helped Mom through the last 4 years. Thank you to those who work at Westwood, The Heritage, and the Village at Smith Creek, all in the City of West Kelowna. A Celebration of life will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday July 30th 2016 at First Memorial on Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna B.C. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299