Noreen Beatrice Vanebo

Noreen Beatrice Vanebo


In sorrow, and with faith in

an everlasting life, the family of Noreen Beatrice Vanebo, (neé Cole) announces her passing on August 17, 2012. Noreen was born in Kindersley, SK, on August 24, 1924 and died peacefully at home, in Kelowna. She was 87. Those remembering Noreen are her siblings; Ruth Carter of North Vancouver, Doris Monkhouse (Frank) and

Martin Cole of Kelowna. She also leaves her many nieces and nephews and treasured friends in Winnipeg, Eston and Kelowna and elsewhere. Always willing to serve, Noreen dedicated her later life to volunteer work with her faith

community at St Michael’s Cathedral Church, the CNIB,

the Women’s Resource Centre and the Crisis Help Line where her superb organizational skills and loyalty were

well-appreciated. Noreen, and her deceased husband

K.T. (Van) Vanebo, were both members of early pioneering (farming) families in Saskatchewan. Noreen’s curiosity and love for the written word lead to a career as a dedicated educator and librarian first in Saskatchewan and then in Winnipeg, after earning a B. Arts, and degrees in Education and Library Sciences. Retirement for both she and Van led back to the farm in Eston, where Noreen began new

careers as farmer, hostess and inveterate letter writer and volunteer. After Van passed away, she retired from the farm to Kelowna in 1991 and kept up her passion for literature, correspondence and conversation.She loved reading,

crosswords, walking and travel, but most of all, she enjoyed the company of her friends and family. She will be fondly

remembered for being a witty, loyal and humble woman with a strong sense of integrity. Noreen requested no

flowers; instead please consider making a tribute gift in memory of Noreen’s beloved husband, K.T. (Van) Vanebo, to the Canadian Diabetic Association. ( CustomerDonation.asp)

Funeral Service to be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday,

October 6, 2012 at The Cathedral Church of St. Michael

and All Angels Kelowna, BC. (608 Sutherland Ave Kelowna) Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family

by visiting and

searching her name under stories.

Arrangements entrusted with

First Memorial Funeral Services,

Kelowna. 250-762-2299.

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