Robertson (nee Snowsell)

Robertson (nee Snowsell)

GWEN ROBERTSON (nee Snowsell)

Jan 21, 1922 – Oct 21, 2011

Gwen passed away very

peacefully at the Kelowna

General Hospital with her

sons beside her. She was

predeceased by her best friend and husband Lloyd in 2003 and her eldest son Bruce (Donna) in 2009. She will be dearly missed by sons Brent, Kelly (Donna), Dave (Marie) and grandchildren Jill, Jennifer, Jordan, Jackie,

Shauna and Bryan.  Gwen was born in Kelowna and grew up with her brothers and sisters (Bea, Frank, Ernie, Joy, Len and Mavis) on the Bankhead farm. She married Lloyd in 1941 shortly before he enlisted in the Canadian Army and spent the war years working in a munitions factory in Windsor, Ontario waiting for Dad to come home.  Shortly after the war Dad joined the Canadian Air Force and the Robertson family spent time stationed in Calgary, Ralston, Cold Lake and Comox.  Gwen’s enduring love for the Okanagan was rewarded in 1967 when the family moved back to Kelowna.  Gwen’s greatest loves were family, friends and travel and she was blessed with lots of all of them.  She was still making new friends right up to her

final days and always had a new travel adventure on the

horizon to look forward to.  We will be eternally grateful for the many friends, neighbors and cousins who regularly checked in on her, spent time with her and were all such an important part of her life.  We also want to express our

sincere appreciation to the very caring staff at KGH who helped Mom to a graceful and dignified final journey.  Those wishing to remember Gwen are invited to join the family at a reception to celebrate her life beside the lake she loved at the Delta Okanagan Grand at 3:00 pm, Saturday October 29th.  If you are unable to join us we hope you’ll raise a glass in honour of a lovely woman and a life very well lived. 

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