Thelma Maurer, 92, of Kelowna, passed away suddenly but

peacefully on July 22.

Born in Langley, BC in 1922 to Nellie and Sam Maurer, Thelma spent many happy years in Vancouver. She was a cosmetics consultant at The Bay on Granville for over 30 years. She never married, but was a dear friend to many, a constant

support to her mom and dad, and a lifelong companion to beloved late sister Edna and husband John, with whom she shared a

duplex in Kelowna for 25 years. Thelma was also a

much-loved aunt and great aunt to Heather, Alicia, Julia and Jacques, who will miss her.

Thelma loved to laugh, travelled widely, and welcomed friends and neighbours of all ages into her home and her heart, with cookies and a pot of Red Rose tea. She was generous and kind, and a great listener.

The family extends warm thanks to the thoughtful and

professional staff at Joseph Benjamin Residence who made her feel safe and so well cared for in her final years.

The family will greet Thelma’s friends at a tea reception in her honour, to be held Tuesday, August 5th, from 2 to 4 pm at Unit 30 – 625 Boynton Place, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Thelma’s favourite charity, the Make-a-Wish Foundation of BC and Yukon.

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