LONG: Una Georgianna nee Turnbull, was born to William and Georgianna Turnbull on Feb. 5, 1917 at Bosky Dell Farm in Stockton, Manitoba. She was the last of six siblings. Una graduated as a registered nurse from Brandon General hospital in 1940. She adventured west to Nelson, BC to pursue her career at Kootney Lake Hospital and there she met the love of her life, Harold Richard Long. They were married on May 23, 1942. She worked in Toronto and New York during the war years. After the war she returned with Harold to Nelson. Una’s first child, Richard (Briana) 1947, was born in Nelson. Una and Harold moved to Kelowna in 1948. Her next three children were born here: William (Ina) 1949, Georgia 1951 and Trevor (Sandy) 1961. Una’s career in nursing continued as night supervisor at the Kelowna General Hospital until retiring in 1957. Unas was an adoring Grandmother to Aaron (Carly), Nathan (Stephanie), Dustin, Jared, Blake and Connor. She was a recent proud Great Grandmother to Jetson and Julia. Brett (Betsy), Allisha, Brooklyn, and Brady were close to her heart. Una loved sports and was active in curling, golfing and horse racing. She knew all the Toronto Blue Jays by name and enjoyed watching hockey with her family and friends. Her keen intelligence was evident in her bridge playing and her ability to recall where all her extended family were and what they are doing. Una’s home on Poplar Point was a favorite stopping off place for family and friends. She lived there from when she and Harold built it in 1959 until her passing. Una’s creative side was expressed in her china painting and managing the “Ink Spots”. She was a devoted friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew her yet would want all to live life to the fullest as she did. Una’s favorite quote was “ Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting “….Holy Moly… What a ride!”
Many heart felt thanks to the nurses who provided caring support to Una and her family at Kelowna General Hospital. She would like also to thank Dr. Warrender for the many years of exemplary care her provided.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 PM, March 30, 2011 St. Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, 608 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, BC.
I lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Una’s memory.
Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Honoured Provider. Condolences may be sent to www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com