The family and friends of Emmy Luckton are sad to announce that Emmy passed away on June 17, 2010 at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm. Emmy was 100 years old. She was born on October 1, 1909 in Fryvaldore, Czechoslovakia of Josef and Wilhelmine Kratzel. Emmy lived in London during the Blitz and served in the British Armed Forces in Lancaster, England during the war and as an interpreter in Germany until her discharge from the Forces in 1946. At that time, she became a British citizen. She then travelled back to Czechoslovakia to visit family. Emmy moved to Canada with her husband Sam in 1953. In 1954 she began taking care of the McGowan ranch and thereafter “inherited” the entire McGowan clan. Every summer the cousins descended on the ranch under Emmy’s capable and loving care. Emmy was god-mother to two generations of McGowans. In 1974 Emmy and Sam retired and moved to Salmon Arm. When they moved to Salmon Arm, she and Sam took care of the gardens at the RCMP and City Hall.
Emmy was predeceased by her husband, Sam, in 2000 and her god-son, Michael McGowan in 2002. She is survived by her loving family of god-children and their families and her many friends, including Heather Flockhart and Roland and Lily Eberle.
Our thanks to the fantastic staff at Cottage 3 at Hillside Village for their care and compassion.
A Celebration of Emmy’s life will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 2:00 at Fischer’s Funeral Services at 4060 1st Avenue SW, Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., (250) 833-1129, Email condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.