Audrey Van Norman (nee Bleakney)

Born April 16th, 1918 in Spruce Bluff, Saskatchewan.

Died June 9th, 2013 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC

A Celebration of life service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Saturday morning, June 15th at 11 a.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral Celebrant. Tributes will be shared by family and friends, followed by a reception in the Mountainside room, allowing time to continue sharing memories with the family.

Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Bill in 1991, her son, Bill in 2009, and her step grandson, Alan in 2012.

She is survived by her two daughters, Maryann (John) of Sidney, BC, and Joan of Salmon Arm, BC; five grandchildren, Cheryl (Mike), Chad (Kim),Blake, Christopher and Kelsi; three step grandsons, Andy (Pam), Steve (Jennifer) and Jim (Donna); four great grandchildren, Erika, Tucker, Kaleb and Gavin; many cousin, nieces, nephews and grand foster children.

Audrey took her teacher’s training in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, after graduation she taught at several schools in the Province, then after moving to BC with her husband and children in 1956, she taught at several schools in the greater Vancouver area.

She and husband Bill retired to Salmon Arm in 1980 where she became active in the United Church and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

No flowers please; in lieu of donations to Bastion Place Recreation, Box 1990, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4P9, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B5

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Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm.

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