February 10, 2020
On Monday, February 10, 2020 our beloved Carrie passed away at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital (Vancouver).
Carrie was born in Kamloops, B.C. and completed all her pre-collegiate schooling in Salmon Arm, graduating from Salmon Arm Sr. High School in 1994.
Carrie found her niche early in life by cherishing the opportunity to provide assistance to both her aging paternal and maternal grandparents. Throughout her Jr. and Sr. high school years, she faithfully volunteered at several of our local health care facilities to assist patients and the elderly.
Upon graduation from high school, Carrie immediately enrolled in a healthcare diploma program offered by Okanagan University College (Kelowna, B.C.) to become certified as an Occupational Therapist. After having completed her studies, she was welcomed to Delta Memorial Hospital to complete a required practicum.
After completing her practicum, Carrie was approached by the management of the hospital and encouraged to apply for a newly created position encompassing and complimenting her displayed abilities-which she responded to and was successful in obtaining the position.
For more than twenty years, Carrie treasured her employment and continued to find her work a personal reward. However, during the past two years she began to display symptoms which lead to a debilitating illness which she selflessly and determinably wished to defeat on her own terms-she struggled but was unsuccessful and we are now left with an immeasurable void. Carrie was a thoughtful, giving and considerate person who considered many of her contacts as members of her immediate family.
Carrie was pre-deceased by her mother, Barbara Kuna (2000) and numerous relatives too lengthy to list.
She is survived by many relatives including immediate family members, Julian Kuna; father, Michael; her brother and Don Andersen; her long term committed and devoted companion.
We are all proud of Carrie’s contributions and accomplishments in her shortened life span but are emotionally shattered by her early departure.
Respecting Carrie’s wish to follow in her mother’s footsteps, there shall not be a formal funeral service. Her cremated remains will be placed with her mother in the family plot at Mt. Ida Cemetery in the Spring.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation or any other charitable organization of choice, in memory of Carrie.
When you speak of her, speak not with tears, for thoughts of her should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for her life was rich because of you. -unknown author.
Online condolences may be sent to Carrie’s family through her obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
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