August 5, 1932 – August 12, 2019
It is with heavy hearts we said goodbye to our wonderful mother Druscilla “Ann” Skomorski, on August 12, 2019 in Salmon Arm, B.C.
Mom was born and raised on the farm in Grandview, Manitoba. She was the fifth child of nine to Archie and Katie Leitch. From an early age she learned the value of hard work and how important family was.
Upon high school graduation, mom moved to Winnipeg, where she worked for the Manitoba Telephone Company. While there she married dad and together they moved around Western Canada. Dad pursued his career with the Bank of Nova Scotia and mom worked at raising her family.
Mom had a great sense of humour and a fierce loyalty to her family.
She was remarkably strong and courageous to the very end. We were blessed she was ours. Mom always put others first, she was a caring, unselfish, compassionate person.
Mom chose to stay at home while we grew up. She volunteered her time at many of our school events, often coming in to help in our classrooms. She was always our biggest fan and supporter.
Our home was always open to family and friends. Mom was an outstanding cook and she spent a lot of time in the kitchen. One of her greatest joys was get togethers with family and friends.
In her younger days she was a wicked ball player and in her later years she enjoyed golf with the ladies at Shuswap Lake Estates. Maybe she didn’t have the best score but she always had the girls laughing. Mom loved to play cards, and she was an avid Bridge player well into her 80’s.
Mom leaves behind her children, Donna (Brian) Rollier and Sandra (Tracy) Rankel, her grandchildren Nicole (Steven) Dolson, Nick Rankel, Miranda (Russell) Taylor and Julie Rollier (Ross), and her great grandchildren Iver, Charlie and Lennon. She also leaves behind her two younger sisters, Gladys Thorsen and Lynda Barnett and the rest of her family in Alberta and Manitoba.
A special thank you to Doctor Heunis and all the care aids and nurses involved with mom’s care, especially near the end.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring, per mom’s wishes, on Saturday May 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Elks Hall 30th Street N.E., Salmon Arm, and B.C.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family through Ann’s obituary at www. bowersfuneralservice.com
Bowers Funeral Service & Crematorium
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