Gurli (Lee) Louprette

Lee passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 in her 94th year. Born in Hillerod, Denmark on June 26, 1914, she was a loving and devoted mother who will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by her three sons: Paul (Louise), Clarence (Kerstin), and Martin (Bette) andher grandchilcren: Olivier, Guillaume, and Michael; and others in Salmon Arm and Kelowna (especially Barbara and Shellanne) whose lives she touched along the way.

Lee had a challenging life after going to England as a young woman to work before WWII. In England, she met and married a Canadian soldier and they started a family during the war years. After the war, the family moved to Canada where they lived an interesting a tumultuous life. The family and Lee moved from Winnipeg to Victoria and then on to Vancouver successively. When the family had grown up and moved on, Lee also moved on. She was always independent, living in her own home an driving her own car until this year.

Lee loved life and always made time to help others in the communities where she lived. She got great pleasure from her many hobbies including hunting and fishing (until just a couple of years ago), knitting, crocheting, playing cards and doing her crossword and jigsaw puzzles with her family. Lee also got special pleasure in playing with her cat of 17 years (Tawny) and her adopted dog (Sammy).

Her family would like to express their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Lakeshore Hospital and emergency department in Salmon Arm for the devoted care and attention they provided to Lee by Gerry, a fellow patient.

Private family service.


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