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December 27, 1929 - February 10, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Born December 27, 1929, on Parmachene/Lake Helen Nation near Nipigon, Ontario, Ivy passed away peacefully on February 10, 2024, in the Shuswap Lake Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC, with loving family holding her hands.

Survived by her daughters Marie (Ken) Smith, Betty-Ann (Bill) McDonald, Terry-Mae (Harold) Sinclair, Sharon Kneen, Geraldine (Robert) Taron and Jennifer (Leander) Goertzen, four sisters, one brother-in-law, 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Raymond, daughter Beatrice, son-in-law John Kneen, three sisters, two brothers, five sisters-in-law and ten brothers-in-law.

Ivy grew up by beautiful Lake Helen with her parents and seven sisters. While working as a cook's helper in a logging camp she met Raymond. They married in historic St. Sylvester's Catholic Church, Red Rock Ontario in 1949.

They started their married life on the Schultz family farm in Saskatchewan. Moving to Clinton BC and raising seven girls, Ivy worked outside the home at various jobs including the Post Office, butcher shop, and hardware store. She and Raymond also owned and operated a General Store in Paradise Valley, Alberta.

Ivy spent many hours volunteering and enjoyed playing ball, swimming, curling and golfing. She was very good, or just lucky, at winning whether it was cards, bingo, scratch tickets and even the casino.

She will be remembered for her strong Catholic faith, love of family, her quick wit, sense of humour, generous smile and heartfelt hugs. Ivy was loved dearly and will be missed by all who knew her. Our hearts are broken but we trust Mom is in her heavenly home surrounded by many loved ones, filled with joy and at peace.

The family is very appreciative of the staff and friends at her retirement home, Piccadilly Terrace, where she spent the last 12 years of her life.

Mass of Christian burial held on February 17th at 1:00 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Chase, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, February 17, 2024
1:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 1185 Shuswap Ave, Chase

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