Jessie Lillian Nunn

Jessie Lillian Nunn

Jessie Lilian Nunn (nee Pooley), born in London, England on December 16, 1924, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, BC on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the age of 90 yrs.

Jessie was predeceased by her husband, Don Sr, in 1985 and her oldest son, Don Jr, from Smithers, BC, in 2014. She is survived by her children Lana Kirkby, Janet (Ken) Siemens, Jacquie Smolne, Steven Nunn, Mike (Lenora) Nunn, Rennie Nunn, Clint Nunn, and extended family, Rainer Smolne and Tammy Brookes. Also, 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, who all fondly remember her as “Nannie”.

Jessie was very proud and spoke often of her service in the English military during WW2. Soon after the war she married and started raising her 4 oldest children before immigrating to Canada in 1956. In 1958, Jessie and Don finally settled in Sardis where they added another 4 boys to the family before moving to Salmon Arm in 1979.

A couple of accomplishments in Jessie’s life, besides raising 8 children included opening a teen dance club in the early 60’s at Vedder Crossing in Sardis, and volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society for 17 years as the financial aid representative in the Salmon Arm area.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Aitchison for her extra special care, and also to the ‘too numerous to count’ staff at Hillside Village, for their kindness and for treating our mom like family.

Interment will be held Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, BC

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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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