It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kathleen Goss on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Edward and parents John and Florence Reedman. Kathleen grew up in Blind Bay where the family homesteaded in the early 1900’s. As a teenager when her father’s health was declining Kathleen delivered the mail from Notch Hill to Sorrento and Blind Bay by horse and buggy.
Kathleen married Edward Goss in 1939 and they were off to Vernon where Edward taught school and was the Principal at Vernon’s Bearisto Elementary School until retiring in 1972. Upon retiring they moved back to their summer home on the Shuswap.
Kathleen is survived by her nephews, Ben (Dot) Reedman of Chase, Norman (Evelyn) Reedman of Ontario, Brian (Nona) Reedman and Doug Reedman of Salmon Arm. Her nieces Marilyn (Dave) Owen of Campbell River, Lenore Bateman of Oliver, Joan (Larry) Cummings of Kamloops, Diane Reedman and husband and Tom Schaefer of California, heather Reedman of Washington State, Cheri (Mike) Chambers of Calgary, Hazel (Bill ) Beach of Victoria, Ardith (Larry) Reese and Phyllis MacArthur of Salmon Arm.
The family would like to thank the staff at Piccadilly Care Centre for their caring support of Kathleen. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home. No service will be will be held at this time as family and friends gathered on January 11, 2013 to celebrate her 100th birthday. Kathleen will be interred in the Blind Bay Cemetery next to her loving husband Edward at a later date.
On line condolences can be sent through Kathleen’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com