Kitty Barne

Kitty Barne

It is with sadness we announce the passing of my dear friend (a.k.n. as mom) Kitty Harriot May Barne in Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday evening, August 4, 2012 at the age of 88 years. For the last four years Kitty resided at Hillside where she received nothing but excellent care from all the care aides, Kitchen Staff, and Nurses; their compassion was remarkable.

A Celebration of life service and reception will be held from the Royal Canadian Legion, Salmon Arm, on Saturday morning, August 18th, at 10 a.m. with Jack Bowers the celebrant, with the comrades of the legion, led by Padre Norm Russell, presenting honors.

Born in England on August 25, 1923. Kitty worked as a hostess in Restaurants in Victoria, BC prior to moving to Salmon Arm in 1975, where she worked as a server in the Legion. A heart of gold, Kitty devoted her life to volunteer work, including years with the SPCA, Hospital and Legion auxiliary, Pioneer Lodge and Bastion Place. She is well remembered for her outspoken personality and zest for life, and of course her singing.

Predeceased by her husband, John Clarence (Barney) on her 61st birthday in 1984.

She leaves her chosen daughter Rita Greggor of Salmon Arm; her beloved sister Ann Glover of Toronto, Ontario, siblings in England, and many long time friends, including the Herd family who became very special to her, especially Jason, who was the apple of her eye. Cindy, thank you for always being there till the end.

Cremation with interment to follow in the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery.

Good bye my love, till we meet again, Rita.

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

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