Laurette Frances Page went to be with her Lord on January 30, 2013 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 85 years. Laurette was born February 23, 1927 in Regina, Sask. to mother Victoria Dykstra. She was the oldest of 3 children. Her growing up years were spent in Vancouver. In 1943 she met and married the love of her life, Albert Page and had 8 children. ( 2 boys, 6 girls) Laurette and Albert lived in Richmond until 1964 at which time they moved to Grandview Bench. (Salmon Arm) It was here that they had their youngest child. Living on the 160 acre farm meant Laurette could do what she loved best, growing acres of vegetables like she had done in Richmond and was even given the opportunity to open her own fruit and vegetable stand. One thing that Laurette loved to do was sell, sell, sell. She was a very hard worker doing everything she could to help make ends meet. On top of all the farm work, being a mother etc. etc. she, for many years, worked for the forestry planting trees. After moving off the farm and into town she started her own home based business selling Watkins products which she loved. She did this right up until the end. Laurette loved to socialize with her friends over a cup of coffee or tea and was very involved with her church which was her family as well. Laurette had her share of difficult times with health issues etc. but was always positive and determined to carry on. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Laurette was predeceased by her husband, Albert Page, daughter Lorna Horvat and son in law Tony Horvat, son Larry Page, son in law Bill Wilcox, sister Betty Nordlund, and brother Trueman Wilson. Laurette will be lovingly remembered by her son Wayne (fiancée Sandy) Page, daughters Muriel (Alan) Bowerman, Sandra (Mel) Sandaker, Wendy Wilcox, Sylvia (Rick) Graham, Ester (Larry)Arrowsmith as well as 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Shuswap Community Church.
Online condolences can be sent through Lorette’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC.
Donations in memory of Laurette can be made to a charity of one’s choice.