Leonora Griffith (nee Robertson) passed away peacefully on September 20, 2013 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital at the age of 92. She is survived by her three daughters; Moira Thomson of Osoyoos, Judy (Gary) Simpson of Salmon Arm, and Jane (Blaine) Carlson of Vernon; grandchildren are: Blaine Thomson, Kevin Thomson, Mark Simpson (Lou Edwards), Marla (Craig) Turner, Lisa (Chris) Calvert, Kyla (Jason) Belter and Brett (Meghan) Carlson; and twelve great-grandchildren. Leonora was preceded in death by all her siblings: Margaret, Alec, Bill, Phyllis, Ian and Charlie.
She was born in Lacombe, Alberta and raised from a young age in East Kelowna. Leonora drove taxi in the Kelowna area during WWII, eventually moving to Penticton where she drove taxi for another ten years. She moved to Salmon Arm in 1961 to be closer to her sister, Phyllis Timpany. Mom worked as a cashier at the Co-op grocery store and then at Overwaitea until her retirement. As a single mother, her focus in life was raising and providing for her daughters. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no formal service. Family will gather for the interment at the Glenmore Cemetery in Kelowna where she will rest in peace beside the love of her life, her first husband, Harold Clokey Thompson (1918 – 1941).
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm BC.
On line condolences may be sent to Leonora’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com