Laurine Aitken, loving mother and long time resident of Salmon Arm lost her battle with cancer Monday, November 10, 2014 at the age of 80 at Bastion Place care facility. Laurine was born in Melfort, Sask. on October 20th 1934. She married Don Aitken in 1953 and they moved with their baby Wendy to 100 Mile House in 1955. They had three more children, Ross, Rick and Cindy. The family then moved to Salmon Arm in 1963.
Laurine was predeceased by her husband Don who passed away in 2004, parents Lillian and Wallace Mclean, sister Rene Mundle, brothers Lyle Mclean, Al Mclean, Doug Mclean and Cliff Mclean (all deceased). Laurine leaves behind four children, Wendy (Bill) Lindsay, Ross Aitken, Rick Aitken, Cindy (Jim) Gawley. She also leaves behind three grandchildren, Don (Jessica) Gawley, Crystal (Nate) Trent and Devon (Kim) Lindsay, great grandchildren Max and Raiden Trent, and Nathan and Caleb Gawley. Thank you to all friends and family for their support and help. Special thanks to niece Audrey and close friend Vera.
Laurine worked most of her life in the food industry where most would remember her as manager or Mainline Coop Cafeteria and also when she managed the Salmon Arm golf course Restaurant & Lounge.
Through Laurine’s lifetime she was known as a competitive golfer, curler and bowler. Laurine won a silver medal for golf at the BC summer games in 1981.
Laurine will be remembered by her family for her strong will, loving and caring nature, her love of golf and her family.
Many thanks to the care aides and nurses from community home support and the team at Bastion Place for their compassion and support making her final days more comfortable,
Mom you will be missed.
A celebration of life will be held at Fischer’s Funeral Services on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 1 pm., with Pastors Ann Meakes and Norm Russell officiating.
Email condolences and share memories through Laurine’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.