Lorna Grace Gorley, a long-time resident of the Shuswap area, passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, on Monday, March 24, 2008 at the age of 81 years.
A Celebration of Life Service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Capreece Bowers presiding. Prayers were given by Father George LaGrange, OMI.
Cremation with interment to follow at a later date at Uncha Lake, near the family cabin.
Born in Anglemont, BC on May 11, 1926, Lorna lived a full and active life. She was born to the pioneering Hudson family, who home-steaded in Anglemont. Lorna grew up in the Salmon Arm area, and later moved to Northern BC with her husband, Orval, and raised their family. They returned to the Shuswap area in 1986. She enjoyed knitting, golfing, bowling, curling, fishing and spending time at their cabin on Uncha Lake.
She was predeceased by five of her sisters; Evelyn Glover, Dorothy Oppertshauser, Bessie Watson, Toody Watts, Mary Matthews, and her brother, George. Lorna leaves her husband, Orval; one son, Alan (Charlotte) of Victoria; one daughter, Lauren (Barry) Friesen of Salmon Arm; four grandchildren, Adam, Meghan, Doug and Graham; one sister, Hazel Smith, of Kamloops; two brothers-in-law, Peter Matthews and Hartley Watts; sister-in-law, Arden Hudson; and many extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorna’s memory may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, PO Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.
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Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.