Lorna Mae Keehn passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on the afternoon of Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the age of 69 years.
A celebration of life service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Saturday afternoon, July 7th at 4 p.m. with Jack Bowers the celebrant. Tributes will be shared by family and friends, led by grandson, Ryan Keehn. A reception will follow in the Mountainside room, allowing time for family and friends to continue sharing memories.
Lorna was a longtime resident of Salmon Arm, having arrived with her parents, the late Sam and Theresa Wilnechenko, and siblings, on June 15, 1953. She was a long time secretary with North Okanagan Shuswap School District, working in many schools including, Bastion, Hillcrest, J.L. Jackson and Shuswap (where she retired).
She fought a long battle with Cancer, having her first diagnosis 15 years ago; despite this Lorna kept a positive outlook and never gave up hopes and dreams of a full recovery.
She was predeceased by her father, Sam, in 1985, her sister, Patricia Martin and her two children, Robert and Breanne, in a tragic accident in 1994, and her mother, Theresa Rose in 2004.
Lorna is survived by her husband, Ron; 4 children; Gary (Shona) Keehn of Sicamous, Kim (Barb) Keehn of Enderby, Bonnie (Dennis) Kelly of Enderby and Kelly (Alvin) Backus of Salmon Arm; 10 grandchildren, Camille, Ryan, McKenzie, Korey, Bradley, Tori, Tyler, Travis, Angela and Lindsay; 7 great grandchildren; also her sister, Jackie (Garry) Clements of Prince George; brothers, Len (Bonnie) Wilnechenko of Prince George and David (Lynn) Wilnechenko of Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Lorna may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4S2
Email condolences may be sent to Lorna’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.