Madelaine (Laura) Tulari

Madelaine (Laura) Tulari

Mum’s journey ended on April 9, 2012 at Salmon Arm.  Mum was born on April 11, 1917 in Salmon Arm and grew up in Blind Bay.  She married John Tulari on December 27, 1938 and they lived in Vancouver and Zeballos.  In the 1940’s, they settled in Blind Bay to raise their 2 children.  They sold 90 acres to what is now part of Shuswap Lake Estates and later moved to Sorrento in 1989.  After Dad’s journey ended in 1993, Mum stayed in Sorrento, then moved to Vernon in 2003 and then in 2009 to Piccadilly Terrace in Salmon Arm and her final move in 2010 was The Good Samaritan-Hillside Village.

 Mum loved to cook and had so many yummy meals for her family and friends.  Mum took up painting beautiful landscapes and enjoyed her time with her artsy friends and sisters.  Mum played a good game of scrabble, crib and other card games and liked keeping score – we’re not sure if this was the reason that she won so many times or not.  Her happiest time, since Dad’s passing, was at Piccadilly Terrace where she met up with old friends and created new friendships.

 Mum was pre-deceased by her husband, John; 3 brothers, Ed, Jim, Ron; sister, Lucy; brother-in-laws, Bill, Wilf, Richie, Jim, August and Vic; sister-in-laws, Alice, Ruth, Fern, Alice, Lila and Mary; grandson Ken; niece and nephews.

 Mum is survived by son, Robert (Dorthy); daughter, Pearl; 4 grandchildren, Corie (Rick), Lisa (Doug), Bob (Heather) and Cindy (Jason); 13 great grandchildren, Amanda; Sarah, Hannah and Jameson; David, Kendra, Aislyn, Brenna, Shayna, Makena, Aurora and Dade; Dakota, Megan and Joshua, 3 sisters, Beulah, Sadie and Jean; 2 sister-in-laws, Mary and Mavis; several nieces and nephews.

 Thanks to all those that made Mum’s life special.  Special thanks to relatives and close friends that kept in touch.  Special thanks to those at Piccadilly Terrace for their extreme kindness and abundance of patience that they bestowed to Mum.  Special thanks to Community care workers who made Mum’s days more enjoyable. Special thanks to the staff, care aids, nurses and residents at The Good Samaritan-Hillside Village that made Mum’s final year the best that it could be.

 A Celebration of Life for Madeleine will be held on Saturday April 14, 2012 at 1pm at Bower’s Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

A Private graveside service at another time.

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Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC

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