Mary Melvina (Vi) Owens

Vi passed away In Salmon Arm, B.C. at the age of 102 with her family by her side. She was born in Streamstown, Alberta to William and Otillia Ingram. For most of her life she lived in Vernon B.C., but the last 15 years was spent in Salmon Arm.  

Vi was a member of the Royal Purple for 70+ years and was sworn in as a lifetime member in 1978. 

Vi was very proud of her big family. She was predeceased but her husband of 45 years, Alfred Lee Owens (Jock) of Bonhill, Scotland.  

Vi had 4 daughters, Madeline (Cy) Barry of Calgary AB, Caroline (Merv) Ollett of Sooke B.C., Barbra Higgins of Salmon Arm, BC and Gail (Bruce) Monsen of Likely, B.C. She had 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. 

The family would like to extend their thanks to all the nursing staff on the 4th floor.  

A celebration of life will be held at the Elks Hall July 18th at 1pm with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrate. 

Memorial donations can be made in Vi’s name to the Royal Purple.


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