July 13, 2019
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend, Maureen Dawn Cavalsky (nee Anson) on July 13, 2019 at the age of 90 years.
Born in Croydon, Surrey, England on January 30, 1929 to Noel Primrose Anson and Nancy Elliott Anson (nee Harvest), Maureen received her education in England and Lausanne, Switzerland. In her early twenties, Maureen worked for the BBC and was a member of their equestrian team. After moving to Canada, she found work in Vancouver where she met and married John Cavalsky in 1969. After John’s retirement, they moved to the Salmon Arm area and became involved in many activities such as square dancing, skiing, bowling, hiking and Jazz Club. Both John and Maureen were very active in the Seniors Games club and won many medals for their swimming, biking and other events.
Maureen was exceptionally generous in her philanthropic endeavours supporting groups such as Salvation Army, Second Harvest, Women’s Shelter, Therapeutic Riders, Bandwagon Music Therapy program, SPCA and The Donkey Refuge to name a few.
Maureen is survived by two siblings in England – sister Rosalind Lukins (Keith) their children Tobi and Noella and brother Rupert Anson (Wendy) and their children Sonya (Matt) and Pierre (Masako). Also by her cousin Richard Harvest (June) of New Zealand and their children Berwyn (Kanaka), Duncan, Alexander (Jane) and Vanessa (William). Maureen is also survived by Rupert and Wendy’s grandchildren – Monica and Pearl and by Richard and June’s grandchildren – Cedric, Madeleine, Victor, Sarah and Patrick.
Maureen was a quiet, lovely lady who had spent many happy times biking and hiking in Europe, New Zealand and Canada. We will miss her.
Maureen and John will be interred in a quiet spot, surrounded by trees, in the Mt. Ida Cemetery, TOGETHER FOREVER.
We would like to thank Hillside Village, especially the compassionate care aides and nurses in Cottage 5. Their gentle and loving care made Maureen feel very special.
On-line condolences may be sent to Maureen’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Lovingly remembered, Barbara, Simon and Terry
Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium
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