Mavis passed away peacefully in Shuswap Lake hospital on February 17 with family by her side.
She was very proud of having lived in the Shuswap her whole life. She was born in the old Salmon Arm hospital April 17 1920, to parents, Harry and Violet Copeland of Notch Hill. As a child she was raised in the General Stores her parents ran at Notch Hill and Balmoral, moving to White Lake when she married Victor on December 20, 1939. They lived on the family farm Victor’s parents had homesteaded and moved to Salmon Arm in December 1968.
She was predeceased by her husband Victor (1998), her brother Lawrence (1922) and her sister Anne Meneice (2010) she is survived by her children Vickie (Joe) Kelowna, Carol (Doug) Qualicum Beach, John, Prince George, Terri (Mike) Prince George, and Margaret, Burnaby. Seven grandchildren, Ed (Joanne) Kelowna, George, (Janice) Salmon Arm, Mearl (Jason) Jonathan, Erin and Carolyn all of Prince George, Arthur (Fort St. James), and 14 great grandchildren.
She pursued many activities over her 92 years. She was active in the White Lake Community Hall, and the Carlin P.T.A. In Salmon Arm she enjoyed 5 pin and lawn bowling, the Shuswap Singers choir and she continued canvassing for the Cancer Society and CNIB. She enjoyed gardening, camping, sewing, and took up quilting in her later years, becoming a lifetime member of the quilters guild in Salmon Arm. Mom spent many happy hours at the Senior’s center playing games and singing in the choir. The family would like to thank Piccadilly Terrace for providing the many activities that our Mom actively partook in the four and a half years she was there. Her positive spirit and enthusiasm for life will be sorely missed by the staff and residents alike.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice, or plant a flower in her honour as she preferred flowers in the garden.
A celebration of Life will be held March 9, at the Senior’s 5th avenue Senior’s Centre 170 – 5th avenue at 1:00pm.
On line condolences may be sent to Mavis’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.