God called the other night. He was looking for a registrar for his Minor Hockey League in Heaven, so he took the best!
On Saturday, August 22nd, Wendy Jane (Salter) Pottie volunteered to go to the big arena in the sky.
Wendy was born January 8th 1935 in Salmon Arm B.C. She grew up in Blind Bay, B.C. on the family homestead (Notch Hill). She lived there with her parents Alfred and Edith Salter and her only sister Elizabeth Anne (Salter) Code, (all of whom predeceased her.) These were the days when she rode her horse down the hill to Blind Bay School.
After completing high school and Sr. Matric (grade 13) in Salmon Arm, she attended business school in Vernon. Wendy then returned to Salmon Arm and worked at the Bank of Commerce, and later at Federated Co-op.
Wendy loved her Family. She also loved Hockey. She was a proud Canadian who also enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, hockey, pottery, tea, hockey, Chinese food, Hummingbirds, hockey, CBC radio and hockey. Wendy was never without a family dog.
Wendy enjoyed many hours of watching children of all ages play minor hockey in any, and many arenas. She watched Hockey Night in Canada on television… unless there was a Silverbacks game in town.
Wendy and John enjoyed many trips to mountain meadows in the spring, to see the wild flowers in bloom. Wendy also enjoyed… play-off hockey!
Many might remember Wendy as the registrar of Salmon Arm Minor Hockey a volunteer for some 35 tireless years.
Wendy is survived by her husband John of 59 years, their children Marie (Valley) Bebee of Enderby, Michael of Castlegar, B.C, Pamela (Matt) Dickey of Costa Mesa California, and Chris of Vernon. Grandchildren Nevan Bebee, Sarah (Brandon) Estabrooks of Enderby, Danielle Dickey of Costa Mesa, and Riley Pottie of Red Deer Alberta.
In her last few years, she found her greatest joy in her Great Grand-daughter, Emrie Belle Estabrooks of Enderby.
Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Jerry (Linda), Debbie (Chris), Shelley (Jeff), Jay (Natalie), their Children and grandchildren, Melissa, Spencer (Ainslie), Cody, Seamus, Alexander, Shannon, Gweneth, Piper. Wendy was predeceased by her niece Linnie Code.
The family would sincerely like to thank Dr. Plessis and the Community Care Aides who came to their home during the past ten years. Thank you also to the kind staff in Dogwood neighborhood, at Park Place, Piccadilly for their excellent comfort and care of Wendy in her last few days.
Wendy always enjoyed flowers, but would have been most appreciative for a donation to Salmon Arm Minor Hockey, PO Box 2323, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4R3 so that a child, less fortunate, could play the game; or to the Stroke Recovery Association of BC 301 -1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V1.
The family would like to enjoy a private family gathering for now, but plan a celebration of Life in the summer of 2016. (When the Hockey season is over.)
Thank-you to Dave Wallensteen of Bowers Funeral Home for taking care of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family through Wendy’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com