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POWELL, Maureen Elizabeth

November 12, 1950 — January 16, 2017

Passed away peacefully with Alan by her side at home in West Kelowna. She will always be remembered for her cheerful personality, her laugh and her love of all those who knew her.  Predeceased by her father James Owen Maxwell, she leaves behind husband Alan; sons James (children Natalie, Olivia, and Reese) and Michael; mother Yvonne; sister Deborah; and brother Bill.  Everyone who knew her were affected by her love of life, love of sparkle and bling, and her love of all her friends.  She will always be remembered by everyone who met her.  Born in Vancouver, her family moved to Vernon and then to Edmonton and Calgary.  Maureen and Alan moved to West Kelowna to care for her father and mother in 2005.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kelowna Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6 in Maureen’s memory.  There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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  • Shirley and Don feser says:

    I am so saddened by the loss of my very dear friend.Our thoughts and prayers are with you,Alan,Mike and Jamie. Maureen you were so very special to me,we had so much fun laughing,shopping etc. You will be with me everyday in so many ways.I Love you so much..

  • Debbie Holland says:

    With our busy lives it was rare that we all got together as a family but three years ago we went on a vacation together and created a wonderful memory. Going to miss your wonderful smile Maureen and the times when we would laugh uncontrollably, which the guys never got. ❤

  • Lori Phillips says:

    I am going to remember the times, when all of us cousins would get together and laugh for hours over the silliest of things. It won’t be the same without Maureen there, she always laughed the hardest.
    Deepest sympathies, to Alan, Jamie, and Mike, know that you all are in my thoughts.

  • Pat humm says:

    I am so sorry about your loss. Maureen was such a wonderful person. In your grief focus on all the good times and know that I know what you will be going through for a long time to come. Don’t try to rush through your grieving take your time and do what is right for you. Pat

  • Bill and Karen Maxwell says:

    The sparkle has left the family. Maureen shone; even her laugh sparkled. Maureen made friends wherever she went: she had a way of making people feel good. Who else will call me “Sweetie”?
    The accompanying photo says it all- you can just hear Maureen saying, “Whoaaaaa!” and look at the size of her ring!

  • Lori Lang says:

    Alan, Although it has been many years since we had family dinners and celebrations at Auntie Marge’s, I will always cherish the memories of you and Maureen together, of how Maureen would make you smile and of Maureen’s contagious laughter and her fun sense of humour.
    I am so sorry for your heartbreak Alan, Jamie and Michael, and for the sadness your children are feeling Jamie losing their Gramma.
    Maureen touched many hearts in her brief lifetime and she left the world a better place.
    Love and hugs.

  • Joyce Gibb says:

    I was so very sad and sorry to hear of my good friend’s passing. Maureen was a great person and a cherished friend. I will cherish my great memories of our times together. I will never forget all the wonderful times we spent.
    Maureen I will miss your daily phone calls.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Bev. Proctor says:

    Alan, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family at this very sad time. My thoughts
    and prayers are with you.

  • Grace Hanley says:

    Sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing’ ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Auntie Grace’, Lois and Jean”

  • Brenda Porter says:

    Alan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time…

  • Bonnie Barr says:

    Maureen’s presence always brought a smile to my face. She brightened up the room not just with her smile but with all her bling that was such a big part of her. I have a keepsake of hers that I will cherish always along with the wonderful moments we shared.

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