Passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 86. Audrey is lovingly remembered by her daughter Deborah (Jim) Freeman. She is sadly predeceased by her husband Doug and her two other children, Ann (Lou) and Daniel. She will always be remembered by her grandchildren, Leah, Christopher, Tony, James, Stephen, Lola, David, Jennifer and Bryan.
Audrey Murdoch was born in 1930 to a proud Scottish family. She lost her mother, Ann, at a very young age, and grew up in the care of her father, William. As such, Audrey developed a great deal of personal strength and was a creative, hard-working, resourceful and feisty young woman – qualities she carried with her throughout her life.
When Audrey married Doug Spraggett in 1948, they chose to make their home in Toronto and raised their family there. They chose Kelowna, BC as their home in retirement, and spent many happy years in the community with Ann and Deborah’s families close by.
Audrey was an intelligent and curious woman, never afraid to take a stand politically, or to speak her mind. She was a talented artist. Her embroidery and sewing skills were remarkable, and she was a great cook. Her tourtière pie was a cornerstone of family gatherings at Christmastime. Audrey was a devoted pen-pal to her grandchildren (and great-grandchildren) who did not live nearby. She will always be remembered for being a fighter. She survived a number of unimaginable losses in her life, yet she always managed to keep going.
Her family would like to thank Dr. Carver for her many years of dedicated care, and all the kind and compassionate staff of Hospice House. Your efforts made Audrey’s final days comfortable and we so appreciate the special work you do.
There will be no memorial service held, as per Audrey’s wishes, however, donations in her name will be welcomed at Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6.
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