ALMOND, Georgiena Elizabeth
December 17, 1935 — May 28, 2013
It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of our mother Georgiena Elizabeth Almond on May 28th, 2013 at the age of 77 years young, with her children Gay, Lisa, Jeneviene & Daniel at her side. Mom fought a courageous battle with cancer and in the end passed away of kidney failure.
Georgiena was born in Dauphin Manitoba on December 17th, 1935, to Oscar & Elizabeth Steele. She is survived by her brother John Steele, of England, her children Gay (Almond) Bildersheim (Bob), Lisa Yarschenko, Jeneviene Almond (Darryl Collins) and Daniel Almond, grandchildren Adam Yarschenko, Jeffrey Fisher, Michael Bildersheim, Jade and Austin Collins. She is predeceased by her husband Ernie Almond of 54 years on October 16th, 2012 and her daughter Launie and son-in-law Bob Fisher on May 19th, 1986.
Mom spent her childhood years in Dauphin and lived in and went to private school in Winnipeg until her family moved to Kelowna in 1947 where her parents owned the Deluxe Auto Court Motel. Mom went to study music and fashion in Las Angeles and returned to Kelowna late 1957. She met our dad, the love of her life and married August 16, 1958. They raised five children in the same home we still reside in.
Mom enjoyed all the times with her children and grandchildren. She loved music and all those really old movies. She enjoyed being outside with all the birds and wild life that frequented our yard. She enjoyed all her pets and the pets us kids left behind over the years and most recently, Molly and Lisa’s donkey named Cuddles.
Our family wants to express our sincere appreciation to all the nurses and doctors on three East and six West that took care of mom during her stay in the hospital since January 24, 2013.
We love you mom and you will always be in our hearts. We miss you so much.
There will be a viewing Sunday June 2nd, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. A memorial service is planned for Monday June 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna B.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Georgiena Almond to KGH Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna BC, V1Y 1T2. There will be a live webcam of the service available at 10:00 a.m. on Monday June 3rd, 2013. It can be accessed by going to www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.
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Sunday June 2nd, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, , Kelowna, BC)
Monday June 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Springfield Funeral Home
The service for ALMOND, Georgiena Elizabeth is scheduled for Monday June 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.