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Passed away peacefully on August 17, 2015 at the age of 56. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Wayne; daughter Valerie (Steve) Mill and their children Griffin, Sophera and Remington; son Ryan (Ashly) and their daughter Haven; three brothers: Marlin, Kelvin and Roger. Predeceased by her parents Adeline and Don, sister Debbie and her Grandpa Jack. A Celebration of Gwen’s life will be held on Saturday, August 29th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

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Saturday, August 29th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna SPCA
Memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna SPCA Link: www.spca.bc.ca/branches/kelowna/


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The service for BAYRACK, Gwen is scheduled for Saturday, August 29th at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Barbara Enright says:

    Gwen helped me with child care when my boys, Brett and Tyler were young. She was a very caring thoughtful person. So sad to hear she is gone. My sincere condolences to the family.

  • Michelle (Stasiuk) McCotter says:

    Wayne and family.
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Gwen trying to teach me how to ride a horse, memories like that shall never be forgotten. Sending you hugs in your time of sorrow.
    Love Michelle

  • Linda Aubin. Royal Bank says:

    Wayne and family,
    I am so sad to read that Gwen has passed away.
    My heart goes with all of you.
    I always looked forward to hear Gwens stories

  • Rachael Beemer says:

    Gwen was always willing to extend a warm hug and open her home… she’ll always have a place in my heart!
    Sending hugs to Ryan, Val and their families.

    Love Rachael

    • Marlene Sevenko says:

      Dear Wayne, we are sorry for your loss of Gwen. She was always ready with a smile and a story when you met up with her. She was so busy working on her house, ready to show you what she had done with an invite to swim in her pool. She loved life and was always ready to go for lunch or coffee, she had a great outlook on life. She was taken far to young. R.I.P. Gwen Till we meet up again.

      Your good friends,
      Marlene and Fred

  • Aleksandra Bulat says:

    Ryan & Val & Family, my deepest condolences. She was such a cool mom, especially when all the kids from school would pile into her home. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Karen and Martin Sarah and Aaron Platz says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of Gwen . Our prayers are with you all as you go through this time of loss and adjustment. She was a great woman filled with awe and adventure. Love to you all

  • Doreen Boskill says:

    Our family met Gwen when your family lived in Kamloops. Ryan and our son Kelly played baseball and hockey together. We spent countless hours together,but regretably lost touch when we moved to St.Albert and your family returned to Kelowna. We moved to Kelowna in 1997 and often wondered if your family still lived here. Regretably letting life getting in the way of contact. I am so sorry to hear of her death at such a very young age. Our sympathy from our family to you.

  • Florence Lethbridge says:

    I am deeply saddened for the loss of a wonderful friend. When I was down she picked me up. Her smile and warm heart and sense of humor would fill the room. I will cherish the precious moments we had together for many years. She loved life to the fullest. Gwen didn’t gain the saying Mom ma Gwen for nothing she referred to as all my kids she would say. She was a mom ma to everyone she touched the life’s of. My heart goes out to Wayne and all her children and family. R.I.P Gweny. Till we meet again. Your friend Florence.

  • Paul S Bethel says:

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of your wife Gwen. On behalf of the Boucherie Oldtimers Hockey Group, I would like to extend to you our my sincere condolences on behalf of all of us who knew you and Gwen both on the ice and at our social events.

    Paul S Bethel, Past President

  • Arlene and Bill Howe says:

    Dear Wayne, Valerie, Ryan and family,
    We are shocked and saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Gwen was such a vibrant woman- her beautiful smile lit up the room! We know your sorrow is deep and raw, and your hearts are heavy. We are away, but will be with you in spirit as you celebrate Gwens life, Rest in peace Gwen

  • Maureen Gelldart says:

    My deep sympathy to Wayne, Valerie and Ryan in the loss of dear Gwen. I knew Gwen since she was 14. We had some great times together she always could see the humor in everything. Always made me feel special. She was like a sister to me. I will always hold her in my heart. She will be looking out for you always. May she be in peace. Love to you.

  • Tammy says:

    The footprints Gwen has left on my heart I have always cherished…Gwen always made me feel, accepted and loved …her zest for life , and love for her family was admired by so many …..The Angels have gained a strong team player. My thoughts, prayers and love to the family.

  • Millie Cole says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I only knew Gwen for a short time. We would drop our boys off at kindergarten and then go hike up Mount Boucherie. We had so much fun making costumes together for our girls for the figure skating club. Even though it was short time, Gwen was so very memorable – so outgoing and funny and loving, an original free spirit. A good mother with a beautiful relationship with Wayne, her influence was far reaching and the world is a sadder place with her passing.

  • Sheila Gaudreau says:

    I was very sad to see the obituaries for Gwen. I remeber a very happy bride, wife and mother with the greatest smile. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Brian Demas says:

    I moved away, Never thought I’d never see you again! Wayne, Valerie, Ryan, Qwen and all you people were my good friends I am very sorry for your loss. Qwen was a free spirit. Qwen loved cars, fast cars! I was the dude with the black Grand -National . One time we skidded through a intersection at over 100 MPH at a red light. Qwen thought that was cool. I will always remember Qwen, Brian Demas Campbell River BC.

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