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CHWELOS, Audrey Florence (nee Coburn)

October 4, 1930 — November 7, 2015

Passed away at the Central Okanagan Hospice House on November 7, 2015. Audrey is survived by her loving daughter, Deborah (Ty) DeBelser (Jarvis Bay), grandson Mitchell (Melissa) DeBelser (Calgary), granddaughter, Holly DeBelser (Edmonton), great grandson Brennan (Calgary), as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Florrie Coburn, sister Beryl, son Tom and husband Michael.  Audrey was born at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on October 4, 1930.  She moved to Calgary with her husband and son in 1955, where her daughter was born.  She was active raising her children (and Dachshunds), helping with the family business and enjoyed bowling, bridge and gardening.  Upon retirement in 1994 Audrey and Mike moved to Kelowna where she continued her love of bowling, gardening, playing bridge and took up a new interest, golf.  Audrey loved to entertain, socialize and thoroughly enjoyed her time and friends in Kelowna.  A private family interment will take place at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her husband and her son.  Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, Canadian Cancer Society or any charity of your choice. 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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Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, Canadian Cancer Society or any charity of your choice. Link: www.hospicecoha.org/, www.cancer.ca




  • Rebecca Stauffer says:

    What a lovely photo and remembrance. Audrey was such a strong, determined force in a generation of strong characters. For me she is almost the last of her generation and I will miss knowing there is an Auntie who arose through those formative depression years into a model of caring and decency. My daughter Sarah will carry on with the Dachshund tradition 😉

  • Terry and Bev Lamon says:

    Our deepest sympathy. We cherish our memories of a dear aunt and she will be deeply missed.

  • Jack & Doreen Komives says:

    Deb & Tye and Family our deepest condolences in the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you as these times in our lives are not easy.
    Cherish all your memories. Hugs…..

  • Carol-Anne & Lance Babcock says:

    Deb, Ty and Family
    Very sorry to hear of your mothers passing
    Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow
    Best wishes
    Su amigos C/A and Lance

  • Michael & Laina Chwelos says:

    Deb, Ty, Mitch & Holly
    Our Deepest condolences, We will allways remember our times with Auntie Audrey including her insistance for us to stay with her on our Honeymoon 25yrs ago as we traveled out West!. The constant Host, the attention to detail and the Strong Heart will never be forgotten. Love Mike and Laina

  • Janet says:

    Deb, Ty and family,
    So sorry for your loss. It’s a difficult time when the people we love and care for are no longer with us. Thinking of you all, especially Deb Hugs my dear

  • Barbara Drake says:

    Debbie, Ty and family
    My thoughts are with you. I was very sorry to hear of Auntie Audrey passing away. My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I feel blessed that we were able to spend time with her before she passed away.

  • Patricia Damgaard says:

    A charming and thoughtful lady. She loved her bridge and we will always remember her standing up from her chair at the bridge table, placing her tissue on the seat and then walking around the chair several times to change her luck! We all met 20 years ago on ‘the Circle’ and proceeded to make wonderful memories.

  • Bill & Wanda Grevatt says:

    Dear Debbie, Ty and Family
    Audrey & Mike lived 5 doors down from us in Gallagher’s for 11 yrs. We had many a fun filled time, in Gallagher’s , in Mexico, and Yuma. Both are very special people and we are blessed to have had them as friends. We have many wonderful memories.

  • Bob and Maureen Sumner says:

    Dear Debbie:
    I remember your mother well and also remember the great times we had at your parent’s home. Audrey was a lovely, charming lady and she will be missed.
    My sincere condolences,
    Bob Sumner

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