We Remember

COTÉ, Julie Alice

June 11, 1974 — June 7, 2023

The time has come to say goodbye to a very special person in our lives. Julie Alice Côté (née Thomson) passed quietly away June 7, 2023, in the Central Okanagan Hospice House after a 7½ year battle with breast/brain cancer. She fought so hard. Julie was predeceased by her Dad, Ken Thomson, in 2004. She will be loved and missed by her Mom, Dorothy, and step-dad, Doug; her precious children, Corwin and Anwen; her sister, Cindy (Barry); her brothers, Bruce and Wayne; her nieces, Denise and Kim (Jamie) & family. Julie will also be deeply missed by her in-laws: Rene, Melanie, Neil, and their families. She had too many friends to name, but especially Angela, Lin, and Monica, who were so good to her.

Thanks goes out to Dr. Baxter who tried his best to help her in this long journey, and to Dr. Hendricks who visited most days.

No service by request, but a celebration of life will be held July 28, 2023, details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to BC Cancer Agency or to the Central Okanagan Hospice House.

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BC Cancer Agency or Central Okanagan Hospice House Link: www.bccancer.bc.ca, www.hospicehousekelowna.com




  • Peter Benmore says:

    My heart felt condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Julie put up a courageous fight with this disease. Know that she is at peace with her Dad.
    Peter Benmore

  • Eve Layman says:

    Julie will be deeply missed, she was a good friend and gardening buddy for 27 years. We shared many great adventures camping, gaming and at the beach with the kids. I treasure the time I did get to spend with her and send all of her family condolences for their loss.

  • Monica says:

    Julie will always be an inspiration. I have never met anyone with such strength, devotion to her children and such a witty sense of humour. What she brought to the world will endure. (Here she is at a Soup Sisters evening in 2017, making soup for disadvantaged youth in Kelowna)

  • Josanne says:

    I did not know Julie personally, only to remember the announcement of her birth in 1974 by her sister Cindy. And on occasion I would see ‘Momma Dorothy’ pushing a baby buggie, which I assume was transporting baby Julie.
    My heart is stretched to know of her struggles, as I believe she wanted to remain here to be ‘Mom’ to her children. Bless you Julie in the beyonds, and you look like such a lovely, inside and out, in your picture.


    JUNE 11, 2023

  • Myron and Glenn says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts are with you. May you find peace and comfort at this difficult time . With our Deepest Sympathy.
    Love and Hugs.

  • Jane says:

    Beautiful Julie, my lovely Canadian cousin. What a battle you had. I am truly sorry you couldn’t stay. My love and thoughts to the whole family, but especially to Corwin, and Anwen who will miss her more than anyone, to Dorothy who shouldn’t have to lose a daughter, and to dear Cindy, my cousin and friend. The photo is from my visit in September 2017. Special times, special memories.

  • Stephenie and Kelly Hendricks says:

    We only knew Julie briefly, but what little time we got to spend with her, we enjoyed her quick wit and awesome sense of humor. She faced her illness with Grace.. Her two wonderful children carry forth a legacy of strength and love for life, and we send our love to them and to the rest of her family.. We are grateful for having known Julie, and she is no doubt now a “power angel” up in Heaven. watching over Anwen and Corwin.

  • Lisa says:

    My heart sunk today when I saw Julie’s smiling face in the obituaries. I didn’t actually know her well but we had attended the same group meetings a while back and I admired her courageous and determined spirit. My condolences to her family and friends. RIP Julie, you fought a good fight.

  • Jennifer Weinheimer Brayer says:

    Julie and I were good friends throughout elementary school in Kelowna. As I now live out of province, I followed her fight against cancer on social media, and always admired her bravery and courage. I’ll miss you Julie – Much love to your family. 💙

  • Terra Reindl says:

    Went to Julie’s FB page today to see how she was doing. Oh no. It was my privilege to witness Julie birth her two beloved children. She will always be their champion of a mother.

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