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EKSTROM, Sandra Lynne

Sandra Lynne Ekstrom, 69 years of age, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Kelowna General Hospital.

Lynne was born May 15, 1948 in Regina, Saskatchewan to the late Edward and Evelyn Shannon.  She married Rodney Brian Ekstrom on February 3, 1968 in Atikokan, Ontario, recently celebrating 50 wonderful years together.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Nicole (Brad) Andersen and Corbett (Patrice) Ekstrom; grandchildren: Cole and Brooklyn Ruffle, Ocean Andersen, Kaden, Aliyah and Tasia Ekstrom; and her Mini Schnauzer Boo.

She will be lovingly remembered by her two sisters Janet Shannon and Cathy (Ken) Reynolds, three brothers Alan (Sharon), Harvey and Jamie (Alana) Shannon, many nieces and nephews and friends.

Lynne, “Mom,” always put a smile on your face when she was in your presence.  Her warmth, love and compassion were shown in every aspect of her life.  She loved to talk and make sure everyone around her was comfortable and happy.  The strength and perseverance she possessed to fight through her battle were remarkable and inspirational.  Her beautiful soul will always be remembered.

Funeral services will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC  on Thursday April 12, 2018 at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3.

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Thursday April 12, 2018 at 1pm

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The service for EKSTROM, Sandra Lynne is scheduled for Thursday April 12, 2018 at 1pm. 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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  • Sandy and Bryce Manske says:

    Lynne was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We will miss her dearly.

  • Carol Froh says:

    My very sincere condolences to you Rod, Nicole and Corbett and families. I know you now have a big hole in your lives.
    Treasure all the great memories you have of Lynne and that will help fill in the emptiness that you feel, as I know all my memories of Lynne from yesteryears are always with me and I treasure the conversations and e-mails we have had in the past few years. Thinking of all of you with love.

    Carol Froh

  • Keith Oliver says:

    Sorry for your loss Rod
    Thinking of you and your family May your memories give you peace
    Keith and Teresa

  • Randy Krishka says:

    Thought of the Ekstroms from Steep Rock Iron Mines Atikokan many time over the years. my sincere empathy for Rod and his children. i am a widower 13 years now as i lost my wife Donna to cancer too. My faith has got me through and hope you can count on yours also. your co-worker Randy Krishka.

  • Alex & Ethel Broski says:

    Dear Rod & Family, Alex & I want to say how sorry we are to learn of Lynn’s passing. We remember well our trip to Kelowna when we had lunch with you & Lynn. We lost our middle daughter last August. Lynn will be another angel on high. Keep your memories close to your heart.

  • Doug Mitchell says:

    Alan, Harvey, Janet, Cathy and Jamie, so sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. I just read it in the Atikokan paper today. Please pass my condolences to Rod and her family.

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