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HAMM, Georgina Pearl

March 16, 1946 — December 25, 2014

Gina passed away peacefully on Christmas day in the presence of her loving husband of 46 years, Len and their son Ray. Throughout her illness and even in her final days, she showed grace, humour, love, generosity and cheerfulness that exemplified how she lived her life. Gina was born in Prince Rupert, BC the eldest child of Gordon Hartwell Brochu and Emma Hamer. She was forced to grow up quickly when her father died unexpectedly in 1959. As was Gina’s nature, she pitched in to help her mother with the two youngest children who were under the age of 5, forever cementing a place in their hearts as a second mother rather than an older sister. Shortly after her father’s passing, the family moved to Penticton, BC for 6 years before moving on to her mother’s hometown of Terrace, BC. It was there, while they were working at Super-Valu (she was the girl at checkout #3), that Gina met Len in 1967. A year later they married and spent their first 4 years in the Lower Mainland. The business of selling groceries took them to Whitehorse, Quesnel and Westbank. In retirement they moved to Victoria for a year but Gina yearned to return home so, in September of this year, they moved to Kelowna. Shortly thereafter she was diagnosed with an inoperable tumour.

Gina was predeceased by her mother in January 2014. She is survived by husband, Len; children: Yvette Hamm (Tory Thompson) and Ray Hamm; grandsons: Spencer Kelly and Rhys Hamm and siblings: Gordon, Alvin (Christine) and Denise Brochu (Arlena Dodd) and numerous nieces and nephews. Gina was always a good listener and loved to hear about what was happening in the lives of those she cared about. She was kind and compassionate and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Spending time with her inspired one to become a better person. She will leave a huge void in the lives she touched.

Many thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Lewke, the physicians and staff at Kelowna General Hospital and the staff and volunteers at Central Okanagan Hospice House for their compassion.

A Celebration of Gina’s life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna on March 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Gina was a very compassionate person who didn’t like to see others in need. It wasn’t uncommon for her to give all her cash on hand to a homeless person. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Gina’s name to The Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.ca/ or Kelowna Gospel Mission, kelownagospelmission.ca/

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March 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for HAMM, Georgina Pearl is scheduled for March 29, 2015 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, B.C.


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  • Sandi Freier- Giddings says:

    What a shock. Working with Gina at EF was an honor. The sweetest, genuine , kindess,most thoughtful lady you could ever have met. Even leaving EF if Gina was working I made sure I went through her til. Everyday I worked with her was everyday I left there thinking what a great day because she was just that sort of a person if you were down, or in a bad mood you didn’t stay there long. She never judged and always listened , I loved her for that quality. I am going to miss her, it saddens me she passed. A great woman she was.

  • Gail and Patrick says:

    Len and family we are sorry for your loss. Gina was a special lady and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gail and Patrick

  • Gary and Corinne Archibald says:

    Len our deepest sympathies. We were both so saddened to hear of Gina’s passing. She was one of the kindest and happiest people we’ve known.

  • Grant and Kyla Pelletier says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Gina was a lovely lady in so many ways and a kind, gentle soul. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Love and hugs from the Pelletiers

  • Carla Hamel says:

    Hugs and heartfelt sincerity….you were like a surrogate family to me growing up and Gina a second mom and yvette a sister always. She will be missed to many people in many ways. Xoxoxo.

  • Joyce Whittle says:

    Len & family I feel blessed to have met such a lovely lady & her family. she will be missed by all who knew her.My thoughts & prayers are with you all. (best roommate ever ) Joyce Whittle

  • Margaret and Fred Naundorf says:

    Dear Len, Yvette, Raymond and family

    It was with great sadness when we learned of Gina’s passing.
    Throughout the years we have had so many happy times, golf, trips and just visiting. She will be greatly missed and there is a void in our world.
    May God grant you all peace.

  • Fred and Maureen humphreys says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your precious mate. We go back a long way Len and have enjoyed our visits with you and your family in Whitehorse and west bank. Our prayers are with you and your family love Fred and maureen

  • Andrea & Bud Humphreys says:

    Len and family, we are so sorry to read of Gina’s passing. Past years kept us from visiting more than we did and were looking forward to you being back in the area. Our thoughts are with you, Andrea & Bud

  • Carole says:

    We were shocked and saddened to read of Gina’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Keith & Carole Holtzman

  • Connie Graham says:

    Len,Yvette & Raymond,
    I just found out about Gina. My heart is saddened by your and all of our loss. It was such a pleasure working with your Mom . Your Mom was such a sweet, kind lady. Gina always had that little twinkle in her eye. And I never heard her say anything bad about anyone. My thoughts and love go out to you Len, Yvette, Raymond and families.
    Connie Graham Quesnel B.C

  • The Marinoske family says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. We have fond memories of Gina and the moments of time spent with her.
    Stan, Leona, Steven, Cheryl (Paul and Corbyn).

  • Norma Watson (Fridlington says:

    To Len and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Gina’s passing. She was a wonderful, kind and gentle lady. I have very fond memory’s of working for you both many year’s ago now at Super Value in Quesnel.

  • Gwen Bodnarek says:

    Len and Family! My Heart goes out to each of you on the loss of Gina, a Fabulous wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
    Gina was a joy to know!
    Her memories will Live on forever in the hearts of all who were privileged to have known her.
    with this please remember, Gina wherever she is is spreading Joy and Happiness to All!
    Gwen & Dennis

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