We Remember

INNES, Monica

Monica died on Monday June 8th in the Hospice House where she received such gentle care after a 3 year struggle with cancer.

Monica was born on February 13th 1937 in England where she trained as a State Registered Nurse and Midwife prior to her marriage to Duncan in 1959

Monica and Duncan emigrated to Vancouver in 1964 where, following completing his pathology training, they came to Kelowna in 1966 when it was a small town.

Monica was a stay at home mother to Sara, Claire and Fiona who she supported in their numerous activities of racing, sailing and equestrian competitions.

Monica was a proud grandmother to three grandsons Derek, Colin and Wesley (Claire and Randy), one granddaughter Elly (Fiona and Darren) and one great grandson Logan (Derek and Erin).

A major supporter of the Okanagan Symphony, she looked forward to attending their many concerts.  She so enjoyed a private recital at the Hospice House by Rosemary (symphony conductor) and Audrey (principle cellist).

Grateful thanks to Drs Wendy Wickstrom, Rosalie Swart, Kong Khoo, the Cancer Agency staff and the staff at the Hospice House for their caring support during her final illness.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Friday, June 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

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The service for INNES, Monica is scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2015 at 4:00 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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  • Kathy Gehl (Hagel) says:

    Dear Dr Innes, Claire and family,
    I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Innes. I have fond memories of her beautiful smile and friendly nature.
    My thoughts and prayers are wth you and your family.
    Kathy Gehl

  • Nick and Sue van Hees says:

    Duncan, Sara, Claire, Fiona and Families:
    Our family is so very sorry to hear of Monica’s passing. To this day, Nick and I still talk about the evening we had at Mountain Ave. when Karin was a baby and wouldn’t settle down to sleep and Mon, just took charge. So many fond memories of horse show days. We are saddened with your loss. Thinking of all of you. In time, may your memories bring smiles. A gracious, charming and determined lady who left a beautiful legacy.
    Warmest thoughts,
    Nick and Sue van Hees.

  • The MacPhersons says:

    A lovely woman that I unfortunately did not have the pleasure of meeting. Our thoughts are with her husband, children, grandchildren and all who knew her. Special hugs to our friends Fiona, Darren and Elly.

  • Lesley and Michael says:

    Our condolences Claire, Randy and family. We are thinking of you. May your Mum be at peace. Lesley, Michael and family

  • Bruno Guenette says:

    Duncan – my most sincere condolences to you and your family. I have fond memories of meeting with you and Monica on various occasions. She was a gracious lady and will be missed.

  • Bryan and Glenda Jackson says:

    Duncan, dear friend and neighbor,we are very saddened to hear of the passing of Monica, she will be greatly missed. Always here for you. Our heartfelt condolences to your family.

  • Sharon Hughes-Geekie says:

    Dear Duncan,
    So very sorry to hear of Monica’s passing. Please know my thoughts are with you.
    -Sharon Hughes-Geekie

  • Len |& \Sue Cook says:

    Duncan,Sara,Clare, Fiona so sorry to hear of the passing of Monica. She was such a lovely lady that I know she will be deeply missed.

  • Jody and jim says:

    A loss of a wonderful woman!
    Duncan, Sarah, Claire and family,Fiona and family, our thoughts are with you. Losing a wife and a Mother is a difficult thing.

  • Marjorie and Ken Carlson says:

    Dear Dr Innes and family; We were sad to see in the paper that Monica has passed. She was a beautiful person and we always enjoyed her company at the lab gatherings. Our condolences to all of you. Marjorie and Ken Carlson

  • Nikki Attwell & John Whitehead says:

    Sincere condolences to you and your family, Duncan.

  • Susan Ellard and David Webster and family says:

    Duncan, Claire, and families, I’m sad to hear of your great loss. I was thinking of you at the last symphony performance this year, when your kindness, generosity, and leadership were formally acknowledged. Your family has contributed so greatly, in so many ways, to this being a wonderful community within which to live, learn, and love. Our warmest thanks, and sympathies to you.

  • Joan Lailey says:

    Dr. Innes, Claire & family, So very sad to hear of the loss of your dear wife and mother to your children. Please know that you are in my thoughts and pray that you will soon find peace and comfort in your memories.

  • Jack and Penny James says:

    Sarah, we were so sad to hear that your Mom lost her struggle. You and your family are in our thoughts at this difficult time.


    Jack and Penny

  • Priscilla Russell says:

    Duncan and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Monica, keep your chins up. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the service.
    Take Care
    Priscilla Russell

  • Janyce & Don Maund says:

    Dear Duncan and family, how sad to think that Monica will not answer the phone anymore in her usual cheery way. So glad I was able to talk with her recently. She and I go back a long way as we were bridesmaids to my brother and her sister, way back in the early 50’s. What a happy day that was and we talked about that and the years in between.
    Duncan we wish you, Sarah, Claire and Fiona our love and good thoughts in this sad time. love Janyce & Don

  • Dixie Keys says:

    Dr. Innes and Family
    It was so nice to see the recent photo and the accolades from the Symphony.I was so sad when I learned of your loss and my heart goes out to all of you.

  • Wendy McCracken says:

    Dear Duncan
    I am so saddened to hear of Monica’s passing. The two of you brought such a bright light to our symphony office and events for so many years. A beaming warm smile and embrace will always be how I remember her and she will be sorely missed by so many. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Dennis and Charm Gerace says:

    To Duncan and family,

    We have fond memories of Kelowna Musical Productions back in the late 60s and early 70s when you and Monica were involved in the shows. We remember your vital involvement doing backstage jobs…very important to the success of our many productions.
    We are unable to attend this afternoon but we will be thinking of you and your family at that time.
    Sincere condolences from
    Dennis and Charm Gerace

  • Justin & Jessica Miller says:

    Mr. & Mrs. Booth, Derek, Colin, Wes and Duncan,
    Our hearts go out to you and all if your family and we’re so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure anytime we had the chance to talk with and hang out with her and you guys. Awesome woman for sure.

  • Shannon Savard says:

    Dr Innes and family,
    With deepest sympathy to you and your family , Mrs. Innes was a true treasure , she always showed such grace and genuine care for all who knew her. My love and respect to you Dr Innes as she was your love , my hugs and prayers to Sara, Claire and Randy and family and Fiona and family . May your incredible love and memories keep her in your hearts forever. Much Love from Doug and Shannon Savard

  • Sheila Fergusson says:

    Duncan and family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Sheila Fergusson & Craig Render

  • Elaine & Cliff Henderson says:

    We are sorry we missed Monica’s memorial service because I had a Doctors appointment at the same time.
    Duncan, we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the wonderful memories you have of your marriage help you through at this time.

  • Lisa Howard says:

    Duncan and family— Thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you strength through the support of friends and family . Duncan, may you carry on sharing that great smile of yours for many years to come.

    Lisa ( Morrow) Howard

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