We Remember

MACNAUGHTON, Pearl Margerita

1939 – 2022

Sadly, we announce the passing of Pearl Margerita MacNaughton on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Kelowna General Hospital, at the age of 82.

Pearl is survived by her daughter Kathy (Roy) and her son Kelly; her four grandchildren Brandi (Chad), Chelsey (Jay), Max, and Jordan; and her three great-grandchildren Fletcher, Goldie, and Mateo. She also leaves behind her loving sister Eva and numerous nieces and nephews, along with their children. She was predeceased by her older sister Rita.

Pearl was born to Maxwell and Susanna Jacobi in Edmonton, Alberta.  For some time, the family had homesteads in several different small communities in the Flat Busch, AB area. At this time, Pearl enjoyed hunting and exploring nature with her father, this also led to nursing, raising, and releasing different wild animals that needed to be cared for. This would be where her love for all animals, birds, and wildlife developed.

Pearl’s parents were involved in the restaurant business for some years in Faucet Lake, AB. As time went on, the teenage girls were sent out to board and continue their education. This brought Pearl to Vernon, BC where she finished school and started a career in office work and bookkeeping, her parents later joined her there. She spent a short time in Vancouver, BC and then moved back to Edmonton where she met and married Douglas MacNaughton. After a few years, they left Alberta and moved their young family to the Okanagan, where she worked along Doug’s side for many years.

Once settled in Kelowna, BC, Pearl renewed her passion for horses. She spent many hours in the saddle enjoying leisure riding. She introduced this same passion to her daughter, and they enjoyed it together. She was also keen to support her son in his chosen sports: baseball, hockey, and motocross competition. She loved the country style of living, along with country music, and delighted in the professional sport of rodeo and loved attending the live events. Her passion for horses continued, she competed showing Quarter Horses in several provinces across Canada and went on to breed and show miniature horses.

Pearl was a lady that could be feisty and critical at times but had a big heart for those she kept close. She was young at heart, had a sharp mind (and sometimes a sharp tongue!), she had a great sense of humour, which kept her interesting to all ages.

One of her favourite spots was the front seat of the truck, travelling long hours to barrel races with her daughter, the problem was that she didn’t always do a great job of navigating, but it was HER SEAT! She also enjoyed a night out challenging the slot machine at the casino. Sunday was her favourite day to go for a short drive and land at her son’s for a visit.

Pearl was proud and loving towards her family, she lived a simple but good life. And, we are blessed to have had 82 years together with her.

A heartfelt thank-you goes out to many for the helpful care: The amazing staff at Chartwell Chatsworth Retirement Residence; the BC ambulance attendants; the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Kelowna General Hospital; Mike and Krista at Kasper Denture Clinic; and Dr. Bell of OK Oral Surgery. We are also thankful for her loving sister Eva, cousin Barb, and all the amazing family members.

A Private Graveside Service will take place to honour Pearl.

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