We Remember

WAIT, Muriel

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Muriel on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the age of 87.

She was born in Calgary and raised in Blairmore, Alberta. Muriel married the love of her life George in 1953 and together they raised four children in Blairmore. In 1973 they relocated to Fort Nelson when George was transferred with Westcoast Transmission. During her time in Fort Nelson she made many friends while working with the Hudson’s Bay Company. George and Muriel retired to Winfield BC in 1989.
Muriel is predeceased by her husband George, brothers Ronald Fyfe, Douglas Oliver and Kenneth Oliver. She is survived by her sister Kathleen (Bob) Doren; four children: Kevin, Heather (Phil) Stirton, Laurie, Darren (Karolyn); three grandchildren: Daniel Stirton, Shawn Wait and Bryann Leader (Julian) and four great-grandchildren: Darien, Kalysten, Dawson and Jaymin as well as many nieces and nephews.

Muriel loved road trips to visit family in Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Prince George and Cobble Hill, BC. She would often go for an extended stay in each of these places, calling each place home.
Muriel will be remembered for her positive attitude and cheerful optimism. She was always generous and ready to entertain visitors. Muriel was involved with the Daughters of the Nile in Kelowna and enjoyed getting together with the ladies.
Muriel loved to knit, do crosswords, word searches and card games. Later in life she had difficulty with her eyesight which precluded her doing some of these hobbies.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital www.bcchildrens.ca or to the charity of your choice.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

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The service for WAIT, Muriel is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2:00 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 Family Centre

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Melissa & Brody Bexton says:

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We send our deepest condolences to the Wait family.

    • The Wait Family says:

      Thanks so much Melissa and Brody. Mom sure had a good time at Bryann’s wedding and with you being there. Best to you from all of us.

  • Kathy & Todd Howkins plus family says:

    Was sorry to hear the news of Muriel passing. She will be missed. Our family is sending our condolences to your family. Take Care.

  • David and Cathy Ward says:

    Kevin, Laurie, Darren and families so sorry to hear about your Mom.
    You will find that it will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter, and although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again.
    Take Care of yourselves!

    • The Wait Family says:

      Thank you David and Kathy for expressing your kindness and encouragement. We will take care of ourselves especially when we have Mom watching over us. Best regards and wishes from us.

  • Jean and Lynn Chabot says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom
    Jean and LynnChabot

  • Russell and Valerie Jorgenson says:

    With deepest sympathy

  • Doug & Linda Mould says:

    Condolences from The Moulds…I remember your so well when she was at the Bay..

  • Linda & Doug Mould says:

    I remember your mom so well ..she was the best clerk at the Bay!!

  • Patti McBride says:

    While visiting Fort St John from my home in Tucson, Arizona, I have fond memories of Muriel when we were “housemates” staying the same week at the home of my youngest sister Karolyn and hubby Darren. During the day Muriel and I had the house to ourselves. We had the best time getting to know each other; chatting and swapping stories, etc. Every time I would go downstairs to sing and play Karolyn’s piano (which could be hours), Muriel would come down and bring her knitting . There she would sit, knitting away and listening for as long as I was there. She was the best audience! (I can almost remember her favorite song.) She was a great lady and will be missed by the many that loved her…

    • The Wait Family says:

      Thank you Patti for sharing your memories of Mom. One of Mom’s favorite songs was Amazing Grace and we are sure you played it for her with your amazing voice and talent. Best wishes from all of us.

  • Polly Marasco says:

    I have many wonderful memories of growing up in Blairmore with Muriel. I still remember the dance by the lake where she met her love, George. She was always a kind and caring friend. I enjoyed visiting her home and talking with her in our golden years, as well. May you find peace in your loving memories of your mother, a beautiful person inside and out.

    • The Wait Family says:

      Thank you Steve and Cindy for your kindness and thoughtful words. Mom always enjoyed herself with your fun company including Hilda. Best wishes to you all.

    • The Wait Family says:

      Thank you Polly for sharing your memories of Mom. She always had you in her heart often talked about you. You girls must of been good friends growing up in the “Pass”.

  • Steve and Cindy Vincent says:

    Dear Darren, Laurie, Kevin, Heather and families…

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We have so many good memories of her. She and my mom had a great connection and we will really miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love to you – Cindy and Steve

    • The Wait Family says:

      Thank you Steve and Cindy for your kindness and thoughtful words. Mom always enjoyed herself with your fun company including Hilda. Best wishes to you all.

  • Cindy Vincent says:

    Our family and friends took us to Montana’s to celebrate my birthday and Laurie and Murial happened to be there too. We ended up joining tables and had a fun night celebrating our mutual birth dates. What a fun night and great memory of Murial.

  • Andrea Spencer says:

    Dear Laurie, Heather, Kevin, Darren and extended family, your Mom was a gem and she will continue to sparkle in each and every one of the lives she touched. The Muriel I got to know always had a smile and always greeted me with affection. The family is a testament to the loving mother, grandmother, sister she was….always there for her and one another. With much love, Andrea

    • The Wait Family says:

      Such kind and wonderful words of praise for Mom, thank you Andrea. She always asked about you and wished you well.

  • Marcia and Mike Picard says:

    So sorry for your loss. We send our condolences,

  • Michi McClung says:

    Kevin, Heather, Laurie and Darren, I was so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. I was just thinking about her on the 26th as she shared a birthday with my mom. I can still hear her distinctive voice and contagious laugh after all these years. She was a lovely person. Our deepest sympathy to all your family. Michi

    • The Wait Family says:

      Thank you Michi. Our Mom’s where the best and having all of us growing up as next door neighbours, makes it truly friends forever. Our best regards to you and family.

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