Obituary Notice — Val Edeburn

Val Edeburn 1931-2009
Val Edeburn 1931-2009

Val Edeburn passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Thursday, October 8th, 2009 at the age of 78 years.  A Celebration of Life Service was held at the Knights of Pythias Castle Hall on Saturday afternoon, October 17th, 2009, with Reverend Heather Hamlin Gravells officiating.  Cremation.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trees for Tots, P.O. Box 752, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Val.

Val was born in Vernon, B.C., on September 3, 1931 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1978.  Loved to play bingo, keno, cards – especially Canasta and casino slot machines.  Val was an avid birdwatcher and was always putting out feed for them.  She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, embroidering, baseball, curling and figure skating.  She was a great bread maker and sold her bread in Trout Lake when she lived there.  Val was an “Avon Lady” for many years and was very dedicated to her customers, making sure they always had their order delivered to them, no matter what.

Val was predeceased by her husband Oren in 1995 and her daughter Jo-Anne Thomson in 1998.  She is survived by three daughters: Maureen (Ed) Draper of Crawford, Bay, B.C., Belinda (Will) Stewart of Crawford Bay, B.C. and Tammy (Michael) Gutziet of Revelstoke; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; her mother Bessie Sweeten of Kamloops; two sisters: Lois Lapadat of Smithers and Carol (Lawrence) Tyssen of Kamloops as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.

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