Lorna Eley passed away at Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops BC on Tuesday April 1, 2014, at the age of 93 years.
She was born Lorna Evangeline Bodie in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 27, 1920, the daughter of Thomas and Evangeline Bodie. She was educated in Winnipeg and worked at Dominion Bridge until 1946 when she married Franklin Robert Eley, from Vancouver. She moved to Vancouver where she lived until Frank’s job with the CPR took them to Revelstoke in 1954, then to Nelson and Coquitlam. After retirement they returned back to Revelstoke where she lived until 2009. Her last few years have been spent in Calgary and Kamloops but she never lost her love for Revelstoke. !
Lorna was predeceased by her three brothers, Les, Bruce and Alex and her husband Frank. She will be lovingly remembered by her children; Elaine Trant (Bill), Bob Eley (Joan) Linda Skoog (Gordon) and Doug Eley (Judy) her 5 grandchildren; Therese, Alison, Aaron, Shannon and Robyn,1 great grandchild, Kaj, as well as by nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours. She was a member of the United Church and the Revelstoke Red Hat Society. Lorna was an avid reader, enjoyed playing cards and travelling and was famous for baking great cakes and cookies. She will be remembered for her intelligence, her warm smile and her devotion to her family.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held in Revelstoke at a later date to be announced.