With heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Vi at her home after a courageous battle with failing health.
Vi is lovingly remembered and survived by her husband Ernie of 59 years, her son Bob (Wendy), her daughter Tammie (Rick) and two grandchildren Andy and Jenny Kermack, all of Revelstoke.
Vi also leaves three sisters and one brother: Eleanor, Jane, Shirley and Harold (Bink) as well many nieces and nephews. Vi was predeceased by her parents Roy and Margartha Nichol and three brothers-in-law: Jonsie, Jack and Bill.
Vi was born in Revelstoke but grew up in Sidmouth, BC, on the family farm. In 1954 she met the love of her life Ernie Larson and they married in 1955. They made their life in Revelstoke and raised Bob and Tammie. Vi loved sports: she golfed, bowled in many leagues, played softball and coached Ladies softball and a young girls league. When Ernie became involved in the Loggers Sports events, Vi showed full support and had the truck and camper ready every Friday so when Ernie got home from work they were ready to go. There was always time to visit family to stay for the weekend, go camping, fishing and berry picking. In retirement Vi and Ernie enjoyed summers at Slocan Lake – Valhalla – spending time with family and their new Valhalla friends, playing with her grandkids, boating, playing card games and various other games and walks in the evening. As Vi’s health declined further, she loved to do crossword puzzles and other magazine puzzles.
Vi did have battles with health for many years, but always kept a positive attitude. Vi was a very strong women.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 202 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 3H5 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., #201 – 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3.
A Celebration of Vi’s Life will be held on Saturday June 20, 2105 at 11am at the Revelstoke Seniors’ Centre.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Vi’s family by viewing her obituary at: www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.