WILMA HELEN THOMAS
Born In: Willkie, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: March 31st, 1938
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: May 26th, 2012
(nee Cornish) of Kamloops BC.
March 31, 1938 - May 26, 2012
Wilma was the youngest of ten children of John and Mary Cornish. She was born in the farming community of Willkie, Saskatchewan and grew up in a very close and loving family.
Wilma moved to Vancouver, B.C. to finish school, get her teaching degree and teach school. She met and married John Thomas and they started a family. Wilma and her family moved to Kamloops, B.C. in 1962 and raised her four children.
Wilma was a devoted wife, mother, an avid gardener and a sewer. She was involved in everything she could be to ensure her family's happiness and success.
Single at 40, this hardworking woman struggled to finish raising her children. Wilma worked as a Care Aide to the disabled until her retirement.
Wilma loved to dance. She loved to travel. Her quirky humour was appreciated by many. Wilma was so excited to be a grandmother and envisioned a retirement full of friends, family and travel.
Wilma became a brave spokesperson and champion of the Alzheimer's Society winning honor and awards. Alzheimer's eventually stole her future as a lover, friend, sister, mother and grandmother.
A thank you to the entire extended Cornish Clan for being the warm, loving and supportive family who were always there for me, and an especial loving thanks to my closest and favourite sister Mary.
I give much love to my children; Ann, Catherine, John (and Jonah) and Rob and to my wonderful grandchildren; Michaela, Josef, Gregory and Austin. I am sorry I missed out on being here, and last, but definitely not least, a special thank you to my long term friends; Gerry and May. You stuck with me despite the ravages of Alzheimer's as true friends. To you all, even though I could not tell you, I love you.
A Memorial will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 followed by a luncheon. Call 250-332-5912 or 250-554-3523 for further information.
Please make any memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society of BC.
Ready and Willing to live
life to the fullest!