VIMY ETHEL ALEXANDER
Born In: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Born: November 21st, 1916
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: August 6th, 2012
Vimy Alexander passed away in her 96th year at Kamloops, B.C.
She was predeceased by Clarence, her husband of nearly 60 years, and is survived by her two sons, Glenn of Vancouver, B.C. and Brad of 7 Mile Beach, Cayman Islands.
Vimy was born in St. Catherines, Ontario and was given her unique name because her father, who had just returned from World War I, was injured in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, France. She grew up with her sisters, Dorothy, Constance, and younger brother Henry in Ontario.
As a young woman, she moved west to Vancouver where she met her future husband, Clarence whom she married in 1948. Eventually they moved to Kamloops in 1957 where she resided in the same home until her passing. At retirement Clare and Vimy enjoyed the RV lifestyle with friends, old and new, on many trips to Alaska, southwest U.S., summers at the Shuswap and many adventures coast to coast across Canada. They travelled extensively visiting family from Naramata, B.C. to North Battleford, SK and Hamilton, ON to New York City.
She was well loved by her multitude of friends, many of whom she met through her years of work at Woodward's. Vimy joined the Rebekah Lodge in 1958 and, as a dedicated member served in all of the offices, including Noble Grand. She and Clare were extraordinary hosts, providing memorable New Years' Eve celebrations and neighbourhood happy hours.
A Celebration of Vimy's life will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. at the Alexander home. Please bring your memories and stories to share.
If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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