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Passed on: January 4th, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Claudia Engli on January 4th, 2013 at 87 years of age. After a lengthy illness she passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside.

Claudia is survived by her children: Claudio (Ania), Susan (Peter), Julia (Ron), Mike (Roxanne), Heidi (Robin) and adopted daughter Violet Yuen. She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Ashley, Angeline, Caitlin, Michael, Kelton and Kaia, and adopted granddaughter Brandee.

Claudia came to Canada from Europe in the early 50's and ventured to Kamloops in 1973 where she worked at RIH in various capacities. She retired as a nurse in 1991. Claudia was an artistic gardener, potter, voracious reader, an excellent cook and could create anything with her hands, including building a sailboat in her back yard at the age of 50. She loved to travel and was intensely curious about cultures and lifestyle from all over the world.

She lived life to the fullest, was a caring, loving person, fiercely independent, and a brave woman who was never afraid to take on any challenge.

As the matriarch of our family, she had a huge heart and a soft shoulder for all who needed it. She leaves a void that will never be filled. We will all miss you, Momo.

We wish to thank Dr. Sigalet, Dr. Steyn and the wonderful staff at RIH for the exceptional care mom received in her final days.

A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date. Please contact Heidi at: heidiwhiteaker@gmail.com if you wish to be notified of the date.

Arrangements entrusted to
Alternatives Funeral and
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