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Born: November 20th, 1923

Passed on: January 17th, 2013

Nov. 20, 1923 ~ Jan. 17, 2013

Matriarch, Sister, always open to help out without being asked. She passed away with dignity and respect, surrounded with loving family at her side.

Survived by one sister Lorette of Edmonton, Alberta, daughters Patricia (Philip) Meredith of Victoria, BC, and Linda (Steve) Hand of Brighton, Ont., sons Jerry (Nancy) of Cloverdale, BC, and David (Joanne) of Kamloops, BC, daughters Elizabeth (Jay) Burgomaster of Alexandria, Virginia, Barbara (Jay Pelletier) McDonnell of Kamloops, BC, and Tracy (Tony) Finnerty of Roscommon, Ireland. Grandchildren Kristi (Kris), Kelli (Steve), Ryan, Alicia (Steve), Mark, Jordan (Rayne), Robbie (Ginger), Brodie (Katie), Jenessa, Paige, Ben and Adam. Great grandchildren Tessa, Samantha, Kassandra, Ava, Caden, Nissa, Bailey, Lane and Jaxson.

Mearle was predeceased by her mother, father, seven siblings, the children’s father Patrick and step daughter Carrie.

Mom was very devoted to the Catholic Faith - she opened and closed OLPH Church for 18 years, and was also known around the community as the “Hat Lady.” She was always there for her kids growing up (all seven of us). After moves to many communities in BC and Alberta, there was a stop in Kamloops in 1967, then off to Victoria in 1973. She started her working career again at the Royal Scot Hotel for years. Moved back to Kamloops to be close to her brood, who in turn, all flew the coop as they got married. Mom volunteered at numerous care facilities and ended up at Ponderosa to run the Glad-Bag program.

The family would like to extend a grateful Thank You to the management and staff of Ridgeview, Ponderosa, and RIH for the care and compassion that our mother received in the last years of her life.

Prayers will be recited on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Celebrant, Reverend Father Peter Hoan Nguyen.

Donations to the Alzheimer's Society of B.C. in Mearle’s memory would be greatly appreciated. Flowers gratefully declined.

Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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