CHELTA Snowsell (Reid)



Snowsell, Chelta RN was born in Kelowna on

May 12, 1910 and passed away at Three Links Manor on June 3, 2009.

She was predeceased by her husband Frank, son Teddy and daughter Anne. She is survived by her son Allen (Myrt) and daughters Lynne Schroeder

(Dig Pedneault) and Jane Whyte (Margaret Cissell) as well as six grandchildren :Gayle McCurdy, Karen Snowsell, Mike (Dawn) Schroeder, Julie (Gordon) Webb, David (Jessica) Whyte, and Shelley (Shawn) Stevenson and six

great-grandchildren: Kalle and Chase Schroeder,

Derek and Selina Webb, Ashton Showsell and

Jackson Whyte. She is also survived by her sister Ruthea Piper of Foremost, Alberta, two sisters in-law Ella (Reid) Sinkewiez and Myrtie Reid of Kelowna and numerous nieces and

nephews. Chelta grew up on Byrns Road where her parents Jemima and Alex Reid, had make their home after moving from Morris, Manitoba in 1903. Chelta

attended Benvoulin School, Mission School and Kelowna High School before entering nursing at the Vancouver General Hospital, graduating in 1932. She married Frank Snowsell in 1933 and they celebrated 70 years of

marriage July 10, 2003 just one month before Frank passed away on August 16, 2003. Chelta nursed in

Armstrong, the Jubilee

Hospital in Victoria, Public Health in Prince George,

volunteered with cancer

patients in West Vancouver and when they retired back in Kelowna she did volunteer work at Cottonwoods. She was a long time member of the United Church. Our Mother worked hard and played hard and was always there for us. She was a very organized and creative lady. She loved to travel, garden, play bridge and scrabble and derived great pleasure in taking part in her family’s

activities. Chelta celebrated her 99th birthday on May 23, 2009. The family would like to thank Three Links Manor and Comfort Living for the kind care of our mother these past four years. Thank you to Dr. Erasmus, Dr. Delorme, Dr. Baldasare and Dr. Leco for making our Mother’s last years more comfortable. We can never repay her nieces and

nephews, Judy Ohs, Sheri Wood, Kaye and Ernie Benzer and Allen and Wendy Reid for stepping in where her family couldn’t be there for her. We would like also thank Marlene Mancher for her love and support and Marjorie for keeping our mother spiffy. And many thanks to her friends and neighbours for their visits, phone calls and letters.

A celebration of her life will be done at later date.

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