Colleen left us on the morning of September 11th, after squeezing every last ounce of enjoyment out of her life. She was cherished by a vast array of family, friends, students and associates. Colleen leaves behind her partner of 47 years, Donald, and her daughter and best friend, Caitlyn. She leaves siblings Kenn (Deb) Gordon; Kathy Hrynuik; Cameron (Sherri) Gordon; in-laws Liz Franzen and Rod Knox and nieces and nephews, Kelsey (Ryan) Corbett, Mackenzie (Kaitlin) Gordon; Justin and Selena Hrynuik; Parris, Phoenix and Fox Gordon; Tony (Jenn) Franzen; Kylie and Joe Knox; and Kristy (Joel) Colpron. 

Thanks and appreciation goes out to the incredible team at the Cancer Centre of the Southern Interior, with special thanks to the nursing staff in the chemo room and to Dr. Susan Ellard and Dr. Gillian Fyles. Gratitude also goes to the Palliative care team who gave incredible technical and emotional support over the last month. 

The Celebration of her life will be held at 11am, September 20th at Trinity Baptist. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ovarian Cancer Canada, the Central Okanagan Bursary Society, BC Cancer Foundation, the Cancer Clinic of the Southern Interior (CCSI) or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (See the full version of her obituary online.)

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