EPP; Marie (nee Schmidt)
Marie age ninety-one, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Her surviving two sons and three daughters were thankfully all present for the last weeks of her life, but sadly only a few of her thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. An avid letter-writer and sender-of-cards including the annual birthday cheque, Marie delighted in being a modern grandmother when it came to the new technology of texts, Facebook, and photo-sharing. It let her communicate with her dispersed family: Shirley May (1947) nee Epp and Dale Whittles farm in Battleford, SK; Mary Ann (1948) nee Epp and David Roberts enjoy semi-rural Ephrata, PA, USA; Edward John (1950) Epp and Leanne Boschman now live in Vancouver, BC; Gordon James (1951) and Cheryl Epp make their home in Abbotsford, BC; while Linda Joy Epp (1956) embraces urban Toronto, ON. Marie was pre-deceased by her parents, husband, four sisters, three brothers, and two grandchildren.
On January 29, family and friends gathered at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, at 12:30 for a visitation, followed by a burial service at 2:00. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday January 31st, 2 pm at Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford. Donations in memory of Marie can be made to the Abbotsford Hospice Society www.abbotsfordhospice.org. The family greatly appreciates the tender care received by Marie at the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit at ARH! For more information on Marie’s life and to leave condolences for the family please visit: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com