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Garthina Petrie

January 22, 1931 - January 16, 2011

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Garthina R. Petrie of Osoyoos passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 after a long illness at the age of 79 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 60 years, Robert George Petrie her daughter Wendy (Wayne) Millar, son Robin (Veena) Petrie, grandchildren Anthony MacNeil, Mellissa Latham, Matthew Petrie, Nicolas Petrie, Cristian Petrie, Ken (Susan) Kusnir and great grandchildren Madison Abby Latham and Patrick Kusnir. Garthina was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Lillian Berg, and by her daughter Patricia Susan Kyriakou.

Garthina was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, then moved as a child to Fort Langley, BC. She excelled in track and field, breaking the track record during her days as a student at Langley Prairie School. She married Robert in 1950. Over the years Garthina was employed in dietary at George Derby Hospital (Burnaby) and then as a laboratory assistant for 22 years at Royal Columbian Hospital (New Westminster) before retiring to Osoyoos in 1993.

Garthina and Robert vacationed in Mexico, Reno, and Disneyland together. Her other hobbies included reading and knitting.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Osoyoos United Church.

Donations in Garthina’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon (1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V2) would be greatly appreciated.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC, 250-498-0167.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Wendy Millar
Relation: Mother

Mom,
I am going to miss you. You were the best mom ever. Be happy & free like the butterflies in your tattoo. I love you.

From: Ken Kusnir
Relation: Grandson

Grandmom, Even though I just met you this summer I felt loved and complete. You are now with my mom. Please give Mom a kiss from me and tell her I found you all. I am blessed to be part of such a great family. I love you forever and always!

(Robert Christian Petrie)

From: Mellissa Latham
Relation: grandmother

Grandma,
You will not be forgotten. I love you very much and have you to thank for Al Jolson, Sound of Music, and most of all wisdom. Rest in Peace grandma!
Love you, missy

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 26, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Osoyoos United Church
7814 Spartan Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A memorial service for the late Garthina Petrie will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday February 26, 2011 at the Osoyoos United Church.

7814 Spartan Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:

Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon
1212 West Broadway,
Vancouver, British Columbia,
V6H 3V2 

 

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