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Jennifer Mapplebeck

November 20, 1938 - April 8, 2015


On Wednesday April 8, 2015, Jennifer Mapplebeck passed away suddenly but peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the age of 76 years. Born in England, Jennifer was predeceased by her parents George and Celia Watson.

Jennifer is lovingly remembered by her family: Brian, her husband of 46 years, her daughters Celia and Kathryn, and her grandchildren Alex, Lucas, Alyssa, and Keira. She is also survived by her sister Ann (England) and other English relatives.

Jennifer began her working life teaching equitation in Vienna, Austria. Later, she was employed as a bookkeeper for an auction house in England. Residing in the Okanagan, she worked in house-keeping services in the hotel industry.

Jennifer returned to England on holiday many times, to visit family. She also vacationed in Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Italy and the Dominican Republic. 

Locally, Jennifer was active in many community organizations. She was a founding member of the South Okanagan Amateur Players, acting, singing and producing in dozens of shows. She was awarded a life-time membership on SOAP`s Board of directors.  She devoted much energy as a director of the Oliver Community Arts Council for more than a decade.  She also served with the Anglican Church Women.  She lent her high soprano to the Yuletide Singers and the St Edward`s Singers. She loved caring for her horses at her rural home.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Edward Anglican Church. A reception will follow at the neighbouring Oliver Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.








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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Heather Frank
Relation: A friend via the Friends Of The Oliver Library

I was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Jennifer. My
condolences to Brian and their family. I will remember Jennifer with
fondness. Her quick wit, her lovely smile and her gracious manner will
be missed. She was always such a good sport about singing with the Friends of The Oliver Library at our Christmas Coffee Hour, while Brian
provided the music. Jennifer was a wonderful, community minded
individual and her contributions to the Arts Community and other
organizations will be greatly missed.

From: joan redenbach nunweiler
Relation: old friend

Brian, So sorry to hear about Jen, pass on our regards to Celia and Katheryn. Have many good memories when we lived next door to each other.

From: Peter & Darolyn Mapplebeck
Relation: Sister-in-Law

Dear Brian, Celia, Kathryn and families; please accept our sincerest sympathies to all of you. Our thought and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. May your many memories bring comfort to all of you.
Sorry we will not be able to be with you.

From: Ruth Bisson (Warkentin)
Relation: Friend

For Kathryn, I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of your Mum( how you used to spell it:). You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers my friend Xo

From: Karen Mullen
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

So sorry to read of Jennifer’s passing. She was a great lady and we had many good laughs working together at the Westridge Inn. My condolences to the entire family.

From: Larry Raincock
Relation: friend

very glad I had a visit with Jennifer last time in Oliver

From: Ruth & John Haak
Relation: Friends

Brian, we remember your Jennifer with warm thoughts. Her beautiful voice could reach heights that others found difficult, she had a hearty laugh and wonderful sense of humor, she was a beautiful hostess and a great Mom to Celia and Kathryn. Our thoughts and prayers are that God will comfort you all and give you peace. Love John and Ruth

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 18, 2015
Beginning at 3:00pm

St. Edward''s Anglican Church
5954 Nicola Street
Oliver, BC Canada

A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Edward Anglican Church. A reception will follow at the neighbouring Oliver Seventh-day Adventist Church.

5954 Nicola Street
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. 

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