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Leah Schapansky

February 14, 1965 - April 14, 2012


Leah Christine Schapansky passed away April 14, 2012 at Penticton BC at the age of 47 years. Leah is survived by her dad, Abraham, brother David (Tammy) and sister Linda (Keith) and a whole bunch of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles that she loved very much. She was predeceased by her mom, Agatha in 2000.

Leah was born a Valentines baby on February 14th, 1965 to Abraham and Agatha in Quesnel, BC where she loved campfires at their home on Bouchie Lake. The family moved to Oliver in 1975 where Leah spent much time at her parents family business, Oliver Nurseries and she could be seen running full speed through the orchards with her dogs, Lad; a hair-brained Irish Setter named Sheena and some baby geese that thought Leah was their mom. She attended SOSS in Oliver before she headed to BCIT and then Selkirk College where she completed her diploma in Wildlife Management. Leah worked in parks and recreation, doing contract work studying burrowing owls and bat habitat in the South Okanagan. She was forever brimming with facts about local flowers and wildlife.

Leah loved her family and friends deeply (and her cat, Oreo) and was always excited when when we could gather together at Christmas or at the cabin at Jolly Lake. These outings meant the world to her- she was loved by all.

A private family gathering was held Thursday, April 19.
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. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Cindy Stewart
Relation: friend

I have many fond memories of Leah that I shall always treasure. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

From: Penny Burnett
Relation: friend of her sister

Sorry to hear of your loss,

From: Audrey and Mark Silbernagel
Relation: School and Friends of the family

Our sincere sympathies to all the family. We are so sorry for your loss of Leah.
Mark and Audrey Silbernagel and family

From: Yvonne McKenna (nee Gamble)
Relation: Best friends in elementary school

I was so sorry to hear about Leah. She and I were good friends in Oliver in elementary and high school and I have many happy memories of sleep-overs, riding her horses and yes – running in her orchards, though she was always much faster that i was. My heart-felt prayers and thoughts go out to her family and friends.

From: joan and blaine nunweiler
Relation: friend of sister

Linda and Keith, So sorry to hear of your sisters death, thinking of you. Blaine and Joan redenbach nunweiler

From: todd healy
Relation: 2nd cousin

i remember when we were young, my familly would come down to Oliver to visit uncle Abe, Aunt Agatha, and Leah, we always had a blast raiding the cherry trees, running through their orchards, and playing monopoly until the wee hours of the morning while our parents would party in the kitchen, always loved swimming in their pool.
I am really sad to hear of the passing of Leah, i will always remember her as beautiful person.

From: Ron and Marsha Bergen
Relation: Cousin

In deepest Sympathy. Wishing you comfort in your time of sorrow. We are thinking of your family every day. Ron and Marsha Bergen

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