Following a valiant fight with lung cancer, we sadly announce the passing of Arlene Adwiena Loewen on Saturday, June 18, 2011.
Arlene was born in Pelly, Saskatchewan on February 5, 1937. She was the eldest daughter of Ray and Myrtle Martin. Arlene was very skilled at craft work and produced many family quilts, and play bears for all the nieces and nephews. She also loved painting, beadwork, stitching, needlepoint, macramé and pottery. During the summer her life was dedicated to her flower gardens. For the past 15 years she and George spent their winters in Arizona where craft activities dominated her time. Arlene loved to travel and over the past several years was able to see almost everything on her bucket list – including staring down a leopard on an African safari. She was a wonderful mother and friend with a caring spirit that touched everyone who met her.
Arlene is lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years George, sons Greg (Sandy) and their children Taylor, Justin and Jody; Gordon, Bradley (Sarah) and their children Mia and Kristen; and daughter Shannon, brothers Stan (Verna), Gary and Kenny, sister Judy (Ken), and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings Donny and Gail.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mannheimer for his wonderful support, the staff at Invermere Hospital, the BC Ambulance Service Staff, and the Cancer Clinic Staff at Cranbrook and Kelowna for their dedication and commitment.
A memorial service for Arlene was held at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Arlene may do so to the: Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2L9.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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