On June 23, 2012, Mrs. Sadie Owen passed away peacefully
at the age of 96 years, at the Overlander Residential Care Centre.
Sadie is survived by her loving son Douglas Owen of Calgary, AB, daughter Suzanne (Doug) Carter of Nelson, B.C., grandson David (Gaia) Owen of Toronto, ON, granddaughters Tara (Todd) Bensch of Calgary, AB, Rae Carter of Kamloops, BC, Shannon Carter of Nelson, BC, and great granddaughters Julia and Zaara.
Sadie Sarah Funk was the third of eleven children born to Jacob and Agnes (nee Friesen) Funk at Chaplin, Saskatchewan on November 29, 1915.
In 1918 the family moved to Boggy Creek, Manitoba. At the age of 16 Sadie left the family farm to work in Vancouver, close to her maternal Aunt Louise. Five years later Sadie moved to Kamloops. She joined the United Church Young Peoples group where she met many life long friends and her future husband George Owen. They were married in the Kamloops United Church on June 16, 1939.
Sadie loved her garden where she spent many happy hours and years tending her flowers, berries and vegetables. She also had a love of music and taught many young students the basics of the piano. Sadie and George played many games of golf together and loved to fill up their camper, the Old Grey Goose and head out on trips throughout B.C., across Canada and the U.S.A. They both loved their overseas travels and visited New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Europe.
She was sad to leave Dominion Street after 51 years, when she moved to the Oaks Apartments at the age of 80. She lived there until 2003, then due to ill health, she moved to the Overlander Care Centre.
Sadie was a long serving member of the United Church Women, the Excelsior Rebekah Lodge No 23, the Kamloops Garden Club, the Happy Choristers and the Tuesday afternoon bridge club (35 years of friendship, bidding and tea).
Sadie was predeceased in death by her loving husband George Owen (1983), siblings Katie, Gertrude, Elsie, Agnes, Jack, Henry, Jean, Edna, Ann, Paul, and daughter-in-law Joyce.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street with Reverend Carolyn Ronald officiating.
Donations in her memory can be made to Osteoporosis Canada at
www.osteoporosis.ca/donations or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com