Richmond, IreneWednesday, 25 Nov 2009
On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, Irene (Tibby) Richmond, passed away peacefully at Pine Grove Lodge, at the age of 97 years.
She was born on the Gisby Homestead at Salmon River, B.C. in the Fraser Canyon on July 28, 1912 to Stephen and Elizabeth Gisby. She lived in North Bend, B.C. where she met her best friend & love and the two were married in 1937. They made North Bend, B.C. their home, as Henry was a CPR Car Foreman. Then in 1950, they moved to Kamloops for the rest of their lives.
Her love for Family, gardening, oil painting, needle work & her Pets filled her days with great happiness and exuberance for Life.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Henry, in 1980, her sisters Laura Burgess, Ivy Hay, May Richmond, Olive Brooks and Margaret Page and her only brother William Gisby. She is survived by her loving daughter Tanna (Sandy) Hamer, granddaughter Christina (Darryl) Chekerda, great grandchildren Larissa and Spencer of Edmonton, AB and many nieces and nephews.
At Irenes request, there will be a Private Family Service only. If friends desire, donations can be made to ones Charity of Choice.
The Family wishes to express our Gratitude to Drs. Kruger and Boughton and all the Loving Staff at Pine Grove Lodge. Your exceptional care of our Mom (Gran, KK) is so greatly appreciated.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service.
MISS ME BUT LET ME GO
When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room; why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not for long,
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared, miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone,
It is all a part of the Masters plan, a step on the road to home.
And when you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
MISS ME BUT LET ME GO.