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Arlene Vanetta Mary Aubrey

August 17, 1935 - November 3, 2016


Arlene Vanetta Mary (Skinner) Aubrey

Born August 17 1935 in Cranbrook, BC, and also lived in Creston and Trail BC, she moved to Nelson,

BC in 1953 and has lived here for 63 years raising her 7 sons Rick (Gail) and John of Castlegar Randy,

Keith, and Kevin (Juanita) of Nelson, Donald of Grand Forks and ­Thomas (Darlene) of Victoria.

She is survived by all her boys, husband Derrick Aubrey, Sister Icille (Terry) Pighin of Cranbrook

BC, Brother Don (Bonny) Oakley of Boston, stepdaughter Adrienne Aubrey as well as numerous

grandchildren and great grandchildren also many nieces, nephews, friends and bingo buddies

She was predeceased by her Father, Mother, Stepfather, two daughters in infancy and 3 grandchildren.

Mom had a rough time in the early 70’s raising her younger sons alone but she pulled herself up went to

school and improved her life buying a house and car (flowered mactac on the hood)

She worked for many years for the RDCK recycling program as the person meeting the public and

teaching children and others about the benefits of recycling which she did until her retirement.

After retirement, she traveled to Bermuda, Boston, many times to Vancouver Island and also drove

across the country to Winnipeg with her cat Tychee to visit her son John.

Twelve years ago, she met and married Derrick and they had many happy years. She passed with him at

her side and soon surrounded by loving family as we all bid her farewell on November 3 2016.

Mom till we meet again, you were loved by all and will be forever missed!

A private memorial has been held and a Celebration of Life will be held in May 2017.

We ask those wishing to make a donation in mom’s honour do so to either the Heart and Stroke

Foundation or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Family would like to thank all the Doctors

and the Nurses at KLDH 3rd ‑ floor for all your compassion and kind words in her final days!


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: The Frost Family
Relation: Cousin

Our deepest condolences to the family, we have many find memories if Arlene
We are thinking if you at this sad time.

Evelyn Frost & family

From: Karen Muirhead
Relation: Friend

Arlene was a joy and a wonder – I send you all my best – she will be missed……..

From: Trent Oakley
Relation: Aunt

My deepest sympathy, I’m sure Auntie Arline will be missed by all

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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