Emma I. Flaherty (Thorsteinson)

Born Jan. 6, 1908. Passed away June 14, 2004 in 100 Mile House. Predeceased by her husband Raymond James in 1995, son Gordon in 1941 and son Dennis in 1999. Survived by her eldest son Ray of Terrace, B.C.; grandsons Brent, Mark (Sandy), Wade (Carmie); Daughter-in-law Carolyn; Denise (Ron), Todd (Gail); great grandchildren Kevin, Krista, Kyle, Jordan, Gavin and Madison; brothers Gordon (Pat), Charlie (Olga) of 100 Mile and their families. Emma worked as a teacher in Whonnock in 1927-1928 and in Forest Grove in 1928-1929. She married Raymond in 1929 in Ruskin where Ray and Gordie were born. Moved to 93 Mile in 1935 where Dennis was born and they established a hunting camp and gas station. A cafe was added in 1947; a garage in 1948. Raymond operated the mail route to Bridge Lake for many years. In retirement they moved to Aldergrove where they golfed daily and travelled extensively. Emma and Raymond celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 100 Mile House in 1979 and their 60th in Aldergrove in 1989. After Raymond’s death, Emma lived in Surrey, then N. Vancouver until she returned to 100 Mile in June 2003. Thanks to the staff at Fischer Place for the care given her.

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