Mrs. Sadie Fulbrook passed away in the Polson Extended Care Unit of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at the age of 95 years.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, John Richard “Richie” Fulbrook who passed away on April 19th, 1999; brothers: Ed, Ron, and Jim Doebert; sisters: Lucy Whitehead, Madeleine Tulari, and Beulah Peachey; parents Edith and Charles Doebert; and daughter-in-law Rosemarie Fulbrook. Sadie is survived by her sister, Jean Johnston of Salmon Arm; her three sons: Steven Fulbrook and wife Diane of Desert Cove in Vernon, their daughters: Michelle Gregoire and her son, Max, Rachelle (Gus) Ruiter and their daughter Victoria; son Jim Fulbrook and wife Brenda of Vernon, their son Steven (Kelly), daughter Mia and son Ellis, and daughter Nikki; son Dick of Kaleden, B.C. and his daughters, Robyn and Suzanne.
Sadie was born in Salmon Arm at a midwife’s residence and grew up at Blind Bay, B.C. on Shuswap Lake. Her father taught her to value honesty, generosity and to obey orders. Her mother taught her to value good manners, neatness and a love of nature. Sadie was known for her patience and gentle mannerisms which the care aids and nurses commented on each day. She enjoyed her independence. After finishing Grade 8, she went to work on the farm as a berry picker, gardener and calf feeder, then housekeeper. She met her husband, Richard Fulbrook at Morris Valley, B.C. near Harrison Hot Springs. After a three year courtship, they married on July 17th, 1940 in Vancouver, where they lived for ten years before moving around the province, finally settling in Vernon.
Sadie and Richard joined the Vernon Lapidary & Rock Club and the Okanagan Arts League where they enjoyed painting the scenes of the Commonage and area. They spent many weekends camping at their jade claim. Mom loved Tai Chi and participated until she could no longer do it.
Sadie’s motto was:
“Do unto others and they will do unto you”
(Respect, honesty, trustworthiness and forthrightness)
“May peace be with you, Mom, now that you have joined your “Richie”
The family would like to thank Dr. Ross Waldron and ALL the STAFF at Polson Extended Care for their patience and care of our mother, Sadie. You always kept her cold little body warm and comfortable.
There will not be a formal service. Sadie and Richard’s cremated remains will be placed under a special tree.
Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Sadie may do so to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101-32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9Z9.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 P.V. Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4 Phone: (250) 542-4333. Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com