Ivadelle C. Wynstra
1928 – 2012
Ivadelle C. Wynstra, (Ivy), age 84, passed away very unexpectedly, but peacefully, in her home on Sunday, February 26th, 2012.
For all of those who knew Ivy, it would be agreed, that she was, “One of a Kind”, and the mould was broken after she was born. She was “very” outspoken, and called a spade a spade.
A close friend, at one time told Ivy, “You’re tough as an old boiled owl!” Another close friend gave her a plaque, which reads: “Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder, and your hand over my mouth!” Ivy got a kick out of these things, as they both were “Ivy” through and through.
Ivy lived most of her life in the Cariboo and loved it. She was very generous and would give you the “shirt off her back”, if she thought you really needed it. If someone was in need of help, she would be the first to volunteer, as she wasn’t afraid of hard work, because she had done it all her life.
Her favourite things to do were mowing her lawn, on her ride-on-mower; stacking wood in the wood shed; going for “buggy rides” to town and eating lunch or supper out.
Ivy had a great love for dogs and had many dogs during her life time. It was always a dream of hers to have her own dog shelter, so she could feed, love and protect as many as possible. Her last two dogs, Salty and Pepper, were black and white, a shitzu-poodle cross. She got them when they were eight weeks old and they were the love of her life. They were her “babies” for thirteen faithful years. At Ivy’s request, Salty and Pepper were put peacefully to sleep on the day after her passing, so they can have their wings with her.
Ivy was always loyal, faithful, and dependable. She was a “true friend” to those she cared about. She was a very special lady and most definitely “One of a Kind!!!”
… She will Never be Forgotten and Always Missed …
Ivy is survived by:
Her daughter, Mabel Young of Nelson, BC
Her son and daughter-in-law, Larry & Sharon Young, Clearwater, BC
Granddaughter, Corrie of Surrey, BC
Grandson, Paul of Nelson, BC
Granddaughter, Tina of Olds, AB
Granddaughter, Daisy of Nelson, BC
Granddaughter, Jacquelyn of Nelson, BC
Five Great Grandchildren.
Neighbours and Caregivers of 15years:
Patty Dowd and Bob Zumwalt of Horsefly, BC
Ivy was predeceased by:
Husband, Owen Wynstra in 1997.
At Ivy’s request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory, to the SPCA.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.