Lesley Buna passed away peacefully after a long illness on July 13, 2018 in the Chilliwack General Hospital with her life partner Dan Miller by her side.
Lesley Anne Buna was born September 27, 1947 in Trail, BC. She was predeceased by her mother Kay Buna (Thompson) 1988, her father Pacifico “Chief” Buna 1989 and her nephew Mark Newton 2008. Lesley is survived by the following: her life partner, Dan Miller Sr; stepsons Kelly (Carole), Chuck and Danny Jr.; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Lorne (Patti), Michael (Joan), Donna (George), Ken (Allison) and Gord (Melanie); 6 nieces and nephews, a large extended family and many, many friends.
Lesley had a successful banking career taking her from Trail to Williams Lake and Vancouver, retiring after 16 years with Vantage One Credit Union in Vernon. She was very involved in community activities and was a Director for the Vernon Winter Carnival during her years in Vernon. She also enjoyed playing golf at Palm Royale in Palm Springs and organizing Ladies’ golf events. Lesley was a yearly participant in the family golf tournaments at the Christina Lake Par 3 and the Kay Buna Eclectic Tournament at the Birchbark Golf Course in Trail.
Lesley was a force to be reckoned with and loved to be in the thick of any social gathering whether it be in Trail, Christina Lake, Vernon, the Lower Mainland or Palm Royale. She and Dan enjoyed hosting numerous dinner parties in their home.
She loved growing up in Trail and especially being part of the Buna, Bisaro and Rella extended family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 4th Floor (south) nurses at Chilliwack General who cared for Lesley in her final hours.
There will be a private family memorial service, per her request, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lesley’s name to the Chilliwack Hospice Society at chilliwackhospice.org