Perry (Joyce Winnifred) McDonald of Kamloops passed away on September 13, 2013 at 91 years of age. She is survived by her children Judy (John), John (Dawn), Marty (Sharil) and Susan. Grandchildren Charla, Jayna, Dana (Stan), Adri, Kara (Rob) Jeff (Melissa), Ken (D’arci) and Keith, Step grandchildren Jason, Justin and Jake, Great grandchildren Joey, Troy, Jamie, Meghan, Colby, Zachary, Danny, Hailey, Diana, David, Josie and Jinessa and Kash, her sister Velma and her brother John (Helen). Perry was survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws in England.
She was predeceased by her husband Gordie, son Sam, parents, one sister and one brother.
Perry was born to Jesse and Winnifred Parris on January 7, 1922 in Yeovile, Somerset England. While serving as a WRN, Perry met Gordie McDonald (RCAF) and the world tilted. Soon they married, and mom followed dad to BC, never forgetting her English family, they settled in Salmon Arm where they raised their five children. Mom devoted her life to her family rejoining the work force after the kids had left the nest. Their last few years were spent in Vernon where mom became an avid golfer and eventual ladies captain at Spall, a high light her life, and where she made special friends and had fun! Our family will treasure memories of Mac and Cheese (the family secret recipe) holiday dinners, off key carols around mom at the piano. We will miss “the look” which only mom could muster! But we know mom is again with her Gordie, and son and others pain free and peaceful and we hope hoisting a crystal glass with just a “short one” to us all.
A special thanks to all the angles at the Ponderosa Lodge for the Love and Care for Perry and family- you are all remarkable.
Memorial donations in Perry’s memory may be made to your favorite charity of your choice. No service by request.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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