Thelma M. Brunskill of Langley, BC died October 4, 2013 at the Yale Rd. Centre at the age of 89. Thelma was a veteran of World War II. While she was in the Royal Canadian Air Force, she earned the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and War Medal 1939 – 1945. Her rank at the time of her retirement was Leading Aircraftwoman. Thelma was born in Kamloops, BC to the late Everett and Mary McGregor on March 27, 1924. Surviving her, is her sister Kaye Schuks of Gibsons, BC, her two sister-in-laws, Dina McGregor, Victoria, BC and Nellie McGregor, Kamloops, BC.

Thelma is predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Angus, Neil and sister-in-law, Betty. She is, also remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Thelma loved to walk, and up until early June of this year, she could be seen walking around Langley on her way to the Seniors Centre. She enjoyed participating in trips with the Seniors. Thelma was a member of the Legion where she loved dancing with friends. She lived independently until the last few months of her life, at which time, she suffered a fall while out walking and needed hospitalization. While in care, other complications arose which she was not able to recover from. In lieu of a funeral, family members will celebrate her memory at Gibsons, BC with her sister.

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