April 11, 1930 – October 6, 2014
It’s been a month since you left us, we miss you Mom – may love, peace and light surround you on your journey as you go to join those that passed before you.
Trudy worked and lived in Trail for 62 years and spent the last 3 years and 4 months enjoying life on the coast in an apartment she loved with a patio and family nearby.
Trudy is survived by her five children, born in Trail; Trisha & Janice McLean of Tsawwassen, Doug (Denise) McLean of Prince George, Allan (Laurie) of Trail, and Bob (Sil) McLean of Genelle. Trudy has 3 grandchildren; Jesse (T’an) McKellar of Tsawwassen, Devon (Greg) McKellar of Whistler. and Monica McLean of Genelle. Recently Trudy celebrated the arrival of her first great-grand-daughter Jayda of Tsawwassen.
She is also survived by her brother Harold (Marlene) Schmidt of Vernon, two sister-in-laws; Christine Schmidt of Coquitlam & Nora Schmidt of Penticton, and by nephews, nieces and their families.
Foremost Trudy loved her “kids”, she loved to talk and meet new friends of all ages. She was passionate about her crochet & knitting work that she sold in stores and on markets. Her morning coffee, eating and cooking good meals were happy daily events. Her love of flowers, butterflies and birds reflected her love of nature, while her many indoor and outdoor plants & flowers gave her a “hands on” source of enjoyment (especially her roses). Trudy loved her hockey and was a #1 Canucks Fan, she was especially proud she shared her birthday with Trevor Linden (her favourite) and Alex Burrows.
She will be laid to rest with her mother and father in Vernon.