April 7, 1932 - January 24, 2024
In Loving Memory ~
Sadly we lost our mom Audrey Jorgensen on Jan. 24 at Kelowna General Hospital following a brief illness surrounded by family. Audrey was born on April 7th, 1932 to Hanna and Andrew MacKay in Hanna Alberta.
Growing up in a family of 7 kids mom learned to cook and take care of others at an early age. After marrying Frank Jorgensen in 1951 and welcoming daughter Linda they left Hanna, living in Jasper, then Prince Rupert where son Frank was born.
Dad worked on the railroad as an engineer so was mainly called to work during the night. Mom was up at all hours making him breakfast and sending him off with a good lunch. She was a great cook, known for her apple pie, roast beef dinners and cabbage rolls.
After living in Prince George, Smithers, Coquitlam and Delta they retired to Kelowna. They travelled extensively, visiting parts of the world dad had been to as a Merchant Mariner during the war.
In 2006 dad's illness forced a move to Trail to be close to family. Mom settled into her new home, made new friends and continued to be totally devoted to dad, visiting him in the care home daily for 5 years.
Mom was able to live close to her 2 grandchildren and their families and enjoyed many family gatherings as her 5 great grandchildren grew up. She was an avid hockey fan and could be heard singing O Canada and cheering on the Canucks in her living room.
In 2022 Mom moved back to the Okanagan. She was happy to be back in "Wine Country" but still referred to Trail as "home". Advancing age meant a move to the Westwood Retirement Resort in West Kelowna. She was happy and enjoyed her social schedule and daily walks.
Mom is survived by her daughter Linda Webber (Steve) West Kelowna, son Frank Jorgensen (Mary Ann) South Surrey, granddaughter Crystal Browne (Sean) Nelson, grandson Shawn Webber (Tabatha) Fruitvale and great grandchildren Nicole and Danielle Browne, Calix, Meadow and Linden Webber, brother Andy MacKay (Milly), sister Betty Olmstead and many nieces and nephews.
We would like to Dr, Ksiazek and Dr. Cameron in Trail for helping her stay healthy and Westwood staff for helping make her last 18 months happy and independent.