Blanche Viola Thorimbert (nee Mitchell)

Blanche Viola Thorimbert (nee Mitchell)

Thorimbert, Blanche Viola (nee Mitchell) passed away at Columbia View Lodge on December 28, 2012. She was born on September, 17, 1922 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan.

She will be sadly missed by her sons; Ron (Wendy) Garbe, Gary (Alison) Thorimbert, her step-daughter Carol Pinto of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, her brother Wilson (Doreen) Mitchell of Rosetown, Saskatchewan, her grandchildren; Mike, Yvette, Tina, Robert, Allan, Shandra, Ben, Darryl, Ricky, Jennifer, Stephanie, Harley and many great-grandchildren.

Blanche was predeceased by her husband’s Herbert Garbe (1955) and Louis Thorimbert (1995), her daughters Joan Bouliane, Heather Salahub, her step-daughter Joy Boguski, her brother Albert Mitchell, her sisters Olive Hamel and Irene Fitzgerald.

Blanche was employed at Hudson’s Bay Company in her early career but was best known for owning and operating Glenmerry New and Used Furniture. She was also involved in the Women’s Business Association. After her retirement, she enjoyed many years wintering in Arizona.

In her early years, she enjoyed playing softball, bowling, playing pool, gardening and later in life, playing cards and tatting. She was very social with her friends at Stellar Place and Mountain Side Village. Blanche’s always-present smiles and laughter will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Columbia View Lodge for their incredible care of Blanche.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Trail Alliance Church (downstairs hall). Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Columbia View Lodge at 2920 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC V1R 4N2

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