Ernestine Drake

December 2, 1937 – April 11, 2019
Tena was born on December 2, 1937, in Rossland, BC and passed away peacefully on April 11, 2019, surrounded by her husband Allen and her four loving boys.

Tena was predeceased by her mother Frances Woods, her father Tom Monkhouse and sons Lonnie and Jimbo. She is survived by her sons Gary (Melanie), Bob (Barb), Hoss (Tracy) and Ken (Julie) along with 10 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.

Tena loved her family and was so at peace with them around her. She loved to garden, enjoyed all music, and was a beautiful dancer! Tena was a very social person and loved to be surrounded with friends of whom many were like family to her. Mom:

Your life was a blessing;€Your memory a treasure;€You are loved beyond words;€and missed beyond measure.€The family would like to thank the staff of Poplar Ridge for their loving care of our mother.

As an expression of sympathy, we would ask you to celebrate her life with glass of beer, song, and a dance. Donations in Tena’s name may be made to Juvenile Diabetes at PO Box 22037, Capri Centre, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N9 or online at or to the Alzheimer Society of BC at 300-828 W. 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2 or online at

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11 am at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #14 in Rossland, BC with Reverend Ken Siemens, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation ServicesTM has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of co.ndolence at the family’s online register at 

 Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services

Celebrations Of Life

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.