Foyle, Leona Jane (nee Mellor) of Rossland, B.C. has gone to be with her Lord on March 3, 2012 in Trail, B.C. Her faith sustained her to the end.
Born October 17, 1924 in the Kettle Valley, she was the seventh of ten children. It was here that she met her future husband Bob Foyle. He had seen her picture when he was overseas and said to her brother, “I’m going to marry that girl!” – and he did – in 1946.
They moved to Rossland where they spent many happy years raising their five children. Mom loved her faith, family, home, dog Mindy, her gardens in Rossland and in Grand Forks where they moved when Dad retired; her Esling Park “family”, and her many trips to Chewelah.
She will be missed and lovingly remembered by her children: Darlene (Allen) Davidoff, Sharon (Brian) Mauchline, Coleen (Gary) DeBiasio, Michael (Carol Ann) Foyle, David (Lunya) Foyle; grandchildren; Jeff (Shannon) Watson, Chris and Darren Watson, Alana (Craig) Kiselbach, Andrea (Warren) McDonald, Sean (Anita) Stevens, Jason and Ryan (Shelley) Stevens, Jen (Darren) Schleppe, Sarah and Chris Gunn(Jamie), Emma, Michaela and Laura Foyle, Leahland and Tamara Foyle; step-grandchildren: Amanda and Shawna Mauchline and Kalyeena Makortoff; great-grandchildren: Tyler and Tim Watson, Gregory Stevens, Ronan, Benen and Nyla Stevens, Hanna and Ava Schleppe, and Gage and Hanna Kiselbach.
Leona is survived by her sister Dot (Rollie) Crabbe; sisters and brothers-in-law; Marion Schalin, Ethel Biller, Morley (Yvonne) Reed, as well as numerous much-loved nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her devoted husband Bob in 2003, her mother Margaret (May), father Arthur; sisters: Lillian, Beatrice, Hazel, Muriel and Thelma and brothers Denny, Pat and Ernie.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at the Sacred Heart Church at 2396 Columbia Avenue, Rossland on Thursday, March, 8 at 7:00 PM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March, 9 at 10:30 AM with Father J. Joseph Kizhakethottathil M.S.T. celebrating the Mass.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Box 909, Rossland, B.C. V0G 1Y0.
Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ is entrusted with arrangements.
Mom’s faith was her comfort and strength – she wore it constantly. Now this same faith will see us through until we see her and all our loved ones again. Thank you Mom for all your prayers and gifts of love that we sometimes failed to recognize and often took for granted.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca