Gladys Lily Steck

Glady’s Lily Steck

July 11, 1922 – Feb. 16, 2008

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Glady’s Steck on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at Overlander Extended Care. Glady’s is survived by her husband Frank; daughters Colleen (Robert) Jensen and Kathleen Herns; three grandchildren Dale, Alanna and Jeneen; sister Irene Cameron of Vancouver; brother Len (Hazel) Turner of Summerland as well as many more nieces, nephews and friends.

Glady’s was predeceased by her parents Edwin and Florence Turner; older brother Ted Turner as well as daughter Khristine Herns.

Glady’s met Frank Steck and fell in love and married him on Dec. 20, 1980 in Clearwater, BC. They lived in Vavenby for 13 years, and then moved to Kamloops, B.C. Mom moved six times in one school year, which made it very hard to make close friends.

Mom had many jobs in her working life: cyclist delivery person for businesses in Vancouver, seamstress for Janzen’s in Vancouver, a packinghouse, Tupperware lady as well as Avon. Glady’s cooked for the Armstrong IPE fair for the Anglican Church for many years and many a big meal came out of there. When mom moved to Kamloops, she worked on and with the seniors for meals on wheels. One of mom’s last jobs was being the manager of the Armstrong Recycling Depot. She found this job very rewarding and challenging. Mom was a collector of frogs and owls. She loved her find-a-word puzzle books and was an avid 5-pin bowler. She also loved her faithful canine companion Penny-Rose. Moms great achievements were raising her family and being there for all of us, loving her three grandchildren, being married and being a mom, wife and gramma and soon to be great-gramma.

Glady’s will be forever missed for her dry English humor and wit, especially by the nurses. She will also be missed by her dearly beloved cat Joey. She was very fortunate to have known Joyce Child of Vavenby who was such a dear friend to her.

A service to celebrate the life of Glady’s will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at The Cabaña, 2400 Oakdale Way, with Rev. Jeff Torrans (from Kamloops) officiating.

The family wishes that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., 201-635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Justin Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services. 554-2324

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