Alice “Lorraine” Van Ruyskensvelde
January 1, 1946 ~ December 29, 2011
With sadness, the family of Alice “Lorraine” Van Ruyskensvelde, age 65, announced her passing following a brief illness on December 29, 2011.
She was born in Creston, BC on January 1, 1946, and she received her education in Crawford Bay, BC.
On September 1, 1962, she married Dale Van Ruyskensvelde. They settled in Crawford Bay in 1965. Lorraine worked for a short while as a chambermaid for Mountain Shores and the Kokanee Chalets until she retired in 2006. She loved baking and preserving food the garden and regularly entered in the Crawford Bay Fall Fair. She enjoyed walking and observing nature, especially birds. She was very fond of her family and enjoyed hosting family get-togethers.
Lorraine was predeceased by her parents, William and Alma King, her brother George King, sisters Roseanne King and Beatrice Koshlay.
She is survived by her siblings Sylvia Ogloff, Pat Oslund, Bob King, Norma Hempstock, Louise King and Melvin King; her children Allan, Brett (Christy), Todd (Kelly) and stepdaughter Cynthia Fluery; grandchildren Troy and Nicole (Dale) MacKenzie, Travis, Marissa and Zachary Van Ruyskensvelde, Neva and Cody Rowel, Jacob and Erich Endersby, Kent and Adina Fluery; great-grandson Jacob Watt plus many nephews, nieces and cousins.
A Celebration of Life for Lorraine and Dale will be held Saturday April 28, 2012. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the charity of their choice.