1934 – 2016

Vivian Eileen Pybus passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Summerland B.C. surrounded by family. Vivian is survived by her husband Wilfred; her 5 children, Anne (Keith), Douglas (Susie), Ralph (Liz), Steven (Barb) and Diana (Ron); 13 grandchildren; a great grandchild; sisters, Lorna and Margret; and a broad network of extended family and friends. Vivian was pre-deceased by her sister, Joyce and brothers, Fergie and Hugh.

A long term resident of Summerland B.C., Vivian was born February 9th, 1934 in Portage La Prairie. She left the family farm as a young woman to attend the United Church Christian Leadership program at the Naramata Centre, where she met her future husband Wilfred. Wilf and Vivian were married on September 28, 1956 and, after spending time in Kitimat and Vancouver B.C., they moved to the Okanagan Valley in 1966. The main focus of Vivian’s life was her family, for whom she was an unending source of unconditional love and support. Vivian organized the Summerland Homemaker Service and also applied her psychiatric nurses training working as a counsellor at Braemore Lodge in Penticton. Vivian was active in the United Church and in community life in Summerland. Blessed with a beautiful voice, Vivian loved to sing and took much joy from her participation with the Summerland United Church choir and with “Tune Agers” in her later years.

A celebration of Vivian’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 16th at the Summerland United Church 13204 Henry Avenue, Summerland BC. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the Prairie Valley Lodge and Dr. Marjorie Krabbe for their compassionate care of Vivian.

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