MADORE, Darnel Edwina (nee Ball) – we are heartbroken to announce that on July 13, 2017, our dear wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend died in her 75th year at Kamloops Hospice with her children and husband by her side. With optimism and faith she bravely fought her disease, believing that she could conquer her illness with the support of her family.
She had remarkable relationships with all who knew her and will be forever missed by the love of her life Ted, son Shawn (Kate Lovering), daughter Leslee, granddaughter Mia Petrtyl, brother Darrell Ball (Shirley) of Vernon, sister Betty Stepputat of Maple Ridge, sister-in-law Karen Madore of Vancouver, brother-in-law Doug Muma of Courtenay, and extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Doris and Ed, sister Ruby Muma and son-in-law Martin Petrtyl.
Darnel was born in Vancouver, the youngest of four siblings, and grew up in Chilliwack and Cultus Lake, BC. As a young woman she had a zest for life and travelled across Canada, worked in Montreal, and then she met Ted, who, on their first date, told her he was going to marry her, and he did! They left Vancouver in 1971 to raise their children in Kamloops and for 53 years shared a life filled with laughter, adventure and hard work. Darnel was Ted’s devoted partner in both love and business, and together they owned and operated the Pritchard Store, Westsyde Home Hardware and several other ventures. They were fortunate to retire young and had many friends who joined them in travel, golf and fishing.
As per her wishes, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Sincere thanks go to the many exceptional doctors, nurses and staff at RIH who provided all of us with comfort and care. We especially want to acknowledge the extraordinary compassion shown by Dr. Johannes van Heerden, Dr. Miranda du Preez and Dr. Simon Baxter of Kelowna. If you wish, please make a donation to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home or the Canadian Cancer Society in her memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences