Gladys Ione Mockford
February 6, 1928 – March 16, 2022
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ione Mockford of Kamloops on March 16, 2022 at the age of 94.
Ione was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on February 6, 1928, moving to the Kamloops area of BC with her parents Ray & Jessie Webb in the late 1930s. Ione is survived by her children, daughter Marilee (Tom) Fletcher, sons Doug Mockford and Gary Mockford, grandsons Ryan (Sacha) Little and Quentin (Lucy) Little and great grandson Flynn Little, sister-in-law Vi Saniger, cousin Edna (Lorne) Russell, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ione was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Bert Mockford in 2019 after 69 years of marriage, her brother Allen (Dot) Webb, sister-in-laws Lou Bond, Pat Crawshaw, and Marnie Hardwick.
Ione epitomized what unconditional love is, family and friends alike, always seeing the “goodness” in everyone. In her earlier years she worked as a stenographer for the City and Province, and later for her husband’s business. No matter what the task, Ione always did her best and only asked the same of others. She was an immaculate homemaker, enjoyed cooking and baking, and was the best Mom and Grandma, always putting everyone else’s needs before her own. While family was always first, Ione very much enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, trips to see family “at the coast” and RV camping. Being a good neighbour herself, Ione was blessed to have neighbours that became lifetime friends, special thanks to her Brigadoon neighbours in recent years. Ione’s unassuming nature and all encompassing love for people will truly be missed.
The family wishes to express our gratitude to Dr. Laila Ayoub and all the health care workers that have supported Ione, for your kindness and professionalism, making it possible for Mom to stay in her own home until her last few days in hospital.
An informal celebration of life will be held at a later date.