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Sarah E. Wright 1946 – 2015

Posted By Drake Smith On July 27, 2015 @ 4:07 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments

Sarah Wright passed away peacefully in the Kamloops Hospice July 25, 2015 with her husband Gordon at her side. Born in Biggar Saskachewan May 30, 1946, Sarah grew up in Chilliwack, BC, where her love of the outdoors began; she achieved the Girl Guide Gold Cord and continued Guiding as a leader in Kamloops. After gaining her teaching certificate Sarah moved to Kamloops in 1969 where she taught elementary school until her retirement. In 1996 Sarah married Gordon Towhey. Retirement allowed time to pursue crafting; from stained glass, quilting, sewing, needle point to creating all occasion cards. She enjoyed touring and photographing the countryside. But there is no place like home, she enjoyed spending time in their yard with her favorite guys Gordon, Rufus and Bear.
Sarah is survived by her best friend and husband Gordon Towhey and his children, Kevin and Tracy, Mark (Hunter and Michael) and Shannon (Braedon), her brother and family Doug and Marcia Wright of Qualicum Beach, Lori (Joel) great nieces Lily and Sage, Jodi (Norm) great nephew Ethan, Grant (Nicole) and niece Shelley Voight of Canmore Alberta, niece Jessica and nephew Ben Wright.
She cared for her parents for many years, and was predeceased by her mother Mary “Betty” in 2000 and father John Wright in 2002, as well as by her brother Bill in 2014.
Sarah’s family and friends were blessed to have been able to spend time with her up to her passing. Sarah will be SO MISSED – as she never missed a special occasion, and was always there for her family and friends. Forever in our hearts.
Private family arrangements have been made; condolences may be directed to the family online at NorthThompsonFuneral.com

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Condolence from Tara Fairbrother (Zannella) on July 30th, 2015 3:17 pm

Mrs Wright was my favourite elementary teacher. She taught us songs and every year at the end she would give each of her students a giant jawbreaker. She taught me grade 3 and I remember more from that year than any other. She was a great teacher and person. She had a great laugh and she was very caring. Today I am a teacher and strive to be a great as her. Rest in Peace.

Condolence from Liliana Zannella on July 30th, 2015 3:21 pm

I worked as a lunch time supervisor at Dufferin Elementary for many years and Sarah taught both of my children. She was an extremely devoted teacher and often helped kids all through lunch. She was a greatly person will be sadly missed.

Condolence from Ilonka Nickel on July 30th, 2015 3:35 pm

Although small in stature Sarah had a heart and soul as big as the universe. We moved from Burnaby in the early 90’s and were fortunate to have the girls attend Dufferin Elementary. Both Sharon and Shelley were fortunate to have her guidance and excellent teaching skills. From trips to McQueen Lake.Adams River or to Barkerville it was always an adventure they both loved because Ms.Wright would be there. Please accept our condolences in the loss of your very special wife. Ilonka,Bruce, Sharon and Shelley Nickel

Condolence from Stephen (Boose) Michaud on July 30th, 2015 3:41 pm

Ms Wright was my grade 3 teacher back in 91/92 at Dufferin Elementary. She was an amazing teacher who always made learning fun and enjoyable from sing-a-longs to Friday candy treats. Thank you Ms Wright for everything you taught us! You will me missed.

Condolence from Fred and Arlene Gawdun on July 30th, 2015 5:47 pm

So sorry to hear about Sarah.
Our deepest sympathy to you, Gordon.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Joe and Kari Vetere on July 30th, 2015 7:38 pm

Thinking of you at this difficult time. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Claire Johnson on July 30th, 2015 7:57 pm

My deepest sympathy to Gordon and family members. I had the privilege to work with Sarah at Westsyde Elementary School. She was a wonderful staff member. I so enjoyed hearing her giggle. Sarah was kind-hearted and caring. She loved working with kids.

Condolence from Joan & Marvin Matt on July 31st, 2015 12:36 pm

Gordon and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Guy and Denice Shapka on August 1st, 2015 11:22 am

Gord and Family,

Sarah was a wonderful person and we will miss her greatly.
Our most heartfelt condolences to you in this time of grief.
Sarah lives on in our memories.

Guy and Denice

Condolence from Petina Musselman on August 3rd, 2015 1:05 am

Ms. Wright was a great teacher who was very energetic, especially when teaching music. She was always kind and full of patience, even when I had little for myself.

She will be sorely missed.

Condolence from Lyn Gardner on August 4th, 2015 8:54 am

So sad to hear about Sarah. Deepest condolences to Gordon and family. I shared many fun times with Sarah when we taught at Dallas Elementary and carpooled from North Kamloops. Sarah was always up for outdoor adventures. I remember us getting her big Ford car stuck in the sand at Adams Lake one summer! Many more happy memories–Sarah will be missed.

Condolence from Shirley & Mike Puhach on August 28th, 2015 11:47 am

Our condolences to Gordon and family.
A neighbour for many years, Sarah always had a ready smile and an up-beat attitude, even to the very end. She was a kind person, wearing her heart on her sleeve, willing to be of help or assistance no matter when or what. Above all, she was fun to be with or, at the end of a day, share a glass of wine. Friends like her are few, and we shall miss her very much.

Condolence from mae niemi on August 30th, 2015 8:10 pm

We were on an extended holiday to Whitehorse when I learned of Sarah’s passing. I have often thought of you both and wondered if you had moved away. I will always remember Sarah’s kindness shown to me when I was her fathers caregiver. Thoughts and prayers to you Gordon. Sincerely, Mae Niemi

Condolence from Karen Cress on November 17th, 2015 5:43 pm

So sorry to hear about Sarah’s passing.

If you ever come out Toronto way would love to see you Gordon

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