Wednesday, December 8, 2004, Shayana Watkinssen (formerly Sharon Klenk), passed away peacefully at the age of 48. Shayana’s last month was spent between the Vernon hospital and her home in Cherryville, where she struggled with a congestive heart condition.
Having lived in many different locations throughout BC, it was Cherryville that she considered home. Shayana found peace and contentment living her dream on her hobby farm with her family and many animals.
Shayana is survived by her caring and loving husband Tom, daughter Rio, son Colin, grandson Ezekkiell, parents Carl and Iris Klenk, siblings Carla (Dana McKamey), Wendy (Pat McCormick), Brian Klenk (Karen), Denise Klenk, Lori (Ron Veres), her niece and many nephews.
A Celebration of Shayana’s life was held on December 11th, 2004 in Cherryville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ICU/Cardiac Care Unit, c/o Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101 — 32 St., Vernon, BC, V1T 5L2, to honour Shayana’s memory, would be gratefully accepted.
Arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home