Cleora Jory passed away peacefully and swiftly on Feb. 20, 2003 at the age of 94. She leaves to mourn her sole surviving sibling, Jesie Delaney; two sons, Bill (Midge) and Bob (Diana); six grandchildren, Megan, Janet(Ken), Peter (Kathleen), Richard (Jennifer), Curtis (Sandra) and Christina (Kyle); seven great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends. She was predeceased by Hill Jory, her husband of 51 years, in 1985.
After moving here from northern Alberta in 1947, Cleora and Hill farmed on King Road for 17 years before moving onto Bevan Ave. She attended UBC to earn her B.Ed degree and taught home economics in local schools for 18 years. Before her stroke in 1992 she had been active in the North Poplar UCW, the Retired Teacher’s Assn., the United Church and other groups.
A Memorial Service in celebration of Cleora’s life will be held at Trinity Memorial United Church on Sat. March 22 at 2 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Cleora may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.