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Ottenbreit, C. Joan (nee Remphrey)

Mom passed away peacefully July 13, 2015 with Sharon, Becky and Amanda by her side. She has claimed the cloud that Dad has been holding for her! Together again. Mom was born May 25, 1934 in Regina, Saskatchewan. In 1946 the family traveled to Vancouver where they resided for a year followed by a move to Victoria. In 1950, Mom met a good looking sailor boy who was to become her husband on September 5, 1953. The family moved to Aldergrove in 1966 and then to Abbotsford where they remained. Dad passed away in 2004 and Mom has missed him very much. In 1985, Mom and Dad decided to become snowbirds and headed out to find their winter home. They settled on Riverside Adventure Trails in Fort Mohave, Arizona. This was to be their second home for about 17 years. Much to Mom’s delight Sharon and Bob have followed in their footsteps and have found their winter home in the same RV park! Mom was predeceased by her parents Al and Muriel Remphrey. She was much loved and her smile will be missed by her children, Sharon (Bob) and their daughter, Becky (Darrell), and their children Austyn and Logan, her son Ron (Teresa) and their children Jason, Derrick (Megan) and their children Karter and Cooper, and Ryan. Also survived by her brother, Al Remphrey of Dallas, Texas and his family, Scott (Laurin) and their children Brian and Tara, Gerry (Kim) and their children, Kendall, Brock, Matt and Ryan, all of Texas. Also missing her will be her “other granddaughter” Amanda and her daughter Bella and special family friend, Ken Bradley. Mom was lucky to have many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family that all loved and respected her. Mom spent the last months living with Sharon and Bob in their home. She loved her visits with her great-grandson Logan – “her little guy”, as she called him. He will miss his Nana and her slippers. The family wishes to thank all those that supported them through these difficult times. You know who you are. We love you all.Thank you to the wonderful staff at the Mission Hospital – you are all angels. A private graveside service was held as her ashes were placed beside Dad.

Love you now and forever


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