1941 – 2013
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Dreena Rae Poulsen announces her passing on Friday, February 22, 2013 in Cranbrook, British Columbia at 71 years of age.
Dreena was born on June 29, 1941 in Lethbridge, Alberta. She later moved to Nelson, BC with her husband and children. From there she settled in Cranbrook, BC where she lived until her passing.
Dreena enjoyed her time working at the Bank of Montreal and was actively involved with her church. It was through these times that she developed many close and dear friendships.
Dreena had many musical gifts, enjoyed collecting recipes and baking. She loved the days spent with her family at the July 1st celebration in her hometown, her family reunions and trips to Lazy Lake and the Shuswap during the summer. Her greatest joy in life came from the time she spent with her family, children and grandchildren. Her love and encouragement to them will never be forgotten.
Dreena is survived by her daughters Michelle (Garry) Ricks and Michelle’s children Chris Manjak, Moraya Tompkins (Brennan); Melanee (Greg) Sandberg and their children Taelor, Madysen, Kaleigh and Keion; brother Jerry (Gloria) Dahl; sisters Cheryl (Doug – deceased) Hirsche, Mary-Lynne (Lloyd) Balderson and families. She was predeceased by her father Lloyd Wayne Dahl, her mother Mary Lavonne Tollestrup and her sister Kristine Holdsworth.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Dreena may do so to the: Palliative Care Unit, East Kootenay Regional Hospital, 13 – 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9.
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