lene Joyce Frankland
January 31, 1932-April 24, 2011
The world lost a gentle soul on Easter Sunday. Ilene passed away peacefully embraced by the love of her family. She is survived by her son Mark (Gayle), daughter D’Arcy (Gary) and three grandchildren, Brett, Jason and Breanne. Ilene was predeceased by her husband, Lenard.
Ilene was raised in Penticton and attended business college in Vancouver. She was a former beauty queen and brilliant scholar. During her career, Ilene worked for the School Board and eventually took the reins as the accountant for her family businesses, later offering careful guidance to her children as they embarked on their own endeavours.
For many years, Ilene was an active member on the board of directors for Yucalta Lodge. She also enjoyed her participation in Discovery Dieters, a social group with many special friends. With Len by her side, Ilene was involved in several associations including the Shriners and Lions Club.
During her retirement, Ilene traveled throughout the world exploring almost every continent until ill health forced her homeward.
We are absolutely blessed to have her as our mother and will be forever amazed by her kindness, courage and wisdom.
“The Wind Beneath Our Wings”
A gathering of remembrance will be held at Sequoia Springs Golf Course, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.