FOLLWEITER, Emily Marion – Kelowna Obituaries

FOLLWEITER, Emily Marion – Kelowna Obituaries

FOLLWEITER, Emily Marion – Kelowna Obituaries

December 22, 1937 – May 27, 2024

It is with great love and deep sadness that we announce the loss of Emily Marion Follweiter, who passed away on May 27, 2024, at the age of 86.

Born to Henry and Natalie Lange in Beausejour, Manitoba, mother was the oldest of six children; including Carol, Hank, Marjorie (Ron), David (Marlene) and Joyce (Harry). In her early years, the family moved quite often, but eventually made their permanent home in Kamloops, British Columbia, when Mom was a young teenager. A few years later, Mom was introduced to John Follweiter and they were married on June 4, 1955.

Mum and Dad built their own house in Brocklehurst, living in this residence for over 50 years. There, they raised four children; namely Darlene, Wendy, Warren (Kathy) and Glen (Marni).

Mom was an incredible cook and baker. Many family dinners were enjoyed by all at Mom and Dad’s. She was also an avid gardener. If she wasn’t in the kitchen, you’d find her outside tending to her beautiful flower beds or her huge vegetable garden. He had the most beautiful rock in his front yard. Every year many people passing by would stop to admire mother’s heavenly creation and she would be so proud.

Mom was very involved in the Lutheran Church, attending church service regularly and helping out wherever she was needed. He had a strong faith and it showed in the way he treated people. She was the first to greet people wherever she went and she didn’t have to know you very well to greet you with a huge hug. They always said, “your mom gives the best hugs.”

She loved her family and whenever anyone needed help, she was the first one there. We could always depend on mom no matter what. Mom especially loved her nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He never missed a birthday and sent everyone Christmas presents.

After the father’s death in 2017, the mother moved to West Kelowna to be close to her daughter, Darlene. She lived at Westwood Retirement Resort for seven years. Mom loved living there, making many friends and enjoying the many services Westwood had to offer.

She was predeceased by daughter Maureen; husband John; daughter Wendy; and brother Hank.

Mom was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed and forever in our hearts!

A Celebration of Life for Emily will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, July 20, 2024 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2481 Sunset Drive, Kamloops, BC

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Peter Warren and the nursing staff at Brookhaven Care Center (Spartan Unit) for caring for Mom during her last months of life. She was in so much pain near the end and they did everything they could to keep her as comfortable as possible during this time.

Rest in peace mom!

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