June 27, 2020
Isabelle Amy Ulmer (nee Lavigne) passed away peacefully on Saturday June 27, 2020 at the age of 86.
She is sadly missed by daughter Lana Deruyter (Jim, Brandon, and Emily) and stepsons Chuck Ulmer (Rande, Jesse, Kylie) and Bill Ulmer (Susan) along with siblings Roy, Marianne, and Orville. Predeceased by Husband Bill, Parents Maurice and Grace and sisters Evelyn, Irene, and Frances.
Born in Melita, MB, Mom moved to Nanaimo in her teens. She spent her early adult years throughout BC teaching. After meeting Dad at a bowling banquet, Mom left for Europe. When she returned, they settled in Nanaimo and then Burnaby where Lana was born a few years later. After spending many years travelling to Lana’s home in Chilliwack, they finally retired here in 2010. Dad passed in 2016 but Mom remained in Chilliwack, first in her home, then in the Birchwood and finally after a brief stay at Tabor Home, where she peacefully took her last breath and was free from her dementia.
A Celebration of Life will be held once we can gather in large groups again. A small gathering of family and friends will be held at Vedder View Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at the Birchwood, CGH and Tabor Home.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer Society of BC
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