Pearl Turner (nee Inkster), precious and beloved wife of Bruce, passed away on Tuesday, November 11th, 2003 in Chilliwack B.C. at the age of 75 years.
Pearl, who is of the Crow Clan and a member of the Tahltan nation, was born in Dease Lake, BC on February 24th 1928, and was one of fourteen children born to Richard and Elsie Inkster. Pearl’s childhood was spent in Northwestern BC living at Telegraph Creek BC, so that she could enjoy growing up surrounded by her immediate family, her grandparents and the rest of her relatives.
Pearl met the love of her life, Bruce Turner who was working along the Alcan Highway. Pearl and Bruce were stationed at CFB Whitehorse and then later transferred to CFB Chilliwack. Pearl raised her young family which had grown to five children as well as working as a civilian employee of the Canadian Forces. Pearl was employed as a tailoress on the base which resulted in 22 years of loyal public service.
Pearl was predeceased by her parents Richard and Elsie, Brother Andrew, Sister Trudy and her eldest daughter Beverley. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years Bruce, her daughter Faye (Wayne) Busilla, son Rick (Yvonne) Turner, daughters Val (Jorn) Soegard, and Maureen (Lyle) Wiebe, as well as twelve loving grandchildren who were her pride and joy.
She will be remembered for her kind heart, her graciousness, her endless love and devotion to her family and friends. Pearl leaves a legacy of love.
A celebration of Pearl’s life will be held at the Rhombus Hotel, 45920 1st Ave, Chilliwack BC, on Sunday, November 16th 2003 at 2:00 pm.
If family and friends so desire, donations can be made to the Cdn. Diabetes Society in her memory.