Thelma Mae drinkwater

Thelma Mae Drinkwater (Collins) born March 19,1922 in Chilliwack passed away August 7,2007 at Bradley Centre in Chilliwack.  She was the fourth of eight children born to George and Martha Collins. She is predeceased by her husband Arnold Drinkwater (1989) sisters Dorthy McLeod (1975) Winona O’Byrne (1985) Jean Pringle (1980) and Georgina. Two brothers Gordon (Ruth) 1977 and Don (Elenore) 1980. Two daughters, Dianna Lynn Drinkwater (2004) and Penny Peters (2006). Two granddaughters Dee Anne Drinkwater (1973) and Anita Anderson (2006). She is survived by one sister June (Wes) Norrish, daughter Arlene (Don) Osborne and one son Glen (Polly) Drinkwater, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Mom was the strong link that held our family together She will missed by all who knew you. Soon after dad passed away  mom wrote several poems about missing dad and some day being together again. She liked this one the best.

“The Puppeteer”

    I saw you first across the room, and I must know your name.

    For I had searched for many years ere to this stage I came.

    Did you know that destiny– had this meeting planned?

    The puppeteer had pulled the strings, you came and took my hand.

    The stage is set, the theatre fills, the shows about to start.

    And like the puppets on the string we each must play our part.

    I wonder if that guiding hand does know what joy it brings?

    When with great dexterity, it, manipulates the strings.

    So when this life is over, and we have had our day.

    The puppeteer with gentle hand, puts us each away.

    Oh treat us gently puppeteer and dress in garment new–

    So when God writes another show, I may star with you.

In lieu of flowers or donations. Please phone an old friend, visit some one you have not seen in awhile or give out an extra hug. There is no service. Family will get together in Greenwood where mom will rest in peace by dad.

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