Dearly loved and forever missed.
Vilma Frieda Nahirney (Engel)
May 5, 1927 – June 25, 2017
Vilma left us peacefully on June 25, 2017. Vilma was born in Rhein, Saskatchewan. She was the eighth of nine children in an agricultural family. Her young life was full of music and singing with her family in the evenings. Vilma accompanied her siblings playing the guitar. In 1952, Vilma and Wally were married in Rhein. They worked the Nahirney family farm until they moved to Chilliwack in 1957 to nd work after a devastating tornado wiped out all the crops. With farming in their blood they continued to have large gardens while they raised their two children, Candice (Rick) Parker of Kamloops and Arlene (Trevor) Adams of Spruce Grove, AB. Vilma and Wally designed and built their own home in Chilliwack. Quite the pair of carpenters. They traveled and explored a lot of western Canada in BC and with trips back to the prairies. Many road trips were taken to visit family or fishing with some ventures to Las Vegas and Reno for the excitement of the shows, bingo and slot machines. They also bowled, went square dancing and played cards with many friends. Vilma moved to Kamloops after Wally passed to be closer to some of her family. Vilma loved her books! She had read her way through several libraries’ worth of volumes. Her favourite past-time was going to her regular bingo on Tuesday afternoons. Vilma was an armchair athlete who delighted in watching sporting events of all sorts. Olympic years were highlights for her. Vilma was a very proud grandmother to Barry (Mingqi) Parker and Brenda Parker. Always cheering on their many accomplishments and adventures. In recent years Vilma volunteered at the North Shore Community Centre in Kamloops where she enjoyed visiting with her friends over coffee. Vilma also had fun visiting her ‘Mall’ friends at North Hills in Kamloops. Many thanks to Janice Achilles for all her friendship, care and support for Vilma. Vilma was a very cheerful and friendly person. Her unconditional accepting nature made her approachable by anyone Vilma’s greatest joy was her family. Besides her children and grandchildren, Vilma leaves behind her sisters-in-law Vi Engel (Kelowna), Winnie Baczynski (Chilliwack) and Elsie Naherney (Saskatoon), as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration for Vilma will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the Schoening Chapel Tea Room, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC. Flowers are gratefully declined, instead, should friends desire, please make donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be expressed at: www.schoeningfuneralservice.com