Vahdah Kathryn DePLONTY
Vahdah Kathryn DePlonty went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2017 at the age of 91. She is survived by her loving family: daughters: Colleen J Dyson (Barry Clark) of Kelowna, BC, Shirley DePlonty of Vernon, BC, Genevieve of Kelowna, BC; sons: Gordon (Theresa) of Chilliwack, BC, D’Arcy (Sandy) of Vernon, BC, Tim (Genie) of Lake Country, BC; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother Gary Stump of Keremeos, BC; many nieces, nephews and huge extended family including special sister-in-law Doreen Stump of Oliver, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Bill DePlonty in 1979 and son Stanley in 1990.
Born August 25, 1926 at Craik, SK, the second youngest child born to Jesse Stump and Myrtle Tighe. As a small child, the family moved to Turtle Lake, then on to Peachland, BC when she was nine. She attended the Peachland School, walking 7 miles to and from each day. She had many stories about the resident bear in the orchard and the cougar hiding near the wood pile as she passed by. She finished school as the war was ending and managed to stay in touch with many of her school friends through life. After working at the cannery in Kelowna, she met and married Bill DePlonty and raised seven children. Her new life started in 1980 after losing Bill in 1979. She discovered pattern dancing with her new friends at the Senior Centre, attending many events with them over the years. She will be missed by family, friend David, special friend Ramona and staff at Sun Pointe.
A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital, www.bcchf.ca/donate-now
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.