June 20, 1930 – August 22, 2019
Violet June Jenner (nee Sharein) passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 22, 2019 in Kamloops. She was born June 20, 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up on a farm with a large family of 14 children. She moved to Penticton as a teenager and started work to support the family. She met and married Bill Stewart and had a son, Jim. Later, she married Mel Jenner and moved to Princeton where they had 2 sons Les and Kevin. Vi lived in Princeton for 50 plus years and enjoyed being an active part of the community. She volunteered at school track meets and swim club, kept score at baseball, and worked the hockey concession with Garth. Vi worked at Radio Shack for many years with Lew and Ed. When she retired, she spent time babysitting the grandchildren and time in Princeton with her grandson Nick. At the senior’s center where she was involved with Burl in the singing group, playing pool and working in the kitchen. She also enjoyed her trips with companions Myers, Eric and Mom Jenner. She moved to the Renaissance in Kamloops where she spent her later years near Les. Here she spent a lot of time in the Country Kitchen with the girls and enjoyed the many trips with LInda and the gang. Later Vi moved to Ponderosa in Kamloops where she loved the music therapy and the staff treated her like family.
Vi is survived by her sister, Terry, sons Jim (Dawn), Les (Laura), and Kevin, and grandchildren Shawn (Jennifer), Questor (Sandra), Nick, Noah, Matt “Chewy” and great grandchildren Kira, Teakerne, Teagan, Zane, and Tatum, and extended family Diane, Debbie, and Linda and many nieces and nephews.
A public service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Princeton Senior’s Center located at 162 Angela Ave at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Princeton Senior’s Center Branch 30, Alzheimer’s Society, or the Kidney Foundation. Vi was a kind, loving person always self-sacrificing and offering to help. She will be missed by her many friends in both Princeton and Kamloops. We would like to thank the gang at the Princeton Senior’s Center, Joe Gibson and Diera Maynard, cousin Deb, Linda and the staff at the Renaissance, the staff at the Ponderosa and all the doctors and nurses at the RIH.
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