Vivian passed away June 20, 2012 at the age of 95. She was born Vivian Valentine Steen on February 14, 1917 at Lignite, North Dakota. She was adopted at the age of 3 by Richard Earl Foster and Lena Mae Foster and raised in Carmangay, Claresholm and Calgary, Alberta. In 1950 Vivian married Ralph Stuart of Calgary where they lived until 1976. After Ralphs’ death in 1977, Vivian lived in Seymour Arm BC moving to Salmon Arm in 1994.
Vivian is survived by her daughter Nancy (Allan), grandchildren Cassie and Derek and her son Earl, and good friend Amy Sauter. She was predeceased by three natural brothers, Don, Allan and Bernard Steen. A graveside service will be held at a later date. If desired donations in remembrance may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.