Chrunik, Dorothy “Audrey”

July 21, 1937 – September 6, 2020
at the age of 83 years

Due to the exceptional circumstances of this year, there will be a private family celebration in the future.

Dorothy “Audrey” Chrunik, age 83, passed away the same way she lived most of her life, with a smile on her face, on September 6, 2020 in Salmon Arm, B.C.

Audrey is predeceased by her loving husband Dick Chrunik, Bud Mayer, (father of her children), brother Arnold Sherwood, parents Dorothy and Tom Clem and her fur-baby, Samantha the cat.

Audrey will forever be remembered and loved by her daughters; Cindi Sexsmith (Tony) and Shannon Tetz (Duane) grandchildren Peter Winstanley, Krystal Winstanley (Kim), Wade Harestad (Stephanie) and Chellann Harestad, three great grandchildren; Mila, Alexis and Maks Harestad (Wade Harestad), brother Ed Clem (Gabrielle),  many nieces and nephews and her close friend Don Herrmann.  All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Her grandchildren will always remember the fun filled summers spent at Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Genelle.  Swimming, roller-skating in the driveway, trips to their favourite restaurant for spaghetti and meatballs and raiding fruit from the neighbour’s orchard are especially cherished memories.

Audrey was a social butterfly and always enjoyed a good get together with friends and family. She also loved Golfing, tap dancing, Wii bowling, reading a good romance novel and helping with gatherings at the local Senior Community Hall.

The family would like to thank Dr. Beech, the caregivers of Cottage 3 and all the staff of Hillside Village.  A special thank you to Pastor Vikki for being there, holding her hand and bringing the family closer hosting numerous video chats.

The family appreciates the gesture of flowers and requests that in lieu of flowers to us, that you send flowers to someone you love to enjoy and let them know they are loved, or take someone you love out for a banana split (Audrey’s favorite!).

Due to the exceptional circumstances of this year, there will be a private family celebration in the future.



  1. Audrey is one of those people you meet and wish you had met earlier.
    I met Audrey when my mom Annie moved to the hillside in April 2018. My mom really liked her and she liked my mom.
    They were dining partners, sitting together at the same table beside each other. Up until covid, I spent many visits at the table during dinner time. Audrey was always happy to see me and I her, she was a sweet lady. She really enjoyed when I brought my little dog in, and she loved it when my kids came with their babies.
    My deepest condolences to her family❤️

  2. I met Audrey at hillside. What a wonderful lady. She always had her book in her hands escaping into a wonderful romance novel. She enjoyed the music so much I figured she was a dancer. So sad to know she’s gone. Rest In Peace Audrey❤️

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We had so many good times, and some wonderful memories.

  4. Hello Cindy and Shannon. My deepest condolences from myself and my daughters; Alyssa and Kristin. Alyssa’s middle name is Audrey after your mom! Dick and your mom were so good to me and my young family and we cherished our time with them! I am so sorry that we found out late of her passing!

  5. Dear Cindi, Shannon and family. Your Mom was such a great lady. I’ve thought of her often over the years. Please accept my deepest condolences. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and beautiful memories.
    Auntie Sherry

  6. Cindi and Shannon, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I always remember her beauty and cheerful disposition. Virtual hugs to you both.

  7. Rest gently in god’s loving arms Audrey, You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all.

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