Mernett, Esther Anne

June 28, 1923 – March 16, 2022
at the age of 98 years

     Esther passed away early morning March 16, 2022, short of her 99th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband Edward, infant daughter Beatrice, son Arthur (Maisie), sisters Edith (Eeli) Simonson, Marjorie (Bill) Murray, Kay (Bill) Laird, brothers Alan Teece, Philip Teece and Jack (Lauretta) Teece.

She is greatly missed by her large immediate family including spouses: Alan (Karen), Andy (Diana) (d), Esther (Keith) Monroe, Gloria (Dan) (d) Greene, Chuck (Kim), Dale (Amy Pon), Edna (Al) Vinet, Gus (Joy) (d), and Tess (Joseph Boothman). She will also be missed by her sisters Sarah (Jack) (d) Marsh and Margaret (Jack) (d) Amies and her numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Mum was born in Chilliwack and grew up in North Vancouver and Pender Island. After marriage she lived for over 70 years in Coquitlam spending many of them on a small farm where she had cows and chickens. Mum enjoyed bowling for several years in Port Coquitlam. In 2016 she moved to Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm where she made many friends. Included in her list of skills were shuffleboard, bingo and scrabble and she didn’t like to lose. As she neared the end of her life, she was lovingly cared for by her daughter Edna Vinet and niece Eila Power. Family was Mum’s greatest asset.

A family get together in remembrance of Mum will be held in June in Armstrong. 


  1. Sending my condolences to Esther ‘ s family , especially Edna.
    It was a pleasure and an honour to have met your mother . She was very gracious and always had a keen sense of humour , we shared some laughs.
    She lives on in all of you , what a legacy to carry forward. Wishing you strength , now and in the future .

  2. Fond memories of “Mom” She was so kind, caring and sweet. Took care of us kids like we were her own. ❤️
    Much love and hugs to you all

  3. Oh how my heart hurts hearing of Esther’s passing. I worked at Lakeside Manor and she was one of my favorites!!! She was a sweetheart! And always kind to me. I’ve thought of her often after leaving the Manor. She was very special to me and serving her in the dining room was an honor.
    My deepest condolences to her family.

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