Petkau, Wendy Lynn

February 25, 1967 – September 4, 2012
at the age of 45 years

Celebration of life:  Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, 1:30 p.m., Family Home

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Wendy Petkau. Wendy fought a
hard battle with cancer but passed away quietly September 4, 2012.
Wendy is survived by her husband Mike, her children Matt (Ashley), Marcus (Kyla)
and Melanie, her granddaughters Jayda and Alexis, her father Ernie Widell, her sisters
Tony, Suzan (Karl) and Carla (Harry), her father and mother in law Jim and Elaine Johnson as well as many aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her mother Carrol.
Wendy was born in Jasper, Alberta and was the youngest of four girls. She moved to Salmon Arm in 1976 with her family and lived here the rest of her life. She was married with love to Mike Petkau on August 12, 1989 and they made their home in Silver Creek. Wendy enjoyed taking pictures, quadding and woodwork. Her scrollwork art was beautiful. Her love for outdoors led her to start a landscaping company which she missed greatly after being diagnosed with cancer.
We welcome family and friends to her home to celebrate Wendy’s life at 1:30 on Saturday, September 15 at 2390 Salmon River Road. The family greatly appreciates the care provided by the Vernon and Kelowna Cancer Clinics.
The sisters would like to express their deepest gratitude to Elaine, Deb and friends for all the love, care and assistance they gave Wendy over the last 10 months. We would also like to thank the home care givers, especially Sue, for the time they spent with Wendy.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the McMurtry Baerg Cancer Centre of Vernon.


  1. Our sincere sympathies to you and your family.
    Wendy was a very warm chatty person, had lots of hours talking in to the wee hours,will miss the late visits.
    Our thoughts are with you at this time of Sorrow
    Fay and Mel Cooper

  2. I haven’t seen Aunt Wendy for many years now. My last memory of her is my favorite.

    I fondly remember when all of us cousins went tubing down the river with Aunt Wendy (on the Penticton River channel I believe). Floating down river, chatting, having fun. Having so much fun that by the time we were able to get out of the river an hour and a half or two hours later, we all turned right back around and did it for another two hours.

    I know it doesn’t sound so exciting, but I think of it often, and it makes me smile. It was the best time I ever had with Aunt Wendy and I’ll never forget it – or her.

    I love you Aunt Wendy.

    I love you Uncle Mike, Melanie, Marcus and Matthew.

    Love Carrol

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