Plowe, Althea Millicent

PLOWE, ALTHEA WAugust 16, 1919 – October 26, 2014
at the age of 95

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 8th @ 2:00 pm at the St. Andrews United Church in Enderby, BC.

On Sunday, October 26th we said good bye to our beloved Mother, Gramma and Nana – Althea Millicent Plowe. Althea was a wonderful woman, she was kind and giving, she loved to sing and play the piano, and to whistle. Everyone who knew her loved her dearly she truly was a special person.

Predeaced by her parents Harry & Nellie Mufford and her sister Myrtle of Milner, BC. She is survived by her two children, daughter Irene Hart of Vernon, BC (Brian and Ashlynn, Darryl and Christina, Diana, Erin and Cassidy) and son Dal and Alice Plowe of Salmon Arm, BC (Denise and Brian, Angelle, and Nicole along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren). Althea is also, survived by her sisters Stella Long of Victoria, and Freda Lynch of Langley, BC and her special niece Dianne McMorran of Lavington, BC as well as several nieces and nephews.

Althea was born in New Westminster, BC on August 16, 1919 she lived the first 70 years of her life on the family farm in Milner, BC, then spent several years in Langley city after the farm sold she then moved to Grindrod, BC to be closer to her family in 1990. She worked for 20 years at the Langley 5 to a $1.00 store, this is where she learned the art of gift wrapping, she always gave the best wrapped gifts ever. Althea was always an active member in the United Church and was a life time member of the UCW and was an active member of the Native Daughters, Fort Langley Branch. She also played piano/organ for services and many weddings.  

Thank you to the caring staff at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC for caring for her and being so kind to our family.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 8th @ 2:00 pm at the St. Andrews United Church in Enderby, BC. There will also be a Memorial Tea in her honor in the Milner Chapel in the Spring of 2015.


  1. Hello, we have never met, but I had met and enjoyed Althea. I visited with my husband Dave at Bastion and Althea was always there with a smile and at times even a hug. My husband passed in April and I had wondered how Althea was doing, as I wasn’t going there anymore. I was very sorry to hear of her passing and just wanted you to know that I cared.

  2. To the family
    Sorry to have read about the passing of Althea. We remember her as a very caring lady. Our memories are old but those young days in Milner were good.
    Our heartfelt condolences to all.

    Rick and Marlene Jensen

  3. Dal
    Richard and I were sad to hear about the loss of your Mom. Good memories from the past. It was nice that she got to spend the last part of her life being close to you.
    Condolences to the rest of the family

    your old friends Rick and Marlene Jensen

  4. Mom and I were saddened to hear of Althea’s death, she was such a charming lady and it was a pleasure to have known her. Our sympathies to you all.
    Janet and Edna Hindbo

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