Tolley, Coralie Blanche

August 8, 1957 – September 29, 2017
at the age of 60 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:30 p.m., Predator Ridge Golf Course, Vernon, BC
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It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing in Salmon Arm Hospital, of Coralie Tolley, who was taken from us far too soon at the age of 60, after a courageous battle against cancer. Coralie was pre-deceased in 2011 by her mother, Beatrice Cameron, in 2003 by her brother Byam Jr.(Margaret) and in 1996 by her father Byam Cameron Sr. She has left behind her son Matt Tolley, his wife Kirsten and their son Cameron of Penticton, and her daughter Jenna Roberts, also of Penticton, as well as her partner, Larry Fitzpatrick of Salmon Arm who steadfastly led the bedside vigil during her last weeks and was a source of great comfort. She is also survived by her sister Bonnie (Paul) from Gibsons and her brother Alan (Melissa) from Abbotsford. Other family members who mourn her include: nieces Leigh-Anne Cameron (Rigo) of Ladner, Alison Primerano (Mike) of Vancouver, Crystal Cameron of Vancouver as well as Bella and Sasha Cameron of Abbotsford; nephews Victor Cameron (Heather) from Vancouver and Mackenzie Cameron of Abbotsford, and grand-niece Emily Primerano and grand-nephew Vin Primerano of Vancouver; as well as her loving cousins. Born and raised in Calgary, Coralie spent her adolescence in Port Coquitlam. Coralie began a career in banking in Vancouver before embarking on her Salmon Arm adventure where she thrived as a financial consultant with Edward Jones. Coralie became a noted and well-respected businesswoman in Salmon Arm and organized many charitable events in her community. Coralie loved to travel, and over the last few years she visited several exotic places. Coralie was kind, generous, passionate and loving. She adored her family, her friends, her many cats and the music of U2. Coralie’s special bond with her cats was demonstrated when her cat fizzy came to be with her in the hospital, and stayed with her until the end. In lieu of flowers, we would encourage those wishing to make a contribution, to contribute to the Salmon Arm SPCA, 5850 Auto Road SE
Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2X2,  in honour of the special bond that Coralie had with her animals and community. A celebration of her life will take place at 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 14 at Predator Ridge, and all her knew her are welcome.





  1. I was stunned to hear of Coralie’s passing. Her and I were best friends in Calgary where she lived up the street from me before she moved away in Grade 2. I still remember visiting her as a teenager when she lived in Coquitlam and sitting on the back of Bonnie’s convertible as Bonnie took us out for a fun ride. Then staying with her when I was visiting with my brother and sister in law in Maple Ridge and she had her apartment in Coquitlam. We saw each other intermittently through the years, but the last time I saw her was at her wedding before her son Matt was born. The last time I spoke with her she was living in East Vancouver. She was always so full of life. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

  2. Still stunned to read this,heartfelt wishes to Matt and family and Jenna.A very wonderful lady,
    so terribly sorry for your loss.I will miss her,so happy she had Larry and Fizzy with her.

  3. I cannot imagine the world without you Coralie. You were an inspiration to many and will be sorely missed. I am glad I got to know you.My life is richer for having known you.

  4. Hugs for Son and Daughter and families…we really appreciated all your Mom’s hard work over the years at her job, Ed Jones. Please accept our hugs, Regards, Cindy and Gordon Gingell

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of Coralie’s passing. I only met her a few times but she was an absolute lovely, generous, caring person. She will be missed by many. Huge hugs to her kids.

  6. Matt so sorry to hear aboit your Moms passing. My thoughys are with you at this time.
    Wayne MCGill

  7. I was in shock reading the news. Tho we had drifted apart, you were always a part of very fond memories. You were such a good friend, when I needed one. I hope you and Bea have found each other. Rest in Peace you fought a good flight.

  8. She was a beautiful soul. We will miss your bright light and kind intentions.

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