September 13, 1938 – June 22, 2022
at the age of 83 years:
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022, 1:00 pm at the 5th Avenue Senior’s Centre, 170 5 Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, BC
It is with sadden hearts that Salmon Arm has lost another Gem of the Shuswap, Lavalle Rose Vanderhoek born in Vernon, BC on September 13, 1938 she passed on June 22, 2022. Lavalle enjoyed her early childhood in Vernon and Osoyoos, but most of her life was in Salmon Arm.
Predeceased by both her parents, mom Freda and dad Jack, her younger sister Virginia, her husband Howard, and her youngest daughter Sherrie in 2020.
Lavalle is survived by her oldest daughter Penny Favell, her son Tom(Cindy) Favell, grandchildren Cayla, Dennis, Stephanie, Jennifer, Chelsea, great grandchildren Jocelyn, Taylen, Abby, Harper, Frederick, Olivia, plus, sister-in-law’s and brother-in-law’s from both families, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Lavalle had many friends throughout her life.
Lavalle’s passion was hairdressing for many years, but due to health had to change so her next passion was caring for the elderly, which she started in 1991 at Bastion Place Care Facility when it opened and retired as a care-aid from there in 2003.
Lavalle loved music, and dancing, old country music classics, Engelbert Humperdinck, Kenny Rogers, Jim Reeves, and Abba. She enjoyed her TV game shows such as The Price Is Right, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune. Lavalle was active in bowling and lawn bowling, loved cards, Rumoli, Crib, Greek Crib, and learning Bridge.
One of Lavalle’s favourite past-times was reading books and magazines, checking out recipes. She loved to cook and bake, enough to feed an army!! She loved shopping also, very classy lady!! She helped out in many fundraisers, including Sherrie’s!!! Always trying to give a loving hand. Lavalle was involved with the Legion’s Auxiliary for many years also.
She was so loving, cheerful and caring; an awesome loving soul; a great mom!!
The family of the late Lavalle R. Vanderhoek would like to thank Bastion Medical Clinic, and Bastion Care Facility for all they did for mom until she passed. Plus, the many family and friends for their loving support.