Vanderhoek, Lavalle Rose

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.


  1. My deepest sympathy to Penny, Tom, Cindy, and grandchildren for your loss of a wonderful mother and grandmother Lavalle. I met Lavalle in 1999 when my husband was in Bastion, she was such a caring aid and was so well-liked. My fondest memory was when the administration thought we were using too much bread for the residents at their 7 pm snack break, so they sent from the kitchen cookies that were as hard as pucks, and Lavalle and I decided that enough was enough so to start with they only had a 2 slice toaster for 28 residents, so I went and bought a 4 slice toaster and so that now we could do 6 slices at a time, Lavalle and I bought cinnamon bread from the Wholesale Club and gave that to the residents, they were in seventh heaven. They were all smiles and so happy. This is my greatest memory of Lavelle, she wanted as I to please the residents. I was not a Careaid but was there every day for 6 years you see what goes on. God Bless you, Lavelle, you rest in peace, you did make a difference in their lives, and I will never forget you.
    Your Friend
    Pam Tate

  2. We’ve been away and only just learned of your Mom’s passing and want to extend our sincere condolences. She was a lovely lady and we have many fond memories.
    Harriet and James

  3. My sincere sympathy goes out to all the family. She was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile who always had time to stop and chat.

  4. Art and Audrey, so sorry for your loss.

  5. Sincere sympathy to Penny, Tom and Cindy. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We have fond memories of visiting and also enjoying her wonderful meals. Take care of yourselves and remember all the happy times.

  6. Condolences Penny, Tom and family, may your beloved mom rest in peace and shine down on you from the heaven above

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