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July 12, 1948 - June 4, 2024

In loving memory ~

Coleen (nee Sloan) Gay Pelletier passed away with her family surrounding her with love at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital on June 4, 2024, after a long six-month battle with declining health.

Coleen is survived by her husband of 54 years, Marcel, her daughter Yvonne (Wayne) Sevinski, grandchildren Landen and Jocelyn, brother Garth (Jane) Sloan, sister Sheryl (Max) Sloan and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son Andre, sister and brother-in-law Rogena & George Lanctot, and her parents Georgia and Roger Sloan.

Coleen was born July 12, 1948, in Rimbey, AB, a town named after her great-grandfather Benjamin Thomas Rimbey. She went to school in Edmonton where she graduated as an LPN. Coleen moved to Terrace where she met Marcel, and they were married on November 8, 1969. In the Spring of 1971, they moved to Fernie, BC and purchased a home in the Annex where Coleen worked as an LPN at the hospital until both of her children were born.

Coleen enjoyed life; her family always came first. She was a mother to many as she and Marcel became foster parents to a lot of children throughout the years. Coleen loved baking, cooking, canning, gardening, camping, playing bridge and cards, and was extremely passionate about her role in the Fernie Society for Community Living and the Fernie Family Housing Society. Her family and friends will miss her and all the delicious things she made.

Coleen and Marcel had just moved to Cranbrook in the Summer of 2023 to live their senior years with Yvonne and her family.

The Pelletier family would like to thank Dr. Todd Loewen and all the caring staff at East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

There will be a Celebration of Life and luncheon at the Seniors Citizen's Drop-In Centre in Fernie on Monday, June 17th at 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Senior Citizen's Drop-In Centre in Fernie, BC.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

Cherished Memories Funeral Services

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Monday, June 17, 2024
12:00 PM
Seniors Citizen's Drop-In Centre in Fernie