1931 – 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Winnifred “Gwen” Major on November 20th, 2011 surrounded by her loving family and close friends.

Gwen is survived by her beloved family: daughter, Alana (Randy); son, Todd (Cindy); grandchildren: Tamra, Nicole, Jason, Chelsie, Kristin, Brynn; great grandchildren: Jacob, Julieanna, and Marissa; and by her sister, Bronwen (Hugh). She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin.

She was a Pythian Sisters life time member, achieving the highest honour of Grand Chief. Her family will always remember her with love and as being a very giving lady but also one who could be stubborn – feisty to the end! She lived life to the fullest and on her own terms. Recently Gwen and her dear friend, Vivian, took a trip overseas. This was one of the happiest times of her life.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Gwen may do so to the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association, Box 328, Vernon, BC V1T 6M3.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the O.A.P. Hall in Lumby with Rev. Russ Ferrie officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:


(250) 542-4333

Condolences may be offered at

Vernon Morning Star

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.