May 25, 1930 – May 6, 2012

Laura was born in Aneroid, SK, the seventh of ten children born to Ingvald and Edwina Birkedale. She moved to Vernon in 1946 to be a care-aide at the old Vernon Hospital. She met Robert Reade and they married in 1948. Laura and Robert had six children: Melvin (Irene) of Fruitvale, Donald (Ev), Beverly (Ira) Johnson, Laurene (Kevin) Gartner, Robert (Karen) and Tracey (Eric Olsen) Reade, all of Vernon.

Laura also has sixteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and all her siblings, her husband Robert in 1995, and grandsons, Ryan Reade and Kyle Reade. Laura has requested no public service. A private family inurnment will be held. The family wish to thank the staff at the Gateby (and a big hug!) and Dr. Smith.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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