Lynnette Percher’s family and friends were shocked and saddened by her sudden death on July 11, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Brandi and her husband Corey of Edmonton, sons Keifer and Josh of Winnipeg, and their father Kelly Percher of Winnipeg, mother Marlis of Revelstoke, sister Phyllis and her husband Ross of Revelstoke and brother Dale of Edmonton as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts & uncles. She is predeceased by her sister Dianne, brother Marlon, and her father Phillip.
Lynnette Irene Mitchell was born on April 7, 1965, to Marlis and Phillip Mitchell. She was the youngest of five children. The family settled in White Rock for most of Lynnette’s younger years where life was carefree in the small beachfront retirement town. In 1979, work opportunities brought the family to Edmonton where Lynnette went to Strathcona high school and graduated in 1982. Lynnette married Kelly Percher in 1986 and they had three children. She worked at the University Hospital in Edmonton for 15 years while raising her family. In the later years Lynnette chose Revelstoke to be her home where she could be closer to her mom and her sister following some turbulent years involving family tragedies.
Lynnette loved Revelstoke and the small town lifestyle it offered. She loved the mountains, the river and especially the people and in turn she was loved by so many. She made a home at Monashee Courts and volunteered at the food bank, a position she took very seriously. She was a hard and dedicated worker and often shared heartfelt stories of how much she enjoyed the families who frequented the food bank, especially the ones with little children.
We remember Lynnette for her genuine smile, her sense of humour, and her blatant honesty. If she felt it, she said it and you never had to wonder what Lynnette was thinking. Lynnette loved music and especially her tambourines. She played the guitar as well as the harmonica. A common bond for Lynnette with her mom and sister was the American Idol show, in fact Lynnette predicted who was going to win two years in a row and this spring had the opportunity to see her favourite idol, Phillip Phillips, live in concert for her birthday. Lynnette will be remembered for her eternal youthful spirit and how she would talk to everyone she met. A trip to Coopers with mom could turn into an all day affair.
The last years of Lynette’s life were enriched by living in Revelstoke among family, friends and her cat Freddy. She attended her daughter’s graduation from nursing school and her wedding last October, spending time with Brandi, Keifer and Josh (or Joshy as Lynette called him). She learned this spring that she would become a first time grandmother… And if prompted, would tell you that 50 is too young to be a grandma!
A service was held for Lynnette on Thursday July 24th at the Baptist Church. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Lynette’s obituary notice at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
In honour of Lynnette, we share this Kundalini farewell blessing,
May the long time sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.