Mary Geraldine Jarvis passed away peacefully at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 at the age of 59 years. A Funeral Service was held from the Fellowship Baptist Church, Revelstoke on Tuesday afternoon, February 12th with Pastor Rick Eby officiating. Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Pallbearers were: James Sneddon, Ian Nobbs, Rueben Bergen, Clarence Hafftor, Buddy McKenzie, Jack Bracken, Fred Jarvis, Alan Jarvis and Wayne Heinrichs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Revelstoke Awareness and Outreach Programs (R.A.O.P), P.O. Box 274, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Geraldine.
Geraldine was born in Charlotttetown, P.E.I. on April 14, 1948 and was adopted by her parents James Jay and Verna Marion Longphee. Gerry grew up in Souris, P.E.I., where she met and married Sonny in 1966 and they moved west and settled in Revelstoke in 1973. She was an active member of R.A.O.P. and worked tirelessly for their development. Gerry will be remembered by all for her willingness to listen and help and for her wonderful sense of humour. She loved to play cards and crib was her preferred game. She enjoyed playing cards with her many friends at the old King Eddy Hotel. Gerry’s laughter will be remembered by all.
Gerry was predeceased by her parents, J.J. and Verna Longphee. She is survived by her loving husband Weldon Earle (Sonny); three children: James, Wanda and Janice; grandchildren: Melina Jarvis and Dakota Duncan; brother Joe (Mary) McKenna of Charlottetown, P.E.I.; in-laws: Fred (Bonnie) Jarvis of Kelowna, Joyce (Huck) MacGee of London, Ontario, Betty (Wes) Baldwin of Cardinal, Ontario and Alan Jarvis of Cranbrook, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.