TURNER, Clara (February 15, 1925 – January 3, 2013)
Clara "Clarrie" Turner passed away peacefully in the early hours of January 3, 2013 at the Campbell River Hospital, surrounded by her cousins, after a long illness.
Clara was born on February 15, 1925 in Nanaimo, BC to William and Margaret "Maggie" Kenmare. She had an older brother, Harry.
Clara moved with her family to Cumberland, BC when she was very young. She grew up in Cumberland and attended the local schools. When her family moved to North Vancouver in her late teens, Clara acquired a bookkeeping job with the Burrard Shipyards. She worked for the Burrard Shipyards for 46 years.
Clara married Lloyd Turner in the Spring of 1947. Clara and Lloyd lived in North Vancouver for many years. Clara and Lloyd loved to entertain and travel. After retiring from the Burrard Shipyards, Clara and Lloyd moved "home" to Cumberland, BC. Clara and Lloyd enjoyed many family gatherings at their home as well as continuing to maintain their friendships in the Vancouver area and around the province. Clara and Lloyd maintained a summer residence in Williams Lake and eventually the two became "snowbirds" and travelled regularly to Yuma, AZ for several months during the winter.
Clara is predeceased by her husband Lloyd Turner, her parents William and Margaret "Maggie" Kenmare and her brother Harry Kenmare as well as other dear extended family. She is survived and will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and close friends.
At Clara's request, there will be no services held.