It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Annel Mildred Matilda Belanger.

Annel was born in Revelstoke, BC. She is predeceased by her parents Helmi and Emil Reinikka and leaves behind her brother Gunnar Reinikka, sisters Mim Innis and Violet Maki.

Annel grew up on a farm in Sicamous and attended school there, graduating in the 50’s. She came to Kamloops in 1961, taking a business book keeping course at St. Ann’s Academy. From there she got a job at Fulton & Co. in the 60’s. She then began living in an apartment with her friends and met her next-door neighbour Patrick Belanger, who became her loving husband of 58 years. As time passed on, they married in 1963 making Kamloops their home where they started their family a couple of years later.

Annel is predeceased by her loving husband Patrick Joseph Belanger. She leaves behind her first daughter Lisa Belanger (Dave Schultz), grown grandchildren Rylan Degenhardt, Marcus and Michelle Degenhardt, great grandchildren Hudson and Henslee, daughter Lori (Jim) Gilliland, boys Lachlan and Logan, daughter Angela (Dick) Biro, grandchildren Lucas and Landon.

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  1. Jeannie Niedersteine
    Posted July 19, 2022 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Annel was a lovely friend and I shall sincerely miss her. I know how precious you, her daughters, were to her and her love for you was only surpassed by her love for Patrick.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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