Mable McAuliffe, a self-described restless, gypsy spirit, was always on the look-out for a new home and a new adventure. Mable died in Royal Inland Hospital on July 28, 2019, finally at peace and ready to begin her new journey.
Mable was born in Kamloops on October 29, 1921, the fifth child in a family of 11 children. In 1930, the Hendersons moved from Pleasant Street to a farm at upper Louis Creek, where Whitecroft Village now stands. Mable recounted many years of school shenanigans, fun, and laughter with families and friends from nearby farms. She also recalled the hardships and the backbreaking work of farming in the thirties. Mable was an avid target shooter in her younger years. She loved to dance, sing, travel, and go on camping trips and picnics. Mable was a true-blue, honest, and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved family above all else. Mable was known for her sense of humour, her fierce independence, and her dogged determination. She often wore a sly grin as though she knew something that no-one else knew.
Mable was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, George, her grandson, Garth, and her great-grandson, Tyler.
Mable is survived by her son, Glenn McAuliffe (Vi), and two daughters, Sharon Bergstrand (Eric) and Georgina Flower, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family extends its deep gratitude to Dr. Kanwal Brar for his extraordinary compassion, care, and understanding during Mable’s last stay at RIH. Moreover, we thank the caring nurses on Five North who offered Mable warmth and comfort during her transition.
Family and friends will gather at the Heffley Creek Hall, 6995 Old Highway 5, Kamloops, on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m., to celebrate Mable’s long life and her indomitable spirit.
We love you granny pants…fly high and we will see you on the other side!