It is with great sorrow that the family of Vivian Hansberry, of Kamloops, announces her passing on November 28, 2020 at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 88.
She is survived by her companion John, nephew Steve (Roccio), Richard (Trudi), David, Donald and a number of great nieces, nephews and many cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Matthew and Marie Anna Swanston, brother Donald and sister Roberta. Those who knew Vivian knew her to be independent, determined and full of life. She was born in Alberta in 1931 and the family moved to Vancouver BC when she was 10. At age 26, she made her way to Australia where she lived until moving back to Canada in 2009.
Vivian loved to travel and her job as a flight hostess with Qanta’s Airways from 1958 to
1978, certainly gave her many opportunities to see the world and meet many interesting people.
She also loved sports, both as a spectator and a participant. She was an avid skier (she skied downhill at Sun Peaks on her 80th birthday) and enjoyed golf. Her love of sports was combined with her love of travel when, on a number of occasions, she volunteered for PGA tournaments and Olympic Games.
Vivian was fond of her “happy snaps” and has albums full of memories.
Due to current Covid restrictions, no funeral will be held.
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