May 28, 1921-December 14, 2022
Audrey J Wright grew up in Summerland, BC. She had fond memories of tobogganing down the mountains with friends and siblings, and of the blossoming fruit trees in spring.
Audrey joined the Canadian Women’s Armed Corps during WWII and was stationed near Halifax. She loved to tell stories of her time tracking air and ship movements and working as an occupational therapy assistant. She would also share memories of blueberry picking in the area around Halifax.
After the war, Audrey began the trip back home to BC. Working, earning money, she was gradually making her way across the country. Living at the YWCA in Winnipeg, and working at Woodward’s, she met a young dairy farmer, Hugh Turbett. This ended her desire to return to BC. Audrey and Hugh were married for 60 years, until his passing.
Over the years, Audrey took a strong interest in building a quality dairy herd. She was very involved with the Manitoba Women’s Institute, locally with the Mt. Lildon branch, and she served as MWI provincial president. Audrey loved the arts, classical music, drama and painting. Due to declining health and dementia, Audrey moved to Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall, where she remained until her passing.
She is survived by her son Ken (Brenda), grandsons Graham (Samantha) and Garett (Madeleine), and great grandson Owen.
There will be a private family service and internment.