Gwyneth Margaret Lamperson
25 November, 1936 – 29 April, 2021
Gwyneth passed away on April 29, 2021 after a short illness. She was an extraordinary woman and we celebrate the remarkable and full life that she led.
Gwyneth was predeceased in 2009 by George, her devoted husband of 48 years. She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Ron (Rebecca) Lamperson, Joanne (James) Spooner, grandchildren Emma, Graeme, Christopher, Daniel, sister Joanne (Bill) Chennells, and her close friend and companion in later life, John Corbishley.
Gwyneth was born in Cranbrook B.C. and raised in Trail. She graduated from JL Crowe High School in 1954 and completed her nursing training at VGH in 1958. After they were married, she and George moved to Kamloops in 1961 where he established his legal career. After having children, Gwyneth continued to work on a casual basis as a RN at Royal Inland Hospital for many years. Mom was the pillar in our family and supported us in all of our endeavours.
Mom had an adventurous spirit. Family trips were always active. Winter weekends were spent skiing at Tod Mountain and vacations often involved camping and hiking in the Rockies. She and Dad took up bike riding and had many memorable cycling trips in B.C., Alberta, California and Europe with close friends. She enjoyed her weekly outings with her hiking group over the last several years.
Her love of travel started at an early age when, as a new nurse, she embarked on a six month trip to Europe. Over her lifetime she has returned there and travelled to many other parts of the world such as South America, Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, China, Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, Russia, New Zealand and Australia.
Mom was kind, caring, gracious and generous. This is evidenced by the many close friendships she made and kept over the years. Mom loved to entertain friends in her home, she was active in St. Paul’s Cathedral, and greatly enjoyed attending the symphony, theatre and film festivals.
Mom strongly believed in the importance of education, and created the George Lamperson Memorial Law Bursary and the George and Gwyneth Lamperson Law Scholarship at Thompson River University to honour our Dad and provide opportunities for students to learn in their chosen field of law.
Most of all she loved her family and showed us by example the values of kindness, ongoing learning, travel and adventure. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
The family extends grateful thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowdon Hospice for the compassionate care provided to mom.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the hospice or a charity of your choice, in Gywneth’s memory would be appreciated.
At Gwyneth’s request, a private family outdoor service will be held.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Gwyneth Margaret Lamperson
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9 May 2021
Dear Lamperson family,
I was very sad to hear of Gwen's passing. She and George were good friends of my mom and dad, Shirley and Bob Gray. I had several opportunities to be with your mom and dad at social gatherings. Your mom was especially kind. I really enjoyed her company. My sincerest condolences.
Sandy Devick (nee Gray)
Don and Alice Demore
7 May 2021
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. From friendships that began in high school, Gwyneth will be deeply missed! We very much treasure the memories and adventurous travel we had with Gwyneth and George.
Warmest regards and sincere sympathy,
Don and Alice
6 May 2021
Ron, Joanne and family
Your Mom was the first person in the neighbourhood that Rick and I met while building our new home in The Pointe. After moving in we became friends and I sincerely enjoyed our visits, drinks and dinners back and forth. Her stories and memories of her early married life were captivating and fascinating. She was fiercely independent and I was amazed at how she was able to build the first home on the street and live in it totally on her own with no neighbours around her! Gwyn was the epitome of a “lady” .... full of grace and charm. She made a lasting impression on me and I will really miss her. My condolences to the family.