26 December, 1935 – 6 April, 2021
Laura Coles Born December 26, 1935 – Passed away April 6, 2021 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Laura Coles. Laura was predeceased by her parents James D. and Susan Manuel; her brothers Norman, Clarence, and Al; and her sisters Ethel (Babe) and Ann (Dellie). Laura is survived by her sisters Norma and Doris, her children Kelly and Carryl, grandchildren James, Brian and Jennifer; as well as great grandsons Eric and Dominic, and step grandchildren Tristan, Kayla and her daughter Harmony. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Laura was well known in Chase for her work in several local restaurants including the Underwood, Chase Café, Mountainview, Jade Mtn, Craigs Bakery and the Loft. She is remembered by many for her smile, her great service (she never had to write down her orders), and her love of music. Laura was also a talented florist having apprenticed under her sister Ethel at Chase Flowers and Gifts. Later, Laura started her catering business and cooked for many events and weddings. She is well known for her baking and was sold out at many bake sales; she will be especially remembered for her pies and wedding cakes. For many years Laura was involved with the Skatsin Elders Club where she fundraised for various events including the Neskonlith Elders Pow Wow, which she organized for several years. She also cooked for the Neskonlith annual community Christmas dinner and volunteered her time cooking for many celebrations of life for the community. The family would like to acknowledge the following: Chase Clinic; Neskonlith Indian Band and NIB Health Center, in particular Kacy and Cassandra; the nurses and doctors at Royal Inland Hospital in particular Dr. Steven Rollheiser who knew her more than 40 years, first as her doctor in Chase and at RIH where oversaw her care until her passing; and the staff and nurses at Ponderosa Lodge. She also wanted to thank everyone who sent Christmas and birthday cards, and all the well wishes which she enjoyed reading many times. Due to Covid restriction there will be a private service for immediate family Saturday April 10 at Shoenings Funeral Home. A community celebration of life will be announced in the upcoming days. By request she will be cremated and brought home to Neskonlith Lake.
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9 April 2021
I met Laura at ponderosa lodge she was a kind soul very nice person who I respected i was saddened about the passing of Laura may you be at peace from any pain I send my condolences to the coles family