Reita LaVerne BLACKSTOCK

Reita LaVerne Blackstock passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Aged 72 years. Reita will be lovingly remembered by mother Sara Watson of Armstrong; sons Steve (Linda) of Enderby, Darryl of Armstrong and Loren of Enderby; daughter-in-law Kim Haggart of 100 Mile House; grandchildren Jennifer (Justin), Shyla, Wayne, Amanda, Allison, Savana and Nia; great grandchildren Keziah, Sophie and Titus; brothers and sisters Shirley (Johnny) Schnarr of Saskatchewan, Carl (Amy) Watson of Chase, Bob (Chris) Watson of Sunshine Coast and twin sister Rose (Eddy) Cosman of Coalmont, BC. She was predeceased by husband Al in 2007, son Wayne and her father Frank Watson. Born in Vancouver, Reita lived on the family farm in Lone Butte and attended school there. She and Al were married in 1957 and lived in 100 Mile House until 1980 when they moved to Armstrong. Reita worked for many years at the Field Store in Armstrong. She enjoyed her family, friends, birds and animals. A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Mountain View Chapel. Kelly Grittner officiated. Condolence messages may be emailed to pafsarmstrong@telus.net. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 546-7237.