May 14, 1932 – October 4, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Avis Sidow on October 4th, 2019. Avis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother (Oma), sister and aunt to the many family members who found comfort in her strength, warmth and hospitality.
Born in Calgary, Alberta on May 14th, 1932 to John Casey Monahan and Gertrude (Nee Schofield), Avis was third in a family of five and often shared fond memories of life on St. Catherine’s Street in Vancouver where her family lived after leaving Calgary in 1940.
Avis is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Wolfgang Otto Sidow, who she lovingly (and wickedly) called Bunners. She also leaves behind her
step children, Jeff and Carrie Sidow, her sister, Mona Gardiner, and the many grandchildren, nieces and nephews with whom she shared a strong and loving bond.
Avis was quite a character. She was an intelligent, strong and independent person who had a sharp sense of humor that surprised and entertained family members on a regular basis at the many family gatherings she held at their home on Sepa Lake at 108 Mile Ranch. We’re sure she is making the angels laugh right now (although they may be blushing). Avis was also an amazing host and cook who created delicious meals for family gatherings throughout the years. She was a member of the 100
Mile House Bowling League for many years where she thoroughly enjoyed socializing with friends and getting out for a little exercise.
Avis will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her. We raise a glass of “vino” to you, Oma.
Peace be with you, God bless.
Cariboo Chilcotin Funeral Service Ltd.
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