Posted: October 6th, 2017


Ann passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017 three days before her 84th birthday. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Lorin; sons, Richard (Heather), David (Karen) and John (Barbara); daughters, Karen Ann Hamilton (Jeff), and Ruth Hale (Robert); 19 grandchildren and 21

great grandchildren; brothers, Peter (Linda), Howard (Carol) and Gibb (Sheryl) Van Orman; and many more extended family. She is predeceased by her parents, Welburn (1992) and Georgia (1999) Van Orman; and brothers, Alan (1995), Thomas (1937) and Abraham (1939), and John (1999) Van Orman.

Ann was born in Taber, Alberta on October 6, 1933. She was raised in southern Alberta, received a teaching certificate at the University of Alberta while playing all-star basketball on the women’s team. She was married to Lorin in 1956 and this past spring celebrated their 61st anniversary. She loves sports, has been a devoted mother, and served many years in various church positions.

A funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2946 South Main Street, in Penticton on Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 am (viewing at 10:00 am) with burial and graveside service at Cardston (Alberta) Cemetery on Friday, October 13, 11:00 am.

A luncheon with the family will be held after each service.

Special thanks for the staff and care-givers at Westview Extended Care for their compassionate care over the past four years.

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