Lynn Diane Turnbull

Lynn Diane Turnbull

 July 13, 1944 to May 13, 2011

Vibrant Lynn passed away after a long fight against dementia at age 66. She and Terry spent almost 30 years in the Bulkley Valley. She is survived by daughter, Suzanne (Derrick) and son, William (Jen), brothers Brian (Maureen), Ross (Jeannie) and Neil (Barbara), grandchildren, Sarah, Savannah and Marcus and dearly loved nieces and nephews. Lynn was born in Ottawa and lived in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hay River, Prince Rupert and Telkwa. She was a very passionate person known for her hospitality and putting all her energy into her family, a cause, work or church. She has been involved in Girl Guides as a youth, leader, commissioner and representative of Canada. Mum could do anything with her hands; painting, carpentry, sewing, woodwork and crafts. She was a jack of all trades, apprenticing as a carpenter, picture framer, substitute teacher and daycare provider (Little Toot). She was a strong advocate for those in need. Putting her beliefs into action. Lynn  loved the outdoors, canoeing, xc-skiing and hiking. Mum’s motto was “Where there is a will there is a way.” She could dream big and had the organizational skills to make those dreams come true. We miss her and are very grateful for her lessons and example. A memorial service for Lynn and Terry, will be held July 16, 2011 at Smithers United Church at 2 p.m.  All are welcome.


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