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Penny Gail Jane Blain

January 12, 1947 - December 24, 2022

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Penny (Gail) Blain of Merritt, BC, beloved wife of the late Mike Blain, passed away suddenly, after a lengthy illness on December 25, 2022, at the age of 75 years.

Although named Gail, she was known as Penny to family and friends. Born in Port Alberni on January 12, 1947, to Edward Cado Miller and Beatrice Verna (Chambers). She married Frank Chambers in 1965 and gave birth to three daughters. She married Mike Blain, in 1977 and moved to the Okanagan when he retired. Penny found her dream career of fashion later in life. She worked at Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton, hosting many fashion shows at the mall and around Penticton. She made many friends through her work. After Mike’s death, Penny moved back to Merritt and found her second dream job at the Merritt Visitor Information Centre. The log cabin on the side of the highway was Penny’s home away from home, until it closed, and she retired in 2016. In retirement, she attended many concerts, enjoying the music she loved, and travelling the province to visit family and friends.

Penny is survived and will be especially missed by her three daughters Shelley Clarke of Penticton, BC, Carolyn (Les) Curnow of Merritt, BC, and Jillian (Steve) Chambers of Ladysmith, BC; grandchildren Delton and Daylon Mosley, Kalvin (Debra) Clarke, Janna (Kurtis) Klinger; four great grandchildren; stepchildren Rick and Kim Blain; sister Marla Carling of Arizona; stepbrother Wayne (Linda) Morton of Richmond, BC.

Besides her loving husband Mike, Penny was predeceased by her father Edward Miller in 1977, stepfather John Morton in 2012 and mother Bea Morton in 2016.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2023 at the property of Les and Carolyn Curnow. For information, please contact Shelley at seclarke@telus.net  or 250-493-2878.

 

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The Kettle Valley Memorial staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Wendy Dyson and Bruce Wilkinson
Relation: former employers

It was such a pleasure to work with Penny at the Merritt Visitor Centre. She was so dedicated and hard-working, but was also so much fun, with her great sense of humour. She was loved and respected by her co-workers of all ages.

From: Tammy Chambers
Relation: She was my aunt.

Sending my deepest condolences to her children, Shelley, Carolyn and Jillian. Your mom was a living angel and was so loved by all her had the pleasure to meet her. Big Hugs to you guys. No words can make the loss less hard, I know this. ♥

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