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Wendy Louise Lamond

January 22, 1960 - July 9, 2021


Wendy Lamond (nee Zarikoff) of Okanagan Falls, beloved wife of Jim, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on July 9, 2021 at the age of 61. Wendy was born January 22, 1960 in Nelson, BC to Alex Zarikoff and Catherine Pike. The family relocated to Sacramento while Wendy was very young followed by moves to Salem, Spokane and Wenatchee.  In her teen years Wendy returned to Nelson, BC.  Wendy spent more than 30 years in the insurance industry with ever increasing responsibility in management roles.  Wendy enjoyed many great friendships in every community in which she resided including Nelson, Kamloops and the South Okanagan.   After recovering from her first encounter with cancer in 2016 Wendy’s perspective on life and work changed and she embarked on a new much-loved role of working with animals at the South Okanagan-Similkameen BC- SPCA. Wendy, and her family, were proud of her hard work and determination in successfully trekking the Andes in Peru in 2019.  Continuing on from that trip down to the Amazon, Wendy’s love of monkeys reached a new high as she encountered several monkeys face to face, feeding many by hand.  A true highlight for her. Besides her loving husband, Jim, Wendy is survived by her adored daughter Lindsay (Brad) and granddaughters Sierra and Emma; treasured stepsons Adam (Rose) and Reese; imminent arrival of a new grandson; her loving sister Shelly; devoted mother Kay and many close aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends.  Wendy was predeceased by her father Alex. 

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and all other care workers that assisted Wendy with special mention to Dr. Thompson, Dr. Topic and Dr. Snyman. A celebration of Wendy’s life will be held at a later date in September. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of: BC Cancer Agency (, BC SPCA ( or Moog & Friends Hospice House.(


Topic: Service for Wendy Louise Lamond
Time: Sep 4, 2021 02:00 PM Vancouver
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From: Frank Watson

Condolences from our family in Kamloops to yours.  I remember Wendy as always cheerful and a great co-worker.  Rest in peace.

From: Cathy Brett

My sincere condolences Jim and family. I will always remember Wendy as a kind and giving person who shone brightly and was always quick to smile and laugh. 

From: Don Presley

Jim and Family: I have never been good at writing at times like this, but I don’t want that to keep me from letting you know the deep sympathy I feel for you at this time. 

From: Boris Stefiuk

I worked with Wendy and even my insurance knowledge with her, she was a talented hard working lady, and hated to see her move but her profession wanted her else where. Her daughter meant the world to her and so often talked of her. My sincere condolences to her and Jim and family. Boris Stefiuk.

From: Pamela

Wendy and I were best friends and neighbors while in junior high school in East Wenatchee.  We totally lost touch when her family moved.  She came into my mind this morning, I searched her name, and found this obituary. I saw her lovely face, remembered our youth and friendship, and cried. I feel that Wendy came to me. She is an angel.

From: Jim Lamond

Hi…Wendy often spoke fondly of  Wenatchee and we had hoped to get down the for a visit in the future.  Thank you for your kind thoughts and be safe.

From: Jim Lamond

Thank you Bo.  You and all the Allard’s staff meant a lot to Wendy. 

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