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BABCOOK, Althea Kathleen

BABCOOK, Althea Kathleen

October 12, 1934 – December 1, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we share the peaceful passing of Althea Kathleen Babcook on Friday December 1, 2017 in Kelowna. She is survived by her husband George and her three children: Randy (Donna), Brad (Mary-Anne), and Kathy (Ronnie). She adored her four grandchildren Troy, Leanne, Tyler and Annette. Althea’s devotion to her family was exemplary and her conviction to her friends was inspirational. She had profound characteristics that emphasized caring and making people feel special. She was an advocate of her community and will be dearly missed. No Service, by request. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com


Condolence Messages
  • Jan 01, 2018
    I remember Althea from many years ago when she was a client at the bank where I worked. She was such a classy lady whom I greatly admired. She had a warmth about her. A lovely lady inside and out. Phyllis Litz
  • Dec 24, 2017
    Dearest George and family. I am saddened to learn of Althea's passing. She truly was an amazing person and someone I will hold in my heart for years to come.
    Linda Follett
  • Dec 15, 2017
    George, Randy, sorry to hear of Althea's passing. I will miss her smile and friendly wave as she passed by my window Wednesday mornings on her way to the hairdresser. My sincere condolences to you. Don Favell
  • Dec 13, 2017
    So sad to hear of Altheas' passing. I worked with her in laundry at KGH; she was so classy and hard working. She always wore a smile and graceful presence in our dept. She will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the family.
    Lynne Drapeau
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Dear Randy and Donna, my sincere condolences to you on the passing of your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sherley Oshaway (Evangel)
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Althea was a client in my store for many years. I know that she touched many hearts here in Kelowna, mine included! She was a truly beautiful person inside and out. I will miss her beautiful smile and her wonderful hugs.
    Sherry Shiskin-Sherry's Grand Apparel
  • Dec 11, 2017
    George and Family,
    Althea was a very special lady and always made me feel special...she and I got to know each other through the Kelowna Golf and Country Club as George and Lorne played in a foursome along with the Rae brothers and occasionally Lyle Jordie...she went to school with Lorne at Kits High...we just want to say, "thanks for the memories"...thinking of you George and sending lots of love your way. Beryl & Lorne Churchill
  • Dec 11, 2017
    Dear George and family. My thoughts are with you. Althea and I go back many years when she volunteered, then worked at KGH. She lit up a room when she entered, with her beautiful smile and loving energy. She made everyone feel special. I always admired her flair for colour and fashion.
    She was a delightful woman, and has a special place in my heart. Sincerely, Hilary Maranda
  • Dec 11, 2017
    My condolences George! Wonderful lady - best buttertarts always.
    Michael Fredrickson
  • Dec 10, 2017
    Mr George Babcook, your wife was a beautiful lady. I always loved when I ran into her & you, was always so nice to talk, so sorry for your loss. Jackie Scherle
  • Dec 10, 2017
    Sweet Althea. Your day was brighter when you had one of her wonderful smiles. She always had time to give you a greeting when you met her at KGH doing her kind deeds and helping others as a volunteer. She was one of a kind. To the family, so many people will be sadder because of your loss. Rest in peace sweet Althea, Barbara Carroll
  • Dec 10, 2017
    She was a lovely lady with a wonderful smile. My condolences to George and family.
    Dan Kilburn
  • Dec 10, 2017
    As in life,, she will be one of the most beautiful angels in heaven....
    I am sure the spirit and presence of this lady will be missed by you all....Mona
  • Dec 09, 2017
    To the family of Althea.. Every now and then you cross paths with a person who draws you in with her smile, with love shooting from her eyes straight to your soul.. what a blessing that we had Althea in our midst here in Kelowna, as she touched so many of us. How lucky are we that we had her in our lives, intimately or casually, you always knew you were in the presence of one great lady. Sending prayer to her family as they come to gently let her go, back to her real home.. Rosalie Chalmers.
  • Dec 09, 2017
    Dear Althea, a wonderful Lady. Memories go back to Flintstones time.
    But also to many happy visits with us at hica greenhouses on K.L.O.Rd.
    We all miss a great person like Mrs. Babcook!
    Hildegard (Karl) Sauter
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  • Dec 09, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. I worked in the lounge at four seasons racquet club. Your mom gripped my hand til it hurt and gripped my heart til I smiled. What a smiley lady, it's so nice to meet people like that in your life. The gracious lady and Mr.Couer Don Bleu. Haha, good memories. Diane Johnson/Cooper.
  • Dec 08, 2017
    George,Randy,Kathy and Brad.
    I am so sorry for your HUGE loss. I was shocked and saddened. Althea was such a BEAUTIFUL PERSON AND FRIEND. I always enjoyed our visits and phone calls.
    I will miss her dearly.
    Isa Fredrickson
  • Dec 08, 2017
    Dear Randy and Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of your loss; your mother was such a beautiful, gracious lady. We would always have a little visit when she would come into my office - she would keep me posted on her family but always was so interested in what I was doing as well. I will truly miss our visits and her - my heart goes out to you all.
    Leslie Weisbeck (Barclay)
  • Dec 08, 2017
    I am truly saddened by the news of losing my friend of many years. I will miss her very much and my sincere condolences to George and the family.
    XXXOOO
    Aileen Sim
  • Dec 08, 2017
    As soon as I saw the name I felt a feeling of warmth.
    My thoughts are with you all, may the laughter ring out above.
    Philippa Wynn-Williams
  • Dec 08, 2017
    To George & family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss, Althea was a great lady, and will be sadly missed.
    John and Dorothy DeVries
  • Dec 08, 2017
    To George, Randy and family:
    We've had many opportunities to talk with Althea over the years. She and George are genuinely kind and loving people. Thank you for your beautiful personality. Rest in peace.
    Pat and Judy Bentley
  • Dec 08, 2017
    We are so sorry for you loss. Alice and I will always have fond memories of our short time together and all cherish those times. What a wonderful gracious lady she was.
    Vern and Alice Boehlke
  • Dec 08, 2017
    George, Brad, Randy and Kathy (and family),
    I am very sorry to hear of Althea's passing. I remember her beautiful smile and kindness from the days at the Four Seasons Racquet Club. My sincerest condolences to George, Kathy Brad and the rest of the family.
    Dean Loverin
  • Dec 08, 2017
    So sorry to see this about dear Althea, she was such a good friend to our family when we moved to Lakeview Heights.
    Kathy, Brad and Randy we are sorry for your loss of such a wonderful woman.
    Shelley Ehman and family
  • Dec 07, 2017
    George and family, what a wonderful lady Althea has always been. She epitomized grace, kindness and class. Recalling the memories and thinking of you all.
    Rick Mussellam
  • Dec 07, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. I and my late wife, Nancy, appreciate the time we spent together. I remember Kathy too, so well, and hope that she George and family are finding some peace through this.
    Sincerely..Brian Harms
  • Dec 07, 2017
    So sorry to hear of Althea's passing. What a lovely lady. I would run into her from time to time downtown and she always had a kind word to say. RIP. Wendy (Pratt) Stevenson
  • Dec 07, 2017
    Althea was one of the nicest ladies that I have ever met, she was one of those rare people that you knew was listening to you when you had a conversation with her, she made you feel like you mattered. I was not a close friend with her but had a few social contact and had done business with her. The world has lost this great lady, but the angels have gained a member of their group. My condolences to the family your Mom was very special.
    Anne G.
  • Dec 07, 2017
    George & Family,
    Though it has been many years since our paths crossed, I will remember both of you and my sincere condolences to all.
    David Langton
  • Dec 07, 2017
    Our deepest sympathy to George, Brad, Randy and Kathy (and family). As mentioned above, Althea was always the most beautiful person, inside and out. She meant so much to us while being staff and members at the Four Seasons and she had such a way of making anyone who knew her feel very special. Rest in Peace sweetie.
    Doug and Linda Watson
  • Dec 07, 2017
    Althea and I met through volunteering at KGH 40 years ago and she was a very special and kind friend. Althea, Marie Elliott, Sharon Leveque and myself celebrated many fun birthday celebrations together. At Christmas and birthdays Althea always shared her famous butter tarts - the best! A beautiful lady with a kind heart and soul. Now she is at peace but will always be missed by her family and friends. So many great memories.
    Clare Mallow (Orr)
  • Dec 07, 2017
    My dear friend George and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Althea was the epitome of grace, character and sophistication. Such a beautiful, kind woman. A treasure to be sure. My deepest condolences.
    Pam Stapleton
  • Dec 07, 2017
    Dear George and family - I am so sorry for your loss! Althea was one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I have ever known. You will miss her so deeply, but her beauty shines on in her children and grandchildren. May your memories of such a fine lady comfort you all.
    Fondly, Carol McFadyen
  • Dec 07, 2017
    We've lost a treasure. I so remember our lunches back in the 90's, they often went beyond lunch. Althea was a true gem in my mind. She always made us feel like we were part of her family. My sincerest condolences to the family.
    Wendy Rush
  • Dec 07, 2017
    My sisters and I remember Mrs. Babcook with fondness. She was always so kind to us growing up. When my parents were building a new home, and we were living in a rental, she invited us all over for supper every Sunday. We also liked to visit her at one of our favourite places as kids....Flintstone's Bedrock City! Rest in peace. You will be missed.
    Maria Macdonnell, Gianna Oram, Mina Cerminara (Scinicariello)
  • Dec 07, 2017
    George & Family,
    Our sincere condolences to yourself & your family. Had some fine times in the good old days.
    Darlene & Brian Morris. -- White Lake, B.C.
  • Dec 07, 2017
    Dear Althea was my client for years. I will miss her very much. Our condolences to all the family.
    Pina Scinicariello
  • Dec 07, 2017
    A very classy lady and great friend to our family. Thanks for all the smiles and hugs.
    Phil Elliott
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