ARKLIE (Wrinch), Leonora Briseis Alice
Lee passed away peacefully at Citadel Care Centre Dec 31, 2021 at the age of 93. Lee was born in Hazelton, BC to Cooper and Briseis Wrinch. She completed high school in Moncton and graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Moncton Hospital in 1950. Her nursing career took her to many places including West Germany, Goose Bay, Churchill, Clinton and Ottawa. She met her husband, David, while they were serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force. They were married in 1961 and had their only child, Graeme, in Ottawa.
The family moved to Saskatoon in 1973 and Lee resumed her nursing career at Oliver Lodge, retiring in 1993. She moved to St. Albert in 2003 to be closer to Graeme. She enjoyed travel to BC and her husband’s home of Newfoundland.
Lee was predeceased by her parents; husband David of 40 years; her cousin, Mary (Mick) Drake; David’s siblings, James (Joan) Arklie and Daphne (David) Parsons. She is survived by her son Graeme (Deidre); cherished grandson, Patrick; cousins, Alice (Geoff) Mynett, John (Pat) Wrinch; plus numerous relatives and friends.
Lee’s family wishes to thank the staff at Citadel Care Centre for their care and support.
By request, there will be no Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wrinch Memorial Hospital, 2510 Highway 62, Hazelton BC V0J 1Y0.