May 22, 1943 – August 21, 2018
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmother on August 21, 2018. Arlene passed away at home surrounded by her family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents Angelo and Julia Maida and her sister Loretta Maida. She leaves to mourn her husband of 55 years Lorne McGillivray, son Scott McGillivray, daughter and son- in-law Lori and Dean Clutterbuck and grandsons Damon and Brodie Clutterbuck.
Arlene was born in Trail and raised in Christina Lake. After attending Trail Business College, she worked briefly in Kimberley where she met her future husband. After marriage they lived and worked in Edmonton before returning to BC in 1967. They spent three years in Port Alberni and then moved to Kamloops where they lived for 25 years where Arlene worked as a library aide for the school district. They relocated to Christina Lake upon
retiring in 1996 and have resided there ever since.
Arlene was a generous, caring and sincere person. She loved to cook and entertain, and her outgoing personality and friendliness drew people to her. She was fun-loving and enjoyed dancing, travel and shopping. It wasn’t the purchase that attracted her but rather the seeking and finding.
Our heartfelt thanks to all of the friends, family, medical and palliative home care services who provided care and support during her illness.
A celebration of Arlene’s life will be held on Saturday September 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Christina Lake Community Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pancreas Centre BC or the charity of your choice.