Pearl Kriwoken

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Pearl Kriwoken who was born March 4, 1927 in Prince Albert, SK. She was the daughter of James and Rose Owen (deceased), sister of Joyce (Bader), Joan (Gaudette), John and Frank (deceased). Pearl is survived her children Lorne (Nel, Chalerm, Thanwa), Lynn (Greg, Kristen, Katie), Layne (Kevin), and much loved nieces and nephews.

Pearl was raised on the family farm in Prince Albert and was a Private in the Womens’ Army Corp in Regina in 1945-46, and a nurse’s aide in Maple Creek in 1947 where she met Phil, the love of her life. Together they raised their family in Dawson Creek and Prince George through the 1960s-70s. Retiring in Duncan in 1995, they loved their new Vancouver Island home and travelled throughout Canada and the USA, and overseas to Australia and Korea. Pearl loved her family and was always thrilled to have visits from friends and relatives. Her grace and kindness will be remembered and missed by all.

A celebration of Pearl’s life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be offered online at

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