April Valerie Hoy

April Valerie Hoy

1977 – 2016

With broken hearts we announce April’s passing on Friday, January 29, 2016.

April was born on June 19, 1977 in Cranbrook, BC. Her smile warmed the hearts of everyone around her. She loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing, and camping, making her a true summer person. April’s artistic talents have left us with keepsakes to treasure. The joy of her life was her children, she was so proud of the beautiful, loving people they are growing into. April touched many people during her short time with us – we are grateful for the time we did have.

April is survived by her parents Gail (Jim) Fead, Philip Hoy, daughters Paige and Sophie Cockell (father Sheldon), son Boone Margerum (father Jason), brother James (Sherisse) Hoy, sister Sarah (Frank) Fead, grandparents Bessie and Frank Rimell, Crawford and Vivian Clarke, adopted family Tricia and Blaine Cockell, Sheldon (Lindsay), Robyn (Jeff), Chris (Alesha), Calvin (Hayley) and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service for April will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Elks Hall, 240 – Howard Street in Kimberley, BC at 2:00 pm.

“Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern, just the slow erosion of self as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience; a room in hell with only your name on the door.” Martha Manning

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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