Wilma Pyplacz

July 6, 1926 – December 29, 2018
Wilma was a woman of faith with family as a priority. Born in Coleman, Alberta, she moved to Cranbrook, BC, in retirement relocating to the White Rock area.

With a magnetic glow, she was always that lucky person randomly selected from the audience to be an on stage participant or winning the prize draw at an event. An avid traveler and a stand-in ‘mom’ to those without, her amazing luck winning board and card games earned her the nickname ‘Queen of Hearts’.

She was an avid supporter of birthright, facilities for women at risk, keeping the Star of The Sea Church in White Rock, macular degeneration committees, and building more palliative and hospice care options. For years she collected stamps to earn funds for the Canadian Catholic Organizations for Development and Peace supporting projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Wilma was a proud lifetime member of the Catholic Womens League (CWL), a member of the Royal Purple organization, a recognized White Rock volunteer, and a prior credit union Board member.

Wilma was pre-deceased by her husband Stanley, grandchild Chasen, and sister Helen. She is survived by her three daughters, Verna, Bonita, and Sheila and their partners and families, sister Caara and brother Sonch, and extended family in BC and Alberta.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 11 am at Good Shepherd Church, 2250 150 St, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation at 604-535-4520.


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