July 26, 1929 – October 29, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
The family of Ina Boxeur is sad to announce her passing on October 29, 2022. Ina was born in Vancouver on July 26, 1929, to George and Mabel Carlson; she was the youngest of three children and was the first to be born in Canada.
When she was a young child her family moved to Wells for a few years, Ina fondly remembered her time there. The family returned to Vancouver and Ina completed high school.
She then attended Normal School at UBC and got her teaching certificate. After the completion of her schooling, Ina moved to Forest Grove to teach, this is where she met her future husband Emile Boxeur. They were married in Windermere in December of 1954.
After the birth of their daughters, Lynne and Laura the family moved to Williams Lake in 1956. This is where George, Louise and Shane were born. In 1965 the family was complete with the arrival of Ken.
As the children grew, Ina became involved with Minor Hockey, the Figure Skating Club, Brownies, and was involved with getting a Kindergarten in Williams Lake.
When all the children were in school, Ina returned to teaching at Poplar Glade. She did this for a couple of years and then she went to work at Williams Lake Building Supply in the office. After retirement, Ina took some Tai Chi classes and eventually started leading the Tai Chi group at the Seniors Activity Centre on Friday mornings. She did this for many years and loved it.
Ina was always busy, helping with her Grandchildren, taking care of her place, and spending time with family and friends. She was kind, caring and loving and she had a keen sense of humour. There was a lot of laughter with her.
In later years Ina loved spending time at Lil Stugan at Lac La Hache. This was a special place to her. She will be dearly missed.
Ina was predeceased by her husband Emile Boxeur, parents George and Mabel Carlson, her brother Leonard Carlson, and sister Margaret Lloyd.
Ina is survived by her children Lynne Boxeur, Laura Boxeur, George Boxeur (Felma), Louise Boxeur, Shane Boxeur and Ken Boxeur (Diane); Grandchildren Jordan Boxeur (Cassidy), Taylor Boxeur, Sarah Moore (Chris), Emily Watson (Brian), Jayden Boxeur, Cathy Arsenault (Bill), Chris Boxeur, Josh Boxeur, Robin Boxeur (Christina), Nikki Boxeur, and Kendra Boxeur. Ina is also survived by 13 Great-Grandchildren and many Nieces and Nephews.
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