Naomi Marlene Backus was born on November 15, 1968, to Glen and Gretchen Backus in Hastings, Minnesota.
She was baptized by her father on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1968.
She graduated from high school in Hudson, Wisconsin. In January 1987 she immigrated to British Columbia with her parents. She attended Jacksonville University in Florida on a art scholarship.
Naomi had a loving nature with people and many kinds of animals. She found great joy hiking in the mountains and tending her garden.
Naomi’s untimely death leaves behind her six children and one grandson : Daniel Williamson (Laura), Ben Williamson (Victoria, son Valyn), Charles Williamson, Alexandra Ostrikoff, Nicholas Ostrikoff and
Tatyanna Ostrikoff. Her brother Daniel and father Glen Backus preceded her in death.
Besides her children she is survived by her mother, Gretchen Backus, sisters Tamara Ristow (Neil), Lisa Backus (Rick), Heidi Humphrey (Roger) and many relatives and friends.
A memorial service for Naomi was held on may 15, 2017 at St. Johns Lutheran church in Nelson, B.C.
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