October 6, 1942 – January 26, 2021
Vivien was born on October 6th, 1942 in London England. She was six years old when she travelled to Canada on the Queen Mary with her mom Vera and her brother Colin.
The family settled with her Dad in Nelson BC, which would become their hometown for years to come.
Vivien’s Dad, met her mom while on tour with the military in Europe. Unfortunately he passed away at an early age. This prompted Vivien into the workforce and her lifelong career with BC TEL at the age of 17. She loved working with BCTEL and was very good at her job.
In her early 20’s, while playing tennis, she met the love of her life, Alden Jorgenson. The two of them shared a passion for tennis and met many of their lifelong friends through the sport. They later married and had two children, their daughter Natalie and their son Kent.
During the eighties, Vivien’s career with BCTEL took the family to Kelowna. Vivien’s mom Vera, also made the move to Kelowna. Vivien and Alden built their forever home just across the bridge in Kelowna, just the same as they had in Nelson. She enjoyed having family over for fires on the beach, diving off the dock and swimming in the bay. All which was enjoyed by her family, friends, children and grandchildren.
In Kelowna, Vivien and Alden were part of the local tennis community. She spent a lot of time on the courts with her tennis ladies, who also became some of her favorite travel companions.
In her retirement years, Vivien also immersed herself in the leadership of the TOPS organization. She met a lot of great friends during this time and had the opportunity to travel North America.
Vivien had a lot of very close friends who loved her sense of humour, her pleasant demeanour her positive attitude and the smile she always shared with others.
The last of her days were spent with Alden on their home on the lake. They enjoyed sitting on the deck, observing the ever changing lake views, watching the wildlife and taking care of their cat Lucky and his girlfriends, Mama Cat and Twinkle.
Vivien was predeceased by her parents and her brother Clifford. She is survived by her brother Colin, her husband Alden, daughter Natalie (Larry), son Kent (Danielle), and grandchildren Brad, Blair, Branden and Levi.
Vivien passed away due to heart complications on January 26th, 2021. She will be dearly missed by all of her friends and family.
Due to Covid, at this time there are no plans for a formal funeral. However; Vivien will be placed to rest with the rest of her family at the family plot in Nelson.
Please feel free to share your special thoughts, memories, pictures and stories about the times that you shared with Vivien.
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