August 25, 1940 – March 9, 2013

The family sadly announces the passing of Juanita (Nita) McAllister on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope. She passed away peacefully at the age of 72 with her children by her side. Nita was predeceased by her father Art Cooper, her husband Adrian, and brothers Gerry and Grant Cooper. She is survived by her mother Alice McLaren, daughters; Darlene, Desiree and Sandra and her sons; Jarrett, Gerry and Leslie, as well as 17 grandchildren. Nita was born in New Denver, BC on August 25, 1940 and has resided in Hope for more than 40 years. She was an active member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Ladies Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed oil painting, crafting, casinos and shopping. The family wishes to thank the Fraser Canyon Hospital, the Hope Hospice Society and most importantly Mark, Wanda and the rest of the staff at Riverside Manor, who were like a second family to her.

A Celebration of Nita’s Life and Tea will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Eagle’s Hall, 386 Fort Street, Hope, BC. Condolences may be sent to chapelofhope@martinbros.info

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