Mona Meredith, a dedicated and longtime member of the Oliver Community Arts Council, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2009.
She was born in June of 1926 in Neepawa, Manitoba, to William F. Spratt and Lila Spratt (Grassie). She attended the University of Manitoba, graduating in Interior Design.
Moving to Vancouver, she worked at Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, Architects where she met her first husband, David Hickman. They had two sons, Michael (Lil), and Ian (Lee), which in turn led to three grandaughters, Kathryn, Rebecca and Megan.
After working in the real estate industry on the North Shore, she retired to Oliver in 1981. She enjoyed many happy years in Oliver with a great group of friends.
Mona left an indelible legacy in the arts community, including her time in office as President of the Oliver Community Arts Council, and being a founding member of the Friends of the Oliver Library. She has been recalled fondly by many arts council members as “a mover and shaker”.
A gathering will be held in her honour on Saturday October 24, from 2 -4 p.m. at the Nk’mip Golf Club in Oliver, BC. All arts council members are invited to share their memories of Mona at the event.