Mar 1, 1973 – Dec 9, 2017
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Krista Louise Gambell with her husband and children by her side, on December 9, 2017 at the age of 44 years.
Krista will be lovingly remembered by her husband Darryl, daughters Ava (10) & Ashley (5) of Lake Country, BC; her parents Ron & Zella Wohrmann previously of Revelstoke, BC; brother Shane (Laura) of Vancouver, BC; Mother-in-Law Penny Gambell of Lake Country, BC; Brother-in-Law Andrew Gambell (Rhonda, nieces Mackenzie & Madison); Sister-in-Law Natalie McHugh (Jason, nieces Raeanne & Tayleigh, nephew Denten); Auntie Mare, cousin Sarah; Auntie Jan, cousin Max & Uncle Chris, cousins Dayton & Ben.
Krista was pre-deceased by her father-in-law Pearce Gambell; Great Grandma Hilda Zollner & Grandpa Donald Faurot. She will also be missed by many friends and loved ones.
Krista was born March 1, 1973 in Calgary, AB to Ron & Zella Wohrmann, moved to Prince Rupert at age 9 and to Revelstoke, BC at age 14 where she spent the formative years of her life. Krista moved to Kelowna, BC for a few years before moving to Vancouver after spending a year travelling in Australia and New Zealand.
During her time in Vancouver Krista worked as a waitress and returned to school to obtain her diploma in Psychiatric Nursing. During this time, she met and fell in love with Darryl, the love of her life. They enjoyed many precious moments as a couple living in Vancouver in their early years.
Krista & Darryl married in 2005 at the Okanagan Lakeside Resort and would eventually move to Lake Country in 2007 as they welcomed Ava into the world; 5 years later Ashley would arrive to complete the Gambell clan. Krista filled the family home with boundless love, life, and laughter that spilled into the lives of all those who knew her. Krista was a self-described hard working, essential oil loving mamma and nurse who passionately took on all new challenges. She was a tireless advocate for mental health in her many roles, here and at the coast. Krista raised her girls with unconditional love, patience and compassion and treasured every moment. She took pride in her professional career working as a dedicated Mental Health Nurse at her full-time job at Cara Centre in Kelowna.
Krista was a woman on a mission. Her plans were never ending; however, family always came first. Not only was Krista a supermom and devoted to her job, she recently started selling essential oils to help and benefit those around her and was loving every minute of it. Krista’s energy was infectious and everyone loved her.
She could be described as a loving and devoted mother; a resilient, organized, thoughtful, generous, and strong-willed independent young woman. Krista taught each and every one of us self-reliance and empowered us to be the best we could be.
We will celebrate Krista’s life on Sunday December 17, 2017 at The Coast Capri Hotel (1171 Harvey Ave. Kelowna, B.C.) at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the KGH Foundation in memory of Krista Gambell.Those wishing to send condolences may do so at www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com.
First Memorial Funeral Services