Kristine (Kris) Kirstl Laine (Scaman, Anderson)

Born in Finland April 9, 1924 to parents Krarti and Onto Laine, Kris was orphaned in 1939 and moved to Great Central Lake, Vancouver Island to live with her Uncle Koski at a floating logging camp.

In 1943 at 19 years of age, she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps and served as a chef for the Officer Corps in Southern
Ontario until the end of the war when she was discharged at the rank of Sargent.

After leaving the army, Kris moved to Nanton Alberta where she met her first husband, Sid Sicaman. Subsequently they moved to Invermere in the early 1950’s.

Kris spend nearly her entire Invermere career working for her friend, supporter and employer, Doug Kipp at Lamber-Kipp Pharmacy

Kris was a Life Member of the Order of the Easter Star and a long time member of Daughters of the Nile.

Kris was an avid Gardner, a fantastic chef and above all, an animal lover, both domestic and wild. She always had a cat and frequently adopted stray cats.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Sid Scaman and Don
Anderson of Invermere.

She leaves to mourn may long time friends of 60+ years in the
Invermere valley. Her cats and Invermere were her first loves.

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