Mann, Alana Patricia

July 10, 1947 – March 17, 2023

In Loving Memory 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alana Mann, a long-time resident of Invermere, at the age of 75. Alana was born in Trail, BC, where she grew up on the East Trail Dairy farm. She spoke fondly of memories from her early years riding her mare, Sandy, in the hills around the family farm near what is now known as Miral Heights and Shavers Bench. 

After graduating from high school, she left Trail to work in Vancouver and get a taste of the big city. Alana then moved back to the West Kootenay area where she became a secretary working for BC Tel. During her career at BC Tel, she met and fell in love with Robin Mann, her future husband and life partner of 49 years. They were married in 1970 and moved to Invermere where they built a bustling hobby farm and raised two children. Alana enjoyed sharing her time with Robin, flying, camping and fishing.

In the late 1980’s Alana and Robin moved up to the Toby Benches where they enjoyed the peace of being surrounded by nature. She continued her passion of raising animals, including rabbits, chickens, miniature horses, and many family pets. She had great compassion for all animals; large and small. Alana and Robin laboured to turn their homestead into a serene retirement location where she enjoyed the beauty of wildlife and flowers.

Alana was predeceased by her parents Ann and William Beetstra, and her husband Robin. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Richard (Elizabeth), daughter Michelle (Clint), brother William, grandchildren Jerome, Anthony, Kevin, and Elijah, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to all those in the Columbia Valley who helped Alana in her later years.

There will be no service at her request.  

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