Laura Ann Poulk

Sept 20, 1955 – July 7, 2016

I was asked to write an obituary for my sister Laura Poulk, who passed away suddenly last Thursday at her home in Prince George at the age of 60. It’s not such an easy thing to do, but I’ll try:

September 20, 1955. Laura Ann Poulk was born near Temple, Texas, USA. This was my little sister and soon we would be moving north to Edgewater and then to Evergreen, Colorado. I don’t remember much of those early years, but we learned about snow and how to ice skate and we started school (which she took to easily) and gradually became the proper sort of pain in the neck a little sister should be.

In 1972 the family moved to their new home in Strathnaver, British Columbia while I was away at college. Laura graduated from Correlieu Sr. Secondary School in Quesnel, B.C. in 1974 and eventually graduated from The College of New Caledonia’s Forestry Program in Prince George, B.C. in 1978. She worked throughout the northern portion of the province of B.C. from Hixon to Prince Rupert, Smithers (and many other places) as well as Prince George before deciding to return to school and receive her Bachelors. She returned to the U.S. briefly in the late 1980s before returning to Prince George. She was hired at the inception of the University of Northern British Columbia and remained there until her death. Along the way she started a small business, bested, what for others was, a debilitating disease and became a close travelling companion to our mother. She died peacefully last Thursday afternoon at her home in Prince George, British Columbia, in the company of family and her beloved. She is survived by 2 sisters, 3 brothers (one of which is me), a gaggle of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and her loving friends and co-workers. She is already sorely missed.

Memorial to be held at a later date, information to follow.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to

your local chapter of the Sclera Derma Society

or Cancer Society in Laura’s name, thank you.

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