BEDARD, BLANCHE GERMAINE (ST. MARTIN) went to be with Our Lord on January 21, 2003. Blanche was born December 10, 1918 in Legal, Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband Elphege in 1987. She is survived by her loving children: Colette (Marcel) Girard, Joe and Isabel Bedard, Madelaine (Bill) Holub, Annette (Doug) Jensen, Irene (Mervin) Larsen, Paul and Linda Bedard, Louise (Claes) Petri, Angela Bedard; her sister Bernadette Vaugeous; twenty grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers at Our Lady Of Lourdes, Westbank, at 7:00PM, Friday January 24th, 2003. Service to be held at Our Lady Of Lourdes, Westbank, at 10:00AM, Saturday, January 25th, 2003. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cancer Research.
ELLIOTT, ALFRED JOHN (JACK): passed away peacefully and quietly in his home in Kelowna with family by his side, on January 18, 2003 in his 99th year. Born on September 3, 1904 in Brandon, Manitoba, he grew up on the family farm. In 1935 he married Beryl, his life-mate until her death in 1992. He will be deeply missed by his son and daughter-in-law Bob and Sherry of Edmonton/ Kelowna, their children Jacqueline (Robert) Cote of Kelowna; great grandchildren Josephine and Jake; Jim (Kathryn) Elliott of Mexico City; daughter and son-in-law Barbie and Ken Ross of Kelowna, their children Ryan (Dawn) of Calgary, Michael (Kelly) of Toronto, John and Steven at home. His sister Gracie (Jack) Landage of Calgary; sister-in-law Thelma Elliott and brother-in-law Mel Dean of Moose Jaw, brother-in-law Harry Urwin of Fort McLeod, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Jack moved to Moose Jaw in 1925 where he became involved in the repair, sales and service of automobiles. He founded Elliott Motors Ltd. in Moose Jaw in 1939 selling Chrysler, Plymouth and Fargo Trucks until he sold the business in 1960. His greatest pastime was spent at Buffalo Pound Lake where he sailed 'The Rudy Duck', fixed everyone's pumps, barbecued and above all provided awesome summers with a fantastic community of friends. In 1965 he retired to Kelowna and pursued his passion for golf at Kelowna Golf and Country Club for 37 years. He had four holes in one and shot his age at 82. He was a member in the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. Life member of Kelowna Shrine Club and The Kelowna Club. Jack had hundreds of friends and associates that he could call by their first names and tell his stories and jokes to. Anything he set out to do he completed successfully but above all else he cared and looked after his family. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Tuesday, January 28th, 2003 between 7:30 - 8:30 P.M. in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna. A service to celebrate Jack's incredible life will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. at the Benvoulin Heritage Church, 2297 Benvoulin Rd. in Kelowna. A family interment will follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday, January 30th, 2003. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations in Jack's memory may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 1T2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
GREENE, NORMAN EDWARD: passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 18, 2003 in Kelowna at the age of 68. He was predeceased by his son Bradley, his parents, Edward & Emily and his brother, Alan. He will be sadly missed by his son Bruce (Lori Jo) of Edmonton, AB, daughter Brenda Bailey (Warren) of Okotoks, AB and grandchildren Lindsay, Lacey, Robbie and Michael. He also leaves to mourn his companion Fran Heller of Kelowna. Norm was born in Edmonton, where he resided until 1985 at which time he moved to Vancouver. He then moved to Kelowna in 1989 and retired from Capps Wine and Beer Store in 1999. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 25, 2003 at Everden Rust Funeral Chapel, 1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna. A Funeral Service will be held in Edmonton on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 1:00pm in St. Charles Catholic Church, Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES-
GREEN, ERNIE born in Cardston, Alberta on March 14, 1919 died in Kelowna on January 22, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara; two sons: Graham (Judy) and Malcolm (Shirley); two daughters: Gwenda (David) Farrell and Gill (Bob) Coombs; five grandchildren: Erin, Jeremy, James, Robyn and Kimberly; one sister Inez and brother Clyde in Winnipeg and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Michael and All Angels, 608 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
HIEBERT, MURIEL A. passed peacefully into the presence of Jesus on January 22, 2003 at Sun Pointe Village at the age of 89 years. Survived by her loving husband of 54 years Henry, two sons: Philip of Steinbach, MB, Stephen of Devon, AB, and one grandson Travis. Predeceased by her one sister Lilian Deeks. An opportunity for friends to pay their last respects and visit with the family will be on Sunday, January 26th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A graveside service will be Monday January 27th, 2003 at 10:00 am at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Vernon, BC, followed by a memorial service at the Kelowna Alliance Church, 2091 Springfield Road, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian and Missionary Alliance, 30 Carrier Drive - Suite 100, Toronto, ON M9W 5T7, the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan: c/o 216-1329 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 3N9 or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by
SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 860-7077.
INGRAM, RONALD McKENZIE: Late of Westside, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2003 in the Kelowna General Hospital, at the age of 89 years. Ron will be lovingly missed by his wife Shirley, 2 sons; David (Susan) of Squamish, B.C. and Hugh (Fil) of Thunder Bay, ON., 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers; Doug of Winnipeg, MB., and Ken (Margaret) of Thunder Bay, ON, and a sister Phyllis (Bob) Cunningham of Shebandowan, ON. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, January 24th, 2003, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Rd., Westside, Kelowna. Donations in Memory of Ron may be made to the Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of HANSONS'
ARBOR WESTWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL, 768-3702
KROEKER: After a long struggle with his health, Cornelius Kroeker went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at the age of 86. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Helena; daughter Carol Kroeker of Surrey; four sons: Al Kroeker (Antonida) of Surrey; Ed Kroeker (Agnes) of Richmond; Garry Kroeker of Summerland; Abe Kroeker (Gail) of Westbank; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters: Hulda, Anne and Mary all of Vancouver; one brother John (Helen) of Abbottsford; and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 1:00 pm at the Emmanuel Assembly, 2600 Hebert Road, Westbank with Pastor Derrick Hamre officiating. Interment to follow in the Peachland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 1000 STN Streetsville, Mississauga, ON L5M 9Z9. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME
LOBAY, MARY went to her eternal home on Monday, January 20, 2003 at the age of 88. Survived by her loving daughter Darlene (Don) McCaulder of Prince George, BC; two grandsons Jonathan and Michael. Sadly predeceased by her husband Harry on February 9, 1998. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 24, 2003 at 1:30 pm from the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road with Reverend Arnold Kalamen officiating. Interment to follow in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society: PO Box 1423, P.B.C. Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 7V8. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME - 860-7077.
RITCHIE, AUDREY LAURA: of Kelowna went to her eternal home on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at the age of 81. She is survived by her loving husband Grant; and cousin Margaret Cooper of White Rock, BC. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 am at the Rutland United Church, 1370 Rutland Road, Kelowna, BC with Reverend Wallace Fry officiating. Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME - 860-7077
TWEEDIE, MICHAEL ALLEN Born June 7, 1955 in Saint John, NB, passed away January 20th, 2003 at KGH after a valiant battle with kidney disease and heart disease. Michael is survived by his loving mother Elizabeth and his sister Susan. We say good-bye with love, admiration and deep respect. We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff on 3 South for their kindness and devotion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
BERRY, RICHARD: went to his eternal home on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at the age of 78. He is survived by his loving wife Hazel and his family. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:00am at First Lutheran Church, 1575 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. Interment to take place in California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, 201-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y-2E6. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME-860-7077
GREENE, NORMAN EDWARD: passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 18, 2003 in Kelowna at the age of 68. He was predeceased by his son Bradley, his parents, Edward & Emily and his brother, Alan. He will be sadly missed by his son Bruce (Lori Jo) of Edmonton, AB, daughter Brenda Bailey (Warren) of Okotoks, AB and grandchildren Lindsay, Lacey, Robbie and Michael. He also leaves to mourn his companion Fran Heller of Kelowna. Norm was born in Edmonton, where he resided until 1985 at which time he moved to Vancouver. He then moved to Kelowna in 1989 and retired from Capps Wine and Beer Store in 1999. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 25, 2003 at Everden Rust Funeral Chapel, 1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna. A Funeral Service will be held in Edmonton on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 1:00pm in St. Charles Catholic Church, Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES- 860-6440.
HASKETT, YVONNE BARBARA (LOVEY)Passed away peacefully at the age of 81 in Kelowna General Hospital January 20th, 2003 surrounded by her family while listening to the piano music she so loved. Born on August 5th, 1921 in Okanagan Mission, Lovey was an accomplished Pianist and freely shared her passion for music. She will be remembered with much joy for her love of life, her wonderful sense of humour, and the beauty of her flower gardens. Her door was always open and she welcomed so many into her home and her heart. She will be sadly missed by her husband William G. Haskett and her children and (grandchildren); Tina Shields (Duncan & Brodie), Trish Perkins (Karen & Danica), Maureen & Gord Savage (Danny & Cassandra), Denise Haskett (Nathan & Jesse), Matt & Sue Haskett (Andrew & Kendra), her sister Win Horn and many loving family members and friends. If you wish to share in a celebration of her life please join us at St. Andrew's Anglican Church 4619 Lakeshore Road on Saturday January 25th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. The Rt. Rev. R.E.F. Berry officiating. Friends wishing to remember Yvonne may make a donation to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
MacDONALD, FLORENCE MARY: passed away peacefully at Westside Care in Westbank, British Columbia, on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at the age 84. She is survived by Angus, her loving husband of 65 years. Also mourning her, are daughter Glenda Malcolm and her husband John Palmer and grandsons Howard Malcolm and Mark Malcolm and great grandson Dakota Malcolm. Florence has two surviving brothers Tony and Bill Tretyck and many nieces and nephews. Florence was born and raised in a large loving family in the Horizon area of Saskatchewan but spent most of her adult years in Timmins, Ontario. Florence and Angus were members of the Church of Nativity and she was active in the Catholic Women's League. Following retirement they moved to Kelowna in 1985 and spent the last six years at Westside Care. Florence may be remembered in Bridge circles. Funeral arrangements will be completed by Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Charles Garnier Catholic Church, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:00 am with a gathering to follow immediately after. Donations in memory of Florence may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME - 860-7077
SCHMIDT, VERA HELEN: of Kelowna, passed away in the Cottonwoods Extended Care Complex on January 21st, 2003 at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her husband Frank in 1992. Vera is survived by her sister Betty (Pearl) Backes of New York. A Memorial Service will be held from the Westbank United Church, 3672 Brown Road, Westbank on Saturday, January 25th, 2003 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, friends who so wish may make memorial donations to the Cancer Centre of the Southern Interior or the Westbank United Church in memory of Vera. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
SNODGRASS, ELMER CECIL EARL passed away suddenly on January 21, 2003 at the age of 66 years. He was predeceased by his daughter Barbara Bysterveld in 2001 and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Margaret Jean; children Sharon Snodgrass (Cass Barreira) of Calgary, AB; Charlene (Murray) Dyck of Kelowna, BC; Earl (Twyla) Snodgrass of Kelowna, BC; Margaret (Rodney) Bachand of Kelowna, BC; Cecil (Wendy Gosselin) Snodgrass of Kelowna, BC; Daniel (Val) Snodgrass of Kelowna, BC, son-in-law Kenny Bysterveld of Rocky Mountain; three brothers and one sister; fifteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service to be held Monday, January 27th at 1:00PM at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Rd., Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
KRAEMER, FREDERICK: Born in Moscow, Russia, October 10, 1904, Fred passed away peacefully in the Delta Hospital at the age of 98 on January 20, 2003. He was predeceased by his loving wife Ellen in 1996 and is survived by one son Ivan (Sharon) Kraemer of Mill Creek, WA. Also left to mourn his loss are three grandsons: Scott of Coquitlam, David (Jane) of Ladner, Jeff (Marty) of Squamish and two great grandsons: Jack and Ben. Moving to Kelowna in 1974, Fred and Ellen enjoyed their retirement years in this city before Fred relocated to Ladner in 2001. The family would like to thank all the staff at Lakeshore Place for their thoughtful attention during his residency. A private family memorial gathering was held on Friday, January 24, 2003 at the Delta Funeral Home and a private burial took place in the Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Kelowna, BC on January 25, 2003. DELTA FUNERAL HOME, (604)-946-6040.