SMITH, FRANCIS D: passed away suddenly on March 3, 2003 at the age of 71 years. She is survived by two daughters Debi (Jim) Scott and Donna (Ray) Gagnon both of Kelowna, five grandchildren Michael, Marty (Marnie), Melissa, Mathew and Troy (Erin) also survived by one sister Eunice Topliff and family. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2003 from the Chapel of Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna. Cremation. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME 765-3147
Thompson, Maurice Ronald (Bud): died on March 3rd, 2003 in Kelowna and was born July 28th, 1921 in Kelowna. Predeceased by his father John Clockey (Wid) Thompson and his mother Mildred Thompson (Warwood), also predeceased by son Garry; daughters Colleen and Carla; brothers Harold and Carl; grand daughter Kathy and step father Arthur Warwood. Bud is survived by his wife Mary; three sons: Bruce (Denice), Don and Jim; five grandchildren: Leann (Cory) Miller, Gary Jr. (Wendy) Thompson, Lisa Thompson, Keith Thompson and Calvin Friesen; two great grandchildren: Coralie and Devon Miller; daughter-in-law Bonnie Thompson and also many sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and also his long time companion and dear friend Helen Leitch. Bud's first love was his family and he was also an avid sportsman, fisherman, hunter and trap shooter. He was a life time member of the Kelowna Trap Shooting Club winning many awards and trophies. A viewing will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave. on Friday, March 7th, 2003 between 2:00p.m. and 3:00p.m. A Memorial Service will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services on Saturday, March 8th, 2003 at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends who so wish may make memorial donations to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Unit) or the Central Okanagan Hospice Society in memory of Bud. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
BROCHU, GERTRUDE (TRUDY) passed away suddenly on March 5th 2003 at the age of 84 years. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph. Trudy was born in Claybank, SK and homesteaded in Arbourfield and Choiceland, SK. Retired to Ontario and later B.C. where she enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, quilting, painting, extensive travel, church devotion and activities Sadly missed by her 10 children, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, March 8th. Memorial donations may be made in her name to a local church. The family wish to extend gratitude to everyone who helped out in any way to ease her passing and to make the family welcome and comfortable during their stay in Kelowna.
Hullick, Wesley: Passed away March 8, 2003. Memorial Service to be held at First Memorial Funeral Home on March 13, 2003 at 10:30am.
JAKAB, ZOLTAN: Passed away peacefully at his home in Calgary on Feb 20, 2003. A local Memorial Service will be held at St. Theresa's Church at 750 Rutland Rd, Kelowna, BC at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 13, 2003.
KUZMUK, WILLIAM 'BILL' On Saturday March 8th, retired R.C.M.P. Staff Sgt. William 'Bill' Kuzmuk of Oliver, B.C. passed away peacefully at the age of 70 years. Survived by his loving family, including wife Winnie, son Bill Jr. (Michele) and grandchildren Brodie and Leah, daughter Patti, sister Pear (Bill), brother John (Jean), sister Anne (Tony) Huculak as well as many nieces and nephews. Born in Lamont, Alberta on June 23, 1932, he enlisted in the R.C.M.P. in 1951, serving proudly until 1979. His initial posting was in Saskatchewan followed by the N.W.T. and B.C. He will be remembered for always giving much more than he ever asked for, his willingness to lend a hand, and his wonderful sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and loved ones. A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday March 12, 2003 at 1:30 P.M. from the chapel of Graham Funeral Home. Interment of the urn to follow in The Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Cherry Grove Estates Community Hall following the interment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the South Okanagan Hospice, R.R.#3, 7139 362 Ave., Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0 or the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 1892, Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0. Arrangements entrusted to Graham Funeral Home, 498-3833.
NESBITT, ALLAN CHARLES: Passed away at K.G.H. on March 9, 2003 at the age of 77 years, after a long, courageous struggle with cancer. Allan had an enormous love of the land and in turn was a great farmer. When he bought Happy Valley Coin Laundry in 1967, he enjoyed meeting people and supplying the best service available. He had a story for everyone. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Ruth of 56 years; children, Michael, Audrey (Jim) Lee, Susan, Shirley (Chris) MacDonald; granddaughters, Joyanna (Chris) Pitman, Janice Lee; great grandchildren, Aislyn, Nathan and Jakob. An interment service will be held at a later date, when he returns home to Lashburn, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Program, c/o K.G.H. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, 860-6440
'You put up great fight, Dad.
Now it is your turn to rest.'
SIEGRIST, WILLIAM JOHN: passed away peacefully on March 09, 2003 at the age of 103 years. He is survived by his loving family: sons; Jack (Ruth) and Bob (Marilynn), daughters; Audrey (Ken) Harton and Eunice (John) Martens, 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and one brother, Norman. Willy was predeceased by his first wife L. May in 1988, his second wife Ebba in 1996, his oldest son Murray in 2002 and 12 of his 13 siblings. Memorial contributions in William's name may be made to The Gideons International in Canada, #110-3677 Hwy 97 North, Kelowna, BC, V1X 5C3 or to a charity of your choice. A Funeral Service for the late William Siegrist will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 1:00 from the Peachland Baptist Church, 4214 Lake Peach with Pastor Marvin Rust officiating. Interment to follow in Peachland Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer's Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2Y9, (250) 833-1129
BELLEMARE, BETTY: passed away on March 8, 2003, in the Kelowna General Hospital, at the age of 66 years. Betty will be lovingly remembered by her family; 2 sons; Gordon (De Ann) Webster of Winnipeg and Marcel (Shona) Bellemare of Kelowna, 5 grandchildren; Alicia and Kyle Webster and Michael, Jacob, Isaac Belemare, 5 brothers; Pete, Melvin, John, Jake and David Heide, and 5 sisters Mary, Kay, Sue, Viv and Emma. Betty was predeceased by her sister Anne and brother George. Betty was a long time resident of Peachland and Kelowna, who worked as a cook most of her life. She was especially well known during the 20 years she cooked at the O So Good Restaurant in Peachland. Betty was a very special person whose greatest love was her grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 12, 2003, in the Arbor Westwood Funeral Chapel, 2541 Churchill Road, Westbank, officiated by Reverend Bruce Chamberlain. Arrangements entrusted to the care of HANSONS' ARBOR WESTWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL 768-3702
BOND, GLADYS went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2003 at the age of 84. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Allan; two sons: Gary of Kelowna; Robin (Teresa); granddaughter Tina Demlo and two great grandchildren: Lindsay and Sheldon all of Prince George; brother Norman Elliott of Nova Scotia; and sister Margaret Morrow of Port Moody, BC. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 14th at 10:30 am at Evangel Tabernacle, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC with Rev. R. Schmunk officiating. Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077
DUNION, JOHN: of Peachland, B.C. March 10th, 2003. It is with deep sadness that we say farewell to a wonderful husband, father, and a good friend to many. John is survived by his wife of 52 years Helen; daughters Barbara (Bill) Winters, Irene (Miles) Chaykowski and son Ken. John is also survived by five grandchildren Jennifer, Stephanie, Mike, Katie and Davis. Memorial Service will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 14, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. A gathering of family and friends will also be held at the Peachland Legion following the service at 12:30 PM. To send a condolence to the family, visit www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
JOHNSON, DEANE passed away on Sunday March 9, 2003 at the age of 76 years. Survived by her loving husband Rick, daughter Shelley (Garry) Gieck of Strathmore, AB, two sons: Tom (Patty) Johnson of Irricana, AB, Ron (Heather) Bloxam of Calgary, three grandchildren: Jeff, James and Randy, three great grandchildren: Carley, Meghan and Brody. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday March 13, 2003 at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077
Lupul, Dorothy M: Passed away peacefully March 7, 2003 at the age of 74 years. Survived by her loving husband of 52 years Walt, daughter Linda (Mike) Roberts of Kelowna, son Gary (Brenda) Lupul of Santa Rosa, CA., four grandchildren: Sarah, Jeffrey, Tyson and Spencer, brother Gordon (Gloria) Fricker and sister Lucille both of Edmonton, AB. Sadly predeceased by two brothers Harold and Larry Fricker. A special thank you to Dr's Yarrow and Ellett, the staff at Douglas Fir Unit- Cottonwoods and to Dr's Taylor and Fyles at the Cancer Clinic for the exceptional care shown to Dorothy and us. Thank You. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 14, 2003 at 2:30pm from the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation- Cottonwoods Palliative Care Ward: 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y-1T2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD, 250-860-7077
SOROCZYNSKY, JAROSLAWA: passed away peacefully at Cottonwoods on March 04, 2003. Friends and family will remember Jerry at a Funeral Service to be held at Everden Rust Funeral Chapel on Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to Evangelical Mission To The Ukraine, # 802-9916 - 113 Street NW Edmonton, AB T6K 2N3 would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, 860-6440
VILLENEUVE, GAIL AGNES: born in Kenora, Ontario on October 20, 1945 passed away in Kelowna on March 7, 2003. She is survived by her loving family; three daughters; Simone (Brian), Shelly (Tony) and Tania (Tyson); two grandchildren; Selene and Brett; the father of her children Randy Villeneuve; one sister Cheryl (Les); four brothers; Brian (Marg), Melvyn (Doris), Robert (Mary) and Ole (Rita); longtime companion John Vanstone; numerous nieces, nephews and her feline companion of 15 years 'Baby'. Predeceased by her father, mother and one brother. Gail has a passion for the great outdoors. She loved her car racing, hockey, wrestling and curling. She will be sadly missed by the one's her life had touched. To send condolences to the family, visit www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
BOLEN, RAYMOND JACOB: We regret to announce the passing of Ray Bolen on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at the age of 75. He is survived by his loving wife Lily; daughter Dona Campbell (Robin) of Salmon Arm; two sons: Raymond Bolen of Kelowna; Lawrence Bolen of Kamloops; three grandchildren: Keelin, Aaron and Monique; 4 great grandchildren: Alaina, Cameron, Joshua and Carson; two brothers: Neil Bolen (Lorette) of Kelowna; Michael Bolen (Pat) of Salmon Arm; three sisters: Lillian Austin of Kelowna, Esther Joyce of Cache Creek, Leona Ripple (Leo) of Kelowna; several nieces and nephews; three step-children: Heather Mortimer of Kelowna, Cynthia Graves (Dana) of Westbank, Joyce Mortimer of Fort McMurray; two step grandchildren: Coulton and Dalana. Predeceased by his first wife Norah Patrica Bolen; his parents, Michael and Mary Bolen; and two brothers: Allan and Ken Bolen. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 15th at 2:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC with Father Peter Tompkins as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204-1755 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME - 860-7077