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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 15

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Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2008, at 12:28 p.m.

CURRIE, VINCENT DONALD passed away on March 8, 2003, aged 88 years. Survived by his loving wife Mary, daughter Bev (Doug) Sorensen; grandchildren Kevin and Michael; great-grandchildren Andrew and Prya; sister-in-law Lena King; four Aunts and Uncles, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15th in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Reverend Ken Westereng officiating. Special thanks to Dr. Brian Martin and a very special thanks to the nurses and staff of Unit B Reactivation Unit at Cottonwoods Extended Care. Your kindness and caring will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Reactivation Unit of Cottonwoods Extended Care, 2C268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9Z9 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com

LANDRY, LAURA MARIE passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at the age of 86. She is survived by her loving family: son Guy Landry (Susan) of Winfield; two grandchildren: Marie and Danielle; and sister Anna Jeanson (Rolly) of Winnipeg, MB. Predeceased by her husband Cleophas; son Marcel; four brothers: Herman, Joseph, Robert and Roland and sister Angeline. Laura was born on July 4, 1916 in Somerset, MB and moved to Kelowna in 1960. Prayers will be recited on Friday, March 14th at 7:00 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 15th at 11:30 am (TIME CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS NOTICE) 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 BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, 201-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME -860-7077.

METKE, HENRY passed away on Monday, March 10, 2003 at the age of 90. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ella; two daughters: Shirley Miller of Chase, BC; Myrna Webster (Kent) of Delta, BC; three grandchildren: Tim Pollard (Regina); Mike Duthie (Shelley); Catherine Ishida; four great grandchildren: Zak, Alec, Austin and Rachael. Predeceased by three sisters and three brothers. After farming at Cadillac, Saskatchewan, for 25 years, he moved to Kelowna with his family to retire and to become involved in many hobbies. An avid gardener he became an honorary life member of the Kelowna Garden Club. He grew fruit and vegetables and made wine from his bounty. He travelled the deserts and mountains of the southern U.S.A. and Mexico hunting for rocks and gems to fashion jewelry and he became an honorary life member of 1120 Rock & Gem Club. Henry loved song birds which lead him to organize a Club to bring back bluebirds by building 2,666 nesting boxes and encouraging volunteers to place them in the meadows of Kelowna and other BC areas. His most rewarding hobby was music. Born with a great talent but very little instruction, he and his two brothers formed a 3-piece dance orchestra in the thirties and forties and played for school-house dances. When he was 60 years old he learned to play by note. He and his friend Ken Clark formed their own band, The Prairie Pals. They played in nursing homes and community facilities for many years, bringing back memories of the older songs. Henry loved to go to garage sales, flea markets, hunting to find the old tunes on sheet music. In 1992 he formed the Association to Preserve Old Music. His dream of setting up a lending library did not materialize but we hope that some young people will benefit from his extensive collection. Henry belonged to many non profit societies such as St. George Masonic Lodge No. 41, Orchard City Oddfellow Lodge No. 59, Kelowna Eastern Star Chapter 62, and Kelowna Rebekah Lodge #36. A memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 15th at 5:00 pm at Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Reverend David Martyn officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077

STEWART, AUBREY: passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on March 10, 2003 at the age of 78. A lifetime Kelowna resident, Aubrey lived and loved his life as a true cowboy. He is survived by his loving wife, Pat; daughter, Kerry Anjo (Chris); sons Kent and Craig; three grandchildren Brody and Sheaden Anjo and Quinn Stewart; sister Heather Turcotte (Turk) and Faye Gurr; brother Hugh Stewart (Margaret) brother in law Art Perry and nieces and nephews. Aubrey was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Sarah Stewart; brother, Victor Stewart (Shirley) and sister, Doreen Perry. A Memorial Service and reception will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC on Friday, March 14, 2003 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and the Community Care Team for the help and support they provided over the past few months. Aubrey was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be sadly missed by us all. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250- 860-7077

TOUGH, BRUCE: Born in Simcoe County, Ontario and passed away on February 9, 2003 at the age of 78. He is survived by his loving family; sons, Fred and Bruce; daughters, Gwen and Lesley; Siblings, William, Joan, Glenna, Barbara, Nellie and Shirley; grandchildren, Crystal, Arron, Ben, Roselee, Alana, Jerrad, Amanda, Eric and Meggan. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 2:30 PM from the chapel of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, 1910 Windsor Rd, Kelowna. 860-6440

SOMMERFELD, ARTUR: passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday March 14, 2003 at the age of 67 years. Survived by his loving wife Christel, daughter Bettina (Chris) Young of Kelowna, son Mike (Jody) Sommerfeld of Kelowna, four grandchildren: Zoe & Owen Sommerfeld, Spencer and Stefanie Young, his mother Ida Sommerfeld of Germany, two brothers: Herb (Gloria) of Kelowna and Horst of Germany, brother-in-law Dieter (Marion) Schirrmann of Winnipeg and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by his father Karl in 1986. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday March 20, 2003 at 1:00 pm from First Lutheran Church, 1575 Bernard Ave, with Reverend Gary Knoernschild officiating. Interment to follow in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3 or the First Lutheran Church Building Fund: 1575 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6R8. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250- 860-7077 www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

ALEXANDER, JO-ANNE: It is with deep sadness that the family of Jo-Anne Alexander announces her passing on Saturday, March 15, 2003 in Kelowna General Hospital. She will be infinitely missed by her husband Bob, daughter Susan and son Kevin. She also leaves to mourn her passing, her mother Jo Simmons of Regina, sisters Beth, Judy (Brian) and Peggy (Darrell); brothers David (Joan), Jim (Cheryl) and Mark, mother and father-in-law George and Louise Alexander; sister and brother-in-law Donna and Stan Barber; and many, many nieces and nephews and special friends including the 'girls' from high school. Special thanks to Barry and Marg for their strength and support. Jo-Anne and Bob had recently moved to the Okanagan following her retirement from a long and rewarding career in teaching. Jo-Anne loved life - especially her time spent with family and friends on the deck at home or on the road with the trailer. A gathering to celebrate Jo-Anne's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at the Valleyview Funeral Home at 165 Valleyview in Kelowna (Rutland). A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Vancouver for all those special friends from the Vancouver area. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Jo-Anne and her father Don to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C.
The best part of life is when your family becomes your friends and your friends become your family - You will be missed by all your 'family'

Henry, Rosa: Born at Deadman's Creek Reserve on May 2, 1930 died peacefully in Kelowna, BC on March 14, 2003. She is survived by her children: Carolyn (Den), Barb (Irv) and Les (Relene); seven grandchildren: Gennine, Jody, Deanna, Jayce, Veronica, Rejeana and Kaylee; sister Winnie McNab and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Cherie-Ann. Memorial service, Friday March 21 at 11:00 AM in the Gym at Deadman's Creek Reserve 'Skeetchestn'. The family would like to thank the following people for their support: David Lloyd Jones Adult Daycare, Westbank Anglican Church Meals, Westbank Community Health Service, Dr. Lewke and the Skeetchestn Band. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, 762-2299.
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be so
He wrapped you in his loving arms
and whispered, 'Come to Me'

MITRAN, MARY: went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at the age of 89. She is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Metro; three daughters: Sonia of Rutland, BC, Eugenia (John) of Dawson Creek, BC, Olivia (Don) Niagara Falls, ON; two sons: William (Jeannine) of Sherwood Park, AB, Eugene (Zenia) of Vanderhoof, BC; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 5 great, great grandchildren; and one sister Anne of Naniano, BC. Predeceased by her mother, father, six brothers, two sisters, one son-in-law, one grandson and one daughter-in-law. Mary has been a member of St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Women's Association, Sevilla Stechishen Branch, Kelowna, BC. A special thanks to the palliative care nursing staff at Cottonwoods, Dr. Nash, Dr. Ward and Carol. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 19th at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC with the Reverend Father Isadore Woronchak officiating. Interment to follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. 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 LTD. 250-860-7077.

SLOBODZIAN, JOHN passed away peacefully on March 15th, 2003 at Cottonwoods Extended Care in Kelowna, in the presence of his loving wife Eva after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. John is survived by his loving wife Eva of 49 years; sister-in-law Anne (Mike) Mayko of Edmonton, Alberta; sister-in-law Dorothy Zadoroznik of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Predeceased by his parents, one sister and three brothers. John was born in Ethelbert, MB on April 8th, 1920 and in 1929, the family moved to Elstow, SK then a few years later to Morin Creek District west of Meadow Lake, SK where he farmed. John married Eva Zadoroznik in 1954, they were on a mixed farm for 20 years then moved to Paradise Hill, SK for six years and retired to Kelowna in 1980. John entered Cottonwoods Extended Care on December 29th, 1997. My greatest appreciation is extended to Dr. M. Bobyn, Chaplain Denis Brennan, Cottonwoods staff on Unit D, Care Givers support group and all that helped in any way. Funeral Services will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave. on Thursday, March 20th, 2003 at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who so wish may make memorial donations to the B.C. Parkinson's Foundation, 600 - 890 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1K4. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com.

RAEBURN, JIM: born June 2, 1942 in Welling Bourough, England, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2003 at Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 60. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Marie; daughter Debbie (Darren) Brient and their three children, Taylor Ann, MacKenzie and Tristin; son Glen (Debbie) Raeburn; his mother; two brothers; and two sisters. A special thank you to Dr. Goplin, Dr. McCloskey, and all the wonderful and caring nurses who looked after Jim in ICU. Your love and caring support meant a lot to me. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 22nd at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. No flowers by request, instead donations may be made in Jim's memory to Kelowna General Hospital - ICU, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 860-7077

SOMMERFELD, ARTUR: passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday March 14, 2003 at the age of 67 years. Survived by his loving wife Christel, daughter Bettina (Chris) Young of Kelowna, son Mike (Jody) Sommerfeld of Kelowna, four grandchildren: Zoe & Owen Sommerfeld, Spencer and Stefanie Young, his mother Ida Sommerfeld of Germany, two brothers: Herb (Gloria) of Kelowna and Horst of Germany, brother-in-law Dieter (Marion) Schirrmann of Winnipeg and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by his father Karl in 1986. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday March 20, 2003 at 1:00 pm from First Lutheran Church, 1575 Bernard Ave, with Reverend Gary Knoernschild officiating. Interment to follow in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3 or the First Lutheran Church Building Fund: 1575 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6R8. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250- 860-7077 www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

VISONA, LUCIANO passed away peacefully in his sleep after a short but courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, March 13th, 2003 surrounded by his family. Survived by his loving wife Rina; children Mario (Annette), Marco, Gianni (Colleen), Christina; grandchildren Aimee (Curtis), Ryan, Justin, Christopher, Amber, Dalton, Ariana (Pampa's Kika); great grandchildren Kailie, Tristan, Reese; brothers Tony (Giovanna), Paolo (Nora) and nieces and nephews. Born on July 7th, 1932 in Valdagno, Italy, moved to Canada on October 27th, 1965. Lived in various towns on Vancouver Island prior to moving his family to Mckenzie in 1976 where he lived until his retirement. Luciano left behind numerous friends and acquaintances. Prayers will be recited from Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1235 Neptune on Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Thursday, March 20th, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. Inurnment will take place in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery on Friday, March 21st, 2003 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, friends who so wish may make memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Gone but never forgotten. To send a condolence to the family, visit www.firstmemorialkelowna.com

BACON, DAPHNE BEATRICE of Carrs Landing passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at the age of 77. Daphne was born in Kitale, Kenya on July 31, 1925. She was raised on a ranch in the Transnzoia District. She met her future husband Geoffrey in Kenya and they were married in 1948. While he advanced up the corporate Mobil Oil ladder, they lived in various African countries as well as Hong Kong, Paris France and England. After retirement in 1976, they immigrated to Canada, settling in British Columbia, birthplace of her stepmother, Dorothy (nee Bell-Irving). In her 30's she took up painting water colours, and was well known locally for her art. Anyone who has received paintings from Daphne, if you wish, please bring them for display at the service. She was an active member of the film society, book club, and enjoyed the Okanagan Symphony. In her later years, she took an avid interest in alternative health. She is survived by two sons: Mike (Sandra) of Enderby; Andrew of Kelowna; three grandchildren: Gina, Alexandra, Niles; and sister June Harrap of Oxford, England. Predeceased by her husband, Geoffrey, in March 1997. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 21st at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sierra Club of Canada, 412-1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077

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