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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 16

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Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2008, at 12:29 p.m.

EMBLETON, ALBERT born at Rouleau, Saskatchewan on April 21, 1918 expired in Kelowna on March 17, 2003. He is survived by his wife Edith McKay; son Gary; daughters: Christine Begg and Debbie Emery; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral service, Friday, March 21 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of First Memorial Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. To send a condolence to the family, visit www.firstmemorialkelowna.com

FORBES CLARENCE (JIM) LAIRD: Born in Renown, Saskatchewan March 18, 1927 and passed away March 13, 2003 in Summerland, British Columbia. Survived by his loving wife Patricia; son Duane, sisters Janice (Bonsant) and Margaret (Burnat), grandchildren Jaus, Isabella, and Sam. Predeceased by his brother Beecher. Jim joined the army as a boy soldier in 1944 and served his country for 28 years, serving in Canada, Germany, Korea and the United States, earning the rank of sergeant. He retired to Peachland, BC in 1975. The family would like to thank the angels of mercy that cared for him in Parkdale and Summerland Extended Care Unit, and especially the attending physician Dr. M. Venkataraman. Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 2:00 pm at Summerland Funeral Home Rosedale Chapel, 13205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC with Padre Rick Gay officiating. A reception will follow at 3:00 pm at the Summerland Legion, 14205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., 104-35 Westminster Avenue East, Penticton, BC V1A 1H7 would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to SUMMERLAND FUNERAL HOME ROSEDALE CHAPEL, (250) 494-7752.

LEBLANC, ARMANDE: passed away on Monday, March 17, 2003 at the age of 80. She is survived by her loving husband Cyril; son Maurice Godbout (Donna) of Richmond; and sister Anita of Toronto. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 21st 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 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 LTD. 250-860-7077

MARTIN, CARY (NEE UNSER) Cary Martin (nee Unser) born December 10, 1974 passed away suddenly at home on March 17, 2003. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend Luc Martin (New Brunswick), her father and mother, Ron and Donna Unser and brother Chad Unser, all of Kelowna. Her grandmother Winnie Dickson, grandfather Henry Unser (Kelowna), uncles; Jim Dickson, Ken Unser (Kathy) and cousins Rachelle and Wess Unser (all of Kelowna) also survive her. Her free spirit, love for life and her beautiful smile will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her. A memorial will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the BC Epilepsy Society, Suite 120-535 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K9.

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

CURRAN, KATHERINE KATHY (TUGGY) passed away on March 21 at the age of 49, on the palliative care unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton. She leaves to mourn her loving husband, Marten Boonstra, her mother, Dorothy Curran (Kelowna), her sister Beverly Curran (Ottawa), her in-laws in the Netherlands, and too many friends to count. She was predeceased by her father, Harry Curran, in 1995. Tuggy was the first person to be named to the Wall of Fame at the Edmonton District Labour Council. She will be remembered as the initiator of the Labour Day BBQ for the unemployed in Giovanni Caboto Park, for her work with the Bissell Centre, Boyle McCauley community, and children's camping programs, and as an organizer within the New Democratic Party, the labour movement, and municipal politics in Canada and the Netherlands. Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Bissell Centre, 10527 - 96 Ave., Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6. Appel Funeral Homes/Central Memorial Chapel 10530-116 St. Edmonton, AB T5H 3L7 'Our Family Serving Your Family' 454-8088

Kitchener, Annie Marion: August 20, 1911 - March 21, 2003. Survived by her daughter Verla Walsh, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Pete and son Mervyn in March 1978. Grandson Lorne Bleile in January 1992. Mom requested no service, but anyone wishing to pay their respects could do so by making a donation to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 247 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L2.

KYLE, JEANETTE: died March 21, 2003 in Kelowna, after a painful struggle with cancer. Besides her loving husband Murray, she is survived by two daughters; Chery Lou Lake of London, ON; Doreen Whitfield (Gordon) of Enderby, BC; two sons Ken Kyle of Richmond, BC; Jim Kyle (Ruth) of Okotoks, AB; daughter in-law Pattie of Kelowna, BC; nine grandchildren, three sisters Gayle Eicher (Jack) of Palmerston, ON; Joyce Tinning (Harold) of Mitchell, ON; Marilyn Ross of Palm Springs, California; one brother Ken Kiernan of Komoka, ON; aunt Margaret Best (Wes) of Burlington, ON; uncle Frank Griffin (Lorraine) of Barrie, ON; and also many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 28, 2003 at Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 130 Gerstmar Road, Kelowna. Interment to follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME 765-3147

LUCHAK, FRIEDA JUNE passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at the age of 71. She is survived by her loving husband Stan; five sons: Stan (Lyn) of Rimbey, AB, Brian (Laura) of Kelowna, Rick (Fay) of Calgary, Brad (Donna) of Okotoks, AB, Daryl (Amy) of Calgary; seven grandchildren: Shawn, Christine, Steven, Kyle, Ryan, Cameron, Jamie; two twin great grandchildren: Maegan and Emma; two sisters: Elsie Keech of Edmonton, Helen Richert of Barrhead, AB and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grandson Lyle in 1995. Special thanks to Dr. Martin, Dr. Rolf, Dr. Holm and nurses Tracey, Anita, Garth and Trevor of the Kelowna Hospital. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday March 28, 2003 at 11:00 am from the chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. 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

MULLER, WALDEMAR (WALTER): passed away peacefully on Sunday March 23, 2003 at the age of 79 years. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years Erna, brother Albert (Katherine) Mueller of Germany, sister Elsa Mackus of Germany, several nieces and nephews and Erna's extended family. Sadly predeceased by his parents Michael and Julianna and his brother Eduard. My sincere thanks to Dr. Obedkoff and the staff at Cottonwoods Extended Care - Unit E, for your care shown to us during Walter's stay. Funeral Service will be held on Friday March 28, 2003 at 11:00 am from Christ Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, with Pastor Thomas Kersten officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation: 201-1456 St. Paul St. Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2E6. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077 www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

Nadain, Mabel: Passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at the age of 78 years. She is survived by her son Ron Nadain (Christine Miller) of N. Vancouver; two grandchildren Megan and Carly, daughter Linda (Kerry) Beaudette of Osoyoos; two grandchildren Aynsley and Scott; two sisters Louise Prokopetz of Midway and Anne Pereverzoff of Kelowna.; one brother Jack (Polly) Vanjoff of Grand Forks; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, March 26th in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. 201-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y-2E6 would be appreciated.

SYME, KATHLEEN WINIFRED: Started her next journey March 22, 2003 in Kelowna in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband John. Survived by her loving children, Stephen (Nancy), Julian (Carolyn), Patricia (Dave); grandchildren Hans, Nicole, Cale, Jeremy, Anthony and Stephen. A celebration of her life will be held in Kelowna on Wednesday, March 26th between 6 and 8 p.m. at 1300 Rose Abby Drive, and in North Vancouver on Saturday, March 29th between 3 and 5 p.m. at 312 East 5th Street. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital, Palliative Care Program, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1T2

BAZAN, (NEE MERCER), MONICA (MICKEY) Theresa: passed away at the Ashcroft General Hospital, Saturday, March 22, 2003 at the age of 86. She is survived by her three children: Gary (Annette) Bazan, Sylvia (Fred) Gerwein,Joe (Jenni) Bazan, and her sister Mary (John) Charbonneau; and six grandchildren: Craig, Keith, Tyrel and Caitlin Bazan and Joe, Wes Gerwein. Predeceased by her loving husband Andrew (Andy) Bazan, and five siblings: Josephine Mercer, Ursula Charbonneau, Sylvia Komm, Robert Mercer and John 'Toz' Mercer. Mickey was very active in the St. Edwards Parish music ministry for many years. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Carmel of St. Joseph in Armstrong, BC. Her warmth, laughter and love will be deeply missed, Funeral Mass Saturday, March 29, 2003, 10:00 am at St. Edwards Church, 11123 Okanagan Centre Rd. E., Winfield. Reception to follow mass in the Parish Hall. Fr. Jesus Timajo officiating.

LEDUC, DENNIS LEO passed away on Monday, March 24, 2003 at the age of 62. He is survived by his loving wife Kris; three daughters: Debbie Pringle (Paul) of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Michelle Fitten (Jim) of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Kathy Brassard of Kirkland Lake, ON; two sons: Dean LeDuc of Westbank, Dennis LeDuc (Peggy) of Vancouver; 11 grandchildren; two brothers: Baxter LeDuc (Judy) of Kirkland Lake, ON, Rod LeDuc (Bea) of Winnipeg, MB; three sisters; Lorraine McNaeual (Rod) of Vernon, Carol Grenier (Bill) of Timmins, ON, Monique LeDuc of Ottawa, ON; several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Predeceased by his son Kurtis and sister Suzie. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 28th at 2:30 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Lung Association, P.O. Box 34009, Station D, Vancouver, BC V6J 4M2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077

SYME, KATHLEEN WINIFRED: Started her next journey March 22, 2003 in Kelowna in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband John. Survived by her loving children, Stephen (Nancy), Julian (Carolyn), Patricia (Dave); grandchildren Hans, Nicole, Cale, Jeremy, Anthony and Stephen. A celebration of her life will be held in Kelowna on Wednesday, March 26th between 6 and 8 p.m. at 1300 Rose Abby Drive, and in North Vancouver on Saturday, March 29th between 3 and 5 p.m. at 312 East 5th Street. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital, Palliative Care Program, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1T2

Wourms, Arnold Leonard: of Kelowna, passed away on Monday, March 24th, 2003 at the age of 84 years. Survived by his wife Eva of 60 years marriage. Six children: Gerald (Janet), Veronica (Ron), Kathy (Walter), Stanley (Dauphine), Bruce (Liz) and Kenny; ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two brothers Roy and Leroy. Predeceased by two brothers Wilbert and Gerald. No Service by request of Mr. Wourms. A viewing will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave on Thursday, March 27th, 2003 from 2:00pm till 4:00pm. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com

BERTUCCI, MARK ANTHONY passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at the age of 34. He is survived by his parents Val and Vince; brother Paul; two sisters: Diana and Theresa; and all those who loved him. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 5th at 4:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you wish to bring flowers, please bring one that reminds you of Mark. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077

BYMAN, MARIE ANNE JEANNE: passed away suddenly on March 29, 2003 at the age of 88 years. She is survived by one daughter Patricia (Byron) Elliott of Kelowna, two grandchildren Candace (Mark) Reutlinger of Kelowna and Chad (Jasmin) Elliott of Burnaby; three great-grandchildren Amanda, Christopher and Kalum; one great great granddaughter Bayleigh; several nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her husband Alex Byman in 1987. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 4, 2003 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1260 Neptune Road, Kelowna with Father Brendan Boland officiating. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 201-1456 St. Paul St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME 765-3147

SIDONI: Mrs. Pearl Gladys Sidoni passed away suddenly at her residence on Saturday, March 29th, 2003 at the age of 76 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law; Carol & John Zucco of Vernon, B.C., her son and daughter-in-law; Don & Diane Sidoni of Armstrong, B.C., her nine grandchildren; Tammy (Steve), Jason (Twilla), Michelle (Colin), Wanda (Rob), Michael (Shelby), Angela, Heather, Tyler and Karley, her six great grandchildren, her two sisters; Ferne (Lou) Costa and Faye Morris of Vernon, B.C. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, G. (Sid) Sidoni on May 11th, 1999 and one son, Ken in 1986. Pearl loved her family very much and was always knitting and baking cookies for them. She also loved to go fishing and always seemed to catch the biggest fish as well as the largest number of them. Cremation preceded the celebration of Like Service which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 5th, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Allan Dawe officiating. A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel. Interment of Pearl's cremated remains will take place in the family plot at Pleasant Valley Cemetery at the conclusion of the Reception. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Pearl Sidoni to the B.C. Children's Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Room B 321, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3V4. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 - 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 1-250-542-1187

USSELMAN, FRANK born November 22, 1921 in Selz Ukraine passed away peacefully on March 30, 2003 at Kelowna General Hospital with his wife and grandchildren by his side. He was predeceased by his son Edward Usselman in 1974. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Magdalene Usselman and will be missed and remembered by his son Frank Joseph Usselman. He also leaves behind two grandchildren; Frank Aaron Usselman (Kori) and Tanya Ann Usselman (Kale) and a great grandson Jason Aaron Usselman who will all miss him dearly and forever cherish his memory. He also leaves behind a brother and a sister in Germany. The family would like to thank the staff of the Renal Dialysis at K.G.H. and the Rutland Dialysis Center, as well as all our family and friends for their support. Frank has requested cremation and in lieu of flowers a donation to be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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