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 officating. 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
GLENDINNING: Colin Robert of Westbank, passed away in the Kelowna General Hospital on Sunday, March 30th, 2003 at the age of 74 years. Survived by his loving wife Frances, four children Barry (Sharon); Patrick (Karen); Michael (Yvonne); Colleen (Steven), 11 grandchildren: Courtenay, Cassandra, Marissa, Pamela, Megan, Caleigh, Robert, Michael, Jesse, Samuel and Dylan. A Memorial Service will be held from the Evangel Tabernacle Church, 3261 Gordon Drive on Friday, April 4th, 2003 at 1:00P.M. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com.
HOLLINGWORTH, GWENDOLYN FRASER died peacefully on March 28, 2003 in her 88th year. Predeceased in 2000 by her husband Ernest (Ernie). Gwen is survived by her daughters Diana Celeste of California and Linda (Richard King) of Ontario, her seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson, and her sisters, Marion Moore and Peggy Hagglund of Kelowna, and Dorothy Davis of Calgary. She was blessed by the caring support of Marion and Peggy, her devoted sisters, and the wonderful staff at Cottonwoods throughout her long illness. She will be deeply missed by her family. Plans for a Memorial Service will be announced at a future date.
HOMENIUK, STELLA (nee TARASCHUK): born in Sky Lake, Manitoba in the year 1919 passed to be with our Lord on Tuesday, April 1, 2003. She was predeceased by her husband William in 1988. She is survived by her daughter Romona, and husband Lance, and two grandchildren Kenneth and Candace. Also survived by her loving sister, Mary McKay and husband Jack of Victoria, BC, Natalie Rezka and husband Bob of Carefree, Arizona, Terry Havlik, and Olive Carter both of Winnipeg, MB, and brother Steve Taraschuk, and wife Mary of Arborg, MB; numerous nieces and nephews, including those on William's side of the family. She will be dearly missed by everyone. May she rest and be with God.
You cared for me and loved me
You told me I was special
Only God knows why he chose you and me
And He knows how dear you are to me.
I will always miss you
I will never forget you.
You will always be in my dreams
and in my heart.
So go in peace and be happy
Sweet dreams mother, sweet dreams
I love you forever, and always.
Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 860-7077
HOWLETT: On March 27th, 2003 Fred Howlett passed away in the Douglas Fir Unit at Cottonwoods Extended Care. Predeceased by his wife Marie in 1994. Survived by several family members and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 5th, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
KOLSCHEFSKY: On April 1 st, 2003 Josef Kolschefsky passed away peacefully at Sun Pointe Village. Survived by his loving family, wife Frieda, two daughters: Elli (Kenneth) Friesen and Ingrid (Ron) Vetter, three grandchildren: Andrea (Troy) Weninger, Jason and Ryan Vetter, two great grandchildren: Danielle and Kyle Weninger. Also, survived by his two sisters Frieda (Josef) Neuner and Filomina (Erwin) Sturmlinger. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 4th, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. in the Willow Park Mennonite Church, 439 Highway 33 West, Kelowna. Private family interment will take place in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Saturday. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
SANDERSON, CLINTON: In loving memory of Clinton Sanderson who loved life and people. Clint passed away Wednesday March 26, 2003. There will be no service as requested by Clint. In lieu of flowers, donations in him memory may be made to the Arthritis Society.
SILUCH, DR. KAZIE ALFRED: Passed away peacefully on April 1st, 2003 at Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 77. He is survived by his sons Gary (Marcia) of Kelowna and Paul (Susan) of Victoria, his daughters Heather (Peter) of Kelowna and Kim (Pierre) of Coquitlam, grandchildren Karissa (Chris) and Karalyn Siluch and Brittany Lee of Kelowna, Raymond Siluch of Victoria, and loving companion of recent years Corrine Martin. He was predeceased by his by his loving wife Kathleen in 1988 and brothers Stanley and Joe. He will also be missed by his brothers John and Peter, his sister Jenny, and many colleagues and patients. Kazie was born in Poland in 1925 and immigrated to Canada in 1929 to homestead in the district of Webster, Alberta. He left the farm in 1944, to pursue his medical education and career in Edmonton, where he received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta in 1948, his Masters of Science in 1950, and became a Doctor of Medicine in 1954. He completed his Residency in Urology in 1967. He was the recipient of the First Class Standing Prize and the E.L. Pope Memorial Gold Prize in Surgery. After general practice in Uranium City, Saskatchewan followed by his Urology residency in Edmonton, he enjoyed a long and distinguished medical career in Kelowna until his retirement in 1991. His passion and recreation were always one and the same: Medicine. Funeral services will be held at Springfield Funeral Home at 2020 Springfield Road at 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 5th, 2003. A reception will follow. The family would like to thank the staff at KGH for their many years of fellowship, and especially Dr. Sandy Nash and the nurses in Intensive Care for their compassion and support in his final days.
STONE, VIVIAN SIEGRIED: On March 30th, 2003, Vivian Siegried Stone passed away peacefully. Predeceased by her husband Herbert. Survived by her children: Wayne, Bert (Sue), Judy and Shirley (Wally), fourteen grandchildren: Kerry, Darryl, Danny, Brandy, Crystal, Michael, Corey, Scott, Sarah, Wendy, Blake, Tasha, Ryan and Hailey. Also survived by her brother Sig (Barbara), sister Ester and sister in law Marie Steinke. Prayers will be recited on Friday, April 4th, 2003 at 5:30 P.M. from St. Edwards Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 5th, 2003 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, 11123 E. Okanagan Centre, Winfield, B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com.
CIMBARO, GINO: passed into the presence of Jesus on Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at the age of 74, with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa, of 47 years; daughter, Mary Anna Cimbaro; two sons: Tony Cimbaro (Deloras); Peter Cimbaro (Maria) all of Kelowna; five grandchildren; two brothers: Arrigo Cimbaro (Elsa), Guido Cimbaro (Maria); nieces and nephews: Laura Bushell (Brian and Amanda), John Cimbaro (Jacqueline, Mark, Nicholas), and Barbara Cimbaro. The Cimbaro family would like to extend a big thank you to the Kelowna Palliative Care Team who provided compassionate care and support for Gino and his loved ones during this very difficult time. A Prayer Vigil will be recited on Friday, April 4th at 8:00 pm at St. Pius X Church, 1077 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna, BC. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 5th at 10:00 am at St. Pius X Church with Father Jim Ratcliffe as Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P6. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 860-7077
FLANSBURG, MARG born on November 24th, 1927 in Regina, Sask. passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on April 2nd, 2003 in Kelowna, B.C. at the age of 75 years. Marg and Jim moved from Edmonton to Kelowna in 1979. They owned and operated Mr. Krustys Bakery in Mission Park until retirement in 1986. Predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Jim in 1998. Survived by daughter Wendy Bukmeier (Ed Kislanko) of Kelowna, Doug Flansburg (Julie) of Edmonton, Patti Vande Bunte of Kelowna and Rob Flansburg (Shelanne) of Kelowna, six grandchildren: Gavin, Nolan, Devan, Morgan, Kory and Alexandra. Also, survived by her brother Norman Smith (Maureen) of Westbank, numerous nieces and nephews. The family wish to acknowledge the care of Dr. Shepherd, Dr. Welsh and Dr. Dessens. Special thanks to Dr. Kates for his excellent care and compassion during Mom's last days. The family also wish to thank the nurses on 3 South, the dialysis nurses both at KGH and the Rutland Clinic. At her request there will be no service. Memorial donations to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, Kidney Dialysis Unit, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1T2 would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com.
KRULL - THEODORE FREDERICK, passed away peacefully at home on April 2nd, 2003 at the age of 88 years. He is survived by Dorothy, his loving wife of 59 years. He leaves to mourn four children: Dianna (Bruce) Selman, Linda (Ken) Daviss, Keith (Jackie) Krull and Wayne Krull and seven grandchildren: Jeffery and Jason Daviss, Jeremy, Trevor, Amy, Matthew and Lindsey Krull. He also leaves two sisters: Bertha Krull and Ruth Williams and three brothers: Peter, David and Jerry. He was pre-deceased by his sister Ida. There will be no public service and in lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to Kelowna General Hospital, Palliative Care Program, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1T2. We wish to publicly thank the palliative care nurses and Drs Rolf and Koss for their wonderful support. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com.
LAVELL, CLAYTON (CLAY) passed away on March 31, 2003 at the age of 77 years. Clay is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan (nee: Taylor) and his daughters Diane Ratel (Skip) and Debra Lavell (Norm Siren), grandchild Todd Martin (Vicki) and great grandchildren Devon, Zachary and Cassidy Jade. Clay started a professional hockey career in 1943 with Cleveland, left to serve in the Royal Canadian Navy in Newfoundland and resumed playing hockey after discharge, ending his hockey career in St. Louis, MI in 1953. The family took up residence in Kelowna in 1968, where Clay worked with his brother Orval at Lavell's City Esso Service, and later worked in real estate. Clay requested Cremation and a memorial service to be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2003 at the Royal Canadian Legion at 1380 Bertram Street. The family wishes to thank Dr. W. Wickstrom, Dr. Hoegler of the Cancer Clinic, Home Care workers and the very caring nurses and staff at the Douglas Fir Palliative Care Unit at Cottonwoods. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of donations in Clay's memory to the Palliative Care Unit, Kelowna General Hospital.
MARTELL, DEAN: March 27th, 1945- March 31st, 2003. Dean passed away at Kelowna General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn his son; Dr. Steven Martell, daughter Jillian (Paul) Wellbelove, 2 beautiful grandsons George and Charlie, Mother Rae Martell, sister Sharie (Ron) Steel and family. Special close friends Lisa and Gary Ellis, Tom Jessop, Bruce and Anita McKinnon, and many many other dear friends. A very special thank-you to Lisa and Gary who held a very special place in Dean's heart.
'Dean, your presence will be missed,
your memory will treasure,
loving you always,
forgetting you never...
Till we meet again'.
No service by Dean's request. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
JONASSON, BALDWIN of Westbank, B.C. passed away suddenly on April 5th, 2003 at the age of 80 years. Baldwin and his family left Manitoba in 1974 and he worked for the City of Kelowna until his retirement. One of his many retirement activities was dancing, which is what he was enjoying when he left us. Survived by Julie, his loving wife of 60 years. Sadly missed by his four children: Carolyn (Elroy), Marno (Cheryl), Lynnette (Wayne), Ross (Billie-Jo). Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 10th, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. Flowers gratefully declined. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
JONSON, BJORN ELOF: Passed away peacefully on April 4, 2003 at the age of 83. He is survived by his loving family; wife, Gunvar of Kelowna; daughters, Ewa (Bjorn) Carlsson of Kelowna and Maude (Rune) Nowen of Shemanius; grandchildren Sam, Elizabeth, Christine, Lars, Lisa and eight great grandchildren. A private family funeral service was held on April 8, 2003 with interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, 860-6440
NICHOLSON, HAROLD LLOYD: Harold passed away on the morning of April 5, 2003 at the Westside Care Centre in Westbank, B.C. He died after a long illness with loving wife Marty at his side. They would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on April 6. Harold was born on July 13, 1918 at Young, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by: parents Axel and Helen Nicholson; Oscar Magnuson; infant son, William John; brother Ronnie and sister Florence. He attended school in Saskatchewan and started a 35 year career with Intercontinental Packers in 1940. He was a director and general manager of beef, veal and lamb at the four plants. He served with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry in Europe during World War II. He attained the rank of Captain and was awarded the France and Germany Star and defence of Britain Medal among others. Harold ( or 'Nic' as he was better known in Saskatchewan), was a director of the Saskatchewan Exhibition Board of Trade and joined Saskatoon Lions in 1946. He was a charter president of the Nutana Lions in 1963. Harold was with Royal LePage Real Estate from 1975-1984 in Calgary. He attained million dollar status, winning numerous office and company awards as well as his F.R.I. Harold enjoyed golf, curling, travel and most of all his three sons, Robert (Dianne), David (Marie) and Gordon (Dene). He adored his grandchildren, Christopher, Braeden and Caetlen and many nieces and nephews. Harold and Marty retired to Victoria in 1984 and to Westbank in 1993, where they made many tremendously supportive friends and neighbours. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Westside Care Centre in Westbank. They were like family to Harold and deserve a medal. A celebration of Harold's life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 11, 2003 at the Westbank United Church, 3672 Brown Road. There will be a graveside service at the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon in August 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, 860-6440.
RICHARDSON, BARBARA AILEEN: Died peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital on April 4, 2003 at the age of 78 years. Barbara is lovingly remembered by her husband Stuart of 53 years, and her children Melanie Hendricks of Dover, England, her children Tara Schimpf (John) & Troy, Brenda & (Jim) Wray of Edson, AB, her children Jennifer Clarke (Dave) & Matthew, Maureen & (Rod) Harbidge of Crossfield, AB, their children Brooke, Chelsea, Shellaine & Jarrett and Brian & (Marilyn) Richardson and their son Phillip. She is also lovingly remembered by her great grandson Tristan. Barbara was born in Lethbridge, AB, but moved to Calgary at age 3. She was actively involved for many years in St. Martin's Church and as a volunteer at Rockyview Hospital. On moving to Kelwona in 1990, she quickly made many friends with her friendly smile and bubbly personality. She loved golf and played at Shannon Lake and Michaelbrook. A worship service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 608 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2003, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. The family wishes to thank Dr. B. Eliason, Dr. M. Deleurme, Dr. B. Borthistle, the staff and caring nurses on 4B and all the X-Ray staff of KGH. Flowers are gratefully declined in favour of donations to St. Michael & All Angels Memorial Fund or the Kelwona General Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit.
God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around her and whispered,
'Come to Me'.
With tearful eyes we watched her
suffer and saw her fade away.
Although we couldn't bear to lose her,
we could not bid her stay.
Funeral arrangements by kw Springfield Funeral Home 860-7077