SMITH, GEORGE KENNETH: A resident of Westbank for 32 years died of cancer on March, 31, 2003. A private family gathering will take place at a later date at which time his ashes will be accommodated. Donations in George's memory may be made to the Gellatly Nut Farm Restoration, 2475 Dobbin Road, Westbank, B.C., V4T 2E4 and would be greatly appreciated by the family as an expression of sympathy. WESTWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL is in care of the arrangements.
TOMLINSON, MICHAELINE (TOMMY): passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2003 at the age of 75 years. Survived by her loving family: daughter Kim and son-in-law Bill East of Kelowna; two grandsons: Tim East of Ottawa and Tom East of Kelowna, as well as two step grandchildren: Andrea (Chris) Reddeman of Vancouver and Liam East of Saskatoon. Also surviving are many loving and supportive extended family. Born in Saskatoon, the youngest of nine, Tommy made Kelowna her home since 1962. She was a well known fixture at Kelowna General Hospital where she worked as a nursing supervisor for many years. Predeceased by husband Ralph in 1994, son Jack in 1981 and infant daughter Jackie in 1958. The family wishes to thank Tommy's many friends and colleagues for their tender support these past months. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 1:00p.m. from the chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB, 247 Lawrence Ave., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 6L2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements by
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WEBERG, ELLEN Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at the age of 80. She is survived by her loving family: two daughters, Gloria Maggs (George) of Maple Bay, BC, Janice Macdonald (Sal) of Port Coquitlam, BC; three sons, Brad Weberg of Surrey, Richard Weberg (Janice) of Kelowna, David Weberg of Kelowna; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; her mother Nellie Brownlee of Kelowna; brother Frank Somner (Pat) of Campbell River; sister Grace Christiansen (Gerhard) of Willowdale, ON; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Jack Weberg; and son-in-law, Walter Streisling. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 11th 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 Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P6 or 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
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Appel, Eileen: Passed away suddenly on Monday, April 14, 2003. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Alfred; their three children: Rick Appel (Helen Kennedy), Diane Appel (Ken Dillon), Doug Appel (Shelley); six grandchildren; her father Jacob Anton all of Kelowna; two sisters: Antonia Gardner (Ed) of Campbell River and Linda Anton (Rick Horsley) of Calgary, AB. Predeceased by her mother, Margaret and brother Stan Anton. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 17th at 10:30am at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. with interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eileen's memory to the Arthritis Society of BC, 201-1815 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y-4N7. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD, 250-860-7077
Bruynzeel, Marjorie Kathleen: Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on the morning of April 12, 2003 at the age of 87. She is survived by her son Gerard Bruynzeel (Alma) of Kelowna, B.C.; three daughters: Kathleen Ogilvie (Fraser) of Pense, Saskatchewan, Rosaline Bruynzeel of Regina, Sask., Coralie Ann Wallace (John) o North Saanich, B.C.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; her sister Jean Ray of Rockville, Indiana and brother William Smith (Barb) of Georgetown, Illinois; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Peter Bruynzeel 1988; son Charles 1944. Funeral to be held at 10:00a.m. Thursday, April 17th in the Memorial Chapel of Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road. Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204 - 1755 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 5V5 or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #320 - 1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6J 9Z9 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME, 765-3147.
HOLOIEN, BETTY passed away peacefully on April 12, 2003 at Douglas Fir amongst family. Born on July 12, 1932. Joining in the celebration of her life is her three daughters Rhonda (Howard) Lehner; granddaughters Robin & Lindsay of Cranbrook; Connie (Joe) Vanderheyden, grandson Ryan of Edmonton and Sheri (Rob Viau), grandson Leigh Heppner of Kelowna and granddaughter Courtney Heppner of Edmonton. Betty's two sisters Bea Parkes and Anna (Ben) Biro of Kelowna along with many nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband Russ in November 1990, parents John (1973) and Anna (1993) Ivanschitz, brother John Ivens (1995) and brother-in-law Bob Parkes (1996). Funeral Services for Betty will be held on Wednesday April 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road with interment at 1:00 p.m. for family. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special Thanks to Dr. J. Brown, Dr. I. Mohamed, hospital staff on 4B and the staff of Douglas Fir. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements by VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME, 765-3147.
ORLESKI, LENA MARY: Born in Bawlf, Alberta on December 21st, 1908 passed away in the Kelowna General Hospital on April 12th, 2003 in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband John in 1990, one son Laurie in 1954, three sisters and four brothers. Lena is survived by two sons: Kenneth of Kelowna and Keith (Kathy) of Williams Lake, B.C.; granddaughter Jenny (Damon) Johnson and great granddaughter Julia Johnson, all of Vernon, B.C.; brother Joe (Vera) Henkel of Bawlf, AB; two sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Wednesday, April 16th, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna. Interment will take place at Rochfort Bridge, Alberta on Saturday, April 19 at 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1T2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com.
PONICH, BERTHA known to many as 'Bert' peacefully went home on April 10, 2003 to be with her parents Frank and Tina Kornelson; husbands Roy Atkins (1979) and John Ponich (1991). Mom will forever be in the hearts of her children: Gary Atkins (Barb), Darlene Hargreaves (Rick), Sandra Tombe (Tim) and her 12 grandchildren. The finest person, quilter, sewer, gardener, baker extraordinaire has now become the most beautiful angel she is. In lieu of flowers donations to Cancer Society 'Driver Program' would be appreciated. A Service of Remembrance will be held Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, B.C. 'enough is enough' Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 604-853-2643
Rauser, Claus Dieter: July 18, 1958 - April 8, 2003. It is with deep regret and sorrow that we announce the passing of Claus due to a tragic accident in Russia. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his parents, Hugo and Anni Rauser of Armstrong, B.C.; brother Tom Rauser of Gabriola, B.C.; his sister Heidi Stockl and brother in law Bill Stockl of Edmonton, AB. He will be dearly missed by his niece, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles as well as many, many close and dear friends. The family wishes to thank the many people who, through their support, compassion, and unselfish assistance, have made the burdens of this sorrowful time easier to bear. Claus is remembered as an exceptional friend, as well as a kind and caring man who unstintingly gave to anyone in need without hesitation. He was a carpenter by trade and his adventurous spirit led him to distant lands where he did what he loved most in life - building dreams. His generous spirit and excellent craftsmanship will long be remembered by the people he worked with in Russia and the far North. Funeral Service Monday, April 21 at 1:30p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue with Pastor Neil Otke officiating. Cremation will follow in the Park Memorial Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lighthouse Mission, 10339A - 95 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5H 2B7. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com Park Memorial Edmonton 426-0050, Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre.
Sanborn: Too soon gone, and sorely missed. Elizabeth Meeres Sanborn born August 18, 1965 died March 25, 2003. A private memorial was held last week at her home. She is survived by three children, three sisters and a brother. We will let her go, but she will never leave us.
SWETZ, DORA KAYE (NEE ADAM) suddenly left us to be with the Lord on April 11, 2003. Born in Canora, Saskatchewan March 6, 1925, Kaye was the daughter of John and Victoria Adam; she was raised in Gorlitz, Saskatchewan on the farm with fourteen brothers and sisters. Predeceased by her father John in 1959, mother Victoria in 1987 and brothers George, Mike, Bill, Fred, Nick, Dan and Ernie and sisters Ann, Helen, children Phyllis in 1962 and Albert in 1991. Kaye is survived by husband Peter Swetz; sons Larry (Bonnie); Ron (Vicki) and daughter/granddaughter Dana (Darcy); grandchildren David (September), Christopher (Cristina), Casey, Vance, Serena, Shaun (Corrina), Tanya, Terri, Crystal (Patrick) and Donavin; great grandchildren Sabastian, Alyssa, Tristen, Euphoria and Allison. Daughter-in-law Darlene. She is also survived by brothers Harry (Barbara) and Peter (Rose) and sisters Mary and Emma as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday April 15, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road. Friends are invited to a viewing at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday April 15th. Funeral Service will be held at Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1931 Barlee Road on Wednesday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME, 765-3147.
Margaret Helen Reinholdt of Summerland, BC born in Didsbury, AB passed away peacefully in Penticton, BC on April 13, 2003 at the age of 68. Survived by her loving husband Paul, Daughters, Katherine Anne, Cynthia Faye, and Linda Helen all of Edmonton; Son, Howard Peter (Debra) of Calgary; 10 grandchildren; Brothers, Gerald (Millie) of Calgary, and Arthur (Darla) of Stavely; Sisters Lila and Phylis (Martin) both of Calgary. Sadly predeceased by her Father, Howard Cates. Margaret was actively involved in Boy Scouts, Girls Guides, Figure Skating, the Drop-In Center and the Hospital Auxiliary. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Rosedale Memorial Chapel, 13205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, B.C. In Margaret's honor, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Box 174, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0. Funeral arrangements entrusted to SUMMERLAND FUNERAL HOME ROSEDALE CHAPEL 250- 494-7752
Dickins, Theodore W. 1947 - 2003, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2003. Ted is survived by his loving parents, Edith and Ed Dickins, his sisters Carol Burns of Kamloops and Janice (Mike) Culos of Kelowna. He also leaves behind five nieces and nephews: Michael (Renee) and Cathy Burns of Kamloops, Michyl, Carla and Blake Culos of Kelowna. Also survived by his aunt Jean (Sanborn) Rankin and numerous cousins. Ted retired from School District in 2002 after 33 years of service. He was a BCD Army Cadet, an avid golfer, a past member of the Kelowna Pistol Club, a bowler and a pool enthusiast. Friends and family remember Ted as a gentle and decent human being. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to doctors Farquhar and Bouttell, and the members of the staff of 4B of Kelowna General Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC with Reverend Dick Fletcher officiating. The family has requested no flowers. Should you so desire, in lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to one of the following organizations in Ted's memory: Okanagan Military Museum Society, 1424 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2A5 or BCD Whizzbang Award Fund, Box 1105, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 7P8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1P6. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.
HARNETT, DOUG: It is with deep regret and sadness we announce the sudden passing of our husband and father James Douglas Harnett in Kelowna at the age of 67. Doug's last day was spent doing what he loved best, working on his cabin at Dee Lake and later watching the Canucks hockey game with his son. Doug will be sadly missed by his wife Anita, his sons Jason (Margaret); Bayne. Daughter Jenny (Roger), four grandchildren and other relatives and many friends. There will be no Memorial Services by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the S.P.C.A. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
McFarlane, Gordon Ross: It is with deep sadness that the family announces that Gord unexpectedly was called home to be with his friend, saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, April 15th, 2003. Gord leaves behind his loving wife Gail; three daughters: Cara (Sean), Sonya (Jeff) and Anita (Barth); brother Len (Wendy); sister Barbara Hagan; mother-in-law Effie (Allen) Fines; step-son Don (Lori); sister-in-law Donna (Ken) Gibson and also nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Gord was predeceased by his father Douglas Buchan, mother Mary Ellen and brother Roy. A Memorial Service will be held from St. David's Presbyterian Church, 271 Glenmore Road on Monday, April 21st, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Moffat officiating. A Viewing will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave. on Friday, April 18th, 2003 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Gord was born in Montreal, Quebec on October 22nd, 1950. He worked in several jobs in Ontario and B.C. and recently served as the development director at the Kelowna Gospel Mission. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna Gospel Mission, 251 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 6J1. In memory of Gord, condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
MURRELL, ROXANNE (NEE GOERTZEN): went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at the age of 38. She is survived by her loving husband Mike; son Cassidy (4), daughter Melissa (2); her parents Abe and Anna Goertzen of Kelowna; sister Marilyn Gilberts (Guy) and their children Lars and Terrina of Othello, Washington; brothers: Bill Goertzen (Florence) of Langley; Dan Goertzen of Vancouver. Roxanne was predeceased by her brother John in 1975 and is survived by John's wife Linda Heibert of Winkler, MB. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 19th, 2003 at 11:00 am at the Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church, 3714 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC with Pastor Larry Schram officiating. A family interment service will follow on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cassidy and Melissa Murrell Trust Fund, C/O TD Canada Trust, Dilworth Center, 2339 Highway 97 North, Kelowna, BC V1X 4H9. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 860-7077
Rein, Gustav: Went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at the age of 96. He is survived by his loving family: daughter Hilda Prause of Kitimat, BC; son Arnold (Nettie) of Kamloops; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife Wanda in 1989. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 19th at 2:00p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Thomas Kersten officiating. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.
WENDERHOLD, KARL Wenderhold: passed away on April 15, 2003 at the age of 83 years. He is survived by two daughters Judy Waaga of Winfield; Charlotte Ackerman of Rutland; three grandchildren Trevor (Michelle) Waaga, Kristi and Kodi Ackerman; great-granddaughter Mackenzie one son-in-law Dan of Kelowna. Predeceased by his wife Charlotte in 1987. Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday April 21 at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road. Interment to follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 5L3 would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME 765-3147