Bower, Greta: Passed away December 12, 2002. A graveside service and interment of ashes will be held on Friday, April 25th at 1:30 PM at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by kw Springfield funeral home ltd. 250-860-7077
Haynes, Richard went to his eternal home on April 20, 2003 at the age of 72. Survived by his brother Gordon Cowland; three sisters: Wilma Johnson, Doreen Spletzer, and Myrtle Jilg, his mother Helena Cowland, nieces and nephews: Diane Norrie, Donna Pauls, Valarie Sawka, Grace Jorgensen, Debbie Cowland, Stan Spletzer, Phil Spletzer, Connie Hermany, Kurt Grober, Judy Dahl, and also ex-wife and friend Dorlean Haynes. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 10th at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road with Reverend Gordon Fletcher officiating. As an expression of sympathy, friends or family may send flowers or charitable / memorial donations to World Vision: P. O. Box 1000 Stn. Streetsville, Mississauga, ON, L5M 1Z7. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077 www.springfieldfuneralhome.com
Leahy, Patricia Rose (Jigolyk) February 11, 1941 - April 22, 2003: After a valiant struggle with cancer, Patricia has passed into the arms of our Lord. Mom is survived by her sons Sean and Patrick; daughter Alicia (Jordan) and grandson Jesse Liam. She will also be sadly missed by her former husband Laurence. Patti is deeply missed by her mother, Adele; sisters Louise (Jack), Sharon (Pudgy), Maria, Rose (Steve); brother Steven. She will also be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and co-workers. Patricia was predeceased by her father Patrick and niece Stephanie. Prayer services will be held at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church 10004-101 Street Fort Saskatchewan on Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 25, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church with Father Duncan MacDonnell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Home Care Program of the Fort Saskatchewan Health Unit or to the Cross Cancer Institute would be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. R.W. Stecyk and the staff at the Fort Saskatchewan Health Centre for their loving care and support. Riverview Funeral Services of Fort Saskatchewan in care of arrangements. Gordon Kadatz & Tammy Bass, Directors. Phone 780-998-9898. An Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.
Moldowan, Mary: Passed away peacefully at the Cottonwoods Extended Care in Kelowna on Saturday, April 19th, 2003. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Patricia and her husband Barry Armbrust of Kelowna, son Robert, his wife Patti of Las Vegas, Nevada, Daughter Barbara and her husband David Edwards of Grimsby, Ont., daughter-in-law Joanne Moldowan of Williams Lake, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also Sister Tina Korczak of Hamilton, Ont., brother Peter Petrowich of Regina, Sask and brother Walter Petrowich of Kelowna. A memorial service will be held at the Westbank Community Centre on Friday, April 25th, 2003 at 2:00pm.
POPE, JAMES LISLE (2003-04-18): passed away at home on Friday, April 18th, 2003 at the age of 85 years. Lisle is survived by his loving family: wife Millie, son Jim (Barbara) of Toronto, Ontario, daughter Judy (Robert) of Ottawa, Ontario, niece, Gladys and two nephews Grant and Kenneth, and a supportive extended family. Lisle was predeceased by his first wife Olive in 1991, his father Bart, mother Carrie and two brothers DeWitt and Vernon. Lisle was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan on May 3rd, 1917. He came to Kelowna with his family in 1950. He was a professional photographer for most of his career and founded Pope's Studio in Kelowna. Lisle was a well known member of St. Paul's United Church, sang in the church choir and served as a church elder. In his retirement years, he was an enthusiastic member of the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club. A memorial service will he held on Thursday, April 24th, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Paul's United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, B.C. with Pastors Wayne Laurie and Albert Baldeo officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy St., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 1P6 or the United Church Foundation, St. Paul's United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna, B.C., V1W 3S9. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements made by Springfield Funeral Home Ltd. 250-860-7077
CAIRNS, RAYMOND ALVIN, born April 21 1930, died peacefully at home in Peachland, BC after a courageous battle with cancer. He has the love of his family forever - wife of 50 years, Dickie (Beverly Joy), Son - Scott (Cathy) Cairns of Nanaimo, Daughters - Ann-Marie Day of Westbank, Tracy (Rick) Scott of Westbank and Shelly (Andrew) Spence of LaSerena, Chile. 8 grandchildren - Ben, Jack, Alana, Brian, Kevin, Connor, Cole, Cameron and great grandchild - Kyle. Sister - Erla Crossley and three nieces. The smile, laugh, honor and goodness of Dad is in our hearts and souls forever. Love ya Dad. A gathering to celebrate Rays life will be held Friday May 23, 2 pm, Peachland Cemetery. Thank you to all doctors and nurses of CC of Kelowna and The Palliative Home Care Unit of Kelowna.
Engbrecht, Mary (Lohrenz): Mary was born in Liebenau, Russia on July 10, 1912. She came to Canada with her parents in 1924 to Whitewater, MB. She married Jake Engbrecht in 1931. They lived in Manitoba until 1946, then in Chilliwack, BC and later in Kelowna. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Jacob Peter in May 2000; a daughter Elizabeth in infancy and son Wally in 1993. She is survived by two daughters: Freda (Bruno) Neufeld of Kelowna, Margaret (Gary) LaPlaca of Chilliwack; two sons: Bill (Wenda) Engbrecht of Winnipeg, John (Gail) Engbrecht of Prince George; daughter-in-law Nettie Engbrecht of Kelowna; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; special friend Ruby; many friends and relatives. Mary enjoyed reasonable good health until the last six months in Cottonwoods, where she passed away peacefully on April 23, 2003. As a family, we grant her eternal peace and love. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Mennonite Central Committee Supportive Care Services, 287 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6N6. A Funeral Service will be held at First Mennonite Church, 1305 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC on Monday, April 28th at 11:00a.m. Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.
FAULKNER, ROY LOUIS: of Kelowna, passed away peacefully in the Vancouver General Hospital on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003 at the age of 84 years. Survived by his loving wife Shirley of 53 years. Five children: Joan (Pat) MacInnis; Sandy (Wendy); Sharon (Norm) Frame; Gail Faulkner; Don (Geri), nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter and also his sister Thelma Johnson of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. A Viewing will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave on Friday, April 25th between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave on Saturday, April 26th, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Dr. Gordon Fletcher officiating. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. 201-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2E6 in memory of Roy. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com
LEE, ROBERT E: of Westbank passed away on April 22. Survived by his brother Rick of Edmonton, AB. Predeceased by his father Vernon & mother Joyce. Bob will be included in the Remembrance Celebration on May 15th @ 10:00 am at Brookhaven Care Center, 1775 Shannon Lake Rd, Westbank, BC
MARSHALL, RONALD JOHN passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2003 at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Wilma; three sons: Wayne Marshall (Carol) of Edmonton, Bob Marshall (Bev) of Kelowna, Partick Marshall of Edmonton, two daughters: Betty Marshall of Kelowna, Michelle McDonald (Sandy) of Vancouver; five grandchildren: Ashley, Kyla, Keltyn, Matthew, Andy; and sister Carol Wright of Los Angeles, CA. There will be a private family service. 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.
O'REILLY, TIMOTHY DONOVAN (TIM) passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at the age of 46. Tim was born in Kelowna, November 18, 1956. Predeceased by his father Jack in 1972, and survived by the daughters he loved so dearly, Sarah and Meghan. He will be sadly missed by his mother, Betty, brothers Shawn (Sandy, Erin, Connor) of Kelowna; Pat (Angie, Jonathan, Rebecca) of Bradenton, Florida; sisters Judy (George, Jennifer, John) Armatas of Winnipeg; Wendy (Craig, Matthew, Michael) Cumming of Langley; his loving partner in life, Christine Lefaivre, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Our beloved Tim will be sorely missed by the many who loved him. Tim was an active member of the community, achieving high standards in hockey, racquetball, squash and water skiing. Mostly we will miss Tim's sensitive soul, and generous spirit. Those who knew Tim described him as, 'Salt of the Earth'. Prayers will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC on Sunday, April 27th at 8:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC on Monday, April 28th at 1:30 pm. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.
ALLEN, ANGELA, JANUARY 14, 1984 - APRIL 25, 2003: All of our lives changed the day Angela was diagnosed with cancer. For Angela it meant losing all the innocence of childhood. For the rest of us it meant watching with awe at her courage, her strength and her will to live. Our Angela went to heaven on April 25, 2003 and looks down on her family Tom, Ornella and Carina Allen; Grandparents John and Aurelia Grison, Grandmother Joyce Allen; Uncle Dario and Auntie Elaine, cousins Christina, Bianca and Alessandro Grison; Aunt Brenda Wientz and cousin Chris (Leanne, Seth and A.J. ) Wientz; Uncle Kevin (Laura Neufeld) Allen; Aunt Lesley (Wade) cousins Jonathan, Matthew, Kaitlin and Stacey Schmidt; Uncle Glen (Leah) cousins Colin and Emily Allen; Aunt Judy (John) cousins Ewan and Ramsay Murray; Godmother Diana Petretta and many relatives in Italy. Best friends Carly Robertson, Megan Reid, Emily Rimmer and Kerry Walker, who were there for Angela in every way. The Bundschuh family; John, Joan, Alexis, Danyari, Hannah and Simone. Jason and Claire McInnis and their two little boys Josh and Reid who Angela loved more than anything, and many, many friends. Angela touched so many people in so many different ways and will be missed by all. Angela loved children and was a great gymnastic coach. She excelled at sports, loved soccer, which she played all of her school years, was a competitive gymnast for six years, played field hockey and rugby in high school, ran cross-country in Grade 11, started skiing at the age of two and snowboarded as a team. Angela's goal, after beating cancer, was to surf. Angela was a regular blood donor since the age of 16. Angela was a shining example of a well rounded teen, and it is only through Angela's example of courage, strength and will that we are able to go on without her. We would like to thank all the people who took special care of Angela: Dr. Elaine Bouttell, for always being sensitive to Anglela's needs and for finding new avenues of hope, when that was what Angela needed most, and for not making Angela ' do mornings'. Thank you to everyone at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, especially Dr. Bas Masri and Paula in Kelowna; Dr. Islam Mohamed and everyone in Radiology. A special thank you to Debbie and all the nurses in the Chemo room. To everyone on 4B, especially Dena and Judy for the care on her many visits there. To everyone in X-ray and to all the doctors she saw in Emergency. A special thank you to the nurses who always made sure the wait was short. Dr. J. D. Loken who took care of Angela since birth and who a short 18 years later had to tell her she had cancer. To the IV Team at KGH; Tami, Lucy and Laureen, you three were always there for Angela with your tender care. Thank you Denis and all the staff at Mission Overwaitea Pharmacy for always for always being so helpful. Thank you Bruce Allen for acupressure and so much more. A very special thank you to St. Jude's Hospital for all the special work they do. And finally to the Palliative Team who we only met a week ago; Dr. Clare McGinness, Lindsay, Holly, Vera and Louise. Thank you for helping Angela and us through the most difficult of times. A celebration of Angela's life will be held on Wednesday, April 30th at 1:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077
Blenkarn, Cecil Edwin was born on March 15, 1916 in Kelowna, BC and passed away April 26, 2003 at KGH at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, May; his children: Sylvia (Bob) Halabourda; Hazel (Richard) VanLaak; Carol (John) Schofield; Gerald (Connie) Blenkarn; Shirley (Lorne) Scott; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and his brother Keith Blenkarn. Cecil was a veteran of World War II, and had retired after 26 years as a provincial government employee working as a Psychiatric Nurse at Woodlands. An open house tea will be held from 1-4pm on Friday, May 2nd at 769 Raymer Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Cecil's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P6. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.
CAREFOOT, ALLAN T. passed away on Friday, April 25th, 2003 at the age of 81. He is survived by two daughters: Karon (Bruno) of Vernon, BC, Sherry (Laverne) of Leduc, AB; two sons: Spencer (Marilyn) of Revelstoke, BC, Gary (Love) of Calgary, AB; six grandchildren; five sisters: Gertrude, Eulalia, Irene, Lois and Kathleen. Predeceased by his wife Kay, daughter Carol, and brother Spence. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 1st at 11:30 am at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, 201-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.
ERICKSON, ERNEST: died peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital, with his family at his side on April 22, 2003 at the age of 87. Ernest was born in Canwood, Saskatchewan on Feb 24, 1916. A private family funeral service was held at Arbor Westwood Memorial Chapel on Saturday, April 26, 2003 followed by interment in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 4th, 2003 at 2pm at the Kelowna Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1130 Springfield Road, Kelowna. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of ARBOR WESTWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL. Should friends desire, condolences can be e-mailed c/o firstname.lastname@example.org
Wawrzynowski, Stefania Michalina went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 25, 2003 at the age of 90. Stefania was born in Poland on July 9, 1912. She will be together again for eternity with her beloved husband, Joseph, who predeceased her in 1994. She is survived by her daughter Terri (Hans) Scheepmaker of Kelowna; three grandchildren: Stephen (Veronika) of Vancouver, Kathi (Ian) of Coquitlam and Matthew (Karissa) of Kelowna. She is also survived by her nephew Michael of Edmonton, as well as numerous nephews and nieces in Poland and France. A Memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 11:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stefania's name may be made to St. Joseph Elementary School, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5X4. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.