Bernard George Coffin
Bernie was born March 26, 1928 in Simpson, Saskatchewan and passed away on Monday, July 27, 2009 at Overlander Extended Care in Kamloops, B.C. at the age of 82.
Survived by his sons Michael (Marie) Coffin of Abbotsford and Randy (Elaine) Coffin of Surrey; his daughters Donna (Alan) Richardson of Barriere and Julie (David) Savage of Kamloops; thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 12:00 (noon) in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.
Andrew Patrick (Paddy) Marshall
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of (Paddy) Andrew Patrick Marshall on July 26, 2009 in Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 92. Survived by his children Bert (Terri), David (Maureen), Penny (Allan Walker), Rick (Lynne); his grandchildren Dayna (Scott Wheeler), Jacklin, Emma, Judi (Alvin Schulz), Patricia (Tony Chrismas), Mika (Greg Rempel), Jaime (Mike Hubert), Brent (Kim), Chris (Vanessa); his great grandchildren Jace, Reece, Matana, Mackenzie, Madison, Ella, Jazmyne, Darian, Elizabeth, Jakob. Predeceased by his son Kenneth on June 6, 1959, wife Gladys on April 5, 1993, grandson Darrell on March 21, 2009. Paddy lived his whole life in and around Kamloops. From working logs on the river to driving tow truck while working for Fisher Brothers for 38 years (Paddy always got his wreck). He also worked odd jobs for Jardines Sport Shop and was always helping in the neighbourhood. Dad was an avid sports fan. In the early years he would bum smokes, loudly and mostly politely instruct referees and umpires. Always the encourager. Now in retirement, Paddy enjoyed solving world problems at the coffee counter with Uncle Phil (Gaglardi) and many of his other buddies. "Thank You Thank You."
A Celebration of Paddy's life will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in Ballroom A, Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way.
No flowers, please make a donation in memory of Paddy to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1.
Gino Bison was born December 18, 1936 in the town of Zero Branco near the city of Treviso in north-eastern Italy and passed away peacefully at Kamloops Hospice on July 24, 2009.
Gino is predeceased by his mother Noemi (1943), brother Bruno (1961), father Alessandro (1965), sister Eleonora Casagrande (2002), niece Bianca Toniolo (2006) and nephew-in-law Tomaso Pesce (2008).
He is survived by his wife Edda, sons David and Robert (Dina), grandchildren Emily and Nicole. In Italy he is survived by his sister Brunilde Pesce, brother Mario (Paola) Bison, brother-in-law Enzo (Roberta) Pesce, nephews Dario (Iris) Pesce, Ennio (Luisa) Casagrande, nephew-in-law Sandro Toniolo and great nephews Gino (Rafaela), Alessandra (Stefano), Marco, Monica (Stefano), Samanta (Davide).
Gino emigrated to Canada in 1957 where he worked as a Planerman in the sawmill industry in Prince George, Clearwater and Vavenby. In 1962 Gino returned to Italy for a brief time and was engaged with Edda Pesce. Edda emigrated to Canada in 1964, lived briefly in Vavenby and settled in Kamloops. Together, they started a family and Gino became a father to two sons, David and Robert (Dina) and eventually, a grandfather to Emily and Nicole. Gino has been a proud member of the Colombo Lodge since 1965 and a member of the Kamloops Italian Society. Dad enjoyed socializing and the company of friends. He enjoyed music, making wine and salami and frequently visiting his friends and family members in Italy. He enjoyed entertaining with his guitar, singing and sense of humour.
The family wishes to thank the Nurses and staff at Kamloops Hospice, Dr. J. Waller, the Doctors and nurses in the emergency room and the Doctors and nurses of 6 South at Royal Inland Hospital. They would also like to thank the nurses and staff of the Community Care Home Support Program.
Prayers will be recited at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2797 Sunset Dr., Kamloops, B.C. on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Father Nicholas Forde O.M.I will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial from the Church on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops Hospice Society, 72 Whiteshield Cres., Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9 in memory of Gino would be appreciated.
Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.
Steve Janacek (Istvan)
Steve passed away on August 10, 2009 at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Magdalena; his son Carl (Tina), daughter Magdalena Hermiston (Mark) and grandchildren Shawn, Trevor, Chantal, Dakota, Juliana and Kayla; great granddaughter Emilea. Also left to mourn his passing are his two brothers, George and Peter Janacek from the former, Yugoslavia.
Steve worked for the Tolko Mill from 1973 - 2000. His hobbies were fishing and playing cards with his wife and friends every day. He will be missed by his family and friends.
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Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road with the Reverend Father Nicholas Forde OMI Celebrant.
Should friends desire, donations to a charity of one's choice in memory of Steve would be appreciated.
Sardar Ranjit Singh Dhesi
On August 2, 2009 Sardar Ranjit Singh Dhesi of Kamloops passed away at the age of 68 years. He was born April 5, 1941 in India. Mr. Dhesi is survived by his loving wife Avtar Kaur and his son Satnam Singh, his four daughters and grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street. Cremation will take place at Pine Grove Crematorium. Following a Bhog Ceremony will be held at the Ord Road Sikh Temple.
He will be missed and remembered by all!
Errol Andrew Wild
Jan 30, 1960 - Aug 9, 2009
It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Errol Wild, a loving son, brother, uncle and cherished friend. Errol is survived by his parents Andy and Molly Wild, sister Julie Drummond (Chris), sister Caryl Royer (Claude), step sister Debbie Sinclair, nephews Dylan Drummond, Taylor Wild, Logan Royer, niece Amber Drummond (Corey), great nephew Miller Wild Akerman, his special friend Sue Thompson, 'adopted' son Allan Connor and countless friends.
Errol volunteered numerous hours to many organizations, The Rugby Club, SPCA, Humane Society, various boards and programs, but his passion was soccer. Errol will be sadly missed by all those he mentored and coached through his 25 years in the soccer community.
Join us in a Celebration of Errol's life on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Thompson Rivers University, Campus Activities Centre, led by Father Fred Weisbeck.
Should friends desire, donations would be appreciated to the SPCA or the Humane Society, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the TRU Foundation in memory of Errol Wild.
Alvin Lloyd Grunert
April 2, 1925 - August 5, 2009
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Al Grunert on August 5 at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 84 years. Al grew up on a farm in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He eventually moved to Vancouver and spent 30 years working as an Oakalla Farm prison guard. He moved to Kamloops in October 2000. Al is predeceased by his wife, Lydia (2007) of nearly 60 years. They met in Vancouver just before the Second World War after Al left the family farm in Yorkton. He is survived by his two sons, Bruce (Janice) and grandchildren Matthew, Luke and Daniel; Howard (Karen) and grandchildren Micah, Jesse and Chad; and his dear friend Gena Vipond; friends Rick and Gloria Chapman; Hearle Vreeland and other friends at Berwick on the Park.
In memory of his wife Lydia, Alvin generously created a legacy of learning and leadership at TRU by donating an endowment scholarship for the top students in each of every faculty and school at Thompson Rivers University. He and his wife Lydia always valued the importance of education and Al wanted to carry out his wife's desire to make post secondary education a reality for those who might not otherwise afford it.
There will be a Graveside Service for Alvin on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the family plot, Hillside Cemetery.
Should friends desire, donations in Al?s memory may be made to the Thompson Rivers University Foundation (The Alvin & Lydia Grunert Scholarship), 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 5W3.
Accidently, on Sunday, July 26, 2009 our dear son, brother & uncle Owen left us to continue his journey with his beloved dog Roxy. Leaving to mourn are his parents Maureen & Ted Embury, & Sheldon Hanna, sisters Jennifer Hanna & Valerie (Mike) Pearson. Also step-brothers Darren (Dallas) Embury, Kevin (Lana) Embury, Corey (Amber) Embury, Clint Pearson (Erica Funk) & Matthew Embury. Missing him are nephew Brenden Clark & niece Emily Pearson who held a special place in his heart. Other nieces & nephews are Dominique, Dayna, Karla, & Ryan Embury & Nate Pearson. Aunts & Uncles he left behind are Bill & Caroline Hanna, George & Belinda Hanna, Terry & Murray Sykes, Linda & Darlene Andrew. Cousins he left are Will, Rob & Suzanne Hanna, & Geordy, Sheena & Jeremy Sykes. He was predeceased by his grandparents.
Born in Flin Flon, MB on December 18, 1981 he moved with his family to Kamloops in 1991. He attended schools in Flin Flon & Kamloops until the age of 16. School was not for him. Soon after his 16th birthday he moved to Grande Prairie to work and live with his Father. In the following years he came home to upgrade his education and ended up back in GP where he started his automotive service technician apprenticeship. In 2007 he completed it & moved home from Red Deer, AB & has been working in Kamloops since, lastly at Smith Chev Olds as Service Advisor.
Along the journey of his life he made many friends entertaining us all with his brand of humour. His caring & generosity was evident even as a child. He enjoyed skiing, camping, 4X4ing, boating and in recent years he loved tubing down the river with his friends. Last year he acquired a pup, Roxy, who joined him on his many adventures.
Schoenings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A Celebration of His Life will be held with Reception to follow. Donations may be made in his memory to the local SPCA.
On Monday August 3, 2009, Pamela Ruth Strausz (Munden) passed away suddenly at Gibsons, BC at the age of 53 years. Pam is survived by her loving husband Jim, her daughter Alicia (Kerry Hughes), her grandchildren Bradyn and Georgia and her mother Louise Munden. Also left to cherish her memory are her brothers Jim (Linda) Munden and Mike (Barb) Munden, and five nephews and their families and many friends. She was predeceased by her loving father Craig Munden in January 2009.
Pam was born October 6, 1955 in Branson, Missouri. She spent most of her life in Kamloops, B.C. with a few wonderful years in Alberta. Most recently she and Jim enjoyed a home in Gibsons, BC, enjoying cappuccinos and their ocean view. She was a warm, strong, elegant and passionate woman and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
A Celebration of Pam's life will be held on Monday, August 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family may donate in Pam's memory to the Children's Miracle Network, 4220 Steeles Avenue W., Woodbridge, ON L4L 3S8.
On Friday, July 31st, 2009, Mrs. Philomena Corcoran passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years.
She is survived by her loving children: Maureen of Vancouver; Kevin of Melbourne, Australia; Colleen (Jim) Green of Jasper, Alberta; and Ann (Earl) Woodhurst of Revelstoke; two grandchildren, Erin and Christopher; one great grandchild Caitlin; and
his brother Jim.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph in 1987 and by an infant son Michael in 1944.
Philomena lived most of her life in Kamloops. She attended Sacred Heart Cathedral and was a member of the Catholic Women's League. She was also active in the community: chairperson for the "Widow's Group"; a member of the Air Force Association (886 Overlander Wing); volunteer at the RIH Thrift Shop and Past President of the Ladies' League at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club.
After Joe's retirement they spent many years traveling with the Evergreen Tour Company. She loved the weekly lunch gatherings with her friends, rounds of golf, a good game of Bridge and the sound of the ocean. Her sense of humour and bright blue eyes will be greatly missed.
The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Cathedral, 3rd Avenue and Nicola Street, Kamloops. Following the Mass, all are invited to a reception being held in the Parish Hall. (lower level of Sacred Heart Cathedral).
Should friends desire, donations to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, V2C 2B3, or Sacred Heart Cathedral would be appreciated in her memory.
Donna Lynne Padley (nee Montreuil)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister
Donna Lynne Padley, (nee Montreuil) of Merritt, B.C. at the age of 46
Born December 13, 1962 in Bissett Manitoba and passed away July 29, 2009 in Merritt, B.C.
She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Richard and sons Josh (Kim), Myles and grandson Jaxon. Also by her Mother Sheila Montreuil, Stepfather Maurice Jalbert and Mother-In-Law, Mary Padley
Brothers: Wayne of California, Leon (Bernice) of Westbank B.C., Laurier (Shelley) of Merritt, B.C. Brother In-Laws Emmanuel (Gail), Sheldon (Lisa) both of Kamloops, B.C.
Sisters: Laura (Eric), Joan (Neil) both of Merritt, B.C.
Nephews: Trevor, Shane, Kenneth, Brad (Alana, Caleb, Gavin), Jason (Melissa), Devin, Evan, Leon, Dallas, Kyle, Aaron, Brian, Eric.
Nieces: Melanie, Crystal, Jennifer, Kimberly, Debra, Paige, Plus numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
She was predeceased by her father Leon Montreuil Sr. in 1973, her father-in-law, Gib Padley in 1997 and her bother Carl Montreuil in 1998
A memorial service to be held at the Crossroads Community Church, Friday August 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Journeys into Tomorrow Transition House in memory of Donna who supported this great cause, P.O. Box 4600, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merritt Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
A special thank you to Dylan Couture and Jenny Stirling, plus the BC Ambulance Services, R.C.M.P. and Victim Services Members who attended Donna in her hour of need.
Robert James Winters
Jan 30, 1928 - Jul 27, 2009
We are sad to announce the passing at Royal Inland Hospital of a very special man with his family near his side.
Bob Winters is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vera, son Marty (Mary Jo), daughters Sharon and Linda, grandchildren Amanda, Matt, Daryl, Paul, Jason and Melissa and great grandchildren Natasha, Austin, Mitchel, Sidney and Pierson. Also two brothers Gordon and Stan (Marion) and his sister Betty (Dick).
Bob was born in Calgary and raised in Langdon, AB where he married Vera Martin on August 2, 1947. He spent several years in the oil patch until 1955 when they settled in Red Deer to raise their family. Bob owned and operated several businesses there including Red Deer Boat & Marine and Sylvan Lake Marina and was for many years involved with the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Red Deer Curling Club.
In 1968, Bob and Vera moved to Kamloops to start a new endeavour called Public's Own Market. They operated this business until 1992 when they both retired.
Bob's true enjoyment in life revolved around family, friends and sports (not necessarily in that order). He believed strongly that involvement in sports builds strong character, lifelong friendships and many lessons in striving to do more and better in all that you do. He has, for many years, been involved and supported the Kamloops Blazers, Sandpipers, Sundevils baseball and more recently the TRU Wolfpack.
In 1991, he was recognized as Sports Person of the Year by Kamloops Sports Council and on April 19, 2005, he was honoured to be inducted into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame.
Our family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of RIH Emergency and ICU.
Please join our family at a Celebration of Bob's life to be held at 2:30 p.m.on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Desert Gardens, 554 Seymour Street.
Should friends desire, donations in Bob's memory may be made to Thompson Rivers University Foundation, Sports Department, 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3.
1911 - 2009
Jim passed away on July 27, 2009 at the age of 98. Beloved father to David Meridew, Darleen Smith and loving grandfather to Heather Smith, Perry Smith (Joleen) and Glenn Smith (Danielle). Much-loved great grandfather to Veronica Smith, Erika Smith, Chaycee Smith and Summer Smith. Many nieces and nephews will miss him.
Predeceased by his wife Rietta, his brothers Bill, Alfred, Edwin ad his sister Jessie Gibson.
David James Meridew Sr., know as Jim was born to Herbert and Mary Meridew (nee Knowles) on June 18, 1911 in Paris, Ontario. In the late 1920's Jim and his father worked their way across the Prairies on the Harvest trains to Stettler, Alberta. Jim later found work at Tranquille Sanitorium where he met his wife Rietta. They married on October 6, 1939 in Vancouver, BC. Jim and Rietta moved to Victoria where Jim worked as a gardener at the Empress Hotel. During the Second World War, he was employed with the Esquimalt Shipyards. Jim returned to Kamloops with his family in 1947. He was the Head Gardener at Tranquille Sanitorium until his retirement in 1975. Jim was a good father and grandfather who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was avid outdoorsman until his early nineties. He enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, swimming and boating.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Canon Jack Phelps officiating.
Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of Jim.
Sheila Marion Pittman (nee' Humber)
1953 - 2009
Sheila passed away peacefully on September 12, 2009 at Kamloops Hospice House with her family by her side after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
Sheila leaves to mourn, her son Darren Pittman (Samantha), daughters Tammy Dodyk (Ted) and Dana Pittman (Dustin Morissette), six beloved grandchildren Talis, Dawson, Marshall, Lincoln, Britannia and Curtis; also her Mother Marie Humber, brothers Fred Humber (Yvonne) and William Humber (Mary) and sisters Dorcas Betton (George) and Shirley Gillingham (Ralph).
Sheila was predeceased by her father Frederick Humber.
Sheila was born and raised in Botwood, Newfoundland. She then ventured to B.C. in 1973. In addition to being a devoted Mother and Grandmother, she was an astute business woman. She was up for any experience or challenge that came her way. She was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago while attending a spa college in Kelowna but never gave up her dream and opened up a day spa. Everyone admired her beautiful smile and infectious laugh and her genuine actions.
Her family and friends will forever be grateful for the professional care she received during her treatment. We wish to thank all the staff from the B.C. Cancer Agency and Royal Inland Hospital. We deeply appreciate the Marjorie Snowden Memorial Hospice Home for their comfort, compassion and serenity provided to Sheila and her family during the final stages of her life.
Memorial Service will be held at the Logan Lake Community Church, #2 Sapphire Ct. on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Logan Lake Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Myeloma Canada, P.O. Box 326, Kirkland, QC H9H 0A4.
Doreen Phyllis Goldney
Doreen Phyllis Goldney passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 77.
Mom will be lovingly remembered by her children, Helen Zak (Joe), Ian Goldney (Linda), and Brent Hunt (Judy). She also leaves her sister Elizabeth Christmas and her family; her grandchildren Lisa, Kelly, Chad, Alana, Lance, Neale and Garrett; and her best friend and loyal companion "GUSS".
Mom was predeceased by Warren Goldney, her husband of 43 years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Canon Jack Phelps officiating.
Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops S.P.C.A., 1211 - 8th Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3 in mom?s memory would be greatly appreciated.
Evelyn Elizabeth Archibald nee Cowan
1910 - 2009
After 99 years and one month, Ev Archibald died peacefully on September 1st, 2009.
Born Evelyn Elizabeth Cowan, she was the daughter of Wilda & Colonel William Cowan, and the sister of William. Her younger sister, Kathleen, died when Ev was four, a loss that touched her deeply and left a sad place in her heart forever. Ev was raised in Toronto where she attended Bishop Strachan School and then Trinity College, University of Toronto, going on to Library Science.
After a shipboard romance with Charles Brenton Archibald, she "moved out west" to marry him and raise her family in Vancouver. The Archibalds retired in Chase BC, wintering in California. Ev was widowed in 1984.
Her three daughters: Kathy Archibald, Carol Holloway and Marg Archibald are filled with admiration for this beautiful woman who raised and loved them. She taught them to appreciate culture and never let them forget they were valued; that whatever happened, they were worthy of love and respect, and that they would succeed at their choices.
Nana was a source of pride to her grandchildren: Chris Arnet, Andrew Barnes, Sonia Schnitzer and Ivan Holloway. Her great-grandchildren are Allysa Jordon, Kazimir and Bodan Schnitzer and Charles Barnes.
A memorial service will be held at Schoening Funeral Service in Kamloops B.C., at 2 PM, Saturday September 26th. No flowers thank you. Please make a donation to Foster Parent Plan or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Ridgeview, who gave unending love and comfort without fail during the last year of Ev's life. The level of care they gave was astonishing.
Ronald Charles Simpson
March 15, 1944 - August 29, 2009
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our loving husband, Father, Papa and Friend, Ronald.
Ron leaves behind his loving wife of 21 years, Jean; his sons Brad and Brian; his daughters Barb Simpson, Sheila McKenzie and Sandy (Terry) McKenzie; grandchildren Mathew Simpson, Clayton, Chris and Mike McKenzie, , Gooie and Little-Fawn Deneault. Also left to cherish his memory are his sister Shirl (Robert) Namith, his nieces Sheila, Lori and Kimmy Namith, and his loving playful companion Snoopy, as well as many friends.
Ron is predeceased by mother Merie and father Charles Simpson, daughter Barb McKenzie and grandson Evan Deneault.
He was a long time resident of Savona, where he worked at the Mill and Plywood Plant for numerous years. Ron was famously known for his hillside at the Savona Transfer Station. Ron was an expert welder and hobbyist who enjoyed his grandsons, his gardening and fishing. Ron never missed a day taking his buddy snoop dog to the bull pasture (Savona river bank) for a run and a quick cast.
Ron will be sadly missed by all!
"Love you Papa"
A Celebration of Ron's life will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Savona Community Hall with a river service to follow.
Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops SPCA, 1211 - 8th Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3 in memory of Ron would be appreciated.
Jean Charlotte Bell
Jean Charlotte Bell passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Gillis House in Merritt, BC after a courageous struggle with leukemia.
Mom was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 28, 1935. She was predeceased by her mother Jan Cokayne and is survived by her loving father Bob Cokayne and three children Janet (Merle) Boley, Doug (Donna) Bell, Tom (Diane) Bell, grandchildren Robert, Lee, Jessica and Tracy (Aaron) and great grandchildren Emma and Daisy.
Mom was an active member of the Merritt Bridge Club and an avid crafter whose work can be found in many homes in and around the Merritt area.
Mom loved the water and her ashes will be taken to two of her favourite places, Cortez Island, BC and Wawa, Ontario (Lake Superior).
A Celebration of Mom's life will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 3 pm to 5pm at the Merritt Senior Citizens Centre, 1675 Tutill Court, Merritt, BC
Mom loved the animals and was an avid supporter of the SPCA. In lieu of flowers or as an expression of sympathy, friends and family may make donations to the Kamloops SPCA, 1211 8th Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3.
The family would like to thank Dr. Schmit and all the nurse and staff at Nicola Valley Hospital and the Coquihalla Gillis House.
August 6, 1989 - August 20, 2009
Keyvan Patrick Elford, was taken unexpectedly from us. Keyvan will be very deeply missed by his mother Tracy (Keith), father Jim (Levea), sister Tristan (Bill), sister Ky-Lee, brother James (Jodie), brother Josh (Nicole) and his nephews Hayden and Dylan, niece Emma, great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends.
We would often see Keyvan in his Ford with family or friends on his way out hunting or with a fishing rod in hand. Our "Little Redneck" also had a love for a good game of lacrosse or soccer.
A "Celebration" of Keyvan's life will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at the Bill Maggs Park in Logan Lake, BC.
If anyone wishes, a donation in memory of Keyvan to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
ALDO FRANCO DEL MEDICO
May 6, 1929 - August 21, 2009
Our beloved father and grandfather left us peacefully while in his home, surrounded by family and friends after a lengthy illness with Parkinsons.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Pina, daughters Elaine (John) Nunez, Joanna (Russ) Pierrot and son Johnny (Doris) Del Medico. He also leaves to cherish his memory seven grandchildren, John-Jose, Daniel, Natalie, Elisa, Talia, Keanna and Bryden.
He also will be dearly missed by his older brother Giacomo and younger sisters Erta, Maria and Ada all from Udine, Italy where Aldo was born.
We know that he is in a better place and will always cherish the beautiful memories he gave us. We would like to thank very much Dr. Tom Eccelston and the ladies from High Country for their compassion and kindness.
The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Entombment will follow at Evergreen Mausoleum, Hillside Cemetery.
Should friends desire, donations to the Parkinsons Society, 600 - 890 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9 in memory of Aldo would be appreciated.
Freeda Swadling nee Ziegenhagel
September 1, 1922 - August 22, 2009
Freeda Swadling went to be with the Lord on August 22 at the age of 86 years. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Ralphe. She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters Beryl (Bob) Cassidy of Kamloops, BC and Nora Patterson of Clearwater, BC, daughter in law Lily Swadling of Medicine Hat, AB; six grandchildren, Bob Jr. (Trina) Cassidy, Michelle (Larry) Macko, Darin Patterson, Devin (Julie) Patterson, Cliff (Andrea) Swadling and Shana (Steve) Comstock and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her two brothers Art (Adeline) and John (Irene) Ziegenhagel both of Medicine Hat and three sisters Alice Boschee, Edna Vossler and Ruth (Harold) Cain all of Medicine Hat. She was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Emilia Ziegenhagel, brother George (Adele), son Earl in 2002 and son in law Jack Patterson in 2004.
She was born in Medicine Hat and later moved to Vancouver, BC where she met and married Ralphe. Together they moved to Kamloops where they settled and raised their three children,
She was a committed Christian and an active member of First Baptist Church. For many years, Freeda used her talents of service at the church and Sunnybrae Bible Camp on Shuswap Lake.
A Funeral Service will be held in Freeda's memory at the First Baptist Church, 454 Columbia Street on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International would be appreciated in memory of Freeda.
Monica Elizabeth Whitecross
On Wednesday, August 19, 2009, Mrs. Monica Elizabeth Whitecross of Quilchena, B.C. passed away at the age 71 years.
Monica was born in Vancouver, B.C. on January 21, 1938. She was the youngest daughter of Matthias and Virginia (Guichon) Rose. She is survived by her husband Graham, son Brian (Jennifer), brother Guy (Hilde) Rose, sister Eleanor (Bill) Urquhart and her two granddaughters Emily and Jayna. She will also be fondly remembered by many family members and friends.
Prayers will be recited on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 2326 Jackson Avenue, Merritt. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital, Cancer Clinic, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of Monica.
Monica will be forever in out hearts!
Service arrangements entrusted to Merritt Funeral Chapel, Merritt, BC, telephone (250) 378 - 2141.
Ethel Louise Munden
On Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Mrs. Ethel Louise Munden passed away peacefully at Kamloops at the age of 87 years.
She is survived by her sons Mike (Barb) of Cherry Creek and Jim (Linda) of Kamloops and her son in law Jim Strausz of Kamloops; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. Louise was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Craig (Jan 25, 2009) and her loving daughter Pam (Aug 3, 2009).
Louise was born February 13, 1922 in Mutual, Oklahoma, the youngest of 12 to the Ellis & Maudie Peach family. She met and married Craig in Los Angeles, California. She and Craig began their careers in the trucking industry, moving from L.A. to Bridgeport, Washington, then to Branson, Missouri. In 1957 they moved to Port McNeill to look after a contract hauling ore for Mannix. From there, to North Vancouver for two years before moving to Kamloops and onto the forest industry. Along the way they developed many friends through square dancing and travel.
She will be missed by many!
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Reverend Terry Sauder officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot, Hillside Cemetery.
Should friends desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society, Box 277, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K6 in memory of Craig Munden.