Armstrong, Sarah

Monday, 21 Apr 2014
Armstrong, Sarah

Sarah Armstrong (nee Eustache) passed away in Kamloops at Royal Inland Hospital on Monday
April 21, 2014 at the age of 82 years.
Survived by her loving children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many family and friends.
Wake service will be Thursday, April 24, 2014 starting at 5:30 PM with funeral service on Friday April 25 at 10:00 am at the Spiritual Center at Simpcw First Nation, 500 Dunn Lake Road
Lunch to follow at the hall.

Alexandre, Blaine

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014
Alexandre, Blaine

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Blaine Levi Alexandre in Edmonton, AB on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the age of 37.
He will always be loved and missed by many friends and family. Cherishing his memory are his mother Cheryl Ozero (Brian) of Kamloops, father Doug (Deana) Alexandre of Kamloops, two sons Levi and Kalen Alexandre of Nanaimo, common law girlfriend Angela Krause and children Marty, Jessica, Emily and Grace of Fort Saskatchewan, brother Shawn Reid and his sons Jaxon and Jagger of Kamloops, stepsisters Andrea Hall-Alexandre of Sydney, B.C. and Shana Alexandre of Burnaby, and stepbrother Josh Alexandre of Kamloops, B.C. as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
He was predeceased by grandparents Russell and Helen Reid and John and Rose O’Rourke and his Auntie Barb Dodding.
Blaine loved life and his family and friends. He was always there to lend an ear or give a hug to make everything all right.
Filling the room with his laugh and his presence, he was always the life of the party. With a mischievous grin and his quick wit he was able to tell a story that either had you in stitches or in tears.
Blaine’s passions in life were the New York Yankees, fishing, camping, and playing baseball. A bat in one hand a fishing rod in the other – always going for the home run or landing the big one.
Blaine’s memory will last forever in the hearts of all who loved him because love does last forever.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Johnson, Grace

Friday, 18 Apr 2014
Johnson, Grace

Grace Evelyn Johnson
Mar 16, 1922 - Apr 18, 2014
We are very sad to announce the passing of our wonderful mother. Grace passed away peacefully in her
92nd year on April 18, 2014.
She was predeceased by her husband Ted and daughters Leonne and Linda.
She will be greatly missed by her sons, Jim (Sharon) and Rick and all
her family and friends.
Please join us for a Celebration of her life to be held at her home at
1875 Westsyde Rd. Kamloops BC
on Saturday, April 26, 2014 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Szekeres, Jimmy

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014
Szekeres, Jimmy

June 16, 1957 - April 17, 2014
The family of James Matthew Szekeres are extremely saddened to announce his passing at the age of 56.
James, or Jimmy as he liked to be called by close family, spent 16 years of his life in the Vancouver Police Department. Jim was a trailblazer, eventually rising to the rank of the detachment’s first full-time media relations officer. Upon his retirement, he moved to Kamloops and devoted himself to his family, and social work with A.S.K. Wellness. Like his work with the VPD, Jim was integral to the bettering of numerous lives through his work with the program.
He is survived by his wonderful children Katelyn (Nathanael), Matthew, and Jonathan from Debi, his beautiful daughter Angeline from Sherie, his close friends Bob, John, and Scotty, as well as numerous family in Ontario, including his brother John Michael, sister Judy and mother June.
Jim was born in Oshawa, Ontario, and decided to make his mark early, moving out at the age of 15. He loved action movies, foods that are bad for you, and was a late convert to the Vancouver Canucks. He was a voracious reader of any topic, and in addition to his many successes in life, Jim’s greatest achievement was being a perfect father, mentor and role model for his four children. Jim was the center of any party, always the funniest person in the room, and his infectious smile and laughter will never be forgotten.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Jimmy at the Kamloops Funeral Home on Saturday, April 26, at 2 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
Condolences may be expressed to the family

Couture, Andre

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014
Couture, Andre

Andre Couture
1935 – 2014
On April 17, 2014 at 79 years of age Andre Couture of Kamloops, BC passed away. He is survived by his loving wife Doreen Clark and will be missed greatly by his daughter Lydia Couture of Kamloops, BC.
He is predeceased by his son Daniel Couture, his brother Bruno Couture, mother and father Lucille & Joseph Couture.
Andre was born in Saint-Paul D’Abbotsford, Quebec on March 25, 1935. His family moved to the Brosseau St. Paul area of Alberta in 1952. He helped on the farm and honed his musical abilities with numerous stringed instruments playing for area barn dances. In his early 20’s he moved to BC where he worked on the W.A.C Bennett Dam construction. He also worked for sometime on the railroad. In 1971 he started working at Lornex Mines, which eventually became Highland Valley Copper. He remained a heavy equipment operator until his early retirement in 1990. Although Andre was unable to play music after his surgery in 1990, he certainly still appreciated music and attended bluegrass festivals, jamborees, the Old-Time Fiddlers & rodeos. Andre left us peacefully to play his guitar, violin, banjo, accordion, mandolin, piano and harmonica for all our loved ones on the other side.
There will be no service by request. Memorial donations in Andre’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Wolak, Allan

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014
Wolak, Allan

December 17, 1957 - April 16, 2014
The world lost an amazing man, Big Al. He is the son of the late Dorathy and Stanley Wolak. Big Al was born in Montreal but moved to BC in the late nineties. Big Al loved his job with Centra Windows and Doors, and volunteering his time at the Army & Navy Club #290, where he was First Vice President and known for his song “Mustang Sally”.
He is survived by his wife Dana, his children James and Tracy, his granddaughters Madison and Victoria, and step-children D’Artagnan and Shyla, as well as brothers and sisters Linda (Larry), Joey (the late Mary), Randy, Marjorie and Jamie (Evelyne) and many relatives and friends who encouraged and supported him through his difficult battle with cancer.
Cremation arrangements made by Personal Alternatives Funeral 250-554-2324
Celebration of Life will be held May 17, 2014 at 10:00 am at #9-177 Tranquille Road.
You travelled the long and windy road with strength, courage and dignity.
You will forever be our inspiration.

Richards, Barry

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014
Richards, Barry

RICHARDS, Barry Gordon
Sept 23 1938, - April 15, 2014
Barry spent his life in the fuel business and hauled his final load on April 15, 2014 at the age of 75. Survived and missed by his loving wife of 54 years Mary; their children: Vernon (Kamloops); Cami (Neil Salanski) of Cranbrook; Charlene (Kamloops), granddaughters Marlo and Kaylin Salanski of Cranbrook, niece: Robin (Sheldon Scott) Penticton, siblings: Shirley Wallin (Virgil) of Armstrong; Charlie (Marilyn) of Penticton; Allan (Betty) of Kelowna, sister in-law Val Wurtz (Phil) of Medicine Hat, many nieces, nephews, extended family and lifelong friends.
Barry was born and raised in Penticton, BC where he developed his lifelong love of sports as a participant and a spectator. Barry was a sincere person who had a strong sense of values, which included family, friends, animals and his work. Barry was a member of Orion Lodge #51, Charter Member of Skaha Rotary Club; volunteer fire fighter in Penticton for many years, and served as a volunteer driver for the Cancer Car in Kamloops for 10 years.
To the nurses on the 4th floor recovery, your care and compassion to Barry and family was above and beyond. Thank you!
No formal service by request. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be left at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre, 250-554-2429.

Nesbitt, Diana

Monday, 14 Apr 2014
Nesbitt, Diana

Diana Nesbitt
February 18, 1966 – April 14, 2014
On Monday April 14, we lost our Diana in a tragic accident.
Diana was born in 1966 to Tom and Helen Nesbitt. From an early age, she was known by her parents and two sisters and their family as Birdie. Even when she was a little girl growing up in Kamloops she knew she wanted to be a nurse. In 1985 she moved to Vancouver to attend the School of Nursing at UBC.
It was there that she met Bruce, who later became her husband. After their two children, Jeffrey and Madelene, were born Diana postponed her nursing career to raise her kids with extravagant cooking and extended bike rides. She became president of the Montessori in Delta Society, was an incredibly active team Mom, and encouraged frequent piano practice along with countless other activities.
When her kids had grown Diana resumed her nursing career. Part of the way through her refresher training she suffered a stroke, but fought her way back to a full recovery working at the Irene Thomas Hospice Residence. She was devoted to her job, patients, and the wonderful team that she worked with.
Diana loved to cook, loved to look after people and was happiest when she was preparing an amazing meal for a houseful of family and friends. Diana touched so many lives, and she was the rock to our family. She helped us all to be our best. She had a huge heart and loved all her family and friends deeply. She did her best to make every life she touched a little better.
We miss her deeply and will always treasure her in our hearts. We love you Mum.
There will be a Celebration of Diana’s Life on
May 9, 2014 at Hycroft Manor in Vancouver at 1 pm. Donations can be made to the
Delta Hospice Society.

Bilick, Muriel

Monday, 14 Apr 2014
Bilick, Muriel

Muriel Louise BILICK
May 15, 1937 – April 14, 2014
Muriel passed away peacefully in her 76th year on April 14, 2014 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Wally, and by her daughter Cyndra, of Orleans, Ontario. Muriel will be lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren.
She was predeceased
by her son, Mike.
A private family Celebration of Muriel’s life will be held at a later time in Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia.
Condolences may be left at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre 250-554-2429.

Neis, Clarence

Monday, 14 Apr 2014
Neis, Clarence

Today, April 14 2014, we mourn the loss of our
dear papa, husband, and dad, Clarence Neis.
Clarence Neis was born February 24th 1933 in Cudworth Saskatchewan. Clarence is predeceased by his parents and all five siblings. He passed away warm in his bed, with his wife of 58 years by his side, and his loving children and grandchildren surrounding him.
Leaving behind him is his beautiful wife, Joyce Neis, and 7 children. His seven children who loved their dad greatly: Shirley (Bob), Leo, Edward, Bertha (Roger), Agnes (Tom), Angeline (Phil), and April. Clarence had 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who he cherished dearly.
Clarence had many hobbies that made him the wonderful man he was. He enjoyed tending to his garden, curling during the winter months, lawn bowling during the summer months, and playing hockey during his younger years. During the winter he would turn his garden into a skating rink to feel and see the happiness of spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Clarence was a faithful man whom was part of the OLPH parish and strong willed for the faith he believed in. He was passionate about the job he had, for 38 years, of driving trains for the CN railway. Even after retirement, he continued his love for the railway by driving the train for the Wildlife Park. Dedicating his time to making the children smile, by blowing the horn of the train, was always a favourite way to spend his time.
Clarence was an ear when you needed to talk, a hug when you needed comforting, and a wise soul when you needed advice.
If you would like to celebrate the life of Clarence Neis; the Prayers are Tuesday April 22 at 7:00 pm, and the funeral is Wednesday April 23 at 11:00 am
at OLPH, 635 Tranquille Rd, Father Peter officiating.
The spirit and life of this beautiful man
will forever live on.

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