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Tomlinson, Barry John

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Tomlinson, Barry John

April 8, 1959 – May 24, 2016
Lamont, Alberta

It is with great sadness the family of Barry announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. He is survived by the love of his life Cindy, his children Patrick and Diane and step-children Darcie, Duane and Michael.

Also left to mourn are his parents Patrick and Barbara, his brothers Brian (Jackie), Gary (Jamie) and David (Deanna), sister-in-law Karen (Daryl), along with his grandchildren and all of his other family members and friends.

Barry was born in Calgary, Alberta and moved with his family to Kamloops, B.C. in 1968. He graduated from Westsyde Secondary School in 1979. Later in his life, he moved to Alberta, where he enjoyed a wonderful career with Dow Chemical, working as a Senior Production Technologist.

As a young man, Barry, along with his parents and brothers, enjoyed an active outdoor life of camping, fishing and hunting. Barry continued to love these hobbies throughout his life, sharing them with his family and friends. The family will always cherish the memories of Barry and our summertime family fishing trips at the South Thompson River in Kamloops and Chump Lake in Boyle, Alberta.

Barry was a kind and generous man who would give the shirt off his back to anybody who needed it.

He will be forever loved and missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 30, 2016 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Lamont Hall, 4844 49 Street, Lamont, Alberta.

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Edwardson, Gary Allan

Monday, 23 May 2016
Edwardson, Gary Allan

May 23, 1943 – May 23, 2016

Gary Allan Edwardson died as he lived – quietly and with courage – at Marjorie Willoughby House, Kamloops, BC, on his 73rd birthday, May 23, 2016. Born on May 23, 1943 in Regina, Sask to Allan and Violet (Gates) Edwardson, Gary embraced family tradition and developed a passion for and blind faith in the Sask. Roughriders that never wavered (“next year – The Cup !!”). Gary moved to Kitimat when he was 13, where his part-time job turned into a career in the grocery business, moving about BC as a meat cutter for Overwaitea and Woodwards, retiring from Safeway in 2005. He married Linda (Piper) in Kamloops on December 27,1969 and they headed out on “the northern adventure” to Prince George, Quesnel, Kitimat and Fort St. James, where they made many life-long friends.

Gary is survived by his wife Linda, who will love and miss him forever. Predeceased by his parents, he is also survived by his sister Brenda (David) Dhaliwal, Linda’s sister Joan (Leo) Loehr and brother Ted (Rolande) Piper. Nieces and nephews Dean and Neal (Dhaliwal), Geoff, Regan, Kent, Joel, Jarret and Mary (Loehr) and Jim, Lynette, Michelle and Judy (Piper) whose milestones Uncle Gary was happy to share when he could. Thank you for loving him and including him in your lives.

Heartfelt thanks to Lindsay and all the staff and volunteers at Marjorie Willoughby House for your caring support. If desired, donations may be made to the House to enable them to carry on God’s work.

No formal service at Gary’s request. Interment at Hillside Cemetery Mausoleum at a later date.

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Smith, Clarence Evan

Monday, 23 May 2016
Smith, Clarence Evan

March 24, 1937 - April 23, 2016

Clarence passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Clarence’s passion for travel and trains took him across the country and back again. He enjoyed music, movies, books and people.

Clarence enriched the lives of others with his loving, caring nature and his unending supply of bad jokes. He always had a smile and a warm hello for all.

He leaves behind his fiancé Lynne Faust and a whole adopted family at Carma Court.

Clarence you are well loved.
We wish you peace.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Dong, the RCMP, Paramedics and Kim at Alternatives Funeral and Cremations.

Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

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Cleveland, Clara Margaret

Monday, 23 May 2016
Cleveland, Clara Margaret

January 6, 1922 – May 23, 2016

It is with sad hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

Clara Margaret Cleveland at 94 years of age. Her husband John Adair Cleveland predeceased her in 1995.

She is survived by her children Norman (Lynn) of Kamloops, Robert (Teresa) of Kamloops, predeceased by her sons Leonard in 1997 and James in 2010. She is survived by grandchildren Mickey (Laura) their children, Gwen and Robbie of Victoria, Martin (Kassy) and their children Ashley, Brooke and Hailey of Kelowna, Krista (Russell) Nowicki and their sons Thomas and Anthony of Kamloops, Marcia (Trevor) Dick and daughters Elianna and Sasha of Kamloops and Jennifer also of Kamloops, Jamie and son Jax, Ashley (David) Gore and former wife Denise of Kamloops, Robert (Teresa) and son David (Laura) of Lavington, daughter Kristina (Ryan) Bedard and their son Beckham of Vernon.

Born and raised in a Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan the daughter of Christian Meyers and Anna Prokosh. Clara was one of seven siblings. She moved to Vancouver in 1940 and was employed as a housekeeper. There she met John and was married in 1942. They moved to Penticton, then Kimberly and finally settled in Kamloops in 1952. Clara was involved in activities at OLPH including being a President of the CWL in the 1960’s and a Cub-Master . She was an avid gardener and a very competitive bowler. Her main love in life was music. Clara played guitar, organ and piano. Many will remember her favorite tune “Good Night Irene” which she played daily in her later years.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Road. with Fr. Paul Simms officiating. Refreshments will be in the OLPH Church Hall following Mass. Interment will be at the Hillside Cemetery.

Thank you to all of the staff at Overlander Extended Care Hospital for the excellent care you gave to our Mom.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mom’s name to The Canadian Diabetes Association or the MS Society.

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Nystoruk, Steve

Sunday, 22 May 2016
Nystoruk, Steve

January 1, 1934 – May 22, 2016

Steve Nystoruk of Kamloops passed away on May 22, 2016 at 82 years of age.
He is survived by his loving wife Betty.

Steve will be dearly missed by his brother and sisters, Mike, Pearl, Anne, Violet, Irene and Rose as well as many other relatives.

He is predeceased by his father and mother, John and Katherine and his brothers and sisters, Bill, George, Eugene, Mary, Helen, Lena and Martha.

Steve was born and raised in Saskatchewan. He moved to BC to be closer to his family, where he would soon meet his wife to be, Betty. He worked a number of jobs including, Woolco and Walmart until he retired in 1999.

Precious are the memories he leaves behind.

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Green, Evelyn Loucella

Friday, 20 May 2016

Evelyn Loucella Green passed away peacefully in Kamloops, BC at the age of 92 years.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Dr., with Pastor Don Maione officiating.

A viewing will be held in the Rosewood Room from 10:00 am until 11:00 am.

Evelyn will be laid to rest in Queen’s Park Cemetery in Calgary. Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation or BC Cancer Society.

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Price, Lorraine Lillian

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

March 31, 1945 – May 18, 2016

It is with heavy hearts and cherished memories that we announce the passing of Lorraine on May 18, 2016 in Kamloops, BC.

Lorraine will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jim, daughter Carrie (Kevin) Steinwand of Salmon Arm, son Tony (Harleen) of Kamloops and grandchildren Nathan, James, Andrew
and Aaron.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Lorraine to the BC Cancer Foundation.

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Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial, Kamloops (250) 554-2429

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Lidster, Henry Francis

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Lidster, Henry Francis

Henry Francis (Harry) Lidster died peacefully surrounded by love at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, Kamloops, BC on May 18, 2016. Born on September 13, 1923, in Regina Sask., Harry spent his childhood there and enjoyed summer vacations on his uncle’s farm just a few hours away by train. Harry, the son of Walter Lidster and Mary Morrow was the third of five boys who had a loving and close relationship. Soon after graduating from Campion College,( where one of his instructors fondly told his mother that he was a “lazy galoot”) Harry enlisted in the Canadian Army. He spent four years in Australia where his intelligence and typing skills were put to use deciphering Japanese coded messages. After the war, Harry married Maria ( Mary) Brescianni and they moved to Vancouver where he completed his teaching degree at UBC. Upon graduation (1951) they moved to Kamloops and Harry began an exemplary 33 year teaching career at Kamloops Secondary---Allan Mathews Campus. Harry was a very popular teacher, vice-principal, and principal who greatly enjoyed his work at Kam Secondary School, John Peterson Junior Secondary and Valleyview Junior Secondary.

Harry was well known in the community as a caring, competent and skilled teacher and co-worker. Even students disciplined in his office paid tribute to his compassion and caring.

Harry was very involved with the Kamloops Cursillo Movement, Charismatic Renewal and the parish life of Sacred Heart Cathedral and Holy Family Parish.

After his retirement in 1983, Harry and Mary moved to Winfield where they were active with the food bank, square dancing, golfing and Saint Edward’s Catholic Church. As Mary’s health failed (2000), they moved back “home” to Kamloops. Harry was pre-deceased by Mary his loving wife of 52 years, and son Patrick. Harry is survived by his wife Theresa, children Maureen O’Mara (Bill), Mark (Monie), David (Susan), Cathy Lidster (Tom Volkers), Ruth Lidster (Alan Bogetti), Jerome (Kathryn), Doug (Joanne), brother Ken Lidster , 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

The Lidster family would like to thank Dr. Victor De Kock, Dr. Pia Pace, the staff of Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, and the nurses, dieticians and social workers at Royal Inland Hospital for their compassion and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Kamloops Hospice Society or St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Prayers of the faithful will be said at Holy Family Parish on Sunday, May 22, at 5:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish at 2:30 pm on Monday, May 23rd. Immediately following the Mass there will be a reception in the Church Hall.

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Jardine, Ross Campion

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Jardine, Ross Campion

After 82 years of an incredibly full, honorable and beautiful life, Ross Campion Jardine left this world on May 18, 2016. Ross will be remembered as a very humble, generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. Born January 17, 1934 to Ted and Helen (Young) in Coronation, Alberta, Ross spent his early years in nearby Compeer where his parents owned the General Store. In 1944 the family moved to Kamloops and started their new family business, Jardine Hardware. Growing up working in the store and playing hockey and football ignited his lifelong passions for sports and business. Ross married his high school sweetheart, Arline (Carter) in 1958 and they were blessed with five children, Jody, Arlana (Shane) Dagneau, Terry-Jo (Dale) Kaiser, Rex (Nicole) and Nancy.

Ross was a visionary man of multiple talents and exceptional persistence, resulting in success with his many business ventures. Early on Ross partnered with his older brother Glen to open Kamloops Sport Shop on Victoria St. His love of boating and the Shuswap then led him to develop Kamsport Marine. In the 1970’s Ross became a partner in manufacturing boats and in 1983 created Campion Marine sending his boats throughout the world. He was inducted into the National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame in 2012. In 1974 Ross moved the family to ‘the country’ on the river just outside of Kamloops, here he started Jardine Turf Farm, a creative way to make the acres profitable while enjoying his dogs, horses, gardening and the river outside his door . Ross didn’t just build boats, he loved to build anything ....multiple homes, cottages, commercial buildings, barns, furniture, go-carts and was instrumental in the development of Rivershore Golf Course. None of these successes would have been possible but for Ross’s work ethic, keen mind that never seemed to stop, honest and fair business ethics, strength of character and pure determination.

Ross played hockey successfully for the Kamloops Chiefs team, twice Coy Cup Champions and part of the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame. He coached local teams, played for the Kamloops Oldtimers and enjoyed serving as a director for the Kamloops Blazers.

Ross was an amazing family man and became an adored Grampa to 13... Marissa, Zachary, Matthew and Mitchel Ledding - Tana (Josh) Jones, Bailey and Laine Dagneau - Calli (Travis) Huyghebaert, Spencer (Nicole) Duncan - Carter, Marina, Shayl and Jordyn Jardine - as well as great-grampa to Ariella Dagneau. They will miss his loving, helpful, teasing, gentle, caring ways.

Ross is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Arline, and brothers Glen and Mac, and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his favorite sister Gay Desireau and his parents.

Ross was a long time member of the Kamloops United Church, he possessed an unwavering faith in God, and we are comforted knowing he lives on in peace.

The family is grateful to Dr Montalbetti for his dedicated care, and to the wonderful staff at Kamloops Seniors Village. Funeral Services are to be held at Calvary Community Church on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11am, Reverend Don Waldon officiating. Following Burial at Hillside Cemetery there will be a reception at the Coast Hotel (Vista Room) 1250 Rogers Way.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Fund or Canuck Place in Ross’s memory are appreciated.

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Piccolo (nee Bolzonello), Eufrasia

Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Piccolo (nee Bolzonello), Eufrasia

September 30, 1921 – May 17, 2016

It is with sad hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Eufrasia Piccolo at 94 years of age.

She is survived by her children Lorne Piccolo (Suzanne) of Kamloops, Rudy Piccolo (Margaret) of 103 Mile House, Lorraine Spada (Gaetano) of Kamloops and Margaret Myttenar (Joseph) of Blind Bay, grandchildren Alexander Piccolo, Simon Piccolo, Angela Piccolo (Luke Jackson), Adam Piccolo (Alisha), Amanda Piccolo (Jason Adams), Alysa Piccolo (Michael Rogalsky), Saverio Spada (Sara) and Diana Spada (Eric Menlar), great-grandchildren Taylor Piccolo, Kaitlyn Piccolo, Ethan Piccolo, Noah Spada, Jack Spada, Kayden Spada; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; her sister Ada Piva of Trail.

Eufrasia was predeceased by her husband Timothy Rino Piccolo; father Luigi Bolzonello, mother Rita Tosato; brothers Miro Bolzonello, Don Marcello Bolzonello; sisters Maria Bolzonello and Lina Bolzonello.

Born and raised on a farm in Crocetta del Montello in the Province of Treviso, Italy, Mom grew up helping to tend to the animals, garden, grapes and crops. After completing her primary school years she went on to learn the tailor/seamstress trade and worked for a clothing manufacturer in Italy. In 1949 she met her future husband while visiting her sister in Trail and she and Timothy were married in 1950. In 1951 the first of their children was born and in 1952 they moved to Kamloops where she spent the rest of her days. While raising her four children she worked out of the home continuing her sewing trade.

Her children, sewing and gardening were her passions as well as her faith and she was an active member of the CWL. In her later years she joined the Crown Jewels of Canada Society and enjoyed her outings with the ladies.

Prayer Service will held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Road, Kamloops and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 23 at our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Fr. Fred Weisbeck officiating. Interment will be at the Hillside Cemetery Mausoleum followed by refreshments in the OLPH Church Hall.

Thank you to all of the staff at Ridgeview Lodge for the excellent care you gave to our mom.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mom’s name to The Canadian Diabetes Association.

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