Campagnaro, Maria

Saturday, 27 Sep 2014
Campagnaro, Maria

Maria Campagnaro
October 17, 1946 – September 27, 2014
With profound sadness and an acute sense of loss, the Campagnaro family sadly announces the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.
Maria is predeceased by her father Angelo, mother Santina, and brothers-in-law Rodolfo and Antonio (Anna) from Italy. Maria is survived and will be sadly missed by her husband Guido of 49 years, two children Mauro & Sabrina, grandchildren Roma & Lucca, brothers Gianni (Emma) & Albino (Vera), Sister Dina, many nieces and nephews in Italy, and her extended family in Canada.
Maria was 18 years old when she came to Canada from her home town of Rosa, Italy accompanied by her mother-in-law & father-in-law. She came to Canada to marry the love of her life Guido Campagnaro. Together they had two beautiful children Mauro & Sabrina. At the beginning of her life in Canada, Maria had a tough time to integrate into this society. With her determination and dedication, she had the courage to overcome the obstacles she faced. The language barrier was the main hurdle; however, she knew that if she put her mind into learning English, she would have a better life in this, according to her, “strange country.”
Maria had many accomplishments in her life. When she was 12 years old, she worked at a ceramic factory in Italy. After learning the English language from a private teacher, she got the courage to go to school. In 1987, she graduated from the Fine Arts Program at Cariboo College in Kamloops, BC. She also volunteered at the Kamloops Art Gallery; however, her main job was at the Kamloops Museum & Archives. She worked as a Museum Attendant for 15 years until her health caused her to retire in 2000. She also taught art for young children at the museum and at St. Ann’s Academy for grade eight children.
Prayers will be recited on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm and the Funeral Mass, presided by Father Fred Weisbeck will follow the next day, Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30 am at Holy Family Parish, 2797 Sunset Drive, Kamloops.
The family wishes to acknowledge and express their immense gratitude for the medical care and close attention she received by the interdisciplinary team at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC and for the cardiology unit. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Maria will be very much appreciated.
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Pimblott, Margaret

Friday, 26 Sep 2014
Pimblott, Margaret

Margaret (Maggie, Moppie) Pimblott (nee van Diemen)
Martina Clarina Maria Pimblott passed away peacefully on Friday morning September 26, 2014 surrounded by family at Kamloops Hospice.
Pre-deceased by her parents and her older sister Anna. Left to mourn her loss is her life partner Scott, her three boys Brian Wills (Tannis) Winnipeg, MB, Kevin Wills (Kristin) Kamloops, BC, Barry Wills (Brynn) Victoria, BC, her two step-children, Jennifer Thiessen (Len) Enderby, BC and Scott Pimblott (Jillian) Kamloops, BC. She was blessed with 8 grandchildren, Kimberly, Jared, Gavin, Nathan, Julia, Tanner, Paige, and Jade and 5 step-grandchildren Lily, Andrew, Robin, Abigail and Elisabeth. Also left to mourn her loss were her 10 surviving siblings and their spouses, numerous nieces and nephews and her many life-long friends.
Maggie, as she was lovingly called, was born in Uithoorn, Netherlands on July 27, 1948; the 11th of 12 children to Art and Anna van Diemen. They immigrated to Canada in April 1953 on a ship called the Groote Beer which docked at Pier 21. They made their way to Keremeos and settled there for a few years and then they moved to Mercoal, AB so their dad could work in the coal mines. After 2 years they moved back to Keremeos where their dad eventually started a turkey farm. It was a very profitable venture, especially with so many children to help with the chores. Margaret enjoyed very special and caring relationships with her siblings and their spouses for her entire life.
Margaret married John Wills on June 17, 1966. They had three sons Brian in Oct. 1967, Kevin in Aug. 1969 and Barry in Aug. 1972. They raised their sons in a variety of towns throughout BC, including Chetwynd and Kamloops.
On July 23, 1985 she married Chris Pimblott, thereby growing her family by gaining a step-daughter Jennifer and a step-son Scott. She loved all of her children whole-heartedly.
At the age of 60, Maggie went back to school and found her calling as a Residential Care Aid. She eventually chose to take a full time position at Ridgeview Lodge. Her family was so proud of her. She loved her new career and was well-liked by the residents and her co-workers because she brought so much joy, passion and commitment to those in need.
Maggie will be remembered for her strong work ethic and caring nature, her genuine zest for life, her deep love for her family and her shining spirit.
Margaret fought a brave 8 month battle against ALS. She was deeply moved by the outpouring of support she received from her family, friends and community during this difficult time. She was very grateful to the medical community who helped her meet the challenges of ALS with dignity and grace.
Her family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Margaret’s medical team, which included, but not limited to, Dr.Jill Calder, N.P. Colleen Regehr, Dr. Bill Stinson, the ALS Society of BC, the supportive staff at Royal Inland Hospital 3-West and the caring staff at Marjorie Willoughby Hospice in Kamloops.
In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully invites donations to the ALS Society of BC and the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice in Kamloops in Margaret name.
An informal gathering to Celebrate Margaret’s life will be held outdoors on Sat. Oct. 11 between 11am-3pm at 176 Puett Ranch Road in Rayleigh. A light lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

Daykin, Dawn

Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014
Daykin, Dawn

Dawn Annette Daykin
September 29, 1966 – September 24, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce that Dawn passed away Wednesday, September 24,2014 at the young age of 47. She is sadly missed by her partner Shawn, her two children Ashley and Nathan, parents Rick and Marion Naylor, her sister Julia (Mike) and brother Mark (Angie), aunts and uncles, (UK and USA) cousins, nieces and nephews and a very large extended family.
Dawn came to Canada as an infant from the UK with her parents. Settling first in Alberta, then BC, then Saskatoon only to eventually settle in and grow up in Maple Ridge. Her first love as a child was her horse Shasta whom she spent many happy days with.
Dawn always had a zest for life and was very proud of her two children and their accomplishments. She also had an insatiable love of many sports and the players. In recent years she developed a yearning to create wonderful memories of her life and children by scrapbooking, where once again strong friendships were made.
Dawn fought a long, hard and courageous battle with cancer and after a wonderful stay at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, she passed peacefully in the company of Shawn and the wonderful Hospice people. We wish to thank all the staff, RN’s, HCA’s, MD’s and the many volunteers.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Dallas Barnhartvale Baptist Church, 495 Todd Road on Saturday, October 4th at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, donations in Dawn’s name would be appreciated by the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home or the RIH Cancer Foundation.

Mezals, Andy

Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014
Mezals, Andy

Andreis (Andy) Mezals
September 1, 1926 - September 24, 2014
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Andreis (Andy) Mezals. He passed away peacefully at the Ridgeview Care Home, in Kamloops, BC on Sept. 24, 2014. He had just celebrated his 88th birthday.
He was predeceased by his parents, his two sisters Jadviga and Eleanor, and ex-wife Vikki. Andy is survived by his brother Voldemars, nieces Ilze Purmale and Anna Suslavia in Latvia.
Andy owned Westgate Drywall and under his supervision worked on projects like the Aberdeen Mall, Sagebrush Theatre, and many residences in Logan Lake, Williams Lake, and Kamloops. In his younger years he loved to hunt and fish with friends. His passion was bowling, golfing, dancing, and taking trips down south to the casinos.
Andy will be missed by his dancing, fishing and travelling friend Jenny Comazzetto. He will also be missed by his family in Latvia and many friends that he made throughout his years. His friends will remember him by his lively dance step. He was genuinely loved by all those who knew him.
Thank you to the staff at the Ridgeview Orchard Lane for your compassion and support, to Dr. Wynn for your care and to Irena Kamse in Latvia for all those cards you sent every week for the past year and nine months.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Andy.
No formal service at Andy’s request. A Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.

Bruno, Sam

Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014
Bruno, Sam

January 14, 1957 - September 24, 2014
With profound sadness and an acute sense of loss, we sadly announce that at one minute past 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the 24th of September, 2014, with a quiet, serene dignity and incredible bravery, SAM BRUNO, age 57, slipped peacefully away from this life, in the place he wished to be, at home, while sleeping, and gently holding the hand of his wife, best friend, and soulmate, Coral.
On the 14th of January 1957, Salvatore (Sam) Bruno was born to his loving and devoted parents, Alfredo and Teresa, in the village of Grimaldi, Italy. When Sam was age 4, his parents and he left their small village in Italy to emigrate to Canada. Guided by their deep faith, an unyielding optimism, intense determination, and unfailing work ethic, together they began to build and share a life filled with many bounties, which would eventually also include a brother and sister for Sam.
Sadly, Sam was predeceased by his mother, Teresa, in December 2013, his mother-in-law Veronica Miner, in January 1998, and father-in-law Fred Miner, in January 2006. He is survived by his devoted wife, Coral and (step)son Steven Mitchell, as well as his father, Alfredo, his brother Mario (& wife Catia, as well as their children Kaitlin and Justin), his sister Tina (Don Hamlin) and Coral’s brother Jody (& wife Suzanne, as well as their children Natasha, Blake, Kyle, and Kayden).
Sam was widely known throughout the community of Kamloops, both for his work as an insurance broker and for his passion for photography. He was a long-time member of the local Colombo Lodge Society, as well as a member of the KTSA. Sam was a man of unyielding personal integrity, as well as unfailing honesty and a strong personal work ethic. His clients knew that they could always count on Sam to explain the obscure and make sense of the complicated. He made friends easily and his workmates looked to him as a mentor, knew him as a jokester, and relied on him to ‘always do the right thing.’ Sam loved to take pictures, most especially of wildlife, in the hills around Knutsford, Barnhartvale, Tranquille, and Pritchard. He won a number of photography contests, and had his pictures accepted for use in a BC calendar numerous times as well. He carried a camera with him everywhere he went, and he was often asked -- by clients, friends, family, co-workers and sometimes even strangers -- to take pictures of their children at play or participating in sporting events, or of themselves, sometimes in costume, other times in formal wear. Sam seldom refused a request to take a photo.
Prayers will be held Friday evening, the 3rd of October, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. and funeral services, presided over by Father Paul Simms, will follow the next day, Saturday, the 4th of October, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2P3. Cremation will follow.
Coral wishes to acknowledge and express her immense gratitude for the friendship of and medical care and attention given to Sam, by Dr. Harold Stefanyk and, most especially, by pharmacist Sheena Motokado. Thank you also to Father Paul Simms, for his prayers with and for Sam.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency, specifying the assignment of your donation to further research in ‘ocular melanoma,’ in memory of Sam, will be very much appreciated.
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Every, Jamie-Lynn

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014
Every, Jamie-Lynn

March 7, 1963 - September 23, 2014
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we say “until we meet again”!
Jamie-Lynn Every (nee Norbury) passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side at Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 51 years after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Jamie is predeceased by her mother Peggy, father Jim and brother Allen Norbury.
Left to remember her beautiful spirit, her beloved spouse Bruce Colbon; her children: Ashley, Aaron (Taryn) and Amanda, sisters: Kim Norbury (Kevin), Tamara (Earl) Erickson, her brothers: Jim Norbury (Tammy), Kevin (Nancy) Norbury, Paul Bergeron, her stepmother Claudette, grandchildren: Chance, Kazden, Daigen, Ethan and Owen, as well as her lifelong friend Karen (Don) Mordus and many other family and friends, too numerous to mention. Her four legged companions Koda and Bandit are still waiting for her to come home.
Jamie took great pride in her family and children, she was a devoted mother and grandmother. Always the straight shooter and never afraid to speak her mind. She was a hard worker and always went the extra mile for those she loved. If there was something that needed to be done she was the one to do it, always giving of herself to others. She was the most generous of souls.
She had a great sense of humour and her quick wit will be sorely missed at family gatherings but we know she will always be there in our hearts.
A celebration of Jamie’s life will be held at her sister’s house at 1886 Cathedral Court in Kamloops, on Saturday October 4, 2014, at 12:58 pm, precisely.
Until we meet again.

Haughton, Robert

Monday, 22 Sep 2014
Haughton, Robert

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother — Robert (Bob) Ernest Haughton.
Bob passed with his family by his side on Monday, September 22, 2014.
He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Lillian Haughton, his brother Ken, and his first wife Marie.
He is survived by his wife and soulmate Tracy; his children Rob (Amanda) and Carolyn (Sha); his grandchildren Shalyn, Marshall, Toni, and Michael; his brothers Jim and Doug (Laurie), his sister-in-law Janis, and their families; his sister-in-law Chris (Ken); as well as his four-legged family members.
The family would like to thank the R.I.H. ICU staff for their kindness and compassion.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Grandview Lodge, 3499 Long Lake Rd., Knutsford.
No flowers by request. Donations gratefully accepted to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in memory of Bob.
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Kretschmer, John

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014
Kretschmer, John

John Kretschmer passed away on or about September 21, 2014 at the age of 52 in Kamloops, BC.
John was born on December 19, 1961 in a small hospital in Channel/Port aux Basque, Newfoundland. At an early age John moved with his family from Newfoundland, first to Toronto and soon after to Kamloops, BC.
John was mentally challenged due to being born with insufficient oxygen. He bravely overcame many of the challenges in his physical and educational development. He spent four years at a boarding school in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island in a school for special needs boys, and later also enrolled in the Overlander Secondary School for special needs students, in Kamloops.
John mastered swimming and was a natural. He learned to water-ski out on Shuswap Lake and also loved to drive a very small motor boat with a noisy 4 HP motor in circles in front of the family cabin, to the chagrin of the neighbours.
John took part in Special Olympics with a vengeance and received some nice citations and medals. He even took a special course in mechanics at the University - slated for his needs.
John worked 2 days a week at Richmond Steel Recycling Ltd. (formerly Kamloops Scrap & Metal) for many years. He also worked at the local brewery with Smart Options Inc.
We will miss John and he will be in our hearts forever. Grieving him are his mother, Ruth Husson, his father, Alfred Kretschmer (Marie), his siblings Lynn (Will) Lombard-Zachary and Kimberly, Jeff (Michele) Scott-Jackson and Sidney, and his step-sisters Lynn, Joni, Terri and families.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 1:00 pm. at Schoenings Funeral Chapel.Refreshments to follow.
In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed at

McNutt, David

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014
McNutt, David

1955 – 2014
Our dear son, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away at Kamloops Hospice Home on Sunday, September 21 after a long battle with cancer.
He is survived by his mother Doris and three daughters Jana (Justin), Karrie (Dave) and Diana as well as one granddaughter, Evy. He is also survived by four brothers, Doug (Lil), Dan (Janice), Dale (Carrie) and Don (Lisa), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
David was predeceased by his father Roy and infant brother Raymond.
Although David had many challenges over the past several years with a brain injury and failing health, he still managed to live life to the fullest and his greatest joy was spending time with his daughters and his granddaughter.
The family would like to thank all those who participated in his care over the years.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at Summit Drive Church, 1975 Summit Drive, on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Harry Bicknell officiating. Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops Brain Injury Association, 408 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A7.

Madryga, Albert

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014
Madryga, Albert

Albert Madryga
October 6, 1925 – September 21, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Albert Madryga on Sept. 21, after a short battle with cancer.
Albert will be greatly missed by Marcia, his loving wife of 58 years, his children Mark, Roxanne (David) Rod (Sue), grandchildren Rodney, Rebecca, Matthew and Tessa, great-grandson Carson and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his first wife Effie and his stepson Barry Henshall.
Albert was born in Edmonton and moved at age two to Vancouver with his parents Mary and John and his six siblings Jack, Lillian, Nell, Bill, Marie and Mike. His sisters always fondly looked after their “baby brother” and remained a very important part of his life.
He attended Beaconsfield Elementary School and graduated from Vancouver Technical School, Class of 1943. He was trained in the Provincial Normal School and later graduated from the Faculty of Education at U.B.C.
After service in the Canadian Armed Forces in World War 2, Albert began his 39 year teaching career. He taught in Cloverdale, Quadra Island, Britannia Beach, Midway, Tahsis, Forest Grove, Monte Lake and several schools in Kamloops where he was both a Teacher and Principal from 1957 to 1985.
He is remembered as a dynamic instructor and a firm disciplinarian who had high expectations and tireless encouragement for his students. He enthusiastically directed and participated in musical performances especially at Christmas. Over the years Albert enjoyed hearing from former students, reconnecting with teaching colleagues and visiting with friends from his childhood. The family wishes to thank the staffs at the Kidney Care Centre, the Jim Pattison Pavilion at VGH, and Peace Arch Hospital for their thoughtful care.
All family and friends are cordially invited to a Remembrance Tea on Sunday, October 5 at 1 pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue in South Surrey.
Flowers are respectfully declined.

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