Kidner, Agnes “Arlene”

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014
Kidner, Agnes “Arlene”

Agnes “Arlene” Kidner
November 23, 1952 - July 30, 2014
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Agnes “Arlene” Kidner on July 30, 2014 at The Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops, BC.
Arlene was born on November 23, 1952 in Vancouver BC to Arnott and Agnes Kidner.
Arlene has been called to join her parents and her former partner James Rathbone, as well as many loved ones and friends who have gone before her.
Left to cherish her memory “until we meet again” are her husband Walter Wozney, daughters Stacey Swaenepoel (Wayne King) and Kandi (Brad) Bell as well as her grandchildren Kaylin (Matt), James, Kassia, Kiayra and Connor.
Arlene also leaves behind three brothers; Arnott (Marilyn) Kidner, George Kidner and Fred (Joyce) Kidner. Two sisters; Christine (Peter) Skucas and Cindy (Paul) Southwell as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Gone from us that smiling face,
The cheerful, pleasant ways,
The heart that won so many friends
In bygone happy days.
A life made beautiful by kindly deeds
A helping hand for others needs
To a beautiful life
Comes a happy end
She died as she lived
Everyone’s friend.
A celebration of life will be held at Schoenings Funeral Home on Tuesday August 5, 2014 at 2pm. Tea to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
the Cancer Society in Arlene’s name.
Condolences may be expressed at

Braun, Darlene “Ruth”

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014
Braun, Darlene “Ruth”

Darlene “Ruth” Braun
(Nee Dubitz) passed away on July 29, 2014 in Kamloops, BC.
Survived by her mother Mary Cooney, her significant other Sonny Leonard, and former other Douglas Braun. Ruth is also remembered by her daughters Stacy (Kerne) Kennedy, Nicolette Braun and her grandchildren Hunter, Willow, Brandon, Cache, Dakota, Afrika, Haven.
Also left to cherish her memory is her sister
Joyce Anderson.
She was predeceased by her father William Dubitz.
Ruth was born August 1954, and raised in Kamloops, and moved to Redcliffe, Alberta for twelve years and then a move to Grande Cache for two years then for 22 years in Fort St. John and finally settling in Kamloops. Ruth was a Health Care Aid and a volunteer in various hospitals.
A Family Gathering will be held at 481 Sun Ridge Court, starting Friday, August 1 at 5:00 pm to Sunday, August 3.
Donations to the SPCA, 1211 – 8th Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3 in memory of Ruth would be appreciated.
Cremation entrusted to
Schoening Cremation Centre, Kamloops

Brown, Richard Graham

Monday, 28 Jul 2014
Brown, Richard Graham

Richard Graham Brown
January 20, 1989~July 28th, 2014 — 25 years old
It is with sadness that we ask for prayers for our son Richard Graham Brown of Logan Lake, who passed peacefully on July 28th, 2014. Richard was the youngest son of five to Don and Ella (Elisabeth) Brown, and was the brother to Marty, Matthew, Stephen, and Kurtis (wife Melanie). Rick was “Super Uncle” to Summer and Sophie whom he loved so much. Richard is also survived by his loving Grandparents, Bud and June Brown of Nakusp, Joe and Caroline Perszon of Rayleigh, his Aunt Frances of Nelson, Uncle Perry and Aunt Tamis Rombough of Edmonton Alberta, Uncle Rick and Aunt Gayle Perszon of Kamloops, Uncle Ed and Aunt Joanne Perszon of Kamloops, Uncle Hardy Spitman and Aunt Frances Perszon-Spitman of Kamloops and numerous cousins.
Richard loved his family very much. He loved family celebrations. Rick was one of the first ones up on Christmas morning and was gifted at putting a smile on anyone’s face. Rick loved fishing when he could, loved his music, and really enjoyed jamming with his friends. He was blessed with many true friends that supported him, and he often called the Michaelwicz family of Logan Lake his second family.
Our Richard loved bright clothes and apparel that was funky and fun. He had a big heart and was very compassionate to others. He often was the first to say “I love you”. When Rick was a baby his nickname was Rocket Richard. He grew up with many other nicknames like Thomas the Tank Engine, Chard, Rickasaurus, Uncle Reeeek and many others.
We are consoled knowing that Ricks’ struggles are no longer and he has found peace. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Ask Wellness Center in Kamloops.
Ricks favorite tattoo – Be Happy.
A Funeral Service for Richard will be held on Saturday, August 2nd, at 1:00pm in the St. Michael’s Parish, 311 Opal Drive, Logan Lake, BC.
Condolences may be expressed to the family from

Stretch, Stan

Monday, 28 Jul 2014
Stretch, Stan

Stanley Harold
February 6, 1933 - July 28, 2014
A heart of gold stopped beating July 28, 2014, as our beloved Stan peacefully passed away at the age of 81, after spending his last days with family.
Stan was born and raised on a farm outside Prince Albert, SK, where he met and married his loving wife of 56 years, Marion Flanders, who passed away in 2008. Stan and Marion moved from SK to Edmonton, AB, in 1956 to raise their family. They then moved to Kamloops in 1976, where Stan became a proud business owner of Thompson Valley Printing Ltd. until retirement in 2000.
Stan is predeceased by his parents, two sisters and four brothers. He also lost his eldest son Gary in 2010. Stan will be deeply missed by his five children: Brian (Elaine), Kelvin (Debbie), Val (Cory), Floyd (Coranne), Sandy (Marc); and thirteen grandchildren as well as thirteen great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Stan’s life will be held on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm at Schoening’s Funeral Home, 513 Seymour Street. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Crellin, Dave

Monday, 28 Jul 2014
Crellin, Dave

Mr. John David “Dave” Crellin passed away peacefully at Kamloops on July 28, 2014 at the age of 87 years.
He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen “Kay” and his three daughters Joan (James) Wymer of Kamloops, Margaret (Rudy) Piccolo of 100 Mile House, Ruth (Rick) Yule of Chilliwack, his six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Dave will also be remembered by nieces, nephews and many friends and relatives.
He was predeceased by his parents, his bother Ellie and sister Hilda.
A Celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with his grandson Stuart officiating.
Interment will be held at a later date in the family plot, New Denver, BC.
Should friends desire, donations to the Okanogan Wheel Chair Rugby Association in memory of Dave would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed at

Pallot, David

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014
Pallot, David

BTE Technical Service Rep.
August 4, 1930 – July 27, 2014
It is with heavy hearts and sorrow that we announce the passing of Dave Pallot on July 27, 2014 at the age of 83.
Dave left the earth as quietly as he came into it. He will be missed by his wife of 57 years, Mary and their five children, Paul (Cassandra), Linda (Steve), Denise (Ron), Wendy (Ben) and John (Brenda), his nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also remembered by his sisters Billie-Jo, Jacq, Kay and his brother Ernie. Dave was predeceased by his sister Dot.
But don’t be fooled by the quiet, behind that was a sharp mind - smart and artistic – quick witted, gentle and kind man. David was given the gift to say the most with the least amount of words.
Dave will be remembered for his tremendous volunteerism, charitable spirit and endless human service to his church and community. Dave was a lover of music and played in a band for as long as his body would let him. He soldiered on until Parkinson’s robbed him of that.
Our family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the staff at Ridgeview Lodge. Their level of care and attention to Dave’s every need was exceptional.
There will be no funeral at Dave’s request.
No flowers please, in memory of Dave make a donation to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Cremation Centre, Kamloops, BC

Celona, Giuseppina

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014
Celona, Giuseppina

Born in Italy on March 19, 1938
Giuseppina passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, August 1, 2014 at
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Road.
Should friends desire, donations to the RIH Foundation, Canadian Cancer Research or the Kamloops Hospice Association would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed at

Grange, Addie

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014
Grange, Addie

Adeline (Addie) Ann
Grange (Zabowski)
Born in Hafford, Saskatchewan - November 25, 1937
Passed Kamloops, BC - July 26, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and great-aunt.
Addie was predeceased by her loving husband Richard Grange.
Addie leaves behind her daughter Linda Brickwood (Barry), sons Duane Svendson (Yvonne), Daryl Svendson (Kelly), brothers, sisters, and cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Your smiling face will never be forgotten
and you will always be in our hearts.

Interment will be Thursday, July 31 at 12:30 pm at Hillside Cemetery with a celebration of life to follow at 2:00 pm at Schoenings Funeral Home at 513 Seymour, Kamloops, BC.
In lieu of flowers. please feel free to make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Jacobs, Ken

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014
Jacobs, Ken

Kenneth Wesley Jacobs
Ken passed away July 26, 2014 in R.I.H. Left to mourn Ken are his wife Patricia, stepson Duncan Kerr (Shari), stepdaughter Barbara Kerr, Granddaughters Laura (Peter), Megan, Grandson Michael, as well as his sons, Jim Jacobs (Karen), Darryl and their mother Carol. Also left to cherish Ken’s memory are his special aunt Ida and her family in Edmonton, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, his stepson Michael, and aunts and uncles.
Ken joined the Navy when he was 16 and spent 8 years in service. Upon his release, he joined the trucking industry, hauling chips and oil products. He was a very loving man.
Thank you to Nadine and the staff at Overlander for their loving care as well as the Doctors and nurses at R.I.H.
A family service will be held at North Barriere Lake August 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

Bonato, Elio

Friday, 25 Jul 2014
Bonato, Elio

It is with great sadness that we mark the sudden passing of Elio Severino Bonato on July 25, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. Elio was born on October 19, 1933 in Treviso, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1955. It was in Toronto he met and married the love of his life Maria Luisa.
In 1977, the family moved to Kamloops and opened the European Bakery; no small endeavor for a painter from Toronto but through perseverance and hard work, the business thrived until he retired in 1993. It was here in Kamloops that he met the people who would become his lifelong friends and who would share his evenings with conversation, coffee and wine; that and golfing with his pals were pastimes he greatly enjoyed.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Maria Luisa, his sons Giovanni (Laural-Lee) and Aldo, his grandchildren Tatiana, Lucas and Marcus, whom he never tired of spending time with. His family-in-law, Pietro, Carla and Mark Alberton and all his friends - you are too numerous to mention, the true sign of a loved man.
A mass will be held at 11:00 am
on Thursday July 31, 2014 at
Sacred Heart Cathedral,
255 Nicola Street, Kamloops.

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