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Harlow, John Alden

Thursday, 28 Apr 2016
Harlow, John Alden

July 10, 1930 – April 28, 2016

John was born in Prince George, BC the third of three sons, to Roland and Kathleen Harlow. He enjoyed small town life and all the north had to offer. John enjoyed telling many stories of his youth there with summers spent fishing at Bednesti Lake, bird hunting and his teen years working for a logging company and lumber mill.

John was a loving and actively interested Dad to his two children Suzanne and Grant. Dad was always there for soccer and hockey, gymkhanas and ponies, boat trips, camping with his kids at the Shuswap; giving time and support for whatever they chose to do. He was delighted with his granddaughter Ariana. He also enjoyed curling, history, books, movies and holiday travel. John had a gift of writing and was a good baritone singer.

John spent his working career in all aspects of the printing and publishing industry. He married his wife Elaine in 1956 and together they journeyed south to Vancouver Island where they entered into a partnership at the Parksville newspaper. They later moved to Vancouver where he worked for Mitchell Press publishing, before moving to Kamloops in 1967 to establish a custom printing shop and then to be a co-owner and manager of The Kamloops News newspaper. He spent the last few years before retirement as publisher and manager of Teletimes.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Elaine, daughter Suzanne (Randy), son Grant (Sarah) and granddaughter Ariana, numerous nieces and nephews plus one brother Robert (Sally).

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Elaine, Suzanne and Grant wish to thank the staff at RIH 4 North ward for their kind help to John in his last days.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge, Wildlife Conservancy would be appreciated.

Condolences may be expressed at harlowwww.schoeningfuneralservice.com.

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Gauld, Alma Rosetta (Mitchell)

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016
Gauld, Alma Rosetta (Mitchell)

February 19, 1916 - April 27, 2016

Alma Mitchell was born in Radville, Saskatchewan to parents Samuel and Myrtle Mitchell. Her siblings were Bessie, Clarence, Adelia, Almeda, Iris, Elmer (Bud), Ethel, Margetta and Delbert. Born the ninth of ten children, she was part of her own family’s centenarian club as Alma, Adelia, Iris and Margetta all celebrated their 100th birthdays!

Alma’s family moved from Saskatchewan to the Hazel Ridge area of Manitoba, and in 1933, she met and married Reginald James Scott. Their first two children Dale and Denis were born in Manitoba. After moving to Kenora, Ontario, they had four more children Linda, Joan, Wilma and Gerald (Gerry).

Following Reg’s death in 1959, Alma learned to drive and began to work outside the home in order to support her young family. Her work ranged from being a census clerk, to a cook and retail clerk and various other jobs making friends wherever she worked.

In 1966 she married her second husband George Gauld, who had two children James and Ellen. In 1973 they left their Kenora home and moved to Vernon, BC. They enjoyed the sunshine and warmth of Vernon and enjoyed tending to their beautiful gardens and fruit trees. Alma also continued to enjoy sewing and crafts, as she had most of her life, especially her needlework.

Upon George’s passing, Alma decided it was time to move to Kamloops to be closer to her family. She was an active member of the 1st Baptist Church and the Westsyde Baptist Church. She enjoyed sharing her skills of sewing, needlework and all types of handicrafts with others, often giving people her lovely creations. She enjoyed her social groups, and was always ready for visit or a laugh.

When she moved into The Hamlets, she could often be found visiting with her neighbours or having coffee with her friends. She loved music and there were many times she would get a group of friends singing a favourite song together….there was always a song in her heart!

Alma is survived by her sister Margetta and her children Dale (Eva) Scott, Linda (Gordon) Hebner, Joan (Stanley) Godfrey, Wilma Scott and Gerald Scott (Linda Fleury), step children James (Elaine) Gauld and Ellen LaPlante. She had numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son Denis Scott.

A Memorial Service will be held for Alma on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Schoening Funeral Service at 1:00 pm. A reception will be held there immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kamloops Food Bank or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com.

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Devick , Mrs. Dagmar

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016
Devick , Mrs. Dagmar

Mrs. Dagmar Devick passed peacefully in her sleep at her own home on Devick’s Ranch on April 26, 2016 aged 96 years.

She is lovingly remembered and missed by daughter Marina (James) and sons Arthur (Terri) and Paul (Susan), nine grandchildren and spouses and four great-grandchildren, as well as many friends and relatives.

She is predeceased by her husband Frank and sister Marina.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm
at St. Paul’s Cathedral with Rev. Sandra Sugden officiating. Reception to follow at St. Paul’s Hall.

Should friends desire, donations may be made to Kamloops Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Davies, James

Monday, 25 Apr 2016
Davies, James

It is with immense sorrow that we announce the passing of Jim “Farmer Jim” Davies on April 25, 2016 after a short battle with cancer.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years Cairn, daughter Christine (Gary) Cope-Davies of Denver, Colorado, son Laurence of Abbotsford, brother Ron (Esther) and family in Alberta, brother Tom in Vancouver, beloved auntie Pauline of Vancouver.

Celebration of life services will be held for Jim at 10:00 am Saturday, April 30, 2016 from the chapel of Thompson Valley Funeral Home 660 Hwy 97C, Ashcroft.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashcroft Hospital.

Online condolences may be made at www.tvfh.ca

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Moritz, Allan Eilert

Monday, 25 Apr 2016
Moritz, Allan Eilert

December 16th, 1926 - April 25th, 2016

Allan Moritz Sr. of Kamloops, BC passed away on April 25th, 2016 at 89 years of age. He is survived by his loving soul mate, fishing partner and wife Helen of 62 years, as well as his children Patti Moritz, Shelley Kimberly, Elaine Dawson, Allan Moritz Jr. and his beloved dog Jaydee all of Kamloops, BC, grandchildren Ryan, Niki, Paige, Brienne, Celestine, Clarissa and Elijah and great-grandchildren Andrew, Alex, Paige, Rowan and Samaya.

He also leaves to cherish his memory a brother Dennis Moritz and a sister Pearl Rieger.

Allan was predeceased by his grandchildren Stephanie, Whitney and Daniel.

He grew up on the family farm and as a young man worked briefly in Ontario before moving to BC and started as a heavy duty equipment operator. Allan later returned to mining and ran the first load of oar through the crusher at Bethlehem, which was the first mine to start at Highland Valley. He was the then a dump supervisor at Lornex, while building Moritz’s Cabins in Cache Creek.

Allan began placer mining, during which time he, his son and Dave Dawson found the Lost Yellow Line Tunnel, which is now a family secret. Allan worked at Blackdome until his retirement. Allan kept his family fed from fishing, hunting, gardening, making sausage and sauerkraut. He was a mechanic, carpenter, butcher, musician and a family man. Allan had a special gift with animals and nature since he was a young man.

He lived a long full life and will be missed and forever loved by all his family.

Precious are the memories he leaves behind.

Funeral Home Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Moody, Thomas “Tom” Joseph

Monday, 25 Apr 2016
Moody, Thomas “Tom” Joseph

November 27, 1938 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - April 25, 2016 - Calgary, Alberta

Tom Moody, who lived and worked in Kamloops for many years, has unfortunately passed away suddenly on Monday, April 25th, 2016 in Calgary.

He always kept fond memories of his friends and LaFarge co-workers. He brought his passion for skiing with him when he left and continued in Calgary.

Tom will be sadly missed by many.

In living memory of Tom Moody, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

Forward condolences through
www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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Lorensen, Abra Lael

Saturday, 23 Apr 2016
Lorensen, Abra Lael

October 7, 1975 – April 23, 2016

Abra Lael Lorensen passed into the presence of Jesus on April 23, 2016 in Kamloops, BC. She slipped away peacefully after a long, courageous battle against cancer. Abra’s graceful and joyful spirit will be remembered by all. Her generosity, selflessness and consideration of others will continue to inspire those who knew her.

Abra was born in Pink Mountain, BC on October 7, 1975. She is survived by her loving parents Derril and Lynne Lorensen, sister Hannah (Jason) Perris and brothers Dameon (Robyn) Lorensen and Caleb Lorensen. A light in Abra’s life were her nieces and nephews Leah (Rob), Elijah, Ebany, Seth, Shaelyn, Elysse and Joel, as well as great-nephews Gregory and Ganicus.

A Celebration of Life for Abra will be held at Kamloops Alliance Church on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm. If you have a special memory of Abra, please write it down and bring it to the celebration service. There will be a memory basket to place it in at the church foyer. If you have a special remembrance photo of Abra, please forward it to lorensen@telus.net.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association on behalf of Abra.

Condolences may be sent to www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Shaw, Edward (Ed) Robinson

Saturday, 23 Apr 2016
Shaw, Edward (Ed) Robinson

November 19, 1934 – April 23, 2016 (81)

Ed passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Penticton General Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was born in Vancouver, BC and his family moved to Roberts Creek when he was 18 months old. Ed was diagnosed with diabetes at 13. He started his trucking career in Gibsons when he was 16 as proprietor of I & S Transport. His career continued with Inland Livestock Transport and Sageland Truck & Trailer in Kamloops. Ed and Elaine (Jantz) were married for 57+ years. Ed’s passion for restoring cars started when he was a teenager and continued throughout his life. He was an active member of the Kamloops Vintage Car Club for 44 years.

Ed is survived by his wife Elaine, children Elizabeth (Rob) Smith, Ted (Susan) Shaw, grandchildren Krista (Conrad) Dersch, Ian (Caitlin) Killick, Steven (Amy) Killick, great-granddaughters Sloane and Brielle Killick, sister Doreen Harris, brother-in-law Alan White, nieces and nephews.

Ed was pre-deceased by parents Ted and Bessie Shaw and sister Eleanor White.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Orchard House, 157 Orchard Ave, Penticton. Light lunch will be served.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation (diabetes.ca).

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com

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Davy, Margaret Doris

Friday, 22 Apr 2016
Davy, Margaret Doris

With great sadness Margaret Doris Davy passed away peacefully in Kamloops on April 22, 2016 at the Gemstone Retirement Home at the age of 82. She was surrounded by family in her final moments.

Mom is survived by her sons Darrel (Signe) of Kamloops, Graham (Marg) of Mission, and Ken of Camrose, Alberta. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mom was born on June 9, 1933. Her most enjoyable job was working at the Dairy Queen for many years until her retirement. Mom had infectious smile, a gentle demeanor and a heart of gold. She was loved by everybody! Her grandchildren, her flower garden and her little silver car were some of her most favorite things.

A special thanks to the staff at Ponderosa Lodge and Gemstone Retirement Home for their loving care of Mom. A special thank you to Sharon for her compassionate care for Mom.

There will be no service as per Mom’s request.

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Liberatore, Maria

Friday, 22 Apr 2016
Liberatore, Maria

It is with great sadness that the family of Maria Liberatore announce her passing after a lengthy illness on Friday, April 22, 2016 in Kamloops, BC at the age of 80 years.

Maria will be lovingly remembered by her children Francesco, Celestina (Bob) and Giuseppe. Maria will also be fondly remembered by her beloved grandchildren Bianca (Zack) and Scott and by her sisters Rosa (Donato), Vincenzina (Rodolfo), Elena (Gennaro) and Vanda (Tommaso), numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Maria was predeceased by her husband Denio, father Giuseppe Onofrillo, mother Santina Masciantonio, brother Domenico and sister Anna.

Maria was born on August 6, 1935 in Casoli, Abruzzo, Italy to Giuseppe and Santina Onofrillo. On September 15, 1962 in Ovindoli, she married her beloved husband Denio and together they began a fantastic journey that took them to Canada, first to Blue River and finally to Kamloops. Maria was a loving, caring altruistic person who loved life; a beautiful human being who loved to share her love of cooking, family, gardening and laughter with everyone.

She will be forever in our hearts, never to be forgotten.

A Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at
7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral with Fr. Pendleton Celebrant. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Should friends desire, donations in memory of Maria may be made to the Personal Genome Project (personalgenomes.org/organization/donate) or the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine (philanthropy.mayoclinc.org/cim)

Online condolences may be expressed at
www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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