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.

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.

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.

MacInnis, Darlyne

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014
MacInnis, Darlyne

Darlyne MacInnis
October 24, 1939 - April 13, 2014
It is with great sadness that the family share the passing of Darlyne MacInnis after a courageous battle with cancer. She spent her last days in the wonderful care of the Kamloops Hospice (Marjorie Willoughby Snowden), with her family by her side.
Darlyne was born and raised in Vancouver. It was there that she met the love of her life, Raymond MacInnis. The couple married in 1961 and shortly after moved to Kamloops, where they started their family. Darlene was a legal secretary for 19 years, worked for the TNRD for eight years while Ray worked for CP Rail. After 31 years in Kamloops, they retired to Christina Lake where they enjoyed the lake and golf course for 12 years. In 2006, they moved to Blind Bay where Darlyne enjoyed golf, close friends and neighbours.
Darlyne is survived by her husband of 52 years, Raymond , two sons, Ken (Leona) and Keith (Kim), and grandson Evan.
No service will be held at this time.
The family would like to thank the Kamloops Hospice, the nurses, the care givers and the doctors for their part in her quality of life.
Condolences may be expressed at
Should friends desire, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, c/o Kamloops Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, B.C., V2E 2S9, would be appreciated in her memory.

Foster, Calvin

Saturday, 12 Apr 2014
Foster, Calvin

Calvin Foster
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Calvin Foster. Calvin passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on April 12, 2014 at his home in Quesnel, BC. He is survived by his mother Shirley Foster and will be deeply missed by his four loving children: Christ Foster, Daniel Foster, Amaris Foster and Gilead Foster, and his two brothers: Allan Foster and James Foster.
Calvin spent most of his life in British Columbia as well as several years living in the North West Territories and Saskatchewan. Calvin touched the lives of many people and was always quick to help people in need and share his faith. He will be greatly missed and will leave a large void in our family.
Funeral services will be held on April 22 at 7 pm at the Bethel Church in Quesnel, BC

Angeli, Ken

Saturday, 12 Apr 2014
Angeli, Ken

Kenneth Martin Angeli
December 27, 1945 – April 12, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Martin Angeli. Born December 27, 1945, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. He is predeceased by his father Joseph, mother Agnes and sister Brenda. He will be greatly missed by his wife Teckla of 48 years, his children Jackie (Mark) Gutknecht, Rick (Shari) Angeli, Kim (Chris) Burnham, Scott Angeli and his grandchildren Megan, Kyle, Amy, Courtney, Ashley, Cole, Makalya, and Dylan. He is survived by his brothers and sisters Sylvia, Marion, Larry and Karen.
When Ken moved to Kamloops, one of his first jobs was driving for Trimac which eventually led to his own trucking business as an owner operator. KAT Trucking was operational from 1976 to 2007 which was then purchased by about a full circle. His passion for trucking was his biggest challenge and his greatest reward which he lived and breathed.
Ken’s greatest loves in life was his family, his snowbird months, golfing, and motorized vehicles; the faster the better and there wasn’t a vehicle he didn’t own and then sell.
Please join Ken’s family and friends in a celebration of life to be held at the
Coast Canadian Hotel, 1250 Rogers Way,
East Entrance, on Thursday, April 17, 2014,
at 2 to 5 pm.
Thank you to the outstanding care and love by the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice during Ken`s last days. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Hospice.

Olafson, Vicki

Saturday, 12 Apr 2014
Olafson, Vicki

Victoria Olafson (nee Sus) passed away peacefully at her home in Revelstoke on April 12, 2014.
Vicki was born June 10, 1931, in Fort Frances, Ontario, to Anna and John Sus. She grew up in Fort Frances and moved to Atikokan in 1952, where she met Elmer. Vicki and Elmer were married on September 18, 1954. Daughter Susan was born the following year, and daughter Joanne was born three years later. The family moved to Merritt, BC, in 1968. Vicki and Elmer moved to Williams Lake in 1982, and made a final move to Revelstoke, where they have lived since 1983.
Vicki loved curling, golf, swimming, and her daily walks. She was an amazing cook, passing her talent and love of cooking on to her daughters and granddaughters. She was actively involved in her community, volunteering in the lab at Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke for 25 years. Her volunteer work also included canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, helping with the BC Mammography Screening Service clinics, and making cancer patient dressings with the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Revelstoke.
Vicki is survived by her husband Elmer, daughter Susan of Vancouver, daughter Joanne (Chris) Bonderud, and granddaughters Kirsten and Erica Bonderud, all of Kamloops, BC. She is lovingly remembered by her sisters-in-law Vi Cook of Edmonton and Jane Sus of Fort Frances, as well as her many nieces and nephews.
Vicki was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Vera Fedorchuk, Betty Boyd, and Nettie Livicker, and her brother Fred Sus.
Condolences may be expressed at
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4.

Dyer, John

Friday, 11 Apr 2014
Dyer, John

1958 ~ 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Clyde Dyer of Kamloops, BC, on April 11, 2014, at 55 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda, of 29 years, as well as children Ken (Becca) Dyer of Port Hardy, Alicia (Joel) Holm of St. Albert, and Stephen Dyer of Kamloops. Also left to cherish John’s memory are grandchildren Aliyah, Ava, Ella, Baby Ty (who has yet to arrive), Zaia, John, and Hailey, as well as mother-in-law Sherry Forman, brother Reg (Lorrie), and sisters Marlene (Barry), Maddy (Dale) and Joanne (Erick), as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
John is predeceased by his father, Ken, mother, Louisa, father-in-law Ken Forman, and special friend Jock Copeland.
The world lost an amazing man on April 11, 2014 after a long, painful, but courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle. He loved his two little dogs, Maggie and Minnie (his “babies”, he called them). They miss him terribly.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, soul mate and best friend of 29 years, Rhonda. John leaves behind three children, and six grandchildren, one due in May, all of whom he loved so very much. He cherished his time with them all.
John loved the outdoors, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gold panning. He had a very special relationship with his brother, Reg, and wife, Lorrie. A lot of good memories were made together by the four of us. We are now down to three; he will be forever in our hearts.
John also enjoyed time with his in-laws: Ken, his father-in-law, with whom he loved fishing; Jock, with whom he loved hunting and fishing; his mother-in-law, Sherry, who he loved for her sharp tongue and tell-it-like-it-is attitude; and Louie, his brother-in-law, who was always there for a laugh and fresh seafood.
John will be remembered for his sense of humour, love of the outdorrs and devotion to his family. The people closest to him, he loved deeply and passionately. He will be greatly missed.
“forever in our hearts”
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held in Campbell River on August 9, 2014.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from

Myram, Beverley

Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014
Myram, Beverley

Surrounded by loving family, Bev passed away peacefully on April 9, 2014 at the age of 74.
Bev is survived by her husband Dennis, son Terry (Sharon), daughter Denise (Paul), grandson Kurt and granddaughter Bethany. She was predeceased by her daughter Loanne, Mother Olive Walsh and Stepfather Jack Walsh.
Bev lived life to the fullest even though declining health in the past several years proved most challenging. In earlier years, she loved to cook and entertain in her home. Her husband used to say, “You are cooking enough to feed an army!” Bev’s home was where her heart was and family and friends were special in her life. She also had a passion for crocheting and making crafts and created many unique and cherished items.
Bev was part of a nursing team at Tranquille School from 1964 to 1972. She then worked for Statistics Canada and CMHC from 1975 to 2000. In her younger years, she fostered several children while raising her own three children. She so enjoyed those years.
At Bev’s request, there will be no formal service.
A gathering for family and friends will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2:30-4:30pm in the Oak Room at the North Shore Community Centre (Cotton Wood Manor).
If so desired, donations may be made to the Kamloops Food Bank.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be expressed to the family from

Lestander, Connie

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014
Lestander, Connie

Leona Connie Lestander (Hook) passed away on April 8, 2014 peacefully in her sleep at Royal Inland Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Bert of 52 years of marriage.
She will be sadly missed by her large family: her five children Lindy (Brian), Larry (Georgina) Vally (Gordon), Lance (Debbie) and Lorraine, 27 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Connie was one of eight children and is survived by Gary (Sue), Mae (Chuck), Ardy Krogstad, Roger (Dee Dee), Rick (Betty), Harley (Ruthie); predeceased by Jim (Ann).
She was born in Marwayne, Alberta on March 8, 1936. She moved as a child to Kamloops in 1938. She married Bert in 1953 and raised her family of five children.
She loved her summer home at the Shuswap, where she shared great times with family visits.
Connie belonged to the Royal Purple, she earned a Life Membership and was awarded a 50 year pin in the last year.
Connie was one of the five Golden Girls she went to school with, and over the years continued to share their lives and Birthdays until her passing.
Her life revolved around her family, she was a fantastic hostess and loved to laugh, was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her!
Donations to hospice in lieu of flowers.
A celebration of Connie’s life will be held
on Monday April 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm
at Calvary Temple.

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