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Walsh, Steven Joseph

Monday, 20 Apr 2015
Walsh, Steven Joseph

Steven Joseph Walsh died peacefully in his sleep in Kamloops, B.C.
on April 20th, 2015 at
the age of 72.
Steve is survived by his children Tammy, Wendy and Steve, his sisters Gen, Mary, Ann, Betty and Nellie, and his brother John. Steve is also survived by his grandchildren Shane and Mistie and his great-grandson Aiden. He is preceded in death by his first wife Lorna and his second wife Jan.
Steve was born on May 5, 1942 in Gambo, Newfoundland to Jack and Josephine. He moved to Thompson in 1964 where he met his wife Lorna. Steve and Lorna welcomed three children into their lives. Years later they decided to move west to provide a better life for his family, so in 1976 they packed up and moved to Fort McMurray where he got a job as a shovel operator. Steve worked at Suncor until his retirement in 2002 when he moved to Kamloops.
Steve was an accomplished guitar player and singer. He enjoyed participating in, and later on, running the karaoke night at The Eagles in Kamloops. Steve was a sports fanatic, particularly Hockey and Baseball. If he wasn’t listening to music, you could bet he was watching sports on TV or attending a game. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing in the summer.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 755 Tranquille Rd on Saturday, April 25, at 9:30 am. All are welcome to attend and help us celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada in Steve’s memory.

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Valana, Caterina

Friday, 17 Apr 2015
Valana, Caterina

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, sister and Nanna, Caterina Valana, 79, of Kamloops who passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015.
Caterina was born in Bovalino, Italy on July 20, 1935. She married her love, Giuseppe Valana and then immigrated to Canada in 1956. Her first home was in Moyie, BC before moving to Cranbrook where her two sons were born. The family later moved to Kamloops in 1976 where Caterina would enjoy the birth of her four grandchildren. Her kitchen was always the gathering place for family and friend she enjoyed cooking, and good company. When she was not entertaining, she was spending time in her vegetable garden, which received accolades and admiration. Caterina was an inspiring person; she was incredibly strong, funny, selfless and caring and will be truly missed.
Caterina was predeceased by her husband, Giuseppe and brothers, Antonio, Vincenzo, Domenico and Santo. She is survived and will be sorely missed by her brother, Giuseppe of Bovalino, Italy; children, Peter (Maria) and Bruno (Sherri) and her grandchildren, Brian (Ashlynn), Laura, Sara and Melissa, all of Kamloops. She also leaves behind many nephews and nieces in Italy and Canada. She will be dearly missed by her closest friend, Gina Cenic of Kamloops and leaves behind her companion, Cindy-Lou-Who, her loving cat.
The family would like to thank the paramedics, doctors and nurses of Royal Inland Hospital for their care and compassion. A special thank you to the passionate and caring nurses and staff of the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home.
Prayers will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola Street, on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Thursday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
At 1:30 p.m., following the service at the cemetery, friends are invited to a reception being held at Holy Family Parish, 2797 Sunset Drive.
Should friends desire, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home or The Royal Inland Hospital would be greatly appreciated in her memory.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Lustig, Kathleen Margaret

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015
Lustig, Kathleen Margaret

On April 16th, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, Kathy passed away from breast cancer.
Born in Fredericton, NB, December 26th, 1952 to Dr. John and Mildred Clark, Kathy was the fourth of five children. Her childhood summers were spent at Lake George and winters skiing at Crabbe Mountain.
After high school, Kathy graduated from UNB, BSC (Biol). She moved from Fredericton to Winnipeg with Gary, they both attended University of Manitoba taking time off studies to marry in Prince Albert in 1976. From Winnipeg they moved to LaRonge, SK; Coquitlam, BC; Sydney, Australia, then on to Perth, Australia where Lisa was born in 1983. Erik followed in 1985, then the family packed up and returned to Saskatoon, where Kari was born in 1991. They finally settled in Kamloops, B.C.
Kathy briefly worked as a fisheries biologist, but her happiest work was volunteering with scouts, school Parent Advisory Councils, the Family History Society, assisted reading in schools and being a devoted mother. She became an avid scrap booker and family historian.
She is survived by husband Gary, son Erik (Kimberley Boyko) Burnaby, BC; daughter Kari (Kyle Lambing) St. Catharines, ON; sister Kirsty Killick (Dr. Andrew Killick) Capetown, South Africa; brother Robert Clark (Ann) Riverview, NB; sister Sheila Prus Thunder Bay, ON; and a large extended family and circle of friends. Predeceased by beloved daughter Lisa, brother John B. Clark, and parents.
A Celebration of Kathy’s life will be held in the Schoening Funeral Chapel at
11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 with Pastor Don Maione officiating. A reception will follow in the Chapel Tea Room.
Always loved, always remembered.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoeningfuneralservice.com .

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Woods, David C.

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015
Woods, David C.

Mr. David C. Woods passed away peacefully at the Kamloops Hospice on
April 15, 2015 at the age of 79 years.
He is sadly missed by his son Bruce, daughter Marion and grandchildren Krista and Ben. His loving wife Beverly and her children and grandchildren as well as his sister Elizabeth.
David was a long-standing CA in Kamloops and a member of the Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. He served the community through his many associations with various organizations, as well as a board member at Ponderosa Lodge.
A celebration of life will be held at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm with Reverend Dan Hines.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice or Canadian Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to
www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Schinkelwitz, Shirley Kemp

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015
Schinkelwitz, Shirley Kemp

Shirley passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in the early hours of April 15.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Willi, on January 2, 2015. She is survived and will be missed by her children Bruce (Margaret), Grace Anne, Mark, Kevin (Tori) and grandchildren Quinton, Nigel, Brantley, Lauren and Rory. She is also survived by her brother John (Barbara), nieces Rachel (Tim) and Gemma, and nephew Simon (Catherine) all of England. She is also survived and will be missed by dear friend Marge Weninger of Kamloops.
Shirley was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada in 1955. She worked at the Jasper Park Lodge with Brewster Transport where she organized tours. She met and married Willi in 1961 and they moved to Kamloops in 1965 where they developed Willi’s business and raised their children. Shirley became a Long Term Care Aid and enjoyed the many relationships she formed and people she cared for until her retirement in 1997. She loved camping and the outdoors. She was a member of the Naturalist Club and enjoyed cross country skiing and hiking. She loved flowers and birds and could often be found with a pair of binoculars in hand.
The family would like to thank Dr. Borstlap and all the nurses on 4 North and 3 West for their care and compassion while she was at the hospital. A special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for their care in her final days.
Special thanks to Martin and Baerbel Schinkelwitz for all their care and support for our Mum since our Dad passed in January.
A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00pm at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed to the family from
www.myalternatives.ca

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Lane, Elda

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015
Lane, Elda

Elda Lane passed away on April 14, 2015 one day after her 90th birthday. Elda was born in Kamloops on April 13, 1925 to Nick and Maria Signoretti. She was predeceased by her parents and brother George Signoretti.
Elda is survived by her son Rick Lane and grandsons Chad and Travis, daughter Debi Lane (Bob) and granddaughter Hunter and grandson Dakota. She is also survived by her sisters Dina McGregor, Yolly Wilcox and
sister - in - law Helen Signoretti as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
As a young woman Elda loved to dance and spend time with her friends. Elda was married in 1946 and spent a brief time in Knutsford, on the Lane’s farm, and then moved back to Kamloops to raise her children. She was determined to live in the family house until she passed away and she accomplished that goal.
A graveside service will be held at the family plot in Hillside Cemetery on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:00 noon with a tea to follow at Schoening Funeral Service immediately following.
(approx. 12:30 pm).

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Pearse, Richard

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015
Pearse, Richard

July 26, 1928 - April 14, 2015
Richard (Dick) Pearse of Kamloops passed away peacefully on the morning of April 14. He is survived by his younger brother Peter Pearse (Vancouver), three daughters Sue Pearse (Victoria), Chris Henderson (Valleyview, AB), and Pam Pearse (Abbotsford), one son, Don Pearse (Cache Creek), six grandchildren, and nine
great - grandchildren.
Richard’s loving wife of fifty-seven years, Carmen, predeceased him in 2008.
Richard spent his career in the grocery business, retiring to Barriere for a few years before returning to Kamloops later in life. He loved the outdoors, especially fly-fishing and hunting, and for many years he was active in the Kamloops Fish and Game Club
A gathering of Richard’s friends and family will take place on April 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Desert Gardens Centre, 540 Seymour Street in Kamloops.
Sharing of stories and memories will be followed with snacks and refreshments.
Richard’s family would like to thank the staff of Gemstone Assisted Living for their kind and thoughtful care of Richard during the last year.

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Guido Claudepierre

Saturday, 11 Apr 2015
Guido Claudepierre

Guido Claudepierre of Kamloops, B.C, passed away on April 11, 2015 at the age of 75.
Guido is survived by his wife Evelyn, children Michele (Jesse), Guido (Natalie), Denise, Dean (Sarah), Simone (James) all of Kamloops, B.C., his brother Jurgen (Dominique), and will also be missed by his grandchildren and great - grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Annette and Alfred, brother Holger and son Andre.
Guido came to Canada from Germany with his parents as a teenager. He made great contributions to the Kamloops Soccer Community, as player, coach and referee, over many years. He also ran a flooring business over the years and made countless friends in the course of his work. Guido loved working in his garden and enjoying the harvest of fruits and vegetables. He will be missed by those to whom he was a coffee or golf buddy, and by those he helped when they needed any kind of assistance.
The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations in Guido’s memory may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Dr., Kanata, Ontario K2M 2W1 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 729 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2B5.

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Louise Adams

Saturday, 11 Apr 2015
Louise Adams

It is with deep sorow and regret that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Louise Adams on April 11, 2015. She was such a big part of our lives and will be deeply missed. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Gordon Adams. Left to mourn her passing are her daughters Marilynne Wormsbecher (Kurt) and Irene Smith (Ken). She also leaves her grandchildren Audra Funk (Tim), Gordon Wormsbecher, Robynn Smith and Ben Smith (Megan), her great-grandchildren Alexandra Funk, Megan Funk, Kaylen Wormsbecher and Samantha and Alex Carmichael. In her life time, she was fortunate to see the birth of her first great-great-grandaughter, Louise Smith who gave her such pleasure as did all her granchildren. She will also be missed by her special niece Barbara Chmilar (Bernie). Mom worked at several jobs over the years including a photo studio and as a cook for 13 years at Tranquille School. Mom was a beautiful soul who made many friends over the years. She loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting were a big part of her life for many years, mom and dad owned a cabin at Johnson Lake. There are many people who will be remember the great food and happy times spent there, especially the grandchildren. Mom also loved her garden and her flowers. She was known to all her friends and family as “Mamalou” and loved it when they would stop by for a visit. Her kitchen was the gathering place for many special occasions or a quiet visit and a cup of tea. It was the heart of her home and is going to be sadly missed not to have that very special place to go to anymore.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 1:00pm at Schoenings Funeral Home
Online condolences may be expressed at
www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Joseph LeBourdais

Saturday, 11 Apr 2015
Joseph LeBourdais

November 19, 1929 – April 11, 2015

Joseph LeBourdais of Kamloops, BC passed away on April 11, 2015 at the age of 85.
Survived by his loving wife Lorraine (Nolan), children Della (Merle) Fellhauer of Kamloops, Daphne (Mark) LeBourdais of Watford City, ND, Gary (Jennifer) LeBourdais of Kamloops, Sandra LeBourdais of Kamloops, Jerry (Tracy) LeBourdais of Kamloops, Edward (Deana) LeBourdais of Kamloops, Barry (Jessie-Ann) LeBourdais of Kamloops, grandchildren, Jolene, Tye (Delaney), Joseph (Jolene), Stephanie (Jay), Lori, Tanner (Jordi), Darcy (Jodi), Taylor, Adam, Hannah, Derian, Nicole, Marty, Logan, Ben, Joshua, Braden, Denny, Shay, Christine, Mathew and great-grandchildren, Kayla, Tiegan, Kiara, Zoey, Dominic, Dainah, Liam, Wyatt, Morgan, Levi, Emma, Kaelyn, and Olivia.
Joe is also survived by his siblings, Violet LeBourdais, Mary Hewitt, Norah LeBourdais, Richard LeBourdais and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Pre-deceased by, parents Eddie and Alice (Fletcher) LeBourdais, brothers Eugene, Sonny, Turner, his daughter Deborah, and son Larry.
Joe was born in Williams Lake, BC and raised in Clinton at 8 Mile Ranch and then relocated to Whispering Pines in Kamloops. Joe married Lorraine Nolan in 1955 and started his family. Joe was a logger, hunting guide, rancher, and rodeo legend. He also served as Chief and a Councillor for the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band for many, many years. Ranching and Rodeo was his life; he had many accomplishments which included being awarded the BC Rodeo Cowboy Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 and was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2011. Joe was well known for his guitar playing and singing with his wife Lorraine.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:00pm at the
Kamloops Funeral Home. Following the service friends are invited to join the family at Kenny Manuel’s Kaktus Flats Ranch.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to BC Little Britches Rodeo Association or the BC High School Rodeo Association in Joe’s memory.
Condolences may be expressed to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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