Payne, Rollie

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014
Payne, Rollie

Rowland Alfred Andrews Payne
Rowland Alfred Andrews Payne, beloved husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend passed away in Salmon Arm on Tuesday October 28, 2014.
Rollie was born in Winnipeg in 1930 and enjoyed his early years at the family cottage in Minaki, Ontario. He met and married Patricia Kroon in 1961 and, with their young family, settled in Kamloops BC. Rollie worked as a Securities Broker but also loved his time away from the office as an avid outdoorsman and artist.
Guiding his family, he spent his winters at Todd Mountain and summers at the cottage on Little Shuswap Lake. Rollie and Pat retired to Eagle Bay on Shuswap Lake where Rollie enjoyed his summers sailing, waterskiing, biking, gardening and paddling his canoe, and his winters downhill and cross-country skiing, and painting. He shared all his passions and the activities that he loved with his family, who will miss him dearly. He leaves behind Pat, his wife of 53 years, his children Carolyn (Paul) Huisman and grandchildren, Ally, Eli and Sam, Willem (Jullie) Payne and grandchildren, Josh, Ben and Emma, and Kathi (Russ) Osinchuk and grandchildren, Nicole and Stuart. A Service celebrating Rollie’s life will take place on Sunday, November 2, at 1:30pm at the Eagle Bay Community Hall. Should friends desire, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society or a charity of their choice. Rollie’s family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Piccadilly Care Centre for their support, warmth and compassion during Rollie’s stay.
Online condolences may be sent through Rollie’s obituary at
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC

Gold, Linda

Sunday, 26 Oct 2014
Gold, Linda

Linda Ann Gold passed away peacefully in Kamloops on
October 26, 2014 at age 63.
Lovingly remembered by daughter
Amanda Gold-Bourget, sister Joanne Gold Ferraro, and nephew
Anthony Ferraro.
 No formal service by request.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Carra, June

Sunday, 26 Oct 2014
Carra, June


June Carra passed peacefully to be with her Lord on October 26, 2014.
June is predeceased by her loving husband, George Carra, her sister Donna and brother Buzz.
Born in Innisfree, Alberta on December 27, 1926 her family moved to Port Hammond, BC where she was raised on a dairy farm. June met her husband in Calgary, Alberta where they lived for many years. She divided her time raising her two sons, fostering and running a daycare. She was a Sunday School teacher for most of her adult life. June was also very active in the church.
June is lovingly remembered by her sons Dave (Brenda) Carra of Carstairs, AB, Kelly (Bette) Carra of Pritchard, BC, her brother Garnet Lundgren of Monte Lake, BC and Nomie Boraas of Pitt Meadows, BC,five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A special thank you to the Gemstone in Kamloops for making her final months so pleasant and the nurses of the Royal Inland Hospital for their gentle care in her passing.
Condolences may be made to

Bepple, Eva

Sunday, 26 Oct 2014
Bepple, Eva

(née Bauer)
The family of Eva Bepple is sad to announce that she passed away peacefully on October 26, 2014.
She will be missed by her sons, David (Shirlee) of Chemanius, Garry (Sharon) of Langley and daughter Bev Thurber (David) of Kamloops. Her grandchildren Amber Gilling (Maurice) of Auckland, New Zealand, Derek (Shanna) of North Vancouver, Kaitlyn Richards (Alan) of Richmond, Matthew Thurber of Kamloops and Jonathon of Victoria as well as two great-grandsons Riley and Logan Gilling of New Zealand.
She was predeceased by her husband Otto and son Richard. Parents Katharina and Mathias Bauer, sister Katie Follweiter and brothers Jack and Henry.
She is also survived by her sister, Liz Eedy and brother, Peter (Pat) Bauer; brothers-in law Hank (Irene) Bepple and Fred Harding, sisters-in-law Hedi Bepple, Estelle and Theresa Bauer, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Eva was born in Eatonia, Saskatchewan on September 7, 1929. Her family came to Kamloops the next year settling in Brocklehurst. She spent her entire life in Kamloops raising her 4 children.
A celebration of Eva’s life will be held in the later part of November.

Clark, Andrew

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014
Clark, Andrew

Sadly, Dr. Andrew Clark passed away peacefully in Kamloops on October 25, 2014, aged 83 years.
He is survived by his sons David (Dawn) and Hugh of Calgary, and his granddaughter Makenna; sisters Molly MacGregor and Elinor and Jack Lawson of Scotland and special friends Ian and Theresa Brooks of Kamloops share in our sorrow. He was predeceased by his loving partner Elizabeth “Lena” McGrandles.
Andy was born in Falkirk, Scotland and moved to Canada when he was in his mid-twenties. He left Scotland without a high school diploma, but after several years in Canada he earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Alberta, where he then became a professor. He was also proud of his military service; he was in the British Royal Air Force and then became a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2:00 pm, at Chartwell Renaissance Retirement Residence, Kamloops. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion. Condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Services (250) 374-1454.

Mason, Bill

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014
Mason, Bill

Thomas William (Bill) Mason
Thomas William (Bill) Mason, was born March 20, 1928 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
Bill went to soar with the eagles October 25, 2014 at 3:43 am.
Bill is survived by his daughter Judy Hodgson (son-in-law Tiberio De Medeiros, Terree Blow (son-in-law Bob Cochrane), granddaughter Jenna Venables (Scott); grandson Tanner Hodgson (Lindy), granddaughter Macy Blow, and great-grandson McKai Venables. He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Barton (Don), sister Helen Neroni, Myrna Mason, Diana Loeppky, sister-in-law Donna Fourchalk Mason, Jack Fletcher, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was predeceased by his father Thomas Rodger Mason and his mother Tamar Ann Mason (née Richardson), his younger brother Ken, and his older sisters Grayce Bussey and Verna Fletcher.
T.W. Mason was an Artillery Sergeant in the Canadian Army. He was involved in peacekeeping in Egypt. He lived in the Rayleigh army camp in Kamloops, the Dundurn Army camp in Saskatoon, Winnipeg DND. After retiring from the army, he worked at Automart and the Post Office in Kamloops.
He coached his younger daughter in Kamloops minor softball, loved to watch the Kamloops Chiefs and Rockets, and was a devoted Canucks and Lions fan. He spent over ten summers at Eagle Bay (Shimmering Waters), on the Shuswap.
Bill spent 17 years in a row vacationing a few weeks a year in Waikiki and then the past 15 years in a row spending a month a year with Lady Di and his very special friends (the staff) at the Hotel Eloisa, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Bill loved the sand and the sun and he loved his family.
The family would like to thank Dr. Enns, Dr. Son, the nurses and physio staff on the 5th floor of the Chilliwack Hospital for their compassionate care during the month of May and, more recently, Dr. Macintosh, the nurses, the physios, the care aides, and everyone who had contact with Bill at Cheam Village in Agassiz for their compassion and care. Everyone at Cheam Village went above and beyond, and for this we will be forever grateful.
Lastly we would like to thank Brenda Milns for just being her.
No service - by request. Henderson’s Funeral Homes in care of arrangements, 604-792-1344

Tompkins, Janet

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014
Tompkins, Janet

(née Morrison)
February 25, 1944 ~ October 25, 2014
With heavy hearts, we sadly announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother and spouse. She is predeceased by her parents Stewart and Margaret Morrison and her brother Stu Morrison.
Jan is survived by her spouse Stephen Walsh, her children Lori (Dan) Valiquette and Richard (Rick) Tompkins, her brothers John (Leanne) Morrison, Bill (Lee, deceased) Morrison and sister Lorna (Steve) Jones, grandchildren Natasha and Alysha Deneef, Gavin and Brandy Preston and many nieces and nephews.
Jan was born in Kamloops and resided in Knutsford on the Morrison cattle ranch with her parents and siblings. After working the ranchland, tending to chores and ranchhands at a young age, Jan was crowned Miss Kamloops in the early 1960’s. After schooling, Jan obtained a hairdressing license and excelled in hairdressing.
After many moves and adventures, Jan resided in Brocklehurst where she opened Jan’s Ceramics, which prospered for many years. She then pursued a career in the mining industry as an Assay Lab Technician.
Jan was a president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and Grand Secretary for many years, and an active member until the day she passed peacefully with family by her side.
She will be sadly missed.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at RIH for their care and support.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 755 Tranquille Road.
The family requests donations to the Heart and Lung Foundation, in lieu of flowers.

Greenwood, Edith

Friday, 24 Oct 2014
Greenwood, Edith

Edith (Deed) was born on May 14, 1918; she passed away on October 24, 2014 in her 96th year. Edith was born in North Bend, B.C., where she grew up and met her late husband Harold. They lived in North Bend where Harold ran a butcher shop. They later moved to Rosedale, B.C. and then they moved to Kamloops, B.C. in the 1940’s. Harold worked for Harris Market and Deed was a homemaker, but did work part-time for a candy store in Kamloops. Both Harold and Deed loved their garden and enjoyed fishing and their many friends.
Deed will be missed by her family and friends. She will be fondly remembered for her cheerful and loving ways.
A get-together in remembrance of Deed was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Berwick on the Park for family and close friends. Deed was interred in Hillside Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service Kamloops
Condolences may be left at

Dubitz, Steven

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014
Dubitz, Steven

April 26, 1943 - October 22, 2014
We’re heartbroken to announce the death of our deeply beloved husband, father and brother, Steven Constantine Dubitz. Steve was predeceased by his parents Constantine and Hannah (Aulin) Dubitz, and nephew David Becker. He is survived by his wife Mary Dalgarno-Dubitz, daughter Kristel (Dave) Dubitz, sister Maxine (Dennis) Mucha, sisters-in-law Betty (Dale) Becker, Eileen (George Carlin) Boscher, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Steve was born in Kamloops. His working career started when he was young, shoveling sawdust, wheat and numerous other tasks for his dad. As a teenager he worked summers taking tourists out for trail rides at Saratoga Resort. In his late teens and early twenties he worked on a paving crew for Dawson Construction. He and his father started their own general contracting company, Stecon Contractors Ltd. Steve’s backhoe, heading to or from a job, was a familiar site on the back roads. Although Chase was his home base, he worked throughout the province blasting and setting power poles, changing rails or ties for the railroad, installing waterlines and septic systems within the region. No job was too big or too small.
Steve loved to ‘rattle a person’s chain’, in other words, he was a tease - but in a kindly manner. The one who received the brunt of this razzing was his sister Maxine. In 1986 Steve and Mary met, fell head over heels in love and were married. In 1988 they were blessed with their beautiful ‘gift from God’ and the apple of Steve’s eye, his daughter Kristel. Anyone who knew him knows how proud he was of her.
Steve was an avid reader and prospector, in his younger days he loved to have the odd sociable. Steve lived life exactly as he wanted - he had an indomitable spirit and a zest for life that ensured most who came into contact with him walked away feeling uplifted. He was renowned for his smile, kind-heartedness and love of all creatures. He was a strong, gentle man who strove to make everyone’s day a little brighter. He was never impressed by the amount of money a person had, but rather by the strength of their character - as a result, he has friends too numerous to count.
A memorial and celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the Chase Community Hall on Friday, November 7th at 11:00 am.
Online condolences may be sent through Steven’s obituary at
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC

Taverna, Winona

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014
Taverna, Winona

Mary “Winona” TAVERNA
November 8, 1919 – October 21, 2014
With heavy hearts, 2.5 weeks before her 95th birthday, we announce the passing of our beloved sister and aunt, Mary “Winona” Taverna. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas, her son Lloyd, her parents Jack and Ada Wells, her brothers Andy and Alex, and her sister Joan. Winona is survived by her loving niece Alison Wells, her brothers Jim (Lorraine) Wells, John Wells and Charlie Wells, and her sisters Dawn Graham, Beth (Jim) Davidson and Frances (Bill) Fraser, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and the light of her life great-great nephew Shayne Makortoff. 
She was the eldest of ten children; born in Wellwood, Manitoba. After graduating nursing school in 1943, in Carmen, Manitoba, Winona moved to BC in 1946 where she met Thomas Taverna. They were married in 1947 and she continued nursing in Lytton, BC until their son came in 1957. She lived in Lytton until 1973, moving to South Surrey where she lived until the death of her son Lloyd in 2008. Winona moved to Kamloops, BC where her niece Alison cared for her until she broke her hip in 2013. Winona then resided at Pine Grove Care Centre until her passing with Alison by her side, after suffering a heart attack. 
A private family graveside service will be held in Lytton, at which time she will be laid to rest beside her husband and son. With Capt. The Rev’d Isabel C. Healy-Morrow officiating. The family would like to thank Dr. Howie and the wonderful caring staff at Pine Grove Care Centre and Ponderosa Lodge for all of their support.
The family requests donations to St. George’s Anglican Church Sunday School (308 Royal Avenue, Kamloops, BC V2B 3P5), or to Pine Grove Care Centre Recreation (313 McGowan Avenue, Kamloops, BC V2B 2N8) in lieu of flowers.
Kamloops Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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