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Bennett, Dorothy Margaret

Saturday, 23 May 2015
Bennett, Dorothy Margaret

October 23rd, 1923 - March 23rd, 2015
Born to Tex and Evelyn (Todd) Adams of Kamloops, Dorothy was raised on the family homestead in Barnhartvale, past Robbins Range Road.
Adams Lake and Todd Mountain are named for her family, and the rich heritage is documented in various books and periodicals.
An only child, Dorothy was an avid outdoorswoman, having grown up herding sheep and cattle on the ranch and still enjoying camping and fishing into her senior years.
Dorothy married young but lost her first husband Stan Smith, after only a few months of marriage, when his RCAF plane was shot down over Belgium during World War II.
She did marry again and spent many happy years in Kamloops with her husband Hubert (Benny) Bennett until his passing in 1992.
Dorothy was an active member of Daughters of the Nile for many years in the local Chapter.
She eventually moved to Victoria, BC to be near her family and was residing in Sunset Lodge in Esquimalt at the time of her passing.
She leaves behind nephews Leigh and Peter Barratt of Vancouver Island, Benny Wiese of Iowa, cousin Don Robertson of Nanaimo, and niece Sandra Bateman of Langley.
Dorothy will be interred with her late husband at Kamloops Cemetery on Friday, June 5th 2015 at 1:00 pm in a graveside service. Those who wish to join in remembering Dorothy are welcome.

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Wrabel, Angela

Saturday, 23 May 2015
Wrabel, Angela

On May 23, 2015, Angela Wrabel passed away at the age of 88 years.
Survived by her daughter Gertrude (Horst) Braun, sons, Ron (Lara), Dan (Deb); grandchildren Maria (Brian), Sandra (James), Travis and Derek, Megan and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Koral and Hazel, Grayson and Jaida. Pre-deceased by her sons Gerhard (1971) and Gerald (1981), her husband Ignaz (1992).
Angela was born February 3, 1927 in Graz, Austria. She spent her childhood there and later met the love of her life Ignaz.
In 1956, they moved their family to Canada with nothing but a desire to start a new life. They settled in Winnipeg before moving to Kamloops in 1972.
Angela was a kind and nurturing person who always made our families’ home welcoming and fun to friends growing up. She was an excellent seamstress and knitter and many of our ‘adopted’ friends still talk about the clothes she made for them. Many days full of laughter and fun were spent by the family backyard pool or around the kitchen table.
Angela loved, more than anything, to have her family and friends sitting together, talking, laughing and sharing a meal that she so lovingly had prepared for them.
She possessed an unending devotion to her family, and even after enduring family hardships, she showed an unwavering strength and character.
She was always beaming with pride for her family.
Angela was a spirited, funny, loving and caring person, and her beautiful soul will be missed by all that knew her.
Monsignor Jerry Desmond will celebrate a Memorial Mass on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:00 am in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with a reception to follow in the Parish Centre.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Day, Charles Clifford

Saturday, 23 May 2015
Day, Charles Clifford

February 28, 1928 – May 23, 2015
Charlie was born in Toronto, Ontario and ventured out west at an early age “riding the rails” with a buddy, working odd jobs along the way. It wasn’t long after arriving in Vancouver that he met the love of his life Jean McQueen. They were married in 1950 in Gibsons, B.C. where Charlie worked at the pulp mill in Port Mellon. This was a time when the only access to the mill was by boat and he had lots of stories to tell about those trips.
Charlie and Jean had five children Michael, Charlene, Sharon, Tom and Jacalyn and in 1964 pulled up stakes to resettle in Kamloops where Charlie had secured a job at Balco Forest Products (now Tolko) as Head Electrician. He was very active, made many lifelong friends and enjoyed a fulfilling career until health issues forced him to retire in August 1987. He enjoyed golf and curling into his 80’s. He was a real handyman and was always reworking or repairing things for his friends.
Survived by his children Charlene Day (Jim), Burnaby, B.C.; Thomas Day (Kathy), Logan Lake, B.C.; Jacalyn Chandler (Jim), Brentwood Bay, B.C.; Anne Day (daughter-in-law), Kitimat, B.C. Brad Heaton and 11 grandchildren: Trevor, Ryan and Candice Day; Bill Artzoumanis, Lee Martin; Josh and Shane Heaton; Janene and Jordon Day; Alison and Jon Chandler; one great-grandchild Anora Heaton.
He is predeceased by his loving wife Jean, son Michael and daughter Sharon.
In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in Charlie’s name.
Memorial Service to be held Saturday, May 30th @ 2:00 at Recreation Room, 860 Nicolani, Brocklehurst

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West, Margaret “Louise”

Thursday, 21 May 2015
West, Margaret “Louise”

December 2, 1928 – May 21, 2015
Louise West, our beloved mother, grandmother & great-grandmother, “our Gigi”, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2015 with her family at her side. She is survived by her two brothers, Preston and Al Wiley, her four sons, Jim (Sheila), Larry, Neil and Glenn (Rose) as well as, her cherished grandchildren, Deanna (Mitch) Christy, Steve (Cindy) West, Katrina (Kevin) Sewell, Brandi (Wes) Rancier, Colin Wookey, Chad, Dennis and Scott (Kassie) West. She also leaves behind eleven great-grandchildren and a large extended family whom she adored.
Lou was predeceased by her loving husband Gordon West, her parents May and James Preston Wiley, her sister Dorothy Kitching and daughter-in-law Enid (Larry) West.
Mom was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba before settling in Kamloops in 1958. She was very caring, generous and kind, constantly finding the good in others. She always had a large smile on her face, even through adversity. Everyone else came before her own needs, especially her four boys whom she loved very much.
Rest in Peace. You will forever be in our hearts.
Thank you to all the doctors and staff at RIH over the last six months. Special thanks to the Renal Dept. for the great care they have given her over the past eleven years.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or The Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Betker, Hardy Terry

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Betker, Hardy Terry

July 18,1939 - May 20, 2015
It is with profound sadness that the family of Hardy Betker announce his passing on May 20th in Kamloops, BC.
Hardy’s love and devotion to his family and friends will forever be cherished.
Hardy will be lovingly remembered by his son Scott (Briana), his daughters Sonia (Barry), Suzanne (Scott), his grandchildren, Terry (Heather), Darryl, Carter, Shae, Sloane, Payton, Quinn and his great-grandchildren Dylan and Brooke.
Hardy was predeceased by Janet, his wife of fifty-one years and the love of his life.
Hardy will be fondly remembered for his love of his family, his puttering around the yard, and his love of tools.
Dad, we know how difficult it was for you to live without Mom, and now you are together again forever.
A special thank you to all of the nurses at the North Shore dialysis unit for always taking such great care of our Dad.
A celebration of Hardy’s life will take place on Saturday, June 20th at 1:00 pm at 2155 Ponderosa Ave, Kamloops.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Donchi, Margaret Arlene

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Donchi, Margaret Arlene

August 26, 1940 – May 20, 2015
Arlene was born in Kamloops in 1940. She grew up on Campbell Range where she learned to ride and love horses. Her family moved to Barnhartvale in 1947 so that Arlene could attend school. Arlene married Ronnie Donchi in 1957, and they had a daughter Brenda in 1960 and a grandson Tim, in 1985. She worked in various jobs over the years and spent the remainder of her working years at Kennell’s Shoes, while also daily feeding horses and cleaning stalls on her father’s farm.
Arlene was predeceased by her husband Victor (Ronnie) Donchi, her daughter Brenda Cole, her parents Robert and Allison Kershaw, and her sister Nancy Gleave.
She leaves to cherish her memory her grandson Timothy Cole, her son-in-law Kelly Cole, and her brothers Bill (Bernie), Bob (Edith), Jim (Val), Gary (Lynda) and Colin (Leslie) Kershaw, and several neices and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Kelly Cole for his devoted care of Arlene in her last days and Joanne Patrick for being a true friend to Arlene.
There will be no service by request. Donations in Arlene’s memory can be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association or to the Huntingtons Society.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Brooks, Alan Denis

Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Brooks, Alan Denis

January 16, 1927 - May 19, 2015
Alan Denis Brooks, loving father, husband, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015 at the Kamloops Hospice.
Alan was born in Hertford, England and came to Canada as young child. He grew up in a big family in New Brunswick. He served in the Korean War and was injured and sent to Japan to recover. While in Japan he met his beautiful wife, Yaeko, whom he cherished for 64 years.
Alan lived a life of service to his family, friends, church and fellowman. He was faithful and true to the end to his Lord and Savior whom he loved. He and Yaeko served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chicago inner city and the Philippines, after he retired.
Alan bids farewell to his beloved Yaeko, their five children, Susan, Lance, Sally, Vance and Deborah, their spouses, 26 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a brother, three sisters, many nieces, nephews and his many dear friends.
He is welcomed home by his parents, Edith and Archie Brooks, three brothers, two sisters, two grandbabies, five great-grandbabies, his many friends and comrades in arms and his dog, Jake.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2165 Parkcrest Ave, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home. www.kamloopshospice.com.
Special Thanks:
We are grateful to Melanie Doiron of the Moncton hospital and amazing staff who took special care of our father when we needed their services unexpectedly.
The Fox Flight Air Ambulance, Captain Katrina Rankine, and her extraordinary crew, and the DVA for life flighting our father home to Kamloops to our mother so family and friends could have four more precious days with our dad. And to the Kamloops Hospice and Staff for their outstanding compassionate care in his last days.
A mighty tree has fallen. But his spirit lives on.
And we shall meet again.
Condolences may be expressed to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Quigley, Cindy Leigh

Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Quigley, Cindy Leigh

June 1, 1970 to May 19, 2015
Today we share with you, the loss of our beautiful Cindy.
Cindy passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She will be dearly missed. Her smile will be remembered by many, and will continue to be enjoyed in all our thoughts and hearts.
Cindy was born in Kamloops on June 1, 1970. She graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary, and went on to
Simon Fraser University to receive her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Cindy was an accomplished entrepreneur throughout her many years in business. She thrived on excelling in all aspects of her business career, working with her father to achieve goals, even taking on the odd Goliath.
Cindy was active in Slo Pitch, winning MVP awards including one at a National Level. She had a passion for soccer. Her sportsmanship and love for sports gained her many lasting friendships. She competed for Miss Kamloops in 1987, where she won Miss Congeniality. Her unconditional kindness was seen throughout the community as she helped many charities and people in need. She was faithfully involved with her Church and their generosity and support far exceeded expectation.
Cindy’s love for her family was evident. She strived to be a positive role model to her children, supporting them faithfully. Cindy’s most cherished moments were spending time with family and friends, and laughing with her mom. She is loved dearly by her children and husband Peter who was by her side throughout her courageous battle.
The extra care Cindy received from her mother-in-law Janet Quigley and aunt Sherrie Bade was appreciated by the entire family.
Survived by her loving husband Peter, children Samantha, Brandon, Zachary, Joanna, and Makayla, loving father Warren Hewlett (Bev), loving mother Beverly Hewlett (Vince), sister Jennifer Hewlett (Brent), brother Andrew Hewlett and his children Alyssah and Ashley, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and also Cindy’s great extended families.
Special thanks to Dr. Bantock, Dr. Chevalier, and Dr. Gorman for their great efforts and medical expertise throughout Cindy’s battle. Also a special thanks to the caring, compassionate nurses and staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice.
A Service will be held on Saturday, June 6th at 1:00 pm at Summit Drive Church, 1927 Summit Drive, Kamloops.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the very worthy Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9 are greatly appreciated.
Condolences may be sent to the family at North Thompson Funeral Services
www.ntfuneral.com

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Bishop, John Bradford

Monday, 18 May 2015
Bishop, John Bradford

April 6, 1944 - May 18, 2015
John passed away at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops with family at his side at the age of 71 years. Survived by his loving wife Marilyn Bishop of 48 years, sisters Gloria (Terry) and Dian (Noel), nieces and nephews, as well as many friends and relatives.
He was predeceased by his parents Ethel and James Bishop.
He married Marilyn in 1966, moved to Whitehorse, Yukon 1967, returned to Kamloops in 1973 then moved to property in Heffley Creek in 1978.
John was a Volunteer Firefighter for eight years and a professional Fire Fighter for 25 years with the City of Kamloops, Fire Rescue Department retiring in 1999.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Hospice Home for their kind and special care of John.
At John’s request, there will be no service. A celebration of John’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from
1:00 pm–3:00 pm at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC.
Should friends desire, donations may be made in memory of John to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home at 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service, Kamloops, BC
Condolences may be left at
www.Firstmemorialkamloops.com

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Acheson, Sean

Monday, 18 May 2015
Acheson, Sean

December 28, 1952 - May 18, 2015
It is with deep sorrow and grieving hearts that we announce the passing of Sean Acheson in Kamloops, BC. He fought a great battle with prostate cancer for three years. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley Acheson of 35 years and devoted daughters Anjuli (Paul Nute) and Katlyn (Scotty McKenzie) and his loving granddaughter Brynleigh Nute and step-grandchildren Aliyah and Graeden Nute. Parents Fred and Eve Acheson and siblings Randy, Scott, Deidre LaTrace, Clint, Naomi as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many great friends. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he spent his early years in Ocean Falls, BC and then moved to Kamloops, BC where he grew up and raised his family. He worked as a superintendent at Huron Developments Ltd for several years and made many life long friends. He will be remembered for his love of fast cars, golf courses and sports teams. Memorial service will be at 1:00 pm Monday, May 25th, 2015 at Kamloops Funeral Home. Thank you to the many staff and volunteers at RIH and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice for your support and special care of Sean. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the hospice in his memory.
“Nothing loved is ever lost”

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