Rosina Maida (nee Maio)

Thursday, 11 Sep 2014
Rosina Maida (nee Maio)

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Rosina on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the age of 75. Rosina will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a bright and strong woman who was a creative artisan and enjoyed her gardening.

Rosina is survived by her husband of 48 years, Salvatore. She will be fondly remembered by her daughter Giulia (Geoffrey), her precious grandson James Alexander and her daughter Merilee. The Maida and Paulucci families of Calgary are also saddened by their loss. Her family in Kamloops will deeply miss her in their hearts: her sister Ida Costantino (Agostino); her brother Rosario Maio (Maria); and, her sister Liliana Posteraro (Joe). In Italy her brother Franceso Maio (Christina), sister-in-law Nicola, and sister Anna Maria (Batistia) are deeply sadden by the lost of their big sister. She has many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews in Canada and Italy who feel all a little more empty without her.

She was predeceased by father Giovanni, mother Marianina, brother Antonio and sisters who died in their childhood.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer (1714-14th Ave N.E., Calgary) on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through In memory of Rosina donations may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Society.

In living memory of Rosina Maida, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5,
Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

Del Markham

Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014
Del Markham

He leaves behind his beloved wife Cathy Markham, his children Carrie Clark, Penny Stewart, Rob Stewart, Christina Guercio. His siblings Wanda Burnett, James Markham, Barry Markham, Inez Rheum and seven beloved grandchildren. He was a loving and giving husband, father and brother.

He will be greatly missed by all, but we keep in our hearts he is flying with his beloved eagles now. RIP.

Hilda Kendall (nee Bepple)

Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014
Hilda Kendall (nee Bepple)

On September 9, 2014 Hilda passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Mom was born in Alexanderfeld, Romania to George and Katharina Bepple on April 16, 1925. She immigrated with her family to Canada when she was three. In 1949 she married her first husband Larry and together they had eight children. Together with him they opened the Brown Owl Bakery and the Sharon Café.

Mom worked throughout the years at different restaurants around town. She attended Cariboo College and received her certificate from the Culinary Arts program. She then worked for the Overlander Care Home until her retirement. Mom’s cooking and baking were well known throughout her career and her children benefitted from the wonderful meals she provided, some ending with one of her pies, which we all loved. Whenever we arrived home for a visit, there was always a pot of soup on the stove awaiting our arrival, with cakes or cookies and tea and coffee.

The arrival of grandchildren brought her much joy as she loved them all and spent as much time as she could with each of them. Sadly for the younger ones, Alzheimer’s had already robbed her of her sharp wit and winning smile.

Mom loved the outdoors and puttering in her garden. She spent many hours nursing her vegetable garden and planting flowers throughout her yard. We spent many weekends at Shuswap Lake which provided her with a much needed break from work. Mom loved to read and you could always find her with a book in her hand.

Mom attended church all her life and she loved to sing. When she was in Ponderosa, she loved the music hour and could still remember all the words to the songs.
We will miss her deeply. She cared for us with a steady and solid hand through a somewhat tumultuous life, never wavering in her strength. It was her strength of character that brought her through those rough waters and landed her safely ashore to live a quieter life. We are forever grateful for this and love her deeply for caring for us first and foremost.

Sadly, she spent far too long in care being placed in Ponderosa in 2001, followed by Kamloops Senior’s Village.

Mom is predeceased by her parents George and Katharina Bepple, an infant daughter Wanda Dean and her son Gordy Dean. She is predeceased by her first husband Larry Dean and her second husband Red Kendall. She is also predeceased by her brothers Ronald, Chris, Otto, and Oscar; her sisters Frieda Shelton and Alma Harding. She is survived by her children Walter Dean, Cliff Dean, and his children; Carly (Todd) Sherwood and their son Harry; Candace (Kris) Waters and their sons Tolson and Jackson; Gordy Dean and his daughter Angela (Grant) Wood, their daughters Rachel and Emma; Kelli Dean, and her children Hailey, Hanna and Ryne; Kathy Dean, Trish Berry, Don Dean, Susan Henderson and her children Quinn and Zak. She is also survived by her brother Hank and his wife Irene, brother-in-law Fred Harding, sister-in-laws Eva Bepple and Hedy Bepple, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the nurses and care aids who looked after Mom through the years at Ponderosa and Kamloops Senior’s Village.

A Memorial Service for Hilda will take place in the Kamloops Funeral Home on September 18th, 2014 at 2:00pm.

Dana Ranger

Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014
Dana Ranger

Dana Marie Ranger passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014.

Born in Kamloops, Dana worked in construction and pipelining in northern BC. In her free time, Dana enjoyed being outdoors whether she was swimming, fishing, snowboarding, camping, or shooting. She wrote poetry and loved to draw when inspiration struck. Above all else, Dana was dedicated to her family and her daughter, especially.

Dana will be survived by her daughter Mikayla, husband Brad, brother Dayle (Kayla and Cooper), sister Courtney, father Rick Ranger, mother Sandra Cossitt, step-mother Pam Ranger, her grandparents and numerous members of her close and extended family.

Dana will be remembered most for her selflessness, bravery, compassion and tireless sense of humour.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Monday September 15th, at Kamloops Funeral Home. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dana’s name to the Kamloops Hospice Association or to the BC Cancer Foundation.

Together we will soar for you are my sunshine.

Draper, Dorothy

Monday, 08 Sep 2014
Draper, Dorothy

Dorothy May Draper
Dorothy Draper of Kamloops passed away on September 8, 2014 at 74 years of age.
She is survived by her loving son Emil (Kaiola) Peters of Kamloops, grandchildren Mariah Peters, Knowdell Peters and her sister Nancy Hough. She is predeceased by her husband Brent Draper her mother and father Lucretia and George Hauschildt and her sister Jean Nielsen.
Dorothy immigrated to Canada in 1965. She was a dedicated teacher for over 30 years; moving to Kamloops in 1981. Dorothy was a continuous teacher, whether it be in the classroom or with family and friends. She also loved and was an avid golf player. She held tight to her traditions and love of family. We will miss her.
There will be a tea held in remembrance of Dorothy in the Kamloops Funeral Home on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Dove, Olive

Monday, 08 Sep 2014
Dove, Olive

Olive Dove
July 22, 1923 – September 8, 2014
Olive passed away peacefully on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Berwick on the Park, Kamloops, BC. Olive was predeceased by Orvel her beloved husband of 68 years. Olive will be sadly missed by sons Robert (Janet), Keith and daughters Linda, Elizabeth (Rene), grandchildren David, Kelly (Greg), Alex (Samantha), Nick, Mark, and Brad and great-grandchildren Sarah, Megan and Oliver.
Olive was born in Newcastle-On-Tyne, England. She leaves behind in England her two sisters Claire and Betty, their spouses and many nieces and nephews.
Olive served with the W.A.F. of the R.A.F. in World War II and met Orvel in England where he was serving with the R.C.A.F.
Olive demonstrated her strong independent spirit when she left her family in England to start a new life in Canada with Orvel. She arrived at Pier 1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on a ship full of fellow war brides, many of whom would remain close friends for the rest of their lives. One of Olive’s favorite comments when talking about that time of her life was that they really didn’t know what lay ahead or what Canada in the 1940’s was really like. But she embraced this new life with Orvel and proudly called Canada her home.
Olive was a kind and loving mother to her four children and especially enjoyed the many summers at the Shuswap with her grandchildren. She proudly and lovingly welcomed the arrival of her three great-grandchildren.
Although Olive struggled with her eyesight in her later years she remained young at heart until the end. She never lost her dry wit. Family and friends enjoyed being around Olive and no one ever left her home hungry.
Your family will miss you.
We know we were blessed to have you for so many years.
We love you.
Cremation has taken place. A small family ceremony will take place when the family has gathered. We ask those who knew and loved Olive to remember her in their own way.
Should friends desire, Olive would be pleased for donations in her name to the church or charity of their choice.

Condolences to be sent to

Sharien, Gerry

Saturday, 06 Sep 2014
Sharien, Gerry

Gerald Ernest
1949 - 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Gerry (Gerald) Scharien on September 6, 2014 with family by his side at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
Gerry is survived by his mother Hazel; wife Mandy; two sons Jason (Bridget), Justin (Erin) and two grandchildren Jillian & Sam; daughter Jessica; brothers Al (Lou), Steve (Laurel); sisters Jan (Eric) Rafnkelsson, Laverne (Richard) Adolphe, Lois (Blaine) Gould, as well as many other relatives and countless friends. He was predeceased by his father, Ernie.
Gerry was raised on a grain farm in Elm Creek, Manitoba. He began a lengthy radio broadcasting career in Weyburn, SK, followed by Portage La Prairie, MB, and the Okanagan, but eventually grew roots in Kamloops where he was a well-respected news broadcaster for JC55 (now B100) and 98.3 CIFM for over 20 years. Not one to sit back and relax, Gerry kept busy with various casual jobs following retirement including custodial duties for the school district and driving for Budget Car Rentals.
Gerry was a friendly, hardworking and light-hearted man who enjoyed life, his family/friends and his prized ‘64 1/2 Mustang. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
For anyone who knew Gerry, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 13th at 2:00 pm at 1480 Roper Place. Light snacks will be provided but Gerry says it’s your turn to bring the beer.
Gerry’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at RIH who took such amazing care of him during his stays.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Colley, Sylvia

Saturday, 06 Sep 2014
Colley, Sylvia

Sylvia Colley
1936 to 2014
Sylvia embraced life with zest and could never be contained. In her young adult years she is remembered for not being one to stay in the same place too long. She was born March 21, 1936 in New Westminster, BC to Marie (nee Bouthot, predeceased) and John Colley, the middle child with an older sister, Doris (Lorne), and younger brother John (Marilynn). Her early school years in Vancouver were Model Elementary, Sir William Dawson and King George Secondary.
Sylvia married Don Wilson, whom she first met at Model Elementary and they made Kamloops their home with their children. Her greatest love and pride were her three children: Teri (Will) of Calgary, Jacquie (Kevin) of Kamloops, and Jim (Connie) of Kamloops.
Sylvia’s working life included many industries, banking, insurance, cashier and for years prior to retirement as a Resident Property Manager in Vancouver.
Sylvia enjoyed her retirement years, visiting family and friends and, most important, making special memories with her grandchildren, Morgan, Carter, Gordie and Jackson .
Sadly Sylvia passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept 6, following a spirited battle with cancer.
Sylvia will be missed dearly by her nieces and nephews, Shelly, Keith, Brian, Karen, Bruce and Joan.
During her six month journey with illness Sylvia made some beautiful memories with her family and close friends that will be treasured forever.
Sylvia’s family would like to express their immense gratitude for the medical care she received during these trying times. Words cannot express the love and care Sylvia received during her seven week stay at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in memory of Sylvia to: Kamloops Hospice Association, c/o Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC. Phone: 250-372-1336.

Gordon, Freda

Friday, 05 Sep 2014
Gordon, Freda

FEBRUARY 12, 1919 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Freda Gordon, née Shook, born at home in Jura (Princeton), BC, on February 12, 1919 to Frank and Frances Shook. She had nine brothers and sisters and one half-sister and moved to Upper Clearwater in 1934. She fell in love with Ralph Emery and married in 1937. Ralph started as a wiper with the CNR at Blue River and Boston Bar and then in 1942 moved to North Kamloops to work as a carman at Kamloops Junction. She really enjoyed all her CNR friends. She lost Ralph in 1968 while he was setting up a Christmas function for the kids. Freda then married John Gordon in 1970 until his death in 1999. She worked for the medical community and then for Marshall Wells (Bennett’s) store as a bookkeeper.
In 2005, while residing in Cottonwood Manor, North Kamloops, she moved to Chilliwack to be closer to her sons and daughter. This all around nice lady will be greatly missed by her six children, Myrna, Norman, Bert, Linda, Denise and Michele, fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren, plus a host of friends and relatives. She was a recent resident of Eden Home Care in Chilliwack of which she was grateful for the loving care they provided. She will be remembered by many.
A Funeral Service for Freda will be held on Friday, September 12, at 12:00 noon in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, in Kamloops, BC. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Freda’s name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family from

Garay, Sylvia

Friday, 05 Sep 2014
Garay, Sylvia

On Friday, September 5, 2014 Mrs. Sylvia June Garay (nee Kuoppala) passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 94 years. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, husband John and their three daughters, Jan (Ernie) Seedhouse of Pritchard, Judith Garay (Anthony Morgan) of Vancouver and Joan (Ian) Hargrove of Ottawa; her grandchildren Dan Seedhouse of Kamloops, Alison (Shane) Morrow of Squamish, Davina Hargrove (Matlock Guse) of Ottawa and James Hargrove of Ottawa; her great-grandchildren Caelyx, Samantha and Hanna Morrow; her nephew John (Doreen) Hannah and family.
Sylvia was predeceased by her two sons John and James Garay, her siblings Elsie Szkilnyk, Ilmari and Wilho Kuoppala.
Sylvia was born February 29, 1920 in White Lake, B.C. to Finnish immigrant parents. She worked as an artist for the Kamloops Advertiser, then the Kamloops Daily Sentinel. She later studied and painted in the U.K., Victoria, Halifax and Ottawa where she earned an Honors Visual Arts degree from the University of Ottawa.
She exhibited across Canada and had many solo shows, won numerous awards and taught painting for several years. She and John retired to Kamloops and she spent her “retirement” years gardening and painting.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.
Should friends desire donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9 in memory of Sylvia would be appreciated.
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