Foster, Shirley Rae

Monday, 18 Aug 2014
Foster, Shirley Rae

May 20, 1936 ~ August 18, 2014
Shirley Rae Foster passed away peacefully on Monday, August 18th, 2014 at the Royal Inland Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Shirley is survived by her brother Raymond Kennedy, her sons Allan (Jenny) Foster and James (Alissa) Foster, her grandchildren Christa, Amaris, Daniel, Gilead, Brook, Jaide, Nathan, John, Alex, Evangeline and Joel.
She is predeceased by her husband John Foster, her son Calvin Foster and her sister Olive Chappell.
Shirley was born on May 20, 1936 in Powell River, BC. She grew up in Lantzville and eventually settled in Monte Lake where she raised her family with her husband John. Shirley was well known and active in the Monte Lake community. Shirley and John retired in Kamloops and Shirley continued to be very active in the community. Shirley was a people person and was always happiest when amongst a houseful of family and friends. Shirley loved to travel, garden and enjoyed playing cards and attending TOPS with her friends. Shirley will be greatly missed by those she leaves behind.
At Shirley’s request, there will be no formal service. An informal gathering to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at Kamloops Funeral Home on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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McQuay, Ines Francesca

Friday, 15 Aug 2014
McQuay, Ines Francesca

McQuay, Ines Francesca (Lazzarotto)
April 8, 1924 – August 15, 2014
“Mom has closed the cupboard door for the last time”
The family announces the passing of our mom and gramma in the early morning hours of August 15.
She is survived by her two children: Donald McQuay (Iris Rich) and Shelley (Chris) Roerslev. Her grandchildren: Codie McQuay, Colter McQuay, Alysha (Jesse) Roerslev, Liam Roerslev, and Joshua Roerslev. Her brothers: Ralph (Eva) Lazzarotto and Hector (Ola) Lazzarotto and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews both in Canada and Italy.
Ines was born in Golden and raised in Revelstoke and Monte Creek with her two brothers Ralph and Hector. She completed high school in Kamloops at St. Ann’s Academy and her nurse’s training in Victoria at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Mom nursed in Oliver before returning to Kamloops where she met the love of her life, Bob (dad) celebrating 60 years of marriage. Together they bought and built their family home in Brocklehurst where they raised their children Donald and Shelley on 2 ½ acres of apple orchard. After Dad retired they moved to Blind Bay on the Shuswap providing many a happy holiday for their grandchildren. After 16 years they moved back to Kamloops where they resided at West Pine Villas and for the last 7 years at Kamloops Chartwell Residences.
Mom lived life to the fullest. Mom didn’t have favorites… she loved it all. She was an avid golfer, swimmer, downhill and cross country skier and was known to walk all over North Kamloops even into her 90th year.
Mom was devoted to her faith and church. She enjoyed the companionship of her Beta Sigma Phi sisters providing many “asparagus sandwiches” for their gatherings. She and Bob were a dynamic Bridge partner duo being triumphant over many a competitor. She was also known to play a mean crib game.
Mom lived to see her “ducklings (grandchildren) all in a row” and was most proud of their accomplishments on soccer fields, hockey arenas, gymnastic floors, academic graduations, travelling adventures, employments and relationships. Mom also loved her “road trips” with her family to visit family across BC and recently to Italy. Mom possessed a profound wisdom and was able to impart her great depth of knowledge to each of us in her own special way. She will be remembered for her elegance and grace, for the twinkle in her eye and for her vitality for life.
The family would like to thank the staff of Marjorie Willoughby Snowden House for their loving kindness and care for mom as they remember her for her colorful personality and wittiness. A special thank-you and appreciation to Dr. Barnard for her compassionate care.
Prayers will be shared at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 21 at OLPH
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 22 at OLPH with a reception to follow.
Flowers gratefully declined and in lieu the family requests donations be made to the Kamloops Hospice Society.
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Jaswal, Narendar

Thursday, 14 Aug 2014
Jaswal, Narendar

On August 14 2014 with his family at his side, Mr. Narendar “Ned” Jaswal passed away after a short stay in Burnaby General Hospital at the age of 85.
He is survived by his children; Susie, Sarita, Bill (Nicole), and Anita; grandchildren Jalees, Rya, and Kira; and his brother Jograj of India.
He was predeceased by his wife Rani in 1989, his parents, and his brother Joginder.
Born on March 13 1929, Ned was raised in the village of Bham, India. He began his teaching career in India prior to his marriage to Rani in 1953. With daughter Susie, they moved to Canada in 1961, where Ned completed his teaching re-certification at UBC. He took his first and only job in Kamloops, teaching math at NorKam Secondary, until retiring in 1992. He loved his life in Kamloops and was proud to be able to stay there for the remainder of his life.
Ned loved to watch his grandchildren grow and to hear of their accomplishments. He could often be seen at a soccer field cheering from the sidelines. They lovingly called him Baba. He was also a beloved Brother, Uncle, and ‘Grandpa” to many extended family members. He was proud of his extended family and of the respect they showed him as the elder statesman.
Ned was a devoted family man. He supported his community through his many volunteer activities. He loved spicy foods and became an excellent cook. He also enjoyed a few glasses of scotch while at a family gathering, playing cards, or arguing about politics. He was a news and political aficionado and also loved watching, football or any sports on tv...he especially loved to cheer for his favourite team, the Montreal Canadiens.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 10:30 AM at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the BC Schizophrenia Society at

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D’Amore, Paolino

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014
D’Amore, Paolino

On August 13, 2014 Mr. Paolino D’Amore “Paolo” passed away peacefully at Kamloops Hospice House at the age of 90 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Ida, son Frank (Krista), daughter Mirella (Carmine), grandchildren: Mark (Sharon), Michael (Arlen), David (Alicia), Sophia, and Luca; great-grandchildren: Cali, Matthew, Claire, Jaida and Nico; his brothers and sisters: Pasqualina, Mariagrazia, Carmine, Maria, Domenico, Rocco, Concetta, Anna and Antonio.
Paolino was born September 25, 1923 in Cerchio, L’Aguila, Italy, to parents Lucia and Pietro.
The Reverend Father Peyton will celebrate the Funeral Mass on Monday, August 18 at 11:00 am, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
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Corea, Antonia

Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014
Corea, Antonia

Antonia ‘Tonina’ Corea passed away suddenly with her family by her side at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC on August 12, 2014 at the age of 82.
She is survived by her loving husband, Salvatore Corea of 60 years; daughter Ernesta Robinson (Dave), sons Frank Corea (Mary-anne), Gerald Corea (Elaine), grandchildren Ryan Robinson (Alison), Daniel Robinson (Ashley), Craig Corea, Nick Corea, Cassandra Jurista (Mark), Richard Lyon (Pam) and great-grandchild Riley Robinson. She is also survived by her sister Catarina Rosso of France and brother Aldo Garcea of Italy, sister-in-law Aurora Garcea of Calgary and nephew Marcello Garcea and numerous nieces and nephews in France and Italy.
She is predeceased by her grandson Darcy Robinson, father Francesco Garcea, mother Carmela Garcea, sisters Assunta Garcea, Rosina Gilgio, Marcella Garcea, brother Antonio Garcea all of Italy and Nicola Garcea and Umberto Garcea of Kamloops.
Born on October 19, 1931 in Albi, Catanzaro Italy, Antonia spent summers on her fathers ranch at the Sila in Calabria where they worked hard ranching and logging. Winters were spent in Albi picking olives off her father-in-law’s groves. She was a hard worker, a talented embroiderer and loved to sew. She was a wealth of information: Known for her and her family’s generosity, activities like gardening, making different cheeses, salami’s and baking bread was a regular activity for the family.
In 1962 Antonia, along with her 7 year old daughter Ernesta moved to Kamloops, BC Canada to join her husband Salvatore. Settling in North Kamloops, they built their first house and welcomed their two sons, Frank and Gerry. Antonia’s life revolved around her family and her friends. Her love of baking and cooking was appreciated by everyone who knew her. Known as ‘Mrs. C’, her backyard pool was a gathering place for all her kids’ friends and she handed out ice cream sandwiches and homemade cookies on a regular basis.
Antonia loved her grandsons very much and was very proud of them. She kept up with all their hockey achievements. Her grandchildren will always remember how she spoiled them and her ‘meticulous and traditional’ methods in the kitchen which brought them all around the table every Sunday for dinner.
Antonia was faced with many health challenges throughout her life which she bravely overcame. She will be greatly missed by her family and lovingly remembered, especially at birthdays when she used to clap and sing the loudest.
Prayers will be held on Tuesday, August 19th at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 20th at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Father Andrew officiating; Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
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King, Patrick

Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014
King, Patrick

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick King in Kelowna, BC on August 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Pat was born to William & Gertrude King in Southeast Placentia, Newfoundland on August 2, 1942.
He married the love of his life Geraldine on October 5, 1964 and raised two wonderful sons. He spent his lifetime Mining, working in both Labrador and B.C., retiring from Highland Valley Copper in April 2004 after 30 years. In the early years, he spent his spare time coaching minor hockey and softball. Pat’s zest for life and his sense of humor will be dearly missed.
He touched the hearts and lives of all who knew him. Pat was an avid golfer and spent many happy hours on the golf course.
Left to mourn his passing, wife Geraldine of 49 years, sons John (Leslie) and Randy (Connie); his brothers William (Jean), Joe (Theresa), Don (Theresa), Mark (Mary), Gerry (Paula); his sisters Maureen (Gerald), Anne Marie (Ernie) , Claire (Phil) and Kelly (Dave), sisters-in-laws Shirley, Kathy, Ursula (Allan), Anne Marie (Al) and Stella (Tommy) and numerous nieces , nephews and friends.
Pat was predeceased by his parents William and Gertrude King, his sister Rose, his brothers Rick and Dan, father and mother-in-law John and Mary Anne Cochrane and brothers-in-law Thomas and Gerard Cochrane.
The Reverend Father Kenneth Anoruo will Celebrate Pat’s Life on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Saint Michael’s Church, Logan Lake
Should friends desire, donations to the Canada Cancer Society in memory of Pat would be appreciated.
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Spicer, Charlie

Monday, 11 Aug 2014
Spicer, Charlie

Charlie Spicer
Charlie passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014 with his children at his side at hospice. He leaves behind his 3 children – Paul (Bev), Jane (Curt), and Neil. He is survived by his partner Mary Tober and her children (Kelly, Corry, Susan), grandchildren and great grandson Quinton. He also leaves his 4 granddaughters, Haley and MacKenzie Winters and Paige and Kaya Jacobsen and former spouse Evelyn. In England he leaves his 2 sisters Mary Hughes and Chris Bennett and in South Africa his brother John.
Charlie was born in Ireland but his family moved to Oxford, England at a very young age. After finishing school he completed his apprenticeship to become a plumber. He moved to Canada with Evelyn and the three children in 1970. After one year in Winnipeg, Charlie found work in Kamloops and has spent most of his time in this town. He worked at Tranquille, at City of Kamloops and worked on maintenance at Pine Grove until his retirement.
He always found friends and activities wherever he lived. He loved cricket, which was a part of his life in England, Winnipeg and Kamloops. He was involved with coaching youth soccer and darts for many years and was a proud member of the Moose, Eagles, Legion and Army & Navy club.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 11:00 am at Cottonwood Manor, 730 Cottonwood Ave, Kamloops, BC.
The family is grateful for the care and affection shown by the Kamloops Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Kamloops Hospice in Charlie’s name would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

Schmalz, Maria

Monday, 11 Aug 2014
Schmalz, Maria

1923 ~ 2014
Maria Schmalz, 90, passed away
Monday, August 11, 2014
“You are our sunshine, our only sunshine,
You make us happy when skies are grey.
You’ll never know dear how much we love you,
Please don’t take our sunshine away.”
Maria was a loving, kind and gentle woman who brought happiness and light to her family and friends. She will be remembered for her dancing and bright smile - our “sunshine.”
Maria’s memory lives on through her husband of 67 years, John (95) Schmalz, daughter Gisela (Farrell), son-in-law Tom, and granddaughter Sara Holz, step granddaughters Shantelle, Tammy and Cecelia, step great-grandchildren Savannagh, Montana, Dyllan; Victoria, Emily, Isabella, William; Carmen, Cody, Leaha, Kayla; and great-great-granddaughter Aspen. Relatives in Europe include sister-in-law Rosi Roth, nephews Sep Roth (Gisela) and Hans Peters (Uschi).
Maria lived a good, long life and her wish came true; to be in heaven with Jesus. Rest in heavenly peace, we all love you.
A private family celebration of Maria’s life will be held.

Hardy, James

Monday, 11 Aug 2014

On August 11, 2014 Mr. James Douglas Hardy of Kamloops passed away at Ridgeview Lodge at the age of 87 years. He was born March 24, 1927 in Kamloops, BC.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Pleasant Street Cemetery, Kamloops.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250 374- 1454.

Bourget, Micheal

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014
Bourget, Micheal

Micheal Bourget (Gordey)
May 17, 1982 – August 10, 2014
We who care so much must break the terrible news that on Sunday, August 10, 2014 Micheal Joseph Bourget was taken from us. He is survived by his wife Melissa, his sons Seth, Wyatt and Arden, his parents Carolyn and Keith Gordey and Raymond Bourget; brothers Edmond and Brad; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends too numerous to mention.
Micheal, a Kamloops boy born and bred, graduated from Brock Secondary in 2000 before moving on to Mechanics training at S.A.I.T. He achieved a lifelong goal of becoming a Journeyman Mechanic at T.R.U. four years later. While Mike was in his last year of training he met his wife Melissa and fulfilled another lifelong wish to have a family of his own. Melissa, Seth, Wyatt, Arden, (Diesel the family Doberman) and Mike’s 92’ FatBoy would be the family. Michael had never been happier. When he wasn’t with his family, Michael (Mouse to his mom) worked at Highland Valley Copper, went fishing with his buddies, rode said FatBoy and would hoist a couple of Kokanee if the time was right.
Anyone who knew Mike knew that music was what made Micheal “tick”. He started doing music by playing his guitar and singing Kurt Cobain songs, then went on to write numerous original songs of his own, many of which are on YouTube.
All of us who dearly loved Micheal will celebrate his life and accomplishments on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.
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