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Goodwin, Mary

Sunday, 28 Jun 2015
Goodwin, Mary

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Goodwin announces her passing on June 28, 2015 at the age of 88. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her sister Phil Moore and children Cathy (Fred), Robert (Deborah), Kevin, Sheila (Tim) and Dennis. Mary will also be fondly remembered by her six grandchildren Michael (Molly), Valerie (Jayme), John (Jessica), Ryan, Amanda (Richard), Kyle, Hayley and Chad and great- grandchildren Nicholas, Matthew, Tianna, Connor, Henry and Mylah. Mary was predeceased by her husband Ernest Goodwin, her parents James and Martha Ryan and sisters Winnie Cook, Teresa Tanguay and Josie Jackson. A special thank you to the staff at Ridgeview Lodge for their patience, compassion and excellence in senior’s care.
A Memorial Mass for Mary will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish with Father Clinton Pendleton celebrant.
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Mainprize, Albert Dale

Friday, 26 Jun 2015

Albert Dale Mainprize of Kamloops passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 88 years of age. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his three children, and four grandchildren, daughter Mary (Rob) Hallam (Jocelyn) of Vancouver, his son Art (Shelly) Mainprize (Justin, Shane) and his step-son Alfie (Connie) Creighton (Kori).
He will be fondly remembered by his sister Audrey Darlington of Coquitlam and family.
Dale is predeceased by his wife, Winona (nee Vinson) in 2004.
He was born in Vancouver on July 8, 1926 to Lena Mary Dale and Thomas Arthur Mainprize. Raised in Jasper, Alberta, Dale spent his youth riding horses and exploring the mountains. At 18, he signed on to the train service with the Canadian National Railway and after 38 year of riding the rails, retired as a conductor in 1981. He married Winona Vinson in 1957, and moved to Kamloops in 1963, where they raised their children.
Dale once said, “I have no regrets. I’ve lived a good life - I had a good job, a good family, and a whole lot of fun.” At Dale’s request, there will not be a service. The family will gather to celebrate his life in Jasper in September.
A special note of thanks to the doctors and medical team at Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital for their care and kindness; and to Dad’s neighbours and friends who made his final days good ones, we are forever grateful.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to one of Dale’s favourite charities: The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society ( at

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Robin, Inge

Thursday, 25 Jun 2015

Inge Robin of Kamloops passed away peacefully with friends Marilyn Bruno and Teri Cordonier by her side, on
June 25, 2015 at 78 years of age.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joe Robin in 2007.
Inge had many friends in her life and enjoyed living at Cottonwood Manor. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her.
Should friends so desire, memorial donations in Inge’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 1211-8th St., Kamloops, BC,
V2B 2Y3 or to the charity of your choice. There will be no formal service by request. Special thanks to the nurses on ICU and 4th Floor.
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Meller, Marvin

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
Meller, Marvin

Marvin passed away suddenly, at his home in Barriere, BC, on
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 in his 77th year. Marvin was the
beloved father of Don (Patty), and Cathy (Nick) . He was also the
proud grandfather of fifteen grandchildren: Jeremy (Genna), Caleb,
Kenneth, Matthew, Natika, Rachel, Andrew, Tiara, Rebecca, Matthias, Nathan, Jonathan, Hope, Joy and Ariana. He was the older brother to Ron (Bev) and Lorraine Meller, and older step-brother to Max and Joanne Meller.
Marv was born in 1937 to Clarence and Dagney Meller in Drumheller, AB. He had fond memories of growing up on the Prairies, both in Alberta and Montana as the oldest of the preacher’s kids. After attending Bible school, Marv turned his love of music into a lifelong vocation of piano tuning and piano restoration. He passed on his love of music to his grandchildren and taught many of them on the piano.
Marv loved the Lord and served Him in many churches over the
years. He was a charter member of Westsyde Baptist in Kamloops
and a deacon and member for many years at Bethany Baptist in
Barriere. Please join us in remembering Marv on Friday, July 3rd,
2015. His interment will be at 10:00 am at the Barriere Cemetery,
with a service in honor of his life and faith at 2:00 pm in Kamloops at The First Baptist Church, 454 Columbia Street, Kamloops.
Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services,
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Black, Robert William

Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015
Black, Robert William

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert William Black of Oxbow, Saskatchewan.
Robert is survived by sisters Jean Smith and Margaret Sanders, his two daughters Donna (Gerry) and Cathy (Carl), four grandchildren Leslie, Nicole, Shaylyn and Corey, as well as niece and nephews Marg, Chris and Bob Smith. Robert was predeceased by his loving wife Aileen, sister Barbara, brothers Frank, Norman and Nathan as well as nephew Dave Smith. Born into a family of seven, he will also be remembered by many more cousins and family members.
Dad farmed the prairies in Gilbert Plains and Grandview, Manitoba for years before enlisting in the army in October of 1943. He served his country in Belgium and Holland during WWII and was later a proud member of the Gilbert Plains Legion and Elks Canada.
In 1966, Robert and Aileen moved to Kamloops, BC with their children and then built their family home in Westsyde in 1969. Dad worked in construction and a saw mill in Monty Lake called the RW Black Ranch (which always gave him a chuckle). Dad later worked for the school board until he and Mom chose to retire happily together.
You could often find Dad perched at the Westsyder for a coffee and game of Keno. Dad also lived for his annual summer trips to Manitoba. Looking forward to summers back on the prairies always lifted his spirit. Dad loved animals and he found great joy after adopting a cat, Noël, that wouldn’t leave his side from the SPCA in December.
Many thanks to the great staff at Royal Inland Hospital as well as Barb and Bob for helping make his Manitoba dream come true each summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the SPCA or Heart and Stroke Foundation.
We love you Dad, say hi to Mom from all of us.
A wonderful Dad laid to rest
For each of us he did his best
His place on earth no one can fill
We miss you Dad and always will
Although we smile and make no fuss
No one misses you more than us.
A Celebration of Roberts Life will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm
in the Chapel of Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.

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Horn, William Burton

Sunday, 21 Jun 2015
Horn, William Burton

William Burton Horn passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willowby Snowden Hospice on June 21, 2015 at the age of 62. Bill is survived by his loving mother Audrey, his sister Luella Keats and husband Murray, his nephew John and wife Janis, great-nephew Zack, other nephew Mike and wife Brianne, and great-nephews William and Aiden and great-niece Paige. Bill will be missed by many cousins in Alberta and California.
Bill looked after mom most of the time when not at work.
He loved to read and he was a marvelous cook. We had many wonderful meals together.
Bill will be interred at a later date with his dad to go fishing together.
Rest in Peace brother,
I will always miss you.
Arrangements entrusted to
First Memorial Funeral Services,
Kamloops BC
(250) 554 2429
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Williams, John “Red”

Sunday, 21 Jun 2015
Williams, John “Red”

John “Red” Williams of Heffley Creek passed away on June 21, 2015 at 86 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Sara, son Jay (Annelise) Williams of Ottawa, grandchild Bronwyn Williams, cousins Katie Michell, daughter Susan (Jason) McGillivray and her son Ralph Michell; niece Brenda (John) Myers; nephews Geoff, Jim, and Norm Petersen. Predeceased by sister Dorothy Petersen and her spouse Ken.

Red was born and raised in Kamloops, originally living at 711 Pine St. He left home in his teens, living in many places in Kamloops, before finally settling on a beautiful piece of property just north of Heffley Creek. From here, Red would create strong ties within the Heffley Creek community, which included helping to build the Heffley Creek Hall. He was a strong community member, as he served on the KXA Board and was a leader for many 4H clubs in the Kamloops region.
Red worked for the Department of National Defense as a firefighter and later for the D of D for the Navy Department. Next, he worked for the BC Building Corporation on maintenance and finally as firefighter on Tranquille until it closed.

Even well into retirement, Red could always be found at the Barriere Fall Fair and the Provincial Winter Fair. He enjoyed competing alongside his son Jay or in the stands with his cousin Noel, grading the quality of stock at that year’s event. He had a strong tie with the Chinese community, as his mother spoke both Chinese and English. Being an avid marksman all of his life would lead to his greatest hobby in retirement, Black Powder shooting. His involvement with the Heffley Creek Gun Club and the local Black Powder community would utilize many of his talents and skills such as shooting, archery, knife making, leather crafts, welding and most importantly, storytelling. A jack of all trades, Red was also a talented musician. An established equestrian, Red had broke more than his fair share of horses in his life. He prided himself on his flock of sheep. His sheep breeding program produced multiple champions at various fairs he competed at. He could also fix almost anything, priding himself on his welding skills and his ability to design his own devices. He had a memory like a museum and it was razor-sharp. Red was a good friend and neighbor who would help anyone at the drop of a hat and was loyal to all he considered his friends. Above all, Red was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

The Celebration of Red’s life will take place at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in the Calvary Temple.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the nurses on 4 North. Memorial donations in Red’s memory may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation or to the charity of your choice.

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Ferguson, Douglas Carlyle

Sunday, 21 Jun 2015
Ferguson, Douglas Carlyle

Doug was the beloved husband for almost 70 years to wife, Sylvia and loving father to daughter Joan (John) Norrington and son Alan (Dian Aylwin) Ferguson. “Pa” to step grandchildren Wendy and Brad, great-grandchildren Bradyn and Martina. Predeceased by parents Reverend T.J.S. Ferguson and Dr. Amy Ferguson, brother Gordon and sister Helen of Nelson.
Doug was a proud WW II veteran having served with the RCAF for five years, spending
two and a half years overseas. He worked for the Land Titles office in Vancouver and Kamloops for 33 years, retiring in 1978. Doug loved golf and was a member of the Kamloops Golf and Country Club and also enjoyed bowling with the seniors every week. He was a very social person playing crib with The Empty Nesters and taking pennies off his Rummoli friends.
We wish to thank the wonderful nurses and care aides at The Hamlets. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Doug’s name to a charity of your choice.
The Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 26, 2015 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Dr., with Reverend LeAnn Blackert officiating.
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Forde, Daisy Victoria Delacy (nee Springer)

Sunday, 21 Jun 2015
Forde, Daisy Victoria Delacy (nee Springer)

Daisy Victoria Delacy Forde (nee Springer) of Kamloops, BC, and formerly St. Michael, Barbados, passed away suddenly on the 21st of June, 2015.

She is survived by her loving husband Erskine, children Nantley Forde of Kamloops, Yvette (Paul) Forde Inett of Toronto, Scheley Forde of Kamloops, Juanita (Sam) Forde McDermott of Toronto, and Erskine Jr. (Seanna) Forde, of Toronto. Daisy is also survived by her grandchildren Zuri McDermott and Nia McDermott, and Preston Forde and Darius Forde. Also left to cherish Daisy’s memory are her brothers and sisters Stephanie, Desmond, Edwin, Marcia, Verdene, and Steve, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews in Barbados, the US, and UK. Daisy was predeceased by her parents.

Daisy was born and raised in St. Michael, Barbados. She moved to Canada in 1968 with Erskine, her spouse of over 50 years, where they raised their five children in Saskatoon, SK, and then Prince George, BC, before settling in Kamloops in 1980. Daisy worked at the Royal Inland Hospital, (RIH) in Kamloops from 1981, until she retired in 2002.

Daisy was a generous, welcoming, unselfish woman, who had a wonderful sense of humour, and always made everyone feel at home and a part of her family.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 2:30 pm, at St. Andrews on the Square in Kamloops. A special thank you goes out to the doctors and staff at the Royal Inland Hospital for their compassion and kindness during this tragic time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to 5 North at the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, V2C 2T1.

Arrangements entrusted to
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services
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Clark, Bob

Friday, 19 Jun 2015
Clark, Bob

Bob Clark was born in Port Alberni, BC January 12, 1941, and passed away in Royal Inland Hospital June 19, 2015. He was 74 years old.
It is with a heavy hearts that our combined families and friends say goodbye to Bob.
Left to mourn Bob’s passing is his loving wife Flo Clark of 45 years, his children Tracy (Nanci Cook) Tomlinson, Barbara (John) Morgan, Linda (Ed Barnes) Tomlinson, David, Daniel, Robin and Timothy, David (Aleta) Clark, John Clark, Olga McDonald, Richard and Olive Hill, Leonard, Teralyn and Wayne Hill, and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Many thanks to Fire and Rescue, Ambulance Crews, the Hospital Nurses for his care. Also many thanks to the C.P. Rail staff and crews and all of Bob’s working buddies.
Bob requested no funeral. A donation to The Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated in memory of Bob
Your tasks are done now
Love as always
Rest in Peace

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