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Johal, Ajit Singh

Thursday, 27 Aug 2015
Johal, Ajit Singh

December 31, 1918 – August 27, 2015

S. Ajit Singh Johal passed away peacefully on August 27, 2015 at the age of 96 years old.

Ajit was born in Jandiala, Punjab in India. He came to Canada in 1983 to join his son and his family, making Kamloops his permanent home. He was an avid gardener, spending many hours in his backyard garden while he was healthy. Ajit also loved walking, spending most of his time all over the North Shore of Kamloops, especially McArthur Island Park. He was eager to try out his English skills with anyone that he encountered, and always greeted them with his welcoming smile and cheerful personality. He was ready and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need in Canada or India. He was a devout Sikh, and a regular visitor to the Sikh Temple, playing the dholki whenever he was able to. His generosity and loving nature will forever be remembered and cherished by all.

Ajit is survived by his three children Bahader Singh (Baxsho Kaur) Johal of Kamloops, Simmer Kaur (Mohan Singh) Sandhu of India, and Narinder Kaur (Sarbjit Singh) Sanghera of Edmonton; his son-in-law Avtar Singh Chohan of India; his eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous close relatives and friends. He was pre-deceased by his wife Nachattar Kaur, daughter Harbhajan Kaur Chohan and granddaughter Jasbir Kaur.

A special thank you to all the care aids, Doctors and nurses who have helped in the care of Ajit over the years.

The funeral services will be held in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:00am. Bhog Cweremony and prayer to follow at the Sikh Temple, 7:00pm Cambridge Crescent, Kamloops.

Condolences may be expressed to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Laquindanum, Catalino

Thursday, 27 Aug 2015
Laquindanum, Catalino

April 28, 1940 - August 27, 2015

Catalino Laquindanum of Kamloops, B.C passed away on August 27, 2015 at 75 years of age.

Survived by his loving wife Adela Laquindanum, children Rommel (Eugie) Laquindanum of Kamloops, Ronaldo (Liza) Laquindanum of Whistler, Arlen (Michael) Marino of Kamloops, Ariel (Trish) Laquindanum of Hinton, Fe (Cadrin) Smart of Kamloops, and Lina (Greg) McCoy of Kamloops, grandchildren Jeremy Laquindanum, Conner and Kyle Laquindanum, Cali and Jaida Marino, Arianna, Poppy and Rylan Laquindanum, and Keana Smart. Brothers and sisters Sotera Gonzales and Andang Laquindanum.

Born and raised in MacCabee, Pampanga, Philippines, where he grew up on a farm. Moved to Angeles City, Philippines where he met his wife. They had six beautiful children and later immigrated to Canada in 1979 to start a new life for his family and resided in Kamloops, B.C.

Prayers will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Olph Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church at 11:00am on Wednesday,
September 2, 2015

Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Hammond, Donald R.

Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015
Hammond, Donald R.

After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer Dad peacefully passed away on August 25, 2015 at the age of 93 surrounded by family.

Predeceased by wife Ruth in 1992, Dad will be lovingly remembered by daughter Lesley (Kelly and Lindsay), sons Ian (Drusilla, Angela and Derek), Keith (Kathy) and Drew (Louise), as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family always came first with Dad, but he had many passions in his life, including swimming and diving, flying, painting, gardening, golf and his specialty, wood carving.

Contact the immediate family for details of memorial service to be held at a later date.

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OLINECK, MATILDA “TILLIE”

Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015
OLINECK, MATILDA “TILLIE”

1943 - 2015

Suddenly on August 25, 2015 Matilda “Tillie” Olineck left us to be in peace with God.

She is survived by her children Jeanne and Jackie; her grandchildren Jeremy, Jaimee (Brandon), Liveea and Rahel.

She was predeceased by her parents Mike and Rose Lozinski and her partner of many years Terry Zadow.

Tillie was born on April 8, 1943 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to a family of Ukrainian immigrants and grew up on the family farm where she learned Ukrainian language and culture from her Baba. In her teens, the family moved to Regina and she was very proud of the fact that she helped her father build their family home. After graduation from an all girls Catholic School, she married and moved to various cities in what she termed was her “gypsy life”. In 1967, she moved to Kamloops where she put down roots and raised her family.

Tillie was an extremely talented artist and could put her hand to nearly anything. She gifted friends and family with many of her beautiful creations, including her “pysanky” - Ukrainian Easter Eggs.

As well as an artist, she was an incredible cook and baker. She was always there at her grandchildren’s birthdays and family events with her scrumptious delicacies.

A side from her grandchildren and artwork, some of her favourite memories were her trips to Costa Rica and the Oregan Coast, and she had palnned another to Oregan before becoming ill.

Although she had settled down in Kamloops, she always had a penchant to travel to Tahiti. We hope you get there in spirit, Mom.

Those who knew Tillie will remember her joyful smile.

A special thanks to friends who helped her out and to Joan for all her care.

Prayer Services will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 7:00pm and Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at a 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 109 Tranquille Road, Kamloops. Reception to follow.

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Gooch, Harvey Alan

Monday, 24 Aug 2015
Gooch, Harvey Alan

January 16, 1926 – August 24, 2015

Harvey Alan Gooch passed away on the 24th of August in his 89th year leaving his loving wife Dorothy of 69 years.

He will be sadly missed by his three children, Louise (Alex) MacKenzie, Bruce (Marlyn) Gooch, and Douglas (Rose) Gooch; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Harvey was in the Canadian Air Force and was a surviving vet. He lived at the Overlander Extended Care Home for the past year and a half.

The Gooch family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Overlander who has watched over him, with excellent care. They were fantastic. Thank you so much.

A Celebration of Harvey’s Life will be held in the family home at 2320 Glenview Avenue, Kamloops, BC on Saturday, August 29, 2015 between 1-4 pm.

Condolences may be left for the family at
www.firstmemorialkamloops.com

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COMAZZETTO, MARITA

Monday, 24 Aug 2015
COMAZZETTO, MARITA

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marita Comazzetto (nee Favali) on August 24th, 2015 at the age of 84. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Marita was born in Kelowna, B.C. on October 21st, 1930. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ernesto, her parents Palmizio and Louigia, and brothers Roy, Frank and Mike.

Marita will be dearly missed by her children: Robert, Teresa (Brian Hanna), grandchildren Lisa, Nicholas and Derek Comazzetto and Sean and Michael Hanna, and her longtime friend Dodie Costain. She will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who she cared so much for.

Marita was a wonderful wife, mother, noni, aunt and friend to many. She was always concerned for the well-being of family and friends. She had a great sense of humour, a quick temper, enjoyed reading and loved company. Coffee was at 3 every day. She was a great cook and took pride in carrying on the traditions of her family. Her home was open to everyone and she especially enjoyed visits of nieces and nephews who never left without a treat in their hand. She had a heart of gold and this is how her life was lived.

Marita was a hard working woman who balanced her role as wife and mother with restaurant management and cooking. She supported Ernie by spending many hours caring for the vegetable stand on Valleyview Drive where she served many customers, many of whom remain lifelong friends.

Marita was a lifetime member of the Little Flower Society where she enjoyed many social activities. She volunteered her cooking expertise at many community events.

The family would like to thank the staff of 7th floor at The Royal Inland Hospital, all the home care staff and Dr. Pretorius for all their support and care.

Prayers will be recited at Holy Family Parish, 2797 Sunset Drive at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28th. The Reverend Father Fred Weisbeck will celebrate the Funeral Mass on Saturday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m.

Should friends desire, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9 would be appreciated in her memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Fowler, Leslie

Monday, 24 Aug 2015
Fowler, Leslie

Leslie “Les” Raymond Fowler passed peacefully on the morning of August 24, 2015. Les was in the company of his family, and the nursing staff that had been taking care of him for the past seven and a half years at Overlander Extended Care in Kamloops, B.C. Les succumbed to natural causes as a result of severe brain trauma due to a motor vehicle accident on December 6, 2007. He was 55 years old.

Les was born on January 24, 1960, in Red Rock, Ontario to Raymond and Lea Fowler. They had three sons, Michael, Ronald, and the youngest, Les. His brother Ron’s life was also taken at a young age in a motor vehicle accident north of Kamloops, as well as his father who suffered a major attack. Les loved sharing stories of both of them, and passing on the many morals, values, and knowledge that they had helped to instill in him. Les is survived by his mother Lea, brother Michael, wife Jocelyn, and his two sons Raymond and Matthew. Les was dedicated to utilizing his skills, wisdom and kindness in helping others. He spent the majority of his life in Kamloops, B.C. where he worked for a number of local trucking companies, as well as operated his own small businesses. He loved anything on wheels, especially two, and those in the motorcycle and car communities will surely miss his company. We will never forget his deep laugh, ability to brighten a room, and his love for children. A loving father, loyal husband, hard worker, and stand up friend, Les will be missed by all those touched by his presence.

There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, August 30, from 3 to 6 PM at the Cottonwood Centre on the North Shore, Kamloops, B.C. The doors are open to anybody who would like to come share stories, view photos, and pay final respect to Les. The family has politely requested that no flowers be given. They would also like to thank Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services for their help with the arrangements.

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Klatt , Gary

Sunday, 23 Aug 2015
Klatt , Gary

1930 - 2015

It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Gary on August 23, 2015. Born to Amanda and Edmond Klatt on July 14, 1930 in Leduc, Alberta. Gary is survived by Helen, his loving wife of 55 years and will be sadly missed by his sisters Ruth Jewkes, Inez Gabrys from California, Emily and brother Robert. He is predeceased by his parents and brothers Ted and Norman.

Gary’s greatest passion was aircraft, working as a mechanic having restored, rebuilt and flown a number of planes. He also built a motorhome from the frame and motor up. Gary had always hoped to have time to build a sailboat.

There will be a Time of Remembrance of Gary on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Service, 8-177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice in Gary’s honor.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com

Arrangements entrusted to
First Memorial Funeral Service
Kamloops (250) 554 2429

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Stockford, Walter Dell

Sunday, 23 Aug 2015
Stockford, Walter Dell

1935 - 2015

Walter Dell Stockford of Kamloops passed away on August 23rd, 2015 at 80 years of age. He is survived by his brothers and sisters Edna Gwynn, Dave (Betty) Stockford and Doug (Ellie) Stockford as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his wife Brenda.

Walter was born in Kamloops, BC in 1935. He joined the Air Force at 18 years old, served overseas, and moved back to the east coast after being discharged. In the late seventies he moved with his new bride Brenda back to BC. They enjoyed travelling abroad and spending time with their dogs. They were involved with many charitable organizations, both in Kamloops and Merritt.

At Walt’s request there will not be a service. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all his care givers at R.I.H.

Arrangements entrusted to
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services
250-554-2324

Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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THOEN, DOROTHY

Sunday, 23 Aug 2015
THOEN, DOROTHY

1930 – 2015

A life well lived is now lovingly remembered.

Dorothy Alice Thoen (nee Kneeland) was born October 19, 1930, the 10th and last surviving child of George and Agnes Kneeland, and passed away August 23rd, 2015.

Dorothy grew up near Halkirk, AB, and moved to Langley, BC, with her parents in 1946. She trained as a psychiatric nurse, and moved with her first husband, Lou, to Kamloops in 1961. Dorothy began a successful career at Tranquille, attaining the position of Associate Director of Nursing, and retired in 1985. Lou died tragically in 1961, less than a year after they were married. In December 1968, Dorothy married Leonard Thoen. Dorothy and Len were very active in the Sons of Norway where Dorothy held many positions, both locally and internationally. They spent many happy years together until Len’s passing in 2006.

Dorothy is survived by her loving birth daughter Marilyn Belyea (reconnected 2008), son-in-law Brian, grandchildren Scott and Carolyn (Brad Hornland), great-grandchildren Caiden, Natalie and Jackson, and many nieces and nephews in Alberta, British Columbia and Norway.

The family would like to thank her dear friends Maxine McDonald, Alan Williams and Gladys Hartnell, who have cared for her devotedly over her last decade, as well as the staff at Ridgeview, who provided excellent care in her final years.

A Celebration of Life for Dorothy is to be held at Cottonwood Manor, Oak Room, on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Boys & Girls Club, or to the Leonard and Dorothy Thoen Heritage Bursary sent to TRU Foundation, 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8

Arrangements entrusted to
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services
250-554-2324

Condolences may be expressed to the family from
www.myalternatives.ca

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