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Lister, Kenneth Barry

Sunday, 26 Jul 2015
Lister, Kenneth Barry

September 17, 1954 – July 26, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear son, brother, father and grandfather Kenneth Barry Lister on July 26, 2015. Ken is survived by his parents Barry and Bev, his brother Gary (Sue), Ted, his children Mallory Hewins (Matt grandchildren Rylee and Chloe), Evan (Desiree grandchildren Madysen and Makenzie and a little girl on the way, mother-in-law Maureen Maclellan), Alexa (Nathan).

Predeceased by grandparents William and Elma Lister, Art and Margaret Nelson, aunt and uncle Ken and Shirley Nelson, their family Maxine Mackenzie and family and numerous friends.

Ken was a loving kind soul and brought joy to everyone who met him. He enjoyed and loved his children and grandchildren. He will be missed now and always.

A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Dr. Kamloops, BC on Thursday, August 6, 2015
at 1:00 pm.

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

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WRIGHT, SARAH ELIZABETH

Saturday, 25 Jul 2015
WRIGHT, SARAH ELIZABETH

Sarah Wright passed away peacefully in the Kamloops Hospice July 25, 2015 with her husband Gordon at her side. Born in Biggar Saskachewan May 30, 1946, Sarah grew up in Chilliwack, BC, where her love of the outdoors began; she achieved the Girl Guide Gold Cord and continued Guiding as a leader in Kamloops. After gaining her teaching certificate Sarah moved to Kamloops in 1969 where she taught elementary school until her retirement. In 1996 Sarah married Gordon Towhey. Retirement allowed time to pursue crafting; from stained glass, quilting, sewing, needle point to creating all occasion cards. She enjoyed touring and photographing the countryside. But there is no place like home, she enjoyed spending time in their yard with her favorite guys Gordon, Rufus and Bear.

Sarah is survived by her best friend and husband Gordon Towhey and his children, Kevin and Tracy, Mark (Hunter and Michael) and Shannon (Braedon), her brother and family Doug and Marcia Wright of Qualicum Beach, Lori (Joel) great nieces Lily and Sage, Jodi (Norm) great nephew Ethan, Grant (Nicole) and niece Shelley Voight of Canmore Alberta, niece Jessica and nephew Ben Wright.

She cared for her parents for many years, and was predeceased by her mother Mary “Betty” in 2000 and father John Wright in 2002, as well as by her brother Bill in 2014.

Sarah’s family and friends were blessed to have been able to spend time with her up to her passing. Sarah will be SO MISSED - as she never missed a special occasion, and was always there for her family and friends. Forever in our hearts.

Private family arrangements have been made; condolences may be directed to the family online at NorthThompsonFuneral.com

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FAURHOLT, Winnifred Hilda

Friday, 24 Jul 2015
FAURHOLT, Winnifred Hilda

February 4, 1916 – July 24, 2015

Winnie was born in Kamloops February 4, 1916 and died in Kamloops on July 24, 2015.

She is survived by daughter Irene Desrocher (Brian) and son Reg Cowles (Mary); also she will be missed by six grandchildren Michelle Mann (Don), Jason Desrocher (Sandy), Jennifer Cowles (Chris Bird). Janette Cowles (Martin Allen), Wanda Cowles (Stan Evoy) and Wendy Cowles (Gary Stephens); eight great-grandchildren, AJ Desrocher, Colton Desrocher, Aaron Mann, Emily Mann, Carson Evoy, Tyler Evoy, Brandon Stephens and Trent Stephens.

She was predeceased by her first husband Harry Cowles, second husband Ken Faurholt, and her son Les Cowles.

Winnie always enjoyed her grandchildren. She and Ken took all the grandchildren to Disney Land and on numerous camping trips. The family fondly remembers the many shuffleboard tournaments at her house and the large family gatherings. She will also be remembered for her gardening. Many people still have plants growing in their gardens that came from her beautiful colourful gardens. She was always trying new varieties of vegetables and flowers and would frequently bring home blossoms from her trips so she could plant the seeds.

Winnie was a spunky lady with lots of humour that was immensely enjoyed and appreciated. She loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest right to the end.

The family would like to thank Dr. Bantock and his staff for their care over many years; the paramedics, hospital staff, doctors, and Kamloops hospice (for her stay in February 2015), as well as the staff and residents at the Shores and Chartwell Kamloops.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Kamloops Hospice Assn. 72 Whiteshield Crescent South Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9 A celebration of life will take place Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Kamloops Japanese Cultural Center, 160 Vernon Avenue, Kamloops B.C.

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Diane Deboice

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015
Diane Deboice

Diane went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2015 at the age of 73. Survived by her loving husband Rod DeBoice, sons Roger Edwards of Williams Lake, Tim Edwards of Winnipeg, Mike Edwards of Kelowna, daughter Kim Edwards of Winnipeg; 13 grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, sister Sue (Bert) Scharf of Hull, Quebec, brother Roger Roy of Hull, Quebec. Predeceased by her oldest son Rick Edwards and her oldest brother Raymond Roy of Hull, Quebec.

With broken hearts we announce the passing of Diane Huguette DeBoice. After a two month valiant battle with heart and lung disease Diane passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving husband of 37 years, Rod DeBoice at Kamloops Hospice. Diane was a beautiful spirit who spread sunshine into the hearts of friends and family across Canada, the Philippines and Mexico. She is missed, loved and cherished by so many. There was nothing left unsaid to those close to her before she left.

May you be at peace, my love and surrounded by our loved ones who have gone on before us.
Until we meet again.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kamloops Hospice Association, 722 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 www.kamloopshospice.com/home.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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Cameron, Joan Margaret

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015

Joan Margaret Cameron of Kamloops, BC passed away July 22, 2015 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.

Born on September 27, 1937 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia she grew up with her parents Colin and Agnes MacKinnon, and her sister Pauline in Nova Scotia.

On August 18, 1962 she married Rex Bonar Cameron in Vancouver, BC. Rex and Joan moved to Kamloops where Rex started his teaching career.

Joan led a full and active life in Kamloops. Managing her family and home, running her own business, working in a downtown bookstore and volunteering in the community. She followed her passion for the fibre arts throughout her life and has many friends from both this and her activities in the community.

She is survived by her son Colin, daughter-in-law Suzanne, and grandson Callum. Her friends and family will miss her spirit and generosity dearly.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Toews, Mary

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015
Toews, Mary

September 22 1934 - July 21 2015

Mary Toews, at the age of 80, passed away peacefully with all her family by her side at
Royal Inland Hospital on July 21, 2015.

Mary is survived by her three sons Terrance, Emery and Wesley. Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Predeceased by her parents Loftus Lloyd and Ida Isabella Dunham; husband Paul Toews and brother Robert Dunham.

A funeral will be held for Mary at the Chase Community Hall Sunday August 9, 2015 from 1-3 pm.

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Posteraro, Milana

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015
Posteraro, Milana

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of a strong woman, loving mother and nanna. Milana left us on earth for heaven on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 after a lengthy illness.

Milana lived in Lago, Cosenza Italy. As all hard working Italian women she took pride in her farm and her family. She enjoyed evening and meals with family and friends along with great conversation and a game of cards.

She leaves heavy hearted her husband Michelle Posteraro, her children Vincenzo (Franca), Ettiore (Roseta) and Settimina Posteraro all of Italy. Giuseppe (Liliana) Posteraro of Kamloops, BC as well as her grandchildren Giovanna (Alvado), Simona, Alex, Manola (Ferdinando) Posteraro, Graziella, Marco and Francessca Christini all of Italy as well as Melisa (Shaun) Dyck, Michael (Lindsay) Posteraro and Marylee all of Kamloops. She also leaves behind eleven great-grandchildren and her brothers Bruno (Roseta), Tim (Betty) Porco and her sister-in-law Mafarda and many nieces and nephews.

Ti amiano sempre, sempre nei nostril cuori

Prayers will be recited at OLPH Church on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Pozzobon, Jay “Mackie” Massimo

Monday, 20 Jul 2015

The final ride is over for the “Old Cowboy”.

Jay “Mackie” Massimo Pozzobon of Chase, B.C. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 20th, 2015 halfway through his 90th year. Born December 17th, 1925. Survived by his wife Rita, of 61 years, his six daughters; Aleta (Ben) Steinbach, Karen Prescott, Sharen (Bill) Trouton, Jan (Dale) Mortimer, Velda (Jerry) Prescott, Zena (Randy) Branson; 15 grandchildren, 17 Great-grandchildren, brother; Freedy (Jean) Pozzobon and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws, Lillian Pozzobon and Lloyd McNary.

Pre-deceased by his parents; Samuel and Assunta Pozzobon; sister Maria McNary; brothers Sammy and Marino (Joni) Pozzobon; grandson Jaye Prescott and son-in-law Jim Prescott, Jr.

Mackie grew up near Pinantan ranching and farming, breaking horses and raising cattle with his family. He later said that chasing cows was one of his favourite memories. He and his brothers rode to school on horseback and Mackie was on his own at age 12. We used to hear wild stories about the brothers, but not sure which ones we should have believed. Riding their horses into the beer parlours, knock-out boxing matches, bees & snakes around the school house, putting a calf in Harvey Heathfield’s office, riding the conveyor at Overwaitea, being bitten by a snake and the snake died or coming to terms with who was really responsible for getting stuck on the bridge with a full load of hay. What we do know is they were all tough, no-nonsense guys with a penchant for mischief and fun.

Throughout his life Mackie was truly a jack of all trades; rancher, farmer, bull-rider, logger, scaler, sawyer, builder, contractor, welder, miner, driller, beekeeper, blaster, dowser, and pilot, just to list a few, but he never did learn how to swim. Many of them were done simultaneously. His independent life started when he left school in grade 6 and looked after the herd of cattle in Pinantan. He then started logging and building sawmills. He married Rita Zinck in 1953 and raised his family in Chase where he farmed, owned and operated equipment and then started the first readi-mix concrete company in the area. In addition to pouring cement, he designed and built septic tanks. At the same time, he started his horizontal drilling business, built homes and later moved into the mining business. He was a self-made man and a true entrepreneur. Throughout this busy time, he was an active father and grandfather who took pride in the accomplishments of his daughters and grandchildren.

Mackie always owned a favourite horse or 17 and loved to Chariott race. He continued to ride well into his 80’s when visiting in Alberta. Mackie tried everything he wanted to try and travelled everywhere he wanted to go (Europe, Barbados, Canada and the USA). He was the Chairman of the Chase Waterboard where major projects included upgrading the fire protection services, and constructing the water reservoir, pump house and intake. He was a strong supporter of the community where he was the 1st member of the Chase Branch Elks club, Trustee on the School Board, Founding member of Fish & Game, Rod & Gun Club, Founding member of Silver Spur Riding Club, Member of Chase Lions Club, Member of Chase Fall Fair, Life Member of Royal Canadian Legion and Founding Supporter and member of the Chase Curling Club. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and making salami and wine. In 1979, Mackie and Rita moved to the Shuswap Lake where he tried to retire. Mackie was curious about things; a voracious reader and a successful inventor which he continued to do until late in 2010. He possessed a quick wit and a great sense of humour. Let’s face it, he loved a good joke or story, teased relentlessly and laughed loudly. He was loved by his family, and loved them all in return. Mackie had a life well lived! Forever in our hearts!

We thank the staff and care givers at Ponderosa and Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre for their care and attention.

Funeral liturgy will be held on Monday, July 27th, 2015 at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Chase, B.C. at 2:00 p.m. with Father Fred Weisbeck officiating. A celebration of life to follow at 444 VLA (Veteran) Road, Chase, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital in his memory.

Condolences may be sent through Schoening Funeral Services at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com.

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Vivian Isobel Costerton

Sunday, 19 Jul 2015
Vivian Isobel Costerton

Vivian Isobel Costerton (nee McClounie) born in 1934, passed away in her sleep on July 19, 2015. She was surrounded by love and the comforts of home when she slipped her hand in His and went home.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Bill, and her son Johnny as well as her parents Colin and Dorothy McClounie. Those who mourn her passing include her sisters Jean (Harry) and Ruth, and her children Diane (Duncan), Sheila (Darrell), Bob (Kathy) and Nancy (Paul). Her grandchildren were her greatest joy and they will miss the Granny who impacted their lives so wonderfully. Her love is with Byron (Jelena) and their kids Adrijana and Lincoln, Allyssa (Cory), Laura, Leighton, Meghan, David, Scott, Liam, and Nicola.

Vivian’s life was interesting and rewarding. Much of her energy was spent in the service of children and the community. She attended normal school and taught in elementary schools in Vancouver and London Ontario before and after her marriage to Bill in 1955. In 1960 they journeyed to India with Diane and Johnny, in service of the Anglican Church, to help establish a medical school and for Bill to teach there. Sheila was born in 1962 in Vancouver before they returned to continue work in India. Prior to Bob’s arrival, they moved to England and then to Montreal before Nancy was born. A transfer to Calgary in 1970 enabled them to put down roots and Vivian dedicated herself to service of her family, her church, her community, and charitable organizations. She served for many years with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on the local, regional, and national levels. In 1992 they moved to Montana where she was a dedicated volunteer in schools and church. A move back to Kamloops in 2004 brought her great joy as she relished time with children and grandchildren. She was very hospitable and gathered friends around every table.

For the vast majority of Vivian’s life, she was engaging, energetic, hardworking, generous, public spirited, active, and full of love and affection. Her health in the last stage of life made things difficult but she strived to remain gracious and friendly. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at Berwick on the Park Brio unit who cared for Mom wonderfully in her last months.

A celebration of Vivian’s life will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral, at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, August 4 followed by her internment at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Vernon BC at 2:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Vivian’s memory.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home: 250-5542577

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Hettrick, Harriet Amy

Sunday, 19 Jul 2015
Hettrick, Harriet Amy

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Harriet Hettrick. Mom passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the age of 73. She was the eldest of three children, and was born on December 7, 1941 to her parents, Harry and Julia Drake. Mom was predeceased by our Dad, Alfred Jerry Hettrick in 1997.

Mom and Dad were married in 1961 and moved from Saskatchewan to BC in 1963, and settled in Kamloops in 1966. In 1971, we built a cabin on property purchased at an area lake. Many weekends were spent there as a family. Mom loved fishing and the spectacular views that this recreation provided.

In her earlier years, sewing was an avid pastime. Mom enjoyed setting puzzles and spending time in her flower gardens. Mom enjoyed collecting knickknacks and her latest fondness was for hummingbirds.

After raising her family, Mom’s greatest passion was being an Avon representative. She dutifully fulfilled this passion for approximately 40 years. She received numerous awards and accolades for her achievement as a representative. She loved the company of her customers, many of which became close friends.

Mom’s warm and caring nature will be missed by all who knew her.

Harriet is survived by her sister Merle (Harvey) Hettrick, brother Ted (Ethel) Hettrick, son Raymond Hettrick, daughter Anna Marie Randles, granddaughter Vanessa (Matt) Randles, grandson Jarrett Randles, and countless others.

A Celebration of Harriet’s life will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Salvation Army Chapel, Poplar St., Kamloops BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be emailed to the family from
Drake Cremation Services

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