Chupa, Jack

Wednesday, 04 Mar 2009
Chupa, Jack

Jack Chupa was born on July 21, 1927 in Crystal City Manitoba. He passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, March 4, 2009 at Heritage Village, Chilliwack, British Columbia.
Jack moved to BC in 1949 and lived in numerous interior and northern communities during his years as a BC Hydro lineman. Jack loved the Lord, his family, and his many friends. He was our "Gentle Giant" and will be missed by all who knew him.
Jack was predeceased by his parents Michel and Alice, his first wife Betty, first born son Blake, and silblings Edith, Don, Ted, and Allan.
Famly left to mourn his passing are Sherry, wife of 19 years; sons Rocky (Karren), Shane, and Myles (Karen); step-sons Kevin (Kathy), Jason (Susan), and Mark; grandchildren Alexandra and Arryn Bauder, Marshal, Hope, Isabella and Ottillia Chupa, Larissa, Mathew, Sylvan, and Sequoia Teschke.
Chilliwack Memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Glad Tidings Fellowship, Chilliwack Central Road, at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 7th, 2009. Kamloops service to be held at Bible Truth Church, Monday, March 9th, 2009 at 1 pm, 1099 Fraser Street.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jack's memory to the Alzheimer Society of BC or the Gideon's Bible Society.

Price, Lura Marie

Wednesday, 04 Mar 2009

PRICE, Lura Marie

September 23, 1941,
Passed away
March 4, 2009.
Survived by her loving husband, Ken, her children, Raymond, Brian (Michelle),
Lori (Dave),
her grandchildren, Christopher, Cory, Michelle, Melissa, Mitchell, Brandy and
great-grandson Zachery and her sister Sharron (Relland).
Beloved by her family and all whose lives
she touched.
Family meant everything to Lura and we will always
remember her with love and appreciation for all that she
brought to our lives.
A Memorial
Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on March 6, 2009 at
Personal Alternative Funeral Home.

Armstrong (need Stromme), Hazel Mary

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2009
Armstrong (need Stromme), Hazel Mary

Hazel Mary Armstrong (nee Stromme)
March 3, 1921 - March 3, 2009
Born at home on March 3, 1921 on Section 31, Township 5, Range 25, W2nd, Hazel’s birthplace was later known as Una, Saskatchewan. She was the third child born to Henry Oscar Stromme and Marie Louise Eliza Desjardins.
In her late teens and early twenties. Hazel’s jobs were wide and varied. From nanny to waitress to working in the Fleet Aircraft Factory at the beginning of World War II she was never afraid to try something new.
In 1946 Hazel met John “Jack” Armstrong while working in Regina Saskatchewan. From 1947 to 1951 Jack and Hazel travelled between Saskatchewan and British Columbia where they were employed as cooks in bush camps, for the railway and the smelter in Trail, BC. In early 1952 Hazel and Jack moved to Port Arthur, Ontario where their three children Sharon, Craig and Lynda were born.
In February, 1960 Hazel and Jack, along with their three children, loaded what possessions they could into their car and travelled the winter roads to Quesnel, BC where they began operating Stronune’s Cafe in West Quesnel for a short time.
From 1965 to 1970 Hazel opened her home to school children who lived too far from town to commute each day by bus. In 1975 she began working at Shopper’s Drug Mart as a cosmetician and was employed there until her retirement in 1985.
Hazel was a unique person with many talents. She was a proficient seamstress and also loved to knit, crochet, garden and read. She was very active in the Parent Teacher’s Association at Helen Dixon Elementary School, volunteering with fundraising and the yearly sports day. As if this wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she decided to go to night school and study bookkeeping and typing. Hazel was also an avid bowler and a member of the Ladies Bowling League for many years.
In 2001 Hazel moved to Williams Lake, BC where she resided until 2004. She then she moved into Bedford Manor in Kamloops, BC. During her stay at Bedford Manor, Hazel founded and ran the Sunday Afternoon Card Bingo group. She thoroughly enjoyed shopping for special bingo prizes for the residents. She also helped with Bedford’s regular bingo by putting out reminders for bingo day, pre-selling bingo cards and handing out bingo dabbers. When not playing bingo. Hazel could be found playing Thirty-one, Crib, or taking in concerts, special events and dinners with friends and family.
Hazel was predeceased by her husband Jack in 1987, and by brothers Oscar, Harry, Herman, George, Obert and Andre and sisters Bertha, Olive and Gina. She leaves to mourn, her brother Harvey Stromme of Gusau, Africa, her children Sharon (Lloyd Stolz) of Williams Lake, Craig (Shannen Rupp) of Quesnel and Lynda (Stewart Miller) of Kamloops, and her much loved grandchildren Blaine, Trevor, Amy, Alyssa, Jeffrey, Cael and Devyn; and great grandchildren Emily, Nicholas, Amber, Alexia, Abigail and Carver.
“When I die, give what is left of me to my children. If you need to cry, cry for your brothers walking beside you. Put your arms around anyone and give them what you need to give me. I want to leave you with something, something better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people 1 have known and loved. And if you cannot live without me, then let me live on in your eyes, your mind and your acts of kindness. You can love me most by letting hands touch hands and letting go of children that need to be free. Love does not die, people do. So when all that is left of me is love. Give me away. “
The family wish to extend their deepest appreciation to Dr. Barnard and the ER and 3W nursing staff at Royal Inland Hospital for taking such wonderful care of Mom. Also to the very special Care Aides in Kamloops that made Mom feel loved, appreciated and understood... Karen, Maria, Leslie and Coreen.
There will be no service at Hazel’s request. Donations in memoriam may be made to the charity of your choice.

Evans, Angela

Sunday, 01 Mar 2009
Evans, Angela

In Loving Memory of
Angela Evans
Angela’s life touched all who knew her with love and courage. She was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario and was educated at a convent school and then graduated from High School. She trained as a radiology technician, married and then stayed at home to raise her two children, during which time she developed a talent for pottery and started a home-based pottery business. She lived in Lansing, Michigan, Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops and Prince George before returning to Kamloops in 1990. She was an active member of the Kamloops Potters’ Guild. She and Julian met in 1996, married in 1998 and working as a team they produced some of the finest pottery of her life. Finding Julian as her partner and best friend brought true happiness and a light and joy to Angela’s life and work. This was cut tragically short by a stroke in 2002. Although she made a remarkable recovery, she was never able to return to pottery and battled constant pain.
Through all these struggles, Angie remained cheerful and true to herself, spreading joy and love to all she met. She gave freely of her time to the Potters’ Guild, the Stroke Club, the Singles Group and every friend who ever needed help. Her kindness and generosity were felt by all who knew her.
Angela is survived by her husband Julian, daughter Anne Meeson, son Bob Meeson and brother Michael DeRoeven, whom mourn her loss and celebrate her vitality and passion for life.
A Celebration of Angie’s life will be held at 198 Waddington Dr. on Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 pm. (no flowers please)
Cremation is entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services (250) 554-2324

Hancherow, Esther “Faye”

Sunday, 01 Mar 2009
Hancherow, Esther “Faye”

A service to celebrate the life of Esther “Faye” Hancherow will be held in the
Schoening Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 .

On-line condolences may be expressed at

Perry, Robert James (RJ)

Sunday, 01 Mar 2009
Perry, Robert James (RJ)

The Perry family is saddened to announce the passing of their father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, Robert James Perry (Bob).
Bob (R J) will be forever loved and missed by his family. His loving wife of 59 years, Alice (Smith), predeceased him in August 2006. He is survived by his son Bob Perry (Marion), daughters Janice Kypriotis, Judi Haines (Peter) son Michael Perry (Dina) and grandchildren Maki, David, Bob, Katherine and Emily. Bob is also survived by an incredibly close knit and supportive family including his beloved brothers and sisters on the “Perry” side and “Smith” side, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Bob was also predeceased by his mother and father Alfred and Jesse Perry.
Bob was born in Balzac, Alberta on January 19, 1925. He moved to Kamloops with his family at a young age spending most of his life in the Kamloops area. Bob always considered Kamloops his home. As a young boy he delivered newspapers on his bike and in his late teens became a “wiper” for the C.P.R. He worked his way to engineer and retired in 1985 after 44 years of service.
Dad was heavily involved throughout his career with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen. He was local chairman in both Kamloops and Cranbrook and eventually took the position of general chairman in Calgary. Bob was currently a member of the CPR Pension Committee.
Dad was a man that could move mountains. He was the Boy Scout District Commissioner for many years securing the Ruckle Point property on Shuswap Lake for $1.00. The camp was designated to be used by children and youth for generations to come. Dad’s knowledge of the legal system and his compassion and advocacy for helping others has benefited a tremendous amount of people in our community. He was instrumental in creating the Dr. Green Seniors Home in Cranbrook and the Cottonwoods Seniors Housing project in Kamloops. Dad was always willing and eager to not only organize everyone but pitch in when the work needed to be done.
Dad’s commitment to any project was always met with determination, loyalty and the will to do what was right.
In the eyes of his family, dad’s greatest achievement was the devotion and commitment to his wife, and our mother, Alice, through her long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
The family would like to thank dad’s many supporters and friends including his close friend Alice Klim, Sue Thompson and in particular, his lifelong friend Karl Dalin .
You are welcome to join us in honoring dad’s life on Monday March 9, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Kamloops United Church on 4th and St. Paul’s Street, Kamloops.
The family requests no flowers. If you wish, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC,
the Boy Scouts of Canada or a charity of your choice in dad’s memory.
Arrangements entrusted to Justin Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral services, 250 -554 -2324.

Burgoyne, Grace

Saturday, 28 Feb 2009
Burgoyne, Grace

Grace Burgoyne
1922 – 2009

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Grace Burgoyne (nee James) after a short illness with cancer on February 28, 2009 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House.
Grace is survived by her loving husband Lloyd, 2 sons: Dan (Shirley) and Glen (Twyla), 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Grace was born in Victoria and raised in Summerland, after teaching school for 3 years moved to Kamloops in 1946. During her years in Kamloops, she was active in the Free Methodist Church, serving many years as pianist.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Free Methodist Centennial Chapel on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services. (250) 554-2324

Clarke, May

Saturday, 28 Feb 2009
Clarke, May

On February 28, 2009 Mrs. May Clarke of Pine Grove Care Centre passed away quietly at the age of 89 years.
May is survived by her son Percy Cox of Kelowna and her daughter Donna Varty of Kamloops.
She also leaves to cherish her memory two granddaughters Irene (Alan) Kloepper of Brooks, Alberta, Lisa Thompson of Penticton, great grandchildren Justin, Julie, Kalee and Kirstee and great great grandchildren Ryder, Sophie Bella as well as one sister Dorothy Cox of Calgary and a brother Elgin (Gilberta) of Red Deer as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
May was predeceased by her loving husband Bill Clarke in 1992.
Precious are the memories she leaves behind
A Funeral Service will be held at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside cemetery.
Kamloops Funeral Home
Condolences may be emailed to the family from

Navrot, Allan Martin Israel

Friday, 27 Feb 2009

Allan Martin Israel Navrot passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 27, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Allan was born at home on the family farm in Goodridge, Alberta on March 27, 1933.
Allan is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years Marguerite (Evelyn) Navrot; mother in-law Hilda Pederson; his sons Vincent (Gayle) Navrot, Dwayne (Chantale) Navrot; daughter Ronda Navrot; grandchildren Cheryl and Cherie Navrot, Jonathan and Dwayne Makaruk, Derek Penner and Erica Navrot; sisters Lucille McClelland and Diane (George) Arychuck.
In accordance with Allan’s wishes, no funeral service was held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds, Alberta
entrusted with arrangements.

Hurst, Lindsay Danks

Thursday, 26 Feb 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lindsay Danks Hurst on February 26, 2009 at 85 years of age at her home in Kamloops.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, partner of 36 years Clarence Simon, daughter Donna (Allan) Grubb, grandchildren Drew Grubb, Kelsey Grubb and Chrystal Preece (Dave), daughter in law Patricia-Lee Quibell-Preece, niece Helen (Jim) Seeth of Scotland, niece and nephews Karen Sena (Gottfried) Berger, Allan (Bunny) Sena and Paul (Patty) Sena of Massachusetts, USA.
Lindsay was predeceased by son Kenneth Preece, grandson Bud Preece, and sisters Jean Sena and Jessie Reid.
Lindsay was born September 30, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland. She was raised in Scotland and joined the forestry corps during the Second World War. It was during that time that she met and married Walter (Bud) Preece, a Canadian serviceman. In 1946, Lindsay followed Bud to Canada as a war bride along with their infant son Ken. Despite the challenges of coming to this new country, she considered it to be a wonderful adventure. Her daughter, Donna, was born seven years later. In 1958 she was widowed but decided that Canada was now her home and with the support of her many friends, she stayed in Kamloops. She worked a number of jobs to support her family and made many friends in doing so. In 1972, she met Clarence Simon and they began their life together. They enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with her two children. Lindsay was actively involved with the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion. They were blessed with four grandchildren, who they love dearly. Lindsay spent her golden years doting on her grandchildren and simply enjoying her family and friends. We will all miss her generous and loving spirit.
Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ben Anders and our very special friends Diane Aspinall and Ruth Moen who were there when we needed them most.
A Celebration of Lindsay’s life will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel (5th and Seymour) with a reception to follow.
Should friends desire, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion in memory of Lindsay would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250 – 374 – 1454.

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