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Larson, Michael Timothy Gilles

Sunday, 11 Jul 2010
Larson, Michael Timothy Gilles

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Michael Timothy Gilles Larson on July 11th, 2010 at the age of 45.
He is survived by his loving wife Tricia and his son Darcy John, his mother and father, Allen and Arlee Larson, of Kamloops BC, his three sisters Becky Temple (Joseph) of Fort St John, BC, Leslie Larson (Richard Caouette) of Sept Iles, PQ and Johanna Ulmer (Tim) of Mission, BC, his nieces and nephews Meredith, Eleanor and Claire Temple, Stephanie, Russell and Curtis Caouette, and Gabrielle and Max Ulmer. He was predeceased by his older brother Arne who died in Sept Iles when Michael was fourteen years old.
Born in Schefferville, Quebec, Michael was the youngest of five children. His parents, brother and three sisters were delighted to have a little brother join the family. He grew up in Sept-Iles, Quebec and remained a Quebecois at heart for the rest of his life.
He graduated from Queen Elizabeth High School in Sept-Iles and moved with his parents to BC in 1985. He attended Vancouver Community College and graduated with a Diploma in Computer Studies. Michael lived in several communities in British Columbia and Alberta where he worked principally for School Boards as Director of Technology. He was living at Wainwright, Alberta when he died.
Michael enjoyed golf, bowling, curling and swimming. He derived great satisfaction from the fact that he played a part in educating students through his work. A work related car accident made it hard for him to enjoy any of these activities or to continue his work for the last several years.
At his request, Michael’s final resting place will be in
Sept-Iles, Quebec. A Memorial service will be held for Michael in Kamloops, BC at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 2, 2010 in the chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops.
In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Michael may be made to a trust fund set up for Darcy John at the Bank of Montreal, Account #2601-3081-765
Personal Alternative Funeral Services

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Crawford (nee Chalmers), Margaret Mary (Meg)

Friday, 09 Jul 2010
Crawford (nee Chalmers), Margaret Mary (Meg)

Margaret Crawford
(nee Chambers)
April 16th , 1936 – July 9th, 2010
Is is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, wife, grandma and friend. Mom passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital on July 9th, 2010. Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 54 years Thomas Crawford Sr, her daughters; Linda(Wayne) Bobroske of Salmon Arm, Anne (Doug) Anderson of Kamloops and her son Thomas Crawford Jr also from Kamloops. Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren; Shawn (Misty), Travis (Crystal) and Mathew, her great grandchildren; Rayne, Halem and baby Rylan.
Mom spent her younger years in Scotland working in a home with disabled children where she met and eventually married Tom. In 1966 they immigrated to Canada with family in tow and chose to reside in Kamloops. Mom’s favourite pastimes were knitting, crocheting and quiet times with her family.
Our family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Szigmond and Dr. Eccleston for all your loving care for Mom in the past years. Mom’s primary residence over the last year was Pinegrove Care Center. A very special thank you for all your compassionate care, mom thought very highly of all of you! To Dr. Stien and the nurses in the ER, thank you for being there with mom when she took her last breath. To Justin and Bev from Personal Alternative Funeral Services, thank you for making this transition so much easier for us.
There will be no formal service for Margaret by her request.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services.

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Taylor, Damian Marshall “Dagger”

Thursday, 08 Jul 2010
Taylor, Damian Marshall “Dagger”

December 7, 1979 – July 8, 2010
 It is with profound sadness and deep sorrow that the family of Damian Taylor announces his sudden and unexpected passing on July 8th, 2010.
 Left to cherish his memory and mourn his passing are his parents, Don and Debbie and his brother Derek. He was a wonderful, caring son and brother who loved, and was loved by his family deeply. Damian and Derek shared a strong brother bond and could always count on each other.
Damian will also be greatly missed by his Grandpa Taylor, Auntie Michelle, Uncle Michael and Nephew Caleb; Uncle David, Auntie Aida and Niece Emily; Uncle Rob, Auntie Brenda and cousins Karen, Tami, Sherry, Jennifer, Nick, Jennifer, Jason and their extended families; Uncle Tom and Auntie Diane. He will also be sadly missed by his many Great Aunts, Great Uncles and cousins. Over the years Damian had the love and support of many true friends especially HyeWeon, Kevin, Ian, Dylan and Kate. Many friends deeply cared for him and admired his gentle, caring soul. Damian had the most infectious smile and beautiful blue eyes.
Damian was predeceased by his Nana Marshall in 2008, whom he loved and cherished. He was also predeceased by his Grandpa Marshall in 1980 and Grandma Taylor in 1982.
Damian was employed by NRI Distribution for just shy of 10 years and made many true and wonderful friendships. The management of NRI and Damian’s co-workers, especially the staff he supervised, were like an extended family to him. He was planning for and looking forward to travelling this spring in celebration of the ten years in which he was employed there.
 Music was a huge part of Damian’s life; he always had his car stereo pounding. He enjoyed making CDs for anyone who asked for one. He loved watching basketball, UFC’s, movies and was a huge fan of Star Trek: Next Generation. He loved shopping for clothes (especially at NRI) and had developed a passion for plants and flowers. He liked working out at the Canada Games Pool and loved hanging out with Rhino.
 ``Let our love light your way on your journey``
You will be loved and missed forever
Love Dad, Mom and Derek
 A Celebration of Life will be held for Damian on Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. The family welcomes you to bring along your cherished memories, stories and pictures to share. The Celebration will be officiated by Dan Sczebel.
 In lieu of flowers, any donations to the Canadian Diabetes
Association or The SPCA would be greatly appreciated.
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Knox, Margaret Mary (Meg)

Tuesday, 06 Jul 2010

In Loving Memory of
Margaret Mary (Meg) Knox
Mom slipped away peacefully at Ridgeview Lodge, Kamloops, BC on July 6, 2010 to join the “light of her life - Roy” who predeceased her in June, 1993.
Mom was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and married during WW II in Banchory, Scotland. Mom and baby son (Ian) came to Canada on a War bride Ship landing at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1944. After enduring a long train trip across Canada they settled in Kamloops, BC. Mom was instrumental in the formation of the War brides Club where the “brides” supported each other during this transition to the Canadian Lifestyle!! Dad and Mom lived in many areas of BC and eventually settled back in Kamloops until dad’s passing in 1993. After a “short stay” in Vernon, BC mom moved to her “forever home” at Ridgeview Lodge. When dad and mom sold their Insurance Business they spent many happy and wonderful years as “ Canadian Snowbirds” enjoying their winter friends in Yuma, Arizona. Mom / Grandma is survived by her two sons, Ian (Arlene), Colin (Laurie) and three daughters, Nina (Ken), Wendy (Don) and Linda (Dale). She also had many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mom will always be remembered for her sharp mind and quick wit. Her final stay at Ridgeview Lodge will always be held very dear to her family and we are so comforted by the care she received. Special “thank you” to Dana and your whole team of very loving and caring staff… we were so privileged to have mom there. We are also very grateful to Dr. Hamilton and just love all of you. God wrap your arms around her and please keep her in your care.
There will be no formal service, but a private family graveside urn interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #52 at 425 Lansdowne St., Kamloops, BC,
V2C 1Y2 in memory of our mom would be appreciated.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services

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Salvati, Gino Luigino (Nonno)

Tuesday, 06 Jul 2010
Salvati, Gino Luigino (Nonno)

Sept. 17, 1937 - July 6, 2010
Unexpectedly on July 6, husband, dad, nonno, zio, brother and friend, Gino slipped away with his family by his side, at the age of 72. All who knew Gino will mourn his passing and a great void will be left in the lives and hearts of those of us who knew and loved him.
Gino was born in Villa Santa Lucia Degli Abruzzi Italy on Sept. 17, 1937, moved to Canada in 1969 with his wife and two children to Prince Rupert, where they had their third child.
Gino’s greatest pleasure in life was his grandchildren Samantha, Tianna, Bryanna and Anthony. The sun rose and set on them. They will greatly miss him and his gentle manner and bear hugs.
Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife Grazia of 49 years, daughter Carmela (Greg Downer), Samantha & Bryanna, son Sandro (Candice), Tianna & Anthony, and youngest son, Tony; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family, both here and in Italy. And his little companion Chimo, his faithful dog who followed him everywhere.
Gino worked at Columbia-Cellulos in Prince Rupert, and in 1975 started at Balco in Kamloops. He then branched out to become an entrepreneur, starting a construction company, G & S Construction, later owned and operated European Market & Deli, and then Rayleigh Neighbourhood Pub. Dad finally retired to enjoy the family and built a cabin at East Barriere Lake, his Bel Paese.
Nonno’s greatest pleasures were having family and friends gather at the cabin, eating, drinking and whipping us off the tube.
The family extends sincere thanks to all the nurses at RIH, especially Betea, Christina and Chris from 6 South. The biggest thanks of all to Dr. John Reid, who was Dad’s doctor for 35 years. Dad thought the world of him and they had a wonderful friendship.
Prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, 635 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Church at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 12, 2010, the Reverend Father Peter Nguyen celebrating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
Non piangete per me perche’
Vi guardo sempre dal Cielo; vi ho Amato
Arrangements entrusted to Justin at Personal Alternative Funeral Services

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Saar, Victoria (nee Weber)

Monday, 05 Jul 2010
Saar, Victoria (nee Weber)


On July 5, 2010 Mrs. Victoria Saar (nee Weber) passed away in Kamloops at the age of 87 years. She was born September 8, 1922 in Klosterdorf, Ukraine. She immigrated to Canada from Germany, coming to Regina, Saskatchewan in 1952 with her husband Erwin and four children.
Mrs. Saar was predeceased by her husband Erwin in 1989, her daughter Gertrude Buchwald of California in 2008 and her son Rudolf Saar of Regina in 1967.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Ida Spada of Sidney, BC and her son Walter Saar of Kamloops, her grandchildren Ronald, Karin and Michael Buchwald of California, Robert Saar in Lethbridge, Alberta, Christina Spada Wright of Atlanta, Georgia and Mark Spada of Sidney, BC; great grandchildren Ashley and Ryan Buchwald and Taylor Buchwald all of California, Jayden and Brantley Saar of Lethbridge, Abbott Wright of Atlanta, Georgia and Savanna Hodge of California.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Pastor Terry Sauder officiating.
Should friends desire, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 in memory of Mrs, Saar would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.

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Berget, Leif

Sunday, 04 Jul 2010
Berget, Leif

1924 ~ 2010
Leif Berget of Kamloops passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 85 years of age. He is survived by his loving daughter Sandra (Kevin) Fertile, grandchildren Kyle and Sara, brothers Erik and Arne in Norway, and numerous other relatives all in Norway. He was predeceased by his loving wife Inger.
Leif was born in Hanestad, Norway. He served with the Norwegian Resistance during the Second World War and after that, went deep sea sailing. Leif’s travels brought him to the port of Vancouver where he met his wife Inger and they started a life together. Leif lived in BC since 1950 and worked as a mechanic on fishing vessels and eventually got a job with Westcoast Transmission. He lived with his family in many small communities in BC, and met many interesting people. He retired in 1986 to enjoy a life of fishing, hunting, the great outdoors and friends. Leif was very proud of his two grandchildren Kyle and Sara, who provided him with love and many hours of laughter. He was always interested in hearing about their lives and their soccer exploits.
He was an incredibly generous person and he will be missed greatly.
Takk for Alt
The Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 9, 2010 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Mary Widmer officiating.
If friends so desire, donations in Leif’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
285 Fortune Drive250-554-2577
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Montgomery, Charlie Edward

Sunday, 04 Jul 2010
Montgomery, Charlie Edward

Charlie Edward Montgomery passed away at his home in Cawston, BC on Sunday July 4, 2010 at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.
Charlie was born and raised in Two Springs, near Cache Creek, BC. Along with being a cowboy competing as a saddle bronc rider, he spent most of his life as an orchardist. He will be sadly missed by his 8 children Joey Morgan of Cache Creek, BC, Gene and Shane Gottfriedson of Kamloops, BC, Lisa Montgomery Reid of Cawston, BC , Kim, Tara and Amanda Montgomery of Westbank, BC and William Chillihitzia of Merritt BC; brother Danny Montgomery of Wenatchee Wa, sisters Leona Tremblay of Kamloops, BC, Debbie Shintah of Pavillion BC, and Victoria Montgomery of Bellingham Wa; 23 grandchildren and 3 great grand-children. A service will be held at the Cawston Community Hall at 10:00 am on Thursday July 8, 2010.
Internment will follow at the Blind Creek Cemetery in Cawston, BC. Arrangements entrusted to Everden Rust Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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Stewart, Lauretta Margaret (Gallant)

Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010
Stewart, Lauretta Margaret (Gallant)

STEWART, Lauretta Margaret (Gallant)
July 18, 1940 – June 29, 2010
With heavy hearts we announce that our beloved angel Laurette suddenly passed away on June 29 with her family by her side.
She will be deeply missed by her husband of 49 years, Bill, son Greg (Terri), grandchildren Sydney & Brad, daughter Karen (Jamie Saklofsky), grandchildren Jacob and Ben and all those who knew and loved her. Laurette is also survived by her family in Nova Scotia, sister Mary, brothers Peter, Gerald & Winston. Predeceased by brothers Joseph and Charlie.
Laurette's family was everything to her and she was everything to them. She loved spending time with her kids & grandkids and proudly supported their sports & various activities. She was adored by her nieces & nephews and touched everbody whose path she crossed. She will always be remembered for her ever present smile, spunky attitude & constant willingness to lend a hand to those in need. Laurette was active in Beta Sigma Phi sorority, CWL, curling, golfing and she loved her Card Girls. She was a talented seamstress & enjoyed knitting & gardening.
A Memorial Mass to celebrate Laurette's life will be held Tuesday, July 13 at 11am at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Reception to follow.
Donations in her memory may be made to Kamloops Hospice Assoc., 72 Whiteshield Cres. S, Kamloops V2E 2S9
God bless you for teaching us how to live life.
We are in the arms of an angel.

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Dwyer, Peter

Sunday, 27 Jun 2010
Dwyer, Peter

Peter Dwyer
Suddenly and unexpectedly, Peter passed away on Sunday June 27, 2010 in his home in Kamloops.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Cheryl; his daughters Jessica and Jamie of Australia; his sister Cheryl, niece Helena, nephews Mathew, Jason and Scott, step mother Bonnie and numerous aunts and uncles, all of Australia.
Peter was predeceased by his mother Bessie, his sister Pam, and father Geoff.
Peter was born on September 7, 1956 in Sydney, NSW. He started his career in the gaming industry in 1982 in Australia. The unique nature of his job allowed him to work and travel in many locations around the world including South Africa, Swaziland, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Vanuatu, North America and Holland. He truly enjoyed the work that he did and the people that he met in his work and travels. He was very honored to have “mates” all over the world. He was also very proud of the work that he and his team delivered in BC to provide a comfortable, exciting environment for Casino guests.
It was a work project in Casino Regina that brought Peter and Cheryl together. After several trips between Canada and Australia, the long distance romance culminated in job opportunities for both Peter and Cheryl with BC Lottery Corp. Peter immigrated to Canada in 2001 and started his new life and career in Kamloops. Peter and Cheryl married in 2002; Peter proudly became a Canadian citizen in December 2006.
Peter’s piece of paradise was the cabin on Deka Lake where he spent as much time as he could finishing the house (and celebrating those accomplishments with the odd Bud or two), fishing, ATVing, visiting with friends, “putzing” and relaxing. He was looking forward to spending many more days and months in retirement at his beloved cottage.
Peter will be deeply missed by his wife Cheryl, and “the boys” Digby and Higgins who wait patiently at the top of the stairs for Peter to come home.
Should friends desire, donations to the SPCA, 1211 – 8th Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2B 2Y3 in memory of Peter Dwyer would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service
telephone 250-374-1454.

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