Doerksen, David Hebert

Sunday, 26 Apr 2009
Doerksen, David Hebert

David Hebert Doerksen
June 24,1917 - April 26, 2009

On Sunday, April 26, 2009, David passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ.
David will be remembered and missed by his family: Bob (Sharon Heslop), Jim (Edna), Doris (Dave Bond), Pat (Al Robbins), Valerie (Peter Epp) and Carol (Brent Lyons), and their mother Anne Doerksen. David also leaves 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
David was born on the family farm in Manitoba, the sixth child of twelve children born to Johann and Helena Doerksen. He grew up on the family homestead and ran his own farm for a time.
David served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from April 1943 to September 1945 as a Leading Aircraftman. During most of that time, he was stationed at Southport, England, doing mechanic work on fighter planes such as the Spitfire.
After returning home from overseas, he spent some time working on the Distant Early Warning lines in the Arctic.
He enjoyed working with machinery, working most of his life as a heavy duty mechanic, starting in the Transcona, Manitoba area. David moved his family to BC in 1964, where he worked for Finning Tractor in Prince George. He also worked for Prince George Pulp & Paper, retiring on July 1, 1982. He then worked for Kraus Logging in the Williston Lake area for a few years.
David lived in Kamloops since 1987, and was affectionately known as “Grandpa Dave” to many, children and adults alike.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Ridgeview Lodge and the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for their care compassion during David’s last days.
A celebration of David’s life will be held at Kamloops Full Gospel,
1550 Tranquille Road, Kamloops on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm.
Pastor Al Robbins in care of arrangements 250-434-6285.

Dovey, Bruce

Sunday, 26 Apr 2009
Dovey, Bruce

The Dovey Family of Kamloops, BC
is saddened by the loss of
Dr. Bruce Dovey, MD
Born: March 9, 1930 in Trail, BC
Bruce, beloved husband of Jeannette entered new life on Sunday, April 26 , 2009 at 2:50 pm.
Dr. Dovey is survived by his loving wife, Jeannette, his sister Jean Ashworth and family (Fruitvale, BC) and his four children; Carol (Stephen) Bankes; Cathy (Robin) Toupin; Philip (Diane) Dovey and Hannah (Jonathan) McLeod. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Erin (Trevor), Crystal, Sarah, Michelle, Trevor (Kathryn), Samantha, Matthew, Ryan, Georgia and two great grandchildren: Jessica and Bradley and many other extended family members.
Dr. Dovey was predeceased by his parents Bay and Margaret Dovey (Fruitvale, BC) and his son, Mark Dovey (Vancouver, BC).
Dr. Dovey was deeply loved by his family, patients and friends, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A prayer service will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at OLPH Church.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Kamloops on:
Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11:00 am.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
635 Tranquille Road
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H5
Reception to follow at 12:30 pm at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood, Kamloops, BC.
Internment for Dr. Dovey will be held in Armstrong on Sunday, May 3, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, please feel welcome to send donations in Bruce's memory to the Alzheimer's Society of BC, 543 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2M1

Dudas, Bela (Bill) Mihaly

Saturday, 25 Apr 2009
Dudas, Bela (Bill) Mihaly

On Saturday, April 25, 2009 Mr. Bela (Bill) Mihaly Dudas passed away peacefully after an unexpected and short battle with cancer at Kamloops at the age of 84 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary-Dey, his daughter Pamela of Vancouver, his son Bruce of Prince Rupert, B.C. and his two grandchildren Jennifer and Jessica Dudas. Also left to cherish his memory is his sister Edit Pálne` of Budapest, Hungary and other relatives in Hungary.
Bill was born in Csongrad, Hungary on September 29, 1924, graduating from High School in Austria. He immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia in September 1950 and became a Canadian Citizen in June 1956. He lived in Sudbury, Ontario before moving to B.C. in 1951. Working as a miner at Salmo, Mineral King, Riondel and Endako, he then graduated from the University of B.C. in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineer. He was a Professional Mining Engineer with Bethlehem Copper in 1966 and in 1969 went to work for the Province of B.C., Department of Mines, Energy and Petroleum as a Mines Inspector. Working first in Prince Rupert, then Kamloops and lastly Vancouver, before retiring to Kamloops in 1989. Bill enjoyed swimming and skiing which he started as a child and continued into his retirement years. He also loved canoeing and camping with family and friends, but his greatest pleasure was working in his garden.
A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date.
Should friends desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454

Dunn, Michael

Friday, 24 Apr 2009
Dunn, Michael

On April 24, 2009 a tragic accident took our beloved husband, daddy, son, brother, and friend. Mourning this devastating loss is his partner and wife of 9 years, Tracy; his pride and joy, his children - Simon (5 3/4) and Sabrina (4); his parents, Robin & Christine Dunn; in-laws Dan & Lynda Dunbar; sister, Joanna; brother, Robert; nephews Jarred, Kaden & Luke as well as many relatives and friends in Canada, the US and the UK.
Mike was a very hands-on dad and his children were the light in his life. A recent family trip to Disneyland was a special event for him.
Mike was a very well liked and respected Engineer, athlete and colleague. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking and backpacking, he completed the West Coast Trail 14 times. He enjoyed running and Nordic skiing, raced competitively in both and loved being a volunteer coach of the Nordic Ski Bunny class. Road cycling was his newest passion and he became an accomplished rider with his usual intensity.
Mike was employed with Pollard Banknote for 11 years, most recently as the Manager of the Engineering department. His brilliant mind and problem-solving skills made him a huge asset to the company. He developed and maintained several projects in the Kamloops, Winnipeg and Michigan facilities.
No service will be held at Mike’s request. Flowers are gratefully declined, instead donations in Mike’s honour can be made to the Overlander Ski Club, a link is available at Donations “in trust” for Mike’s children can be made in care of Vanessa Shilson, Pollard Banknote Limited, 9989 Dallas Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2C 6T4.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line memorial register at:
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Justin Clark and Marie-Helene Gauthier of Personal Alternative Funeral Services. (250) 554-2324

Friedel, Arthur Martin

Friday, 24 Apr 2009
Friedel, Arthur Martin

Arthur Martin Friedel, born May 15, 1930 in Fairview, Alberta, passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Kamloops on April 24, 2009.
Art was predeceased by his parents Charles and Margret, brother Willie and sisters Lorraine and Shirley.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 54 years, Mary-lou, sons Alan (Helga) and Tim, daughters Yvonne (David) Downs, Jesse Monroe, Gail (Rob) Glass, Gwen (Robin) Hodgson and Tracy Friedel, as well as his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by brothers Earl (Marilyn) , Tony (Maxine), Harvey, Herb (Jean), Charlie (Lois) and sister Alice (Kevin).
Prayers will be recited at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 3:30 pm.
The family would like to thank the caring staff of the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice and Dr. Outram.
Those who desire may make donations in lieu of flowers to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9.
You can rest in Peace now, Dad, and we will keep you forever alive in our hearts.

Sincock, Casey Robert

Friday, 24 Apr 2009
Sincock, Casey Robert

It is with deep sadness and regret, that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of a beloved Father, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend, Casey Robert Sincock on Friday, April 24, 2009 at the age of 37 years.
Casey is survived by his son Tyler Maine, his loving mother Patricia Garbe, loving father James Sincock, step father Arthur Garbe, sisters; Linda, Deborah and Pamela, his brother Tommy, nephews; Fraser, Aaron and Kelly, niece Katie, Auntie June, Uncle Ron and many cousins.
Casey’s love in life was his family, the great outdoors, water skiing, fishing, and trains, he was also a great pool player. Casey had a zest for life and will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
A gathering for family and friends to reflect on the life of Casey will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 755 Tranquille Rd.
The family wishes that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the BCSPCA Kamloops Branch at 1211 8th St. Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services.
(250) 554-2324.

Gordon, Alice Irene

Thursday, 23 Apr 2009
Gordon, Alice Irene

On April 23, 2009 Alice Irene Gordon, a long time resident of Chase, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years. She is survived by her three children, Don (Juanita) of Blind Bay, Jean (Duane) Toker of Kamloops and Bill of Toronto, grandchildren Jay and Desmond Gordon, Barbara Nicholl, Terry Bray, Alicia Gordon; one great grandchild Sarah, step great grandchildren Wade and Trinity Nicholl.
Also left to cherish her memory are her brother Arnold (Stephanie) Miller and four sisters Edna Harmel, Leona Fritzke, Eileen Miller and Lavina Hait, several nieces, nephews and extended family. Alice was predeceased by her husband Len in 1993, and by three brothers Edward, Wilfred and Rudy and three sisters Ruth, Holdina and Evelyn.
Alice was active in her church and her community and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Andrews & All Saints Church, Chase with Reverend Bob Crosby officiating.
Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Cres. S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 or the St. Andrews & All Saints Church, PO Box 100, Chase, BC V0E 1M0 in memory of Alice would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangement entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250–374–1454.

Riddle, Erin

Thursday, 23 Apr 2009
Riddle, Erin

Following a lengthy, courageous struggle with a chronic progressive lung disease, Erin passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on April 23, 2009.
She was predeceased by maternal and paternal grandparents and her mother, Kathleen. Erin is survived by her loving partner Steven Schultz and his family who all took her to their hearts, her father Jim Riddle (Joan), brothers Jim (Nicola) and Mark (Angela) and the “lights of her life”, nephews and nieces: Jamie, Mike, Katie, Matthew and Brennan. Everyone Erin met knew in a very short time how proud she was of them and how much she loved them. Kozmo Kramer shared Erin’s life from kittenhood through the 12 past years. He’s been bewildered by her recent absence but has not missed the dress-up sessions!
Erin entered this life “kicking and screaming” in Edmonton in March of 1969. She had the usual childhood experiences of fighting with brothers, hangin’ with cousins and friends, going to Brownies and Guides and being “dragged” to all her brother’s hockey games! Her schooling took place in Kamloops at Kay Bingham, Brock and lastly NorKam where she graduated in 1987. After Grad, she worked at Tod Mountain, spent a fall and winter in Banff, then moved to the coast where she began working for Great Canadian Superstores in 1990. She worked in Surrey, Langley and Chilliwack and transferred to Kamloops in 2001 working here until deteriorating health forced her to go on LTD.
Erin collected friends all along her way but met the most important person in her life, Steve, four short years ago here. Steve and her good friends have been rock solid supporters. When fate switched her from the mainline of life onto a sidespur of doctor’s appointments, hospital stays and medical procedures, they hopped aboard, sharing the triumphs and the terrors alike with her. Thank-you to all especially Vicki, Joanna and Toni – the things you’ve done have been huge. We all were “phenomenally hopeful” that a lung transplant would materialize and allow Erin to stay with us. Tragically, that hope ended today for us. Erin possessed great generosity and a giving spirit. In honour of that, the greatest gift anyone could give in her memory would be 3 minutes of time spent registering online as a BC organ donor. Should friends desire, donations to the BC Transplant Society or the BC Pulmonary Hypertension Society would be appreciated in Erin’s memory.
We also thank Dr. Michaud, the incredible staff in ICU, Dr. Nair and hospital staff who looked after her care on 3W for the past 7 weeks.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Cathedral, 360 Nicola Street, Kamloops, BC followed by a reception in the adjoining church hall.
Dress Code: Colourful clothing and fancy shoes (of course)
Mandatory: Bring happy memories!
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service,

Hill, Janette Virginia

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009
Hill, Janette Virginia

Passed away at her residence in Westwold, BC. April 22, 2009. Janette was born and raised in Westwold. She married Art Hill in 1940 and they moved to Saskatchewan and then to Ontario. In 1946 she returned to the Westwold Valley that she loved. Janette is survived by her son Keith Hill (Carol). Daughters, Marion Waby (Art) and Sharon Turner - Hagell. She had nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Joe Pringle and Val Pringle (Sandra). She was predeceased by her husband, Art, two son-in-laws, (Andy Turner and Tom Hagell), one brother, and four sisters. A celebration of Janettes life will be held at the Westwold Community Hall on Saturday, May 2nd at 11:00am. She will be forever loved and sadly missed.

Godard, Dr. Arthur Joseph

Monday, 20 Apr 2009
Godard, Dr. Arthur Joseph

Dr. Arthur Joseph Godard D.V.M., born in Debden, Saskatchewan July 13, 1924 passed away peacefully in Kamloops on April 20, 2009.
He was predeceased by his parents Delphin and Aurore, brother Raymond and sister Marie.
Left to mourn his passing, are his devoted wife of 55 years, Vivian, sons Raymond, Vincent (Janice), Michael, Joseph (Lidia) and daughters Delphine (Dennis) Rombough and Anita (Robert) Arnott, and his many grandchildren Nicolas, Tegan, Colette (Ryan), Jocelyn, Elizabeth, David, Marshall, Mary, Christine, Evan, Bradley, Valerie, Natalie, Marina, Elisa and great granddaughter Kyla.
He is also survived by his brother George, sister Evelyn (Peter) Browne, brother in law Ray (Marj) Peltier and many other relatives and friends.
Art attended school at Debden, St. Louis Convent and Mayview, Saskatchewan. He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1943 and served overseas, returning to Canada in 1946. Later he attended Guelph Ontario Veterinary College graduating in 1951. Doctor Godard served the interior of BC in the Kamloops area for 27 years for the Federal Health of Animal Branch. During his years in Kamloops he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, chairman of K.C.P. Credit Union, Parish Council and other church organizations. His greatest devoted interests were his family and his vegetable garden.
Prayers will be recited on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Parish, 2797 Sunset Drive. The Reverend Father Dale Normandeau will celebrate the Mass of the Resurrection at the church on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Father Derrick Cameron, Dr. Haugen, Home Care Support and the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home.
Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 or the St. Ann’s Academy Building Fund, 205 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2S7 in memory of Arthur would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Service arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374-1454.

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