Glendinning, Robert Bruce

Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008

GLENDINNING Robert Bruce was born February 20, 1955
and passed away peacefully on November 18, 2008. Bruce will be missed by his family as well as many friends.
A service to celebrate Bruce's Life will be held on Thursday
November 27, 2008 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of
Personal Alternative Funeral Service,
177 Tranquille Rd.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to
Services. 250.554.2324

Foley, Linda Margaret

Monday, 17 Nov 2008
Foley, Linda Margaret


Linda Margaret Foley (Ferguson) was born on June 21, 1947. In this life she showed us the strength to overcome even the hardest battles and compassion for others through her own heartbreak after the loss of her first children Brenda age 4 and Clint age 2. Linda showed faith even though she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and three manic-depressives and she had the will to fight even though all odds were against her with the news of having cancer. She fought for so many years that she was just too tired and she passed away in her sleep on Monday, November 17, 2008.
As she enters a new journey she will be missed by many: her children Brian Foley, Debra Brass (Ronald Brass), Rebecca Foley (Mike Adams); grandchildren Alexis Foley-Norris, Rebecca Brass and Alex Brass; her siblings Elaine Davis, Janis Haughton (Ken), Heather Meeson (John) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by and will be reunited with her parents Kathleen and John Ferguson and her children Brenda and Clinton Foley.
Even though she has begun a new chapter, I believe that she will be our angel looking down upon us using the wisdom she acquired in this life, she will be able to guide the ones she loved. So let us remember the woman she was and not the mask that covered her.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Unit 111, 450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y3 in memory of Linda would be appreciated.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.

On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.

Kjelson, Winnifred Anne

Sunday, 16 Nov 2008


On November 16, 2008, Winnifred (Freddy) passed away peacefully, in her lakeside home at Little Lac LeJeune, B.C., surrounded by her loving family while her Steller’s blue jay and favourite mischievous squirrel looked on through her deck window. She was 82 years young.

Freddy was born on August 16, 1926 in Penticton, B.C., one of five children of educator Winnie and carpenter Russ Knuff. One of Freddy’s fondest memories was working in the Okanagan Lake boat house where she learned boat building and the finest of carpentry skills from her father. Later, to the astonishment and admiration of her neighbours and friends, she would use these skills to transform the Kjelson cabin to a permanent home at her most treasured spot, Lac LeJeune. Whether she was sewing drapes for Woodward’s customers, a wedding dress for her daughter, mixing and pouring cement or climbing up to the roof to clean the chimney, she completed each task with care and great skill.

Mom was truly one of a kind. A proud, determined and independent woman, her family always came first. Freddy raised her three children with love and kindness and taught them well. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye and she spent countless hours encouraging them or showing them how to complete a 1,000-piece puzzle in record time. Upon visits to the Lac LeJeune area you could have found her catching the big one on the “little lake,” riding her motorcycle across the wooded trails or pursuing her captivating pastime of feeding squirrels, countless birds and an occasional wild rabbit, from her hand.

Freddy will be sadly missed by her daughters, Karen Fyke of Kamloops, Kathy (Bill) Kals of Kamloops and her son, John (Roberta) Kjelson of Heffley Creek. She is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Bradley Fyke, Steven Fyke and Krista Kals all of Kamloops; her sister Margaret (Don) Taylor of Kamloops; sisters-in-law, Patsy (Elwood) Blogg of Penticton and Shirley Knuff of Salmon Arm; brother-in-law, Norman Kjelson of Penticton; and many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

The family extends its appreciation to Doctor Aristotle Azad and Doctor Amanda Bosman for their excellent care for Freddy and their compassion in supporting her and her family’s wish that she remain at home in her final hours.

At Freddy’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers a donation in Freddy’s memory to Ducks Unlimited Canada, 954A Laval Crescent, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 5P5, would be appreciated.

Schoening’s Funeral Service entrusted
with cremation arrangements. Telephone 374-1454.

Armishaw, Oliver Joseph

Sunday, 16 Nov 2008
Armishaw, Oliver Joseph

It is with great sadness that, after a long courageous battle with cancer, we announce the passing of Joe Armishaw. Joe went to be with the Lord on November 16th, 2008 at the Marjorie Willoughtby Snowden Hospice House.
Joe was predeceased by sons Don and Ken, his brother Eric, sister June and parents Joseph and Moosomina.
Joe leaves to morn, his loving wife of 63 years Peggy, his grandchildren Mark (Holly) of Edmonton, AB, Trisha (Rick) Dux of Sylvan Lake, AB, and Ryan (Kartini) of Edmonton, AB. His great grandchildren Tyson, Ethan, Brayden, Kiera, Isis, and Little Joe. Relatives George and Tess Braman of Westbank, David and Jean Joseph of Swanage, England and David Armishaw of London, England.

Joe was born in Vanderhoof, BC on Sept 2, 1923. He grew up in the area until he was eighteen. He then joined the RCAF and became a pilot instructor. It was while he was in the Air Force that he met and married the love of his life Peggy, who was also in the RCAF. After the war Joe was employed by the CN Railway in Kamloops. It was here that they built their first house, and where their two sons Don and Ken were born. In 1957 Joe got a job with Indian and Northern Affairs. A job that took him to Vanderhoof, Merritt, Williams Lake and eventually to Whitehorse, Yukon. After many years in the Yukon, Joe and the family moved back to Kamloops in 1967 purchased 19 Mile Ranch in Barnhartvale. In 2003 because of failing health Joe and Peg left the ranch and moved into town. They lived at Berwick on the Park, the Renaissance, and finally at Erin Valley Lodge. The family would like to thank Dr. Waller and the tremendous nurses at the Hospice House for the great care of Joe in his final days. A memorial service for Joe will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Monte Creek at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 1st with the Rev. Don Wooten officiating. Should people wish, donations may be made to the Marjorie Willoughtby Hospice House, or the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Joe.

Arrangements entrusted to
Schoenings Funeral Home ~ 250-374-1454

Gallant, Napoleon (Paul) Andrew Joseph

Saturday, 15 Nov 2008
Gallant, Napoleon (Paul) Andrew Joseph

Napoleon (Paul) Andrew Joseph Gallant, born November 14, 1917, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2008 with family at his side at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, one day after celebrating his 91st birthday.
Paul was born on a farm at Big River, Saskatchewan. His Acadian ancestors were one of the original settler families arriving in Nova Scotia on a boat from Saint Malo, France in 1632 and his family moved to Saskatchewan in the early 1900s. Having lost his father at the age of six, Paul was needed to work on the family farm as he was deemed too helpful to go to school. In his teens he spent weeks at a time working in the frigid cold of Northern Saskatchewan, running trap lines and ice fishing.
He enlisted in the army for World War II, and worked fabricating small machine parts in various locations in Canada. After the war he went to work for the railway. On one trip to Hardisty, Alberta he met his beloved Annie in a small café. Beginning their future together they moved to Vernon briefly and then in 1946 on to Kamloops where he developed his trade as a carpenter. Initially he worked for Dalgleish and Delgarno. After being laid off, he arrived at the construction site of John Peterson School. The contractor, Bob Metcalfe, hired Paul instantly based on his reputation as a dedicated worker. Paul became the foreman on the job for eighteen years. Together they worked on three different Kamloops City Halls (the first had a hitching post outside), the Stockyards Building (now the Pavilion Theatre), many downtown businesses, garages and motels throughout the province. As well, he built his own house and workshop, additions to Sacred Heart Cathedral and renovations to Stuart Wood and Allan Mathews Schools. On his last large construction job, Paul began the layout of Aberdeen Mall, with only the engineer and himself on site for the first month.
Paul and Annie were married on March 17, 1946, and were blessed with six children. Prior to Annie’s death in 2006, they celebrated 60 years of marriage. Paul was deeply involved in both his community and church (Sacred Heart Cathedral). He was president of the Powers Addition Community Association, sang in the church choir and was a man whom his neighbours would turn to in time of need. He supported his family through happy and difficult times. He met challenges with industriousness and ingenuity.
Paul leaves his daughters Alice (Jim Therres), Marie (Doug Scott), Christine (Doug Hamilton), Jeanette (Doug Madsen) and his sister Sarah.
Paul was predeceased by his wife Annie, his son Pat, his daughter Marg (Bob Lehto), his great granddaughter Joanne and eight of his nine siblings.
Paul also leaves many grandchildren and great grandchildren, Anne, Peter, Molly, Billy-Jo, Conrad, Callie, Justin, Quinn, Sienna, Jordan, Clayton, Christina, Ryan, Cory, Amy and Cole.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Phil Sigalet, the staff at Ponderosa Lodge and the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for their excellent care of Paul.
Please join us in remembering Paul and celebrating his life at a Memorial Mass on Saturday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with reception to follow.
Should friends desire, donations in memory of Paul to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent, South, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9 would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250 374-1454.

Fennell, Dorothy (Nell)

Friday, 14 Nov 2008
Fennell, Dorothy (Nell)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy (Nell) Fennell on November 14, 2008.

Nell was born on April 19, 1919 in Worthing, England. At the age of 14 she left school and did an 4 year apprenticeship as an upholsterer. Then the war broke out and she served as a Red Cross Nurse in the Royal Army Medical Corp travelling to many stations throughout Belgium, Germany and England.
In 1948 she had saved enough to come to Canada to visit her sister Mae MacKenzie who lived in Kamloops at the time. During that visit she met Sandy Fennell, and as they say "the rest is history".
Sandy and Nell were married at Shuswap Lake on August 21, 1948. They then took up residence in Chu Chua on the Fennell family farm, where they raised their 6 children.
In 1963 Nell & Sandy purchased the Golf Service Station & Motel in Barriere, where they worked until 1980 when they retired.
Nell is survived by her six children; Mike (Karina) Fennell, Bev (Bill) Fraser, Jack (Leslie) Fennell, Barb (Darryl) Buchanan, Tom (Debra) Fennell, Greg (Debbie) Fennell. Grandchildren; Karin (Dave), Steven, Lindsay (Dan); Lisa (Joe), Lyle; Cory (Tasha), Kathy (Chris), Tyler (Rhonda); Danielle, Sean (Carly), Kipp, Luke; Jennifer (Hugo), Christina (Eric), Caleb, Alora; Shane, Samantha (Ryan), Stefanie (Simon). Great-grandchildren; Brandon, Jeremy, Tristen, Johnny, Richard; Ariel, Isabelle, Mackenzie and Dylan.
Nell was predeceased by her husband Sandy in 1993.
There will be a celebration of Nell's life on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Barriere Senior's Hall.
We would like to thank Dr Claire of the Barriere D & T Centre; Nurses on 5 & 3 South, and Dr. Rollheiser. The wonderful staff of the Marjory Willowby Snowden Hospice. A big "Special Thanks" to Danielle for being in on the meetings etc. with the Doctors.
If people so desire donations can be made on behalf of Nell to the Barriere Seniors Society or the
Marjory Willowby Snowden Hospice.

McIntyre, Edward Lawrence

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008
McIntyre, Edward Lawrence

1946 ~ 2008
Ed is survived by his loving wife Betty, children Chris, Barbara (Mark), Victor (Cathie), brother-in-law Dave and his sisters. He was predeceased by his eldest son Randy, three brothers and one sister.
His greatest joy was time spent with his grandchildren; Thor, Troy, Talaina, Katie, Rachel, Teagan, Stephanie, Chantelle, Breanna, Ashley; and great-grandchild Carter Randy.
He was born in New Westminster. In his youth, he participated in Boy Scouts and Air Cadets. In later years, he was involved with Lions Club and Light Infantry. As a paramedic, he worked in Surrey and Kamloops with long time friends Lyle Gosling and Larry Merchant.
Ed dedicated his life to helping others. He gave home support and care for his father, mother and three brothers.
Ed met his wife Betty while both volunteered with the Pritchard Fire Dept. With their marriage, Ed proved himself to be a very loving, supportive and accepting father to Betty’s four children.
Ed had a way of making people smile. He always had a story to tell. He loved camping, fishing and hunting. He was a published poet and was finishing his first novel. At family gatherings, his gravy was the best.
He was loving, strong and wise. All of these he shared with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed, never forgotten and always loved.
Special thanks to Dr. Vaghi and Dr. Koochin.

Trail, Patricia Margaret Elizabeth

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008
Trail, Patricia Margaret Elizabeth

On the morning of November 12, 2008 the gates of Heaven opened for Patricia Margaret Elizabeth Trail, 68, of Kamloops, B.C. Mom fought a long, difficult and heroic battle and finally found peace surrounded by people who love her.
Pat is predeceased by her loving parents William Kenneth Trail 1993 and Edna Alice Trail (Nixon) 1994. Her beloved Aunt, Isa Nixon 1990, and her cherished son-in-law, Ron Lawson 2008.
As Mom goes off on her journey and gets her wings, she leaves behind her three children, Boni (Ron) Lawson, Shawn Quesnel ( Tracey McOlm), and Tammy Manley. Her syblings Heather (Nolan) Hoffman, Judy (Frank) Malone, Hugh Trail and their families. Her grandaughter Pamela Lawson, her life long friend Sue Nash, and many more friends who enriched her life.
Come join us. Share a story and laugh amongst friends as we celebrate the life of Pat Trail. As a family, we request no flowers please, but rather encourage a donation to The Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home at #72 Whiteshield Cres. Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9
To the staff at The Hospice, thank you so much, you are amazing. Our community is truly blessed to have you and this wonderful home.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday November 29, 2008 at 3pm.
Oak Dale Mobile Home Park
2400 Oakdale Way, off Westsyde Road
at their community hall

Clark, James (Jim) Forbes

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008
Clark, James (Jim) Forbes

1920 ~ 2008
James (Jim) Forbes Clark of Kamloops passed away on November 11, 2008 at 88 years of age. Survived by his loving wife Margaret (Daisy) children Janis Clark of Kamloops, Walter Clark of Victoria, Anne (Francis) Ramunno of Kamloops, grandchildren Tara, Kelsey, David (Carrie) and Haleigh, great grandchildren Maddix, Presley and Sicily.
Predeceased by his mother and father Annie and Walter, brother John, sisters Peggy and Mary and grandson Kyle.
Jim was born in Slamannan Scotland, he travelled the world between 1938 – 1945 while serving in the Royal Navy. He married Margaret (Daisy) Gray in 1947 and they had 2 children Janet and Walter. The family emigrated to Canada in 1957. Their third child Anne was born in 1958. Jim worked for School District #24 for many years. After he retired he enjoyed working in his small garden and often spoke of his “superior tomatoes”.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him
A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 am. on Tuesday November18, 2008 with Cannon Jack Phelps officiating.
Kamloops Funeral Home 554-2577

Rosch, Rob H.

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008
Rosch, Rob H.


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rob H Rosch on November 11, 2008 at the age of 67 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Roxanne Newman, children Allen (Gail) Morgan of Armstrong, BC, Randie (Mona) Rosch of Grand Forks, BC, Londea (Curtis) Riffel and Daren (Tammy) Rosch of Kamloops, BC, Leala McLain of Abbotsford, brothers Al (Bea), Jim (Flora), sisters Pearl Turner and Lorea Tanner as well as 13 grand children and six great grand children, and Jimmy Fleet, Dr. Michael V. James and Tommy Mohr.
Rob was predeceased by both parents, John & Irene Rusch, brother Curtis Tanner, and sister Ruby Wright.
Rob loved “Pick’n & Grinn’n” from gig to gig. Special thanks to the emergency staff at Royal Inland Hospital, Nurse Ellen, Drs. Vukusic and Montgomery, and staff Karen & Myrna at Kamloops Hospice.
No formal service by request. Service to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3 or Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9.
Kamloops Funeral Home (250) 554-2577

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