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Dodding, Joan

Thursday, 24 Feb 2011
Dodding, Joan

Joan Dodding
Passed away suddenly February 24, 2011 at the age of 88.
Born in Hucknall, Nottingham, England in 1922. She worked for the Rolls Royce company, then during WWII she was a WAF working as a wireless operator. During this time she met and married Frank Dodding, then in 1946 as a War Bride, she sailed over on the Queen Mary, traveled by train to Kamloops, then arrived at the Dodding Farm in Lower Nicola.
For many years Frank and Joan worked the farm together, growing a variety of crops and managing horses, cows, pigs, chickens, goats, geese - you name it, they tried it. Joan also cooked many a meal for the farm hands. Her joy was her children and the future additions to her family of three. As her family grew she especially enjoyed the times when everyone descended en masse, either camping at a lake or in the back yard of her home. She loved gardening and the birds that visited her feeders, plus the many pets that took a place in her heart.
Joan was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #14. (50 years) She spent a lot of time volunteering, especially in the making of cancer dressings, which were sent to patients in need. In 1999 she was awarded the ‘Helping Hands’ award in recognition for her tireless work within the organization.
She will be greatly missed and always remembered by the family. Predeceased by her husband, Frank, of 62 years; children Paul (Barbara) Dodding of Kamloops, Pamela (Brian) Evans of Vancouver and Robert (Brenda) Dodding of Houston, BC; grandchildren Jennifer Clarke, Paula Dodding, Dayna Dodding, Alexander Evans, Angela Evans, Bryan Dodding and Steffany Dodding; great-grandchildren Morgan & Mason Clarke, Dakota & Madison Dodding-Scherrer, Evannah & Karston Dodding. In England her brother Bill (Pat) Hanson, sister Barbara Wright, niece Deborah (John) Rhodes, nephews Charles (Lynn) Hanson, Jonathon Hanson, Timothy Wright, Christopher Wright and numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces.
The Celebration of Life will be held in Merritt at the Trinity United Church Saturday, March 5 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Society of B.C.

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Bogetti, Alice Elene “G.G.”

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011
Bogetti, Alice Elene “G.G.”

1917 – 2011
On February 23, 2011 our Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandma (G.G.) passed away at Ridgeview Lodge at the age of 93 surrounded by her loving family. G.G. was born on March 7, 1917 Paradise Valley, Alberta.
She is survived by her daughter Sheila Smith (Van), grandchildren Kevin Bogetti-Smith (Sirka), Kelly Smith, Katrina Cavaliere (Vince), 5 much adored great-grandchildren Kayla, Madyson and Maison Cavaliere, Finn and Summer Bogetti-Smith, siblings Greta Higham, Ruby Filipig (Joseph), Duncan Campbell (Erica), numerous nieces and nephews, and special and dear friend Ted Belyk.
G.G. was pre-deceased in 1974 by her husband Jack and son Larry, and in 2002 her brother Rudell Campbell.
G.G. loved the outdoors and was at peace when she was fishing, camping and gardening. GG spent many hours playing bridge, board games and cards with family and friends, including her bridge ladies.
She worked for the Hudson Bay Company and volunteered for many years at RIH Auxiliary. She was a past president, and is a lifetime member of Kamloops Central Lady Lions. The family wishes to thank Dr. Paul Yanko, Ponderosa Lodge staff and Dana Levere & her caring staff at Ridgeview Lodge for their support and love of our G.G.
Celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.
Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to the BC Wheelchair Sports Association, 210-3820 Crescent Drive, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2. (
Condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service
telephone 250-374-1454

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McDonald, George James

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011
McDonald, George James

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of George James McDonald on February 23, 2011 at the age of 86.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Gisela, and son, Craig.  He was predeceased by his brother Ronald.  Although born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, George spent much of his life enjoying the wilds of British Columbia and was a long time resident of Kamloops. He had a long and rewarding career as an airman in the Royal Canadian Air Force and retired as Chief Warrant Officer in 1979.  He had a particular love for hunting and fishing in the Squam Bay, BC area, and treasured the enduring friendships that he made there.  He will be deeply missed by many. 
A celebration of George's life will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, BC
telephone 250-374-1454.

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Repka, Frank Norman

Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011
Repka, Frank Norman

Frank Repka
Born in Natal, BC; passed away in Surrey, BC
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear father, brother, grandpa and papa on February 22, 2011.
Frank is survived by his daughter Kathy (Ken) of Cloverdale, son Ed (Karen) of Kamloops, brothers Joe of Sparwood, Corky (Arla) of Whitehorse and sister Emma of Bellevue, AB.
Frank was predeceased by his loving wife Elenore in February, 2010.
Frank was a kind and generous man. He worked hard all his life for his family. Frank’s sense of humour was enjoyed by many. He loved his grandchildren Amanda, Daniel and Travis. He was very proud of them.
Frank’s life was enriched in the last few years as he resided with his daughter and her family in Cloverdale.
You will be forever in our hearts.
We will love you always.
A celebration of life will be held in Burnaby at a later date. Details will follow.
Donations to the Heart & Stroke fund in memory of Frank are greatly appreciated. Heart & Stroke Fund 201-635 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B3 or a charity of your choice.

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Colman, Ernest (Ernie)

Thursday, 17 Feb 2011
Colman, Ernest (Ernie)

June 8, 1922 – February 17, 2011
It is with profound sadness and a deep sense of loss, that we announce the passing of our much loved Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa, Ernie Colman on February 17, 2011.
Predeceased in May 2009 by his loving wife Fran, Ernie is survived by 9 children: June Stevens (Dick), Phyllis Liscumb (Doug), Dianne Barker (Ed), Spencer (MaryEllen), Marilyn Ewert (George), Donna Spelay (Ted), Kevin, Linda Bymoen (Murray), Murray (Renee); 18 grandchildren Becky Stevens (Dave Laing); Scott (Amanda) and Adam Barker , Kirk and Kim Colman; Jordan & Mike Ewert (Sidney Mitchell), Jenna Larson (Rob), Kristi, Ashleigh and Colman Spelay, Jessica and Travis Colman, Nathan, Mitchell and Josh Bymoen, Taylor and Tyson Colman; and 6 great grandchildren: Jaida, Levi, Ruben and Ezra Barker, and Connor & McKenna Laing.
Also survived by his sister Dorothy (Red) Wassick of Nelson, Fran’s brothers and sisters, Josephine & George Mathieu, Graham and Diana McMullin, Merv & Elma McMullin, many nieces and nephews and a world of friends.
Ernie was predeceased by his sisters Sybil Stephenson and Joyce Gardiner and by his younger brother Dennis.
Ernie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 8, 1922 and moved with his family to Nelson as a young man. Following service as a navigator in WW II, Ernie obtained a Bachelor of Physical Education from UBC. He married Fran in 1947 and began his teaching career in Salmo. In 1955 the family moved to Riondel where Ernie was principal of JA Cochran School until 1966. For 16 years, Ernie was Director of Instruction of the North Thompson School District. He formally retired from his education profession in l982 and began his next career as a volunteer in the sports community in Kamloops. Dad’s volunteer service spanned over 25 years and included positions as President of the Kamloops & District Ladies’ Softball Association, President of the Kamloops Track & Field Club, President of the Kamloops Golf Club and the Kamloops Curling Club Seniors’ League; and as a member of the Kamloops Sports Council. Ernie was recognized by the Kamloops Sports Council as Sports Person of the Year in 1986 and during the 1988 Olympic Torch relay was acknowledged as a consummate community sports volunteer. In 1993 Ernie was honored and humbled to be inducted into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder. That same year he received a City of Kamloops Centennial medal for volunteerism. He received a Life Membership in the Kamloops Seniors’ Curling League in 2001. The ‘organization’ of sports brought great satisfaction to Dad and resulted in a huge network of friends for Dad and Mom through these volunteer activities.
Ernie persevered through 46 years of heart disease. For many years he volunteered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation organizing their curl-a-thon fundraising bonspiel. Ernie continued to golf and curl until 2 years ago when he began the battle with Alzheimers disease. We are comforted to know that he is now free from that debilitating illness.
He will forever be remembered by his family as a loving, caring Dad who was always there when you needed him and who displayed an incredible willingness to help others and to persevere against the health issues that challenged him.
Ernie will be remembered by his many friends for the warmth with which he and Fran welcomed people into their home and into their lives.
A celebration of Ernie’s life will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 1PM in the Sahara Room at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour Street, Kamloops.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC and Yukon Heart & Stoke Association or your charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454

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Hoffman, Raymond Lewis

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011
Hoffman, Raymond Lewis

Feb. 15th, 1938 – Feb. 15th, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Lewis Hoffman on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s, at the age of 73 years.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Dorothy, daughters Jo-Ann (Peter) Giesbrecht of Perdue, Sask. and Deborah (Gene) Kozowy of Kamloops, BC, as well as grandchildren Matthew and Raymond.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Gordon, Allan and Neil.
Ray was a devoted husband, wonderful Dad and a “cool Grandpa”. Matthew and Raymond looked upon him more as a Dad than a grandfather. He instilled his love for Jehovah in his daughters and grandsons. He drove logging trucks since he was 15 years old and never lost his love for driving. He spent many enjoyable hours with his son in-law Gene, just “shooting the breeze”. He will be missed by all.
 “Dad, you will always be our hero.”
 Special thanks to Dr. Mosewich and Dr. Kruger, the caregivers at Hospice and Homecare givers, as well as to Ray and Dorothy’s neighbours, the Hayners, Tooveys and Whites, and especially to all in our congregation who came to visit us and gave us support and encouragement. There will be no formal service by request.
Condolences may be emailed to the family from
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

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Hartt, Donald Raymond

Monday, 14 Feb 2011

Donald Raymond Hartt
October 2, 1940 – February 14, 2011

It is with great sadness in our hearts, that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad and grandpa; Donald Raymond Hartt on Valentine’s Day, 2011.
At Don’s request, there will be no service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to: Rick & Elaine Berry In Trust for Mitchell Harlock and family at the North Shore Royal Bank of Canada or the charity of your choice.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Sean Gorman and the entire staff of the RIH ICU with an extra special thanks to Mel.
Condolences can be e-mailed to the family at

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to
Personal Alternative Funeral Services.

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Tron, Peter Laurence

Monday, 14 Feb 2011
Tron, Peter Laurence

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of “The King of Paul Lake”, “Big Pete”, “The Most Interesting Man in the World”. Beautiful, sweet, and loving dad of Jackie, Rama, and Sharon. Second father to Jason. Cherished grandad to Jackson, Griffin, and Ocean. Former spouse of Janis. Beloved brother to Beverly (William) and Patricia (Don). Uncle to Pam, Susan, Kathy, Barb, Bill Jr., Dale Wayne, Cheryl, Steven, and Paul. Co-master of Sage. Lover to a very special few. Friend to all.
Peter had very special connections to Pembroke, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Kamloops. He was a fierce competitor in all sports....including the game of “life”. He held a special place in his heart for The Hamilton Red Wings, The Ottawa Teacher’s College, The University of Guelph, The Cutten Club, Wilfrid Laurier University, The University of the College of the Cariboo (TRU), PASBC, Jani-King, the community of Paul Lake, The Kamloops Curling Club, and golf courses around the world. Peter was a deeply spiritual man who had a profound relationship with God.
Peter had a most generous, joyous, and loving heart, and it is symbolic that his heart failed him on Valentine’s Day - Monday February 14th, 2011, at the age of 67 years old, at his home in Paul Lake, BC. He has now joined his loving parents, Joseph Laurence Tron, and Mary Thyrza Tron (nee: Nichol) in a higher place.
A “celebration” of Peter’s life will be held on Saturday February 26th, at Harper Mountain Ski Lodge (Kamloops, B.C.) from 5:00 - 8:00pm. A light supper will be served. Please bring your favourite photograph, song, and/or memory to share.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Peter’s honour to “The University of Guelph Women’s Hockey Team” where he was an inspirational coach.
For those unable to attend Peter’s memorial, there will be a “Peter Party” at Paul Lake this summer. (Details to be announced.)
Paul Lake was Peter’s “special place” where he felt, and we believe he will continue to feel, his ultimate peace.
The family would like to thank all of Peter’s friends for their love and support during our grieving. We would like to especially thank Doug, Francine, Ken, Gail, Maria, and Nancy.
If you wish to send a message to the family, or wish to be notified of the summer event, please contact:
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454

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Hoskins, Jeanette (Jan) Mae

Friday, 11 Feb 2011
Hoskins, Jeanette (Jan) Mae

Jan Hoskins

Jeanette (Jan) Mae Hoskins, born February 8, 1937 in Edmonton, AB, the youngest of five children, passed away three days after her 74th birthday, in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC.
Predeceased by her oldest sister Margaret (Rita) Thompson, nephew Robert (Rob) Lamb and step-son Thomas (Tommy) Hoskins.
Survived by her husband James (Jim), daughter Deborah (Ken) Bird, step-son Rodney (Erin) Hoskins, step-daughter Shelley (Merlin) Wick and daughter-in-law Diane Hoskins, sisters Norma (Chris) Main, Christine Lamb, brother Don (Donna) Laughton, three nieces, two nephews, nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, brothers-in-law Gary (Flo) Hoskins, Warren (Vivian) Hoskins, sister-in-law Amy Marshall as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
She was active in the F.O. Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #3453 for over 37 years, various social clubs from Kamloops, Chase, Sorrento and the surrounding area for a number of years, most recently the Sorrento Women’s Institute, Meals on Wheels, OAPO Hall and St. Mary’s Church.
Thank you to Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC Ambulance and Bastion Place, Salmon Arm.
Memorial Service to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the BC SPCA or Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
A memorial will be held for Jan Hoskins on April 23 at 11:30 am at St. Mary’s Church, Sorrento, BC
Arrangements entrusted to
Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129
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Murray, Ahne Louise Rich

Friday, 11 Feb 2011
Murray, Ahne Louise Rich

August 7, 1956 in Williams Lake – Feb 11, 2011.
It is with utter shock, regret and sadness that we announce our ray of sunshine, AHNE,
left us unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep on Friday February 11, 2011.
She is survived by her soul mate and adoring husband Robert Murray, affectionate and devoted son, Nigel Blackhall (Renae), loving parents June (Norm) Cridland, Fred (Caryn) Rich, sisters Iris (Carl) Rich, Sage Rich, Trina (Bob) Cross, brother Darral Rich, in-laws, Tom (Doreen) Murray, sister-in-law Shirley-Ann (Brent) Wolfe, brother-in-law Don McQuay, Nigel’s father Charles Blackhall (Kerry) and step-sister Deki, Uncle Ken Blackhall (Penny)-Aubrey, Julian. Nieces - Codie (Brad) McQuay, Randie Cross, nephews - Colter McQuay, Mason Cross, Jason (Aki)- Hanako, Kaisei, Logan- Joseph, Sydney. Adopted mother to – Austin, Aaron, Peter, Mike, Davis, Cory, Dave, Morgan, Russ, Amy, Erin.
Predeceased by infant brother Robert Rich and infant nephew Chanse McQuay.
Ahne was a vibrant, powerful human being and a most amazing, beautiful woman, mother, wife, sister and auntie. She had lived her dream with her son Nigel and over the past 2 months, in Nicaragua on the land they had bought, she personally designed and built her red brick path, now named Ahne’s Path see at
Robert was the love of her life. They were each other’s rock and engaged life to the fullest, travelling to Hawaii and Mexico. Ahne loved the wind blowing through her hair and the sun on her face. They boated, rode Harleys, and snowmobiled. Bob took care of his princess, building her a castle overlooking Shuswap Lake.
Ahne was adventuresome experiencing many professions over her lifetime within the hospitality industry from Key West, Victoria and the Shuswap. As a gourmet chef/caterer she operated the Okanagan University cafeteria in Salmon Arm for 5 years. She was the “Hostess with the Mostess” always planning events to gather her friends and family together. Ahne was active in the North Shuswap Lions, Community Hall and many sports teams.
Ahne was a multi-talented artist, actress, dancer and gardener. She engaged in the crafts of silversmithing, floral design; export/importing from Mexico and South-east Asia. The great outdoors and travel were her passion loving the sun, the heat, the animals and all that nature provided.
As a feisty soul whose tender spirit touched all she met. She fought a long battle with health issues and her courage and fortitude gave her strength to fight the challenges set before her. Ahne was an inspiration to many. She came into this world to live it out loud. Her style was gregarious but her own. She was a Lioness Mother! Raising her wonderful son, Nigel, was joy of her life. She always had extra love to look after all the stray “cubs” he brought home. Ahne gave life to any party with her infectious smile and humorous comments. Her heart belonged to many; generous, kind, understanding, wise – she was there for all of us.
She was a “KOOK” but she was our “KOOK”.
A celebration of her life will be Ahne’s Farewell Social to be held March 19, 2011, the first days of spring,
at the Celista Community Hall from 2 till .....
In honour of Ahne’s spirit, costumes are invited. If you have photos, please bring them for Ahne’s album
“I will always be ..... as long as someone thinks of me”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund to build Ahne’s School Library in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua, at HSBC # 460 397168 203 – or cheques, c/o Iris Rich.
Condolences may be expressed at Cremation arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454

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