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GALICS, GEORGE

Sunday, 27 Jan 2013
GALICS, GEORGE

GEORGE GALICS
1934-2013
On January 27, 2013 George left us to re-join his wife, Ruth and daughter Sylvia in the kingdom of Heaven, after he passed away peacefully in the care of family and friends.
George was born in Dombrad, Hungary on February 24, 1934. He came to Canada in 1956 where he worked and retired from Balco Industries (Tolko). In 1966 he met the love of his life, Ruth. He instantly became a father to Jim Babcock, Loretta Buckingham, Linda Faust, and Margaret Dennison. Shortly to follow came his three children, Sylvia Martin, Barbara Fedora and Michael Galics. He will be joyfully remembered by 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
George's passions were many, whether it be playing a good game of Bingo, working in his garden, fishing, dancing, spending time entertaining with family/friends and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play a good game of soccer!
Prayers will be held Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Following the service, George will be laid to rest at Hillside cemetary.
Donations in George`s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Special thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses in ICU, 6th South and North for the care and support of our father.

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Krenke, Alfred “Fred” Carl

Saturday, 26 Jan 2013
Krenke, Alfred “Fred” Carl

Alfred “Fred” Carl Krenke
1922 - 2013
On January 26th, 2013, Mr. Fred Krenke of Kamloops, B.C. passed away at the age of 91 years.
He is survived by his nephews George H. Slack, Robert Andrews and Gunnar Slack of Kamloops, Thom Collier of Lillooet and niece Valery Langford of Vancouver. Fred also leaves to cherish his memory numerous great nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by his long-time friend, Florence Dan. Fred was born in Kamloops in 1922, lived at Trapp Lake, then later, after the passing his father, ran their ranch at Long Lake. After moving to Kamloops in 1949, Fred worked as a sawyer throughout B.C. until his retirement. Fred was reknowned as a very strong man, able to lift a horse by it’s front legs. He enjoyed hunting and visiting the casinos, often travelling to Reno with his sister and brother-in-law.
Pastor Don Maione will conduct the service at the Schoening Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4th, 2013. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
The family wishes to express appreciation to Dr. Zsigmond for his many years of care; to the ambulance staff that attended Uncle Fred on transport to Royal Inland Hospital, and for care prior to admission; to the staff on 7 North and 5 South; to the staff at Ponderosa Lodge; to Dr Rollheiser and to Dr. Eccleston for their compassionate care of both the patient and the family. Their kindness will always be remembered.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoeningfuneralservice.com.

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Pochay, Joyce

Saturday, 26 Jan 2013
Pochay, Joyce

Joyce Pochay
November 10, 1910 – January 26, 2013
On January 26, 2013 Joyce Pochay passed away at the age of 102.
Joyce was predeceased by her mother, sister, brother and beloved husband Nick.
Left to cherish her memories are daughters, Patricia Johnston and Dorothy Osaduik. Sons, Barry (Jesse) Pochay and Danny (Evelyn) Pochay. Numerous grand children, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Born in Kent England, Joyce came to Sioux Lookout Ontario as a young girl. In 1946 Joyce with husband Nick and four children left Timmins Ont. for Wells B.C. in a Model “A” Ford. In 1949 the family moved to the West Kootenay and in l954 moved to Kamloops.
Joyce enjoyed her home and yard in Valleyview. She enjoyed playing golf at the Kamloops Golf Club with the senior ladies group. A serious operation in 2009 ended her independent living at the Shores. She has been a resident at Park Place Seniors Living for the past four years. Mom had a special bond with her caregiver Cherry, however we want to give a special thank you to all the staff at Pine Grove for their care and compassion during Joyce’s stay.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013, at 11:00 am in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Friends and family are invited back for refreshments at 1942 Cardinal Drive following the grave side service.
No Flowers please. If so desired donations in Joyce’s name may be made to the Pine Grove Seniors Society at 313 McGowan Ave.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
250-554-2577
Condolences may be emailed to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Rostron, Arlene Sharron

Friday, 25 Jan 2013
Rostron, Arlene Sharron

Arlene Sharron (Coutts) Rostron passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 in Kamloops, BC. She is survived by her children Janine McCurdy (Noel) of Calgary, and Ben Rostron (Catherine) of Edmonton, and grandchildren Nicole McCurdy, and Sarah and Alex Rostron, dear companion Kenneth Price of Dublin, California, nieces Gaylene Burkett (Tom), Jill Stangeland (Layne), Trisha Ledinski, Leanne Stote, former husband John Rostron (Linda), and cousin Larry Maloski. She is predeceased by her sister Lillian Price and brother Wally Coutts. Arlene was born July 2, 1940 in Regina, and was raised in Burnaby, BC. She moved with her family to Calgary, and later to Toronto, and then settled in Kamloops in 1992. Arlene took an active part in the community and organized events such as the Canada Summer Games and various national and international curling bonspiels. She was passionate about travel (including Africa and China), and in recent years she cruised with Ken to destinations such as Hawaii, Costa Rica, Panama, and Alaska. She was extraordinarily multi-talented and interesting, with many hobbies and many dear friends. Arlene loved animals, especially her cats. She was a crafter and cook, enjoyed lawn bowling and curling, undertook genealogical research on the Rostron and Coutts families, and knew the words to lots of songs. Arlene will be missed very much.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. James Howie, and Heather, for all of their help in the past months.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Arlene will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 1 pm until 3 pm in the Tea Room at Schoening Funeral Services,
513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC.

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Nicholas, Charles (Chuck)

Thursday, 24 Jan 2013
Nicholas, Charles (Chuck)

NICHOLAS
Charles (Chuck) Nicholas born April 14, 1928 passed away January 24, 2013.
Chuck had a very fulfilling life doing a variety of things. From being raised on a dairy farm, to working at Associated Screen News in the movie industry, joining the RCAF, working at CPR, a firefighter and his favorite job - long haul trucking. He also worked on the construction of the Mica Dam and the Coquihalla Highway.
He had many and varied hobbies from hunting and fishing to woodworking, leatherworking, gardening, gunsmithing, photography and the great talent of being able to fix and maintain anything electrical.
Chuck is survived by Kerry, his loving wife of 42 years and their children Nanci (Darren) & Adam (Tiffany) and his children Shirley (Ted), Tony (Deb), Georgia (Bruno), Lincoln (Maureen), Mary, Margi, Michelle (Frank), Danielle, and 23 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Chuck is predeceased by his children Sharron and Joe Nicholas and his ex-wife Zora.
We would like to thank all the staff at Overlander Extended Care Hospital for all the excellent care given to Chuck as well as their kindness and support.
As per Chuck’s request, there will be no service.
Should friends desire, donations in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Society, Box 277, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K6 would be appreciated.
Cremation entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454.

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Blackwell, Josephine

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013
Blackwell, Josephine

Josephine (“Jo”) Blackwell, nee Headley
Jo Blackwell, nee Headley, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 23rd at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops. She was 92.
Jo was born in Belfast, N. Ireland in 1920, the eldest of three beautiful sisters. She married her husband Frank in Belfast in 1942 and moved to England after the war. She and Frank lived in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and returned to Belfast before immigrating to Canada in 1972 to be with her daughter Valerie. Frank sadly predeceased his wife in 1993 after 51 years of a wonderful marriage.
Jo was devoted to her church and loved knitting and making elaborate and warm Aran sweaters for her family and friends. She was an avid reader of novels of all kinds but particularly enjoyed mysteries and she loved to play cards with her friends Allan and Ellen (Ethel). Jo was loved for her cooking and we all looked forward to her Christmas Trifle. Her main love in life was her family. She treasured time with her daughter Valerie, her Grandchildren, and her Great Grandchildren, and cherished all family gatherings.
Jo is predeceased by her husband Frank and her Sister Winifred.
Left to remember this tender and graceful lady are her daughter Valerie and son-in-law Doug Takahashi, her Grandson David and his wife Coco and their son Rian, her Granddaughter Joanne and her husband Rod Branch and their son Baxter and Jo’s step Great Grandchildren Monica, Emily, Jacob, and Benjamin Branch, all of Kamloops. Her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren were the pride of her life and filled her with joy and merriment.
Very dear to Jo is her beloved sister Muriel, her brother-in-law Ernie, and her two nephews Colin and his wife Karena, of N. Ireland, Peter and his wife Dee and their daughter Molly of Ireland, and her niece Donna in England and her two daughters Tanya and Katrina. She also leaves behind her extended family Ed Takahashi (now deceased) and his wife Meri and their sons Edward, Sydney, and Roger and their families were all a loving part of Jo’s life as were her dearest friends Pam Mercier, and Allen and Ethel Middleton and their children and families who loved their “Aunty Jo”.
There are many people whose lives Jo has touched over the years and she nourished our lives with laughter and joy. We will hold dear the memories of her love, kindness and smiling Irish eyes.
We love you Mum, Grandma, and GG and you will remain in our hearts forever.
Friends wishing to pay respects to Jo may do so on Tuesday, January 29th between 9:30 and 10:30 am at Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops. Following this will be a private family graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Kamloops United Church, 387 4th Ave, Kamloops.

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Phelps, Margaret

Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013
Phelps, Margaret

Margaret Phelps
1925-2013
Graciously she lived life, and gracefully she passed away on January 22, 2013. A life well lived.
Born in Melfort Saskatchewan April 13, 1925 Margaret Nelly May Hawley married Herbert Phelps in Topeka, Kansas September 21, 1946. He predeceased her in 2006. Left behind to cherish her memory are sons and families Starford (Karen), Ross (Darlene), Kim (Karen), Kevin (Linda), Trevor (Sharon) and numerous grandchildren and great-grand children.
Mom had a full and happy lifetime contending with a house full of men and boys, and her fondest reminisces were all of family.
Special thanks to the friendship and care provided by the staff at Pine Grove Care Center, and the compassion and care from Dr. A. Wynne and the nurses and doctors at Royal Inland Hospital Emergency department.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 285 Fortune Drive in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Hillside cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home: 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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ALLIN, STELLA

Sunday, 20 Jan 2013
ALLIN, STELLA

STELLA ALLIN 1914-2013

Stella Allin of Kamloops, BC, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 98 years of age. Stella is survived by her three daughters, Rita Jones, Marion (Vic) Bradford, and Elaine (Bill) Wilson, all of Kamloops, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Stella is predeceased by her husband, John Allin (1991), daughter Joyce Allin (1985), son Everett Allin (1995), and brother Everett Keating (1996).
Stella was born in Silver Creek, Manitoba on March 28, 1914. Stella and John farmed in Grandview, Manitoba and later moved to Knutsford, BC where they owned and operated the Knutsford store for many years before retiring in Kamloops BC.
We would like to express our gratitude to the doctor and the wonderful staff at the Pine Grove Care Centre. Their kindness and generosity is was exceptional.
The Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 25, 2013 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Maione officiating. Following the service, Stella will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.
Donations in Stella’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home.
250-554-2577
Condolences may be emailed to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Deirdre, Bartlett

Sunday, 20 Jan 2013
Deirdre, Bartlett

BARTLETT, Deirdre Jane
January 6, 1951 - January 20, 2013

It is with great sadness and a profound feeling of loss that we announce the passing of Deirdre Bartlett on January 20, 2013.
Deirdre leaves her husband Jim in Kamloops, her mother Nancy Chisholm in Qualicum Beach, her sister Tia (Gary) Otte in Coquitlam, her son Andrew (Brittany) in Kamloops, her son David (Ruth) in Victoria and her granddaughter Ava in Kamloops.
Deirdre was born in Winnipeg and moved as a young girl with her family to British Columbia. She attended the University of Victoria where she met Jim, her husband of nearly 40 years. Since graduating together in 1973, Jim and Deirdre lived and worked in Smithers, Prince George, Terrace and Victoria before moving to Kamloops in 1979. Deirdre had a passion for helping others and spent her working years serving as a probation officer and a social worker.
Retired for the past few years, Deirdre involved herself in volunteer work in the community and made many more friends during that time. Deirdre will always be remembered as a cheerful and loyal friend, always showing good humour and a love of life as she cared for others. She was a selfless and giving person whose memory will be forever cherished by her family.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Reinholt, (Ray) Hank

Sunday, 20 Jan 2013
Reinholt, (Ray) Hank

REINHOLT (RAY) HANK
May 31, 1938 - January 20, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Ray Hank, aged 74 years.
Lovingly remembered by daughter Roxanne (Scott) and son Darren (Bonnie), grandchildren Cole & Khassidy Hank, step grandchildren Taylor Kerr and Tanner Kerr. Brothers Dan (June) and Erwin, sisters Ruth (Roy) and Evelyn (Mike), also dear friends Norman and Diana Kopec, and many relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his loving wife Shirley, sister Ida (Roy) brother Charlie (Bernice).
Ray was born in Bluffton, AB. He married Shirley Anderson in Edmonton on Dec. 10, 1960. In 1966 the family moved to Kamloops where Ray & Shirley owned and operated Cash & Carry corner store on St. Paul Street. In 1968 they moved to Paul Lake where they lived for 40 years.
In 1971, Ray & Shirley founded the family business; N & H Contracting.
Ray was active in many clubs – Elks Lodge, Rotary, & the Masonic Temple (Shriners). He had an outgoing and generous nature. His smile could light up a room. Ray’s hearty laugh & the twinkle in his eyes made everyone feel good.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of Ridgeview Lodge for their outstanding care.
Alzheimer Disease took our amazing father from us. Should friends desire, donations to The B.C. Alzheimer Society would be kindly appreciated. The family will have a Celebration of life in the spring of 2013 when Ray & Shirley are interred together at Hillside Cemetery.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre. 250-554-2429

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