Nagurski, Edward Roy

Monday, 24 Nov 2008
Nagurski, Edward Roy

Edward Roy Nagurski
September 26, 1923 – November 24, 2008

We are saddened to announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, Edward Roy Nagurski of Kamloops following a brief stay at hospice.
Ed was born on September 23 in Bird’s Hill (Winnipeg), beloved husband of Halia (married August 22, 1942), father to Christopher David (Kit & Trudy), Charlette Susan (Roger Allan) and Timothy Edward (Patrick Gerard), and sister Mildred Irene Taylor. After a long and distinguished career of 45 years with the Canadian National Railway, Ed retired in 1989, enjoying travel throughout North America and abroad including an avid interest in Reno and Las Vegas.
Past interests include the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Moose Lodge and Edward was a fraternal brother in the Masonic Temple.
As requested, a simple service of committal will be held on Wednesday, November 26 for immediate family to be followed by a celebration of Ed’s life at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Edward’s family would like to thank Dr. Paul Yanko and the wonderful staff at the Snowden Hospice.
In memory of Edward and in lieu of flowers donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Edward’s name would be greatly appreciated, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9. Thank you.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.

Hurley, Robert Edwin

Saturday, 22 Nov 2008
Hurley, Robert Edwin

February 21, 1927 – November 22, 2008
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Robert Hurley of Kamloops, following a valiant effort to recover from heart surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Robert was a member of a pioneer Lillooet family, son of Thomas and Ruth Hurley. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Thomas and Charles and sister Joan.
Survived by his loving family, wife Helen, his daughter Norma Jean (Shane) Kennedy of Medicine Hat, Alberta, his sons Robert (Laura Lee) of Chilliwack and Glenn (Liz) of Coquitlam; his seven grandchildren Cyndee, Carryn, Coralee, Nicholas, Makayla, Thomas and Nicole; four great grandchildren Darrien, Ashley, Chanelle and his name sake Michael Robert and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A trucking contractor for over 40 years, he was well known throughout the trucking industry, logging millions of miles over the old Cariboo Highway and other interior routes. A member of the Pre-65 Drivers Association, he loved to go to the reunions and relive the “good old days” where every mile was driven again.
Robert had a great love for the outdoors, an avid fisherman and a skilled hunter. He had many award winning trophies to his credit. In later years his interests turned to taking pictures of wildlife throughout the Cariboo, winning several awards from the Kamloops Wildlife Federation. Robert had a great passion for mining, staking claims in many parts of B.C. hoping to follow his Nova Scotian grandfather Dan Hurley’s footsteps and find the next Bralorne Gold Mine. Nary a rock could he pass without turning it over to check the colours. A calling always brought him back to Lillooet where he enjoyed gold panning, hiking the hills and visiting with family and friends.
Best of All He Loved the Fall
The Leaves Yellow on the Cottonwoods
Leaves Floating in the Trout Stream
And Above the Hills
The High Blue Windless Skies
….Now He Will Be Part of Them Forever
-Ernest Hemingway
As requested, a Graveside Service will be held in the Lillooet Cemetery, Lillooet, B.C. on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. with Father Robert Haggerty of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church officiating.
Should friends desire, donations to the BC Children’s Hospital Cardiac Unit or the Kamloops Wildlife Federation in memory of Robert would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.


Thursday, 20 Nov 2008

On November 20th, 2008 Harry Oscar Dinsdale passed away unexpectedly in Kamloops at the age of 76 years.
Harry is survived by his loving wife Anne of fifty two years, his two sons Darrell (Debra) and Tom (Joy). Also left to cherish his memory are his five grandchildren, Christopher, Cameron, Cole, Darren and Brie. He is also survived by his sisters Edith (Chuck) and Molly (Ron).
He was predeceased by his sister Marg (Arthur) and his parents Lil and Oscar.
Harry was born August 8th, 1932 in Vancouver, B.C. He grew up in North Burnaby. Harry was a lifelong railroader with the CPR, and retired in Kamloops in 1991, after 37 years of service. Following his retirement, Harry and Anne volunteered their time with the Kamloops Wildlife Park Railroad Society.
Harry was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing the local lakes with his buddies. He particularly enjoyed the times spent at the family cabin on Eagan Lake. It was there he watched his beloved grandchildren take their first steps, learn to waterski, taught them to fish, explore nature and play family games. When he wanted some solitude you could find him chopping wood and making sure the woodpile was constructed to his exacting specifications. Harry treasured the many ‘lake friends’ that they met over the years, with whom he experienced a taste of the ranching lifestyle.
A self-taught woodworker (he has the scars to prove it), he could often be found in his shop using heirloom machinery and recycled wood to make beautiful projects. From carved duck decoys, salad bowls, toys for the grandchildren and coat racks, there was little that Harry couldn’t build when he set his mind to it.
Harry will always be remembered for his great sense of humour. He was born with a twinkle in his eye and loved to joke around. Harry loved children, and always had time for them. He was a fixture at all of his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities and took tremendous pride in their accomplishments.
A long time Kamloops Blazer fan and Booster Club member, they often adjusted their travel schedule to make sure they wouldn’t miss a game. Harry expanded his cultural horizons during his retirement, and found great enjoyment in theatre, jazz and many travel experiences.
If you needed a laugh, a mint to cheer you up, a helping hand or someone to play a rousing game of almost anything, Harry was someone you could count on. He will be missed a whole bunch, but we have been blessed with countless great memories that will live on in our hearts and minds.
A celebration of Harry’s life will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at The Baptist Church on 1975 Summit Drive.
Special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses in ICU at Royal Inland Hospital.
On-line condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry’s memory can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation (, or to a charity of your choice.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

Trimble, Larry Everett

Thursday, 20 Nov 2008
Trimble, Larry Everett

Larry is survived by his “SIS” Mary Hoard, his nephews: Greg Fulmer, Kelly (Judy) Fulmer, nieces: Dawn Fulmer, Kathy (Kane) Desmond, and numerous great nieces and nephews. He leaves a large community of friends to cherish his memory, many of whom he met at the “Y”. In particular his best friend Roxanne Flack who fondly remembers their first meeting as strangers on the street that ultimately led to a long friendship that meant the world to them both.
He was predeceased by his brothers: Colin and Uncle Lou, his niece Susan, and his great nephews: Sean, Toby and Marty.
Larry will be remembered as the absolute best brother, uncle and friend that anyone could have. We were blessed to have him in our lives and will continue to be blessed with the wonderful memories he has given us.
If this life is about giving, then Larry lived it very well; his entire life was based on making others happy. Even his love of shopping was about giving it all away. A visit to Larry’s home always meant leaving with bags of goodies, he would be insulted if you left empty-handed. His sense of humor was surpassed only by his generosity; Larry’s kindness and uniqueness were so special that he was loved by all that knew him.
While in the hospital, Larry continually praised the nurses of R.I.H. 3 West, up to and including the day he passed, he said that he didn’t know how he would have managed without them. Our family wish to express our appreciation and gratitude to all of the nurses at 3 West for making Larry’s last few months of his life more bearable.
At Larry’s request there will be no service. A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held on Sunday, December 7th at #410 - 712 Sahali Terrace from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (building Emerald Terrace)
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services. (250) 554-2324

Kelm , Jessica Leigh

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008
Kelm , Jessica Leigh


On November 19, 2008 Jessica Leigh Kelm passed away suddenly in Kamloops at the age of 26 years. She is survived by her loving husband Chris, her daughter Jazzmyn and her two sons Jayden and Jaxson all of Kamloops. Also left to cherish her memory are her brother Darren of Calgary, Alberta, her parents Bob and Averil Kelm of Kamloops, grandparents Jean and Albert Johnstone of Grand Forks, B.C., grandmother Johanna Kelm of Vancouver, Uncle Gary of Vancouver and Aunt Connie and Uncle Ewald of Westbank, B.C. and family, sister in law Crystal, brother in law Joe and the girls of Kamloops. Jessica will also be missed by many friends and extended family.
Those wishing to pay their respects by viewing may do so on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 from 11:00 to 12:00, followed by the Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Reverend Brian Krushel officiating.
On-line condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements entrusted to Schoening
Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street,
telephone 250 – 374 – 1454.

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.

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

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.

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.

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