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Galics, Ruth Margery

Friday, 20 Apr 2012
Galics, Ruth Margery

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ruth Margery Galics on Friday, April 20, 2012.
Ruth is survived by George, her loving husband of 46 years, as well as her children, Jim Babcock, Loretta Buckingham, Linda Faust, Margaret Dennison, Barbara Fedora, and Michael Galics. She is also survived by brothers, Bill Sworts, and Herb Sworts, and sister, Louise Rozeck, fourteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and extended family.
She was predeceased by first husband Ed Babcock, daughter Sylvia Martin, parents Amy and Bill Sworts.
Ruth worked 43 years as a nurse in Kamloops at Royal Inland Hospital, Tranquille and numerous group homes. Mom was active with Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and she was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for 56 years.
It gave mom great joy to spend time with her Sisters in the League at Conventions and meetings throughout the Kamloops Diocese.
She will be missed deeply by all who knew her!
Prayers will be recited at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Friday April 27, at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday April 28 at 11:00 a.m. Interment and a reception to follow.
Friends wishing to honour her memory may do so by donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V7.
Condolences may be expressed at
Service arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454

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Little, Sarah Mary

Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
Little, Sarah Mary

Sarah Mary Little (née: Spacil, née McAleese) died on April 19, 2012 Survived by her daughters Joey (Lance/Bart) McHenry, Carol Spacil, brother Edward McAleese, sisters Ann Raboud, Sister Mary McAleese and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Edward McAleese and Katherine McMullen, ex-husband Carl Spacil, sister Eileen Morrow, brothers Archie, Pat, John and Daniel McAleese.
Sarah worked at Tranquille School, Ponderosa Lodge and was a Matron with Greater Edmonton Housing Foundation. Sarah also enjoyed crafts, gardening and Bingo!
A special thank you to the Staff at RIH ER/6 South and Hospice.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Society.
Arrangements entrusted to
Personal Alternative Funeral Services 250-554-2324

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Maki, Grace

Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
Maki, Grace

Grace Maki
June 28, 1924 – April 19, 2012
Mom’s journey ended on April 19, 2012 after a brave battle with cancer.
She will be remembered for her strong independent nature, preschool teaching, her quick stride, her smiles and help at the thrift shop. She loved reading and in her later years, audio books, dancing, the outdoors, swimming, time spent at the cabin, travelling, her many friends, and time with family.
She is survived by her 2 loving sons, Neil (Rhona) and Eric (Bonnie), 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. She was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1981 and grandson Terry in 2009.
Thanks to all those that made Mom’s life special.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Caribou Manor for their excellent care and Kamloops Hospice House staff for making her journey’s end easier.
A celebration of her life will be held on 5 May 2012 at 11:00am at the St Paul’s Anglican Church 360 Nicola Street Kamloops with Rev. LeAnn Blackert officiating.
St. Paul’s is a scent free environment.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kamloops Hospice House in Grace’s memory.

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Mills, Marius Henry

Monday, 16 Apr 2012
Mills, Marius Henry

“ Henry “
Born and raised a true cowboy
Marius Henry Mills
December 8, 1924 - April 16, 2012
Henry was a genuine ranchman and cowboy, his life was filled with many adventures. He was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army where he was awarded a silver star, and released from the Army May of 1946. He then married his wife of 65 years, Maxine Waterman Mills. Together they ran a Cattle Ranch, Farm, Lounge and Restaurant and a Stock Contracting business. In 1984 they moved to Canada and ran a trail riding business (Erin Valley Riding Stables) until they retired. He is known as a hard worker and someone who truly loved cattle and horses. In the midst of all this they raised six beautiful children, Gloria Fasselin (George), Henry Jr. Mills (Paula), Barry Mills (Toni) Doreen McCourt (Clyde), Doug Mills (Lynette), and Mike Mills (Vicki).
He is survived by his wife, his children, sister Lola Baldwin, 18 grandkids, 26 great-grandkids and one great-great-grandchild.
A celebration for Henry will be held
Friday April 20, 2012 11:00 am at Erin Valley Riding Stable
8825 Barnhartvale Road, Kamloops.

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Wiebe, Agatha

Monday, 16 Apr 2012
Wiebe, Agatha

With sadness, the family of Agatha Wiebe announces her passing on April 16, 2012 at the Marjorie Snowden Hospice, in Kamloops BC.
Agatha was born on the family farm in Hague, Saskatchewan on July 18, 1928. She leaves her loving husband John and daughters Alice (Wayne), Lydia (Len), Shirley (Kevin), Joan (Laurie), 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Agatha grew up on the family farm in Hague, SK, and was employed at the Rosthern SK hospital. In 1953 she met John Wiebe at a Rosthern youth gathering; later that evening, Agatha permitted John to give her a ride home in his 1941 Chevrolet. In July 1954 John and Agatha were married in Rosthern SK, and they resided there until spring 1955, when they moved to Yarrow, BC. In the fall of 1955 they returned to Rosthern. In July 1956, Alice was born and the family moved to Burns Lake, BC where John was employed at a logging camp; however, in the fall the family returned to Saskatchewan, but settled in Saskatoon. During John and Agatha’s sojourn there, between 1956 and 1964, Lydia, Shirley and Joan were born.
In 1964, the family moved to Langley, BC where they operated a strawberry farm; in 1974 they sold the farm and moved to Mara Lake, BC where they operated the Willow Shores Resort. In 1982 John and Agatha sold the resort and moved to Enderby, BC where John worked at various establishments doing mechanical work. During their time in Enderby, Agatha became a volunteer worker at the local senior’s home, there she delighted in helping and entertaining the seniors; in fact, she received recognition and commendation from a Rosthern SK newspaper for her work with the seniors in Enderby.
In 2007 John and Agatha moved to Kamloops, BC to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
John and the family remember Agatha as a loving mother, someone with a ‘big’ green thumb who could always make plants grow and thrive; her home was always full of beautiful plants and flowers. Agatha was also a champion at baking; especially cinnamon buns, an extremely creative person, a very hard worker and very frugal – she could always make money go a long way.
The family mourns Agatha’s loss, but rejoices in her promotion; because she gave her heart to and loved the Lord Jesus Christ, believed His word; and now she is with Him in Heaven.
Agatha will be buried in the Kamloops Hillside Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Pastor John Giesbrecht officiating at the Kamloops Evangelical Free Church at 1132 8th Street.
Arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services 250-554-2324

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Fraser, Howard Lloyd

Sunday, 15 Apr 2012

Howard Lloyd Fraser of Kamloops passed away on April 15, 2012 at 63 years of age.
He is survived by his loving children Kristi and Dustin Murphy of Kelowna, sister Marie (Brian) Murphy of Ontario, Dorothy (Andrew) Fraser of Nova Scotia, Carmen (Terry) Fraser of Ontario, Viola (Sevan) Kirmiziyan of Ontario, sister-in-law Betty Fraser of Ontario and brother Brent Fraser of Nova Scotia as well as grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Flora Ferro, brothers Donnie, Doug, Bob and Jimmy.
Lloyd was born in New Glasgow Nova Scotia on January 15, 1949. Growing up Lloyd’s interests got him into the Navy and a license to become a helicopter pilot. Life eventually brought him to Revelstoke, B.C., and later to Kamloops, B.C. where he pursued his career of many years at CP Rail. He will be missed by all that knew him.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the Kamloops Hospice Society.
There is no formal service by request.
In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Society.
Arrangements entrusted to
Personal Alternative Funeral Services 250-554-2324

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Day, Colin W.

Friday, 13 Apr 2012
Day, Colin W.

Colin W. Day
September 4th, 1941 – April 13th, 2012
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Colin Day, of Kamloops BC. Colin passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He is survived by his devoted, loving wife Bev of 48 years, his children Sheri-Lynn (Glen), and Craig (Sharla) and his grandsons; Gavin, Carsen and Jackson, as well as nieces, nephews and too many friends to mention. Colin is predeceased by his parents Cyril and Margaret Day and his brother Bert.
Colin was born in Kamloops, and graduated from KSS in 1959. He married Bev and they raised two wonderful children he was very proud of. Colin worked in the family business, Kamloops Bottling Works for over 30 years and later had other business ventures.
Over his lifetime, he was devoted to many charities and organizations, “Mr. Community Service”, active in the Rube band, president of the Wildlife Park for 25 years, active member of the Jaycees for over 20 years, TRU sports taskforce for 30 years, and volunteer president of the Kamloops Blazers for 15 years. He loved reading, movies, hockey, golf, skiing and travelling.
Colin was a man of honor and integrity, who always put his family first. Anyone who knew him knew he had a wonderful way of making people laugh with his witty sense of humor and practical jokes. He was at his happiest in the backyard, entertaining by the pool. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Our sincere thanks to the wonderful nursing care that was given to him in ICU and 7-North. At Colin’s request there will be no formal service, but a celebration of his life. Please join his family on Friday April 20th at 3pm. TRU: Grand Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Colin can be made to the RIH foundation or the TRU foundation.
Arrangements by Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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Dyck, Justin Trevor

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012
Dyck, Justin Trevor

Justin Trevor Dyck
(October 31, 1976 - April 11, 2012)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Justin at the age of 35, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend. He leaves to mourn his mother Pearl Dyck (Reidar) Kelowna, father Edward Dyck (Sherri) Kamloops, brother Shaun Dyck (Melisa) Kamloops, grandparents Mike and Katie Postnikoff (Benito/Kelowna). His nephews Thomas and Derian who loved him dearly, having spent 8 fun-filled days with him in LA just a little over a month ago. He also leaves behind his doting aunts, Debbie Arcand (Mike) Kelowna, Gail Stenberg (Sheldon) Nanaimo, Leslie Rogalski (Nanaimo) cousins Ian Stenberg (Ngan) Nanaimo, Jordan Rogalski, Nanaimo, Christopher Rogalski (Jodi) Edmonton, Waylon Arcand (Misty) Kelowna and Trina Arcand Kelowna. Justin was so loved, he belonged to all of us. Justin’s uncles in Winnipeg, Robert Dyck, Marvin Dyck (Marlene), Dave Dyck (Yvette), Kelvin Dyck and cousins Jared, Kristin, Michelle, Leslie and Travis and their families. Predeceased by Aaron and Anne Dyck (grandparents). Also left behind was his favorite companion Plinko who never left his side.
Justin was born in Swan River, MB but shortly afterwards moved to Winnipeg where he spent the majority his school years, participating in organ lessons, hockey, soccer, football, baseball, cadets, but his favorite hanging out with his friends. Later moving to BC where he completed his senior high in Kamloops. Justin’s favorites memories and dreams were of the years after graduating when he worked in silvaculture in the bush with his brother and his buddies at his side having worked in the Queen Charlottes, BC, Alberta, and even Montreal and Quebec and where his school years in French Immersion in Winnipeg were quite helpful. After being diagnosed with brain cancer 10 years ago he couldn’t work as physically hard but loved his part-time job in “shoes” at Winners in Kelowna. He fought his battle with cancer bravely and was our ‘hero’, living life to the fullest. There were difficult times but he handled his life with dignity and a smile. He loved the outdoors and camping, his computer, his herbal remedies. He loved to travel and spent wonderful family vacations in Mexico, LA and his favorite, Vancouver Island. Over the past few years Justin obtained his motorcycle license, his firearms license and boat license and enjoyed driving his little old boat around the beautiful Okanagan lakes last summer.
The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Sauciuc, Justin’s oncologist and the staff at CSI (Kelowna Cancer Centre), Dr. Chamberlain, Dyck’s Pharmacy and everyone involved in his care and which without we wouldn’t have had these past 10 precious years with him.
You will always be with us Justin, never forgotten, always loved;
rest in peace our dear Justin.
In lieu of flowers, should anyone desire, donations can be made to the Kelowna Cancer Centre in memory of Justin. A celebration of his life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home Reception Hall, date to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family by
visiting, 250-860-7077.

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Jeannotte (nee Aasen), Cheryl Gayle

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012
Jeannotte (nee Aasen), Cheryl Gayle

(Nee Aasen)
1947 – 2012
It is with deep sadness that the family of Cheryl Gayle Jeannotte announces her sudden passing in her home on April 11, 2012 at the age of 64 years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Dennis, son Shaun and daughter Alesha. Also left to cherish her memory are her brothers Odin (Bonnie) and Brian (Jan), brother in law Brian (Marjorie) and sister in law Charlaine (Cliff) in addition to many nieces and nephews.
Cheryl was predeceased by her parents John and Esther Aasen, sister Darlene, brother Victor and nephew Terry.
Born August 19, 1947 in Edam, Saskatchewan. Cheryl grew up in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. She met the love of her life Dennis there in 1965 and the two married on March 11, 1967.
Cheryl became a hairdresser shortly after they moved to Kamloops in 1969. Cheryl had aspirations to start a family and in 1978 she was blessed with her son Shaun followed by her daughter Alesha in 1983. She devoted herself to her family and her kids’ activities, volunteering and spending many hours watching hockey, lacrosse, ball hockey and other sports.
Cheryl opened up her heart and her home to many foreign exchange students from Japan and China over the years, showing them love and support when they were so far from home. Cheryl loved to travel and was fortunate to see much of the world on her many trips and cruises with Dennis. In her later few years, Cheryl devoted many hours of volunteer work at the Ponderosa Respite, something she was very passionate about.
If friends wish, memorial donations may be made in Cheryl’s memory to the Ponderosa Lodge, 425 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T4.
A drop in Memorial Tea will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 for family and friends in the Schoening Chapel Tea Room, 513 Seymour Street.
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Woodd, Elizabeth (Elsie) Mary

Sunday, 08 Apr 2012
Woodd, Elizabeth (Elsie) Mary

Elizabeth (Elsie) Mary
Sept 3, 1921 - April 8, 2012
Elsie was born in Erpatak, Hungary and came to Canada at 3 years of age.
Survived by her nine children: Jim Valachy of Sorrento, Betty Aspeslet of Kamloops, Mary McMurray of Kamloops, Ron Woodd of Ottawa, Don (Karen) Woodd of Calgary, Bonnie (Lorne) Dunn of Kamloops, Connie (Ray) Bonner of Cobble Hill, Len (Irene) Woodd of Kamloops, Debbie Woodd of Kamloops.
Predeceased by her husbands, Michael in 1949 and Alfred in 1991. Elsie was matriarch of 5 generations, and is survived by 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren.
A service and tribute will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday April 21, 2012 at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC.
Flowers at the service are welcome or a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Interment at Hillside Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 23, 2012, for all family members wishing to attend.
We miss you Mom,
it gives us comfort you are with Dad and can stroll through your garden together forever.
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