Whitehouse, Louise Delphine

Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Whitehouse, Louise Delphine

WHITEHOUSE
1922 ~ 2008

Louise Delphine Whitehouse (nee Balagno) of Kamloops, BC passed away on May 27th at the age of 85.
She is survived by her children Mike Whitehouse of Sechelt, Ted Whitehouse (Diane) of Edmonton, Susan Hickey (Emma Kivisild) of Vancouver and Mary Johnson (Robert) of Las Vegas; grandchildren Jeseka Hickey of Vancouver, Brennan, Lyndon, and Kale Whitehouse of Edmonton and Sonoko Takita Hickey of Vancouver; her sisters Marie Lundquist (Glenn, dec.) of Preston, WA, Charlotte Rowse (Dennis) and Helen Rudderham (Bob) of Prince Rupert and cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her husband Wilfred Whitehouse and her grandson Marlon Hickey.
A Kamloops resident for 36 years, Delphine was born in Prince Rupert, BC on September 18, 1922. She married Wilfred Donald Whitehouse in 1952 in Prince Rupert, where they raised their four children, moving to Kamloops in 1971.
The list of Delphine’s talents and accomplishments are long - she was a great sewer, knitter, pie maker, flower and vegetable gardener, badminton player, bridge and all-round fantastic card player. In her youth she swam, hiked, skied, fished & camped. She could light a campfire, row a boat and roast a perfect hotdog. She loved the outdoors, games and playing cards. She was kind, generous and loved to laugh. She loved her family and her family knew she was the greatest mother and grandmother that ever lived.  
We will always miss you.
A Mass for the Soul of Delphine will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2008 in the Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola St., Kamloops with Reverend Father Tony Ackerman, Celebrant.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be emailed to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Brazzell, Cora Vivian

Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Brazzell, Cora Vivian

November 26, 1921 – May 27, 2008
Cora passed away at home on May 27th, 2008 at 86 years of age. She is survived by her daughter Glenda, and adopted son Christo (Gracie) and their three children. She also leaves to remember her, her brother Larry (Barbara), sister Hazel (Wes), brother-in-law Richard, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Martin, two sons, a daughter, parents, a brother and a sister.
Cora was born in Semans, Saskatchewan, raised in Saskatchewan and moved to Manitoba at the age of 15. She was a farm girl until age 16, when she moved to northern Manitoba to help her aunt and uncle in their store. There she learned to scale logs (at 60 degrees below F) and was by special license the youngest postmistress in Canada.
She took her nurses training in Brandon, Manitoba and while in training met her husband to be. They were married in Detroit, Michigan and lived in Detroit and Windsor, Ontario during the war years.
Cora had a varied “career” with her husband. They owned and ran Breens Motors in Brandon, Manitoba; farmed in Manitoba; owned and ran a service station in Vancouver, BC; and was a co-owner of the Brazzell Construction Company, building in Burnaby, Powell River and Kamloops. She and her husband also owned and ran a hotel in Comox, BC.
In 1962, Cora decided to further her education and got a Bachelor of Education at UBC. She taught the elementary grades in Kamloops, BC and later developed courses for students requiring special Ed.
Cora’s passion was traveling and she covered the globe first with her husband and later with her daughter. Highlights for her were Machu Pichu, Galapogos Islands, Egypt and China.
Her sense of humor, dry wit and genuine caring of others will long be remembered.
She always stressed “to be a success in life you have to be proud of yourself and be able to face yourself in the mirror each morning with a clear conscience”. Mom, you were definitely a success.
The family wishes to thank Dr. I Barnard, Dr. C. Wijeyesinghe, and Dr. D. Stewart for their care and compassion. They also wish to thank Blaine and the palliative care team, the staff from High Country Health Care and Mary and Bev from the Kamloops Hospice House.
Special thanks to Cheryl Russo, Sue Touhey, Claudette Whitehouse, Tracey Ruffner and the Teachers Breakfast Club.
No service or memorial at Cora’s request. The family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cres. S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Justin Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 554-2324.

Dixon (Waite), Catherine

Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Dixon (Waite), Catherine

1920 – 2008
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Catherine on May 27, 2008 at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 87 years. Catherine will be greatly missed by her nephew Brian (Joanne) Waite of Ottawa, her niece Barbara (Mark) Orton, great-nephews and nieces; Scott, Leslie, Trisha Waite, Patrick, Shawna (Dallan Brooker), and Greg Orton. Also a good and long time friend Theresa Lidster. She was predeceased by her brother Frank Waite in 1969.
Catherine was born in Golden, BC in 1920, while her family was immigrating to Canada and en route to Vancouver. She went to England in 1948 where she became a nun for a period of time then took her nursing at East Surrey Hospital. A few years later she ran a school in conjunction with the Catholic Church for learning disabled children. In 1968 she returned to Canada and nursed at Vancouver General. In 1970 she moved to Kamloops and nursed at R.I.H. for 2 years. Catherine then worked with the Interior Neurological Association and took over the program for handicapped children. After a period of time she became a care giver with a group home of about 5-6 girls. At this time she met Theresa and they both worked together with the girls. They also taught catechism on the reserve and at the Indian residential school. When she retired she took up painting and attended Cariboo College and received her art degree. Catherine was a caring person who always thought of others first, she was a dedicated Aunt and enjoyed a lot of time with her nephew, niece and their families.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at
11:00 am at Holy Family Parish, 2797 Sunset Dr. Kamloops with Father Ford officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism Society,
1111 Tranquille Rd. Kamloops, BC V2B 3J8
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services. 554-2324

Merridew, Helen May

Sunday, 25 May 2008

On Sunday, May 25, 2008 Mrs. Helen May Meridew of Kamloops passed away at the age of 85 years.
She is survived by her son George (Mary Connolly) and other family members Marion Hough, Janine Clark and Debbie Clark, her sister in law Marg Garfield and many nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Alf (1986), her sister Buelah, her brothers Ike, Frank, Jim and Hank and her parents George and Hestor Garfield.
Should friends desire donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 201 – 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B3 in memory of Helen would be appreciated.
No formal service by request.
Arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 374-1454.
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Szigeti, Katalin

Thursday, 22 May 2008

July 4, 1922 ~ May 22, 2008
Kati passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side.
No service at her request.
A Gathering of Friends to be held Saturday, May 31 at the home of Joe & Donna 2540 Young Avenue, Kamloops,
between 1:00 and 4:00 pm
Rest in Peace Mom
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 374-1454.

Jewell, Leslie

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Jewell, Leslie

LESLIE JEWELL
1937 – 2008
With much sadness, Leslie passed away peacefully during the evening of May 20, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at Royal Inland Hospital.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Margaret and by his four daughters, Jo-Ann (Larry) Sherman, Prince Rupert, Sandra (Tony) Mott, Kamloops, Lorna (Mark) Hendrickson, Chase and Maureen (Don Gibb), Kamloops. He also leaves his four grandchildren, who were much loved by Grampa, Ryne Mott, Alan, Kevin and Alison Sherman and his six step-grandchildren and families. He leaves behind his two sisters Brenda (Eddie) Smith and Alice Rex both of Vernon and sisters in law Margo Jewell, Athabasca, AB and Sharon Jewell, Kelowna and his brother in law Butch (Jan) Povoas, Kamloops and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, Harold (1963), Ruby (1965) and his two brothers, Malcolm (1988) and Bob (1992).
Les was born August 8, 1937 in Darling, Alberta and grew up in Athabasca. The family moved to the Winfield area of B.C. when Les was 12. They lived in Rutland, Enderby and then Kamloops. Les graduated from Kam High in 1956 and married his true love in 1957. During high school Les was involved in all the team sports and he then played men’s soccer during the early years of marriage. He was a scout leader in Westsyde and coached junior soccer. He worked his entire career (36 years) for B.C. Hydro as a lineman. Upon his retirement (1990) he fulfilled a long-time dream of a “retirement” home at the lake (Chase, B.C.). Les loved gardening, yard work and golfing. Winters were spent in sunny Arizona where time was spent desert hiking (with Tom) and time at the pool but most of all he loved his family and all the times we were together.
A special thank you to Dr. Doug Hamilton for his care and compassion over the years and to the nurses on 3 West (Cari and Allison) for their kindness and caring.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Les’s memory, to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 203 – 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, Unit 111, 450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1Y3 would be appreciated.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chase Community Hall, with interment taking place in the Chase Cemetery, followed by a tea at the Community Hall.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 374-1454.

McKenzie, Flora

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
McKenzie, Flora

1925-2008
The family of Flora McKenzie regret to announce her passing on May 20th, 2008 in Kamloops BC.
Mum is survived by her five sons and their families; Charles (Melanie), John (Jean), George (Rose Marie), David and Alan. She also leaves to cherish her memory numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mum was born Flora Britton in Glasgow Scotland on July 07, 1925. Mum and her sibling’s were brought up in the British orphanage system. She emigrated to Canada in the early fifties, began working in Vancouver and started corresponding with Roderick McKenzie. In February 1954, Flora became Roderick’s loving bride, moving to Prince George and they lived there for a number of years before eventually coming to Kamloops. Mum was known to be feisty and stubborn as at times she would fight through adversity and continue going forward so she could be there for her “Boys.”
Mum is now at rest and together with her husband of 50 years.
The family would like to express their gratitude and special thanks to Flora’s best friend, Anne Tjader, for her love, care, compassion and friendship that she shared with our mother.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.
Donations in Mum’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3. Flowers graciously declined.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Greiersen, Gunnar

Sunday, 18 May 2008
Greiersen, Gunnar

January 31, 1924 – May 19, 2008
Gunnar was born in Store Heddinge, Denmark and in 1954 immigrated to Ontario with a degree in agriculture. He later moved to BC and worked at Bralorn Mine where he met and married Lillian Lucas. Another move took him to Lytton, BC where he worked at St. Georges Residential School from 1964 to 1977. Gunnar then worked at Lytton Hospital until he retired, at which time he relocated to Logan Lake and eventually spent the rest of his retirement in Kamloops.
Gunnar is survived by his partner and loving friend Torunn Enochsen and family of Kamloops, BC; brother Knud Greiersen, two nephews and one niece of Denmark. His wife Lillian predeceased him in 1995.
Gunnar loved to play cards, travel and spend time with family and friends. All who knew him will sadly miss him.
The family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cres. S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Justin Clark, Personal Alternative Funeral Services. 554-2324

Inskip, Gordon Harry

Saturday, 17 May 2008
Inskip, Gordon Harry

July 11, 1949 ~ May 17, 2008
It is with great sadness that we share that Gordon has passed away suddenly at R.I.H. at the young age of 58.
Gordon was born in Kamloops, finished schooling in Falkland and Salmon Arm and lived in Prince George where he met his wife and moved back to Kamloops. He was well known and admired for his involvement in the community. He was proud to be a part of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association, locally and provincially for many years. Gordon was employed by the Weyerhauser Canada/Domtar Pulp Mill for 31 years and was on the Emergency Response and First Aid Team for the mill. He was a Sun Guide at Sun Peaks and an avid skier and snowboarder. He loved the outdoors – taking part in the cattle drive, fishing, hiking, camping, motorcycling on his Harley and golfing. Gordon was a man of many talents, gifted with the ability of auto-body building.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cathy (nee Vink). Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Carrie, and sons, Ken and Micheal. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Kathy Hill, Prince George; brothers, Alan Inskip (Carol) and Bruce Inskip (Gerry), both of Salmon Arm; his aunt, Anne Moutray; his father-in-law, Cor Vink; in-laws, Mary Anne Cook (Howard), Helen Vink (Gary), John Eve, Brenda Herbert (Rod), Brian Vink (Lianne), all of Ontario; and many nieces and nephews.
Gordon was predeceased by his mother, Una Haller; brother-in-law, Jim Hill; mother-in-law, Betty Vink; brother-in-law, Tom Vink; sister-in-law, Margaret Eve; and nephew, Greg Cook.
A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way.
Donations may be made in Gordon’s name to the Kamloops Big Brothers & Sisters, 821 Seymour St., Kamloops BC V2C 2H6, or the Kamloops Brain Injury Association, 408 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2A7. Flowers gratefully declined.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from
www.KamloopsFuneralHome.com
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Inskip, Gordon Harry

Saturday, 17 May 2008
Inskip, Gordon Harry

July 11, 1949 ~ May 17, 2008
It is with great sadness that we share that Gordon has passed away suddenly at R.I.H. at the young age of 58.
Gordon was born in Kamloops, finished schooling in Falkland and Salmon Arm and lived in Prince George where he met his wife and moved back to Kamloops. He was well known and admired for his involvement in the community. He was proud to be a part of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association, locally and provincially for many years. Gordon was employed by the Weyerhauser Canada/Domtar Pulp Mill for 31 years and was on the Emergency Response and First Aid Team for the mill. He was a Sun Guide at Sun Peaks and an avid skier and snowboarder. He loved the outdoors – taking part in the cattle drive, fishing, hiking, camping, motorcycling on his Harley and golfing. Gordon was a man of many talents, gifted with the ability of auto-body building.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cathy (nee Vink). Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Carrie, and sons, Ken and Micheal. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Kathy Hill, Prince George; brothers, Alan Inskip (Carol) and Bruce Inskip (Gerry), both of Salmon Arm; his aunt, Anne Moutray; his father-in-law, Cor Vink; in-laws, Mary Anne Cook (Howard), Helen Vink (Gary), John Eve, Brenda Herbert (Rod), Brian Vink (Lianne), all of Ontario; and many nieces and nephews.
Gordon was predeceased by his mother, Una Haller; brother-in-law, Jim Hill; mother-in-law, Betty Vink; brother-in-law, Tom Vink; sister-in-law, Margaret Eve; and nephew, Greg Cook.
A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way.
Donations may be made in Gordon’s name to the Kamloops Big Brothers & Sisters, 821 Seymour St., Kamloops BC V2C 2H6, or the Kamloops Brain Injury Association, 408 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2A7. Flowers gratefully declined.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from
www.KamloopsFuneralHome.com
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