Franson, Roy

Friday, 14 Dec 2007
Franson, Roy

It is with very saddened hearts that we announce on December 14, 2007 Mr. Roy Burnhard Franson passed away peacefully with his family by his side.
A very loving and unselfish husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he is survived by his loving wife and companion of 57 years, Pauline, daughters Joy (Bruno) Demasi and Linda (Ken) King, his grandchildren Brandy (Matt), Valerie and Tanya Demasi, Shawn (Kim) and Krystle King, his sister Doris Murray of Abbotsford and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
Predeceased by both his parents Herman & Jenny, brothers Art, Harry and Bob, sisters Betty and Bertha.
Born July 2, 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Roy came west at a very young age, working as a Red Cap for CP Rail in Vancouver. He married Pauline October 29, 1950 and they moved to Kamloops where they resided at Fulton Field and he was employed by the City of Kamloops as a weather forecaster. In 1970 they moved to Pritchard where they built and developed the Ponderosa Pines Campground. In 1989, they moved to Dallas and last resided in Valleyview.
Roy had a passion for fishing, camping, dancing and listening to music. He was a very dedicated Blazer fan, but his biggest passion was his grandchildren, who will miss him dearly.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour Street, with family member Kim Taylor saying a prayer in memory of Roy.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the RIH Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2T1 or the Canadian Cancer Society, Unit 111, 450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C IY3 in Roy’s memory would be appreciated.
The family wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude or Dr. Brink, Dr. Michaud, the paramedics and all the staff of 6 North who showed true compassion.
Online condolences may be expressed at are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 374-1454.

Brugger, Hubert

Thursday, 13 Dec 2007
Brugger, Hubert

Hubert Brugger of Kamloops, BC passed away on December 13th, 2007 at the age of 87. Left to cherish his memory are his loving children Michael (Jacquie) Brugger of Lac Le Jeune, Carl (Cathy) Brugger of Kamloops, Ralph Brugger of Lac Le Jeune, and Thomas (Doris) Brugger of Chilliwack. Also left with fond memories are his precious grandchildren Dustin, Paul, Mathew, Hayley, Celeste, Nicole, Leslie, Kelsey, Adam, Samantha and Eric, his brothers and sisters of Germany, Werner, Steve, Alfonz, Agnus and Margret. Hubert was predeceased by his wife Elfriede in 2003.
Hubert and his wife, Elfriede immigrated to Canada and settled in the Kamloops area in the early 1950’s. His first few years were spent raising his family of four boys who he was so proud of and dedicated his life to. Most of their week-ends and holidays were spent enjoying their cabin at Lac Le Jeune. Hubert worked for the Ministry of Transportation for 27 years and retired in 1981. He also spent many hours tending to his collection of tropical fish.
In April of 2003, Hubert and Elfriede moved into the Berwick on the Park, which they both thoroughly enjoyed. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Leung and staff and all the staff at the Berwick on the Park for their caring and kindness during our time of need.
A Service of Remembrance will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Batten, Margaret Elaine

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007

Margaret Elaine, the lady with a beautiful smile, affectionately known as Lainie, Mom, Granny, and Great Granny, passed away at Overlander Residential Care in Kamloops on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.

She is survived by her son Kirk (Kelly) Batten and grandson Jared of Georgetown Ontario; she also leaves her Kamloops family, daughter Susan Wilson (Bruce Hamilton), granddaughter Marcia Wilson (Klaus Mey) and great grandchildren Alex and Kate Mey; grandson Rob Wilson (Rachel) and great grandchildren Jacob and Charlie.

Lainie was born in Walhachin BC to Marjory and Roy Kirk on September 21, 1923. She was raised Lavington BC and married Robert “Bob” Batten on July 24, 1945. They lived in Vernon for many years before moving to Richmond. In November of 1992, they moved to Kamloops and lived for a time at the Shores and later moved to Overlander.

The family would like to thank all Overlander staff members, past and present, for the wonderful care Lainie received while she resided there.

There will be no formal service at Lainie’s request and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Overlander Residential Care, Recreation Department, 953 Southill, Kamloops BC V2B 7Z9.

Davis, Steve

Thursday, 06 Dec 2007
Davis, Steve

Steven Robert Davis passed away peacefully in his sleep during the early morning of December 6th, 2007. He is survived by his children: Brandy (Marty) Andersen, Curtis Davis (Jay Sootheran) and Stephanie Davis; long time friends Jackie Davis and Peter Thornton; his brothers and sisters: Carla (Dale) Selby, Shane Davis, Scott Davis, Cindy Davis, Mitch (Leanne) Falconer and Mike Falconer; and his many nieces and nephews. Steve was predeceased by his parents Juanita and Phillip Falconer & Carl Davis.

Steve enjoyed playing rugby during his teenage years, going fishing, camping, skiing, spending time with his family and was a man of great character, whose one-finger salute will be greatly missed. He was a devoted family man whose life revolved around his children.

As Steve would have told us, “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so.”

In celebration of Steve’s life, a come and go open house will be held between 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 9, 2007 in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC.

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, V2E 2S9 (250)372-1336, or to the M.S. Society of Canada, Kamloops & Area Chapter, 180-546 St. Paul St., Kamloops, V2C 5T1 (250)314-0773 or

Mobley, Marcel John Kenneth

Thursday, 06 Dec 2007

With saddened hearts, we announce the passing of Ken. He passed away peacefully on the morning of Dec. 6, after a short illness in the hospital.

Dad is survived by his loving wife Pat, his four children Lynne (Gordon) Simmons, Donna (Clayton) Loftsgard, Jim (Cheryl) Mobley and John (Jan) Mobley, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, his brother Conrad and sister Audrey.

Ken was predeceased by his sister Connie and his daughter Teresa Ann.

It is with sincere gratitude that we thank Dr. G. Schumacher and the nursing staff on 3 West for all their help with our dad.

As requested by Dad, there is to be no services held.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Altzheimer Society of BC or to the Royal Inland

Weig, Werner

Thursday, 06 Dec 2007
Weig, Werner

Werner Weig passed away December 6, 2007 in Chetwynd, BC. Werner loved the outdoors, fishing and camping and traveling. He will be sadly missed by his only daughter Karen Weig, granddaughter Ashley Crowther and friends. Good-bye Dad, may the fish be plentiful and your next journey be peaceful. Special thanks to Dr. Dejager and the nurses at the Chetwynd Hospital. No funeral service will be held. Arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Home and Crematorium, Dawson Creek, BC.

Lillico, Melvin (Mel)

Monday, 03 Dec 2007
Lillico, Melvin (Mel)

On December 3, 2007 Mr. Melvin (Mel) Dennis Lillico passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home at the age of 70 years.
He is survived by his wife Mary, his three sons Terry (Mary) and Darcy both of Williams Lake and Kelvin (Connie) of Coquitlam; step daughter Judy Cook of Kamloops, step sons Ceic Gagnon of Saskatchewan, Jim (Sue) Gagnon of Armstrong and Don (Carmen) Gagnon of Kamloops and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mel also leaves to cherish his memory, his brothers George Lillico of Vancouver and Del Lillico of Kamloops, his sisters Eva Sanders of Calgary and Georgina (Don) Phillips of New Brunswick and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mel was a master carpenter with the ability to fix or build anything. He loved to camp, fish and spend time with his wife, family and very special friends.
He was an extraordinary man with a zest for life, who loved to dance and spend real time with all those dear to him.
He will be missed!
A celebration of Mel’s life will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Eagles Banquet Room. 755 Tranquille Road, Kamloops.
Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescents S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 or the Canadian Cancer Society, Unit 111, 450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1Y3 in memory of Mel would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be expressed at

Atkinson, Lila Jean

Sunday, 02 Dec 2007
Atkinson, Lila Jean

Our cherished Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother died peacefully on Sunday afternoon after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson Atkinson, in 1994. Lila is survived by her loving family who will miss her sense of fun, joy and laughter. Her calm courage and faith as she faced her last days were a fine example for us all. She was adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren and always made sure she was a positive vessel of strength and fun for them. Lila, Mom, Nana, Great Nana will be missed by all of us.

Our Mom was predeceased by her parents, Mabel and Lyons Topping and by all of her siblings, Aimee, Grant and Joyce. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Sharon Lila (Brian) Stainton of Kamloops; sons Al Atkinson (Don Mosedale) of Sidney, B.C., Mark (Kevin) Atkinson of Kamloops, Tim Atkinson (Ron Batyi), of Vancouver. Their Nana will be missed by D’Arcy (Teresa) Stainton of Vancouver; Drew (Rhonda) Stainton of Kamloops; Denny Stainton (Jo Fischer) of Calgary; Dean Stainton (Michelle Wood) of Calgary; Theresa Atkinson (Michael Hagerty) of Massachusetts; Daniel (Susan) Atkinson of Victoria; Curtis (Heather) Atkinson of Regina; Jillian (Shawn) Chisholm of Kamloops. Great Nana shared such joy with the children of the family. Russell, Brendan, Daulton, Duncan, Alexandra, Lilly, Ryan, Emma, Evan, Avery, Matthew, Jacob, Rory, and Oliver will all miss her sense of fun. She also leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States.
In accordance with our Mom’s wishes, a private family memorial service will be held “after the robins return, but before my birthday”. It is also her request that any memorial donations be made either to the MS Society of Canada for research or to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation for the Cancer Clinic.

Jenkins, Kinmel Harvey

Sunday, 02 Dec 2007
Jenkins, Kinmel Harvey

Nov 30, 1932 - Dec 2, 2007

The family is sad to announce the sudden passing of their father, Kim Jenkins. Kim was born in Dawson City, Yukon and lived in Vancouver as a youth, moving to Kamloops where he lived the rest of his life.

Kim will be greatly missed by his daughter Brenda (Brian), his son Bruce (Debbie), grandchildren Kate Turley (Bill), Michael Turley, Lewis Jenkins, great grandchildren Adam McCue, his sister Susan Harvey; niece Cambria Harvey and long time companion Millie Taylor and family.

Kim held his family in high regard. He enjoyed outdoor life, especially the family’s dogs and a good fire. He liked fishing and getting firewood with his son and grandson. Kim loved the company of many friends and acquaintances and was always eager to strike up a conversation as an entertaining storyteller. He was meticulous in maintaining his equipment especially his vehicles and boats. Kim was always generous, giving and cared for others needs.

Love you forever Dad.

No service by request. Donations can be made in Kim’s name to Cariboo Manor, a nonprofit charitable organization whose purpose is to provde low cost housing for seniors. Cariboo Manor, 831 Serle Road, Kamloops, B.C. V2E 6L8.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 374-1454.

Schultz, Melba Joyce (Taylor)

Saturday, 01 Dec 2007
Schultz, Melba Joyce (Taylor)

In loving Memory of
Melba Joyce Schultz (Taylor)
Melba passed away peacefully at the age of 79 surrounded by her devoted family. Melba will be fondly remembered by her cheerfulness, sense of humour, quick wit and flattering comments to family and friends.
Melba was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan in 1928, raised and schooled in Burnaby, where she met the love of her life Herb, and started a family. They moved to Penticton in 1971, where they lived for 25 years until they moved to Kamloops in 1997 to be closer to their daughters.
Melba is survived by her daughters, Valerie (Willie) Wilson, Wendy Keys (Jimmy Shankar), Susan (Randy) Fehr, Pauline Ross (Kelly Winder). She also leaves her Grandchildren, Nicole (Troy) Larsen, Lee Wilson (Nicole Hamaguchi), Toni (Brad) Herbert, Shawn Keys (Brooke Pinsky), Joel Keys (Devon Van Mook), Mathew MacLean, Jenna & Kristin Ross, and great grandchildren, Erik & Ryan Larsen, Britlynn Pinsky & Mattias Van Mook, as well as sisters, Eloise (Eric) Renas, Donna (Dave) Cairns and many nieces and nephews. Melba was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Herb Schultz, sisters Lorraine Foote & Maxine Wagner.
Our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Overlander Care Center for their adoration and tender care of our mother. Special thanks to Dolores Mann, Ann Ahlgren, Norah-Lynn Schultz, Winnie Allen, Ann McMillan & all the night staff.A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.8th 2007, at Burnaby Funeral Directors, 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations to Overlander Extended Care Center, 953 Southill St., Kamloops, BC, V2B 7Z9 would be appreciated in memory of Melba.
A tea will be held in Melba’s memory at Overlander Residential Care, 953 Southill St. on Sunday December 16th at 1:00pm in the Gathering Place
Kamloops Funeral Home
(250) 554-2577
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