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Affleck, Lorne Allan

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008
Affleck, Lorne Allan

Lorne Allan Affleck of Osoyoos, B.C. passed away on December 30th, 2008 at 84 years of age. Lorne is survived by his loving wife Opal, his beloved children, son William (Val) Affleck of Surrey BC, stepson Steve Parker of Grande Prairie AB and stepdaughter Ronda Parker of Edmonton AB. He also leaves to cherish his memory, grandchildren, Wendy (Kemper) Klyne of Kamloops, BC, step-granddaughters, Krista Smith/Parker of Tumbler Ridge, BC, and Kimberly Parker of Winnipeg MB, also great grandchildren Abby and Joel Klyne of Kamloops BC, as well as one sister Ruth Duncan of Port Moody BC. Lorne also leaves behind son in-law, Ian Chalmers of Kamloops BC, stepdaughter in-law Sandra Parker of Tumbler Ridge BC, niece Lois (Carl) Schwartz and children Matthew, Marianne and David, also nephew Paul Duncan and children Mark, Shawna and Steven.
He was predeceased by his parents William and Catherine Affleck, brother in-law Douglas Duncan, daughters Lorna Chalmers and Wendy Burns and stepson Duncan Parker.
Born in the farming community of Oyen, Alberta, Lorne worked on various farms in the area during his teenage years. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941 and served as an Able Leading Seaman, mainly on various corvettes performing escort duties in the North Atlantic. Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he came to Kamloops BC and worked with his father at the Tranquille Farm as a labourer.
In 1948 he started working for Kelly Douglas Wholesale Branch in Kamloops. His career with Kelly Douglas lasted 40 years including 10 years in Kamloops, 9 years in Prince George, including a four year hiatus to work for Bill Mahood in the retail grocery field as Manager of Queensway Market, then back to the wholesale branch with Kelly Douglas for three years in Nanaimo and 18 years in Pine Point NWT, as manager of the IGA store (owned by Kelly Douglas).
Lorne retired from Kelly Douglas in 1988 with the shutdown of Pine Point Mines and moved to Osoyoos BC, where he loved to garden and became known as the “cucumber man” by the girls at Fernandes Fruitstand. He and Opal enjoyed many trips travelling throughout BC and Alberta and the western states visiting family, friends and sightseeing.
Lorne was known for his wit, humour and charmed everyone he met.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Viewing will be held between 12:00-2:00 PM on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Kamloops Funeral Home in the Rosewood Room, friends and family welcome.
Memorial Service will take place at 3:00 PM on Thursday January 8th, 2009 in the River Room, Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops BC, with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating.
Donations may be made in Lorne’s memory to the Penticton Hospital 550 Carmi Ave., Penticton BC V2A 3G6 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada B.C. Branch 1600 6th Ave. W Suite 320 Vancouver B.C. V6J 9Z9.

Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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Plante, Gerard “Jerry” Joseph

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008
Plante, Gerard “Jerry” Joseph

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, father, father-in-law, papa, husband and friend.
Jerry passed into eternity among family and friends December 30, 2008 at the Kamloops Hospice House.
Jerry is survived by his wife Joanne; sons Jeremy (Sherry), Wade (Gaylene), Brodie ; step-sons Nathan (Jennifer) and Beau (Christy),15 grandchildren: Patrick, Zachary, Abigail, Roman, Genesis, Jillian, Sara, Hunter, Kayla, Deven, Tai, Isabella, Riley, Liam and Tristan.
He will be deeply missed by his brothers: Hubert (Gloria), Denis (Sheila) and sisters Clemence Tucker, Toni (Ted) Smith and Lucille Badgley as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Hercule & Therese Plante; brother Remie Plante, brother-in-law Floyd Tucker and grandson Keagan Plante.
Jerry was born in The Pas, Manitoba on December 19,1952, the youngest of seven children. He always loved the outdoors and had the "heart of a cowboy". He spent many happy hours at his sister's farm and hunting with his friend Greg at Moose Lake.
Jerry and his family moved to Kamloops In 1978. He spent 32 years working for the CNR, retiring due to illness in 2007.
Jerry spent many years cowboying at the Corbould Ranch fulfilling his boyhood dreams. He was happiest riding his horses in the back country, skiing at Tod Mtn and hunting with his buddy Ross. He called himself 'the original bush ape".
Jerry always kept his sense of humour, had great faith in God and always had a positive attitude. He was a great example to us all of patience and faith. He loved his God and his family and friends - always there with encouragement and a listening ear.

A special thanks to our church family, staff at the Cancer Clinic, "angels" at Hospice House, Harry and Sharon Funk, Vic and Caroline Anderson and all our prayer warriors.
A celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at the Full Gospel Tabernacle, 1550 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC at 2:00 pm.
Donations in Jerry's memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9. Flowers gratefully declined.
Kamloops Funeral Home (250-554-2577)
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White, Mary Cecilia

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008
White, Mary Cecilia

Mary White passed away peacefully into rest on December 30, 2008 at the age of 82 years.
Mary is survived by her husband of 59 years, John; children Andrew (Shelley) White of Yarrow BC, Tom (Kathy) White of Winnipeg MB, and Mary Ann Androlick of Kamloops; grandchildren, Adam (Jennifer) & Peter (Stacy) White of Edmonton AB, Jennifer & Myles White of Winnipeg MB, and Jake & Cole Androlick of Kamloops BC; great granddaughter Sophie White of Edmonton; sister Helen Perry of Vancouver and Joan (Ian) Morrison of Toronto ON; and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her brother George Perry, and sisters Esther (Roy) Jacobson, Lucille Thorn and Lorraine (Harry) Romeo.
Mary was born on July 21, 1926 in Revelstoke BC. She graduated from nursing at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver in 1948 and went on to work at Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke, Mt. St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vancouver and Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Mary and John were married on July 20, 1949 in Revelstoke. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church since 1967 and was also a long time member of the Catholic Women’s League and served as an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary. One of Mary’s favourite things was a sailboat called “The Proud Mary”, she loved to run the wind. She also enjoyed curling, lawn bowling, and simply spending time with her beloved family. Mary left a special message for her family and friends-
“I love you very much. You have brought me so much happiness and joy. I thank God for each of you. I ask you to remember me in your prayers.”
Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 8, 2009 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road, Kamloops.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, January 9, 2009 in Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, with Reverend Father Peter Hoan Nguyen, Celebrant. Following the service, Mary will be laid to rest at the Hillside Cemetery.
Donations in Mary’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 20-601 West Cordova St., Vancouver BC V6B 1G1 or to the Kamloops Food Bank, PO Box 1513 Station Main Kamloops BC V2C 6L8.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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Schroeder, Sally

Sunday, 28 Dec 2008
Schroeder, Sally

Sally was born on August 2, 1917 in Weidenfeld, Manitoba and passed away peacefully at The Hamlets in Kamloops, BC on December 28, 2008. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Jacob, her four children, Ken (Mary Ann), Al (Sophie), Valery (Bill Braden), Barry (Karen), 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
She lived a life of service to her family, extended family and friends in Altona (Manitoba), Vanderhoof, Cloverdale, Richmond, Langley, Abbotsford, Vernon and Kamloops in BC. Her home was a place of welcome and a place where people came in times of need. Many people have appreciated her calm, quiet, and caring counsel.
She was an example, a role model, and an inspiration to her family and community in her faith, and as a wife, mother and home-maker.
We will cherish her memory and dearly miss her.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 5, 2008 in the Chapel of the Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72 Ave., Surrey BC.
Kamloops Funeral Home
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Joe, Cherry

Sunday, 28 Dec 2008
Joe, Cherry

Lived a life full of adventure and enormous love for others, left us surrounded by family and friends. Cherry is survived by children, Flora Joe (Quanah), Ayla Joe and Leland Joe Camille; grandchildren Skylah and Mayson; her parents Victor and Nellie; siblings Victor (Kerri) and Linny; nieces, nephews, family members and good friends, Connie Leonard and family, Vicki Gardham and family.
She was predeceased by Flora (Chaco) Joe, Ernest Joe, Suzi Blankinship, Gaylord Blankinship.
Thank you to Hospice House staff for their loving and caring support.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, January 1, 2009 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Chief Louis Centre (Residential School). Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Paul Centre (KXA), followed by Interment.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.

Gaynes, Myrtle

Saturday, 27 Dec 2008
Gaynes, Myrtle

Myrtle Gaynes of Kamloops, BC passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 59 years of age.
She is survived by her parents Elsie and Ralph Gaynes of Kamloops and son Mark of Kelowna; brother Terry (Brenda) Gaynes and sister Beverley (John) Petri; nieces Stephanie, Jennifer, Stacey, Jessica, Nicole and Katy; and great nephew Travis Burley . She was predeceased by her great nephew Tyler Burley, and Shylo (her beloved dog).
Myrtle will be remembered for her humour and extremely positive outlook on life despite living with a lengthy illness that included multiple complications related to diabetes.
The family is comforted in knowing that Myrtle is reunited with her loving companion and pet, Shylo.
Special thanks to the staff of the Renal Unit at Royal Inland Hospital.
The Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 2, 2009 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating.
Donations in Myrtle’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, 1589 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V7.
Kamloops Funeral Home
285 Fortune Drive 250-554-2577
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Bombardier, Juliette

Friday, 26 Dec 2008

Julie passed away suddenly at the age of 84 after a 14 year struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and moved to Meadow Lake at age 6. She married Arthur after her return from WW11, started their family and moved to Penticton in 1958 where they raised their 7 children. After Arthur’s death in 1995, Julie moved to Cranbrook to be closer to her family and finally to Kamloops in 2005. She is survived by her sons Harvey (Karen) in Cranbrook, Richard (Jan) in Kamloops, Don (Bernadette) in Kamloops, and daughters Carol (Ron) in Kamloops, Arlene (Ed) in Kamloops, Yvonne (David) in Creston and Brenda (Theo) in Westlock, AB. She also left behind 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Should friends desire, donations will be gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer’s Society, Box 277, Kamloops, BC V2C 1J9.
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Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.

Whaley, Frederick Arthur

Friday, 26 Dec 2008
Whaley, Frederick Arthur

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Fred Whaley on December 26, 2008 after a long and difficult battle with lung disease and most recently cancer.
Fred is survived by his children Sandra (Les) Hall, Dianne (Fernando) Cupello, Cheryl (Bob) McDermid, Jim (Sharon) Whaley, Rick (Lisa) Whaley: as well as his eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Also surviving him are his brothers Jack Whaley, Ron (Doreen) Whaley, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Fred was predeceased by his loving wife Velma of 53 years, parents John and Elizabeth Whaley, brothers George Finlay and Jim Whaley.
Born in Trail, BC, Fred made his home in various communities over the years and his most recent home was at Bedford Manor in Kamloops.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Langford for all his dedication and help over the years, the staff on 3 West at Royal Inland Hospital for their care these last 2 months and also the staff at Bedford Manor for the respect they gave him.
There will be no funeral by request. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in Fred’s name.

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Goss, Agnes M. (Latremouille

Thursday, 25 Dec 2008
Goss, Agnes M. (Latremouille

Agnes M. (Latremouille) Goss was born April 1, 1918 in Kamloops, BC to Lyda and Eliodore Latremouille of Little Fort (formerly Mount Olie), BC. The story is told that one of her uncles phoned the Little Fort store to announce the birth, but no one believed him thinking it was an April fool’s joke as he was the family practical joker.
She passed away from this world and into the presence of her Saviour, Jesus Christ, on His birthday, Christmas Day, 2008 at the home of her son Bill after four months of struggle with congestive heart failure. She had lived in her own house until early August of 2008, gardening, knitting, keeping in touch with her children and family, and being a loving friend to her neighbours of some 42 years. She remained a Canadian citizen to the end.
She attended Little Fort School through Grade 8 and continued living on the family farm helping raise her younger siblings and doing farm work. Her older brother Louis, her father, and she started a fishing camp on Taweel Lake near Little Fort. Among other things, she regularly packed guests in on horseback. When WWII started and Louis was called to serve, she took over the running of the camp. At the end of the war, when a “turkey shoot” (target competition with rifles) was held in the village, she was the best shot of all – including all the men, many of them recently returned from the war.
She said shortly before her death that if the horses got away at Taweel, she would just walk home to Little Fort; “we thought nothing of walking 20 miles”.
She was a talented woman, able to grow a wonderful garden and cook delicious meals; shoot, gut, skin, cut up, and cook a moose; load and manage a pack train of horses; manage a business and employees; be a loving and inspirational mother to all her children – this included being our proctor for BC government correspondence school; be a good sister to her siblings and dutiful daughter to her parents. Although in her earlier years she rarely left Little Fort, she managed to study typing and shorthand by correspondence courses. She loved poetry and the writings of Shakespeare and others and as a young mother would burst into song just driving into the village with her children.
She was an avid reader of the Reader’s Digest and National Geographic so she was very up-to-date on current events and very knowledgeable about geography. She loved her crossword puzzle books, scrabble, boggle and any other word games that she could find. Many a game of scrabble was played at her kitchen table.
In about 1948, she met John Goss, an American guest at the camp, and married him in 1950; together they had four children – William, Jesse, Marguerite, and Robert. They bought the fishing camp and she managed it.
She continued managing the fishing camp until 1968, when the family moved to Okanogan, Washington where John Goss worked in real estate and apple packing and she was a homemaker, mother extraordinaire, and a prolific gardener. She was locally well-known for selling night crawlers and worms to the fishermen.
Her house was a “safe haven” for many who knew her (in BC and WA both) –she accepted us all as we are and treated us all equally. It has been said by several that if not for her loving kindness, they don’t know if they would have turned out as well as they did and got through their lives to the present day.
She always enjoyed a good joke but never at anybody’s expense. She did often roll her eyes, shake her head, and sigh at her offspring’s senses of humour.
To the very end, she was razor-sharp mentally, reminding her children and health-care providers of appointments, medications, etc. and remembering relationships, birthdays and anniversaries of many far-flung relatives.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jesse, shortly after his birth, and by her father Eliodore Latremouille, mother Lyda (Pement) Latremouille, brothers Glen of Vernon, BC ; Louis of Merritt, BC; Joe(Denise) of Kamloops, BC; and Albert(Tiny) of Revelstoke, BC.
She is survived by her sister Lyda (John) Eastman of Stony Plain, AB; brother Bob (Carol) Latremouille of Red Deer, AB; sisters-in-law Gertie (Louis) Latremouille of Merritt, BC, Julietta (Glen) Latremouille of Kamloops, BC, son Bill (Robin) Goss of Burien, Wa his son Jon, great grandson Taliesin William Goss, and daughter Kara (Alex) Shafer, daughter Marguerite (Max) Persson of Berwyn, Alberta and her sons Carl (Laurie)and Jeremy Persson; son Robert (Julie) Goss of Kamloops, BC and his children; Amber (Russ) Strickland, Owen, Brian, Meghan and Evan Goss; step son Pal (Mary ) Goss of East Wenatchee, WA and numerous nephews and nieces and cousins and wonderful friends.
Memorial services will be held July 9th, 2009 in Okanogan, Washington at 2 pm in the Masonic Lodge Dining Room (basement) and on July 11th, 2009 in Little Fort, BC at 2 pm in the Little Fort Community Hall.

Kane, Charles Frederick

Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008
Kane, Charles Frederick

Charles Frederick Kane, died suddenly on December 24, 2008 at the age of 75 years. Charles was born in Wilcox, SK and moved to the west coast (Gibsons and Vancouver) where he spent his childhood and young adult life. He graduated from King Edward High School in Vancouver BC. Charles, who was known to everyone as “Chuck”, worked in a variety of interesting jobs including ironwork on the Second Narrows Bridge construction in Vancouver BC. Eventually, his experience lead him to a long career in management of Estevan Brick in Estevan SK; Balcrete Building Supplies in Kamloops BC; and Cariboo College (now Thompson Rivers University) in Kamloops. Chuck was well respected for his business achievements and his personal achievements. He was an avid sports lover all his life. He enjoyed swimming, biking, skiing, and had a passion for hiking which took him to many interesting destinations including the mountains of Nepal and the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island BC. His travels were inspiration for many good stories. Chuck had recently moved back to his prairie roots in Saskatchewan to the town of Hodgeville where he was so welcomed by a warm and friendly group of people making quick friends and sharing some very memorable times.
Chuck was never one to sit idle with nothing to do. He was a volunteer with the Salvation Army and the SPCA in Kamloops BC. He always spoke so fondly of the people he worked with at these organizations and cared deeply for the people and animals in need.
Chuck was married to Beverley June (Gray, pre-deceased) for 27 years and is survived by their 3 children, Rob Kane (Brenda Haslam) of Creston, BC; Leslie Brown (David) of Blackie AB; and Bradley Kane (Lana Calder) of Barrie, ON. He is also survived by his sisters Pearl (Wilf) Gray of Chilliwack, BC, and Beverly Campbell of Cowichan Bay, BC; sister-in-law Joanne Kane of Ashcroft BC, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his brother Murray Kane of Ashcroft, sister Lorraine Hornby of Vancouver BC, and brother-in-law Lorne Campbell of Cowichan Bay BC. Chuck’s children will be arranging a Memorial Service to celebrate his life at a later date in Kamloops. Cremation took place at Parklawn Crematorium, High River. In memory of Chuck’s dedication to these organizations, donations can be made to the Kamloops SPCA, local Humane Societies or the Salvation Army.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River (1-403-652-2222)

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