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Maguire, Astri J.

Tuesday, 06 Mar 2012
Maguire, Astri J.

Astri J Maguire

Astri passed away on March 6, 2012 at 88 years of age. She is survived by her children Ron (Lynne) Maguire of Kamloops, Don (Pam) Maguire of Hudson, Quebec, and Ken Maguire of Burnanby.
Astri will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren: Robyn (Eric) Facchinelli, Kristi Maguire, Jeneah (Aiden) Lightfoot, Kortni (Joel) Loeve. Her great grandchildren: Julianna, Matthew, Alex Facchinell, Raeya, Addysen, Maelle Lightfoot, and Lyleigh Loeve and numerous nieces, nephews & friends.
Astri was predeceased by her parents Emil & Ingeborg Petersen and her brothers Hans & Pete.
Born June 16th , 1923 in Norway, Astri immigrated to Canada as a young girl, settling in Price Rupert with her family. Astri was raised and schooled in Prince Rupert, where she was a bookkeeper by trade.
Anyone who knew Astri knew she loved to dance, and she especially loved to jive with her younger brother Pete. Astri was also an accomplished oil painter, sketcher, and an avid curling fan.
One of her greatest joys were reminiscing of past memories, and spending time with her family, but her greatest joy was sharing in the lives of her great grandchildren. She was so proud of each and everyone of her grandchildren & great grandchildren. Astri will be dearly missed by her family & friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Paul Yanko, Martha Filek, Ann Stoughton & all the staff at Pine Grove Care Centre.
No service by request.
Donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Duret, Serge

Sunday, 04 Mar 2012
Duret, Serge

Duret
1950~2012
Serge Duret of Chase B.C passed away on March 4, 2012 at the age of 61 years.
He is survived by his loving daughters Stacey(Jon) Rogers of Kelowna and Leslie Duret of Chase, grandchildren Linden Rogers, brothers and sisters Gaetane Cej (Jerry), Francine Duret (Rick), Benoit Duret (Roseline), Jacques Duret (Aurelie), Richard Duret (Yves), Madeleine Bilodeau, Gaston Duret, Pierre Duret and a large extended family.
Serge is predeceased by his parents Leonce and Simone Duret and brother-in-law Pierre Bilodeau.
Serge was born and raised in Debden, Saskatchewan. He got married and then moved west in the mid 1970’s where he settled in Chase and started his family. Serge spent his working life as a journeyman electrician. He enjoyed a variety of sports which included hockey, softball and curling. Serge was a loving father, son, brother and a dedicated worker. Serge will be dearly missed by his friends and loving family.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Unit B at the Hamlets. A service will be held in Kamloops at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to
Personal Alternative Funeral Services
250-554-2324

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Faurholt, John David

Sunday, 04 Mar 2012
Faurholt, John David

JOHN DAVID FAURHOLT
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Faurholt on March 4th, 2012 at home with loved ones by his side.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Jean (McMillan); daughters Jo-Ann Koester (Jim), Sandy Sirianni (Ralph), Cindy Davidson (Paul); grandchildren Brett Koester (Shelley), Danett Koester (Brian), Ryan Sirianni (Brooke), Melissa Sirianni (Troy), Kaitlyn & Wesley Davidson; great-grandchildren Tyanne Koester, Mia Lust, Bronwyn Koester, Danilo Sirianni and two more on the way. Also survived by sister-in-law Winnie Faurholt. Predeceased by his only brother Kenneth Faurholt. John was born August 12, 1929 in Duncan, BC and started with the CN Railroad at the young age of 16. He retired from CNR on June 30th, 1985 after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion for many years. John & Jean both enjoyed vacationing in Palm Springs, Mexico, Hawaii and cruising. The most recent cruise (2 years ago) to Alaska for their 60th Anniversary was enjoyed by their three daughters and their spouses.
Special thank you to Dr. Bill Stinson & staff, Support Staff from High Country Health Care Inc., nurses from Interior Health and Hospice.
Donations can be made to the Cancer Society or Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home. No service by request.

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Klassen, Lorence Arthur James

Sunday, 04 Mar 2012
Klassen, Lorence Arthur James

Lorence Arthur James Klassen
1941~2012

Lorence passed away on March 4, 2012 with his family by his side. He was taken much too soon and will be greatly missed by his wife Brenda, sons Kevin (Cathy) and Darryl (Nicole), sister Anne (Frank), sister-in-law Urstla and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Abram and Annie Klassen, brother John and sister Lena.
Lorence was born in Winkler, Manitoba on August 6, 1941. Soon after leaving school he moved to Vancouver with Cam Gard Supply. After a few years of rain, he requested a transfer to Kamloops. It was here that he met Brenda and the two were married in 1974. In 1980 he was hired at Cariboo College (now TRU) in the trades department where he enjoyed working for 21 years. He, his wife, and sons had many great times camping, skiing, and spending time with extended family and friends.
In the early 90’s, Lorence and Brenda were “talked into” learning to square dance which was one of the best things that could have happened. They made many, many wonderful and dear friends with whom they shared many memorable trips and holidays. A highlight for Lorence and Brenda was their four month cross Canada trip in 2004. Since then they have made more great friends and enjoyed great camping trips with the Shuswap R.V. Club.
Lorence loved spending time in his garden, woodworking, collecting hats, and sitting on the sundeck sharing a glass of wine with family and friends. He continued to be active in the community throughout his retirement; volunteering at Blazers games and driving the Cancer van to Kelowna. He also enjoyed golfing and curling; appreciating the comradery as much as the game.
Lorence had a great sense of humour and loved to make people laugh. He was an amazing husband, father and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Kamloops Alliance Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to
Personal Alternative Funeral Services
250-554-2324

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Ottens, Johannes

Friday, 02 Mar 2012
Ottens, Johannes

Johannes Ottens
September 25, 1918 – March 2, 2012
Johannes Ottens of Kamloops passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 2, 2012. He is survived by his brother Jan, daughter Liz, son Hans, daughter-in-law Ann, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He is predeceased by Elizabeth (Bep) his loving wife of 66 years, and his brothers Roel and Henk.
Joe, as he is known, along with Bep and their two children arrived in Canada from Holland in 1952 to establish a new life. Together they began and operated successfully NorKam Lock and Cycle until their retirement. With Bep, he enjoyed several years of travel abroad to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and immersed himself in music at their Valleyview home.
He will be profoundly missed by his numerous friends and neighbours. The family extends sincere thanks for their kindnesses that many of them extended to him. Special thanks are also extended to the staff at the Ridgeview Lodge for their compassionate and diligent care.
There will be no formal service at Joe’s request, but donations in his memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9, in lieu of flowers.
Condolence may be sent to the family through
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

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Cole, Francis William

Thursday, 01 Mar 2012
Cole, Francis William

FRANCIS WILLIAM COLE

On March 1, 2012 Francis (Frank) William Cole passed away peacefully at Kamloops, B.C. at the age of 80 years.
He is survived by his wife Veronica, three daughters Leona (Dale), Linda and Diane (Brian); five sons Gordon (Gail), Dominic (Sheila), Douglas, Eugene (Renita) and Francis Jr., sixteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Also left to cherish his memory are his brothers William (Margaret) and Norman (Wendy), sisters Geraldine (William) and Kathleen (James) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frank was predeceased by his daughter Denise, mother Irene, father James, sisters Mercedes (Edward), Irene, Frances, Louise and Veronica and his brothers William, Thomas (Margaret), James (Annette), Raymond and Maurice.
Frank was born February 16, 1932 in Conception Harbour, Newfoundland. During his life he lived in Newfoundland, Ontario and British Columbia and made many friends along the way. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE
No formal service by request.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoenings.com
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454

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Miller, Gwendeline (Gwen) Olice

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012
Miller, Gwendeline (Gwen) Olice

GWENDELINE (GWEN) OLIVE MILLER

In the early hours of Tuesday, February 28, Gwen Miller passed away peacefully in her sleep. She had been admitted to Royal Inland Hospital a couple of days earlier after a fall and was under observation. Gwen was 95 years old at the time of her passing.

Gwen is survived by her loving children, Jack (Verna) Miller, Christine (Joe) Kenward, and Elizabeth (Dwayne) Burdeniuk; grandchildren Anthony Miller, Dustin (Virika) Miller, Joey Kenward, Nicola (C.J.) Baker, Alyson (Jeff) Van Humbeck, and Michael Burdeniuk; and great grandchildren, Annika Miller and Ross Miller. She is also survived by sister-in-law Rhona Baker of the Hamlets and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by husband Wilson Miller, Brother Sid Baker, sister Renee Carswell and her parents Louis and Gertrude Baker.

Gwen was born in Winnipeg, Dec.26, 1916, but because her father was an Engineer for the CNR, she spent much of her early childhood moving west, eventually arriving in Kamloops in 1927. She attended Stuart Wood Elementary School and later Kamloops High, graduating from Grade 12 in 1936. She attended Vancouver Normal School, completing the requirements for a Teaching Certificate and took up her first teaching position in Lytton in 1938. She met her husband Wilson while in Lytton.

They were married in Kamloops in 1941, and then moved east when Wilson joined the RCAF during WWII. After the war, they returned to Lytton, where they purchased a general store, which they operated together until the late 1960’s. Gwen went back to teaching in 1963 and was thrilled to return to the career she loved. They made many life-long friends while in Lytton, and Gwen touched the lives of many children during her time teaching there. In 1969 they moved to Merritt where Gwen taught until her retirement in 1980. In 1994 Gwen moved into a condo where she lived until she made the decision to move back to Kamloops to Cariboo Manor in 2004. She spent her last years in the Hamlets, enjoying an active and enjoyable life. Over the years Gwen was a Guide leader, very active in the Anglican Church, the Rebecca Lodge, and as a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She loved to sing and play the piano and continued to do so in her final years at the Hamlets.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 9, 2012 at St. George’s Anglican Church, 308 Royal Avenue in North Kamloops, BC, the Reverend Isabel Healy-Morrow officiating. There will be no interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. George’s Church Sunday School, sent to
St.George’s Anglican Church Sunday School, 308 Royal Avenue, Kamloops, BC, V2B 3P5.

Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
250-554-2577

Condolences may be emailed to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Turner, William

Monday, 27 Feb 2012
Turner, William

Doctor William Darrell Turner B.A.
Doctor of Chiropractic

On Monday, February 27, 2012 Dr. William Darrell Turner passed away at the age of 81 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kathleen. His children Dr. Brian D. (Diane), Mrs Heather D. Knoedler and Dr. Kevin D.(Monique), grandchild Jessica (Chris) and great grandchild Linden and grandchildren Alex, Noah, Rhyanna, Scott, Kerry and Derrick, all have loved and honoured you and have been proud to have you as their Dad & Grand-dad.
Dr. Turner was born in Calgary Alberta on November 7, 1930. Then moved to Ladner in 1937 where he worked with his parents on their Dairy Farm, while going to U.B.C. Father deceased 1947, Mother in 1994. He graduated from UBC and entered the Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1953 for four years study. He and Kathleen married in 1954 and Brian his first son attended his father’s graduation in 1957. He opened his Chiropractic office in the Klapstock Building on Second Avenue in October 1957. Second son Glenn Douglas, nine months old went home to his Heavenly Father in 1960.
My husband was a most sincere gentleman, ever such a caring, extremely dedicated and an excellent Dr. of Chiropractic to all his patients. He surely loved his work immensely. Marvelous sense of humour. Very pleased with and loved his children and grandchildren, and great grand-child, but wished them wisdom and independence. His two sons followed their Dad and became Chiropractors and he truly taught them well in this wonderful profession.
He was a very devoted, understanding and loving husband. A bit bossy at times. I will miss you dreadfully but I’ll be coming in time! Of course Sandy will be lost without you also.
You were tops with him!
He retired July 31st 2010 after 53 years of wonderful Chiropractic service. He helped thousands from all over Canada to better health. He was given many recognitions from the Chiropractic College, and was a Charter member of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic Governors’ Club. He contributed much to the College. He was extremely proud of his profession. He was a member of the Ancient Light Lodge #88 AF and AM BCR Ladner B.C., also a member of Kamloops South Rotary Club for many years, and a recipient of the Paul Harris Award.
Our very sincere thanks to all the wonderful nursing care that was given to my husband while at the hospital. God Bless you all.
No service by request. Cremation. Any remembrances if desired to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 6100 Leslie Street, Toronto Ontario M2H 3J1 in memory of
Dr. Turner

Thank you. Mrs W.D. Turner.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com
Cremation entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250 – 374 – 1454

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Mollett, Edna

Sunday, 26 Feb 2012
Mollett, Edna

In Loving Memory of
Edna Hellen Mollett

Apr. 6, 1937 - Feb 26, 2012

Mrs. Edna Hellen Mollett passed away at the age of 74 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on Feb. 26, 2012.

Edna was born on Apr. 6, 1937 to Frank and Agnes Clemes. She grew up in Spences Bridge with her older sister Donna. She married Mr. Louie Mollett on Dec 24, 1979 and were happily married for 30 years. She worked in the laundry at RIH for 26 years. She enjoyed all the girls down there and making each day a happy one for everyone.

When Edna wasn’t working she enjoyed spending her time with her family and close friends camping, fishing, hunting, and travelling. She had a great love for her family and kept a positive attitude for life no matter what happened. She had a big heart with room for everyone that loved without exception. Edna is survived by her sister Donna, son Harold, grandchildren Mandy, Derek, and Sean, and great grandchildren that brought her so much joy in her later years. She is pre-deceased by her husband Louie Mollett, in 2009.

Goodbye my family, my life is past.
I loved you all to the very last.
Weep not for me, but courage take
Love each other for my sake
For those you love don’t go away
They walk beside you every day.

By son Harold and Crystal
Mom will be sadly missed.

At Edna’s request there will be no service. Internment will occur at a later date.

Donations can be made to the S.P.C.A.

And thank you to all the girls in dialisis for looking after her!

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Davidson, Albert Sangster (Al)

Sunday, 26 Feb 2012

Albert Davidson
1922-2012

Albert Sangster (Al) Davidson passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in his 91st year. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jeanne. He will be sadly missed by his son, Jim of Kamloops, daughter, Jacqueline White (Graham) of Parksville, grandchildren Tracy Loewen and Matthew Loewen (Danielle) and three great grandchildren Reese, Spencer and Autumn.
Al was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 28, 1922. He and Jeanne were high school sweethearts and they were married in Saskatoon on May 6, 1944 while he was home on leave from the Royal Canadian Navy. Al served his country during World War II in the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Esquimalt.
After the war, Al and Jeanne moved to Vancouver and then to Chilliwack. In Chilliwack, he was very involved with the Masonic Lodge, serving as Worshipful Master, and with the Order of the Eastern Star, where he was Worthy Patron. In 1966 the family moved to Blue River where Al and Jeanne operated the Davidson Motelodge until 1971 when they moved to Kamloops. Al then began a career in real estate – both in sales and appraisals.
Al loved sports both on television and playing them. He was what you would call a sports fanatic, even watching the most obscure sports when his favourites weren’t on TV! He was an avid golfer and curler and played in seniors’ slow pitch, playing these sports as long as his health permitted.
No service at his request. Cremation and arrangements were handled by Kamloops Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2T1 or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
250-554-2577

Condolences may be emailed to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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