Bray, Freda Anna

Wednesday, 09 Jul 2008
Bray, Freda Anna

On Wednesday, July 9, 2008, Mrs. Freda Anna Bray
of Bridge Lake, BC, passed away peacefully at her home
at the age of 69. She is survived by her loving husband
Wallace “Wally”, her daughters Marlene Hupe (Allan)
of Kamloops, and Darlene Bray (Keith Byers) of Prince
George; son Paul Bray (Becky Kwasny) of Hinton, AB; her very special granddaughter Megan Byers; her mother Julia Rieger of Kamloops; her brothers Charlie Rieger (Diane) and Leo Rieger (Shirley) of Nanaimo; her sisters Elaine Haberstock of Big Valley, AB, Evelyn Nelson (Danny) of Kamloops and Donna Basran (George) of Kelowna and numerous nieces and nephews.
Freda was predeceased by her father, Joseph Rieger and brother-in-law Edwin Haberstock.
Freda was born January 21, 1939 in Strathclair, Manitoba the 2nd child of Joseph and Julia Rieger and took most of her schooling in Dropmore and Shellmouth, Manitoba. She moved to and worked in the Vernon area in 1957, from there she moved to the Harper Ranch in Kamloops where she worked, and met the love of her life Wally. They were married May 9, 1964 and she raised her family at Harper Ranch remaining there until she and Wally moved to the Bridge Lake area in December 1982.
Freda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to spend quality time with her husband, children and granddaughter. She was also a loving and carefree daughter, sister, aunt and friend, always ready to create a little mischief and have a good time. Freda was always willing to help others not thinking about herself or ever complaining. She was a hard worker, at home helping Wally and working in her house and garden, canning and cooking, and for her church community, making lunches after mass and organizing pot luck suppers.
In her spare time Freda loved to read, knit, do crosswords and play computer blackjack.
Life can’t be counted in candles or measured in number of years.
It’s counted in small joys, good times and laugh lines as well as in heartaches and tears.
My life’s been full, I savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free.
The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will recite the Prayers on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street. The Reverend Father Kenneth Anoruo will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola Street.
Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service,
telephone 250 – 374- 1454.

Longbotham, Pauline

Wednesday, 09 Jul 2008

1918 ~ 2008
Jacoba Pauline Longbotham of Kamloops passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 90 years of age.
Pauline is survived by her daughter Anita (Joe) Graf and her children Robert (Kim) Kryger, Raymond Kryger, Karen (Steve) Palmer and son Jim Longbotham and his children Cole (Dell) Longbotham, Jim D. Lynch, David McLean, and Kyle (Rae Ann) Longbotham; sisters-in-law Evelyn Keeler and Theresa Keeler; three great grandchildren Randelle Palmer, Hope and Savannah Longbotham; numerous nieces and nephews, 1st and 2nd generation Keelers and Longbothams.
She was predeceased by her husband Dave in 1972, her mother and father, and five brothers and seven sisters.
Pauline was born in Baintree Alberta, moved to Strathmore in 1946, Cochrane in 1949 and finally to Kamloops in 1975. She was an honourary life member of the Cochrane Alberta Legion and an active working member of the Cochrane Lions Club.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to some wonderful people- Betty and Dave; the staff at 3rd Floor Ponderosa Lodge; and the staff of 1B Floor at Kamloops Seniors Village. Double thanks to Dr. Hamilton, Dr. Boughton, Adrienne, Linda Bell and Renuka.
Donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Crawford, Patrick Gordon

Tuesday, 08 Jul 2008
Crawford, Patrick Gordon

Patrick Gordon Crawford
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce Patrick’s unexpected passing on July 8th at age 61.
Pat is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his daughters Susan (Lewis), and Stacey, grandaughters Marissa & Kelsey, mother Evelyn, (the late Gordon), sister Kathy, and brothers Colin, Mark, Brian and Ron(Glen); and many other relatives, friends and former students.
His engaging personality and love for life will be remembered by all who knew him.
We’ll love you always. Until we meet again - Keep laughing.

Peterson, Yvonne Peterson

Tuesday, 08 Jul 2008
Peterson, Yvonne Peterson

(MacPherson / Levesque)
Our precious Doris Yvonne Peterson passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital on July 8, 2008 at the age of 53.

Doris is survived by her mother Annette MacPherson, mother-in-law Betty Heck, sister Donna Liscum, brother Jim MacPherson, daughters Crystal (Brian Manuel) Levesque, Nadine (Neil Brooks) Levesque and step children Greg (Sheila) Cave, Sherrie (Jim) Ehman, Wes (Tammy) Peterson, Brad Peterson and the joys of her life, her grandchildren Tristin and Kayla Korol, Dominic Manuel, Tyler and Jayla Cave, Meghan and Amanda Ehman, Josh and Jessie Raymond, Samantha , Brooke, Sky and Brenna Malo as well as all of her aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Keith Peterson and father Donald Norman MacPherson
 The Celebration of Life for Doris Yvonne Peterson will be held on July 19, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Little Shuswap Indian Band Community Hall, 1886 Little Shuswap Lake Rd. in Chase B.C. (Just before the Quaaout Lodge)
In lieu of flowers we asked that donations be made in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Jean C. Barber Lodge, 575 10th Ave. West Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4C3 (604) 879-9131.
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Blair, William (Bill) Wallace

Monday, 07 Jul 2008
Blair, William (Bill) Wallace

In Loving Memory of
William (Bill) Wallace Blair
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Blair on July 7, 2008 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, at the age of 62 years. Bill will be forever remembered and lovingly missed by his wife Eva, son Kristian, granddaughters: Faylyn, Alyssa and Lateisha, his mother-in-law Lyn LeCompte, sister-in-law Kim Stevens, brother-in-law Rick Ostrass, nephew Dyllen Le Maitre, niece Josee Borges, Aunt Mildred Dudlets, cousins: Bill (Judy) and Jonathon Dudlets, life long friends Tom Sheldon, Richard Palmer, dear friend Stuart Mah, and best man Bob Simpson, he will also be remembered by his many other relatives, friends and acquaintances.
Bill was predeceased by his parents: Wallace and Evelyn Blair and his father-in-law Edward Le Maitre.
The family would like to thank all the staff of the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for their loving care and support given to Bill and the family.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm.
The family wishes that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home at 72 Whiteshield Cres. S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9
Service arrangements are entrusted to Justin Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services.
(250) 554-2324

Bobrowicz, Frank L

Sunday, 06 Jul 2008
Bobrowicz, Frank L

On Sunday, July 6, 2008 Frank L. Bobrowicz passed away peacefully at Pine Grove Lodge at the age of 86 years. Frank was predeceased by his wife Elaine. He is survived by his brother Ben (Gladys), his nieces Gina (Geoff) Chubb, Beverly (Gary) Ireland and Jennifer Lorenson, his nephews Robin (Dreena) Bobrowich, Jay (Charlene) Bobrowich, Dennis (Pat) Dean and David (Val) Dean. Frank was born October 19, 1921 in Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba. He served overseas during WWII for six years. Upon returning to Kamloops he worked for the C.P.R. from 1948 until his retirement in 1982. He will be remembered for his hockey skills and his love of golf.
Many thanks to the staff at the Pine Grove Care Centre.
No service will be held at Frank’s request.
Should friends desire, donations to the Pine Grove Lodge, 311 McGowan Avenue, Kamloops, BC V2B 2N8 in memory of Frank would be appreciated.
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Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service,
telephone 250 – 374 - 1454

Craig, Ronald Herbert

Sunday, 06 Jul 2008
Craig, Ronald Herbert

Ronald Herbert Craig of Deadman Creek passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the age 76 years.
He is survived by his beloved wife Belinda, his two sisters Betty Roberts and Peggy Goold of Revelstoke and his brother Herb (Colleen) of Deadman Creek. Ron has been ranching in the Deadman Creek area for fifty years.
He was a loving husband and good friend.
A Celebration of Ron’s life will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2008 in the Savona Community Hall.
Memorial donations may be made in Ron’s memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.
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Batchelor, William Thomas

Saturday, 05 Jul 2008
Batchelor, William Thomas

In Loving Memory of
William Thomas Batchelor
January 2, 1931 – July 5, 2008
Bill went peacefully to be with his Heavenly Father on July 5, 2008 at Royal Inland Hospital.
Bill was predeceased by his grandson, Tyler Johnson. Bill is survived by his wife Joan and four children, Bill (Laurie) Batchelor, Linda (Dennis) Blake, Fred Batchelor, and Michael (Heather) Batchelor. Also left to mourn are Bill’s sister Jenny (Frank) Hewitt, brother Les (Esme) Batchelor, and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves his grandchildren Lana (Greg), Sheri (Mike), Brenda (Emery), William (Amy), Daniel, Amanda, Zack, Zane, Tanya (Rob), Chelsey (Kellen), Jenny (Rob), and great grandchildren Brayden, Dyllan, Austin, Rachel, Nolan, Emily and Ryan.
Bill was born in Victoria, BC to William and Muriel Batchelor. They moved to Shawnigan Lake in 1937. When Bill was 15 his father passed away and he became the family provider for his mother and siblings, Jenny and Les. In April 1953, Bill met Joan Winnifred Webb and they were married on July 31, 1954 at Shawnigan Lake.
Bill served in the Reserve Army in the late 1940s and in the Shawnigan Lake Fire Department. His work career involved various jobs including the railroad, logging, mechanics, plumbing, heating, and electrical. He retired from J. Walsh & Sons in 1996. His interest included serving his church, supporting Sunnybrae Bible Camp, helping those in need and his love of horses.
Bill will be remembered for his faithfulness to those
he loved and his service to others.
Special thanks to the staff at Ponderosa Lodge (2nd Floor) who cared for Bill during his short stay from February to July.
The Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 11, 2008 in the First Baptist Church, 454 Columbia St., with Pastor Warren Trenholm and Pastor Bruce Christiansen officiating.
Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Sunnybrae Bible Camp, 3915 Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road, Tappen BC V0E 2X0. Flowers gratefully declined.
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Mickels, Lewis “Mike”

Saturday, 05 Jul 2008
Mickels, Lewis “Mike”

1932 ~ 2008
Lewis Mike Mickels of Kamloops passed away July 5, 2008 at 76 years of age. He is survived by his common-law wife Arleen, many long time friends, and his little dog Sandy.
Mike was born in Peterboro on January 15, 1932. He was a long time resident of North Kamloops and for many years was a well-known taxi driver. Mike was an enthusiastic of McArthur Park Lawn Bowling Club and enjoyed all the activities of this group. He also loved to play golf, crib and enjoying gardening.
Memorial Donations may be made in memory of Mike to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.
An informal Coffee Time for friends and family to celebrate Mike’s life will be held on Thursday July 10, 2008 at 10:30 am in the Kamloops Alliance Church, 233 Fortune Drive.
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Clark (nee Colvin), Lois M. A.

Friday, 04 Jul 2008
Clark (nee Colvin), Lois M. A.

LOIS M. A. CLARK (nee Colvin)
January 23, 1924 ~ July 4, 2008

Lois was born in Calgary, Alberta, but left as an infant with her parents and moved to West Vancouver.
Lois met her friend for life, Bruce, and they were married in Christ Church Cathedral in 1949. In 1954 the couple, along with their young daughter Helen, moved to Kamloops where they have since resided.
Lois is survived by her husband Bruce, daughters Helen (Gary) Osborne of Salmon Arm, Susan (Gerald) Illner of Salmon Arm, son James (Sharon) of Kamloops, and daughter Pamela Clark (William) Reiser of Kamloops, grandchildren Jeremy (Kristi) Osborne, Matthew Osborne, Kristina Clark, Kimberly Clark, and Jacob Reiser.
Lois was an active member of the Anglican Church Women at St. Paul’s Cathedral where she spent many hours volunteering. She was one of the founding members of the church’s thrift shop. Lois was also one of the very first Meals On Wheels drivers in Kamloops. She continued with her many volunteer activities well into her 70’s.
In 1984 Lois, along with her husband, joined the Kamloops Riverside Lawn Bowling Club and spent many happy hours bowling. Playing in mixed foursomes, Lois won gold and silver medals in the B.C. Summer Games competitions and in the B.C. Seniors Games.
The Family would like to extend their gratitude to the caregivers at Ponderosa, 2 West and Kamloops Seniors Village, Floor 1B.
A memorial will be held for Lois at St. Paul’s Cathedral at 360 Nicola St. on SaturdayJuly 12 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Lois’s memory, to the B.C. and Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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