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
www.schoenings.com.

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

KINMEL HARVEY JENKINS
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
www.schoenings.com.

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
Condolences may be emailed to:
sympathy @shawbiz.ca

Shannon, Lawrence

Saturday, 01 Dec 2007
Shannon, Lawrence

In Loving Memory
LAWRENCE SHANNON
1919 – 2007

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lawrence Shannon at Kamloops Seniors Village on December 1st, 2007 with his family at his side.
Dad is survived by his three daughters – Sharon (Terry) Brown, Marlene (Ernie) Wurmlinger, Deb (Tom) Hewitt, nine-grandchildren – Tracey (Dan) Helly, Kim (Geoff) Lee, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Jarrett, Lindsay, Misty, Kristy, Allison, eight-great grandchildren as well as many special friends. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Elva of 60 years and his sister, Marion.
Dad and Mom operated the Rising Sun Ranch at Red Lake for many years. He was an avid fisherman and had his “secret” lakes. His fishing partner “Bingo” was his constant companion. Dad and Mom enjoyed their winters at Yuma for many years. Rodeos also played a big part in his life. He was an active member of the Criss Creek Cattleman’s Association. He was a “no complaints” kind of guy and was loved by all who knew and cared for him.
Special thanks go out to the nurses and caregivers at Kamloops Seniors Village, (especially his little nurse, Ramin), Dr. Cheung and Dr. Filek, and nurses at Royal Inland Hospital emergency department, and Ponderosa Lodge, as well as his home care aides, Lorraine, Shirley, Sheila and Sandy.
A Funeral Service will be held at Kamloops Funeral Home, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th, 2007 with Pastor Darrell Hellquist officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, 201 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3 in Lawrence’s memory.
 Kamloops Funeral Home 554-2577

Vigna, Tina

Saturday, 01 Dec 2007
Vigna, Tina

On December 1, 2007, after a short battle with cancer, Tina passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory sons Ralph (Mary) Vigna and Philip Vigna, daughers Carol (Hector) MacLean-Angus, Liz Vigna and Linda (Murray) Jack, brother John Fuoco, sister Sylvia Bevan, sister-in-Iaws Louise Fuoco and Mary (Frank) Larkin, and brother-in-law Jim (Marg) Vigna. She also leaves her grandchildren Brian, Heather and Michael (Heather) Vigna, Rebecca and Loralie MacLean-Angus, Katina and Loren Pearson, Kiara, Jordan, JanaIl and Justin Jack, and great-grandchild Aiden Pearson, all who were her pride and joy. As well, there are many nieces, nephews, relatives in Canada and Italy and her dear friends.
Tina was predeceased by her parents Anna and Dominic Fuoco, husband Louis Vigna, brother Santy Fuoco, brother-in-law Don Bevan and sister-in-Iaw Pat Fuoco.
Tina was very proud of the fact that she was bom, raised and lived in Kamloops her entire life. She was educated by the Sisters at St. Ann’s Academy, which included music and commercial classes. She went on to work at the Land Titles Office until she married and started raising a family. Tina had a very strong devotion to her family, as well as her faith as a Roman Catholic. She always said God had given her a talent of being able to play the piano and organ. In tum, she gave back in havinlg played for masses, weddings and funerals at Sacred Heart Cathedral for the last 67 years! She was also member of the Catholic Women’s League, Little Flower Ladies Society and the Can ltal Ladies.
Tina’s Heaven on Earth was her ‘La Dolce Vita’ cottage on Shuswap Lake where she enjoyed spending her summers gardening, cooking, and being with family and friends. When she wasn’t there, she liked to travel. Tina also had a gentleness about her and a heart of gold, always putting others before herself. She will be greatly missed. Love you always, Mom, until we meet again.
Prayers will be recited on Wednesday December 5 at 7:OOpm at Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday December 6 at 11:OO arn at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service at 374-1454. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society
or the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House.

Lukian, Alice

Friday, 30 Nov 2007
Lukian, Alice

Alice Lukian, age 83, passed away peacefully on the morning of November 30, 2007 with her family by her side.

She is survived by her husband Dave McDermid, her daughter Bonnie Wing (Gordon Coffey) of Vancouver, brothers Nick (Rose) Kurulak of Kamloops, John (Ella) Kurulak of Nanaimo, Andrew Kurulak of Winnipeg, and sister Georgina Danyluk of Winnipeg. She is also survived by Jim (Glenda) McDermid of Ottawa, Arthur (Helen) McDermid of Owen Sound, Debbie (Bevan) Warren, Kerry (Erma) McDermid, and Mark McDermid, all of Fort McMurray, Kelly (Karin) McDermid of Athabasca, Jamie (Lisa) McDermid of Edmonton, Greg McDermid of Hairy Hills Alberta, Kim (Ray) Lurz of Pennsylvania, and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
One of thirteen children, Alice was born in Stenen, Saskatchewan, but spent most of her life in the Kamloops area. She was a high energy person who truly loved to serve others. A humble but extraordinary woman, she was loved by many.
Prayers and viewing to be at 7:00 pm, December 9 in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, 1044-8th St, North Kamloops. Tea to follow.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on the following day, Monday, Dec 10 in the Church. Burial at Hillside Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please send your donations in memory of Alice to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. A hospice donation box will also be at the church during the evening prayers, funeral, and luncheon.
Kamloops Funeral Home
554-2577
Condolences may emailed to: sympathy@shawbiz.ca

Strachan, Marion Hilda

Friday, 30 Nov 2007

Marion Hilda Strachan

Marion Strachan of Kamloops passed away peacefully on November 30, 2007 at Royal Inland Hospital.   She is survived by her children Bob (Tina) Strachan, Vicky Strachan, Jim (Dena) Strachan and Susan (Bob) Whitehead and her beloved grandchildren Ashley, Talia, Jenna, Rebecca, Josh, Caleb & Hannah. She was predeceased by her husband Al.

Marion was born September 15, 1931 in Vancouver, B.C. As well as being a loving and caring mother & grandmother, Marion will be fondly remembered for the 35 years she was a resident of Overlander Extended Care.  Staff and friends will long remember her quick wit and self effacing-humour.  She participated fully in the lives of all around until her last day.  

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on December 4, 2007 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.   In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Overlander Extended Care in memory of Marion Strachan. 

Kamloops Funeral Home
554-2577
Condolences may be emailed to: Sympathy@shawbiz.ca

Latremouille, Gordon

Friday, 30 Nov 2007
Latremouille, Gordon

GORDON LATREMOUILLE

The family of our beloved Gordon wish to announce prayers on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, Bank Road.
There will be a celebration of life Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Ripley, Robert Charles Sims

Thursday, 29 Nov 2007

RIPLEY
Robert Charles Sims (Charlie), passed away on November 29, 2007, in London, Ontario, after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Muriel, he is survived by his three children: John, Mary and Bob; granddaughters: Sarah, Nancy, Donna and Grace; and great grandsons, Noah and Nathan. The other family members particularly thank Sarah, her husband, Calvin and his family for all the love and care provided over the past few years. Born December 16, 1927, in Toronto, he grew up in and around that city, and in Little Current, on Manitoulin Island. He attended university in Toronto, Sherbrooke and Vancouver, after which he followed his calling as an Anglican minister in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Keremeos, British Columbia, and in Kerwood, Ontario. He obtained his PhD in Philosophy from Western University in London and embarked on a 25-year career as a professor at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. People responded enthusiastically to Charlie’s love of humanity and his genuine concern for every person he met. He made a lasting impression on family, friends, parishioners and students as a positive influence in their lives. Cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at St. James Westminister Anglican Church 115 Askin Street, London on Friday December 7, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Society 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, ON N6E 1A2. A. Millard George Funeral Home 60 Ridout Street South, London (519-433-5184) entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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