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Petch, Doreen

Wednesday, 04 Jul 2012
Petch, Doreen

August 23, 1926 –
July 4, 2012
At peace with her Lord and Saviour, Doreen was a special lady who will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her two daughters, Karen & Haley, dear friend Ed, staff at Bedford House, and many friends.
Doreen will be remembered for her warm smile, quick wit, outgoing and friendly personality. We will miss her!
A celebration of her life will be held at Gateway City Church, 163 Oriole Street, Kamloops on
Sat. Sept. 29th at 11am
Pastor Len Denbraber officiating.
Reception will be held after the service.

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Bishop, Sally Marie

Tuesday, 03 Jul 2012
Bishop, Sally Marie

Sally Marie Bishop
It’s with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sister and aunt. Sally Bishop. Sally passed away peacefully in Kamloops on July 3, 2012 at the age of 54.
Sally was a long time resident of Kamloops and Chase, and was loved by all who knew her.
Sally will be lovingly remembered by her sister and brothers; Cindy Bishop, Allan Bishop, John Bishop, Ron Bishop, and Brad Bishop, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Also by her loving partner Christopher Locke.
Sally was predeceased by her parents Mona and Ronald, and her sisters Elizabeth Ann and Arlene.
Memorial Service will be held July 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Kamloops Alliance Church, 233 Fortune Drive. Pastor Tim will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Cremation Service

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Whiting, Sheila Dawn

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012
Whiting, Sheila Dawn

On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Mrs. Sheila Dawn Whiting passed away peacefully at the Kamloops Hospice Home at the age of 63 years, with family present.
She is survived by her loving husband Stacey, her daughter Shelley and son Shane, grandson Zeth; her brothers Tom, Gary and three sisters Debbie, Wendy, Jennifer and mother Betty.
She was predeceased by her father Sydney Yates in 2011.
Sheila was a very vibrant, loving person who experienced each day with renewed positive energy that effected all around her. Her smile along with a hug was her standard greeting.
Sheila had a special place in her heart for her grandson-Zeth. His visits were always a highlight for her as their bond was exceptional. Family was always important to Sheila but she was always interested in other people’s lives and took time to listen.
Sheila enjoyed working at the lab at RIH with all her workmates who were a close group.
Sheila was very active all her life. Curves became her place of exercise but she also very much enjoyed the social environment it provided for her with all her friends.
Sheila retired in Feb 2006 and 2 months later had cancer.
Sheila’s relentless battle with ovarian cancer for the last 6 years, which involved over 40 chemo treatments and surgery, it then became my privilege to serve as her caregiver.
People around Sheila fed off her positive attitude, which was a delight to watch.
Thank you to Dr Ellard and nurse Karen at the Kelowna cancer clinic, 8th floor RIH cancer clinic, Dr Stabler and Dr Montalbetti for their attention to detail that they provided for Sheila.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
A Celebration of Sheila’s life will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11am in the Southwest Community Church with Royal Inland Hospital Spiritual Chaplain Viktor Jan Gundel officiating.
Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association or the Royal Inland Hospital, Cancer Services Fund in memory of Sheila would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454

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Filipig, Giuseppe (Joseph)

Sunday, 24 Jun 2012
Filipig, Giuseppe (Joseph)

Giuseppe (joseph) filipig
August 25, 1928 – June 24, 2012
Joseph passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home on June 24, 2012.
He will be missed by his wife of 52 years, Ruby and children Brad, Larry, Karen (Ed) and Kelly. He also had seven grandchildren who will remember him with love; Caleigh, Meghan, Zachary, Nathan, Kelsey, Eric and Bryce. He also leaves behind sisters in Italy and France along with their families.
Joseph came to Canada from Italy in the early 1950’s and became a Canadian citizen in 1960. Joseph worked as a logger for many years and then tried his hand as a small engine mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, making wine and reading western novels.
A tea for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 29 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at 822 St. Paul St.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Cres, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9

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McGrandles, Elizabeth “Lena”

Saturday, 23 Jun 2012
McGrandles, Elizabeth “Lena”

Elizabeth “Lena”
Sadly, Lena passed away suddenly at home in Kamloops on 23rd June 2012. She is survived by her loving family 3 daughters, Patricia of California, Gemma (Ron) & Theresa (Ian) of Kamloops and a son Michael of Windsor Ontario. Nana as she was fondly known to her 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren will be sorely missed. A sister, Theresa McVeigh of Scotland and special friend Andrew Clark share in our sorrow. She was predeceased by loving husband, John McGrandles.
Lena was born in Glasgow, Scotland and lived in Windsor, Ontario from 1969 to 1990. She had a multifaceted career in Scotland which varied from being a Bookkeeper in an office to being a Conductress “On the Buses”. In Canada she worked at Windsor Raceway after which she retired to beautiful BC.
Lena’s faith was very important to her and her deep spirituality helped through the difficult times. Lena enjoyed her family and travelling to Scotland, Italy, USA, Mexico, Hawaii and cruising. She danced her way through a rewarding and fulfilling life.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday 5th July at 11:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Cathedral, 360 Nicola Street.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to the CNIB or the Catholic Woman’s League in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth McGrandles.
Condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454

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Owen, Sadie

Saturday, 23 Jun 2012
Owen, Sadie

On June 23, 2012, Mrs. Sadie Owen passed away peacefully
at the age of 96 years, at the Overlander Residential Care Centre.
Sadie is survived by her loving son Douglas Owen of Calgary, AB, daughter Suzanne (Doug) Carter of Nelson, B.C., grandson David (Gaia) Owen of Toronto, ON, granddaughters Tara (Todd) Bensch of Calgary, AB, Rae Carter of Kamloops, BC, Shannon Carter of Nelson, BC, and great granddaughters Julia and Zaara.
Sadie Sarah Funk was the third of eleven children born to Jacob and Agnes (nee Friesen) Funk at Chaplin, Saskatchewan on November 29, 1915.
In 1918 the family moved to Boggy Creek, Manitoba. At the age of 16 Sadie left the family farm to work in Vancouver, close to her maternal Aunt Louise. Five years later Sadie moved to Kamloops. She joined the United Church Young People’s group where she met many life long friends and her future husband George Owen. They were married in the Kamloops United Church on June 16, 1939.
Sadie loved her garden where she spent many happy hours and years tending her flowers, berries and vegetables. She also had a love of music and taught many young students the basics of the piano. Sadie and George played many games of golf together and loved to fill up their camper, “the Old Grey Goose” and head out on trips throughout B.C., across Canada and the U.S.A. They both loved their overseas travels and visited New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Europe.
She was sad to leave Dominion Street after 51 years, when she moved to the Oaks Apartments at the age of 80. She lived there until 2003, then due to ill health, she moved to the Overlander Care Centre.
Sadie was a long serving member of the United Church Women, the Excelsior Rebekah Lodge No 23, the Kamloops Garden Club, the Happy Choristers and the Tuesday afternoon bridge club (35 years of friendship, bidding and tea).
Sadie was predeceased in death by her loving husband George Owen (1983), siblings Katie, Gertrude, Elsie, Agnes, Jack, Henry, Jean, Edna, Ann, Paul, and daughter-in-law Joyce.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street with Reverend Carolyn Ronald officiating.
Donations in her memory can be made to Osteoporosis Canada at or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed at

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Williamson, Thomas P.

Friday, 22 Jun 2012
Williamson, Thomas P.

Thomas P. Williamson, 59, of Kamloops, British Columbia, died Friday, June 22, 2012.
Tom was born in Albany, Oregon, the youngest son of Ralph and Dorothy (Scofield) Williamson. He spent his young years on the family farm where he grew into a gifted athlete, pursuing basketball, football and track. He graduated from Albany High School in 1970, went on to University of Oregon and Oregon Health Sciences University, earning his Doctorate in Medical Dentistry in 1980. Tom purchased his brother Jim’s Dental practice in Chase, British Columbia where he served the community for 32 years.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years Marcia (Marcy) of Kamloops, BC; his mother Dorothy and step-mother Elvira of Albany, OR; his brother Ron and wife Charlotte of Monmouth, OR; his brother Dennis and wife Svetlana of Corvallis, OR; his daughter Sara and husband James of Burnaby, BC; his son Seth and wife Shelly of Lynnwood, WA; his daughter Rebecca, husband Kevin, and their daughter Honora of Burnaby, BC; his son Ryan and wife Shannon of Kahuku, HI; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is predeceased by his father Ralph, his son Bruce J. and his brother Jim.
Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Friends wishing to pay their respects by viewing may do so on Thursday, June 28 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Schoening Funeral Chapel.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel with Pastor Don Maione officiating.
Condolences may be expressed at
Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street, 250.374.1454

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Biggan, John “Jack”

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012
Biggan, John “Jack”

John “Jack”
December 10, 1939
– June 20, 2012

Jack passed away peacefully with his wife by his side. He will be sadly missed by his wife Lorraine, step-sons Marvin and Michael (Leslie), mother-in-law Bea, brother-in-law Randy (Michelle), sister-in-law Betty, special cousin Mary and numerous relatives in Vancouver. Very special friends Dan & Wanda, Jim & Lynn, Doug & Shiela and his best buddies George, Butch, Brian and Brian M.

Jack loved his job as a forklift operator in the lumber industry for over 35 years. He enjoyed traveling and fishing with his best buddies.

No formal service by request.

A “Memory Gathering” will be held at St. Andrew’s on the Square, 159 Seymour Street, Kamloops between
11:00 am to 1:00 pm on
Saturday, June 30, 2012.

No flowers by request, donations to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 in memory of Jack would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454.

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Folland, Clarence Wilbur (Willy)

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012
Folland, Clarence Wilbur (Willy)

Clarence Wilbur (Willy) Folland
Dad passed away peacefully in the arms of his beloved daughter, Brenda Lee, on June 20, 2012, at 6:45 pm, at the age of 85 year. Predeceased by his wife, Irene, in November 2004. Left to cherish his memory are son Daryl (Maryann) of Taber, Alberta, daughter Brenda Lee Combs, of Kamloops, grandchildren, Janet, Trevor, Stacie, Leah, Sheryl, Sandra, Wesley, and Jillene, 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins in BC and PEI, brother Doug (Lucille) of Vernon, sister Frances (Ray) Van Hoot of Williams Lake.
Dad worked extensively throughout BC as a crane/backhoe operator. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for 55 years. Willy was well known and respected for his quick wit, intelligence, mentor for many, his charming personality and great sense of humor. He was a perfectionist when at any job, never quitting until the job was done right. This is a trait he has passed on to his children. Dad loved the outdoors and spent many days fishing Adams Lake. BC Projects that Dad can be prided for include the Nechako Dam, Rogers Pass Highway, Revelstoke Bridge, the Coquihalla Highway and many power line and pipeline projects. He was a well-respected Business Agent for the IUOE from 1965-1970 and was involved with the development of the first Trade Schools in BC.
A Celebration of Willy’s life will be held in the multi-purpose room at Kamloops Seniors Village,1220 Hugh Allen Drive, Kamloops, BC, on Saturday June 30th, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Pastor Don Maione will officiate. Tea/luncheon to follow. Tributes to be shared by family and friends.
Cremation, as this was Dad’s request. 
Happy fishing Poppy!
Condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service

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Larson, Lanita

Monday, 18 Jun 2012
Larson, Lanita

April 12, 1973 – June 18, 2012
Lanita passed away peacefully on June 18 at 3:20 am. at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home.
Lanita loved many, and was loved by everyone who had the privilege to know her.  Lanita will be deeply missed by her husband Eldon and children, Caden, Damon and Makaela, she also leaves behind her parents, Allan & Laurel Loyek who faithfully stood by her during her illness.  Lanita battled with stomach cancer for 6 months from her diagnosis.  She spent the first month at home and last five months in the Kamloops Hospice.  Lanita was cared for by numerous family members, as well as countless friends and volunteers. She was never alone during her illness.
Lanita lived a Godly life and left us richer in every way that matters. Lanita will live on in our hearts forever and Heaven is richer today.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday June 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm in the Valleyview Arena, 353 Highland Rd, Kamloops, BC.
Everyone is welcome to attend. 
Condolences can be expressed at  
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.
Arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454

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