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Gladish, Claire Catherine

Wednesday, 09 Sep 2009
Gladish, Claire Catherine

Claire Catherine Gladish

Passed away peace fully at the age of 73 in her home in Logan Lake BC on Wednesday, September 9, 2009.

Dearly loved wife to Walter and much loved mother and mother in-law to Larry and wife Carlene, Brian and wife Janet and son Connor (Deceased). grandmother and great grandmother to their families. Sadly missed by her sisters Patricia and Maire and brother Bob, their families and her caring and supportive neighbors and friends.

Claire was born September 20, 1935 in Temiskaming Que. To parents Helen and Oliver Bertland (Deceased). She was raised in the village of Sultan, Ontario. Claire left Canada for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the 1960's. In 1973 she relocated to Elkford, BC prior to coming to Logan Lake in 1980 with husband Walter.

Claire was an inspiration to all of those who knew her. She endured ill health most of her life. Regardless the physical limitations she suffered, her spirit remained strong, healthy and joyful. She will be remembered for her generosity, strong convictions and loving nature. She spent endless hours on her "Needlepoint" Projects and was quick to gift these items to her friends. "Hockey Night in Canada" was her passion and she adored her loving dogs whom she called her "babies".

Claire always had time for others. She has left her mark and footprint in our hearts. Sleep peacefully our beloved Claire.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Heart & Stroke Fund or SPCA

Swarts (nee Miller), Patricia (Patty) Lynn

Wednesday, 09 Sep 2009
Swarts (nee Miller), Patricia (Patty) Lynn

Patricia (Patty) Lynn Swarts (nee Miller), age 43, passed away at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops, BC on Wednesday Sept 9th, 2009 following a courageous battle with cancer.
Patty was born on August 19th, 1966 in Calgary AB to Gordon and Josephine Miller. On August 24th, 1985, she was united in marriage to Barton Leonard Swarts in New Westminster, BC.
Patty was an early childhood educator and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt.
She cherished life and her favorite activities were heartfelt talks with her children, hiking through beautiful forests, taking pictures of God's creations, watching her sons play hockey and golf, laughing with friends and making all of those around her feel special and loved.
Patty is survived by her husband, Barton; her sons Anthony and Jeffrey; her parents, Gordon and Josephine; and her brother Raymond (Alexis). She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service for Patty will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday Sept 20th, at Plura Hills United Church, 2090 Pacific Way, Kamloops, BC.

Gollmar, Dolores

Saturday, 05 Sep 2009
Gollmar, Dolores

February 17, 1933
September 5, 2009

It is with heavy hearts and sorrow that we announce the passing of Dolores Gollmar, loving wife and life partner of Vern and mother of four daughters, Linda (Richard), Monique (Dudley), Rita (Tony), and Michelle (Rob); grandchildren Mike (June), Kelly (Shawn), Tanise (Matt), Stephen (Megan), Meghan and Brittany, and great grandchildren Dahlia & Audrey, Chase & Parker, Cade & Roan.
She also leaves behind her brothers Manual & Bob Arcos of Ontario and her beloved pet, Toby.

Thanks to all the friends for their support and to the doctors and nurses that participated in Dolores’ care along the way. Special thanks to the staff of Kamloops Hospice for their kind, compassionate care through to the end of a courageous nine year battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice or your choice of charity.

A Celebration of Dolores’ life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 19, 2009 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.

Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home

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Rennie, Robert Leonard

Thursday, 03 Sep 2009
Rennie, Robert Leonard

1950 ~ 2009
Robert (Bob) Rennie born on November 5, 1950 in East York TWP, Ontario passed away unexpectedly on Sept 3, 2009.
He is survived by his loving companion of 13 years Barbara Chudrick and his children daughter Bunty (Ed) and sons Robert and Duncan Rennie, step daughters Tina (Peter) Rasmussen and Deborah Chudrick, also his 7 adored grandchildren, Sisters Cindy, Lisa, brother Don, Stepfather Stan back in Ontario. He was predeceased by his mother in 2006.
Bob worked most of his life in the construction industry and remembered by his fellow workers (Moustache Bob), as a respected, knowledgeable tradesman to work with.
There will be a memorial service on Sept. 19 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Kamloops Full Gospel at 1550 Tranquille Rd Kamloops. A celebration to follow at his residence for all.

Booth, Mike Leslie

Wednesday, 02 Sep 2009
Booth, Mike Leslie

On September 2, 2009 Mr. Mike Leslie Booth passed away at his home in Kamloops at the age of 55 years. He is survived by his family: daughter Andrea Egerton of Calgary, Alberta and his sons Tanner Booth and Stephen Booth both of Kamloops, his grandchild Kendra Cross and his brother Gordon (Bronwyn) Booth.
Mike was predeceased by parents, Pamela Hilda (nee Stephens) and Leslie Thomas Booth.
Mike was born in Kamloops, but mostly raised in Enderby and Salmon Arm where he graduated high school and went on to attend Simon Fraser University. He started work with CN Rail in 1976 where he worked 33 years until his retirement.
Always the avid sports fan, Mike took great pride and pleasure in coaching both of his sons for many years in little league baseball. (also his favourite sport). Family was very important to Mike, whether he was talking about trains with his granddaughter, camping with his children or spending summer months at “the farm”. Mike very much enjoyed the outdoors and loved to travel to warm places.

Mike was a good man who will be sorely missed.

A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 11:00 in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250 – 374 – 1454.

Archibald (Cowan), Evelyn Elizabeth

Tuesday, 01 Sep 2009

Evelyn Elizabeth Archibald
nee Cowan
1910 – 2009

After 99 years and one month, Ev Archibald died peacefully on September 1st, 2009.
Born Evelyn Elizabeth Cowan, she was the daughter of Wilda & Colonel William Cowan, and the sister of William. Her younger sister, Kathleen, died when Ev was four, a loss that touched her deeply and left a sad place in her heart forever. Ev was raised in Toronto where she attended Bishop Strachan School and then Trinity College, University of Toronto, going on to Library Science.
After a shipboard romance with Charles Brenton Archibald, she “moved out west” to marry him and raise her family in Vancouver. The Archibalds retired in Chase BC, wintering in California. Ev was widowed in 1984.
Her three daughters: Kathy Archibald, Carol Holloway and Marg Archibald are filled with admiration for this beautiful woman who raised and loved them. She taught them to appreciate culture and never let them forget they were valued; that whatever happened, they were worthy of love and respect, and that they would succeed at their choices.
Nana was a source of pride to her grandchildren: Chris Arnet, Andrew Barnes, Sonia Schnitzer and Ivan Holloway. Her great-grandchildren are Allysa Jordon, Kazimir and Bodan Schnitzer and Charles Barnes.
A memorial service will be held at Schoening Funeral Service in Kamloops BC at 2 pm, Sat. Sept. 26, 2009. No flowers thank you. Please make a donation to Foster Parent Plan or a charity of your choice. If you wish to send on-line condolences:
The family would like to thank the staff at Ridgeview, who gave unending love and comfort without fail during the last year of Ev’s life. The level of care
they gave was astonishing.

Scheurer, Fred

Sunday, 30 Aug 2009
Scheurer, Fred


Mr. Fred Scheurer late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on August 30, 2009 at the age of 87. He will be sadly missed by daughter Judy Bruneau of Kamloops; son Gordon (Debbie) & grandchildren Angela and Jessica Scheurer of Abbotsford, Amanda (Chris) Solberg of Chiliwack. He was predeceased by wife Erna in 1993. No service by request. A special thank you to the Menno Hospital for all the care and attention they gave to Dad.

Berger, Roger

Sunday, 30 Aug 2009
Berger, Roger

1969 ~ 2009

Roger Fritz Berger of Pinantan Lake, BC passed away on August 30, 2009 at 40 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Taira Berger, daughter Audrey Berger, sons Wesley and Wyatt Berger, mother Linda Berger, sister Judy (Terry) Magneson, mother and father in-law Darryl and Marie Wenzel, brother in-law Reuben (Niki) Wenzel, several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his father Fritz Berger.

Roger was a man of few words. He enjoyed the great outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his sons.

He will be missed. We love you.

The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 5, 2009 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tom Haag officiating.

Flowers are welcome, as are donations to the charity of your choice in Roger’s memory.

Kamloops Funeral Home

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Brown, John (Jack) Arthur

Thursday, 27 Aug 2009
Brown, John (Jack) Arthur

John (Jack) Arthur Brown

February 24th, 1934 – August 27th, 2009

Jack passed away peacefully on August 27th at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops. Jack is survived by Elizabeth, his wife of 52 years, his daughter Dianne (Dal Sohi), son Allan (Christina), and grandson Liam Sohi. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Jack's memory.
Friends and acquaintances of Jack are
invited to an open house in his honour at
Hal Rogers Kinsmen Centre, 2025 Summit Drive, Nov 13th, 2-4 pm.

Poeschek, Gerhart (Gerry) Leopold Franz

Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009
Poeschek, Gerhart (Gerry) Leopold Franz

Gerhart is survived by the love of his life, his spouse of 54 years, Elisabeth and his children Peter (Robin) Gerhart (Shannon) Karl (Dawn) Eric (Tamara) Elizabeth (Jeffrey Puckering) Rudy (Heather). He was predeceased by his daughter Ludmilla in 1999. He also leaves his cherished 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Gerhart is also survived by family in Vienna, Austria. His brother Magister Peter Pöschek, sister-in-law Doctor Maria Pöschek and their two children Andreas and Clarissa.
Gerhart was born in Vienna, Austria and received his schooling in Vienna and Berlin. He served his electrical apprenticeship in Austria and received his journeyman’s certificate in October 1952. In September 1954 he emigrated and travelled to Canada by way of ship from Rotterdam.
Onboard he met Elisabeth. They soon married on February 7, 1955 in Nelson, BC. In 1957, Gerhart was transferred by CNR to Kamloops. He and Elisabeth started an electrical contracting business in 1962. He also worked on several major construction projects and in maintenance positions in industrial plants relocating his family several times. In 1980 he started working as an electrical inspector for the Province of British Columbia in Terrace. He was promoted to Regional Supervisor in 1986. In 1988 he accepted a position as Supervisor in Kamloops, where he retired in 1998.
Gerhart spent many years coaching soccer and ice hockey in Kamloops, Kitimat, 100 Mile House, Vernon and Terrace. He spent many hours transporting youngsters to sports events.
His name could be found on the list of directors for many sports organizations over the years.
He was active in the labor movement serving as local chair in Terrace and Kamloops and was awarded an honorary life membership of the BCGEU. He was also made a life member in the Electrical Inspectors Association of British Columbia.
He served for several years as president and treasurer for the Kamloops Friends of the German Language Society and served many years as treasurer of the Desert Gardens Community Centre. He was a member in the International German Friendship Society Schlaraffia.
He loved a good time and liked people to enjoy life and as an active member of Friends of the German Language Society he organized many Oktoberfests.
In his younger days he loved fly fishing and hunting. His most memorable times were spent with his family water skiing at many of the lakes throughout BC.
His greatest joys were Elisabeth, his family and their successes. Their home was always open to friends or folks in need.
Gerhart’s health suffered severely since 2005 and he was in a lot of pain and unable to walk or travel. Already a long term sufferer of diabetes and Parkinson’s and with increased complications he was admitted to hospital in late July 2009. He was moved to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops on August 11, 2009.
He felt very fortunate to enjoy numerous visits from so many of his friends, as well as all his children and grandchildren, while in the hospital and the hospice. Unfortunately two of his grandsons, Jake and Josh, were unable to visit. Josh is serving as a Medic in the British Forces in Afghanistan and was able to contact him twice. Jake currently resides in Japan.
The family would like to thank Dr. Larry Smith, Dr. Roderick McLaren, the staff of 3 West at Royal Inland Hospital, and the wonderful people that work and volunteer at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that donations be sent to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops.
There will be a celebration of the life of Gerhart Leopold Franz Poeschek held at the Desert Gardens Community Centre on Friday September 4th 2009 from 1pm to 4pm. We invite all family and friends to join us in this celebration. Refreshments will be provided.

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