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Richmond, Irene

Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009
Richmond, Irene

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, Irene (Tibby) Richmond, passed away peacefully at Pine Grove Lodge, at the age of 97 years.
She was born on the Gisby Homestead at Salmon River, B.C. in the Fraser Canyon on July 28, 1912 to Stephen and Elizabeth Gisby. She lived in North Bend, B.C. where she met her best friend & love and the two were married in 1937. They made North Bend, B.C. their home, as Henry was a CPR Car Foreman. Then in 1950, they moved to Kamloops for the rest of their lives.
Her love for Family, gardening, oil painting, needle work & her Pets filled her days with great happiness and exuberance for Life.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Henry, in 1980, her sisters Laura Burgess, Ivy Hay, May Richmond, Olive Brooks and Margaret Page and her only brother William Gisby. She is survived by her loving daughter Tanna (Sandy) Hamer, granddaughter Christina (Darryl) Chekerda, great grandchildren Larissa and Spencer of Edmonton, AB and many nieces and nephews.
At Irene’s request, there will be a Private Family Service only. If friends desire, donations can be made to one’s Charity of Choice.
The Family wishes to express our Gratitude to Drs. Kruger and Boughton and all the Loving Staff at Pine Grove Lodge. Your exceptional care of our Mom (Gran, KK) is so greatly appreciated.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service.

“When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room; why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not for long,
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared, miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone,
It is all a part of the Master’s plan, a step on the road to home.
And when you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

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Pasemko, Lee Gordon (Juno)

Monday, 23 Nov 2009
Pasemko, Lee Gordon (Juno)

Lee Gordon Pasemko (“Juno”)
June 15, 1972 – November 23, 2009

It is with great sadness that Lee lost his life in a tragic motor vehicle accident at the age of 37. He is survived by his parents Arlene and Ed Pasemko, brother Ken (Rachael), nephews: Taylor, Brennan and niece Chloe of Kamloops. Grandparents Anne and Paul Pasemko of Kelowna. Aunts and Uncles: Judy Pasemko of Harrison Hot Springs, Ruth and Jim Pasemko of Kelowna, Jean and David Looy of Campbell River, Diane and Bill Tewnion of Langley, Barb and Ken Farrar of Leduc, AB. Numerous cousins: Dean (Kim) Guthrie of MacKenzie, Dell (Kerstin) Guthrie of Kamloops, Cindy (Jim) Eden of Kelowna, Malonie (Dean) Knoblauch of Vancouver, Sheryl (Andrew) Mawdsley of Abbotsford, Doug Tewnion of Vancouver, Darlene (Zach) Linkowich of Cochrane, AB, Daryll (Jennifer) Farrar of Edmonton, AB, Goddaughters: Adrianna and Casandra Cosco. Some of his dearest friends Clint (Seanna) Proulx, Travis (Jen) Cosco, Dan (Kari) Overwater and Tania (Blake) Govett. Lee was predeceased by grandparents Mary and Dick Looy.
Lee touched the hearts of many people; his wonderful smile, the laughter that would be heard from afar and his embracing hugs will be forever remembered. His passion was baseball and was a great part of his life, he also enjoyed camping, fishing and the great outdoors. Lee lived life to its fullest and never worried about tomorrow.
A Service to Celebrate Lee’s life will be held in the Blackwell Room at the Plaza Heritage Hotel (405 Victoria St.) on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11:00 am. We wish to encourage all of Lee’s baseball friends to wear their team jerseys.
The family requests that any expressions of sympathy should take the form of a donation to the Kamloops Minor baseball Association, donation forms will be available at the service or can be mailed to K. Pasemko, 212 Chetwynd Dr., Kamloops, BC V2H 1L7
You are also invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line memorial register at:
Personal Alternative Funeral Services

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Merryfield, Jean Leslie

Sunday, 22 Nov 2009
Merryfield, Jean Leslie

Jean Merryfield
April 25, 1926 – November 22, 2009 

It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Merryfield announces her passing at 83 years. Jean is survived by her loving husband Earl Merryfield of 56 years, her children Marion, Jim (Karin), Leslie (Terry) and Shirley (Bill); nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one sister Gladys Moffat and many extended family and friends. . 
We wish to express a great sense of joy and pride for the life Jean lived. We have much love and many fond memories of what she brought to our family, and we will truly miss her.
A special thank you to Dr. Schepansky and staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for all your compassion and care. A Memorial Service for Jean will be held on Friday, January 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the Kamloops United Church, 421 St.Paul Street.
Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Gizeh Transportation Fund 3550 Wayburne Drive Burnaby B.C. V5G 3K9 or the Canadian Cancer Foundation 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 
Arrangements are entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services

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Takhar, Devinderjit Kaur

Saturday, 21 Nov 2009
Takhar, Devinderjit Kaur

(Allowal, India)
Sept 15, 1955 – Nov 21, 2009

We are saddened to announce that Devinderjit Kaur Takhar passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 21, 2009.
She was born in a village (Atta) and grew up in Jandiala where she completed her studies, and at the age of 17 was married. She was a family loving lady who always took care of others. She stood as a pillar in the family and taught her children in hard times, and taught them the moral values of humanity. Devinderjit was very charming and sometimes made faces to make her family smile. She visited England to meet her parents and then America. After a separation of 10 years, she came to Canada to live with her son, but unfortunately luck was not with her, and she only had 5 months and 6 days before passing away, after a long illness. No one can fill the loss which we have faced. A strong, honest, hard working woman, she will always remain in our hearts.
She will be missed by her husband Avtar Singh Takhar, her son Sukhjeevan Singh Takhar and daughter in law Kulwinder Kaur Takhar, her grandson Hardilpreet Singh Takhar and granddaughters Jasmeet and Navleen Takhar; her daughter Navjeet Takhar and her mother Bimal Johal of the United Kingdom. Also left to cherish her memory, her brothers Gurpal (Rashpal) Johal, Hardev (Resham) Johal, Harneck (Baljit) Johal and Gurmail (Surinder) Johal and seven nephews and four nieces, Charanjit & Manjit Aujla, Sandhu, Hothi and Malhi families.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street. Cremation to follow at Pine Grove Crematorium.
Should friends desire, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 201- 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3 in memory of Devinderjit.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service,
telephone 250-374-1454.

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De Graaf, Linda Rose

Friday, 20 Nov 2009


June 14, 1956 ~
Nov. 20, 2009

Our time together was short – only 4 years. But I miss you and will never forget you or the love we both felt for each other. From the first time we saw each other, it was meant to be and we fell in love. We faced a lot of obstacles that tried to interfere with our love for each other and at the end we were still together, fighting the greatest obstacle of all – the one that took you away from me. The ultimate test of our love for each other.

You will always be in my thoughts
and heart.

Loved and missed by
your partner,

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Pellerin, J. Philippe

Thursday, 19 Nov 2009
Pellerin, J. Philippe

J. Philippe Pellerin
1940 – 2009

J. Philippe Pellerin passed away at his home in Kamloops, BC on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 69 years of age. He is survived by his children Rene (Kelly) Pellerin of Kamloops, BC and Shelly (Kevin) Lindley of Calgary, Alberta; his grandchildren Aurora Lindley and Brooke Lindley; his brothers and sisters Lucien (Gibby) and Yvonne Pellerin, Yvette Korody, Alfred and Elaine Pellerin, Louise Corriveau, Dennis and Gloria (Micky) Pellerin, Emile and Patricia Pellerin, Amie Pellerin, Gisele and Brian Langford, Florence and Greg Nolan, Marcel and Jackie Pellerin.
Dad was born on May 1, 1940 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. He worked as a steamfitter (pipefitter) at the Weyerhauser Pulp Mill for 28 years. He loved his trade and the time that he worked for the mill. His coworkers were his friends. Dad loved the outdoors – hunting, fishing, camping, curling and winter vacations in Mexico.
Family Reunions in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan were Dad’s favourite family events and he cherished every moment spent with his brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces. The Pellerin family history was a passion of dads and he told us many stories from his research.
Dad loved to socialize with friends and was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, The Lions International (Paddle Wheelers of Kamloops) and the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers Union of Canada, Local 10.
Dad will be laid to rest at a Family Graveside Service in Albertville, Saskatchewan. A Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Hall, 755 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC on November 28, 2009 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.
We miss you Dad.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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Cottrell, John Maurice Herbert

Monday, 16 Nov 2009
Cottrell, John Maurice Herbert

It is with profound sadness that we wish to announce the passing of John Maurice Herbert Cottrell on Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 69 years of age. John was born on November 28th, 1939 in Vancouver, BC.
John is survived by his devoted wife, Grace Cottrell, his son Michael and his daughters Heather and Yvonne. He also leaves behind his brother, David Cottrell of Vernon, BC and sister Patricia Whipple of Penticton, BC as well as his nieces and nephews.
John and his parents, brother and sister lived in several small communities around the Interior and Fraser Canyon throughout his life. These included Chilliwack, Monte Lake and Cache Creek, the latter of which is where his father owned a small family restaurant called Hungry Herby’s. Eventually John settled in Kamloops where he lived for almost 45 years.
John moved to Blue River at the age of 21 to start a general store called the Lo-Boy Market. He then moved to Kamloops and opened Surplus Sales on Lansdowne Street that later moved to the North Shore and was renamed Surplus Herby’s. His passion for his work helped his business to thrive and he later opened two more stores in Vernon and Williams Lake.
John will be remembered by all that loved him as a generous, kind man who always had time for charitable pursuits and helping those in need. John’s achievements also included being named Entrepreneur of the Month by Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and he was a long-serving member of the Lion’s Club, and a member of the Kamloops and District Fish and Game Club. He was also a former President of the North Shore Business Improvement Association and avid patron of minor sports in the Kamloops area including soccer, hockey and softball.
In memory of John, and the way he lived his life, we ask his friends and family to do something kind for someone else.
A Celebration of Life will be held on November 27, 2009 at 2:30 pm at the Kamloops Town Lodge and Convention Centre located at 1250 Rogers Way.
Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 or the Vernon Jubilee Hospital ICU, 2101-32ND Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2 in memory of John would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service,
telephone 250-374-1454.

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Anderson, Robert Preston

Monday, 16 Nov 2009
Anderson, Robert Preston

In Loving Memory
Robert Preston Anderson
1920 - 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Robert Preston Anderson on November 16th, 2009 at the age of 89 years. Bob was born in Kennard, Nebraska on June 26th, 1920 and was living in Panama City Beach Florida at the time of his death.
After graduating from high school Bob married his home town sweetheart, Betty Jane Johnson and spent his summers in the Nebraska National Guard.
The day after Pearl Harbor his entire medical services company went to Kansas where they became part of the 3rd Division and was deployed overseas. After dealing with the carnage of the landings on the beaches on D Day, Bob transferred to the infantry retaining his First Sergeant’s status and fought his way to Germany, participating in the Hedgerows, Battle of the Bulge, and Liberation of Concentration Camps. After the war Bob stayed in the army reserve finally retiring as an officer in the late 1950’s.
As a young husband and father Bob worked hard to pay his way through San Francisco State University and even played football for his team. He became an enthusiastic Junior High school teacher and loved to coach sports. He earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Education in Southern California and taught at Pomona and Gary High Schools. His summers were spent running a travelling boys’ camp called “Jeep’s Trails” and it was on one of these camping trips, returning from Alaska, that he discovered Agate Bay Hunting and Fishing Resort on Adams Lake. He immediately fell in love with the area, purchased the resort and moved his family to Canada in the Spring of 1964.
For the next 30 summers Bob ran Agate Bay Resort and thoroughly enjoyed the hunting, fishing, and farming that his home and area had to offer. One of his passions was supporting the Barriere Lions Club of which he was a long time active member and president. His winters were spent teaching and from 1972 to 1980 he was principal at Barriere Secondary School. We are sure that his students will remember him and his coworkers for their ambitious undertakings that made attending his school a positive experience. Shop classes that built homes, tree planting crews who earned money for school vans, and who can forget the agriculture classes where he allowed students to wash their show lambs in the change room showers. He taught his students to be proud of their school and generated great “school spirit”.
When Bob retired as principal he continued to live a very active life. He was even still slalom waterskiing in his late 70’s! He spent the winter months in California where he and his wife performed in the Indio Date Festival Theatrical Choir, volunteered for many tennis and golfing tournaments and were active members of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Bob loved volunteering for the “Bob Hope Chrysler Golf Tournament” and dedicated the next 25 winters of his life as a Marshall Volunteer eventually becoming Marshall Chairman.
Bob is survived by his three children Sherrie Gooder of Atlanta, Georgia (husband Gary, grandchildren Kevin, Cory, Lisa and 8 great-grandchildren), Robert Anderson Jr. of Adams Lake (wife Beverly, grandchildren Jill, Hawley, Robyn and 6 great-grandchildren), and Abbie Anderson of Guam (husband William Craig, grandchildren Elizabeth, Stephanie, Jessecca, and one great-grandchild). Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Betty Jane, his brother James Anderson and his sister Ella Sue Smith.

“Bob Who” of which our father was affectionately called is our Agate Bay Icon. We can only hope that we have inherited his stamina for a long, active life … we love you dad.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still - in each new dawn.

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Johnson, Charlie David Edward (Chuck)

Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009
Johnson, Charlie David Edward (Chuck)

Charlie (Chuck)
David Edward
August 16, 1938 - November 10, 2009

A service of remembrance and tea was held Saturday, November 14, 2009 for Charlie who passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2009.
Surviving him is his loving wife Gladys, son Edward (Jill) Johnson, daughter Charlotte (Earl) Makortoff, his cherished grandchildren; Jeramy, Melissa and Caleb Makortoff and his dog Buster (The Boss).
The family wishes to thank everyone for all their support and kindness, and for those who cared for Charlie.
Donations can be made in Charlie's memory to the SPCA, The Kidney Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Kamloops Hospice Association.
A private family ceremony will be held in the spring of 2010 in Salmon Arm, BC.

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Kembel, Archie Oliver

Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009
Kembel, Archie Oliver

November 23, 1929 to November 10, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce Archie's sudden passing. Archie was a proud father and grandfather. He is dearly missed by his sons, Gary (Heather) and Don (Phyllis), his daughter, Joanne (Howard), and his grandchildren. Archie is also mourned by his siblings, Anne, Dick, Vern and Verna. He was predeceased by Shirley, his wife of 57 years, who left us on July 20, 2009. Archie's heart was broken without her and we know he is now at peace.
Archie and Shirley loved long summer days by their Kamloops backyard pool, often with their visiting children and grandchildren Derek, Karen and Alex (Donald); Graeme and Evelyn (Gary); and Hannah and Emily (Joanne). Archie loved to golf and three times he achieved a hole-in-one.
Archie was born in Luseland, Saskatchewan to parents Alexander and Minnie Kembel and was one of eight children. Archie and Shirley married in 1952 and lived in Kamsack, Saskatchewan and The Pas, Manitoba before moving to Kamloops in 1975. Archie worked with the Canadian National Railroad until 1988, when he retired. He had many hobbies, including a second business in The Pas as an apiarist with hundreds of hives of bees and building and flying model airplanes.
Service at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Donations to Royal Inland Hospital or the Canadian Lung Association.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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