Beveridge, Gary Thomas

Sunday, 09 Nov 2008
Beveridge, Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas Beveridge
Born: September 27, 1935
With deep sadness we announce that Gary Beveridge died unexpectedly, late in the evening on November 9, 2008 after a difficult illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Margaret, and his two sons Tom (Shirley) and Richard (Erika and Kennedy Rankin). Also mourning his passing are his older sister Gael (Andy Hebenton) and their family. A quiet and reflective man, Gary spent his professional life as an educator and continued to volunteer his time working with children for nearly 10 years after his retirement from the School District in 1999. His passion for helping children was a core part of his being, as was his enduring love for the outdoors. Gary brought us joy with his dry sense of humour and he inspired us with his determination to lead a life focused on human service, even when the physical challenges of his disability made volunteering a significant sacrifice.
Our family wishes to extend our thanks to the many doctors, nurses and community care personnel who cared for Gary during his recent hospitalization. Particular gratitude is extended to Dr. Mavis Hollman, Les Hall and the nursing staffs of 6 South and 3 West who offered tremendous patience and support for Gary and our family. Your kindness and compassion were truly a blessing.
At Gary’s request, there will be no memorial service. Should friends desire to commemorate Gary, donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ( would be gratefully accepted.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line memorial register at:
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services. (250) 554-2324

Charkos, Ryan John

Saturday, 08 Nov 2008
Charkos, Ryan John


September 30th, 2008 - November 8th, 2008

It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, Ryan on November 8, 2008.
Ryan is survived by his mom, Jenny and dad, Mike, 2-1/2 year old brother Michael, as well as his grandparents Mike and Cheryl Charkos, Shelley Munro, Dag Goddyn, Gerald Munro, great grandparents, Wendy and Bruce Huddlestone, Mike and Nellie Charkos, cousin Mya Charkos, aunties Kasey, Kirstin, Chelsie, Megan, Chelsea and uncles Matthew and Colton.
Ryan was a very good baby who was loved by everyone who knew him. He was very happy and full of smiles and happiness and will be missed dearly.
There will be a very private and intimate family service.
Kamloops Funeral Home
(250) 554-2577

Riggs, Leonard

Saturday, 08 Nov 2008
Riggs, Leonard

April 1, 1947 ~ November 8, 2008

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Leonard Riggs at the age of 61 years, on Saturday, November 8, 2008. Len was born on April 1, 1947 in Cutknife, Sask. He attended school in Baldwinton and Turtleford, Sask. before moving with his family to Chilliwack in 1966 and then to Kamloops in 1971.
Len leaves behind his mother, Jean of Kamloops, brother, Wayne (Sheila) Riggs, nephews Trevor, Jason and Stephen, all of Delta, BC. He was predeceased by his father Gordon in 1977. Len will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Len worked as a detailer at several automobile dealerships in Kamloops since 1972. He enjoyed boating and camping in his RV throughout BC and Alberta, and spent many happy hours looking after his trailers and campers.
Prayers will be recited at 7:30 on Friday, November 14 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops, BC. The Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m. with Archbishop Adam Exner O.M.I. officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Kamloops Funeral Home
(250) 554-2577

Sackett, Alice

Saturday, 08 Nov 2008

Alice Sackett
Feb 26,1933
~ Nov 8, 2008
You have arrived at your final destination paradise. You are on an all inclusive vacation of a lifetime.
Free 1st class airfare, free 7 star luxury accommodations, free 1st class dining with the king and all his royal subjects. Weather will be sunny and warm 24/7. There will be breathtaking scenery at every turn. Wildlife of every species imaginable, as well as a never ending list of things to see and do beyond your wildest imagination.
We love you dearly and will miss you immensely, but we know that in just a little while, we will see you again.
Give Jesus lots of hugs and kisses from all of us. Jesus would like you to book your vacation in advance. Its as simple as asking him into
your heart.
As request by Alice no formal service will take place.
Kamloops Funeral Home

Fattor, Silvano

Tuesday, 04 Nov 2008

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Silvano Fattor on November 4, 2008. He leaves behind with broken hearts his wife, Adelis, his two sons Marco (Sandra) and Davide (Tammy), his four grandchildren, Sasha, Luca, Matteo, Luca, his soon to be born grandson, his mother, Armida, his sister Silvana (Marino) and their daughter, Sara and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Silvano was predeceased by his father Primo.Silvano was a loving husband, father, friend and mentor to many. His four grandchildren were his pride and joy. They were always in his thoughts and in his conversations.
Silvano was born on July 25, 1940 in Duino, Aurisina, Province of Trieste, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1975 and moved to Toronto where he continued his trade as a mechanic for Fiat Canada. In 1976 he moved to Vancouver Island where he continued his trade. In 1978 he married Adelis. In 1980 the family moved to Kamloops where he went to work at Torino Motors and later, Franco’s Auto Service. Silvano retired in 2000. While his retirement was well deserved, it also meant that many Kamloops motorists would no longer have their number one mechanic.
Following his retirement, Silvano’s passion for growing grapes, making wine, gardening, raising birds, mushroom picking, fishing and hunting flourished. Nothing pleased Silvano more than sharing his talents, knowledge, and the fruits of his labour with his family and many friends. His reputation as a grape grower, wine maker, and owner of an allegedly noisy peacock often resulted in media recognition. Silvano was often embarrassed by this attention but throughout this he remained humble.
Silvano was an active member of the Colombo Lodge. He was also a member of the Kamloops Wine Association where he served in numerous capacities, including Vice President. While Silvano’s time here was short, he lived a full and complete life right until the time of his passing. Silvano will be deeply missed by all whose lives he enriched…
Prayers will be recited at the Holy Family Church, 2797 Sunset Drive on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. The Reverend Father Larry MacLennan will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at the church on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
On-line condolences may be expressed at

Freund, AnnaMaria

Tuesday, 04 Nov 2008
Freund, AnnaMaria

1929 – 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of AnnaMaria Freund on Tuesday evening, November 4, 2008, after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 79 years.
AnnaMaria is survived by her loving husband Heinrich Freund; children Hildegard Buchanan of Kamloops BC and Karl (Erica) Freund of Burnaby BC; grandchildren Nicole, Christopher, Charles, Steven, Kevin and Neil; sister Elisabeth Bugelnig; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
She was predeceased by her parents, Johan and Anna Pregernig, and by her brothers Hans and Ludwig Pregernig.
AnnaMaria was born on February 15, 1929 in Kolbnitz, Austria. She immigrated to Canada as an RN in October 1951. She met and married the love of her life on October 13, 1956. After they married, they moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands, became self employed and retired there in 1989. In 1994 they moved to Kamloops. AnnaMaria enjoyed gardening, her walks through Riverside Park (especially the “Rose Garden” with Henry), her grandchildren and the 18 years they spent “snowbirding” together down south.
Special thanks to the many friends and family for their kind words and loving support, and also Dr. Schumacher, the staff at Royal Inland Hospital and Kamloops Hospice.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the St. John Vianney Parish, 2826 Bank Road, Westsyde, Kamloops. Father Wladyslaw Karciarz, OMI, Celebrant. A reception and celebration of AnnaMaria’s life will follow in the church hall.
The family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9, or to the MS Society of Canada, Kamloops Chapter, 180-546 St. Paul St., Kamloops BC, V2C 5T1.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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Bond, Joan Evelyn

Sunday, 02 Nov 2008
Bond, Joan Evelyn

Bond, Joan Evelyn (née Fill)

On Sunday, Nov 2, 2008 Joan passed away suddenly and peacefully at the age of 83.
Predeceased by her husband William (Bill), her parents Jim and Susan, twin brothers Harold and Howard. She is survived by her sister Joyce (Fulton), son Trevor (Sue), daughters Denise Bond and Michele (Cameron) Armstrong, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joan was born and raised in Kamloops and spent most of her life here. Her greatest joy was her family and being surrounded by people. Many will remember Joan from her working years at the Bay and Coopers Foods in Valleyview until her retirement. She was dedicated to her church and enjoyed life to the fullest. Joan’s love of life and joyous spirit was a pleasure to all who knew her, she will be dearly missed.
“We love you Mom”
The family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Kamloops SPCA, 1211 8th St., Kamloops, BC, V2B 2Y3.
A Memorial Service to Celebrate Joan’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 6th Ave. and Douglas St. at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 7, 2008.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services.
(250) 554-2324.

Menzies, Virginia Trussell

Sunday, 02 Nov 2008


On Sunday,
November 2, 2008, Mrs. Virginia Trussell Menzies passed away at the age of 94 years. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Bill Britton, Sheila and Bob Holzer and Anne and Brian Ross will lovingly remember Virginia. She also leaves to cherish her memory, 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grand children and 2 great great-grandchildren. Her beloved husband John Donald Menzies predeceased her in 2001.
Reverend John Phelps will conduct the Memorial Service in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC, on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 2:00 PM.
If friends desire, donations to the Kamloops Food Bank, P.O. Box 1513 Station Main, 171 Wilson Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 6L8, in memory of Virginia Menzies would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service,

Lang, Jean Noel

Saturday, 01 Nov 2008
Lang, Jean Noel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Jean Noel Lang on the 1st of November, 2008. Jean is survived by her sons Bill of Kamloops and Pat (Brenda) of Kamloops, granddaughter Katelyn of Calgary, her daughter Maureen (Vince) Wilsher, grandson James and granddaughter Hailey all of Kamloops and her sister Amy Burke of Warner, Alberta and extended family.
Jean is predeceased by her parents Vern and Amy Hunt, husband Jim, brother Tracy, sisters Mary and Robina and grandson Matthew.
Jean was born December 25, 1924 in Milk River, Alberta. Jean served in the Canadian Army from 1943 till 1946 in Suffield, Alberta. Jean met her soul mate Jim and they married in 1950.
Jean and Jim purchased the Louis Creek General Store in 1964 which they ran for 9 years and raised their three children, until Jim passed away in 1973. Jean moved to Kamloops in 1975 spending her last 10 years at Glenfair where she met many new friends.
Jean was a strong, ambitious and happy lady. She looked after the elderly and handicapped, she was a post master, involved with the Rocky Mountain Rangers and was a Legion member. She loved to play bingo (was very lucky) and go to the casino.
Jean’s children and grandchildren were always #1 to her, as she was and always will be #1 in their hearts. They will miss her always, and she will never be forgotten.
A Celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2008 between 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 609 Brandon Avenue (North Shore).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 in memory of Jean would be appreciated.
The family wish to thank Tom Mitchell and staff of Schoening Funeral Service for their help and guidance.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250 – 374 – 1454.

Pow, James “Jim”

Saturday, 01 Nov 2008
Pow, James “Jim”

1938 ~ 2008

James “Jim” Pow of Kamloops passed away on November 1, 2008 at 69 years of age.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret, children Colin (Carol) Pow of Maple Ridge BC and Richard (Yvonne) Pow of Smithers; grandchildren Dylan, Chaylene, Starlene, Moriah, Hannah, and Autumn; sister Marguerite Unger and brother Brian Pow; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter Heather Abshire, parents Frank and Daisy Pow, sister Janet, and brother Norman.
Jim was born in Kelowna, BC and moved to Nesbitt, Manitoba at a very young age. At the age of 18 he joined the Canadian Air Force where he served 10 years. After he finished his service, he moved his family back to Salmon Arm, BC. Jim farmed for many years and also worked in the Real Estate Market.
In 1982 he married the love of his life, Margaret, and resided in Salmon Arm, moving to the Lower Mainland in 1984. In 1996, they moved to Logan Lake and recently resided in Kamloops.
Jim worked for BC Transit and Farwest Coach as a Transit Operator up until his retirement in June 2007. After his retirement, Jim spent many hours playing his favourite card games, Poker and Bridge. As well, he spent many enjoyable hours on the golf course.
There will be no formal ceremony at Jim’s request, however donations in Jim’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2B3, if friends so desire.
Kamloops Funeral Home
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