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Stringer, George Everett

Sunday, 07 Aug 2011
Stringer, George Everett

GEORGE EVERETT STRINGER
Sept 23, 1925 – Aug 7, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, George Everett Stringer.
George was born in Fort Stewart, Ontario. He was the second of six children. He enlisted in the Canadian Infantry at the age of 16 and served in WW2 in Northern Africa, Italy, France and Holland. He was sent to Vernon, B.C. for Officer Training where he met his beloved future wife Evelyn. After completing high school and grade 13 in Ontario, he returned to B.C. and enrolled at UBC. He received a Masters Degree in biology to become a Fisheries Biologist. He initially worked in Kelowna as a biologist for the B.C. government. In 1967 he was transferred to Kamloops to become the Regional Director of the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch until his retirement.
He is survived by his five children Joyce Hyam (Bob), Shirley Torreggiani, Sheila Bennett, Christine Dinicol (Bill), Shane Stringer (Jen), seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Helen Armstrong and brother Leonard Stringer. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn in 2010, sister Joyce and brothers Mel and Eric.
The family wishes to thank the many caring staff of Royal Inland Hospital and his many loyal friends.
Many people will remember George as an accomplished curler and enthusiastic horse trainer and breeder. We will all remember Dad’s determination, quiet dignity and compassion for all life.
A Celebration of George’s life will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.
Should friends desire, donations to the R I H Foundation (ICU Campaign), 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of George would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoenings.com

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Harper, Thomas Charles (Tom)

Sunday, 07 Aug 2011
Harper, Thomas Charles (Tom)

Thomas Charles (Tom)
Harper
Born: January 6, 1945 in Vancouver, BC
Passed Away: August 7, 2011 in Kamloops, BC
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother Tom following a difficult battle with cancer.
Tom will be deeply missed by his brothers John (Denise), Geramy (Lynn) and Mark (Brenda) and sister Beverly (John) Miller as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tom was born in Vancouver, grew up in Ladner, moving with his family to Kamloops in 1963. Over the years he worked in sawmills and in the construction industry in the Kamloops area. He was well known for his hard working attitude. In later life the effects of a critical car accident Tom survived in early childhood caught up with him and he was no longer able to work. He became a well know fixture in downtown Kamloops and to the many folks who live in the neighborhood of Garden Manor.
The family would like to thank the many people who took an interest in Tom over the years. He quietly loved many and showed he cared through gifts and by offering a hand when needed. His occasional angry outbursts, the result of his head injury and illness, were always followed by a heartfelt apology. He meant well.
Thanks goes to the staff of Garden Manor who provided Tom with a home for many years. More recently Tom was a resident of Ponderosa and there are no words to adequately express our gratitude to the caring Ponderosa staff who loved and cared for Tom over the past year. Finally, to the incredible staff at the Kamloops Cancer Clinic who worked so hard to help Tom during his cancer treatment, thank you for your professional skill and your kindness.
A private family celebration of Tom’s life
will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoenings.com

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Philcox, Bryan Glenn

Saturday, 06 Aug 2011
Philcox, Bryan Glenn

PHILCOX, Bryan Glenn
August 14, 1963 - August 6, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce Bryan's passing on August 6th, in Langley, BC.
Bryan was born in Kamloops, BC and grew up in Westsyde. He was one of five sons of Allan and Verna Philcox.
Bryan loved playing sports, particularly hockey and was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, especially with his grandfather. Bryan worked in the construction industry, honing his skills as a spray insulator.
Bryan met the love of is life, Tanya, who together spent their early years in Calgary before moving to the lower mainland, marrying, and raising three beautiful boys. They could often be found at numerous arenas and sports fields proudly supporting their sons. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the care, compassion and friendships he received and cherished from the staff and his housemates at Connect Care in Langley during the last five years.
Bryan is survived by his wife Tanya, his sons Jeremy, Brandon, and Alex, mother Verna, and brothers Roland (Leisa), Jerry (Katrina), Jude (Tanya), and Kelly. He also had numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Bryan was a loving husband, father, son, brother and a great friend to many. His companionship will never be forgotten, only remembered and cherished.
A memorial service will be held in Kamloops, BC at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive., on Saturday, August 13th at 2:00p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be emailed to the family from
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Shannon, Richard Blake

Saturday, 06 Aug 2011
Shannon, Richard Blake

Richard Blake Shannon
January 7, 1925 - August 6, 2011
Richard (Dick) was born in Vancouver, B.C. where he attended UBC. He joined the navy and served three years on the minesweeper HMCS Swift Current. Shortly after his release in 1945, he met Cecile who later became his wife of 64 years.
In 1974 after years of owning his own flooring business Richard and Cecile moved to Kamloops. Several years later they moved to Barrier where they built two homes. Richard worked at Fadear Creek Sawmill and after retiring returned to Kamloops where he and Cecile enjoyed the gardens of their Dallas home. Richard worked hard and played hard, motocross racing, hunting, traveling, enjoying life to it’s fullest.
After a valiant battle with cancer Richard passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was a kind, generous and loving man and will be sadly missed by us all.
He is survived by his wife Cecile, daughters Barbara Beck (Allan) and Carol Shannon (Martin), grandsons, Frederick of Japan, Brian (Katherine) of Sun Peaks, great grandsons, Cayden and Foxx along with many nieces and nephews.
Richard was predeceased by his mother Lottie Isobel, father John Edward, sisters Madeline, Evelyn and Helen, brothers Gordon and Jack, and grandson, Richard.
There will be no service by request.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation,
in Richard’s memory, to a charity of your choice.

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Neilson (nee Heise), Norma May

Friday, 05 Aug 2011
Neilson (nee Heise), Norma May

NORMA MAY NEILSON
(née HEISE)
1929 ~ 2011
Norma passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Friday, August, 5, 2011.
Norma was born on February 26, 1929 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. She moved to Calgary after school and married Bill Neilson on October 9, 1953. They celebrated 53 years of marriage together prior to Bill’s passing in January of 2006. Together they had five children, Debbie (Colin) Farquharson of Kamloops, Brenda (Len) Nugent of Didsbury, Alberta, Robert Neilson (Gary Burke) of Vancouver, Valerie (Mark) Fleming of Didsbury, Alberta and Jim (Janice) Neilson of Kamloops, and four grandchildren, Lisa and Sara Farquharson and Zac and Katie Fleming.
Norma was very well liked wherever she went. She had an outgoing personality and smiled at everyone she met, whether she knew them or not. Norma loved to sew and play the piano and was very well known at the RIH Auxiliary for her many creations that she sewed and donated to the hospital store with her logo of “two hearts.”
The family wished to express their grateful appreciation for the wonderful care that Norma received at the Renaissance, as well as Ridgeview Lodge the last few years. A special thank you to Josey, for being her friend and hairdresser for over 35 years. A HUGE thank you to Colin, her son in-law for taking care of Norma since Bill’s passing and going above and beyond the duties of “son in-law,” you deserve a medal for all the love and compassion that you gave our Mom, and we thank you and appreciate all that you’ve done.
There will be no formal service as per Norma’s wishes.
Arrangements entrusted to
Personal Alternative Funeral Services
250-554-2324

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Taylor, Cameron Earl

Friday, 05 Aug 2011
Taylor, Cameron Earl

CAMERON EARL TAYLOR
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cameron. Cam ended his journey on August 5, 2011 surrounded with the love of the greatest treasures of his life, Bonny, Tammi, Cheryl, Karrie, Brayden, Rylan, Makayla, Kashlee, and Kytinn. Cam was very thankful he did not travel this journey alone. With him were those who loved him dearly and will remember him always. Bonny, his wife of 41 years, his mother Mabel, his girls Tammi (Bryan), Cheryl (Richard), Karrie (Brian), and his grandchildren Brayden, Rylan, Makayla, Kashlee and Kytinn, his sons by choice Warren, Heith and Josh.
Much love and thanks to all who selflessly gave of themselves in every way possible throughout Cams’ courageous battle with cancer. Although not named, please know your actions, kind words and positive energy does not go un-noticed.
Special thanks to the friends and family who supported Cam and his ladies from the beginning to the end of his journey. Cams’ brothers and their wives, Bob and Bonnie, Kel & Jackie, Malcolm & Carol, family and friends, Laverne & Rudy, Randy & Vera, Roland & Linda, Lavona & Bucky, Raymond, Steven & Cheryl, Audrey and Diane.
Cam was born May 23, 1951 in Enderby, BC and moved to Westwold at a young age where he met a little girl who was to become his soul mate, Bonny. They were married in 1970 and lived in the Westwold, Monte Lake area where they raised there three daughters.
Cams’ love of logging began at age 14 and after 45 years it still gave him a thrill to get up and go to work. He became partners of Martin Mountain Logging in the early 1980’s and sole owner in 2007. He earned respect from everyone who worked with him. He never expected anyone to work harder than him or do anything he wouldn’t do. He was truly the hardest working man ever. If you were lucky enough to know Cam, you were given a gift of a lifetime.
Cam had a contagious laugh and radiant smile that will be forever remembered and always missed. His love of nature, hunting and fishing was shared by many friends and family. All who knew Cam will remember him and his constant canine companions. To some he was known as the Dog Whisperer. It was very important for Cam to share these passions with his children and grandchildren; he spent countless hours patiently teaching them all they needed to know. His plan this year was to retire with his wife in their cabin at Scuitto Lake, of which they affectionately named “A Little Piece of Heaven”. Although this did not happen we are sure his spirit will forever be tossing out the line searching for the big one or following the trail of the elusive mule deer buck, big horn sheep, elk or bear.
Cam, you will be forever loved, and greatly missed.
We invite all to participate in The Celebration of The Journey of Cams’ Life. Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Cam and Bonnys’ home, 3620 Garrett Road, Kamloops ( 5 minutes up highway 97, turn left on to Hannah Road, and then a right on to Garrett Road.) Donations warmly welcomed to the SPCA in the honor of Cam Taylor and his love of dogs
Arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services 250-554-2324

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Maze, Stephan Andrew

Wednesday, 03 Aug 2011
Maze, Stephan Andrew

STEPHAN ANDREW MAZE
1927 ~ 2011
Stephen Andrew Maze of Kamloops passed away on August 3, 2011 at 83 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Nancy, children Richard Maze, Peter Maze (Tamara Nesbitt) and Karen (Tyrone) Kennedy, all of Kamloops; grandchildren Stuart & Silken and Stephan & Thomas Maze, Hannah & Emma Kennedy; sister Julie (Jake) Redekop; Mike & Dorothy Lofting, Wendy & Ron Ward, David & Chris Lofting, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Andrew and Katherine Mazurevich, and brothers Alex and Freddy Mazurevich.
The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August, 13, 2011 in the Valleyview Bible Church, 2386 Trans Canada Hwy, with Pastor Dan Warkentin officiating.
Special thanks to Dr. Steve Rollheiser, and to Home and Community Care Services.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Stephan may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
Arrangements entrusted to
Personal Alternative Funeral Services
250-554-2324

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McKinnon, Scott Andrew

Wednesday, 03 Aug 2011
McKinnon, Scott Andrew

In Loving Memory of
Scott Andrew McKinnon
March 26, 1963 – August 3, 2011
Scott passed away Wednesday evening, August 3, 2011, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He left us with peace of mind and love in his heart. Unlike most people who wake up everyday and do the same simple routine, Scott woke up with a smile on his face and determination in his heart to make it through the day. Since being diagnosed in 2008, he lived each day to the fullest and truly believed in quality of life. He never complained or asked for help and his biggest concern was how everyone else was doing. He was always there for his family and friends.
This beautiful and honest man touched every person he knew with his infectious laugh and higher than life spirit. He used every bit of strength he had left to make it to his 24th wedding anniversary with high school sweetheart and best friend, Jane. He was a father to Jennifer (Jason), Carly and Brianne, a son to Wilf and Carol, a brother to Corrina (Tony), Uncle to many and an amazing friend to all.
The memory of Scott will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved him. Farewell Scott, you are finally at peace.
The family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff at the Hospice House as well as the Kamloops Cancer Clinic for their compassionate support.
A celebration of Scott’s life will be held at 1:30pm on August 21st, 2011 at The Desert Gardens Senior Centre, 540 Seymour Street, Kamloops.
In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, the family requests donations are made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops BC. V2E 2S9, in memory of Scott.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Cremation Centre - 250-554-2429

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Owen, Paul Jerome

Wednesday, 03 Aug 2011
Owen, Paul Jerome

OWEN, PAUL JEROME
It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our husband, our father, our grandfather, our friend. 
After a three year battle with lung cancer, Paul Jerome Owen quietly passed away on August 3rd, 2011 at the tender age of 74.
Paul will be remembered most for his love of the finer things in life. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing with his wife and attending Blue Grass festivals. Later in life he become quite fond of metal detecting, gold panning and geo caching. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved to travel with the love of his life.
Paul is predeceased by his brothers Charles (Chuck) and Bob and daughter Lynne and survived by his loving wife Jean (Jeannie), his son Jerry, daughters Diane (Craig), Christine, Lori (Shane), and Susan (Jay) and his many grandchildren - Sharmayne, Charity, Breanna, Jessica, Kelsi, Katey, Geremi, Brannon and Emma.
 Although Paul is now free from pain and suffering and in a much better place, he will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Special thanks go to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House for their support and kindness through his final days.
By request there will be no formal service but a celebration of life will be held by family at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to
FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129.
EMAIL condolences and share memories at
www.fischersfuneralservices.com

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Graham, William

Monday, 01 Aug 2011
Graham, William

WILLIAM GRAHAM
April 19, 1926 - August 1, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ida, his daughters Sharon (Kevin), Judy (Ron), son David, five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Also left to cherish his memory are his sister Clare and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Tom and later his mother Clare and step father Harvey Park, his three brothers Walter, Charles and Melvin and his sons Corey and Robert.
He was born in Stavely, Alberta and later moved to B.C. Bill lived life to the fullest, boating for years on the Shuswap with family and friends. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling throughout BC, Alberta, Alaska and the U.S.
No formal service by request, please take a moment to reflect on his life.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com

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