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Lavigne, Viola Elsie

Friday, 23 Apr 2010
Lavigne, Viola Elsie

1936 ~ 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Viola Elsie Lavigne on April 23, 2010. She leaves behind her loving children Mike (Carla), daughter Donna (Mike), grandsons, Tyson and Jacob who meant the world to her, her three sisters Olga Selinger, Ida Green and Eileen Reitmeyer.
Viola was predeceased by her husband Howard in 1997.
Viola was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and best friend, who will be greatly missed. She enjoyed working in the painting Industry for the past thirty years in which time she touched the lives of many painters and customers. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the BC Ambulance Society and especially to Klint of six north at Royal Inland Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society (Foundation), Suite 600 - 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1 or the Kamloops SPCA, 1211- 8 th St., Kamloops BC V2B 2Y3.
A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday May 1, 2010 at the Kamloops Funeral Home in the Tea Room.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
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Stringer, Barbara Evelyn

Friday, 23 Apr 2010
Stringer, Barbara Evelyn


Evelyn passed away quietly at the Overlander Senior Residence on the evening of April 23, 2010. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband George, daughters Joyce Hyam (Bob), Shirley Torreggiani, Sheila Bennett and Christine Dinicol (Bill), son Shane Stringer (Jen) and her twin brother Art Fisher from Salmon Arm, BC. Her older sister Helen Beemish left us a few years ago. Her seven grandchildren including Sandi, Erin, Kristopher, Michael, Stephen, Mark and Lisa. She also leaves behind four great grandchildren.
Evelyn was born in Armstrong hospital and lived for a few years in Armstrong. Most of her childhood years were happily spent at Shuswap Falls, a few miles beyond Lumby, BC. Her father worked at the power plant at Shuswap Falls. Evelyn attended school in Lumby and later moved to Vernon where she worked at The Bay. It was there she met her husband who was attending the Officer Training School in 1945 and they were married in 1946. Evelyn or Barbara as many called her, was a wonderful mother and worked hard at raising her family. There was a lot of sickness in those years but she was always there for her children.
As the family got older she took up Curling with a passion and was quite proficient at the game. In 1971, playing 3rd for Kelly Carin, she helped win the Provincial Curling Crown and completed nationally in New Brunswick. The team was runner-up to the national title.
Evelyn loved her garden and spent hours tending her flowers and watching the many birds that visited her birdhouses, feeders and bird baths. She enjoyed knitting, quilting and making pictures with needlepoint to give to her family to show her love. These treasured keepsakes are on display at the homes of her family. Evelyn was an avid hockey fan, loved to watch the Vancouver Canucks on TV and enjoyed listening to sports talks involving the Canucks.
Apart from her wonderful personality, she was always very organized. She was a great partner to her husband George for 64 years and a wonderful mother to all of her children.
She will live in all of our hearts and will be sorely missed.
A Celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Canon Jack Phelps officiating.
Should friends desire, donations to the S.P.C.A., 1211 – 8th Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3 would be appreciated as she was a firm supporter.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service
513 Seymour Street, telephone 250-374-1454.

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Mitchell, Florence Doreen

Thursday, 22 Apr 2010
Mitchell, Florence Doreen

Florence Doreen Mitchell
July 29, 1942 ~ April 22, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Doreen from Chase/Kamloops at the age of 67. Survived by her daughters Lenore (Jim) Mitchell of St Albert AB, Yvonne Mitchell of North Vancouver BC, and Susan (Russ) Rowe of Kamloops BC, grandchildren, Caleh, Logan, Calvin and Katlynn, brother George and sisters Joyce, Pearl and Rose. Her other relatives Gill, Janet, Mary-Jo, Tamara, Annie and many family and friends.
Florence is predeceased by her husband Doug and her sister Jean.
Doreen was born in Minnedosa Manitoba. She lived in Brandon, Winnipeg, Kamloops and Chase. Doreen enjoyed country living and long walks with her beloved dogs. Doreen also looked forward to having lunches with her family and friends. She has touched the lives of many people, animals and will be dearly missed
Special thanks to all emergency service people and Viktor Gundel and the staff at the Royal Inland Hospital. Memorial Donations may be made to the World Wildlife Fund of Canada.
A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am
on Friday April 30, 2010 at the
Kamloops Funeral Home with
Pastor Mary Widmer officiating

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Sano, John Robert

Thursday, 22 Apr 2010
Sano, John Robert

John Sano passed away peacefully on April 22, 2010 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops with his loving family by his side. John is survived by his son Robert (Kelly) Sano of Calgary and daughter Roberta Friars of Edmonton, his grandchildren; Meghan and Sean Sano, Derek, James, and Mitchell Friars, his brother Peter (Jean) Sano and family, and John’s four legged companion Mya. John was predeceased by his wife Miyo in 1999.
John spent 50 years as a Master Builder and General Contractor in Princeton and the BC Interior. John will be fondly remembered by all his family and friends.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday May 8th, 2010 in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services in Kamloops, 177 Tranquille Rd. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr. South Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services 250-554-2324
Toll Free 1-866-664-9646

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Findlay, Ian Douglas

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010
Findlay, Ian Douglas

Ian Douglas Findlay
affectionately known as ‘Doc’

Dr. Ian Douglas Findlay passed away peacefully April 20, 2010 surrounded by his family. Born at Cullen, Scotland, December 2, 1923, Ian graduated from the University of Aberdeen medical school in 1946. His inquisitive mind, friendly nature, integrity and dedication to family, work and community touched the many people he encountered during his career as a physician that spanned across 45 years and four continents. Whether as a colleague or brief acquaintance, Ian left a lasting impression that brought a smile to anyone’s face.
As a young doctor in the Royal Airforce, Ian nurtured his love of traveling and learning about other cultures, through a tour to far flung reaches of the British Empire like Ceylon and the Aden Protectorate. Following his military service Ian answered the call for physicians in Canada. It was here, as he traveled and worked his way west across the country from Newfoundland that Ian found his home, beneath the big skies and among the rivers, lakes, grasslands and mountains of Canada. In Smithers, B.C. Ian met the love of his life, Annie, forming a beautiful bond that would last 55 years. Ian and Annie were married in the south of France and spent 2 years working at a missionary hospital in Africa before eventually returning to Canada. In 1961 they settled with their young family in Kamloops where for the next 30 years Ian was a well known member of the local medical community, as public health officer between 1962 and 1970, as general practitioner with the Irving Clinic from 1971 to 1978, and later with the Workers Compensation Board where he retired in 1989. It was then that Ian and Annie were able to take up their love of travel again.
Ian brought a unique flare, energy and enthusiasm to whatever project he was involved with. He was passionate about the outdoors, loved hiking, canoeing and cross country skiing and he fostered an appreciation of the natural world among his family. He was well known for his vegetable garden and legendary raspberry patch. Ian was also a dedicated conservationist, playing a key role in the formation of Kenna Cartwright Park on Mt. Dufferin, a legacy that is enjoyed by many.
Ian is lovingly remembered by his wife Annie, children Cathie (Alex), Peter (Debbie), Anne-Marie (Bill) and Andrew (Lisa), and grandchildren Marie-Claire, Hannah, Alastair, Gabriel, Robin and Zola. The Findlay family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Ponderosa for their compassionate and loving care in making Ian’s final years comfortable and peaceful.
A Celebration of Life for Ian Findlay will be held on May 1st, 2010 at 10:00am
at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6th Ave & Douglas St.
Donations made in Ian’s name to Ponderosa Lodge are appreciated.

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Mertz, John Christian

Sunday, 18 Apr 2010
Mertz, John Christian


John Christian Mertz passed away on Apr 18, 2010 at home with his family by his side after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born Apr 16, 1948 in Kamioops, BC.
He is survived by Shannon his loving wife of 42 years, his daughter Shereen (Mike Lacey), grandchildren Parker and Hallee Lacey, sister Helen Meeley and brothers Ken and Dave.
John will always be remembered by inlaws Warren Cross (Judy), Colleen Gagne, Donna Cross, Jay Cross and nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by daughter Melissa Mertz in 2005, mother Elsie Mertz and father Otto Mertz.
John was raised in Brocklehurst and attended school at Norkam secondary. He pursued a career in carpentry and was a member of local 154 carpenters union.
John and his family were long time residents of McLure, BC prior to moving to New Zealand 1987-1992. Upon return to Canada they resided in Nanaimo (Cedar) BC where he became a small engine mechanic, working mainly on inboard/outboard motors. He spent many days fishing and enjoying time with his grandchildren.
John requests that there be no service.

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Styles, Leah Dawn

Saturday, 17 Apr 2010
Styles, Leah Dawn

Leah Dawn Styles
September 4 1965 -
April 17 2010
It breaks our hearts to announce the sudden passing of Leah Dawn Styles nee Gawdun on Saturday, April 17th 2010.
Leah was born on September 4, 1965 in Calgary, AB. She moved to Kamloops, BC in 1970 and graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary in 1983. She continued to reside in Kamloops most of her life.
Leah was a beautiful seamstress and her crafts added so much warmth to our homes.
Decorating was her passion. She was a kind, sensitive and loving person. Leah’s three sons always held a special place in her heart. Her family and close friends will always remember her sense of humour and her beautiful smile.
She will be sadly missed by her three sons Anthony, Jonathan and Dario Sirianni, her parents Fred and Arlene Gawdun, her siblings Dean (Nicky) Gawdun, Kim Banner, Rhonda (Brian) Kardelis, Keith Gawdun and husband Ivan Styles. She will also be remembered by her birth father Bob (Loretta) Radu of Arizona.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel at 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
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Paulsen, Roy C.

Friday, 16 Apr 2010
Paulsen, Roy C.


On April 16, 2010, Roy C. Paulsen passed away peacefully at the age of 84. Survived by his loving family: daughters Ginny and Geri (Sergio) and two grandsons in Italy, Matteo and Alessandro. He will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and many cherished friends. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy in 2003, his parents, brother Arnie and sister Irene.
Roy was born on September 29, 1925 in Smithers, BC to Kristian and Jennie Paulsen. He spent his boyhood in Stewart, Premier and Prince Rupert. After his father’s death in 1936, he helped support his family by working at the local butcher shop in Stewart, then went on to complete high school in Vancouver. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943, serving as a Navigator Bombardier during the war. He attended the University of British Columbia and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He worked throughout BC in Vancouver, Quesnel, Prince Rupert, Kelowna, Hope, Nanaimo, Prince George and Kamloops.
It was in Prince Rupert, on a badminton court, where he met his wife Dorothy. They were married in Kelowna on July 9, 1955 and celebrated 48 happy years together. Roy and Dot lived in Prince George, moving to Kamloops in 1969, where Roy was the pharmacist and owner of Fortune Drugs (Fortune Shopping Centre). He was a loving husband (best friend), father and grandfather. Roy and Dot traveled extensively throughout the world (especially Italy), BC and Alberta, making a special effort to spend their anniversary in Banff. He was an active member of Kamloops Lodge No. 10, Royal Arch Masons Chapter No 18, Knight Templar Preceptory No 84, Thompson Lodge of Perfection, Shrine & Gizeh Center and the Sons of Norway.
Roy had a wonderful outlook on life and always made people smile. He was warm, generous and caring.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street, on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Reception hosted by the Eastern Star, to follow at the Masonic Hall, 351 Nicola Street.
Our heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses on 6 North for their kind and compassionate care.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society,
Unit 111, 450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y3
or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated in his memory.
Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service

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Hasler, Keith

Thursday, 15 Apr 2010
Hasler, Keith

Dr. Keith Hasler
We regret to announce the sudden passing of Dr. Keith Hasler on Thursday April 15, 2010 at his home.
He was born on October 12, 1962 in Kamloops, B.C. After attending Kamloops Senior Secondary Keith went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of British Columbia. He completed his education at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland Oregon, and then established his practice in Kamloops and Clearwater.
Keith was actively involved in the Kamloops soccer community, having played from the 1970’s until an injury in 2008 forced him to retire from the sport he loved.
Music was his other passion. He spent many hours jamming with fellow musicians, as well as participating vocally, and playing the keyboard, drums and guitar in various bands.
Keith was pre-deceased by his parents, Don and Ann Hasler and his sister Jan Crocker. He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Jo Butland, (Vaughn), Linda Hunt, (Barrie), Teri Morgan, (Dave), and his brothers, Jim Hasler, (Lynn), and Gary Hasler. He was a favorite of his many nieces and nephews and loved by his large circle of friends.
An informal gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, April 24 from 1 – 4 P.M. at the Kamloops Masonic Hall at 343 Nicola St. in Kamloops.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Faulkner, Patricia Margaret

Monday, 12 Apr 2010
Faulkner, Patricia Margaret

Patricia Faulkner
March 7, 1939 – April 12, 2010

Patricia Faulkner of Kamloops passed away on April 12, 2010 at 71 years of age.
She is survived by her loving husband Jim Faulkner, son Ian (Kathy) Patch of Kamloops, Wendy (Jake) McGill of Hamilton ON, and Lisa (Steve) Patch of Calgary AB; honourary daughter Cathy Ogilvie; grandchildren Steven, Andrew, Kevin, Josh, Daniel, Allie and Carly; her brother Fred Pye (Eleanor); her great friend Jo; and numerous friends and family. Predeceased by her son Stephen.
Pat was born in Victoria and moved to Kamloops 14 years ago to be closer to family. She loved the Farmer’s Market and one of her great joys was to sell KIP’s Kettle Corn at the market with her son Ian and daughter in-law Kathy. Pat loved her family and friends and her music. She was well loved in return and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Pat’s friend Judy Spence.
Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, 1589 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V7.
A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 16, 2010 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, with Reverend Isabel Healy-Morrow officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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