Hudyma, Laura

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008
Hudyma, Laura

October 24,1919 - November 26,2008

Laura passed away peacefully on November 26, 2008 following a brief stay in hospice. She was born on October 24, 1919 and will be missed by family, friends as well as her dog Joey.
Laura is survived by her husband Emil, her son Ron Glover [Judy], three grandchildren, Jody Ferner [Mark], Lani Foley [Sean] and Aaron Glover [Jodi] and five great-grandchildren - Mackenzie Ferner, Veronica Saunders-Foley, Hailey Foley, Joshua Glover and Olivia Glover, a sister Mary Kolesnikoff, also many nieces and nephews.
Laura was predeceased by and has now joined her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
The family wishes to thank the BC Ambulance, Royal Inland Hospital and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home staff for the care Laura received, the support given to the family. As respects the manner in which Laura was treated during her time of illness a very special, heartfelt thank you is owed to Drs. J. Howie, C. Wijeyesinghe and M. Michaud, the hospital's Renal Unit and 3rd Floor West Wing staff, Karen and Melissa at the hospice home.
It was Laura's request that there be no service and if anyone wishes they may make a donation in her memory to an institution of their choosing.
They whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are.
St. John Chrysostom
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

Rowand, Margaret Ivory McKenna

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008
Rowand, Margaret Ivory McKenna

Margaret Ivory McKenna Rowand
August 24,1922 - November 25,2008

The family of Ivory McKenna Rowand is saddened to report her passing in Royal Inland Hospital following a short illness. Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and friend.
Ivory is survived by her daughters: Ivory (Jim) Warner, Beryl German, Kim (Bob) Corbett, and Jo (Darryl) McKenna. She will be sorely missed by her grandchildren: Cora-Lee (Darrell) Wilkie, Lara (Ron) Wrabel, Dana (Dion) Warner, Cherilyn (Kevin) Le Blanc, Chris Corbett, Patrick (Sam) Corbett. Kile (Serene) McKenna, Rian McKenna, Liam Neil, Brady Albinet and Madee-Lynn Schmitt, as well as many extended family members throughout Canada.
Ivory's great-grandchildren Branden Warner, Kennadee Wilkie, Travis Wrabel, Derek Wrabel, Kaelinn Wilkie and Reily Keough will miss "GG"'s loving presence at their sports and dancing events. She treated everyone she met as members of her "family".
The family of her second husband (Lloyd Rowand) will miss her cheery voice and faithful greeting cards. Also missing her deeply is her good friend and traveling companion, Al Husband and his family. Her many friends from her multitude of activities will miss her lively presence (Yahoo!).
Predeceased by her parents Ruby and Chris Bell, siblings George Bell and Beryl Struth, first husband - Bill McKenna, second husband - Lloyd Rowand, daughter and son-in-law Mary and Maurice Le Blanc.
Ivory was born in Killarney. Manitoba and spent her early years there. Following high school graduation she enrolled in the CWACs in 1942. There she met and married her first husband. Bill Mckenna, also a soldier. After a number of moves they arrived in Kamloops in 1966, where she remained until the time of her death.
She was employed for many years by the Kamloops School District as a library aide and as support worker to visually impaired students. Always an active volunteer in the community, Ivory was named Kamloops Volunteer of the Year in the late nineties. It was through her volunteer work that she met her second husband, Lloyd, whom she married at age 80. She remained active and involved as a volunteer with the White Cane Club, CNIB, hospice and Western Canada Theatre Company. She willingly offered assistance to anyone needing help, right up to the time of her illness.
Never looking her age, Ivory square danced weekly, floor curled twice weekly, walked daily, and traveled extensively with her good friend Al. Her childhood nickname "Bubbles" summed up her effervescent personality and her enthusiasm for every activity. She retained her childlike wonder of nature and her eagerness to learn and try new things.
She will be remembered with love and a deep sense of loss, especially when her special event cards, and early morning happy birthday singing are no longer received and/or heard. No doubt her beloved "little angels" have lifted her to a new and exciting phase of life.
We love you Mom, Gram, GG, good friend.
Your enthusiasm and gratitude for life will be with us all. " We're so lucky."
Our thanks and gratitude for kindness and loving care to the nurse heroes on 5 North and Emergency as welI as Doctors Mosewich and J. Reid.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ivory's name may be made to the CNIB, Kamloops Hospice Society or the charity of your choice.
On December 4, at 11 am, a celebration of Ivory's life will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, where she
was a long time, faithful member. The church is located at 308 Royal Avenue in North Kamloops.

Mineault, Robert James

Monday, 24 Nov 2008

December 29, 1949 – November 24, 2008

The families of Bob Mineault sadly announce his passing in the early morning hours of November 24, 2008.
He leaves behind his wife, Edie Mineault, his daughter Jennifer Mineault (Sam Lauder) of Surrey, BC, his step-sons Darryl Boehm (Shannon Clark) of Langley, their children Sean and Avery, and Scott Boehm (Robyn Gathercole) of Kamloops, their children Tannor, Maddox and Grace.
He is also survived by his mother, Evelyn Mineault of Ottawa, Ontario, his brother Douglas Mineault and family of Ottawa, Ontario, and his brother William Mineault and family of Victoria, BC. He was predeceased by his father Roger Mineault in 2001.
Bob was born in Ottawa and grew up in Lively, Ontario. Upon graduation from high school he entered the RCMP, initially being assigned to Pembroke, Ontario and then Ottawa. Bob was so impressed with a trip to BC that he requested and received a transfer to Vancouver. Bob worked in the Special Investigations Section and he subsequently transferred to Whitehorse, back to Vancouver, and then on to Kelowna, BC from where he retired in 1990. In 1992 Bob moved to Vancouver Island which he dearly loved, working in advertising and security alarm sales. In 1998 Bob took a position with Service Canada as an investigation officer transferring to Kamloops in 2000 where he met and married Edie. He retired from Service Canada in 2002.
Bob had a wonderful sense of humor with a unique ability to make himself the object of his wit. He will be well remembered for his jokes and the laughter he brought to us all. He loved to golf and many good memories were created and shared on the courses with the many friends he made so easily.
Be at peace now my Sweetheart
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Pastor Don Maione officiating.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral
Service, 513 Seymour Street,
telephone 250–374–1454

Nagurski, Edward Roy

Monday, 24 Nov 2008
Nagurski, Edward Roy

Edward Roy Nagurski
September 26, 1923 – November 24, 2008

We are saddened to announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, Edward Roy Nagurski of Kamloops following a brief stay at hospice.
Ed was born on September 23 in Bird’s Hill (Winnipeg), beloved husband of Halia (married August 22, 1942), father to Christopher David (Kit & Trudy), Charlette Susan (Roger Allan) and Timothy Edward (Patrick Gerard), and sister Mildred Irene Taylor. After a long and distinguished career of 45 years with the Canadian National Railway, Ed retired in 1989, enjoying travel throughout North America and abroad including an avid interest in Reno and Las Vegas.
Past interests include the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Moose Lodge and Edward was a fraternal brother in the Masonic Temple.
As requested, a simple service of committal will be held on Wednesday, November 26 for immediate family to be followed by a celebration of Ed’s life at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Edward’s family would like to thank Dr. Paul Yanko and the wonderful staff at the Snowden Hospice.
In memory of Edward and in lieu of flowers donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Edward’s name would be greatly appreciated, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9. Thank you.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.

Hurley, Robert Edwin

Saturday, 22 Nov 2008
Hurley, Robert Edwin

February 21, 1927 – November 22, 2008
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Robert Hurley of Kamloops, following a valiant effort to recover from heart surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Robert was a member of a pioneer Lillooet family, son of Thomas and Ruth Hurley. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Thomas and Charles and sister Joan.
Survived by his loving family, wife Helen, his daughter Norma Jean (Shane) Kennedy of Medicine Hat, Alberta, his sons Robert (Laura Lee) of Chilliwack and Glenn (Liz) of Coquitlam; his seven grandchildren Cyndee, Carryn, Coralee, Nicholas, Makayla, Thomas and Nicole; four great grandchildren Darrien, Ashley, Chanelle and his name sake Michael Robert and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A trucking contractor for over 40 years, he was well known throughout the trucking industry, logging millions of miles over the old Cariboo Highway and other interior routes. A member of the Pre-65 Drivers Association, he loved to go to the reunions and relive the “good old days” where every mile was driven again.
Robert had a great love for the outdoors, an avid fisherman and a skilled hunter. He had many award winning trophies to his credit. In later years his interests turned to taking pictures of wildlife throughout the Cariboo, winning several awards from the Kamloops Wildlife Federation. Robert had a great passion for mining, staking claims in many parts of B.C. hoping to follow his Nova Scotian grandfather Dan Hurley’s footsteps and find the next Bralorne Gold Mine. Nary a rock could he pass without turning it over to check the colours. A calling always brought him back to Lillooet where he enjoyed gold panning, hiking the hills and visiting with family and friends.
Best of All He Loved the Fall
The Leaves Yellow on the Cottonwoods
Leaves Floating in the Trout Stream
And Above the Hills
The High Blue Windless Skies
….Now He Will Be Part of Them Forever
-Ernest Hemingway
As requested, a Graveside Service will be held in the Lillooet Cemetery, Lillooet, B.C. on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. with Father Robert Haggerty of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church officiating.
Should friends desire, donations to the BC Children’s Hospital Cardiac Unit or the Kamloops Wildlife Federation in memory of Robert would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.


Thursday, 20 Nov 2008

On November 20th, 2008 Harry Oscar Dinsdale passed away unexpectedly in Kamloops at the age of 76 years.
Harry is survived by his loving wife Anne of fifty two years, his two sons Darrell (Debra) and Tom (Joy). Also left to cherish his memory are his five grandchildren, Christopher, Cameron, Cole, Darren and Brie. He is also survived by his sisters Edith (Chuck) and Molly (Ron).
He was predeceased by his sister Marg (Arthur) and his parents Lil and Oscar.
Harry was born August 8th, 1932 in Vancouver, B.C. He grew up in North Burnaby. Harry was a lifelong railroader with the CPR, and retired in Kamloops in 1991, after 37 years of service. Following his retirement, Harry and Anne volunteered their time with the Kamloops Wildlife Park Railroad Society.
Harry was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing the local lakes with his buddies. He particularly enjoyed the times spent at the family cabin on Eagan Lake. It was there he watched his beloved grandchildren take their first steps, learn to waterski, taught them to fish, explore nature and play family games. When he wanted some solitude you could find him chopping wood and making sure the woodpile was constructed to his exacting specifications. Harry treasured the many ‘lake friends’ that they met over the years, with whom he experienced a taste of the ranching lifestyle.
A self-taught woodworker (he has the scars to prove it), he could often be found in his shop using heirloom machinery and recycled wood to make beautiful projects. From carved duck decoys, salad bowls, toys for the grandchildren and coat racks, there was little that Harry couldn’t build when he set his mind to it.
Harry will always be remembered for his great sense of humour. He was born with a twinkle in his eye and loved to joke around. Harry loved children, and always had time for them. He was a fixture at all of his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities and took tremendous pride in their accomplishments.
A long time Kamloops Blazer fan and Booster Club member, they often adjusted their travel schedule to make sure they wouldn’t miss a game. Harry expanded his cultural horizons during his retirement, and found great enjoyment in theatre, jazz and many travel experiences.
If you needed a laugh, a mint to cheer you up, a helping hand or someone to play a rousing game of almost anything, Harry was someone you could count on. He will be missed a whole bunch, but we have been blessed with countless great memories that will live on in our hearts and minds.
A celebration of Harry’s life will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at The Baptist Church on 1975 Summit Drive.
Special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses in ICU at Royal Inland Hospital.
On-line condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry’s memory can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation (, or to a charity of your choice.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

Trimble, Larry Everett

Thursday, 20 Nov 2008
Trimble, Larry Everett

Larry is survived by his “SIS” Mary Hoard, his nephews: Greg Fulmer, Kelly (Judy) Fulmer, nieces: Dawn Fulmer, Kathy (Kane) Desmond, and numerous great nieces and nephews. He leaves a large community of friends to cherish his memory, many of whom he met at the “Y”. In particular his best friend Roxanne Flack who fondly remembers their first meeting as strangers on the street that ultimately led to a long friendship that meant the world to them both.
He was predeceased by his brothers: Colin and Uncle Lou, his niece Susan, and his great nephews: Sean, Toby and Marty.
Larry will be remembered as the absolute best brother, uncle and friend that anyone could have. We were blessed to have him in our lives and will continue to be blessed with the wonderful memories he has given us.
If this life is about giving, then Larry lived it very well; his entire life was based on making others happy. Even his love of shopping was about giving it all away. A visit to Larry’s home always meant leaving with bags of goodies, he would be insulted if you left empty-handed. His sense of humor was surpassed only by his generosity; Larry’s kindness and uniqueness were so special that he was loved by all that knew him.
While in the hospital, Larry continually praised the nurses of R.I.H. 3 West, up to and including the day he passed, he said that he didn’t know how he would have managed without them. Our family wish to express our appreciation and gratitude to all of the nurses at 3 West for making Larry’s last few months of his life more bearable.
At Larry’s request there will be no service. A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held on Sunday, December 7th at #410 - 712 Sahali Terrace from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (building Emerald Terrace)
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services. (250) 554-2324

Kelm , Jessica Leigh

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008
Kelm , Jessica Leigh


On November 19, 2008 Jessica Leigh Kelm passed away suddenly in Kamloops at the age of 26 years. She is survived by her loving husband Chris, her daughter Jazzmyn and her two sons Jayden and Jaxson all of Kamloops. Also left to cherish her memory are her brother Darren of Calgary, Alberta, her parents Bob and Averil Kelm of Kamloops, grandparents Jean and Albert Johnstone of Grand Forks, B.C., grandmother Johanna Kelm of Vancouver, Uncle Gary of Vancouver and Aunt Connie and Uncle Ewald of Westbank, B.C. and family, sister in law Crystal, brother in law Joe and the girls of Kamloops. Jessica will also be missed by many friends and extended family.
Those wishing to pay their respects by viewing may do so on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 from 11:00 to 12:00, followed by the Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Reverend Brian Krushel officiating.
On-line condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements entrusted to Schoening
Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street,
telephone 250 – 374 – 1454.

Glendinning, Robert Bruce

Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008

GLENDINNING Robert Bruce was born February 20, 1955
and passed away peacefully on November 18, 2008. Bruce will be missed by his family as well as many friends.
A service to celebrate Bruce's Life will be held on Thursday
November 27, 2008 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of
Personal Alternative Funeral Service,
177 Tranquille Rd.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to
Services. 250.554.2324

Foley, Linda Margaret

Monday, 17 Nov 2008
Foley, Linda Margaret


Linda Margaret Foley (Ferguson) was born on June 21, 1947. In this life she showed us the strength to overcome even the hardest battles and compassion for others through her own heartbreak after the loss of her first children Brenda age 4 and Clint age 2. Linda showed faith even though she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and three manic-depressives and she had the will to fight even though all odds were against her with the news of having cancer. She fought for so many years that she was just too tired and she passed away in her sleep on Monday, November 17, 2008.
As she enters a new journey she will be missed by many: her children Brian Foley, Debra Brass (Ronald Brass), Rebecca Foley (Mike Adams); grandchildren Alexis Foley-Norris, Rebecca Brass and Alex Brass; her siblings Elaine Davis, Janis Haughton (Ken), Heather Meeson (John) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by and will be reunited with her parents Kathleen and John Ferguson and her children Brenda and Clinton Foley.
Even though she has begun a new chapter, I believe that she will be our angel looking down upon us using the wisdom she acquired in this life, she will be able to guide the ones she loved. So let us remember the woman she was and not the mask that covered her.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Unit 111, 450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y3 in memory of Linda would be appreciated.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. 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.

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