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Aasen, Henry Hans

Friday, 11 Mar 2011

In Loving Memory

Henry Hans
December 27, 1926 – March 11, 2011

The family of Henry Aasen, announce his passing at Royal Inland Hospital on March 11, 2011 at the age of 84 years.
Henry is survived by his loving wife Gwen, his 12 children, numerous grandchildren and a large extended family and friends.
Henry was predeceased by his first wife and three children.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to
Clark’s Funeral Services

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Boyde, Jack Harry

Thursday, 10 Mar 2011
Boyde, Jack Harry

Jack Harry Boyde Sr.
On Thursday, March 10th Jack began his next journey while enjoying a late afternoon walk on the shores of the Thompson River with his wife of 47 years.
Born on January 29, 1945 in Castle Rock, BC, Jack spent his early years in the Cariboo region with his parents Edwin and Mary, and brothers Stan (Cathy) and Hugh (Eileen).
His life truly began when he met Carrol 50 years ago this March and they built a wonderful life together around their family, and their children’s families. He spent his life doing the things he enjoyed most, including vacationing with his family, family dinners, and countless hours hiking in Kenna Cartwright. Few weekends passed where he was not attending a sporting event for his children and then his grandchildren. There are hardly any swim venues, hockey arenas, ball diamonds, and soccer pitches that Jack hadn’t visited.
Jacks strong work ethic was established early on as he worked alongside Grandpa (Alban) Sturgeon picking salal and starting Coast Evergreens with his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sandra and Dave McBurnie. His entry into home building began in Powell River in 1965 with ‘Uncle Bob’.
Jack was a well respected builder within the community, a past President of the Kamloops Homebuilder’s Association, and a past Director on the New Home Warranty Board. His sons joined him in 1995 to form Kamwest Construction Ltd. and they built many homes together in and around the Kamloops and Sun Peaks area. Those who knew Jack enjoyed running into him around town and the easy conversations that followed. Jack was an unassuming, gentle, kind-hearted soul who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Husband to Carrol, dad to Jack Jr. (Bridgette), Sandra (Terry Ormrod), Steve (Sarah), grandpa to Brock, Tawni, Josh, Travis, Quinn, and Gabe, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend, Jack created many memories that will last a lifetime.
An open house celebration of his life will be held between 2 and 4pm on Saturday, March 19th at Thompson Rivers University’s Panorama Room on the 3rd floor of the International Building.
Should family and friends desire, donations in Jack’s memory
can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Corbeil, Raymond Bernard “Bernie”

Thursday, 10 Mar 2011

In Loving Memory of
Raymond Bernard (Bernie) Corbeil

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Bernie Corbeil on March 10, 2011 at the Royal Inland Hospital.
Bernie is survived by his mother Betty Ayres of Kamloops, sisters: Jeanne Reed and her husband Bryan and their daughter Rachelle of Chemainus, BC, Bonnie Judy Grohs of Regina, Sk and her children: Tara-Lee Hess of Regina, SK, Tracy Grohs of Ottawa, ON and Jonathan Grohs of Regina, SK and their families, Bea DeNeef of Kamloops and brother Bob Corbeil of Regina, SK., his aunt Nettie Huskins of Westlock and her sons David (Debra) of Edmonton, AB, Dwayne (Jan) Ward of Calgary, AB, Dale Ward of Campbell River, BC and Dennis Ward of China and their families. Also leaves behind close friends: Bill and Maria Lowe, Dennis and Geraldine Devlin, Vince and Brenda Whitfield, Chris Bennett and John Easton, all of Kamloops as well as his many other friends.
At Bernie’s request, there will be no formal service held. We wish for you to have a moment of silence in memory of Bernie and remember him for the gentle spirit that he was to all of us.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Clark’s Funeral Services

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Mason, James

Tuesday, 08 Mar 2011
Mason, James

1939 ~ 2011

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James Mason on March 8, 2011. His short battle with liver cancer ended at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home at the age of 71 years, with his wife Kathy by his side. James was born on January 7, 1939, in Catford, South East London and immigrated to Sudbury, Ontario in 1965. Two years later, he relocated to Kamloops where he enjoyed his work at Royal Inland Hospital for 32 years until retirement. BC proved ideal, as he took great pleasure in the outdoors: golfing, sailing, skiing and gardening. Furthermore, James loved people and contributed to many volunteer organizations – Laubach, Hospice, New Life Mission and Habitat for Humanity.
He will be held in the hearts
of the many lives that he touched.
His beloved wife Katherine, son Travis, daughter Jodie, and mother in-law Hatsue survive him.
A celebration of James’ Life will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm in the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home or to the Kamloops New Life Mission.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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Denis, Edna Selma

Monday, 07 Mar 2011
Denis, Edna Selma

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Edna Marlene Denis on Monday, March 7, 2011 at the age of 65 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 47 years John Denis, their children Renea (Tena), Steve (Lisa) grandchildren Rachel and Rylie, sisters Lee (Dan) and Vi. Also survived by her other siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Edna was predeceased by her mother Ethel Cooper and three brothers.
Edna was caring, intelligent, and extremely hardworking with a wonderful sense of style. She was greatly devoted and supportive of her children and grandchildren sharing in their activities and accomplishments over the years.
When Edna was not in the loving company of her family, she took great pride and passion using her talents alongside John creating beautiful landscapes and surroundings in their yard and working on the many projects around the home.
A celebration of Edna’s life will be held Saturday, March 19 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 4946 Uplands Drive.
Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent, Kamloops V2E 2S9.
Condolences may be expressed at
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service
telephone 250-374-1454.

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Watts, Walter Reginald

Monday, 07 Mar 2011
Watts, Walter Reginald

Sep.t 14, 1927 – Mar. 7, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their much loved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend. He left us quietly and unexpectedly at home on Monday, March 7, 2011 at the age of 83 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; daughter, Sharon; two granddaughters; five great grandchildren, and numerous extended family members and friends.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Carol; Sister, Shirley, and his parents, Hazel and Thomas.
A special thanks goes out to all those who attended to him at his time of passing.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Walter’s memory be made to the BC and Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation Donations Department.
A Celebration of Life in
Walter’s memory will be held in Kamloops at a later date.

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Regnier (nee Robinson), Aurore

Sunday, 06 Mar 2011
Regnier (nee Robinson), Aurore

(nee Robinson)
June 12, 1927 ~ March 6, 2011

Our mother, Aurore Helen Regnier passed away peacefully with her family at her side in Merritt at the Coquihalla / Gillis House.
Mom will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Angeline (Chris) Gilmore, her son Albert, and daughter Paulette (Jim) Steinhammer. Also left to cherish her memory are her four grandchildren, Melina (Ron) Handley, Darren (Christina) Gilmore, Matthew (Virginia) Gilmore and Luke Klassen; great grandchildren Brett, Brock, Layton and Liam; sisters Yvonne McComber, Leonie Krause and Rolande Mihura, and brother Victor Robinson.
She was predeceased by her husband Ambrose Regnier, mother Melina Pelletier, father Octave Robinson, sister Simone Lanouette and brothers Simon, Omer, and Ivan Robinson.
Mom’s life was her family. She took great pride in her children and grandchildren, their lives and accomplishments. Aurore enjoyed outings and visits with her family and children.
She will be missed by all those who knew her
and felt her love of the world around her.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the love and care that she received from the remarkable staff at Coquihalla / Gillis House. She loved you all. Mom’s smile and hugs will be remembered by all those she touched with her presence.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, March 11, 2011 in the Sacred Heart Parish, 2302 Jackson Ave., Merritt, Celebrant Father Kenneth Anoruo. Viewing will take place in the church prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 am.
Donations may be made in Mom’s memory to the Coquihalla / Gillis House, 3451 Voght St, Merritt, BC V1K 1C6.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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Killoran, Leslie Glen

Wednesday, 02 Mar 2011
Killoran, Leslie Glen

In Loving Memory of
Leslie Glen Killoran
1938 – 2011
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Les Killoran on March 2, 2011 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home surrounded by family and friends.
Les is survived by his two daughters: Kathy (Randy) of Smithers, BC and Jennifer (Shawn) of Calgary, AB, grandchildren Darcy and Megan and many great friends.
Les was predeceased by his parents Michael and Frieda as well as his brother Gord.
Les was born in Vegreville, AB and spent his teenage years and graduated in Abbotsford, BC. He moved to Kamloops in 1968 and started to work for Auto Marine Electric, moving on to Motor Car Parts and then finally going on his own with L.E.S. Sales. Les was an avid sports player / fan, especially curling. He was a long time member of the North Shore Curling Club, member of the A.C.T. / U.C.T. Club and was also a proud member of Mt. St. Paul Lodge and The Royal Arch Freemasons.
We wish to extend our thanks to the many nurses, volunteers and staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for the kindness extended to Les’s family and for the care given to Les. It was much appreciated.
A Memorial Service to remember Les will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 11, 2011 the Kamloops Masonic Centre, 351 Nicola Street.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Les to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home 72 Whiteshield Cres. S. Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9
Service arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services. 250.554.2324

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Tepasse, Walter Henry

Monday, 28 Feb 2011
Tepasse, Walter Henry

Walter Henry Tepasse
December 7, 1932 – February 28, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend on February 28th, 2011.
Walter was born into a farming family in Rhedebruegge, Germany in 1932. His apprenticeship as a wagon wheel craftsman led to his lifelong vocation as a carpenter. He immigrated to Canada in 1953, spending several years working in Saskatchewan before moving west to British Columbia. After two years in Kitimat he arrived in Kamloops in 1957 where he settled and raised his family.
He is survived by his wife Inge, children Isabell (Jon), Henry and Dennis, brother Joe (Agnes) of Kamloops, brother Werner and sisters Klara, Agnes, Maria and Mathilda of Germany, nieces and nephews in Canada and Germany and two grandchildren Sophie and Alex.
His is predeceased by his parents Bernhard and Christina and two brothers, a sister and brother-in-law, all of Germany.
We will remember the calmness of Walter’s character as bees wandered about his hands and hair, the twinkle in his eye as he talked of his beloved old motorcycle or of catching a bee swarm in the basket of his bicycle. We will forever marvel at his ability to leave the sawdust in the workshop, always well-kept and tidy, his appetite for meat and potatoes, and his strong work ethic. We will remember the bounty of his garden, the craft of his hands and most recently his joy when the Grandkids came to visit. He will be deeply missed.
A celebration of Walter’s life will be held in Kamloops at a later date.

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Tozer, Persis Eleanor

Monday, 28 Feb 2011
Tozer, Persis Eleanor

Persis Eleanor
March 19, 1951 - February 28, 2011
An extraordinary woman,
an extraordinary life.
Persis passed away peacefully with excellent care at Kamloops Hospice. She is survived by the love of her life, Terry, and her two sisters with their families. Persis’ career as an award winning television producer spanned the globe and she touched the lives of everyone she met. She leaves behind many friends all over the world and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
May your memories of your time spent together bring you comfort.
In honour of Persis, an outdoor gathering of family and friends will be held on June 11, 2011 with details to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kamloops Hospice would be gratefully accepted.

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