Donovan, Joseph James Emmett

Monday, 25 Aug 2008
Donovan, Joseph James Emmett

Born October 19, 1917 in Renous, New Brunswick, and passed away peacefully in Kamloops August 25, 2008.
Dad was predeceased by his wife, Beryl in 2005. Survived by his son Patrick J. Donovan, daughters Janette Skiber, Kathleen Moyer (Gordon), granddaughter Jamie Wiseman (John) and great grandson Donovan Anderson; brother Patrick (Candice), sisters Pauleen and Marion, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim served in WWII as an air gunner overseas where he met his “Wild Celtic Love” (TAFF).
He attended University of Alberta in Edmonton earning his B. Arts and B. Sc.
Dad, had a life-long lust for learning and reading and spent many years working “outdoors” in Blairmore, Cranbrook, Nakusp and Mica Creek. Dad and Mom spent 10 quiet years in Sorrento when they finally retired. Dad and Mom’s ashes will be scattered together.
A special thanks to Overlander Extended Care and Dr. Koochin for their wonderful care of Dad.
No service by request.

Richards, Richard “Dick” J.

Monday, 25 Aug 2008
Richards, Richard “Dick” J.

In loving memory of
Richard “Dick” J. Richards
1929 – 2008

Richard “Dick” J. Richards passed away in Kamloops in his home August 25, 2008 at the age of 79.
He is survived by his three daughters, Donna (Kirk) of Oliver, Sharon and Tracey of Kamloops, four grandchildren Dean and Janet of Kamloops, Brenda (Carl) of Langley, Lorrie of Penticton and three great granddaughters. Dick was predeceased by his loving wife Jean in 1996 and daughter Janet in 1962.
Dick was born and spent 65 years of his life in Ashcroft. He retired after working 35 years in the Ashcroft Post Office, he then went to work for the BC Ambulance until he was forced to quit because of his eyesight. Dick always had time to sit down and reminisce about the good old days. He had the gift of the gab and always willing to share it. We will always remember his favorite saying “Whatever”. In his later years he developed a passion for his pet dogs, always having one or two at his side to keep him company. Dick will be sadly missed by family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 501 Brink Street, Ashcroft with Reverend Dan Hines officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA, 1211 – 8th Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3 in memory of Dick would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com
Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.

Dreger, Fred

Sunday, 24 Aug 2008
Dreger, Fred

Fred Dreger passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home on August 24, 2008 at the age of 83. He had suffered a major stroke.
Fred is survived by Edna, his loving wife of 64 years, and his two sons, Glenn (Di) and Russel (Carol), all of Knutsford, two grandchildren, Heidi and Jason, and one brother, Walter, of Saskatchewan. His many nieces and nephews are spread through BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his brother Arthur and his sister Emma.
Fred was born in Watrous, Saskatchewan on November 22, 1924 to Emmanuel and Tina Dreger. He came to BC at the age of 18 to work in the mines at Trail and Britannia, where he met and married Edna in 1944. After serving time in the Army Medical Corps he returned to work in the mines at Wells and then at the Nickel Plate Mine in Hedley.
He took up barbering and owned a shop in the University area in Vancouver in the early 50’s. In 1955 the family moved to Kamloops where Edna taught school at Long Lake and he opened a barber shop in what is now Sahali and later in his home at Knutsford.
Fred was a man of many talents and had many diverse occupations. Some people will remember Freddies Painting Service and Freddies Custom Flies. He loved fishing and hunting with his boys and made some tasty venison sausage. He took flying lessons and owned a small plane for a few years. His one great ambition was to build a log home from scratch. He accomplished this during the early 70’s and 80’s on his property at Knutsford. He worked as a correctional officer at KRCC for a time retiring in 1983. He then opened an R/C model airplane shop known as Grampa’s Hobbies. He helped many young fellows get their planes in the air and enjoyed the Sky Rangers Flying Club.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to all the nurses, students, volunteers and especially Dr. DelBegio for all the sympathetic care they gave Fred while he was in RIH, and to the nurses and care givers at the Hospice Home. They made the last 3 days of his life so peaceful and comfortable.
Fred had a heart of gold and a very creative mind, always trying new things and doing them “his way”. He was a quiet independent soul who will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
There will be no service by his request. Any donation in Fred’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent Street, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9 or to the Kamloops SPCA

Swanson, Edwin Harold

Sunday, 24 Aug 2008
Swanson, Edwin Harold

We sadly announce the passing of our loving husband and father Edwin Harold Swanson on August 24, 2008.
Left to mourn are his loving wife Peggy; daughter Carol (Larry); sons Wayne (Carrie), Doug (Anna), and Murray; granddaughters Sarah and Jennifer; grandsons Chris, Dan, and Bryan; sister Nellie Strand; sister in-law Maureen Annas; and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his mother and father, daughter Marion, brothers Arvid, Robert and George, and sisters Mary, Clara and Edna.
Ed was born on October 1st, 1918 in Speers, Saskatchewan. At the age of 1, he and his family moved to Winlaw BC where he spent his growing up years. In 1941 he joined the Canadian Army and served in England, France, Belgium and Holland. Ed was with the troops who liberated Holland in 1946. After his discharge he went to work for the Department of Highways in New Denver, where he stayed until 1952, when he married Peggy. He was then transferred to Quesnel where Carol was born. In 1954, Ed and family were transferred to Prince George to serve as Mechanical Foreman for the Department of Highways. It was in Prince George that Wayne, Doug, Marion and Murray were born. We enjoyed many good summers at our cabin on Francois Lake. In 1968, he was transferred again to Kamloops where he continued his work until his retirement. Ed enjoyed his fishing and spent many happy times at Shuswap Lake. He and Peggy also took some very nice winter holidays. He spent the last few months at Overlander Extended Care Hospital where he was very well cared for.
We will miss you very much Ed.
We would like to thank Dr. Barton at Royal Inalnd Hospital for her care and compassion for Ed and all the wonderful staff at Overlander for their kind and loving care.
At Ed’s wish there will be no formal service but friends are invited to an Open House at Peggy’s home on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Donations in Ed’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 20-601 West Cordova St., Vancouver BC V6B 1G1 or to the Overlander Extended Care Hospital, 953 Southill St., Kamloops BC V2B 7Z9, in lieu of flowers.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from: www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Frymire, Marguerite Isobel

Saturday, 23 Aug 2008
Frymire, Marguerite Isobel

Marguerite Isobel Frymire, RN, BSN (Nee McKay)
August 26, 1926 - August 23, 2008
Surrounded by her family, Marguerite passed gently and peacefully from this world into the next.
Left to mourn her passing are her loving husband of 54 years, Walter, her daughter Tanis Haviland (Bill), Sons Tim (Debbie), Randy, Drew (Maureen), Scott (Lulu), Eliot (Catherine), Bill (Alana), sister Noreen, and brother Edgar. Marguerite will be greatly missed by her 16 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Marguerite was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Isobel McKay, her infant son John, and brothers Gary and Bill.
Born in Prince Albert Sask., the eldest daughter of 5 children, Marguerite’s keen intellect and quiet determination allowed her to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (U of A, Edmonton, 1950). She began teaching nursing in Kamloops and soon after met a gregarious junior weatherman. Walter and Marguerite married in 1954 and moved to Prince George where their family quickly grew to 7 children. They relocated to Kamloops in 1967. She finished her nursing career as a supervisor in Vancouver before retiring back to their home in Brocklehurst.
Marguerite’s gentle quiet affection had a way of making each of her children feel like they were special in her heart. She was very proud of her many grandchildren, and a favourite auntie to extended family. We all loved receiving her thoughtful letters and perfectly chosen gifts. Though often found cooking or preparing to receive visiting family and friends, Marguerite also enjoyed card and dice games, bowling, bingo, and found time to travel with Walter in retirement. Her dying, much like her living was marked by quiet courage, generosity of spirit and selfless concern for those she loved.
The family would especially like to thank Dr. Bantock for his 15 years of personalized care, the excellent staff of Hospice, and the many family and friends who have supported us in these last difficult months.
Prayers will be recited at 700 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road.
Mass of Christian Burial, will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 29, 2008 in the church, Reverend Father Peter Nguyen, Celebrant.
Donations in Marguerite’s memory may made to TRU foundation, Box 3010, 900 McGill Rd., Kamloops, BC, V2C 5N3, 250-828-5264, in lieu of flowers.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from:
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Frymire, Marguerite Isobel

Saturday, 23 Aug 2008
Frymire, Marguerite Isobel

Marguerite Isobel Frymire, RN, BSN (Nee McKay)
August 26, 1926 - August 23, 2008
Surrounded by her family, Marguerite passed gently and peacefully from this world into the next.
Left to mourn her passing are her loving husband of 54 years, Walter, her daughter Tanis Haviland (Bill), Sons Tim (Debbie), Randy, Drew (Maureen), Scott (Lulu), Eliot (Catherine), Bill (Alana), sister Noreen, and brother Edgar. Marguerite will be greatly missed by her 16 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Marguerite was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Isobel McKay, her infant son John, and brothers Gary and Bill.
Born in Prince Albert Sask., the eldest daughter of 5 children, Marguerite’s keen intellect and quiet determination allowed her to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (U of A, Edmonton, 1950). She began teaching nursing in Kamloops and soon after met a gregarious junior weatherman. Walter and Marguerite married in 1954 and moved to Prince George where their family quickly grew to 7 children. They relocated to Kamloops in 1967. She finished her nursing career as a supervisor in Vancouver before retiring back to their home in Brocklehurst.
Marguerite’s gentle quiet affection had a way of making each of her children feel like they were special in her heart. She was very proud of her many grandchildren, and a favourite auntie to extended family. We all loved receiving her thoughtful letters and perfectly chosen gifts. Though often found cooking or preparing to receive visiting family and friends, Marguerite also enjoyed card and dice games, bowling, bingo, and found time to travel with Walter in retirement. Her dying, much like her living was marked by quiet courage, generosity of spirit and selfless concern for those she loved.
The family would especially like to thank Dr. Bantock for his 15 years of personalized care, the excellent staff of Hospice, and the many family and friends who have supported us in these last difficult months.
Prayers will be recited at 700 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road.
Mass of Christian Burial, will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 29, 2008 in the church, Reverend Father Peter Nguyen, Celebrant.
Donations in Marguerite’s memory may made to TRU foundation, Box 3010, 900 McGill Rd., Kamloops, BC, V2C 5N3, 250-828-5264, in lieu of flowers.
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from:
www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Hobday, Frieda Annie

Saturday, 23 Aug 2008
Hobday, Frieda Annie

In Loving Memory of
FRIEDA ANNIE HOBDAY
Nov. 16, 1922 - Aug. 23, 2008
Frieda passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband Sydney Hobday in January, 2000. She is survived by her sons: Gordon (Rose) and Wayne (Diana), grandchildren: Rick (Debbie) Laveay of Kamloops, Blaise (Tara) Laveay of Kelowna, Lance Laveay of Kamloops, Trisha (Nick) Hodgins of Kelowna, her great grandson Fraser Laveay of Indianapolis, MN, and great granddaughter Sydney Laveay of Kamloops. As per Mum’s request, she will be cremated and there will be no formal service. Her ashes will be taken back “Home” to Saskatchewan.
We wish to extend many thanks to the loving care she received at the Kamloops Seniors Village. Special thanks to Dr. Boughton and to Julie, Deb, Bridget and Adrianna. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services. (250) 554-2324

Witte, Daryl

Saturday, 23 Aug 2008
Witte, Daryl

Daryl H. Witte, 61, of Kamloops, BC, passed away with his family by his side on August 23, 2008 after a brief battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughters Cheryl (Rob) Epp and their children Emily, Elan and Erin of Kelowna BC; Rhonda (Stephen) Fitzpatrick and their children, Gemma and Sofia of Sarnia, ON.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins throughout Canada and Germany.
He was preceded in death by his father, August Witte; brother, Roland Witte; mother and step-father, Cecelia and Albert Eggerman.
Daryl was born August 27, 1946, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, the eldest son of August and Cecelia Witte. He worked for various places as a Journeyman welder before becoming employed by Kramer Tractor in Saskatoon. On April 20, 1968, Daryl married Diane and they moved to Kamloops where they raised their two girls, Cheryl and Rhonda. Daryl became a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic and was employed at Finning for 35 years.
Daryl’s greatest joy in life was his family, and he was thrilled when he became a “Papa” to five beautiful granddaughters, his “handful“. He loved to ride his Harley, and he was deeply saddened when, because of his illness, he had to give it up. Daryl also enjoyed metalwork and woodwork, and one of his proudest achievements was making wooden glider horses for each of his grandchildren.
“I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart.
And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives.
So don’t be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27)
Thank you to Dr. Fike, staff on 3W and 6N at Royal Inland Hospital and all of Daryl‘s friends who supported him throughout his illness. A very special thank you to Pastor Vern Frudd, Dr. Hollman and all the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home whose compassion was a great comfort to Daryl and his family.
At Daryl’s request, there will not be a service held in Kamloops. He wished to be laid to rest beside his brother in Englefield, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.

Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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Dorrell (Russell), Kathleen Bessie

Thursday, 21 Aug 2008

Kathleen Bessie Dorrell (Russell)
1916 - 2008
Kay passed away peacefully August 21, 2008, in Kamloops with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband, Phil (1963), 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survived by her daughter Shirley (John), granddaughters Sherri (Ian), Pam and Terri. Her sisters Della (Hunt), Donna (Ernie) and several other family members and friends.
Family was very important to Kay, creating lasting memories with “her girls” and 5 great grandchildren, Mathew, Daniel, Chris, Hannah and Nick. Special thanks to Joyce Bachor for her loving care and companionship. Also a thank you to the staff at the Hamlets and the Shores where Kay resided during her final years.
A Graveside Service will be held September 5, 2008 at 11:00 am, Ocean View Cemetery, 4000 Imperial St. Burnaby. A celebration of Kay’s life to follow at the Abernethy home in Abbotsford - everyone welcome.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #201-635 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B3.
Kamloops Funeral Home
250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent
to the family from:
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Anderson, Bert O. “Andy”

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008
Anderson, Bert O. “Andy”

BERT O. “ANDY” ANDERSON
May 14, 1921 ~ August 19, 2008
Bert Oscar “Andy” Anderson of Kamloops passed away on August 19, 2008 at 87 years of age.
Andy is survived by his wife Veronica, sons Glenn, Ross (Diane), Kevin (Sharon) and Conrad all of Kamloops; grandchildren Gary (Lindsey), Dexter (Tracy), Clinton (Zahra), Kurtis, Trevor, Mathew and Rhonda (Darcy); great grandchildren Zackery, Taylor, Ethan and Madison; and brother Elvin (Sonja) of Winnipeg; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Karl Oscar, mother Anna Helen (nee Peterson), and baby brother Melvin.
Andy was born on May 14, 1921 in Revelstoke BC. He lived with his parents in Field BC from 1926 to 1935 and then moved back to Revelstoke. He finished High School at Campion College, Regina. Andy started in train service with the C.P.R. in Revelstoke in 1941, took a leave of absence and enlisted in the R.C.A.F. In the spring of 1942 he went overseas and in spring of 1943 was an airgunner. He was shot down and wounded at the end of July 1943 and eventually ended up in Stalag IV B as a prisoner of war, until he was liberated by Russian forces in 1945. He resumed train service in 1946 until his retirement in 1974. Andy met his wife Veronica at Shaughnessy Military Hospital in Vancouver in 1945 and they were married in August of 1946. They moved to Kamloops in 1948.
The Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, with Reverend Terri Ann Mathieson officiating. A Funeral Mass will be recited by Monsignor Jerry Desmond at 11:00 am on Monday, August 25, 2008 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Andy’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Food Bank, PO Box1513 Station Main Kamloops BC V2C 6L8 or to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1.
Kamloops Funeral Home
285 Fortune Drive 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from:
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