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    John Allan Curnow

    Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015

    John Allan Curnow passed away peacefully at Gillis House in Merritt.
    Sadly missed by his wife Sheila, Sons Michael (Claudine),Steve (Nikki), Greg (Jody),
    Grandchildren Lucas and Jaymi, his sister Pat “Molly” (Herb), as well as many relatives and friends.
    He was predeceased by his parents John Leslie and Muriel Mary and sister Anne.
    John was born and lived all his life in the Nicola Valley. John was a Logger and Trucker, and loved the outdoors, camping and fishing.
    Thanks to Dr. Smit and the caring staff at Gillis House. No service as per his request. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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    Sheron Elizabeth Mansus

    Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our oldest sister, on September 15, with her family at her side. Sheron was born in Ashcroft BC. She attended the majority of her school years in Merritt. She moved and worked in Vancouver for many years. She eventually moved
    back to the Interior, residing in Kamloops BC. Sheron was the ultimate “sports” fan. If we needed a current update on a particular hockey, football, soccer game etc., she would be the one to call. She is survived by her sisters, Mildred Desy and Gloria Mansus. Nephew Mark Desy (JoAnne) and their four girls. Nephews Chris Mansus, Matthew, Micah and Malik Miller and Nieces, Michele Mansus and Sherry Rauch (Allan), their family Brittany and Tiffany Brabant, and Evan and Wade Rauch. Cousins, Victor Johnson, Wayne Johnson (Melodie) and family.The family would also like to include her dear friend Barbara Gaetz. Sheron was predeceased by her husband, Don Hutton, brother John, sister Lyla and parents John and Lil. We will miss you, Sher. Love you. A memorial tea will be announced at a later date.

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    Stella Krause

    Saturday, 12 Sep 2015

    We are sad to announce that on
    Sept. 12, 2015 Stella Krause passed
    away peacefully at the age of 90.
    Stella was born August 24, 1925 in
    Merritt, B.C. She is survived by her
    children; Barbara (Len) Tomkinson
    of Merritt, Dona (Jon) Moses of
    Penticton, B.C., Marlien Hansen
    of Aberdeen, WA., Judy Bond of Merritt, Henry Krause and Marlene of Merritt, Archie Krause of Merritt and Dan Krause of Merritt. Her 9 grandchildren and their families; Jeffrey (Nicole) Bruce and their daughters Ruby and Claire of Shuswap Lake B.C., Jason (Crystal) McGowan and their sons Jayden and Christian of Merritt, Laine (Tammy) Thormoset and their children Brayden and Jorja of Merritt, Shantel Murray and her son Jared of Edmonton Alberta, Barbara (Kirby) Sackett and their sons Sean and Steven of Aberdeen, WA., Dean Hansen and his daughters Katie and Krissy of Aberdeen, WA., Tina Bond and her children Isaiah and Sequoia of Prince George, B.C., Shawn Krause of Kelowna, B.C., Melissa Krause (Derek Anderson) and their daughter Aubree of Merritt. She is also survived by her sister Martha and brother-in-law John Fast, nieces and nephews.
    Stella is predeceased by her parents Peter and Lillian McDougall, her husband Henry in 2003, son Dean and daughter Kathy, brother Archie and sister Sarah McDougall, Barbara (Ray) Lenfesty, Josephine (Al) Rudance, Edith (Ed) Ritchie and Peggy (Charlie) Dumont.
    A memorial service will be held at the Trinity United Church on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Nick Judson officiating.
    The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Bester, Nicola Valley Health Care Hospital, Gillis House and all those who have supported us at this time of loss. The Merritt Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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    Diane Hall

    Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015

    Diane, sometimes the fiery Irish lass but always the vibrant lady, enjoyed life, laughter and her beloved family.
    Diane is in our hearts and in our minds...so when you miss her just go there...to your heart...to your mind and visit. She will welcome you just as she always did with kindness and a heart full of love.
    Diane is remembered by four children (and spouses): Kim Whipp, Cole (Marg) Hall, Clayton (Sherrie) and Kyle (Kelly) Hall; nine grandchildren: Amber and Jared; Clinton, Ben and Samantha; Jayden and Angelina; Kristofer and Kayleigh; and three great grandchildren: James, Abby and Kassandra. Diane is also survived by her sisters: Sylvia, Kathy and Nancy and her brother in law George (Bev) Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband Ken.
    Memorial Service was held:
    2 pm Saturday, September 5, 2015 At the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Merritt.
    The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us during this time of loss.

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    Andy Cichon

    Saturday, 29 Aug 2015

    We are sad to announce the passing of Andy Cichon
    aged 55 years. Andy passed
    away peacefully at home on
    August 29, 2015.
    Sadly missed by his wife
    Jeannie, son Travis, stepson
    Beaudon (Tammy), step
    daughter Jeanette, mother
    Eva, sister Eileen (Glen), brothers; Con (Dora), George, brother-in-law Ken, mother-in-law Rosie, father-in-law Gerry, granddaughters; Shana, Katie, Vienna, many nieces and nephews as well as many relatives & friends. He is predeceased by his father Leo and sister Cris.
    A celebration of life will be held at the Aberdeen Inn Pub on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1 pm. Should friend desire, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
    The family would like to thank LNIB, LNIB Health Centre, Merritt Home Health & Support Workers, Hospice Volunteers and Courtesy Corner Store for all of their help in our time of need.

  • Archie Rutz

    Sunday, 23 Aug 2015

    Announcing the Passing of
    Archie Rutz
    on Sunday, August 23, 2015
    Memorial at Elks Hall Sept. 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

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    Walter Dell Stockford

    Sunday, 23 Aug 2015

    Walter Dell Stockford of Kamloops passed away on August 23rd, 2015 at 80 years of age.
    He is survived by his brothers and sisters Edna Gwynn, Dave (Betty) Stockford and Doug (Ellie) Stockford as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
    Walter was predeceased by his wife Brenda. Walter was born in Kamloops, BC in 1935. He joined the Air Force at 18 years old, served overseas, and moved back to the east coast after being discharged. In the late seventies he moved with his new bride Brenda back to BC. They enjoyed travelling abroad and spending time with their dogs. They were involved with many charitable organizations, both in Kamloops and Merritt.
    At Walt’s request there will not be a service. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all his care givers at R.I.H.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
    Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

  • Frank William Carroll Ovington

    Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015

    Frank William Carroll Ovington
    was born on August 19 , 1930 in Merritt, B.C. and passed away on July 28 ,
    2015 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 84 years.
    Frank will be lovingly remembered by his wife Frances, to whom he was married for 63 years; four sons, Wilf (Annabel) of Abbotsford, B.C., Frank (Terry) of Lumby, B.C., Dan (Donna) of Vernon, B.C. and Guy (Heidi) of Burnaby, B.C.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as all his brothers and sisters.
    Cremation preceded a private family gathering which took place in Vernon, B.C. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Frank to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4- 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9
    Cremation arrangements were made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187

  • Trudy Mae Stump (nee Johnston)

    Sunday, 26 Jul 2015

    We have heavy hearts knowing our time with
    Trudy has come to an end, although far too soon. We have lost a beautiful person whom put up a courageous fight. She had a warm radiant smile, contagious laugh and left an impression on every person she came into contact with.
    Trudy was born an “Okanagan Peach”,
    but grew up in Williams Lake.
    She moved to Merritt after being swept off her feet by Derek in 2005.
    She is survived by her husband Derek along with her children Griffin Lawrence and Kayle Mae and step-children Orden and Devon, her parents Bucky (Gayle) and Colleen. Brothers Michael Bro (Jan), James (Alice) and Shane. She also leaves grandparents Hank Purjue and Mae Labucan along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Grandmother Flora Mae Purjue and Grandfather Wilson (Shaggy) Labucan.

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    Charles Gerald Hart (Gerry)

    Friday, 24 Jul 2015

    We are sad to announce the passing of Charles Gerald Hart (Gerry) at the age of 77. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 24, 2015 at the Merritt
    Hospital after a long battle with heart disease. Gerry was born in Armstrong BC on December 23, 1937, moved to Merritt in his early 20’s and has been a long time resident. Gerry is survived by his loving wife Ann (nee Post) of 52 years, daughters Sheila Johnson (Chris) of Merritt, and Donna Bouchard (Gerald) of Vernon; also his siblings George Hart of Kamloops and Laverna West of Kamloops. He will be sadly missed by his beautiful grandchildren Shauna, Kristina, Megan and Brayden. Papa, as he was known to us, will also be missed by his great grandchildren Carter, Benjamin and Kaleb, as well as many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a great appreciation to Dr. Van Der Merwe and the staff at the Merritt hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his name. Merritt Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements and online condolences may be left at www.MerrittFuneralChapel.com