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Riddick Servio StirlingFriday, 22 Nov 2013
It is with heavy hearts we announce the tragic death of our little buddy, Riddick, on Friday, November 22, 2013 in Pitt Meadows, B.C., at the tender age of 2 1/2 years.
Riddick is survived by his parents, Mike and Rowena, loving sister, Temperance, grandparents, Joe and Fernanda Servio of Osoyoos, Jeff and Gail Bloom of Merritt, Uncle Phillip, Auntie Milene and Aidan of Montreal, Uncle Craig, Auntie Kathleen, Scarlet and Roman of Summerland and numerous extended family and friends who all loved him dearly.
Mass was held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 10:30 am at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Maple Ridge. In lieu of
Joe HorvathTuesday, 19 Nov 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Joe passed away peacefully with his loving family and partner at his side Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. He was
predeceased by his loving wife, Margot. Joe is survived by his sons, Alex (Pauline) and Joey, his grandchildren, Chantal (Andrew), Landon, his partner, Dorothy, his sisters, Mitzi (Robert) and Ella (Hermann), and many nieces, nephews and their families. He is also survived by, on Margot’s side, Elfriede and Walter (Karla) and their families. Merritt was Joe’s home for 60 years. He worked for Coldwater Lumber, Pooley Bros., and Sanders. Joe lived life passionately which was evident by his constant smile, energy, and “keep ‘er rollin’” attitude. The family would like to express their extreme gratitude to the medical staff at RIH and Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation “In Loving Memory of Joe and Margot Horvath.”
Please join family and friends for a celebration of Joe’s life at the Nicola Valley Evangelical Free Church, at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 30th, 2013.
Susanna BuhlerTuesday, 05 Nov 2013
On the morning of November 5, 2013 Susan Buhler, age 86, of Merritt, BC left her home on earth be reunited with loved ones who went before her, to live life in full with her Father in Heaven.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, Peter Buhler of 59 years, daughter Karen Buhler of Merritt, daughter Brenda Thompson and husband Ray of Merritt, son Paul Buhler and wife Penny of Taiwan and daughter Cheryl Buhler of Calgary, along with grandchildren, as well as many relatives and friends.
A Memorial service followed by a Tea will be held Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Merritt Evangelical Free Church, 1950 Maxwell avenue.
The family would also like to thank the staff at Coquihalla Gillis House for their special care of Mom over the last three and a half years.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service
Patricia NealeFriday, 01 Nov 2013
nee Patricia Kuchle
March 27,1924 - Nov. 1, 2013
Long time Nicola Valley resident Patricia Neale, nee Patricia Kuchle, aged 89 years, passed away peacefully at Coquihalla Gillis House on November 1st, 2013. Lovingly remembered by her son Bob (Brun) Neale, grandchildren Jennifer (Bob) de Bourcier, Robyn (Scott) McLeod and Laura (Colin) Dempster, great grandchildren Tawny, Hayden, Grace, Silas, Oliver, Norman, Patrick and Meredith as well as a great many other relatives and friends. Pat is predeceased by her husband of 66 years by only 6 weeks. They were inseparable in life, and they wouldn’t be separated by death itself. She was also predeceased by siblings Margaret Larson, Edna Emily Smith, William Eugene Kuchle, Ruth Lillian Walker, Robert George Kuchle, parents William Eugene Kuchle and Emily Kuchle (nee Hawk), as well her son Norman John Neale.
Pat was born on March 27th, 1924 in Hussar Alberta. She regaled her grandchildren regularly with stories of life in the depression era prairies but ultimately ended up working as a nurse for an elderly woman in the Nicola Valley. There she met her husband Jack and they were married in June of 1947. She spent the rest of her life as the wife of this rancher and caring for her family members - cooking, baking, and cleaning, all the while supporting and loving them unconditionally. She met challenges in her life with a positive attitude and sharp wit, right to the end of her days, something those who met her appreciated and learned from to no end.
Pat will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Her constancy, humour and loving nature will leave a void in our lives, but her memory, and stories of her, will live on in her great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at St. Michael’s Anglican Church on Saturday, November 23rd pm at 1:30 pm. Tea will be held following the service in the church hall.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Coquihalla Gillis House.
Gordon Harold RossThursday, 31 Oct 2013
Ross, Gordon Harold
At Wingham & District Hospital on Thursday, October 31, 2013, Mr. Gordon Ross of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham age 75 years.
Beloved father of Eric and Debbie Ross of Brussels and Cameron Ross and Kim Peacock of Listowel. Loving grandfather of Amy, Candice, Christopher, Jeremy, Elizabeth, Jamie and Tyler. Brother of Mary and Doug McQueen of Toronto and Malcolm Ross and Pat Gillespie of Brampton. Uncle of Brian McQueen and Heather Herbert. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Nettie (Casemore) Ross and sister Dorothy Beckett.
Private Family Graveside Service & Legion Honors will be held at Wingham Cemetery on Tuesday. Reverend Jeff Hawkins officiating.
Memorial donations to Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 218, Brussels would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Online condolences at
Paul (Sonny) Wayne YastremskyWednesday, 30 Oct 2013
Paul Wayne Yastremsky (Sonny)
of Merritt B.C. passed away on
Oct. 30, 2013 at the age of 65.
He is survived by Judy, his wife of 38
years, daughter Naressa (Jay), sons Darren and Ryan (Heather). Three wonderful grandchildren Ivan, Paige and Ryder.
A resident of Merritt for over 40 years, Sonny earned the respect of many through his hard work and dedication in the forest industry. He transferred 25 years of hand falling experience into building and owning a successful family logging company. Often honoring business obligations with as little as a handshake. Sonny was well known for his integrity, honesty and perseverance.
We all loved you and will miss you; you will forever be in our hearts.
In lieu of a service we are having an open house at 2071 Aspen Street, Merritt on November 9, 2013 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Daniel Charles FinniganSaturday, 26 Oct 2013
Daniel passed away with his family at his side on October 26th, 2013 in Kamloops, BC.
Daniel was born in New Westminster, B.C. on June 7th, 1962. He was predeceased by his mother Dolores Finnigan and brother Patrick.
Daniel is survived by his father William Finnigan of Merritt, B.C., sisters Debbie (Dave) Taylor of Merritt and Cora (Morris) Trivett of Lloydminster, Sask., brothers Edward (Susan) of Merritt and Mark (Sheryl) of Merritt, his soul mate and love of his life Leah Wilk, twin sons Jordan and Geoffrey, stepdaughter Alyssa and numerous nieces and nephews.
Daniel was employed by Highland Valley Copper for 31 years, where he served his apprenticeship and was a heavy duty mechanic for 28 years. He made many friends there whom he called his extended family.
We will all dearly miss his quick wit, warm smile and heart of gold!
A Celebration of Daniel’s Life will be held at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops, B.C.
on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.
Should friends desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Daniel would be greatly appreciated.
Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, Telephone 1-800-668-3379
Albert RegnierWednesday, 23 Oct 2013
We are saddened to announce the passing of Albert Regnier after a brave battle with cancer, on October 23, 2013.
Albert is survived by his sisters Angeline (Chris) Gilmore, Paulette (Jim) Steinhammer, niece, Melina (Ron) Handley, nephews Darren (Christina) Gilmore, Matthew (Virginia) Gilmore, Luke Klassen and Morgan Beech, great nephews, Brett, Brock, Layton, Liam and great niece, Avery. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, special friends, Dawn, Brad, and little "brother" Koltan and his extended family at Horizon North. Albert was predeceased by parents Ambroise and Aurore Regnier.
The family would like to invite you to a Celebration of Albert's life at the Hotel 540 in Kamloops on November 1, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. There will be light snacks and refreshments.
The family would like to express our deepest thanks to Horizon North for the support and encouragement throughout Albert's battle. We truly appreciate it. You have become family to us as well.
The family would also like to thank all the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden House. We now know where the angels work.
In lieu of flowers donations could be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden House 72 Whiteshield Crescent S. Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
Condolences may be sent to the family from
Brenda Louise StockfordWednesday, 23 Oct 2013
Brenda Louise Stockford Of Merritt, B.C., passed away on October 23, 2013 at the age of 61. Survived by her loving husband Walter Stock- ford, parents Audrey and Harold Woods, sisters Shirley, Laurie and Cheryl.
Brenda was happiest when she was working in her gardens. Brenda was very active in Ducks unlimited and rotary. She will be remembered as a happy person with a great laugh and a smile that could brighten up a room.
Special thanks to Dr. Du- Preez.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
A Memorial Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. of Saturday, November the 9, 2013 at The Catholic Church Hall 2326 Jackson Ave.
George Terry IcetonMonday, 14 Oct 2013
George Terry Iceton
November, 9 1945 – October 14, 2013
It is with great sadness the family of George announces his passing in Merritt, B.C., on October 14th 2013 in his 67th year. George is survived by his loving wife Sandy Iceton his children Terry (Jenn) and Cherie (Larry) Strang; George will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Layne, Tyler and Katie and many Nieces and Nephews. He will be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Cremation Centre.
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