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    Marilyn Velma Holland

    Sunday, 15 Nov 2015

    It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Marilyn on Nov. 15, 2015 one day short of her 63rd birthday.
    She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 44 yrs. Ken, her children Vicky (Dale) Rauch, Blaine (Angie) Holland,
    her grandchildren; Justin, Austin, Kennady (Brent) and Rielly. She also leaves behind her brother
    Steven (Bernadette) Nyeste, nephews; Jason (Jodi), Chad (Kassie), Bret (Stacy), niece Bryn and great nieces Taylor, Kiera, Juniper and Audrey, the Holland families and many friends. Marilyn is predeceased by her parents Calman & Ruth Nyeste and sister Brenda.
    The family would be honoured if you came and shared stories and fond memories at the Celebration of Marilyn’s life at the Desert Inn, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 pm

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    Larry Sean Munro

    Saturday, 14 Nov 2015

    Larry Sean MUNRO aged 41 years passed away peacefully in his sleep November 14, 2015.
    Lovingly remembered by his parents John & Karen Munro, sisters Marilynne (Darcy) & Bridget (Brian), daughters Nikita & Shaelan, granddaughter Nova, nieces and nephews: Christie (Cody), Jenna (Eric), Tylar, Jayda, Haidyn, Everett, great nephew Carter as well as many relatives and friends.
    Larry loved his family, music, fast and furious, cars, the Canucks and WWE.
    His celebration of life will be held on:
    November 21, 2015 at the Lower Nicola Band School 201 Horn Rd at 11:00 a.m.
    The family would like to thank everyone for their support Dr. Smit and his wife as well as the lab ladies at Nicola Valley Health Centre. Condolences messages may be sent to www.merrittfuneralchapel.com.

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    Donald Earl Mosley

    Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Earl Mosley of Merritt, BC, on November 3, 2015,
    at the age of 79. Don is survived by his children Marty (Barb), Raylene, Deneen (Perry), Jay (Dorothy), and Derek, his
    grandchildren, his sisters Marlene (Jack) and June, his brother Raymond (Mary), and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He is predeceased by his parents Harold and Edith, his brother Frank, sister-in-law Maggie, and brothers-in-law Don, William, and Joseph.
    Don was born on January 25, 1936 in Estevan, SK. He and his family moved to BC in 1966 and to Merritt in 1968. Don lived in Merritt for most of the past 47 years. He worked in the mining industry for many years, both at the Craigmont Mine and Bethlehem Copper, now Highland Valley Copper. He loved to watch hockey with his sons and grandsons, whether it was his grandsons’ hockey games or the Merritt Centennials. Although he had a season ticket for the Merritt Centennials, he rarely sat; wanting to stand so he wouldn’t miss any of the action and to visit with family and friends. Don loved working on vehicles, fishing, and spending most mornings at A&W having coffee with family and friends.
    The family wishes to extend special thanks to the ER staff at the NVGH, the surgeon, OR and ICU staff at the RIH, and the air paramedics that airlifted Don to Kamloops. Your hard work, sensitivity, and compassion were very much appreciated and made an extremely difficult time a little easier.
    A Celebration of Don’s Life will take place in April, 2016. The exact date will be determined later. An announcement will be placed in the obituary section of the Merritt Herald about 2 weeks prior to the Celebration.
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Don’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, or to any charity of your choice.

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    Dennis Campbell

    Thursday, 22 Oct 2015

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dennis Campbell of Merritt, BC, on October 22nd, 2015, at 68 years of age. Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Ryna, children Stacey (Scott) Webber, of Merritt, and Leola Campbell of New Westminster. Dennis doted on his 2 granddaughters, Madi and Ali. He spent many Saturday mornings watching his girls playing soccer, rain or shine. The youngest of twelve children, he is survived by his brothers, Bud, Bruce, Keith and Lyle, and his sisters Nola, Merle, Barbara and Diane. Dennis is predeceased by his parents Henry and Stella Campbell, two sisters, Sandra and Margaret, and baby brother Warren.
    Dennis was born September 2nd, 1947. He lived in Agassiz for a time, but eventually moved to Chilliwack. That is where his love for hockey began. He joined his brothers and worked in heavy duty construction for many years all over BC. He met and married his wife, Ryna, and shortly after, they moved to Campbell River, where their daugh- ter Stacey was born. Later they moved to Salmon Arm where Leola was born. Then in 1981 he got called to work at Highland Valley Copper, so they made their new home in Merritt. He worked on building all 3 extensions of the Coquihalla High- way, and in 1986 joined the road maintenance crew and worked up there until he was forced to retire last February because of cancer. Dennis was a quiet, easy going man who worked hard all his life to provide for his family.
    He fought a brave battle with the cancer, and never complained. “It is what it is,” he said. He lost his battle October 22nd, and left behind some big shoes to fill, and a hole in everyone’s hearts who knew and loved him.
    The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the N.V.G.H. and all the staff at Coquihalla Gillis House, palliative care. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dennis’ memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
    A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at the Merritt Civic Centre.

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    Art Macdonald

    Thursday, 01 Oct 2015

    On the beautiful sunny morning of Thursday, October 1st, 2015 Arthur (Art) Lorne Macdonald at the age of 75 years passed away peacefully in Merritt, BC. He
    is survived by his daughters Teri Stoneman (Lorne) and Susan Norgaard (Erik) and his grandchildren Jess, Syd, Amy and Harris. Art is also survived by his companion and friend Rita Cressy, as well as, his numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son Lorne and brothers Doug, Gordon, Murray and Graham.
    Art’s career was very diverse; he served in the Navy, was the operating agent for the Imperial Oil bulk plant in Merritt for more than 20 years, and was also successful as a local land developer and businessman. His hobbies and interests included hunting, golfing, fishing, gardening, and skiing. His love of the outdoors did not over shadow his desire to travel, nor his pleasure in watching a golf, hockey, or football game.
    Art was a true British Columbian, fiercely proud of his roots and family history. He had a wonderful sense of humour, an infectious smile and stood up for what he believed was right. He overcame many great challenges and was often sought out to provide guidance and advice on a variety of matters.
    Art was very grateful for the tireless physician care he received locally, and to the caring staff of Gillis House for their compassion and willingness to give of themselves even in the humblest of ways — be it engaging in conversation or just sharing a story.
    Memorial contributions can be made to Gillis House Auxiliary in Merritt.
    Friends and family are invited and welcome to attend a Memorial Service at the Trinity United Church located at 1899 Quilchena Avenue on Sunday, October 11th at 1:00 pm with tea reception to follow.

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    Mildred Irene Thompson

    Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015

    Millie will be sadly missed by all
    who knew her, especially her children: Son, Rick Thompson (Kathy). Grandchildren; Troy (Glenda) Lampi, Tanya (Wayne) Hepper, Trevor (Elisha) Lampi, Chad (Amber) Thompson, Tyler Thompson and Brandy Cowell. Great grandchildren; Brittny, Lindsy, Kayla, Alexa, Morgan, Austyn, Noah, Gavin, Ava and Ethan.
    Millie is predeceased by her husband Clayton Thompson, daughter Carolyn Lampi and grandson Travis Lampi.
    There will be a service held at the Kingdom Hall, 1505 Sunset Street on Monday, Oct. 12 at 2 pm.

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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.