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    Brenda Marlene Larson

    Sunday, 13 Jul 2014

    Brenda Marlene LARSON
    Just nine days after the love of her life Jerry passed, it is with profound sadness that we
    announce the passing of Brenda Marlene Larson. June 18, 1936 to July 13, 2014.
    Brenda was a beloved wife, mother, grama, sister, uma, aunty, cousin, sister-in-law, hostess with the mostest and friend.
    She is survived by her two daughters, Cathy Magnus (Dwight) and Cindy Larson and her family that she nurtured and loved.
    Brenda was a strong and confident woman. Her husband Jerry may have been the concept man, but Brenda got it done. Brenda could always be counted on to fix a favourite snack, remember a birthday and anticipate your needs even before you knew what you needed.
    It gives her family peace to know that she is reunited with her husband and that they are smiling down on us from heaven.
    Brenda was honoured along with her husband Jerry at a celebration of life on July 14, 2014.
    Our family would like to thank Coquihalla Gillis House for taking such beautiful care of Brenda for the past 3.5 years. We will never forget how kind you all were to her.
    The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Brenda’s honour to Coquihalla Gillis House.

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    Yvonne M. Gurka

    Saturday, 12 Jul 2014

    Yvonne lived a life filled with faith, love and celebrations. God, family, work and friends.
    Forever loved, forever missed and forever in our hearts.
    Yvonne is survived by her husband Walter, eight children Debbie, Wanda, Leilani (Mike), Tiama, Kelly (Arlene), Robert (Brenda), Wanda (Bruce) Michael (Theresa), her mother Sally, sister Shirley (Glen), brother Pete (Pat) and all their families. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
    Yvonne is pre-deceased by her father Peter Henchen.
    A celebration of her life will be held Monday, July 21st at 2:00 pm at the Nicola Valley Evangelical Free Church 1950 Maxwell Ave, Merritt BC.
    In lieu of flowers donations are to be made to the Children’s Hospital by Yvonne’s request.

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    Gerald “Jerry” Robert Larson

    Friday, 04 Jul 2014

    It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald “Jerry” Robert Larson. September 9, 1932 to July 4, 2014.
    Gramps, dad, uncle, brother, cousin, G.G., G-dawg, friend, amazing human and concept man to the end.
    He is survived by the greatest joys of his life, his wife Brenda Larson, and his family.
    He was a confident, adopted grampa, counsellor and wise man.
    Jerry was full of encouragement and after a visit with him you would leave feeling inspired, peaceful, and important. Jerry loved golfing and being invited to dinner, but most of all spending time with his family and friends.
    He will be truly missed.
    A celebration of his life will be held at the Crossroads Community Church on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2pm.
    In lieu of flowers, his wish would be that donations be made in honor of his wife Brenda, to Coquihalla Gillis House

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    Margaret (Peggy) Isabella Elizabeth Gilmour

    Sunday, 29 Jun 2014

    Gilmour, Margaret (Peggy) Isabella Elizabeth (nee Parke)
    Peggy Gilmour of Kamloops, BC, passed away peacefully in her home on the south Thompson River in her 86th year on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 with her family by her side.
    Peggy is survived by her five children, Bruce (Wendy) of Vancouver; Ross (Andrea) of North Vancouver; Alison Sawers (Norman) of North Vancouver; Daphne Marvel (James) of New Westminster; and Elspeth Cooper (Darren) of North Vancouver. “Gran” will be dearly missed by her eleven grandchildren: Sarah; Stephanie, Charlotte and Georgia; Bronwen, Malcolm and Audrey; Paige, Gillian and Andrea; and Stuart.
    She is also survived by her brother Gordon Parke of Vancouver, and many nieces and nephews.
    Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Allan, in July 2008, and by her brother, Alan Parke, in March 2003.
    A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 8th at 2:00pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 360 Nicola Street, Kamloops, BC and will be officiated by the Very Reverend Louise Peters. A reception will be held at the Cathedral Hall. Immediately following the service.
    Condolences and the full obituary, please refer to www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
    In memory of Peggy Gilmour, donations may be made to one of the following charities:
    • Western Canada Theatre Company, Box 329, 1025 Lorne Street Kamloops, BC V2C 5K9
    • Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism, 1111 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC V2B 3J8
    • The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) –BC-Yukon Division, 100-5055 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 6V2
    Peggy’s family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Dr. J. Francois Malan for not only his medical expertise, but more importantly, for his compassion and inspiration as he encouraged “m’lady” to take her last epic trip to South Africa. We would also like to thank the empathetic staff of Royal Inland Hospital 3 West and the Home Health Palliative Care Team.
    Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, 250-374-1454

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    Alma Bertha Laura Graham

    Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014

    Born to Ole and Svea
    Evindsen in Prince Rupert BC,
    Alma and family lived in Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Anyox and Alice Arm.
    Alma moved to Port Hardy in 1937 where she met and married T.H. “Jeff” Clarke, Jeff died in 1953. In 1959 Alma married Colin Wood “Coli” Graham in Port Hardy where they lived until 1969 when they moved to Fort St James, then to Vancouver and then in 1978 to Merritt where they have lived ever since.
    Alma is survived by her loving husband of 55 years “Coli” Graham, 10 children: Dorothy, Jean, Geoff, Marjorie, Tom, George, Beth, Gordon, Sharon and Irene; daughters-in-law Marilyn, Arlene and Mary Ellen, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister in law Leila Evindsen, nephew Drew and two great nephews, as well as numerous other young people to whom she opened her heart and home.
    Alma was predecreased by her first husband, her son Gerry, daughter Audrey, her parents, her only brother Ronald, 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
    A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 5th, 2014 at 1pm. Friends are cordially invited to join the family in celebrating her life.

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    Donald Gordon McDonald

    Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014

    We sadly announce the passing of Donald Gordon McDonald, known to most as “Gordie” or Grandpa Mac on June 17, 2014.
    Gord is survived by his daughters Jenda (Surinder) Ghog and Sharon (Jay) Page, and his son Robert (Jenny) McDonald and his Grandchildren, Julia, Andrew, Sara, Adam and Emily and great grandchild Sylvan. He is also survived by his sister Alice (Doug) Richardson of Tlell, Queen Charlotte Islands.
    Gord was a long time resident of the Merritt and surrounding area, a war vet from the Forestry Corp, Sawmill owner (till 1966)and finally auto recycler. He was born in Helkirk Alberta on October 27, 1920.
    A Celebration of Gord’s life will take place at the Quality Inn meeting room, on June 28 2014, at 4:00 pm for tea and fellowship.

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    Doreen Marjorie Shea

    Sunday, 15 Jun 2014

    Mrs. Doreen Marjorie Shea passed away peacefully in Merritt on June 15, 2014, aged 76 years. Survived by her children Cathy, Doris, Darrell and Colleen, and the grandchildren Cory, Brian, Fern, and Victoria, Adam and Aaron, Marina, and Brandy, Derek, and Samantha. She is predeceased by Robert Charles. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 28, 2014 at 1 PM at Merritt Funeral Chapel with her grandson Fern officiating.

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    Shelly Moses-Garcia

    Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014

    In Loving Memory of
    Shelly Moses-Garcia
    January 8, 1995 – June 10, 2014
    Shelly Anne Moses-Garcia was born in Kamloops, BC to loving parents Charles Garcia
    & Phyllis Moses, January, 8th, 1995.
    She was tragically deceased with Chantel Deneault and Barron Joe on June 10, 2014.
    Shelly is survived by sisters Amanda (Brad), Sarah (Jarome), Yvonne (Kenny) and Lisa and brother William. Nieces and nephews Drucel, Jazmine, Breanna, Mary Jane, Odayhay. Also survived by her grandparents: Dora Hance (Jim) & Frank Garcia as well as many loving and caring cousins, aunts and uncles.
    Shelly is predeceased by niece: Jewels Garcia, grandparents - Mildred Saddleman, Allen Moses; and numerous aunts and uncles.
    The ceremony took place at the Stein Valley Nlakapamux School, June 18, 2014.
    Thanks to all those that shared the ceremony, whom travelled far, the Stein Valley Nlakapamux School for the use of the facilities, cooks, all family & friends for all the kind gestures during the time of our loss, all the hand drummers and especially to the Spiritual Helpers that completed the ceremony.
    Shelly will be missed and remembered for her big wonderful smile and her loving and understanding nature.

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    Vernon Howard Rambo

    Thursday, 05 Jun 2014

    Vernon Howard
    Born December 4th, 1929 Died June 5th, 2014
    When Vern was 15 years old he hopped a train and headed west from Saskatchewan. He spent many years all over Vancouver Island as a logger. He lived in Port Coquitlam, retired. Then seeking adventure moved to Tumbler Ridge, meeting many good friends, one being his wife Helen Clark. It was then he acquired a family, that he enjoyed so much. Vern also spent time woodworking, he took great pride in using only the proper hammer or chisel to do the job. Vern was a kind and generous man, always a gentleman. Vern leaves his loving wife Helen, Elaine (Jim) Haywood-Farmer, Ron Clark, sister Frieda Hinds of Saskatchewan, nephews and nieces and many grand children and great grandchildren. A special thank you to Grandchildren Andy and Terri and also all the staff of the Coquihalla House and Interior Health.

  • Mildred Lockhart

    Friday, 30 May 2014

    Mildred Lockhart
    Nov 9, 1921 - May 30, 2014
    We regret to announce the passing of Mildred (Mom, Grandma) at Talarico Place, Castlegar BC.
    Mildred was pre decrease by her husband Peter in 2004, daughter Valerie in 1999, grandson Don in 1994. Mom is survived by her son Rick(Pat) of Castlegar, Granddaughter Lori(Ray Grenkow) Portage of Prairie Manitoba. Louise(Ivan Lewis) Castlegar. Craig Lockhart(Alberta) Ray Cooper(Lower Mainland) Tom & Darren Wallace(Ontario) Chosen granddaughter Shannon (Len Libratore) Princeton. Numerous greats and great great grandchildren.
    A celebration of Mildreds life will be held at the Balaire Restaurant banquet room in Princeton on July 5th at 1:00pm. Family internment to follow. Mom's request in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the W.I. in either Merritt or Princeton.