Jun 16, 1927 - Nov 10, 2012
Helena Link passed away peacefully on November 10, 2012 at 85 years of age. Born in West Vancouver, BC on June 16, 1927, Helena remained a resident of West Vancouver until 1973 when she moved to Kelowna, BC.
Helena is survived by her daughter Katrina (Shane) of Clearwater, BC, son Philip (Lucy) of Ottawa, ON, grandchildren Carlos (Ashley and Aaliyah) of Edmonton, AB, Araceli of Edmonton, Nicholas and Olive of Ottawa, step grandchildren Michael of Red Deer, AB, Kyle and family of Fort St. John, BC and Kelcie and family of Clearwater. Helena was predeceased in 1992 by her husband Mardy, and by her siblings Harry, Philip, Rita and Madge.
A long time defender and lover of animals, Helena was an active fundraiser for many animal charities. Helena was proud of having a large garden, being self-sufficient and being vegan. She was At Helena’s request there will be no formal memorial service. The family would appreciate donations in memory of Helena Link to TRACS (The Responsible Animal Care Society), P.O. Box 29074 OKM, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4A7. Tel: 250-763-8214 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 17, 1939 - Oct 12, 2012
Allen McWatters was born in Milden, SK, on August 17, 1939. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House in Kamloops, BC, on October 12, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. Allen was predeceased by his parents, and his sister Diane. He is survived by his wife Gloria, four daughters, Brenda, Lillian, Sharon and Cathy. He will be missed by his three grandchildren, David, 17 years, Justin, 13 years and Stacey, 14 years, as well as his brother Henry.
Allen enjoyed fishing and looking after the animals on the farm. Allen also found time to take part in the Black Powder events in the area.
A Memorial service was held for Allen on May 7, 2013 at the Squam Bay Hall in the spring of 2013. Donations in Allen’s memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9, or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5G 4K6.
Mar 1, 1936 - Sep 13, 2012
James “Jim” Clifford Tobin, born March 1, 1936 in Cutknife, Saskatchewan, passed away at Rotary Manor, Dawson Creek, BC, on September 13, 2012. He was 78 years of age. Jim is survived by his children, Veronica (Chuck), Gene (Judy), Willard, Jim (Charlene), Laurene (Wesley), Loren (Loraine), Dawn (Rickey), Lane (Shelley), and Vern (Tina), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, as well as his brother Don, sister Eleanor, and many nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Olive, and by his parents Bernard and Mabel, brothers John, Ed and Harold. Jim was born and raised in the Maidstone, Paynton area of Saskatchewan. He left home at an early age and started life as a cowboy at Douglas Lake Ranch. That is where he met Olive and they started raising their family. They moved to the Clearwater area in the early 1960’s and began logging – road building. Jim and Olive stayed in the North Thompson valley for the rest of their lives. A Memorial Service for Jim Tobin will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Royal Canadian Legion on Glen Road, Clearwater. The service can be seen on the internet at www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com A graveside service will immediately follow, with family and friends returning to the Legion for refreshments. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, 640 Park Drive, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, 250-674-3030
May 13, 1947 - Sep 3, 2012
Renate Zeininger passed away peacefully at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 3, 2012 after a brave struggle with cancer. She was 65 years of age. Born in Beratzhausen, Germany on May 13, 1947, Renate came to Canada and settled here in the late 1960’s. She held a successful career in banking, serving in a supervisory capacity. In 1991, Renate moved to East Blackpool, BC, where she spent the remainder of her life. Mourning Renate’s passing are her lifelong companion, Lorenz Ponath of East Blackpool; sister Doris Eisbrenner of Kitchener, ON, brother Johann (Renate) Zeininger of Beratzhausen, Germany; nieces Elke (Steven) McLellan and Rita Eisbrenner; nephew Simon Zeininger, great niece Erin McLellan and great nephew Kyle McLellan, plus many good friends. Renate was predeceased by her parents, Ludwig and Helene Zeininger, and by her brother, Kurt Zeininger. Renate was an intelligent woman with a caring heart. She was very generous and helpful; if you needed help, Renate was there for you. She loved nature and the quiet rural lifestyle of the North Thompson Valley. Following cremation, a memorial service for Renate Zeininger will take place in the Chapel at North Thompson Funeral Services on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Lloyd Strickland will preside. The service will be webcast and may be seen by visiting www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com. Condolences may also be sent to the family by visiting the website. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, tel.: 250-674-3030.
Jun 30, 1946 - Aug 26, 2012
Stephen Earl Graham lived in Clearwater BC and he loved his life. He was born 66 years ago in Princeton, BC. Steve passed away in Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House in Kamloops on August 26, 2012 from pancreatic cancer. Steve is survived by his wife Debbie Coldwell, his children Christine, Joshua, Nathan, Adam & Hailey, and grandsons Ethan and Lyndon. Also by his sisters Juanita, Pat, twin sister Julie, Myrna, brother Don, many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. He was predeceased by his sister Stephanie, mother Julia, father Steve, and stepmother Sarah. Steve was a worker's advocate; he fought for injured workers to get their benefits so that they could survive and look after their families. He loved the work, but all his previous jobs helped to give him the base of knowledge to do the job well. He worked on the coast with high lead logging, worked with persons with disabilities, worked in warehouses, for the BC Optometrists Association and many other jobs. He always found a way to enjoy his work. Steve wasn't a formal member of any club, but he would help anyone, anytime. He would drop what he has doing to lend a hand and he always managed to make someone laugh in the process. Steve was a very intelligent man, great problem solver, loved to invent things, loved being silly... really he just loved life. Steve's legacy is one of caring, compassion and unconditional love. He was a teacher of how to get through the most difficult situations with Grace and Dignity and a smile. He has taught so many of us so many things we will be forever grateful. A Gathering to Celebrate Steve Graham’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Clearwater Community Baptist Church, 24E Old North Thompson Hwy, Clearwater, BC. A special thank you to this amazing community of Clearwater for your love, support and help, especially in the last 5 months.
Jul 4, 1931 - Aug 17, 2012
Arne Morris Nordli passed away peacefully on August 17, 2012 at 11:40 p.m. in Prince George, BC at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan, sons Dennis (Denise) and Geoff (Nicole), daughter Juliann (Doug), daughter-in-law Kim, sister Doreen (George) and brother Olav (Ida). Ten grandchildren: Michelle, Matthew, Evan, Jennifer, Linsey, Riley, Hannah, Mackenzie, Mason and Ethan. Three great-grandchildren: Hayden Lily, Sedin Robson and Linden Maximus. Arne was predeceased by his son, James; parents Karl and Borghild; brothers Kore, Keith and Johnny; and by his sisters Marie and Kristine. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Valemount’s Curling Rink, Valemount, BC. In lieu of flowers, friends who so wish may make memorial donations to the “Wish Fund” of Valemount Health Clinic, Box 697, Valemount, BC, V0E 2Z0.
Houben, Antoon Tony
Mar 26, 1928 - Aug 10, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father, Antoon Houben, on August 10, 2012. He was born on March 26, 1928 in Heerlen, Limburg, the Netherlands. He was the second youngest of 12 children. He is predeceased by his wife Ruth; both his parents; his brothers Jan, Scra, Sjef, Piet, Harry, and Leo; and sisters Mia and Dienje. He is survived by his sisters Lieske, Nelly and Jo; his sons, Antoon, Wim and Robert (Loretta); and his daughters Merina Matthew (Fred), Sylvia Boyd (Gary), and Margaret Houben. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Leah May Lynn (Kevin), Tammy Lynn Leavitt (Ethan), Donna Lee Pidgeon (Daniel), Jared Monds (Laura), Matthew John Robert Houben, and Ruth Elizabeth Akefa Azu (Sam); as well as nine great grand children. Tony grew up in Heerlen, Limburg, the Netherlands where he worked at the family bicycle and electric shop. He was an active scout before, during and after the war, and indeed, was involved in scouting right up to the end, being an active member of the 28th Baden-Powell Guild in Kamloops. As a scouter he received several awards, including the medal of merit and the bar to the medal of merit. He met his wife Ruth, square-dancing at the Hexeberg. They were married on May 17, 1950 and emigrated to Canada in 1952, coming straight over to B.C. where they remained. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2000, with all their children around them. The following year Ruth passed away. Tony worked as a millwright for many years before he retired, working at a variety of mills, from Alcan in Kitimat, to Fraser Mills in New Westminster. He was a hard worker, but still found time to do things with his children. He enjoyed going for long drives with all of us packed in the car, and would often find the most unlikely of roads to explore. He moved to Barriere in 1994 with his wife, Ruth and son, Wim. He loved it here in Barriere and enjoyed the small town life, making many friends. Tony had a great sense of humour and liked teasing and joking with those he met. Often, when asked how he felt, he would respond “very carefully, I don’t want to get my face slapped”, or if asked how he was doing, he’d reply with a grin: “without”. He will be greatly missed by all his family. The service will be on August 25, at St. George’s Catholic Church, 5024 Barriere Town Road, at 11 a.m. The reception will be shortly after the service, at 1 p.m. at the Barriere Senior’s Centre, 4433 Barriere Town Road. Those wishing to make a donation are asked to donate to Scouts Canada or any scout group in their area.
Nov 1, 1990 - Aug 5, 2012
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Bain, Alexander, Chuck
May 22, 1933 - Apr 6, 2013
Alexander Charles Bain, of Little Fort, BC, passed away on April 6, 2013 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC, after a brave struggle with cancer. He was 79 years of age. Chuck was born in Ardley, Alberta, on May 22, 1933. He left school after grade nine and began a long career as a faller in the logging industry. Chuck married Irma Louise Hanson, and the couple spent 61 years together as soul mates in marriage. Their marriage is remembered for the honour and affection they shared.
Chuck is remembered as an honest, gentle, proud and strong man. He was a Cub Scout leader in his younger years and enjoyed carpet bowling at the Little Fort Community Hall in his later years. Chuck leaves behind his loving wife Irma Louise Bain, daughter Margaret Helen Bain, son Daniel Charles Bain, his brother Robert Charles Bain, many nieces and nephews, granddaughters and grandsons, great granddaughters and great grandsons, as well as many, many friends. He was predeceased by two daughters, Charlotte Louise Beale and Marie Inez Menzel, and by two grandsons, Darren Joseph Menzel and Keith Lyle Rollinson. Chuck wished to be cremated.
There will be a Memorial Service for Chuck Bain on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Little Fort Community Hall. A pot luck reception will follow in the hall. The service may be seen online and condolences sent to the family via www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com . Donations in memory of Alexander Charles Bain would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia and Yukon Division, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, (250) 674-3030.