Smith, Barbara, Lenore
May 30, 1930 - Mar 28, 2013
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Dec 1, 1937 - Apr 6, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Beverley Goyer on April 6, 2013 at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, BC. She was 75 years of age. Bev was born on December 1, 1937 in Edmonton, AB. She was the fourth of five children. She married Conrad Goyer and had four children, all boys.
Beverley is predeceased by her husband Conrad Goyer, husband Frank Kohlhauser, as well as her brother, Jack Bready. She is survived by her brother, George Bready, sisters Arletta Robertson and Nola Hovat, children Ray (Rollene) Goyer, Paul Goyer, Robert Goyer and Alain Goyer, step-children Gary Kohlhauser, Linda Moss, Pearl Kohlhauser and Katherine Groot. Bev loved her children, her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all of her nieces and nephews.
A gathering to celebrate the life of Beverley Goyer will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in the banquet room of the Wells Gray Inn, Clearwater, BC. It may be seen online at www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com and condolences may be directed there as well. Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or to the Clearwater/Vavenby Lions Club would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, (250) 674-3030.
Apr 18, 1955 - May 13, 2013
Birk Dempsey passed away suddenly at home in Clearwater, BC on May 13, 2013. He was 58 years of age. Born in Carberry, Manitoba on April 18, 1955, Birk is survived by his son Kurtis of New Westminster, BC; former wife Trish; his mother Muriel of Surrey, BC, his sister Myrna (Terry) of Surrey, BC; his brother Brad (Susan) of Surrey, BC; nieces Laura, Allison and Paige; nephew Chris; and great niece Jacklyn. Birk was predeceased by his father Murray Dempsey of Surrey, BC, in 1986 and by his brother Jack Dempsey of Surrey, BC, in 2004.
Birk graduated from QE High School in Surrey and began work at a cedar mill. He spent his entire career at the mill, retiring as a planerman. Birk was gifted at woodworking. He also designed several gardens and decks and maintained his yard with care. His real love was cars and he owned many of the Classics. He was especially proud of his 1926 “T” Bucket Roadster, which he built from the frame up.
Birk was friendly and outgoing. He sought out the company of his friends and neighbours, loved to visit, and was always willing to lend a hand.
Birk’s friends in Clearwater will hold a gathering to celebrate his life. His family will hold a private celebration in Surrey, BC. The family is grateful for the support and kindness of the community and his friends, particularly Greg and Matt Phillips and Jim Newman.
Jul 16, 2013 - Mar 23, 2013
Don Chambers passed away at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, Kamloops, BC, on March 23, 2013 at 67 years of age. He is survived by his wife Lorraine Chambers of Clearwater, BC; son Jeffrey Chambers (Karma) of Port Coquitlam, BC; daughter Corinna (Andrew) of Port Coquitlam; grandchildren Emily and Sarah Chambers of Port Coquitlam; brother Barry Chambers (Jane) of Gibsons, BC; sister Wendy Martinello (Gerry) of Clearwater, BC, plus numerous other relatives and friends, including his friend Bill W. Don was predeceased by his mother and father Marguerite and Earl Chambers.
Don spent many years as a drug and alcohol counselor in Kamloops and the North Thompson valley. He and Lorraine were also foster parents for a number of years. His passion was to help people. Don’s favourite pastimes were fishing, hunting and drinking coffee at the Wells Gray Inn.
An informal gathering for family and friends to celebrate the life of Don Chambers will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1680 Burman Road, Clearwater. Please bring a lawn chair.
Nov 4, 1929 - Apr 11, 2013
Dorothy Mae Easson of Clearwater B.C. Passed away suddenly on April 11, 2013.
She was born in Cranbrook, B.C. On November 4th, 1929. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Stuart; daughters Beverley (Brian); Shirley (Paul); Lori (Allan); Kim (Tymen); Also survived by her stepchildren Ruth (Danny); Jim (Lorene); Nancy (Jeff); Wally (Bernie); Stuart Jr (Joyce); grandchildren Nicole, Justin, Adam, Tanisha, Madeline, Niall, Darryl, Shane, Danielle, Erin, Kristen, Jordan, Corey, Stuart and Amanda . 16 great grandchildren as well as two half sisters Marlene and Joan. Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Dorothy moved to Scotland at a very young age with her mother Anne where they lived with her grandmother until she was sixteen. Moving back to B.C. She continued to be a loving daughter. Married in 1949 she raised her four daughters with all the love any child could possibly need.
On April 12th, 1982 she married Stuart Easson and lived happily for over 31 years. Together they enjoyed the outdoors at the lake fishing and working on their property.
Dorothy was also a lady of many talents. She loved to sew and do cross stitch, her enthusiasm for computers amazed us all! She loved her times with her friends drinking coffee, chatting and doing crafts together .
Dorothy will be remembered as a woman who knew how to love unconditionally, whose smile lit up a room and an incredible sense of humour.
She will be in our hearts forever!
Apr 14, 1925 - Jun 7, 2013
With great regret, we announce the passing of our mother, Enid Margaret Colborne (nee Stearns), who received her well-deserved "Angel Wings' on June 7, 2013 after a short illness. Enid was born in Viking, Alberta, on April 14, 1925. She is predeceased by her parents, Charlie and Millie Stearns, our father Sherman [her husband of 50 years], and by her brother, Vern Stearns. Mom is survived by her three children, Larry (Letta Mae), Marilyn Collison (Bill) and Ron (Tina). She has seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren. and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Her grandchildren, Tim, Donna, Jennifer, Tyson, Shannon, Melinda and Brett, considered themselves the luckiest kids in the world to call her Gramma, and to be loved by her and Grampa. Their house (or motor home, cabin, or wherever) was the scene of much silliness and chaos, with Gramma (or the Sergeant Major as she was referred to by Grampa) in charge, mainly of the silliness.
Next to her family, Mom's great loves were music, being with Dad in the great outdoors, travelling, community involvement, photography, and later on, painting with oils and acrylics. She shared her musical gift her whole life willingly, as long as she wasn't in the spotlight.
A memorial service will be held in her honour at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Clearwater Baptist Church with a reception to follow at 3pm in the Wells Gray Inn Banquet Room.