Buchanan, Jean Marie Sunday, 21 Mar 2004
Nov. 6, 1933 - March 21, 2004
One of God’s angels has been called home. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Jean Marie Buchanan on March 21, 2004. She will be sadly missed and remembered by her daughter Denise (Charley) of Vancouver, B.C.; brothers Paul (Helen) of Tweed, Ont.; and Michael (Catherine) of Lindsay, Ont.; sister-in-law Helen Olsen (Donald) of Vancouver and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ronald in 1992, her parents Amelia and Dorion Bosley, her brothers Peter, James and Joseph and her in-laws Margaret and John Buchanan. We are thankful for the kind and gentle care provided by Dr. Bin Lim, Dr. Val Geddes, the staff of St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit and the Cottage Hospice in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Cancer Society, St. Paul’s Palliative Care or the Cottage Hospice. A celebration of Jean’s life was held in Vancouver March 29, 2004: a Catholic Mass will be held in Tweed, Ont. at a later date. Condolences can be emailed as well to Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MacLeod, Doug Friday, 19 Mar 2004
Doug MacLeod was a very special man. In his full life he was a loving husband, father, brother, family member and a proud grandfather. He was a caring foster father and a good friend to the huge number of people he knew throughout his lifetime. As a teacher of 31 years, Doug was a true advocate for the community and the disadvantaged. He was also an avid curler, coach, dance instructor, kazoo band member and a seldom-bountiful but ever-optimistic fisherman. In everything he did, he shared his varied knowledge, teasing nature, and his gentle commitment with the people around him. He was an active Cariboo resident nearly all of his life. Doug was passionate about our family gathering place at Ruth Lake. Creating places for friends and family to meet and mingle was immensely important to him. Retirement and Grandpahood suited Doug well and in the last years of his life he was particularly happy and content. His sudden passing has surprised us all and has left a huge hole in our lives. Please join us for a celebration of Doug’s life Wed., March 24 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Jude’s Catholic Church on Horse Lake Road. There will be a casual reception to follow in the church hall. Instead of flowers, friends may donate to the Doug MacLeod Youth Fund at the Royal Bank. This fund will provide advantages for young adults with special needs in our community.
Gossen, George Tuesday, 09 Mar 2004
We regret to announce the passing of our good friend George Gossen on March 9, 2004 in Hepburn, Sask. He is survived by his loving wife Peggy. George lived many years in Lone Butte and will be fondly remembered by many friends and acquaintances.
Howard, Kenneth Donald Saturday, 06 Mar 2004
Dec. 30, 1934 - March 6, 2004
After an incredible courageous battle with acute leukemia, Ken slipped away peacefully in the arms of his devoted soul mate and wife of 32 years, Terry. Left with wonderful memories of Ken are his wife, Terry; “mom” Mildred, Kamloops; brother Alan (Lois), Nova Scotia; son Ken Jr. (Val) and their children Jared and Kayla; brothers-in-law Howard (Shirley) and Barry Wares and their children; mother-in-law Maxine and many dear friends and relatives whose lives he touched over the years. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Man., at age 16 joined and served in the Navy for ten years. He began a long and enjoyable career in Corporate Properties Rights of Way working for BC Hydro, CN Rail, and in semi-retirement as a Right of Way consultant to Terasen Gas. Ken had an unquenchable enthusiasm and a zest for life, and enduring interest in people and events and took joy in all the great outdoors had to offer. Ken spent many happy days hunting and fishing at Young Lake and enjoyed the cabin and its tranquility. Everyone will remember Ken’s eagerness to lend a hand, his giant warm smile and his booming laughter, his love of a good “yarn” and his unflagging sense of humour. A Graveside Service was held on Mar. 15 at the Pleasant Street Cemetery in Kamloops and a reception to celebrate Ken’s life was held at the Plaza Hotel for those who wanted to join in the many stories and tributes to a great guy. Heartfelt thanks to those who have supported Ken and Terry during this difficult time. If friends so choose, donations to their favorite charity in Ken’s memory would be appreciated.
Solowoniuk, James (Jimbo) Wednesday, 03 Mar 2004
Aug. 7, 1963 - March 3, 2004
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the unexpected death of a very much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son and son-in-law. Jim leaves to mourn his devastated family: wife Sharon; son Kiel; daughters Laura and Lisa (Mac) Cardinal; grandson Jordan; parents Jim Sr. and Karen Solowoniuk; mother-in-law Bonnie Connon; father-in-law Angus Connon; brothers Jason (Christine) and family; Wade (Trina) and family; Keith (Holly); sisters Barbara (Kelly) Robinson and family; Donna (Pat) Doorn and family; Lynn (Peter) Bongers and family; Debbie (Charlie) Kopala; Susan and family; as well, his best friends Brent and Colleen Robillard; many nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends. Funeral was held on Mon. March 8, 2004, with interment taking place in Mountain View Cemetery at Revelstoke, B.C.
Burt, Clarice Monday, 01 Mar 2004
Oct. 24, 1920 - March 1, 2004
Clarice passed away suddenly at 100 Mile Hospital. Survived by her children Terry (Linda), Wayne, Greg (Joanne), Dale (Richard), Patti (Brad), 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Terry, baby daughter Lee and brother George. No service by request. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the 100 Mile Hospital in her memory. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. in care of the arrangements. 395-3243.
McGregor, Dr. John Booth Sunday, 29 Feb 2004
On Feb. 29, 2004, at the age of 52, John died accidentally in Alameda, California. Born Dec. 25, 1951 in Victoria, B.C., John grew up in several communities in Manitoba and Ontario. He attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., graduating in Engineering (1973) and Medicine (1977). John enjoyed practicing medicine in the rural setting of 100 Mile House, B.C. He enjoyed a variety of activities including skiing, running, sailing and especially travelling, often in the company of his family. He is survived by his dear wife Janet; sons Bob and Murray; brother Leslie (England) and nephew Ross. Predeceased by parents Georgina Iris McGregor and Major John McGregor, (Stittsville, Ont). The funeral will be held at the 100 Mile Baptist Church, Tatton Road, 100 Mile House, B.C. on Wed., March 10 at 2:00 p.m. For those wishing, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. John was a wonderful husband and father and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Kosinski, Lynn Friday, 18 Jun 2004
With great sadness, I announce the passing of my wife and soul mate. At the top of her class since birth, she leaves us at age 49, after a short, tragic fight with cancer. After many successful endeavours, city girl goes country. Living in the Watch Lake area for 15 years, she has been liked by all she touched. The outdoors was her life, working in her gardens, biking, skidooing, watching wildlife and yes, catching the biggest fish were some of her many pleasures. Red Angus cattle have been her love over the past several years, with young calves being the ultimate. Her love was second to none. Survived by husband Brian Kosinski of 24 years. With a smile for everyone until 5:15 p.m. June 18, 2004 she says goodbye. Social date to be announced. Thanks to all that showed support over the past three months.