January 14, 1947 — September 28, 2013
Service: No Service by Request
Passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013 at the age of 66. Raymond is survived by his daughter Tara-Lyn of Olympia, WA, son John of Campbell River and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Ross and Edna. Raymond was born in Edmonton, Alberta but resided most all of his life in British Columbia. Raymond was a likeable guy and made friends easily. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Ray’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 202 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5.
Passed away on September 25, 2013 with his family by his side at the age of 79. He is survived by his loving wife Jean (of 57 years); daughter Gwen (Terry) Stallard of Arborg, MB; son Darrell (Bev) of The Pas, MB; 4 grandchildren: Kira (Dwight) Smolinski, Kylie Stallard, Ashlee Hogue (Riley Wlasichuk) and Jarrett Hogue; 3 great grandchildren: Ava, Noah and Tenleigh; and brother Leo (Ida) Hogue of Winnipeg. Al worked for Shell Canada for 23 years. He retired at age 57 and enjoyed every minute of his retirement. Al and Jean moved to Holiday Park in 1991. Al loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids. He enjoyed camping, especially spending winters in Arizona. Al will be remembered for the true gentleman that he was. He will be in our hearts forever. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Sweet Life Centre in Holiday Park, 415 Commonwealth Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Cardiac Unit, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2, or the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2.
HOLMES, Stuart Anderson
— September 26, 2013
Service: Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00 am
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
Slipped the surly bonds of Earth on September 26, 2013 at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his loving wife Gale; son John; daughters Jenny and Jacqueline; and granddaughters Mackenzie and Kaelen, his step children Bruce (Debbie) and his children Tim (Ashley), Jessica (Jared), Jennifer and David and Jessica and Jared’s children great grandsons Brady and Kaelan; Brian (Martine) and his children Elsa and Arielle; Sharon (Rob) and her children Jodi, Allie and Jack; Catherine (Brad) and her children Kristina and Kevan; Marla (Christof); Blayne (Gina) and his daughter Jordan and his stepchildren Nicholas and Brianna.
Stuart is predeceased by his first wife Jennifer and granddaughter Madison. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00 am in the chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stuart’s name to the BC Alzheimer Society for Research, 300 – 828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2.
Visitation: 10:00 am and 11:00 am on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Springfield Funeral Home(2020 Springfield Road,, Kelowna, BC)
Frank went to join his love Helen in September of 2013 at the age of 92. He is survived by his loving family; brother Henry (Jean) Hornsberger of Prince George, BC; sister Ester Stobbs of Burnaby, BC; and many nieces and nephews. Frank is sadly predeceased by his wife, Helen. Frank was born on November 25, 1920 in Regina, SK. He lived in the Qu’ Appelle Valley until age 17, and then in 1937 moved with his family to Kelowna. Frank joined the BC Dragoons in 1940. He was a driver and mechanic in the Tank Corp., and he served in North Africa, Italy, France, and the Netherlands (Europe). Twice wounded in action but he returned to active duty each time. Frank was discharged in 1946. He met Helen Tree at a St. Valentine’s Day dance in February 1946 and the two were married on May 1, 1946. Frank pursued his love of mechanics in the subsequent years. He owned a garage, drove/maintained logging trucks, worked in garages in Duncan, Abbottsford and Elliot Lake, but worked principally in Ford Motor Auto Centres. Ford Motors told Frank when he retired that he was their best diagnostic mechanic in Canada. Frank and Helen loved to travel and toured North America in RVs, and later in their Lincoln (which he prized). Their favourite areas were their drives down the Pacific Coast, and trips into the deep Zion and Grand canyons. Frank enjoyed good jokes, humorous stories and regaled his family with his wit and humour. Frank lost Helen in 2006, but his love for her was endless. Frank was a vital part of his extended family and will be deeply missed by all of them. A Visitation will be held for family and friends between 10:00 am and 11:00 am on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. Should family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Okanagan Military Museum, 1424 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A5.
HORNUNG, Viola Margaret
May 19, 1931 — October 3, 2013
Service: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
Vi Hornung passed away after a short illness on October 3, 2013. She will be sadly missed by her family and numerous friends. She is survived by daughters Nancy Fox (Larry) and Deborah Hapke (Albert) of Vanguard, Sask; grandchildren: Angela Hapke (Brad Lively), Patrick Fox, Daniel Fox, Carlina Hapke, Chris Hapke & Kendra Hapke; brother Tom Shelstad; sister Pearl Solanik; and special friend Lorne Ferguson. Vi was born on May 19, 1931 in Swift Current Saskatchewan to Pearl & Otto Shelstad. She attended school in Swift Current and then began her teaching career in 1950 as a study supervisor at Leonard School west of Leinan, Sk. This experience ignited her love of teaching, so she went on to Normal School in Moose Jaw to obtain her teaching certificate. In 1952, she moved to Vanguard, Saskatchewan to teach at the Vanguard Elementary School. There she met the first love of her life, Roy Anderson. Vi & Roy were married on July 5, 1955 on her parents’ 25th Wedding anniversary day in Swift Current. She took some time from her teaching career to raise her daughters then resumed classroom duties in 1965. After Roy’s death she continued to teach until her superannuation in 1989. Following her retirement, she moved B.C., remarried July 3, 1991 to Jim Hornung and resided in Summerland, Christina Lake, and Kelowna. She remained in Kelowna after Jim’s death. Vi was passionate about her teaching career, teaching mostly primary grades, and taking on leadership roles such as Resource Room teacher and Vice-Principal. Living & teaching within a smaller community allowed her to watch “her kids” following their paths through life. Her focus was always on her students, and she became a strong promoter of individualized programming for rural students. Vi was well respected by all who knew her She was an active community member, even in retirement, who gave freely of her time, knowledge and skills to organizations such as Legion Ladies Auxiliary and various community clubs. Vi greatly loved her family and valued the role of Mom and Grandmother. Distance did not stop her from sharing in her children & grandchildren’s lives. Maintaining the friendships she made, both old and new, were important to her. Often defined as a “lady”; she met all of life’s challenges armed with a positive attitude, dignity, strength, and great sense of humour. Celebration of her life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna, B.C. on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Happy Hour Social to follow at ANAVETS Club, 250 Dougall Rd, Kelowna. Interment and life celebration will take place at a later date in Vanguard, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to BC Cancer Agency Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3.
1926 — 2013
Prayer Service: Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Service: Monday, September 30th at 10:30 am
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Gone to join her greatest loves, God and husband Norman, Nora Patricia Jervis passed away on September 23, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Nora embraced each and every day and found contentment and comfort in her faith, family, and friends.
Nora’s passion for home and Church were the cornerstones of her life. Her generous and caring spirit lives on in those that hold her so dear: sons Michael and Paddy, daughter-in-law Janine, beloved granddaughters Caylene & Tia and her sister, Phil Fitzgerald.
Born in Dundalk, Ireland in 1926, Nora worked for a number of years in Dublin as an architectural assistant. Her Canadian adventure began when Nora met a young Canadian man who was on holidays in Ireland. Armed with little more than love and trust in her heart, Nora emigrated to McBride, BC in 1963 where she married Norman Harry Jervis that same year. Within a short time, the Jervis family grew with the arrival of Paddy, and shortly thereafter, Michael. After eight years in McBride, Nora and family settled in Kelowna where mom led an active life raising two boys as well as being a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Parish. Later in life, Nora and Norman enjoyed being involved in their grandchildren’s lives. Mom was especially proud of the fact that Tia and Caylene have pursued and excelled in Irish dancing.
Nora’s life abruptly changed in 1999 when Norman passed away after almost 37 years of marriage. Although his absence was deeply felt, Nora’s faith in God gave her comfort and strength. Always active and engaged in the world around her, Nora maintained her independence until 2012 when she moved to Sunpointe Village.
Her final months and days in Kelowna were happy ones. With son Michael, Nora enjoyed trips to the beach, dinners out or in, spirited debate, and a continued, loving friendship. She leaves us to mourn her passing while celebrating her return to the arms of those she loved with such dedication.
Prayers will be recited on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm and a Mass will be held on Monday, September 30th at 10:30 am both at Immaculate Conception Parish, 839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC.
Per Nora’s wishes, and for those wishing to acknowledge her life, in lieu of flowers, please provide a donation towards offering for the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the deceased.
1950 — 2013
Service: A celebration of life will be held at a later date
Passed away on October 1, 2013 at the age of 63. Survived by her loving husband Richard Lamberton, daughters Amanda (Michael) McFarlane, Jenny, grandchild Simone, brother Michael Toma, sister Marilyn (Bob) Krause. “Teacher Linda” spent 33 years enriching the lives of children and families in Kelowna and loved every minute of it. She loved Barrel racing and Gymkhana and spending many hours at Kelowna Gymkhana Club and BCBRA events. She was a dedicated mother of her two daughters and grandmother to Simone and loved spending time with her family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.
LEFEVRE, James Russell
Service: Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 pm
Location: Lakeside Presbyterian Church
As a young man of 25 in 1953, Jim immigrated to Canada from his beloved Scotland. Wearing his kilt and with the proverbial $40 in his pocket, he embarked on a new life in a new country. From that moment on, he became a Canadian in every sense of the word, without ever forgetting his Scottish roots. The poetry of Robbie Burns was never far from his lips. His working life was spent in the field of Golf Club Management, serving at five of the most prestigious golf clubs in Canada for the next 35 years. In 1981, he was the first golf club manager to receive an award as the top manager in Canada, an acknowledgement of his standing in his chosen career. Jim was President of the Canadian Society of Club Managers from 1975 and 1977. His love of the poetry of Robert Burns continued throughout his years in Canada. He served a term as President of the Burns’ Club in Edmonton. Many happy evenings were spent quoting Burns with great abandon and flair in the broadest of Scots’ accents. In the late 80′s, he was instrumental in establishing a Course at Selkirk College specifically designed for Golf Club Managers, a programme which continues to thrive to this day. However, and without exception, Jim’s most precious achievement revolved around his family. He met his wife, Barbara, in Toronto soon after arriving in Canada. They were married in 1958, and their three children, Nancy, Sandy and Andrew were born in the early ’60′s. To say that they were his pride and joy is an understatement. They are a testament to having grown up in a home filled with laughter and happy times. Jim spent his retirement years in the Okanagan, a place that evoked memories of his beloved Scottish Highlands. Over the years horses were a big part of his life, as well as numerous hobbies and a love of reading. Some years later, his wonderful grandchildren arrived on the scene; Tiana, Ryan, Colin, Justin and Ben. Over the years there were many get togethers in both Vancouver and the Okanagan – happy times indeed. Jim is also survived by his beloved sister, Jean, and her family who live in the U.S. They spoke on a weekly basis for many years, and enjoyed a wonderful reunion in Vancouver and Whistler last September. Our lives have been blessed by this dear and good man. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 pm at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 5505 Butler,
Summerland, BC. Donations, if desired should go to Kelowna Meals on Wheels, 2009A Enterprise Way, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8G6 or St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog
Programme, www.sja.ca/Canada/AboutUs/Pages/DonateNow.aspx. Donations, if desired should go to Kelowna Meals on Wheels, 2009A Enterprise Way, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8G6 or St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Programme, www.sja.ca/Canada/AboutUs/Pages/DonateNow.aspx.
Sept 13, 1921 — Sept 14, 2013
Warren passed away the day after his 92nd birthday. He was predeceased by his wife Lorna Linklater (Dodds) in 1993. He leaves behind his 6 children: Heather Linklater, Lindea Parnell (David Ellsworth), Bonnie Gosse (Dave), David Linklater, Margo Ludwig (Jim) and Lori Hewkin (Ross), 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Warren was known for his positive attitude (How are you? Wonderful!) and his love of telling jokes. His friendship was enjoyed by many people. He was an organic orchardist in Keremeos for over 25 years and owned the Happy Bus Orchard. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.