DARE, Richard Marwood (Dick) Friday, 06 Aug 2004
Richard Marwood ‘Dick’ Dare of Kelowna, B.C. passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2004. Dick was born in Purdue, Sask. on May 16, 1910. Dick was a pioneer cowboy and rancher raising Hereford cattle at his ranch in Buffalo Creek, B.C. for over forty years. Arriving in the Cariboo from White Rock, B.C. in 1927, he worked on ranches along the old Cariboo Highway. A man of the land and gentle by nature, he had a magic touch with horses and cattle. A people lover, he had friends of all ages. In 1972, his health forced him to retire to Penticton, B.C., but his heart remained in the Cariboo! He spent an enjoyable retirement with his wife Myrtle. They travelled widely, especially enjoying trips to Hawaii. He fished, gardened spent hours square and round dancing, and was a master Scrabble and harmonica player. He enjoyed puzzles and once stayed up all night to solve the Rubik’s cube. Dick enjoyed a good party and had a wicked sense of humour even if the joke was on him. Dick is survived by one daughter, Marilynne (John) and two grandchildren Alison and Adrienne of Innisfail, Alta.; one sister Cynthia Richards of Williams Lake, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Myrtle; his son Richard; and sisters Eve, Flo and Doris. Special thanks to Dr. Rob Williams and the caring staff of Orchard Manor. Memorial service was at St. Savior’s Anglican Church, Penticton, B.C. on Aug. 16, 2004. Memorial tributes may be made to B.C. Wildlife Federation, #303 - 19292-60th Ave., Surrey, B.C. V3S 3M2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. (250)762-2299.
GILES, Norman Wilfred Friday, 30 Jul 2004
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Norman Wilfred Giles following a brief illness in Vancouver’s Saint Paul’s Hospital on July 30, 2004. Born May 5, 1932 in Manitoba and raised in Minnedosa, Manitoba, the family moved to the Fraser Valley in 1948. He spent his early years in the lower mainland employed as a millwright and fabricator and his later years as a custodian with School District #27. Norm is predeceased by his parents and brothers, Al and Les. He is survived by his loving wife Marion; son Daniel (Linda); daughters Karen (Ron), Lisa (Mark); and grandchildren Brent (Tamara, Jesse), Craig (Alexis), Stacey (Joe), Kelly and Cole. Father never found enough hours in a day, or days in his life to satisfy his extremely creative mind and hands. Everyone who met him was sure to ask him at one time or another, “Norm, could you take a look at this for me?” He especially enjoyed his time spent with family and friends on camping trips, and his companionship, stories and unforgettable laugh will be sadly missed. The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and extreme kindness during these most trying times. A memorial will be held in his honour on September 11, 2004 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the 100 Mile House Lodge. All are most welcome. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. No flowers please.
VOTH, Nettie Wednesday, 21 Jul 2004
Aganetha (Nettie) Voth passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord on July 21, 2004. She was born October 22, 1914 to Jacob and Justina Heinrichs near Altona, Man. She spent her early years growing up on the family farm in Bergfeld, Man. On September 9, 1934, Nettie married Gerhardt (George) Voth, starting a life together that in 1952 took them from farming in Manitoba to homesteading near Vanderhoof, B.C. They moved in 1969 to the Okanagan and then to retirement in Clearbrook, B.C. in 1976, finally settling at Chimney Lake in 1991. Nettie was predeceased by her son Menno in 1968. She will be sadly missed but sweetly remembered by George, her husband of almost 70 years; her surviving children, Harvey (Mary), Rodney (Priscilla), Georgia Howard (Ron), and Levi (Micki); and many grandchildren and geat-grandchildren. Also left to mourn are “children” Larry and Priscilla Larsen as well as many friends and relatives. A service of celebration was held on July 31, 2004 at the Evangelical Free Church in Williams Lake.
POIRIER, Leo Edmond Thursday, 29 Jul 2004
We regret to announce the passing of Leo Poirier at 100 Mile & District General Hospital on July 29, 2004. Leo was born in Fisher Branch, Manitoba on July 10, 1926. He’s survived by his wife of 47 years, Alda; his children Donna Perry of Calgary, AB, Mark Poirier of Hinton, AB, Shane (Brenda) Poirier of Fruitvale, BC, Todd (Patti) Poirier of 108 Mile Ranch, and Karen Poirier of 100 Mile House; and 10 grand-children. Leo moved to Canim Lake in the early days of the Jens Sawmill where he worked for several years. He was active with ball and called the square dances and also ran the Forest Grove Movies at the old Community Hall. Later he worked for Sandbacks with their portable sawmill at Fish Lake and Canim Lake. He was their faller and later the Cat Operator. When Weldwood took over and the small sawmills closed he worked for Noranda Mines as a mechanic until they closed. He worked briefly for Weldwood and then Ainsworth Lumber for 20 years until he retired. He enjoyed his family and summer home at Canim Lake. A celebration of his life will be held on Aug. 21 at 908 Jens St. in 100 Mile House from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
McALONEY, Allison Robert (Abbs) Friday, 06 Aug 2004
It is with great regret that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather on August 6, 2004 at 81 years of age due to sudden heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Blanche; daughters Paulette and Nancy (Ken) Sanford; grandson Jeff (Debbie); grand-daughter Lisa (Doug) Engstrom, Jr.; great grand-children, Mason and Dayna Sanford, and Colin Engstrom; sisters Annie, Libby, Deannie, Ardis; brothers Harry and Thorten residing in Toronto, Ont. Born on January 13, 1923 in Saleam, Nova Scotia, Abbs was the 8th youngest of 12 children. After living in Halifax and Toronto, Abbs arrived in Fort Landley, BC with his family in 1952, before eventually settling in 100 Mile House, BC. His first job in BC was in a mill at Greeny Lake for Charlie Groundwater and then as a logging truck driver with Dever Logging. Although a truck driver at heart, Abbs also worked as a crane operator on the pipeline from Halifax to Lac la Hache with West Coast Transmission and as a long-haul truck driver with Consolidated Transport. Abbs was the owner and operator of McAloney Trucking until his retirement in the late 1980s, but remained involved in Maritime Trucking with his daughter Paulette, until 1992. Abbs is predeceased by his parents, Eanos and Alice McAloney, two sisters, Dorothy and Millie, and three brothers, Fred, Stanford and Vaughan. A celebration of Abbs’ life will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church in 100 Mile House, BC, with a tea to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital in Abbs’ name.
Gramps, loved forever and remembered always. Finally taking his coffee break.
STRAND (nee Law), Phyllis Olga Saturday, 11 Dec 2004
Phyllis Olga Strand (Law), born in Dunleath, Sask. passed away peacefully on Sat., Dec. 11, 2004 at the age of 85 in Abbotsford, BC. Lovingly remembered by her seven children, Carole (Allan), Myrna, Bill (Brenda), Donna (Robert), Sharon (Neal), Herbert and Susan (Keith), 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, brother DeWitt (Shirley) and sister Norma (Jack), as well as countless friends. Phyllis is predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Palmer Strand, (1988) and her grandson, David Thomas Young (2001), as well as two brothers and two sisters. Phyllis was married to Bill and gave birth to their children in Preeceville, Sask., later selling their farm and moving to Vancouver, B.C. in 1956. She was a very caring and compassionate person, as demonstrated by her loving care as a foster parent of many children for several years, followed by her work with the Anglican Church as custodian of the W.A. Memorial House in Vancouver until 1973. Phyllis then began her career outside of the home as an office manager for Sears until her retirement in 1979. She will always be remembered for her great generosity, even when she had little, and her remarkable wit and sense of humour. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 17 at 11:00 am at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, B.C. Interment to follow at Musselwhite Cemetery, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Lung Association.
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534
WARD, Thomas Henry Friday, 26 Nov 2004
Announcing the untimely passing of Thomas Henry Ward, 66 years of age, on Fri., Nov. 26, 2004 in Tappen, B.C. Born to Thomas and Elizabeth Ward on April 23, 1938 in Duncan, B.C. Predeceased by his parents and siblings: brothers Walter and Denny and sister Lillian. Tom is survived by his loving wife Linda Robertson; sons Kirk (wife Denise, children Meghan and Justin) Christopher (wife Joy, children Jessalynn and Kaitlin); daughter Melinda (husband Rudi and son Isaac); sister Marjorie, Clara, Doris and brothers James, Larry and Stanley. In-laws Vern and Helen Colgan, Dave and Laura Colgan and nephew Christopher Colgan. Tom was a loving, caring man with an incredible love, and talent, for music and the ability to play many instruments. He could sing and whistle incredibly, not to mention yodel faster than any could imagine (which was requested at many family gatherings and other functions). Known first and foremost as an Electrical Contractor. He also ran, with the assistance of Linda, their gravel company and buffalo ranch all the while working full time for Interior Roads. Recently retired and looking forward to travelling with Linda in their motorhome. Tom will be incredibly missed by all of his family and friends. No service by request, but a “Celebration Tea” was held on Dec. 4, 2004 at the Interlakes Community Hall on Hwy. 24 at Roe Lake, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the B.C. Children’s Hospital - Cancer Ward, on his behalf.