WILLIAM (BILL) MALCOLM GEORGE
(July 19, 1952 - Jan. 21, 2009)
Passed away peacefully in the company of his immediate family & friends on Jan. 21, 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth 11 Hospital in Grande Prairie, Ab. Bill was born & educated in St. John's, Nfld and started his 35 yr career there with Canada Post in 1972. In 1994, Bill moved to Prince George, BC, retiring in 2007. He is predeceased by his parents Cyril & Jean George and infant sister, Marilyn. He will be sadly missed by his loving daughters Amanda and Jessica, his sister Ruth (Cluett) and brother Lloyd as well as a large circle of family and friends. Memorial service will take place at Lakewood Funeral Home, 1055 Ospika Blvd. on Jan. 26, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice or the P.G. Hospice Society.
HAMILTON, Herman Lindsey
HAMILTON, Herman Lindsey... veteran, long time resident, pioneer and member of the Prince George Farmer's Institute passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at PGRH. He leaves to mourn his wife Mary (51 years), his children, Linda (Bruce), Donna (Clarence) and Charles, 4 Grandchildren, Craig, Kirk, Rayann & Caroline, 3 Great Grandchildren, Alexander, Cartel, & Dominic. A Celebration of Herman's life will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m. from the Grace Anglican Church (2640 Goheen Street, PG) with Susan Scott officiating. A public viewing will be held from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service. Private family interment in PG Cemetery. Reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43 (1337 - 7th Ave., PG). In loving memory of Herman, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Grace Memorial Funeral Home & Crematorium Ltd., in care of arrangements. 250-964-2522/866-567-4814.
Douglas B. Horne
May 6, 1931 - Jan 19, 2009
Born to Robert and Viola Horne in Poland, Ontario, Douglas leaves to mourn his passing, his wife and best friend for 52 years, Beverley (Hambleton); his loving children, Pat (Dave) Woodford, Bill (Judy) Horne, & Andrew (Heidi) Horne; grandchildren, Jamie & Michael Woodford, Melissa & Robert Horne; brothers & sisters (all of Ontario), Gordon (Marjorie) Horne, Tom (Louise) Horne, Jack (Irene) Horne, & Sandra (Milt) Ibbitson; brothers & sisters-in-law, Fay Otten of Vancouver, Jean (Bob) Fell of Kingston, & Joseph Bajdik of Thunder Bay; numerous other relatives and many friends. Doug was predeceased by his parents and his sister Lois Patricia Badjik, and will be missed by many dear friends across Canada. Greatfull thanks to the wonderful nurses at Rotary Hospice House and Home Care. A Celebration of Doug's Life for family and friends to be held in the summer. "Love Never Dies" At Doug's request, there will be no service. Flowers gratefully declined, donations to the Rotary Hospice House would be appreciated. Prince George Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 250-564-3880
(1923 - 2009)
Golley, Robert Gordon was the son of late William Warwick Golley and Margaret Ellen Golley (nee McLeod). Gordon understood that life is a journey, generally as a rule. He also realized the journey might best be done by rail, and he was determined to be the one at the hogs throttle for the mountain run. Born with the fortunes of geography in pastoral Salmon Arm, BC he spent much of his youth watching the steam locomotives roll by. They must have fully fired his imagination since he was quick to sign on with Canadian Pacific in Revelstoke. Gordon was briefly side-tracked when the country was caught up in war and by 1941 he put aside the idyllic Shuswap life for the patriotic, and many will say adventurous call of WW2. He was off to Europe, driving supply trucks and packing a sten gun over his shoulder for good measure. In 1945 good fortune brought him back to Revelstoke in sound health with lingering respect and recognition for comrades not so fortunate. At that point in life Gordon became a committed member, (life-long member and executive) of the Royal Canadian Legion. Maturing quickly, the young veteran set his sights on getting back to the serious business of running Mikes at first; then the big diesel electrics over the snowy passes of the Selkirks and Monashees first as a wiper, then fireman, then engineer. Nevertheless Gordon found time to acquaint himself with a favorite young local seamstress named Olga Flug. She became the railroads fiercest competitor for Gordons attentions. They married and stayed in Revelstoke. The railroad was probably indignant about the distraction of such a focused employee! Olga was definitely up to this challenge as they found time beyond the intensity of his steam-railroading to produce young Bill (future Coquihalla snow-puncher) and then younger Trudy (a future University Ceramic Arts Professor) who remained their parents joy in their respective lives and careers. The Columbia River Valley continued as the Revelstoke couples home through the late 70s & 80s. Gordon kept on pushing those freights and coal trains over the passes with the big new electric diesels. Through the falling snows he saw the early passing of his two brothers (Edgar & Joe) and recently his sister (Kay Collier.) Gordon was always an easy-going man, so much so that his kids used to joke that he was the most casual man in captivity. He filled his off-shift days chatting with friends at every opportunity, continuing support for the Legion and broadening his passion for angling but continued to enjoy hogging it over Rogers Pass and Eagle Pass. Olga and Gordon remained in Revelstoke after his deserved retirement from CPR in 1989. Then he really discovered the pleasures of fishing! Folks in Revelstoke may still gripe about the snow but it is a bit like alligator tears for it is in their blood. Nevertheless by 1990 the snow got a bit too deep in Revelstoke. Gordon and Olga relocated to Armstrong for some of the legendary relaxed Okanagan life. This continued many years but the absence of snow and train sounds possibly became too self-depriving for Gordon and his health. They chose to move to Prince George in 2007 with the benefit of being near to son Bill, without being much further from daughter Trudy in Red Deer. Winter snows along the mountain passes of interior BC fall silently, pile quickly and lie deep. Gordon similarly had a wonderful and comfortable 2008 Christmas in Prince George and was close to family. On a wintry January morning the last train quietly carried Gordon on his final run over the big snowy passes. Gordon is survived by his wife Olga, daughter Trudy (Paul) and son Bill (Michelle). He will be deeply missed. Following cremation the family will hold a private memorial. In lieu of flowers the family suggests recognizing your local Hospital Foundation.
SEYMOUR (Longpre), Lucy Rose
SEYMOUR (Longpre) - Lucy Rose, passed away on January 18th, 2009 at the age of 68 years in Jackman Manor, Aldergrove, BC. Prayers will be held on Friday, January 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm at Assman's Funeral Chapel, 1908 Queensway Street. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Cremation will follow at Fraserview Crematorium.
NEUFELD, Cornelius, was born June 15, 1921 and passed away on January 18, 2009. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 23, 2009 at 10:00 am at the Prince George City Cemetery. The family would like to express their gratitude and a special thank you to Erika, Denise, Doreen, Danielle, Dr. Turski and the caregivers at Simon Fraser Lodge.Prince George Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 250-564-3880
Frances Olga Bodnar
Frances Olga Bodnar passed away peacefully January 17, 2009 with her family at her side after a long battle with COPD. Predeceased by her brothers Walter and Ted (Gwen) Langlois, her first husband Bob Bodnar and her cherished companion Don Shill. She is survived by her immediate family – sister, Jeanne Trickett of Victoria, daughter Cathi Richet of Quesnel, son Robert (Terrill) Bodner, grandsons Malcolm and, Michael (Neena), and great-granddaughter Shyanna all of \Prince George as well as numerous nieces and nephews. No service at her request. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Prince George Hospice Society.
Arthur "Art" Provencal
Arthur "Art" Provencal June 26, 1932 - January 18, 2009 Art will be greatly missed by his loving companion, Josie Penner; sons, Marcel (Pat) & Bryan (Alison); daughter, Diane (Bob) Piner; grandchildren; Rob (Jaime), Kristy (Kelly), Michael, Amanda, Mark, Kody, Kelsey, & Kole; great grandchildren, Duncan & Evan; brothers, sisters, other relatives and many friends. Art was predeceased by his loving wife, Gerte in 1999. A visitation will be held at Assman's Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 23, 2009 from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm. Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 pm with Susan Scott officiating. Interment will take place in the Prince George Cemetery. Assman's Dignity Memorial in care of arrangements.
NUNWEILER Carol Ann was born July 2, 1940 in Wells, BC and passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 19, 2009 in Kelowna, BC. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years Mel, two daughters Erin Nunweiler (Mark Mansbridge), Kim Nunweiler and brother Brian (Barbara) Moffatt. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation: 4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9 or the BC Transplant Society: Third Floor West Tower, 555 West 12th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3X7. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
Arthur (Archie) Smith
Arthur (Archie) Smith was taken from us suddenly on January 16 at the young age of 51. He is remembered by his loving wife and best friend, Kathy; son, David; daughters Kolleen (Calvin), Brenda (Ayoub), and Tracy (Kevin); grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kimberly, Rashaad, Noah and Rebecca; and his many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and countless friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A viewing will be held at Assman's Funeral Chapel, 1908 Queensway, Tuesday January 20 from 7:30 - 9:00pm. Funeral Services will start at 11:00am, Wednesday January 21 at First Baptist Church, 483 Gillett St.
Jackie Lynn Edwards
Jackie Lynn Edwards Born Nov 8, 1939 Died suddenly January 15, 2009 at the age of 69. Left to mourn is her family; Marie Edwards. Wayne Edwards, Debbie, Wayne Jr. and Serena. Linda (Edwards) Pinder, Don, Jackson, Elena and Holly-Ann. No service by request. Her family and her beloved pets will miss her terribly. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the SPCA in her name. Remembrance Tea, Wed, Jan 21, 10am to 4pm at the house.
Leo L. Bourassa
1923 - 2008
Passed at home in Kelowna with his family by his side on Oct. 6, 2008. Left to mourn is his loving wife of 57 years, Alice, his children: Celine (Kjell), Jackie, Louise (Rick), Emma (Richard), Mike (Wendy), Leanne (Marc), his grandchildren: Dan, Bergen, Ella, Adrien, Andre and his great granddaughter Olivia. No service by request.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, Cardiac Unit.