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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 8

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Date: Thursday, 30 June 2016, at 10:44 p.m.

Richard Allen Sampson
December 31, 1945 - July 19, 2008

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Richard Allen Sampson on July 19th, 2008 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops, B.C. at the age of 62. He was predeceased by his father Elmer (1986) and his mother Genevieve (1994).

Richard will be forever remembered and lovingly missed by wife Sharon, daughters Trina and Tiffany, and son Tim (Linda), sister Sharen (Bob Benneweis) of Calgary, brothers Dennis of Weyburn Sask., Lyle (Colleen) of Regina Sask., Ken (Colleen Knox) of Oungre Sask., and many other relatives and friends.

Richard was born on December 31st, 1945 in Estevan, Sask. Richard grew up on a farm in Oungre, Sask. He married Sharon (Schnell) of Torquay, Sask. in 1965 and they moved to British Columbia in the spring of 1972. Richard worked as a maintenance electrician at the Armstrong location of what is now Tolko Forest Products. He retired in 2005.

A memorial service to honour his life will be held at the Kamloops Funeral Home on Friday, July 25th at 1pm with Pastor Bruce Christensen officiating. Memorial Donations may be made in memory of Richard to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home at 72 Whiteshield Cres. S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.

We would like to express our immense gratitude to everyone who has supported us during the past two years of Richard's illness. We also appreciate the visits, calls, cards and prayers. We would like to thank Dr. Sommerville and Dr. Simon Treissman for the excellent care and also the doctors and caregivers at Royal Inland Hospital, and both the Kamloops and Kelowna Cancer Clinics. Thanks go also to close long time friends Janice Robinson (Kamloops) and Merle and Adele Paulhus (Kelowna) for all your help and support.

2 Corinthians 4:18 "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

Kamloops Funeral Home ph. 250-554-2577.

Diane (Larson) Brown
July 21, 1941 - August 2, 2008

Diane Brown passed away on August 2, 2008 in Kamloops BC at the age of 67 years.

She is survived by her loving husband Wayne and two sons Brad (Marian) of Kamloops and Jeff of Cranbrook, and grandchildren Rylie and Haley of Cranbrook.

Diane was born on July 21, 1941 in Pender Harbour BC. Diane and Wayne were married on July 29, 1961 and just celebrated their 47th Anniversary. The family lived for many years in Campbell River. Diane and Wayne moved from Vancouver Island to Kamloops in May 2004 to retire.

A Celebration of Dianeís life will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 10, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.

The family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 111-450 Lansdowne St., Kamloops BC V2C 1Y3.

Kamloops Funeral Home

Louis Holowaychuk
November 29, 1944 - August 8, 2008

It is with profound sadness, that we announce that our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend Louis, died as he lived, with incredible strength and determination. Louisí school was life and his teacher, experience. To carry on his legacy of lifeís learning are his unfailing devoted wife, Diana, his amazing three sons, Sean (Karina), Kim (Chelis), Ryan (Jennifer) and his two cherished grandsons, Matias and Ayden. Louisí gentle spirit will endure in the hearts of his brothers and sisters, John (Joyce), Dave (Viv), Louise (Gerry) and Janis (Denis). A host of countless treasured relatives and friends will hold dear the precious memories this remarkable man imparted.

A celebration of Louisí life will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, August 14, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC with Pastor Andrew Picklyk officiating.

The family wishes to express thanks for the loving care and support of Louis by the staff at the Kelowna Cancer Center, Royal Inland Hospital and Doctor Terry Simpson and his caring assistant Sue.

Should friends desire, donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in Louisí memory to the BC Cancer Agency, Suite 600 Ė 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1 or the Kamloops SPCA, 1211 - 8th Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3.

Kamloops Funeral Home

Barbara Mary Harcott
August 27, 1927 - August 11, 2008

It is with great sadness that we announce that Barbara passed away peacefully on August 11th, 2008 with her family at her side. She is survived by her loving husband Bob, children Gary (Arlene) Ball and Susan (John) Hickes, grandchildren Kelsey, Darren and Brad, sister Mavis, niece Sandy (George), Martin, Mark and family. She was predeceased by her brother Derrick, parents Eric and Mary, Alf Ball and Alf Wetton.

Barbara was born in Tansley, England on Canada Farm. She moved to Canada in the early 70ís. She was a truly special person who touched many people throughout her life with her kind and generous nature. She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family. Barbara died as she lived, with grace and dignity, and we loved her so.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 17th 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC, with Rev. Ray Parker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbaraís name, to the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9.

Kamloops Funeral Home

MEGAN CROSS
October 4, 1993 - August 12, 2008

It is with deepest sympathy that we say goodbye to our little ray of sunshine.

Megan could find positivity in a cloudy day. She loved to write, draw cartoons, make videos, and dreamed of being a wildlife photographer. She was writing her own story, ďBlaze of Bana.Ē She wanted to be a biologist and to produce her own movie about her story she had written. Megan was compassionate and sensitive to everyone she met. She was loved by all. Megan was our beacon of constant light. She loved all animals but especially her two horses Dallas & Tilly. She loved to go down to the pasture to sit and read with them.

Megan is survived by her mom and dad Rick & Susanne, sister Paige, stepbrother Mathew, Nana & Guido Herman and Dee Dee Konjolka, great grandmother Mabel, Nana Cross, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She takes with her pieces of all our hearts
and will forever be in our thoughts.

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 14, 2008 in the St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2826 Bank Road, Westsyde.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 am on Friday, August 15, 2008 in the St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Father Wladysaaw Karciarz, Celebrant.

Donations in Meganís memory may be made to the World Wildlife Fund (wwf.ca), in lieu of flowers. Megan dreamed of donating millions if she ever won the lottery.

Kamloops Funeral Home

Merle "Mel" Stearns
June 8, 1942 - August 17, 2008

Merle "Mel" Stearns of Kamloops passed away on August 17, 2008 at 66 years of age.

He is survived by his loving wife Donna, children Rhonda Stearns and Geoff Stearns, both of Kamloops; and grandchildren Shaelee (Rhonda) and Brandon (Geoff). Also left to cherish his memory are his siblings Gary (Bernie) and Dale both of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his mother Jean, father Jay and sister Donna.

Mel was employed at Weyerhaeuser from 1973 to January 2004. He was a very active member of the PPW Local 10 and was 1st Vice and President for a number of years. Melís greatest love was his wife of 43 years, his children and most importantly, his grandchildren. The immediate family would like to thank all of their family and friends for their support.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating.

Donations in Melís memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 111-450 Lansdowne St., Kamloops BC V2C 1Y3 or to the Kamloops S.P.C.A., 1211-8th St., Kamloops BC V2B 2Y3.

Kamloops Funeral Home

Neal Walter Harris
November 25, 1920 - August 18, 2008

Neal Walter Harris of Kamloops passed away on August 18, 2008 at 87 years of age.

He is survived by his loving wife Betty, daughter Maureen (Jim) of 100 Mile House, stepson Gary (Pat) of Vernon, and stepson Morris (Diane) of Revelstoke; grandchildren Brian Harris, Dan Olson, Doug (Adele) Olson, and Bob (Julie) Olson; great grandchildren Zack and Dylan Olson and extended family, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his 1st wife Violet and son Wayne.

Neal was born and raised in Vancouver. He loved being on the ocean. Neal proudly served in World War II. He moved to 100 Mile House with his family in 1960 and bought a farm at Buffalo Creek. He had a variety of jobs and worked many years at the Plywood Plant, Eatonís Mail Order, as a Parts Manager at G&C Equipment, as well as owning his own backhoe. Neal loved tying flies and fishing, especially at Ruth Lake. He moved to Kamloops and enjoyed his summers with Betty, family and friends at their second home on Shuswap Lake, always on the water.

His quick wit, great sense of humour and wonderful smile will be sadly missed by many great friends and family.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the doctors and staff at Pine Grove Care Centre.

Donations in Nealís memory may be made to the Parkinson Society Canada, 316-4211 Yonge St., Toronto ON M2P 2A9. No formal ceremony by request.

Kamloops Funeral Home

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