Ronald Sydney McCullough
September 24, 1930 - August 20, 2008
We would like to tell you about Ron, our husband / dad weighing anchor and shipping out. It’s time for joy and excitement and a hearty “Bon Voyage” as he sails to a better place beyond the sunset.
We are thankful for the years God had given him plus for his parents Harold and Sarah McCullough, Sheldon, two infant brothers, his sister Erna and granddaughter Stacy Nagel who predeceased him.
He was grateful for Anna his helpmate for 52 years, daughters Karen (Tom) Nagel, Regina (Kim) Black and Leanne, grandchildren Nick and Jann Black, Melissa (Tim) Heerebout, great grandchildren Ashton Scott Black and Layla Grayce Heerebout .As well as his sisters Beulah Burns, Nettie (Burton) Outhouse, Margaret (Neil) Davidson, brothers Emmerson, Nelson (Dottie), Douglas (Alice) and all of his nieces, nephews and cousins who each added to his life.
Ron was born in Tiddville Digby County N.S., fifth in a household of eleven. His occupation was haddock and lobster fishing in the area and moving to Yarmouth in 1948 to fish with his brother in-law. There he met Anna (belle) and they married in1955. In 1973 they moved to Kamloops BC. residing there until they retired in 1991. Upon retiring they became snowbirds spending the winters in South California, Yuma and Mexico. Their remaining years were spent in Kamloops, where Ron enjoyed fishing trips to Tranquille Lake, Revelstoke Dam and lots of the fishing holes in the area. Ron and Anna enjoyed golfing and the trips they were able take with their dear friends to different golf courses
Ron touched the hearts of many with his wit, wisdom and cheeky grin. His talent as a mechanic served him well from fixing bicycles and lawn mowers to all types of vehicles. His amazing talent for fixing things saved many a person from hours of dismay, inconvenience and unnecessary costs. He is leaving behind many happy memories for many friends whose friendship he and Anna enjoyed over the years.
Ron’s journey was not uncharted as he passed through the valley of the shadow of death.
God’s hands were on the helm as He guided him to the heavenly haven
He had prepared for him.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at Kamloops Evangelical Free Church 1132-8th Street, Kamloops, with Pastor Rob Cave officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Ron’s memory to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association.
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Kathleen Bessie Dorrell (Russell)
August 1, 1916 - August 21, 2008
Kay passed away peacefully August 21, 2008, in Kamloops with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband, Phil (1963), 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survived by her daughter Shirley (John), granddaughters Sherri (Ian), Pam and Terri. Her sisters Della (Hunt), Donna (Ernie) and several other family members and friends.
Family was very important to Kay, creating lasting memories with “her girls” and 5 great grandchildren, Mathew, Daniel, Chris, Hannah and Nick. Special thanks to Joyce Bachor for her loving care and companionship. Also a thank you to the staff at the Hamlets and the Shores where Kay resided during her final years.
A Graveside Service will be held September 5, 2008 at 11:00 am, Ocean View Cemetery, 4000 Imperial St. Burnaby. A celebration of Kay’s life to follow at the Abernethy home in Abbotsford - everyone welcome.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #201 - 635 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B3.
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August 27, 1946 - August 23, 2008
Daryl H. Witte, 61, of Kamloops, BC, died August 23, 2008 after a brief battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughters Cheryl (Rob) Epp and their children Emily, Elan and Erin of Kelowna BC; Rhonda (Stephen) Fitzpatrick and their children, Gemma and Sofia of Sarnia, ON.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins throughout Canada and Germany.
He was preceded in death by his father, August Witte; brother, Roland Witte; mother and step-father, Cecelia and Albert Eggerman.
Daryl was born August 27, 1946, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, the eldest son of August and Cecelia Witte. He worked for various places as a Journeyman welder before becoming employed by Kramer Tractor in Saskatoon. On April 20, 1968, Daryl married Diane and they moved to Kamloops where they raised their two girls, Cheryl and Rhonda. Daryl became a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic and was employed at Finning for 35 years.
Daryl’s greatest joy in life was his family, and he was thrilled when he became a “Papa” to five beautiful granddaughters, his “handful“. He loved to ride his Harley, and he was deeply saddened when, because of his illness, he had to give it up. Daryl also enjoyed metalwork and woodwork, and one of his proudest achievements was making wooden glider horses for each of his grandchildren.
“I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart.
And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives.
So don’t be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27)
Thank you to Dr. Fike, staff on 3W and 6N at Royal Inland Hospital and all of Daryl‘s friends who supported him throughout his illness. A very special thank you to Pastor Vern Frudd, Dr. Hollman and all the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home whose compassion was a great comfort to Daryl and his family.
At Daryl’s request, there will not be a service held in Kamloops. He wished to be laid to rest beside his brother in Englefield, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
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December 12, 1920 - August 25, 2008
Barbara (Barrie) Atkinson of Kamloops, BC, passed away on August 25, 2008 at 87 years of age.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Ray Atkinson; daughter Ellen Hockley of Pritchard; granddaughter Karen Hockley; great grandson Kenneth Hockley; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her sisters in-law Marg Horne and Miriam Watton.
Barbara was born in Winnipeg on December 12, 1920. After she met and married Raymond Atkinson, they moved to Calgary in 1945. After many moves they ended up in Kamloops in 1979 where Barb worked for many years with her sister in-law Dr. Margaret Horne. She was a first class lady. She was loved by all that met her and will always be remembered for her smile.
Special thanks to Dr. Baker and to the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home.
The Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 in the Mount Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum St., with Reverend Boyd Drake officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Mom’s name to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
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Edwin Harold Swanson
October 1, 1918 - August 24, 2008
We sadly announce the passing of our loving husband and father Edwin Harold Swanson on August 24, 2008.
Left to mourn are his loving wife Peggy; daughter Carol (Larry); sons Wayne (Carrie), Doug (Anna), and Murray; granddaughters Sarah and Jennifer; grandsons Chris, Dan, and Bryan; sister Nellie Strand; sister in-law Maureen Annas; and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his mother and father, daughter Marion, brothers Arvid, Robert and George, and sisters Mary, Clara and Edna.
Ed was born on October 1st, 1918 in Speers, Saskatchewan. At the age of one, he and his family moved to Winlaw BC where he spent his growing up years. In 1941 he joined the Canadian Army and served in England, France, Belgium and Holland. Ed was with the troops for the liberation of Holland in 1946. After his discharge he went to work for the Department of Highways in New Denver, where he stayed until 1952, when he married Peggy. He was then transferred to Quesnel where Carol was born. In 1954, Ed and family were transferred to Prince George to serve as Mechanical Foreman for the Department of Highways. It was in Prince George that Wayne, Doug, Marion and Murray were born. We enjoyed many good summers at our cabin on Francois Lake. In 1968, he was transferred again to Kamloops where he continued his work until his retirement. Ed enjoyed his fishing and spent many happy times at Shuswap Lake. He and Peggy also took some very nice winter holidays. He spent the last few months at Overlander Extended Care Hospital where he was very well cared for.
We will miss you very much Ed.
We would like to thank Dr. Barton at Royal Inland Hospital for her care and compassion for Ed and all the wonderful staff at Overlander for their kind and loving care.
At Ed’s wish there will be no formal service but friends are invited to an Open House at Peggy’s home on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Donations in Ed’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 20-601 West Cordova St., Vancouver BC V6B 1G1 or to the Overlander Extended Care Hospital, 953 Southill St., Kamloops BC V2B 7Z9, in lieu of flowers.
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