Greg Murray Wolovetz
January 15, 1971 - August 26, 2008
Greg Murray Wolovetz of Kamloops passed away on August 26, 2008 at 37 years of age.
He is survived by his loving Mom and Dad, Rosemarie and Clarence, daughter Hailey Wolovetz, brother Mark Wolovetz, sister Dianne Bursey, and nieces and nephews Shayna, Karlynn, Cody, Lorne, and Donte.
The Funeral Service will take place at 1:30 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2008 in the Logan Lake Pentecostal Assembly (Church on the Hill) 237 Jasper Ave., with Pastor Harry Holmquist officiating.
Donations in Greg’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.
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ANGELA DESMOND (nee POELZER)
February 16, 1938 - September 6, 2008
Angela Margaret Desmond entered Eternal Life at 70 years of age, on September 6, 2008. She was the 11th of 12 children born on a farm near Humboldt, Saskatchewan, to Elizabeth and Michael Poelzer. She came to Kamloops with her parents in 1953, at the age of 15.
After graduating from Sion Academy (Saskatoon) and U.B.C., she worked as a gifted teacher and as an advocate of Catholic Education in the Kamloops Diocese for many years. She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, and a woman of deep faith.
Though not a nurse by profession, Angela was able to fulfill her desire to care for the sick during her 14 years of leadership and volunteer service in hospital ministry. She generously and lovingly cared for the spiritual needs of patients and their families at Royal Inland Hospital. Her assertive personality made her someone who could get things done.
In 1966, she married Timothy Desmond, her loving husband of 42 years. She was very proud of her four children: Maureen (Dominique Raymond), Paula (David Ziebart), Sheila, and Michael. Some of her greatest joy came from her seven grandchildren: Gabrielle, Nathan, Samuel, Justin, Rachel, Anya and Elyse.
Her memory is cherished by her living siblings and their spouses: Sister Zitamarie, Sister Agnes, Mildred Lisowski, Sister Irene, Arnold (Theresa), Jerome (Lillian), Raphael (Kathleen), Sister Dolores, Bernard (Cecile), as well as by her brothers in-law: Barry Desmond, Monsignor Jerry Desmond, John (Amy) Desmond, and by her sister in-law Catherine Huculak. She was much loved by her numerous nieces and nephews.
Angela was predeceased by her sister Rita, brother Charles, sister in-law Maria Luisa Palau (Bernard), and brothers in-law Clarence Huculak, Leo Lisowski, and Ken Wiederholt.
Our family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all who have supported us during Angie’s illness over these last eight months.
Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 11, 2008 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road, and conclude with a gathering in the church basement.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, September 12, 2008 in Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Following the mass, Angela will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through Father Derrick Cameron at Sacred Heart Cathedral (255 Nicola St., Kamloops BC, V2C 2P3) for the Volunteer Hospital Ministry at Royal Inland Hospital.
January 14, 1943 - September 8, 2008
Paul Maurice Therrien passed quietly and peacefully on Monday, September 8, 2008 after a brief stay in the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, with his wife Joan and daughter Allison at his side.
Paul was born in Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan on January 14, 1943 and lived there and attended elementary school until he reached high school age, when he moved to Prince Albert to live with his brother and sister in-law, Don and Cloey Regnier and to attend St. Mary’s College. It was in Prince Albert where he met his sweetheart, Joan (nee Gendall). Paul and Joan were married in 1965 and moved to Edmonton, where their children Chad and Allison were born. In 1972, they moved to Kamloops.
Paul started work at Balco Industries (now Tolko Industries), Heffley Creek in October 1972 and retired in October 2003. After his retirement, he was able to pursue his hobby of “playing” with wood—building lawn decorations, his specialty being miniature grain elevators and his masterpiece was a miniature chuckwagon that decorates their property at Caravans West, Shuswap Lake. Also after retirement, Paul and Joan were able to travel with their RV and spend relaxing time at Caravans West.
Paul was always ready for a game of crib, 31 or Yahtzee and enjoyed playing those games right up until his stay in hospital. Paul also enjoyed many, many camping and fishing trips with our extended family and friends at Knouff Lake and Badger Lake.
Paul’s greatest joys were his grandchildren, Jeremy, Jaida and Evan. Because Jeremy was the oldest, he was able to show Jeremy how to use various tools and also how to squish a plum using a vice.
He is survived by wife, Joan, son Chad (Laurie), daughter Allison (Phil) Tarlit, and grandchildren Jeremy, Jaida and Evan; sisters Rachel Matthies and Jeannette Haluska, sister in-law, Cloey Regnier, mother in-law Caroline Gendall, sister in-law Debbie (Wayne) McGowan, brothers in-law Don (Marian) Gendall and Len (Brenda) Gendall. Also surviving Paul are his many nieces and nephews and his many friends in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Paul was predeceased by his parents, Henri and Exilda Therrien, brothers Shorty, Ralph, Donald and Roger, and sister Henriette.
Prayers will be recited at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola Street on Thursday September 11, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm in the Cathedral on Friday September 12, 2008 with Father Derrick Cameron, Celebrant.
Donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Food Bank, Box 1513 STN Main, Kamloops BC, V2C 6L8, in lieu of flowers.
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Mary Jean (Squirt) Walsh
December 24, 1923 - September 10, 2008
With great sorrow and heavy hearts we share the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and friend.
Mom was born in Bowden, Alberta to Jenny and Frank Zurawel and leaves to mourn her passing Rick (Glenda), Donna (Bob) Wheeldon, Frank (Janet), Janet Fisher, Bud (Carla), nephew and almost son Donny and her two surviving sisters Ellen Gregson of Lethbridge and Rose Petiot of Calgary.
Predeceased by husband Jim and sons Dan and Rob, Mom and Dad, sister Olga and brother Tom.
All her friends knew she doted on and loved her grandchildren Todd, Jason, Trisha, Lynette, Michael, Taylor, Brittany, Jeff, Makenzie, Drew, and great grandchildren Devon, Mason and Ethan.
Mom loved to speak of her early years, a Ukrainian dancer as a young girl, working at Holy Cross Hospital with Sister Agnus, in meeting the love of her life Jim, and her most precious moment, meeting Prince Charles and Princess Diana when Jim was Mayor.
Special thanks to Dr. Howie and the nurses on 3 South for your care and kindness.
Heartfelt appreciation to all at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for your support and exceptional care.
From RN to volunteer your compassion and friendship help us remember a sad time with fondness.
Should you care to remember Mary Jean Walsh a donation in lieu of flowers would be most welcome to: Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice
72 Whiteshield Crescent S
Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9
A celebration of life will be held with family and close friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home.
October 11, 1918 - September 13, 2008
Teresa Jameson of Kamloops passed away peacefully on September 13, 2008.
She is survived by her son Jim (Chris), grandchildren Michelle (Russ), Tammy (Kevin) Huffman, great grandchildren Casey and Holly Jameson, Randi and Brandon Huffman, sisters Freda (Denny) Walsh of Richmond, Janet Hines of Langley as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Aubrey in 1995, brothers Armond, Emil, sisters Evelyn, Florence (Len), Mauda (Reg) and brother-in-law Garn.
Teresa was born in Ste. Amelie, Manitoba on October 11, 1918 and married Aubrey Jameson in 1936. Teresa helped Aubrey start his business, A. Jameson Contracting. Teresa loved to bowl, lawn bowl and as she lost her eyesight, loved the game of carpet bowling. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially birthday dinners, BBQ’s and Christmas. Teresa will be greatly missed by all family and friends.
Special thanks to the staff at Bedford Manor and 3-West at Royal Inland Hospital. for their compassionate care.
There will be no formal service at Teresa’s request, but donations in her memory may be made to the C.N.I.B. 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC V2C 2B3, in lieu of flowers.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
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Elizabeth Maria Ottens (nee Vermaas)
August 23, 1917 – September 15, 2008
Elizabeth Maria Ottens (nee Vermaas) of Kamloops passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 15, 2008. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Joe, daughter, Liz, and son, Hans and daughter-in-law, Ann, three grandchildren and sister, Riet. She is predeceased by her two sisters and brother.
Bep, as she is known, along with Joe and their two children arrived in Canada from Holland in 1952 to establish a new life. Together, they began and operated successfully NorKam Lock and Cycle until their retirement. With Joe, she enjoyed several years of travel abroad to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and created and lovingly tended her prize-winning gardens at their Valleyview home.
She will be profoundly missed by her many friends and neighbours. The family extends sincere thanks for their many kindnesses that many of them extended to her. Special thanks are also extended to Drs. Kip and Nair, the caregivers on 3South at the Royal Inland Hospital and the staff at the Hospice for their compassionate and diligent care.
There will be no formal service at Bep's request, but donations in her memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9, in lieu of flowers.