Peter Leonard Bowring
December 22nd, 1930 – October 25th, 2011
It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Peter Bowring on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 80 years of age.
Peter is survived by his loving and devoted wife Dinah, daughters Debi (Steve) of Surrey, England, Sharon (Paul) Magee of Port Hardy, BC, grandchildren Bryan, Katrina, Natasha, and Connie, great-granddaughter Riley Lily, as well as sister Pearl Goodbody, and brother Bill.
Peter was born in Portsmouth, England, where he served in the R.A.F. for two years and also in the Merchant Navy. Peter married Dinah in 1956 and then immigrated to Canada (British Columbia) in 1957, where their two daughters were born. Peter was a qualified auto mechanic, a welder and millwright. He taught welding at Burnaby North High School. More recently, he worked at Afton Mine until his retirement.
Peter was baptized on March 14th, 1992, and served along side his wife, as a faithful, dedicated Witness of Jehovah until his death. Peter had a firm belief in the resurrection, and will be sadly missed by his family and his many spiritual brothers and sisters.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Stinson, the nurses and staff of 6-South, RIH, as well as all of the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice, for their kind and compassionate care during his illness.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 779 Franklin Rd., Kamloops, BC, with a long time friend, David Mayers, officiating.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
DEREK JOHN GALBRAITH
September 23, 1988 - June 24, 2008
Derek John Galbraith was born on September 23, 1988 in Quesnel BC and was tragically taken from his loving family and friends on June 24, 2008 in Biggar, Saskatchewan while doing what he loved best, working as a Heavy Duty Mechanic.
Derek attended Rayleigh Elementary School and Norkam Senior Secondary School in Kamloops, graduating in the pre-apprentice program for Heavy Duty Mechanics in 2006. He was in the second year of his heavy-duty mechanics apprenticeship with Greg’s Contracting of Red Deer, Alberta.
Derek loved motorbiking, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, and boarding, just to mention a few. The most important part of Derek’s life was to be with his family for every family function and to be surrounded by his friends. Derek was always anticipating his days off or holidays so that he could come home to see his family and friends.
He is survived by his parents, John and Candace Galbraith and his brother Brent Galbraith of Kamloops. Also by his great grandmothers Belauh Prenevost of Osoyoos and Ellen Ponting of Mission; his grandparents Faye and Frank Galbraith of Keremeos, and Lena and George Hasbon of Osoyoos. He is also survived by numerous aunties, uncles and cousins. Derek will also be remembered by so many of his very close friends.
Derek we love you so much and you will be in our hearts forever and forever missed,
Love Mom, Dad and Brent…
The Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, June 30, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Derek Galbraith Trust Fund can be made at CIBC, 304 Victoria Street, for a bursary to the CTC Heavy Duty Mechanics Program at TRU.
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Lily Belle Wilms
September 14, 1933 - June 26, 2008
Lily Belle Wilms of Kamloops passed away on June 26, 2008 at 74 years of age.
She will be always remembered by her loving children Marty (Laurel) Wilms of Kamloops, Earl (Elana) Wilms of Kamloops, Fred (Karen) Wilms of Edmonton, Lynn (Jim) Shannik of Vancouver, and Bonnie (Fernando) Teixeira of Calgary; and her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband John and by her granddaughters Alison and Jodie.
Lily was born in Mapes BC, eventually moving to Kamloops and working at the Tranquille Sanatorium. It was there that she met and married John. Together they raised five children. Mom had a zest for life, her favourite hobby was playing Bingo and going to casinos. She was actively involved with the Women of the Moose Lodge for many years. Lily loved her grandchildren dearly.
Forever In Our Hearts
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.
A Celebration of Life will take place from 1:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, July 5, 2008 in the Shores Retirement Residence, 870 Westminster Avenue.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Paul Yanko and the nurses on 3 South.
Donations in Mom’s memory may be made to the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, 102-9300 Nowell St., Chilliwack BC V2P 4V7, or to the charity of your choice. Flowers gratefully declined.
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Patricia Pearl Schmid
November 1, 1929 - June 26, 2008
Patricia Pearl Schmid of Chase BC passed away on June 26, 2008 at the age of 78 years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years – Peter; children Monica Swintz of Kamloops, Paul Deller of Chase, Andy Delmer of Mill Bay and Susi Aitken of Prince George; daughter in-law Linda Horsman; grandchildren Jody, Shawn, Ron, Mitchell, Amanda, Dawn, Josh, Logan, and Tarah; great grandchildren Travis, Piper, Abigail, Treavor, Dustin, and Ryan; brother John Paget of England; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother Peter, sisters Joan and Rosemary, and grandchild Rorie.
Pat loved square dancing and caring for the elderly. In her younger days a trout fishing trip made her day. She liked to travel and saw many places including Russia, Morocco and Hawaii. Her favourite sport to watch was figure skating and she spent many hours crocheting and collecting many items for containers for Third World Countries. One of Pat’s great joys and sources of comfort were her two dogs, Sophie and Soe.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Levins, Dr. Gow and Dr. Smith.
The Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Andrew Picklyk officiating.
Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3. Flowers gratefully accepted.
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John Roy Dyson
February 6, 1984 - May 17, 2008
John Roy Dyson of Kamloops BC passed away on May 17, 2008 at the age of 24 years.
John will always be remembered by his loving mother Rose and father Arnold; brothers and sisters Michheal, Naomi, Joshua, and twin sister Mary; numerous family members and friends.
We Love You Johnny!
Special thanks to Everyone that has shown support.
Johnny will be laid to rest in a Graveside Service at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 7, 2008 in the Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops with Pastor Rob Cave officiating.
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