February 15, 1929 - November 4, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of AnnaMaria Freund on Tuesday evening, November 4, 2008, after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 79 years.
AnnaMaria is survived by her loving husband Heinrich Freund; children Hildegard Buchanan of Kamloops BC and Karl (Erica) Freund of Burnaby BC; grandchildren Nicole, Christopher, Charles, Steven, Kevin and Neil; sister Elisabeth Bugelnig; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
She was predeceased by her parents, Johan and Anna Pregernig, and by her brothers Hans and Ludwig Pregernig.
AnnaMaria was born on February 15, 1929 in Kolbnitz, Austria. She immigrated to Canada as an RN in October 1951. She met and married the love of her life on October 13, 1956. After they married, they moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands, became self employed and retired there in 1989. In 1994 they moved to Kamloops. AnnaMaria enjoyed gardening, her walks through Riverside Park (especially the “Rose Garden” with Henry), her grandchildren and the 18 years they spent “snowbirding” together down south.
Special thanks to the many friends and family for their kind words and loving support, and also Dr. Schumacher, the staff at Royal Inland Hospital and Kamloops Hospice.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the St. John Vianney Parish, 2826 Bank Road, Westsyde, Kamloops. Father Wladyslaw Karciarz, OMI, Celebrant. A reception and celebration of AnnaMaria’s life will follow in the church hall.
The family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9, or to the MS Society of Canada, Kamloops Chapter, 180-546 St. Paul St., Kamloops BC, V2C 5T1.
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RYAN JOHN CHARKOS
October 30th, 2008 - November 8th, 2008
It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, Ryan on November 8th, 2008.
Ryan is survived by his mom, Jenny and dad, Mike, as well as he grandparents Mike and Cheryl Charkos, Shelley Munro, Dag Goddyn, Gerald Munro, great grandparents, Wendy and Bruce Huddlestone, Mike and Nellie Charkos, cousin Mya Charkos, aunties Kasey, Kirstin, Chelsie, Megan, Chelsea and uncles Matthew and Colton.
Ryan was a very good baby who was loved by everyone who knew him. He was very happy and full of smiles and happiness and will be missed dearly.
There will be a very private and intimate family service.
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James Forbes Clark
September 1, 1920 - November 11, 2008
James (Jim) Forbes Clark of Kamloops passed away on November 11, 2008 at 88 years of age. Survived by his loving wife Margaret (Daisy) children Janis Clark of Kamloops, Walter Clark of Victoria, Anne (Francis) Ramunno of Kamloops, grandchildren Tara, Kelsey, David (Carrie) and Haleigh, great grandchildren Maddix, Presley and Sicily.
Predeceased by his mother and father Annie and Walter, brother John, sisters Peggy and Mary and grandson Kyle.
Jim was born in Slamannan Scotland, he travelled the world between 1938 – 1945 while serving in the Royal Navy. He married Margaret (Daisy) Gray in 1947 and they had 2 children Janet and Walter. The family emigrated to Canada in 1957. Their third child Anne was born in 1958. Jim worked for School District #24 for many years. After he retired he enjoyed working in his small garden and often spoke of his “superior tomatoes”.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him
A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 am. on Tuesday November18, 2008 with Cannon Jack Phelps officiating.
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August 8, 1932 - November 20, 2008
On November 20th, 2008 Harry Oscar Dinsdale passed away unexpectedly in Kamloops at the age of 76 years.
Harry is survived by his loving wife Anne of fifty two years, his two sons Darrell (Debra) and Tom (Joy). Also left to cherish his memory are his five grandchildren, Christopher, Cameron, Cole, Darren and Brie. He is also survived by his sisters Edith (Chuck) and Molly (Ron).
He was predeceased by his sister Marg (Arthur) and his parents Lil and Oscar.
Harry was born August 8th, 1932 in Vancouver, B.C. He grew up in North Burnaby. Harry was a lifelong railroader with the CPR, and retired in Kamloops in 1991, after 37 years of service. Following his retirement, Harry and Anne volunteered their time with the Kamloops Wildlife Park Railroad Society.
Harry was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing the local lakes with his buddies. He particularly enjoyed the times spent at the family cabin on Eagan Lake. It was there he watched his beloved grandchildren take their first steps, learn to waterski, taught them to fish, explore nature and play family games. When he wanted some solitude you could find him chopping wood and making sure the woodpile was constructed to his exacting specifications. Harry treasured the many ‘lake friends’ that they met over the years, with whom he experienced a taste of the ranching lifestyle.
A self-taught woodworker (he has the scars to prove it), he could often be found in his shop using heirloom machinery and recycled wood to make beautiful projects. From carved duck decoys, salad bowls, toys for the grandchildren and coat racks, there was little that Harry couldn’t build when he set his mind to it.
Harry will always be remembered for his great sense of humour. He was born with a twinkle in his eye and loved to joke around. Harry loved children, and always had time for them. He was a fixture at all of his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities and took tremendous pride in their accomplishments.
A long time Kamloops Blazer fan and Booster Club member, they often adjusted their travel schedule to make sure they wouldn’t miss a game. Harry expanded his cultural horizons during his retirement, and found great enjoyment in theatre, jazz and many travel experiences.
If you needed a laugh, a mint to cheer you up, a helping hand or someone to play a rousing game of almost anything, Harry was someone you could count on. He will be missed a whole bunch, but we have been blessed with countless great memories that will live on in our hearts and minds.
A celebration of Harry’s life will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at The Baptist Church on 1975 Summit Drive.
Special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses in ICU at Royal Inland Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry’s memory can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation (www.bccancerfoundation.com), or to a charity of your choice.
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VERN A.J. TOURAND
April 30, 1935 - November 29, 2008
Vern Tourand of Kamloops BC passed away on November 29, 2008 at his home with his loving family by his side, after a long and courageous battle with diabetes.
Vern was born on April 30, 1935 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Vern moved from Meadow Lake to Kamloops in 1965, which was where he met and married his wife Sherry in 1966. He worked at many jobs, as a carpenter, driving snowplow for the Department of Highways, and as a restaurateur. But his greatest source of pride came with the arrival of his son Greg, whom he loved and adored with his whole heart.
Vern is survived by his wife Sherry and son Greg; his brother Paul (Theresa) Tourand and families, sister in-law Irene Tourand and families, sister in-law Jean (Ken ) Kemash and families, sister in-law Donna Trimble and families, brother in-law Bob Trimble and families, and brother in-law Tonie Trimble and families; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends in locations across Western Canada. Vern was predeceased by his infant son Andrew, his mother Rose, stepfather Andrew, brothers Pudgy Tourand, Philip Tourand, and John Houle, and sister Florence.
We Will Always Love You and Miss You Dad
You Made a Difference In All Our Lives
We wish to thank Dr. Harold Stefanyk and Sandy for their exceptional support and caring during Vern’s illness. Also the Nurses on 3 West at Royal Inland Hospital, and the great Ambulance Crew and Paramedics who attended Vern.
At Vern’s request there will be no formal ceremony. Vern will be laid to rest in his hometown of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.
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William “Bill” H. Seminoff
November 30, 1923 - December 3, 2008
William “Bill” H. Seminoff of Kamloops BC passed away on December 3, 2008 at 84 years of age.
Bill is survived by his former wife and close friend Verna; son Bill (Glenda) Seminoff of Coquitlam and daughter Shirley (Doug) Dick of Kamloops; grandson Ryan (Marianna) Seminoff and granddaughter Corinne (Mark) Zienowicz; great grandchildren Matthew, Isabella & Dominic Seminoff, Erik & Jorden Zienowicz; brothers Pete & John Seminoff; and numerous other relatives.
He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Helen, sisters Fran Nadian and Peggy Chernoff, and grandson Bradley Campbell.
Bill was born in Grand Forks, BC. He has lived in Cranbrook, Kamloops, White Rock, Vernon and Kelowna before coming home again to his family in Kamloops. A well-known local developer, Bill has contributed significantly to the North Kamloops Community.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Schumacher.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 6, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in Bill’s memory be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
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Owen William Spence
September 16, 1961 - December 6. 2008
Every Good and Perfect Gift Comes from Above (James 1:17)
Owen Spence, our loving and faithful husband, dad, son, brother, and friend, left us suddenly on December 6, 2008. With his genuine compassion, soft spoken strength and generous spirit, Owen touched the lives and hearts of all who knew him.
Owen will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend, Cathy, and the pride of his life - his four children, Tori, Josie, Sara, and Eric. His dedication to his family and his example of leadership in business, sports, and the community was an inspiration to all.
Owen was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan and raised in Regina. He is survived by his parents, Betty and Bill Spence of Regina, grandmother, Anne Buzila, of Regina and sisters, Kim Spence of Regina, Holly Spence (Tom Davidson) of Vancouver, Shannon Freeman (Dean Freeman), nieces Kadie and Chloe of Victoria, and brother Graham Spence (Ruth Spence) of Salmon Arm and nieces Anne and Elisabeth, and nephew Liam.
Owen excelled in all areas of his life. He graduated with a degree from the University of Regina, competed on the National Cross Country Ski Team, earning a Bronze Medal in the World University Games and was the first Saskatchewan skier to win a silver medal at the Junior Nationals. He also earned first place in Rowing in the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catherine's Ontario and was an accomplished cyclist and administrator for the sport of cycling. Owen was Saskatchewan Athlete of the Month in Feb. 1985.
Following graduation, Owen began his career in the Banking business, taking him from Edmonton, to Brandon, and in 2000 to Kamloops where he was most recently a Vice President at RBC Dominion Securities.
Owen was very actively involved in his community and church. Sharing his passion for sports and children, Owen co-founded and coached speed skating for the River City Racers with his wife Cathy, as well as being a board member of the BC Speed Skating Association.
Owen's generous spirit extended to many fundraising efforts throughout the community. In lieu of flowers, donations to Eagle Bay Camp (c/o Alliance Church) are gratefully appreciated.
A celebration of Owen's life will be held Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:00 am at Kamloops Alliance Church, 233 Fortune Drive. A memorial service will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan at a later date.