Donald Earl Swanson
September 24, 1941 - March 3, 2009
Donald Earl Swanson passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, March 3, 2009, after a brief illness. He was 67 years of age.
Don was predeceased by his parents, Ely (“Al”) Swanson in 2004 and Doris Bastian Swanson in 2007.
He is survived by his sisters, Myriam (the late Calvin) Turbyfield, of Greenville, Illinois, and Sharon Swanson, of Kelowna, B.C., and his brothers Norman (Carol) Swanson, of Greenville, Illinois, and Bruce (Connie) Swanson of Kamloops, B.C.
He is also survived by seven nephews and one niece: Eric, Stephanie, Stuart, John, Michael, Scott, Ryan and Joel, their spouses and children.
Don worked for many years in the orchard industry, first as a shop hand in his father’s Swanson Sprayer business in Winfield, B.C., and then for several years in apple packing plants in Thornbury and Clarksburg, Ontario.
Don made a name for himself as a very friendly, polite and kind person. He was a “favourite” among his caregivers at The Shores, Ponderosa Lodge and Ridgeview Lodge. He enjoyed male quartet music, puzzles, and a good joke. We used to say, “You can’t tell Don a joke on Saturday night or he will start laughing in church the next morning.” The truth was that he got the joke as fast as anyone, but he might remember it in church the next day, and enjoy it again.
Don will be missed by many.
A funeral service will be held Friday, March 6, at 2:00 pm at the Free Methodist Centennial Chapel, 975 Windbreak Street, Kamloops, BC, Rev. Vern Frudd officiating.
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Theresa Gail Young
June 22, 1928 - March 1, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom on March 1, 2009 after a brief battle with cancer.
Born on June 22, 1928 in Flatlands, New Brunswick, Gail moved to Kamloops in 1972 with her beloved late husband Joe. Gail worked for K-Mart for 20 years before retiring in 1994.
Gail is survived by her children Kim ( Luch) Dolfo of Kamloops, Bill (Audrey) Young of Kamloops, Karen Young of Jasper Alberta, Dawn (Paul) Ivory of Houston Texas, grandchildren, Don (Nicole), Jennifer, Aaron, Dakota, Dillon and Bryson great grandchildren, Abby, Noah, and Milla, also bothers and sisters, Helen, Mae, Arlene, Auley, Aubey, Pat and Betty.
Gail was predeceased by her husband Joe in 1997. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Rest in peace, Mom, Grandma & G.G.
By request there will be no formal service. Gail and Joe will be interned at the Garden of Memories in Hillside Cemetery at a later date.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers donations made in the memory of Gail to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9 would be greatly appreciated.
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IRENE MARGARET WILSON (nee MONTALDI)
JUNE 23, 1911 - MARCH 8, 2009
Irene “Margaret” Wilson of Kamloops passed away on March 8, 2009 at the age of 97 years.
She is survived by her niece Ruth Montaldi of Sooke BC and nephew Douglas Montaldi of Burns Lake BC.
Margaret was born in England on June 23, 1911. She moved to Victoria in 1920 where she lived until starting her teaching career in 1930. Margaret was an alumni of the University of Victoria. After teaching in various parts of BC, she came to Kamloops in 1945 where she continued to teach until her retirement in 1971. Margaret was active for many years with the Afternoon Auxiliary of R.I.H., Branch #61 of the Senior Citizens Association, the Kamloops Retired Teachers, the Over 60’s Fellowship of the Salvation Army, the Happy Choristers, the Canadian Red Cross Society, and she was a charter member of the Lansdowne Drop-In Centre. She spent a lot of time visiting patients at R.I.H. and was well travelled with Wells Gray Bus Line.
Special thanks to the staff at Pine Grove Extended Care for their loving care of Irene.
A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held on Monday June 8th, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Canon Jack Phelps officiating.
Donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Salvation Army, 344 Poplar St., Kamloops BC V2B 4B8.
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January 1, 1924 - March 16, 2009
The family of Otto Bepple is sad to announce that he passed away peacefully on March 16, 2009 at Ridgeview Lodge.
He will be missed by his loving wife of 63 years Eva; sons David (Shirlee) of Victoria, and Garry (Sharon) of Langley and daughter Bev Thurber (David) of Kamloops. His grandchildren Amber Gilling (Maurice) of Auckland, New Zealand, Derek of North Vancouver, Kaitlyn Thurber of Kingston, Ontario; Matthew Thurber of Kamloops and Jonathon of Langley as well as two great-grandsons Riley and Logan Gilling in New Zealand.
He is also survived by his brothers, Oscar (Hedi) and Henry (Irene) and sisters Hilda Kendall and Alma Harding (Fred) as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son Richard and his brothers, Ron (Erna), Chris (Julie) and a sister Frida (Joe).
Otto was born in Alexanderfeld, Bessarabia on January 1, 1924. He came to Canada in 1929 settling in Brocklehurst in 1933. Otto worked for Canadian Pacific Railway until his retirement in 1987.
A Celebration of Otto’s life will be held on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., 20-601 West Cordova St., Vancouver BC V6B 1G1.
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KATHLEEN (KAY) ELSIE MONSON (nee Whalley)
Nov. 22, 1932 – Mar. 17, 2009
With great sadness we said farewell to Kay Monson (nee Whalley) on Tuesday, March 17 in Kamloops, BC.
Lovingly remembered by her two children, Wayne Monson (Angie Szilagyi) and Wendy Ross of Kamloops, two granddaughters, Nikki (Ken) McCormack, Kamloops, and Morgaine Charman Monson of Victoria, BC. Two sisters, Margaret Sutherland of Kamloops and Jean Leach of Florida, sisters-in-law Onna (Bill) Hain of Regina, SK and Edna Whalley of Bridge Lake, BC. Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Also, her two dear friends, Greta Peters and Ken Moffat of Kamloops.
Predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Jack and Ernie Whalley, brother-in-law, Meade Sutherland, and her husband, Vern, in September of 2006.
Kay was born in Vernon, BC to John and Kathleen Whalley and grew up at Silver Creek, later living at Adams Lake and finally Sidney. She met Vern while going to school in Alberta and when he moved to Victoria they were reunited and married on September 16, 1952. They had two children, Wayne, born in 1955 and Wendy in 1957 before moving to Kamloops in 1963. Kay worked for BC Hydro and later as medical receptionist with Drs. Vinge, Unruh and Nixon. She was Office Manager at Sahali Dental Centre from 1977 until her retirement in 1999.
A dedicated member of the Paddlewheelers Lions Club and later receiving honorary lifetime status, Kay was the first Lioness Club District Governor. She loved birds and wildflowers and spent many hours out in nature enjoying both. Her family and friends were very special to her and she made every occasion a memorable event. She was a lady in the true sense of the word, loved by all close to her. Kay and Vern were able to happily celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002 with many family members and friends in attendance, a highlight in their lives. Sadly, dementia robbed her of quality of life for her last five years.
You will always be in the sweet song of a bird and in the beauty of flowers in a meadow
We will always love you.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Ponderosa Lodge and the Hamlets for their wonderful care of Kay over the past two years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, 250-554-2577. In memory of Kay, donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., #300 - 828 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2, would be appreciated.
MARCH 4, 1924 – MARCH 11, 2009
On March 11 2009 Jarrett Johnson passed away peacefully at home at the age of 85.
He will be forever missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy. His children, Mel (Heather), Ann (Randy), & Susan (Andy). His grandchildren, Steven (Leah), Craig, Rebecca (Trevor), Danny, Matthew (Christine). His great-grandchildren, Jarrett, Madison, Lucas & Danica.
Jarrett was born and raised in Burton B.C. After spending two years in the Air Force at the end of WWII, he returned to Burton and married his sweetheart in 1947. They raised their family in Burton and in 1965 they moved to Kamloops, where he worked for BC Interior Sawmills which became Weyerhaeuser. He retired in 1987 and that’s when Mom & Dad took up horseshoes, golfing and camping, which took them to almost every golf course in B.C. They were members of the Chase Golf Club for over 20 years.
In the last few years Dad amazed everyone with his ability to create intricate three dimensional wooden ornaments in spite his battle with macular degeneration. He refused to be blind. Dad was a true example of how a strong will and determination will get you through life’s’ challenges.
We invite you to join us in celebrating Dads life on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 1PM at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive Kamloops BC.
Should friends desire, donations to the C.N.I.B. 1929 Bayview Ave. Toronto Ontario M4G-3E8 or BC Lung Assoc. P.O. Box 34009 Stn D. Vancouver BC V6J-9Z9, in memory of Jarrett Johnson would be appreciated.
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