David Walter House
March 7, 1934 - May 7, 2009
Born March 7, 1934 in Vancouver, BC, left us Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Royal Inland Hospital surrounded by family.
David is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Ione, sons Jason (Lois) of Parksville, BC, Greg (Dawn), Doug, Joel. Special joy his grandchildren Makinley and Madison. Also survived by his brother Bill House and family. David was predeceased by his mother and father Phyllis and Bill and his brother Gordon.
David loved to go fishing, work in his garden and his family. Those who knew David will remember him for his dry sense of humour. Always quick with a smile and a laugh. David lived life his way. He will be sadly missed but forever remembered by his family and friends.
The family would like to thank all the Doctors involved in David's care. A very special thank you to all those special nurses on 3 West. Your care and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
No Formal Service by request.
Should friends desire, donations to RIH Foundation for the purchase of a CT Scanner, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2T4 would be appreciated.
A Celebration of David's Life will be held Friday, May 22, 2009 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at 514 Collingwood Drive, Kamloops. Come share your favourite stories of David.
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Frederick Roy Moffatt
August 2, 1919 - May 17, 2009
Frederick Roy Moffatt, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went home to the loving arms of his Lord on May 17, 2009 at 89 years of age. Roy is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Moffatt (nee Bloomfield), sons Lloyd (Pamela), and Bruce (Darlene), Sharilyn (Brian Tiessen); grandchildren Coralea (Ron Saunders), Trisha (Roger Smith); Amy, Nathan, and Clinton (Laura) Tiessen; great-grandchildren Mia and Ami Smith and Jaime Saunders.
Born August 2, 1919 at a farm home in Gregg, Manitoba, Roy was the fifth child of Sparling and Eliza Moffatt. He is predeceased by his siblings John (Eva), Luella (Andy Nelson), Ada (John Nelson), and Robert (Laura). He is survived by his brother Ken of Thunder Bay, ON. He served with the RCAF from 1941-1945, marrying Ruth when the war was over. Ruth and Roy enjoyed nearly 64 years of marriage. They lived briefly in Victoria, Duncan, and Burns Lake, but spent 53 years in Kamloops. He worked for the Ministry of Highways for 28 years, retiring in 1984. He was a devoted family man and friend to all. Roy was involved in his church, lay pastoring in his younger years and visiting the sick later on. He kept a large garden and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
We would like to thank the staff of Kamloops Seniors’ Village where Roy received loving care and kindness the last three years of his life. Last, but not least, a special thanks to Dr. O’Connell for his supportive care during this time.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 23, 2009 in the Kamloops Alliance Church, 233 Fortune Drive, with Pastor Larry Boss officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon’s International.
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John Harold Foster
May 29th, 1926 – May 15th, 2009
John Harold Foster of Kamloops, BC, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on the afternoon of May 15th, 2009 after a brief illness.
John is survived by his loving wife Shirley, children Calvin of Quesnel, BC, Allan (Jenny) of Surrey, BC, and James (Alissa) of Heffley Creek, BC and grandchildren: Christa, Amaris, Daniel, Gilead, Evangeline, Joel, Alex, John, Brittney, Tyler, Brook, Jaide and Nathan. John is predeceased by his brothers Benton and Robert.
John will be missed by all who knew him and will be remembered for his love of his family and his unique sense of humour. John had many passions, including flying, travelling, writing and prospecting, to name a few.
John was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1926. He grew up in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan and graduated from high school in Herbert, Saskatchewan. After graduation, John attended military training with the Canadian Army Parachute Corps at Shilo, Manitoba and Vernon, British Columbia. After the war, John worked throughout BC and Alberta, and in 1963, married Shirley. In 1968, John and Shirley moved to Kamloops, where they eventually settled with their three sons - Calvin, Allan and James - in Monte Lake.
An informal gathering to celebrate John’s life will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.
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Gordon Leslie Croucher
May 19, 1930 - April 28, 2009
Gordon Croucher passed away at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC on April 28, 2009.
He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey, daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Dennis Hall, grandson Bryce Hall and brother Syd. He is survived by his grandchildren, Ryan and Kimberley Hall and Bridget Croucher, niece Murielle Simpson (daughter, Sharlene [Darren] McIlwain and special great, great nephew Kyle), nephews David Simpson, Allan Oram and their families.
Gordon was born May 19, 1930 in Windsor, Ont. and grew up in the Chatham, Ont. area. He joined the Army Reserves in 1945, the regular Army in 1948 and saw action in Korea with the PPCLI and Cyprus with the RCE. In later years, he became a newspaper photographer. He married Audrey on January 11, 1952 and after living in different parts of the country with the Services, they retired to Knouff Lake and later to Kamloops. Gordon was a long time member of the Anavets, Legion and Korea Veterans Association. He loved dogs and cats and took care of many SPCA animals. He also belonged to the Heffley Creek Gun Club.
The family wishes to sincerely thank his Cumberland Avenue neighbours for all of their help over the years, Martin and his care workers at “Nurse Next Door” for their assistance over the past six months and the Doctors and Hospital staff at R.I.H. 3 West for the care and compassion Gordon received while hospitalized.
A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday May 30th at 1:00 pm at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.
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December 6, 1922 - May 22, 2009
Howard Lanoue of Barriere BC (formerly of Saskatchewan) passed away on May 22, 2009 at 88 years of age.
Howard is survived by his loving wife of 66½ years Adrienne Lanoue, son Ron (Audrey) Lanoue of Barriere BC, grandchildren Kathy (Andrew), Kimberly, and Joanne (Gary) all of Surrey BC, and by his great grandchildren Matthew, Elizabeth, Natalie, Kevin, Michael, Alyssa and Caden, all of Surrey BC, sisters Eva Stevenot of North Battleford, SK, and Gladys Cornet of New Westminster BC, sister in-law Jean Lanoue, nephews Fritz (Marie), Percy (Penny) and Brad (Laurie), nieces Sharon (Mike) and Shirley (Maurice) and too many more to list.
He was predeceased by his son Larry Lanoue, and by his brothers Leo, Oscar and Raymond.
Howard was born on a small farm in the district of Resby, not far from Meadow Lake, Saksatchewan, on December 6, 1922. He was the first-born of six siblings. He grew up in Saskatchewan and married his love, Adrienne Prudat, on October 30, 1943. After being conscripted into WWII and serving two years in the infantry, the war ended and Howard came home and started his family. After working various jobs around Saskatchewan, the family came to BC in 1949, starting in Fraser Mills where Howard worked until his retirement in 1979. After retirement Howard and Adrienne immigrated back to Meadow Lake in 1980. In 1990 they sold their home in Meadow Lake and moved to a seniors 2 bedroom apartment in North Battleford. In 2006, Howard and Adrienne migrated back to Barriere BC to be closer to their son, Ron. In the last few months of Howard’s life he moved to the Hamlets at Westsyde in Kamloops to be with his beloved wife of 66 years.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to the Hamlets at Westsyde Assisted Living.
Visitation/Viewing will take place from 3:00-6:00 pm on Friday, May 29, 2009 in the Rosewood Room at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.
The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 30, 2009 in St. George’s Catholic Church, Barriere BC, with Father O’Reilly, Celebrant. Following the service, Howard will be laid to rest at the Barriere Cemetery.
Donations in Howard’s name may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1.
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Dennis Patrick McKinley
May 31, 1950 – May 24, 2009
Dennis was born in Cold Lake Alberta, son of Patrick & Alma McKinley. He had one older brother, Larry, and one younger brother, Gerald and younger sister, Mary. Dennis grew up mostly in the US between San Francisco and Portland, but maintained close ties to Canada. He married his wife of 37 years, Leslie, in Vancouver on February 4, 1972. They lived briefly in San Francisco and then returned to Canada, ending up in Kamloops by 1978.
Dennis was a hard worker, known for his strong commitment to his family, his quick wit, and joking nature. He loved cars and was a member of the local car club.
Dennis was the heart of his family, offering advice and assistance to his children whenever needed. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2002 and lived with the disease keeping alive his hope and that of his family while he battled his disease quietly but with determination.
On May 24, 2009, Dennis lost his battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully, in the presence of his closest family.
He will be forever missed and loved by all of us. We truly did lose one of the best.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Leslie, children Seanna (Clint) Proulx, Paul (Sarah) McKinley, Ian (Katrina) McKinley, mother Alma McKinley, grandchildren Brittany, Jacob, Kyle, Chloe, Meah and Rowan and by his brother Larry (Mary) McKinley and sister Mary McKinley as well as numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews, family members and friends. He was pre-deceased by brother Gerry McKinley and father Patrick McKinley.
Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola Street.
The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, May 29, 2009 at Sacred Heart Cathedral with burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Reverend Father Derrick Cameron, Celebrant. The family welcomes friends and family to join them in celebration of Dennis’ life at an open house at 388 McGill Road following the burial on Friday afternoon.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Dennis’ honour, in lieu of flowers.
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