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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 28

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2016, at 12:27 a.m.

Saburo "Sam" Kuraoka
August 9, 1915 - April 8, 2009

Saburo (Sam) Kuraoka of Kamloops BC passed away on April 8, 2009 at the age of 93 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Kathy (Randy) of Kamloops, granddaughter Kristine, and brother Shig (Lumby). Predeceased by his wife Shizuko (Susie).

Thanks to nephew and niece Gordon and Lynn Gordey and to friends Trev and Anita Jeanes. Thank you to OECH Orchard Grove, especially Dianne, Gail, and Daphne.

No formal service by request.

Kamloops Funeral Home

Jogindar Khaira
November 18, 1918 - September 21, 2009

Colonel Jogindar Singh Khaira (Ret.) of Kamloops passed away peacefully on September 21, 2009 at the age of 90 years.

He will be missed by his loving wife Satindar Kaur Khaira; daughter Picku (Naunihal) Multani; grandchildren Gurnek, Noor and Angad; sisters Gurbachan Khaira and Jaswant Kaur Virk; many cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws, friends and extended family in Canada and India. Predeceased by son Ravi Khaira and his parents.

Jogindar was born in Punjab, India on November 18, 1918. He attended university at Shantiniketan with Rabindra Nath Tagore and met his teacher and mentor Gurdial Mallik, who changed his life. Through Jogindar, his family and friends had the privilege to meet Mallikji and other spiritually advanced souls. Jogindar served in the Indian Army for 32 years and retired as a Colonel. Jogi (as his teacher called him) was an exceptional husband to Satindar for 61 years, a father, friend and teacher to his daughter Picku and son Ravi. His three grandchildren were the light of his life. His extended family and friends remember him as a mentor and the one they could go to for advice at any time.

Goodbye Papaji – You were an officer and a gentleman to the end.

Your love and guidance will be with us forever.

Special thanks to Dr. Sommerville, the staff at High Country (especially Stephanie), and the staff at Kamloops Hospice, who made his last years comfortable and peaceful.

The Funeral Service will begin at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 26, 2009 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jogindar’s memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

CATHERINE JANE FORD (nee McBRIDE)
November 8, 1960 – September 26, 2009

On Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 12:01 pm our Cathy, with great dignity, very peacefully passed into the presence of Jesus Christ, His angels and the heavenly host, surrounded by all of our family holding her, loving her and cheering her on.

Cathy is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 28 years her Michael; oldest son Justin-Michael Edwin; daughter in-law Alison; youngest son Matthias Christian; and her baby girl Breanna Victoria.

Cathy is also survived by her Grandma Emma Masters; Mom and Dad, Willis and Evelyn McBride; brothers Brian McBride, Steve McBride and Doug McBride; sisters Linda McBride and Charlene (Spaz) McBride; parents in-law Murray and Joan Ford, Roger and Shelly Ford, and Robert and Roberta Ford; and many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Cathy was predeceased by her brothers in-law Chris Prichard and Clarke Bradley, and sister in-law Corrine McBride.

Cathy was born in Matheson, Ontario on November 8, 1960, the youngest child to Willis and Evelyn McBride. She lived in Asbestos, Quebec until 1970 and moved to Logan Lake where she and Mike met in 1979. They married in 1981 and have been each others best friends and partners in crime ever since. They were the A Team, always up to the antics of their daredevil sons, Jus and Matty, and their Princess Bee.

Cath was an extremely kind, generous and compassionate person. She loved her family, the moon, Colombo, physical comedy, Broadway shows, drag racing, Nascar, the Olympics, dance, Wimbledon, the Scott Tournament of Hearts, Queen, Michael Jackson and the B.C. Lions. Cath and Mike attended many of the Leos games and were faithfully in front of the TV whenever B.C. played, including while she was in hospice care. She had an amazing sense of humour and a completely infectious laugh but she was intensely private and proud. She revealed her true self only to us, her family, who were so privileged to have her and have truly known her. Thank you for gifting us with Cath, Lord.

We will love you and miss you forever Gibbler. More.

As a family we would like to thank our doctors in Logan Lake, Kamloops and Vancouver – Dr. Schudamoore, Dr. Proctor, Dr. Coppin, Dr. Pache, Dr. Sheik, Dr. Newmarch, Dr. Just and Dr. Rawson; our local paramedics; the Logan Lake Medical Clinic Jenny and “Wee” Bonnie. We are especially grateful to Dona, our wonderful, compassionate local pharmacist in Logan Lake. Many times she has gone beyond the call to help us out. We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and volunteers who grace the R.I.H. Cancer Clinic with their presence and compassion. Lastly words cannot express how eternally grateful we are to the kind, loving people who tirelessly, and always with a smile under very difficult circumstances, choose to volunteer or work at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House. What would we have done without you? Thank you for the love, the respect and the compassion you have shown each of us and, most importantly, our beloved little Cath. She adored each of you. Now we know where all the angels on earth work, they work in hospices. God bless all of you.

Flowers are respectfully declined. Please send a donation instead to the Royal Inland Hospital Cancer Clinic or the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House in honour of our Cathy, to continue the work and bless others in their most trying times.

We invite our friends to celebrate Cath’s life with us on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 1:00 PM in the church where Mike and Cathy were married, the Logan Lake Community Church. Reverend Harry Holmquist will do us the honour and officiate. Thank you Pastor Harry.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Gordon Douglas Kendall
July 19, 1972 - September 27, 2009

The family of Gordie (Gordon Douglas) Kendall are sorry to announce his sudden passing.

Survived by his mother Marilynn (Denis) Carpentier, father Rick (Ellen) Kendall, older brother Rene, younger brother Sammy, numerous loving family and friends.

Your smiling face will be sadly missed!

A Service of Remembrance will take place at 11:00am at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way on Saturday October 10,th 2009 with Pastor Len DenBraber officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

M. Lynn Grant (McMillan - Bell)
September 29, 1944 - September 29, 2009

It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our mom, Lynn. She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Steven) Flundra, Bobby Grant, Deb (Rick) Mellish & Gary (Tina) Grant; her Grandchildren, Justin (Reanna), Staci ( Blayne), Sahra, David (Cheryl), Adam, Kaylen (Rachael), Devyn (Chelsey), Kayne, Heidi, Lyndsay, Taylor, Bradley, Kennedy, Ryden & Ella; her Great Grandchildren, Justin, Michaela, Madison, Masyn & Corbin. She also leaves to cherish her memory her sisters; Jean (Johnny) Faurholt, Rowna (Fred) Weys & brother's, Bernard (Georgia) & John (Claire), Sisters in-law, Judy Hammond, Lou Calder and Winnie McMillan as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Lynn was predeceased by her first love & soul mate, Bob Grant, both parents, John & Ina McMillan, brothers, Ken & Ted McMillan & Brother In-law, Donny Hammond.

Lynn was born & raised in Kamloops & later spent a number of years living in Monte Lake & Westwold. She retired from School District No.73 as a Bus Driver in 2006, a chosen career she enjoyed. She had since made a full time career as Grandma – AKA 'Day Care Granny'. She adored children & how they loved unconditionally. She was a huge fan of the Ball Game & spent countless hours on the field. She played, she coached, she cheered. She was our number one fan - it was her number one passion. She had a gift for welcoming all who crossed her path & accepting them into our family circle. She taught us all how to love & how to be loved. What a treasure!

We will continue our journey of life with the strength & courage you've instilled in each & every one of us.

Your love & laughter will carry on!

-

We miss you truly, madly, deeply!

-

A Celebration of Mom's Life will be held on Thursday, October 8th at 2:00pm in Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Leo Victor Berube
September 9, 1945 - October 1, 2009

With heavy hearts we sadly announce the passing of Leo Victor Berube, age 64, of Kamloops BC on October 1, 2009. He bravely fought a 5 ˝ year battle with cancer and lost. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Vi; two sons Mike of CFB Esquimalt and Robert (Bob) of Victoria BC. He also leaves to mourn, sisters Julie (Joe Magusin) of Farmington BC, Violet McNamara of Edmonton, Jeanine (Stan Budd) of Sherwood Park AB, and Louise ( Jim Beattie) of Grande Prairie AB and brothers Omer of Dawson Creek BC, and Blair of Dawson Creek BC; and many nieces and nephews . Leo was predeceased by his sisters Colette and Denise, brother Magloire.

Leo had many passions in life, some of which were working at Norgaard Redimix and fixing up old cars. There wasn’t anything that Leo couldn’t fix or rebuild or remodel. He will be sadly missed by many friends.

A very special thanks to Mary at Hospice and Leo’s friend Doug who visited him every Sunday to cheer him up. Also many thanks go to the wonderful staff at the Royal Inland Hospital Cancer Clinic.

There is no service by his request. Cremation to follow. Donations in Leo’s memory would be greatly appreciated if directed to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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