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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 35

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2016, at 12:36 a.m.

Giovanni Di Mambro
June 28, 1923 - March 14, 2010

Giovanni "John" Di Mambro left us unexpectedly March 14, 2010. He goes to join the love of his life, Dina, his wife of 53 years.

Born in Vallemaio, Italy, in 1923, John immigrated to Canada in 1959 to join his brother Francesco. He left everything behind, including a wife and three young children, to work for a new and better life. After two years of hard work and saving he was able to send for his family, reuniting with them in 1961 and settling in Louis Creek BC. In 1971 John moved to Kamloops, joining the staff of School District 73, where he worked until retiring 17 years later. He was a dedicated protector of his family and a guiding force for us all.

John leaves behind a large and loving family, including daughters Anna (his angel), Lucia (Leo); son Antonio (Liz); grandchildren Shawn, Joanna (Rick), Michael (Erin), Stephanie (Randy), Seana, Jennifer (Steve), Rogan, Landon, and Tanner; great-grandchildren Liam, Alessandra, and Mason; sister-in-law Caterina; niece Maria (Richard); nephew Nick (Pam) and their families.

He is predeceased by his parents Lorenzo and Maria; wife Dina; son Aldino; brothers Dominico and Francesco; and son-in-law Lajos "Louis".

Con tanto amore, arrivederci.

Prayers will be recited at 7:00pm on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Rd.

Father Peter Hoan Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of the Christian Burial at 11:00am on Monday, March 22, 2010 at our Lady of Perpetual Help. Entombment will follow at Evergreen Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

We will miss you forever and take our strength from knowing you always protected us, and we know you always will.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

FEBRUARY 27, 1939 – FEBRUARY 28, 2010

James T. White passed away peacefully at his home in Kamloops B.C. on Sunday, February 28, 2010. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Maxine, daughters; Michele (Blaine), Tanya (Gord), son, Brent (Char), sister Barbara and their respective families. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. James loved his years of coaching lacrosse and telling stories of his fishing trips. No formal service by request.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Dr. Margaret Horne (Atkinson)
July 6, 1922 - December 7, 2007

On December 7th, 2007, Dr. Margaret Horne (Atkinson) passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home at the age of 85 years.

Margaret is survived by her brother Raymond (Barbara) Atkinson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Margaret studied medicine in England and practiced in Brandon, Calgary, Fredericton, and Kamloops. She touched many, many lives both professionally and personally through her many interests which included children, bears, cats, hiking and horseback riding.

An informal gathering in celebration of her life will occur in February, 2008…

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Margaret’s name.

Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice .

July 15, 1983 - March 17, 2010

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing away of Sarah Louise Patricia Merrick of Kamloops, BC and Calgary, AB., on March 17, 2010 at 26 years of age.

Sarah is survived by her loving mother, Beverley Merrick of Kamloops and by numerous aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Patricia Merrick; her grandfather, Fred Merrick; and by her uncle Scott Merrick.

A Funeral Service honouring Sarah's life will be held at Southwest Community Church, 700 Hugh Allan Drive, on Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the School of Performing Arts in memory of Sarah Merrick

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

July 5, 1989 - March 20, 2010

A much loved mother, daughter, sister and friend.

She is survived by her son Keanan (his father Ian Hayes) mom Lori (Nick), dad Geoffrey, sisters Kendra (Mark), Gracie and Janet (Dean); uncles Steven, Joseph, Steve and Wes; grandmother and grandfather Sharon and John Chumm; her (2nd mom) Charlene and girls, Janelle, Rachelle and Ria; aunt Nancy and Butler family; the extended Chumm family, the Coulson family, the Findlay family, the extended Plotnikoff family and the Jackman family, cousin Mike Easton.

Brittany adored her son Keanan with all her heart and soul. She was an exceptional athlete in Basketball, Rugby and Soccer. She was considered to be a 'most valued player'. She loved to cook, be outdoors and do anything adventurous. She was known for her kind heart and generous spirit.

A Memorial will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Service at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow.

A trust fund is being set up for Keanan Hayes at the Bank of Montreal.

" I love you with all my heart"

Marlene Yvonne Allen
October 30, 1933 - March 26, 2010

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Marlene Yvonne Allen on Friday, March 26, 2010 at her home after a long and hard fought battle with lung cancer in her 77th year.

Marlene is survived and will really be missed by her son: Jim; daughter in-law: Brenda Garvey; daughters: Karen (Dale) Chamberlain and Kim (Michael Pineau) Veitch; granddaughters: Chelsea Allen, Krista Chamberlain, Kari-Lyn (Matthew Parent) Chamberlain, Kelli Chamberlain and grandson: Mitchell Veitch; great granddaughter: Madison Riley Parent; sister: Beverley Demers, brother-in-laws: Butch Allen, Larry Allen; sister-in-law: Betty Anne (Fred) May and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Marlene was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Robert James (Bob) Allen; her father John (Jean) Haise; her mother Irene (Bill) Lukey; her brothers Keith Haise and Jackey Lukey; her father and mother-in-law Harold and Dorothy Allen; brother-in-laws Dick Allen, Ted Allen and Pat Allen.

Marlene worked in retail throughout her married life and retired from Zellers when Bob retired so that they could enjoy their many hunting, fishing and camping trips together. Marlene had a love for life, she always had a smile on her face and loved to make people feel good. She was very optimistic and always saw the good in everyone. She was very artistic and has left behind many paintings and needle points for her family to enjoy and treasure in her memory. Her true joy was spending time with her family, her dearest friend Eleanor and she was the Vancouver Canucks greatest fan!!! She loved all her many caring neighbours in Courtenay, B.C.: Eleanor and Nick Stolarchuk, Georgia and Doug McMillan, Heather and Dave Magdanz, Ted and Barb Simpkins, Gary Folkart, Len and Ivonne Doust, Ralph Ryhorchuk, Gerry and May Gallaher and Marcel and Tonia Gagne. She also really enjoyed making holiday treat bags for her special neighbours children: Hank, Natallia, Matteus, Natalia, Kenton, Tanner and Taylor.

Jim, Karen and Kim wish to extend a special thank you to Mom’s daughter in-law Brenda Garvey, granddaughter Chelsea Allen and friends Kelly and Lynda Beauchamp for their loving kindness and generosity to Mom during her time in Kamloops. Also thanks to Dr. Newmarch and the staff and friends at the Hamlets for helping to make her comfortable and happy in her last few months of her life. You all made her feel so loved and took special care of her!

In lieu of flowers, donations to Voice for Hearing Impaired Children, BC Children’s Hospital, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Poppy Fund or the charity of your choice in memory of Marlene would be greatly appreciated.

A Celebration of Marlene’s life and Poppy tribute will be held on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, lower lounge in Courtenay, B.C.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Klaus Hildebrandt
October 28, 1954 - March 31, 2010

Klaus Hildebrandt of Kamloops, BC passed away on March 31, 2010 at 55 years of age. He will be missed by his brothers Heinz and Bernd, sisters Christine and Anke, sister in-law Laura, brother in-law Scott, and his nieces and nephews Denise, Shannon, Ryan, Michael, Jenette, Nicole, Genika and Ceara. He was predeceased by his parents.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Val & Aldin, and to Dr. Stinson and the Vela Microboard.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

No formal ceremony will take place here, Klaus will be laid to rest in Toronto, Ontario.

Donations may be made to People in Motion in memory of Klaus.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Mark Kernaghan
February 14, 1962 - April 6, 2010

This notice is to advise friends of Mark Kernaghan of his sudden passing on Tuesday, April 6 2010.

He died in Kamloops, after a brief, but bravely fought battle with liver cancer. Mark was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1962. He worked in the auto-body field for many years, starting at the age of seventeen. He was a proven carpenter, tile setter and much more, with expertise in many fields.

Mark was also an avid dancer and with his partner Carolyn, they traveled to many dance workshops where they learned a variety of dances. But it was West Coast Swing that was Mark's vocation. He did it with style and grace and a grin. They both were lucky enough, at Mark's suggestion, to teach dance in Kamloops and helped bring West Coast Swing to the town. Mark was very proud of that achievement.

Mark's auto-body career started in Nelson, even before he finished high school. Previous to Nelson, Mark completed all of his primary schooling in Princeton, BC where he lived the life of Huckleberry Finn, having an absolute ball growing up. His fishing and hunting exploits are legendary. His mother Rosemary taught school there and his father, Bryon Kernaghan was the Deputy Government Agent. Mark's high school education was completed in Nelson, BC where his parents were able to continue their chosen professions

It was in Nelson that Mark met his high school sweetheart, Heather Drake and they were married shortly after graduating. Things changed after a number of years and he met and married Veronica Swaine. Together they had Mark's greatest joy, a boy who they named Dawson.

At the time of his death Mark was living very happily with the love of his life, Carolyn Bays.

Mark was a good, honest person, never taking anything that wasn't earned, always told the truth and never hurt anyone. He was predeceased by his little sister Leslie Kernaghan, of Wasa, BC, who died of brain cancer a few years previous. He is survived by his mother Rosemary McDowell (nee-Kernaghan) of Summerland BC, his sister Shannon Kernaghan, of Delta BC, his brother Kurt Kernagahan of Wasa BC, his dad Bryon Kernaghan of Wasa BC, his step-dad Sandy McDowell of Summerland BC, his step mom Marie Kernaghan of Wasa BC, his spouse Carolyn Bays of Kamloops BC and cousins, uncles, aunts and of course many friends.

If you knew Mark, you knew he was very much a person of value and high morals.

When you think of him, please don't think sad thoughts,

but smile and remember him the way he was.

Much love to Mark and to all who knew and respected him.

He knew how much he was loved.

His Family

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive. Following the service, Mark will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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