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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 48

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2016, at 7:56 a.m.

Doctor Edward Masatomo Takahashi, O.D., F.A.A.O.
July 11, 1930 - December 29, 2010

Doctor Edward Masatomo Takahashi passed away after a brief illness on December 29, 2010 at 80 years of age.

Survived by his wife of 55 years Meri, sons Edward Junior, Sydney (Shelley), Roger (Cara) and granddaughter Claire, and grandsons Sami, Maxwell, and Calvin; his brother Doug (Val) Takahashi, nephew David (Coco) and their son Rian, and niece Joanne (Rod) and family, and numerous in-laws.

Predeceased by his parents Tadashi and Sai Takahashi, sister Rose Kobayashi, and brother-in-law Thomas Kobayashi.

In his professional life, he graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary and attended the University of British Columbia. Following that, he obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Toronto in 1953 at the age of 23. He practiced Optometry in Kamloops for 53 years until 2006 and was a member of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists and American Optometric Association. He served on the Board of Examiners in Optometry in British Columbia and was a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

He was active in many service clubs throughout his life. He was a member of the Shriners in his early years, and was involved heavily in Rotary. He was a member of the Kamloops Downtown Rotary Club, Charter President of the Kamloops West Rotary Club, and was a Paul Harris Fellow.

He enjoyed curling and golfing, and really took pleasure in hunting, fishing, camping, and the outdoors. He would spend much of his free time at the family cottage on Shuswap Lake or fishing and hunting with his brother Doug. He exemplified this love of nature by being involved in the many organizations he was a member of, including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Fish and Game Society, and a Lifetime member of Ducks Unlimited. He shared his love of outdoors with his three sons by being a Cub and Scout leader in Kamloops.

After retirement, Ed and Meri enjoyed going on cruises, especially to Hawaii, where they made many friends. He was also very fond of his vegetable garden, Edward's dog Major, and his grandchildren. He was very proud of his outdoor fishpond where passersby would take pleasure in its beauty. He had a special way with children and animals.

He was an unselfish and conscientious man, always having time to mentor and encourage many people to pursue their goals in life. He genuinely cared about everyone who he came into contact with and, even at the end of his life, was more concerned about those around him than himself.

He always guided and supported his sons in their lives and families, and whatever activities they pursued, whether in music, academics, athletics, or careers. He will be deeply missed.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to all the doctors and staff at Kamloops Hospice Association and the Royal Inland Hospital.

Per Ed's request, no public service will be held. Flowers and Koden respectfully declined. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Your love will live in our hearts forever.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Darcy Allan Hamilton
September 15, 1930 - January 7, 2011

Darcy Hamilton of Kamloops passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 80 years of age.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Coalyn, Randy (Lucinda), Doug (Wendy) and Phil (Lorna); grandkids Daryle, Kevin, David, Tasha, Jennifer, Chelan, Cherish and Jessica; and seven great grandchildren, and of course, his best friend – Motzart.

He was predeceased by his wife Frances, brother Dale, sister Edna, brother Merle, sister Shirley aand granddaughter Danielle.

Darcy was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on September 15, 1930 to Ross and Bertha Hamilton. He was a carpenter all his life and retired from Highland Valley Copper. He enjoyed fishing, wood working in his shop, gardening and going for coffee with his many friends..

The family would like to thank you Doctors and Nurses at Royal Inland Hospital for making his last days so comfortable.

A Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 14, 2011 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.

Donations in Darcy’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada #200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby BC V5G 9Z9.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

October 18, 1937 - January 17, 2008

Emilie Hawker of Scotch Creek B.C. passed away on January 17, 2008 at the age of 70 years. After a valiant fight of eight years to overcome cancer, she went to join her many angels.

She is survived by her loving husband David and beloved children Cindy (Shane) Hawker of Stony Plain and Steven Hawker of Kamloops. Emilie also leaves to cherish her memory three grandchildren Jerran, Kristopher and Gina as well as four sisters Rita, Margaret, Josephine and Christina (Dick) also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Emilie was predeceased by her son David James, brothers Michael and Gerald, sisters Agnes and Doris, parents Joe and Agatha Lacombe.

A world without Emilie Hawker in it is a sadden place indeed. She was a beautiful lady with a never ending smile, friendly hospitable heart and forever an optimist.

Emilie was born in Fort Fitzgerald Alberta and spent her formative years in Fort Smith in North West Territory. In 1959 she met and married Dave. After several postings with the R.C.M.P. they ended up in Kamloops and then on to Scotch Creek

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2008 time and place to be announce at a later date.

Memorial donations in Emilie’s name may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House, 72 White Shield South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.

Kamloops Funeral Home

Tomeki Kotani
July 4, 1923 - January 12, 2010

Tomeki Kotani of Kamloops passed away on January 12, 2011, at 87 years of age.

He is survived by his loving wife Sakaye; children Louise (Karl Klingbeil) of Kamloops, Leslie of Kamloops, Carole (Rod) Odland of Taber Alberta, and Allen (Heidi) of Kamloops; grandchildren Kesley Odland (Lethbridge AB), Tori Odland (Lethbridge AB), and Kaden Odland (Taber AB), and Hana and Jesse Kotani (Kamloops), and his brother Yoshimi of Kamloops.

Predeceased by parents Kumataro and Shima; and brothers Masao, Torao, Tatsuo and Shizuo.

Tomeki was born in Vancouver BC on July 4th, 1923, and graduated high school in June of 1941. In his early years he would spend hours reading in the Public Library. This passion later grew into a love of crossword puzzles, especially the New York Times crosswords. Tomeki moved to Kamloops in September of 1950. It was here that he met Sakaye in 1957 and they were married on December 6, 1958. “Tommy,” as he was known to his coworkers, was a logger working throughout the Cariboo and Interior of BC until his retirement in 1988. He was a dedicated and devoted family man always putting his family and others before himself. Grandpa adored his grandchildren and cherished every moment he spent with them.
“We miss you Grandpa”

A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, with Reverend Yasuhiro Miyakaya officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Donald Roy Schonwald
July 19, 1937 - January 19, 2011

Don passed away in his home on January 19, 2011 at the age of 73 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Tina (Gary) Crittenden of Surrey BC, Kim (Mel) Weston of Cardston, Alberta and Dawn (Greg) Broadbent of Wetaskiwin, Alberta; nine grandchildren, and one sister, Arlene (Herb) Cave of Vancouver, BC.

Don was predeceased by his former wife Jeanette “Jan” Johnson Schonwald, brother Kenneth, son James “Jim” – twin to Kim, parents Albert and Mary (Behiel) Schonwald, and son in-law Jerry Cahoon (Kim).

Don was born in Watson, Saskatchewan on July 19, 1937. He joined the Navy and served on many ships, namely the H.M.C.S. Fraser. He married in January 1957 and had four children. They became residents of Kamloops in 1961. He worked for Inland Natural Gas the majority of his working career until his retirement. Don was a skilled fisherman, marksman and storyteller who loved golf and his “Old Style.”

He will be ever remembered and Always Loved

At Don’s request, he will be cremated with no formal ceremony.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Mar 21, 1947 - Jan 28, 2008

We regret to announce the passing of Jim Lees of Kamloops on January 28, 2008 at 60 years of age. He will be missed by his beloved wife Lois.

Family and friends are invited to a Viewing that will be held in the Rosewood Room at Kamloops Funeral Home from 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2008.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 8, 2008 at First Memorial Funeral Home, 1155 Fort Street, Victoria BC.

Following the service, Jim will be laid to rest in the Royal Oak Cemetery in Victoria.

Kamloops Funeral Home

March 3, 1964 - February 9, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joseph (Joe) Morrone on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the age of 46 years.

Joe is survived by his loving partner Lynne Bell and family, heartbroken mother Mrs. Italia Morrone, sister Maria (Nielsen); brother Frank (Gail), niece and nephews, Sarah, Luigi and Joey; also uncle Armando (Maria) Caputo and family as well as many relatives across Canada and Italy.

He was predeceased by his father Luigi Morrone June 22, 1981 at the young age of 46.

Joe was born March 3, 1964 in Kamloops, BC. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed soaking up the sun, hunting, fishing, cutting wood and spending time taking care of the yard, garden and cats. An avid NHL Hockey fan & Kamloops Blazer fan, he was well known for keeping his and his sisters vehicles in immaculate condition. He enjoyed his friends playing cards & visiting. He loved his family and spent many hours helping his Mom, whom he adored, around the house and garden which boasted the greenest grass in the neighbourhood. He will be deeply missed by his brother Frank and heart broken sister Maria who both shared a very, very special relationship (Joe-Bro).

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Sunday, February 13, 2011 with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am on Monday, February 14, 2011 at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help with Celebrant Father Peter Hoan Nguyen officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Laura Christine Fujita
May 22, 1985 – February 12, 2011

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved Laura at the tender age of 25 years. Left to mourn her passing is her loving family, son Carson Hadwin, parents Michael and Linda Fujita. Laura’s sister Bailey (Spencer) and her brother Madison, grandparent’s Albert and Georgina Van der Wilk. Also many other Aunts, Uncles, cousins, family and friends.

Laura was predeceased by her grandparents Horst and Hideko Wuensche, Charles Fujita, Irene Blazieko and Neil Goos.

Laura had completed her nursing and was to graduate with honours this Friday, February 18, 2011. Laura had many interests one of them being her beautiful son Carson Hadwin whom she adored and loved to the moon and back. Laura also was great at fishing like the time she caught her 24 pound Halibut, she could barely reel it in it was almost as big as her! She loved to snowboard in the winter and spend time camping with family and friends in the summer. Laura had travelled to Vegas, Netherlands, Texas, Italy, Monaco, Florida, Arizona and California, making friends wherever she was, with her outgoing, bursting personality she really was the envy to all who knew her. Most importantly her brother and sister, who idolized her and that she was always looking out for and protecting.

A Celebration of Laura’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Southwest Baptist Church 700 Hugh Allen Drive Kamloops, BC with the Hospital Chaplain Viktor Gundel officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the scholarship fund for her Son Carson Hadwin at the Bank Of Montreal Account # 0720 – 3994 – 350 in memory of Laura.

Laura you will always be Our Free Spirit, your spirit will live on in us. We will miss you and love you forever.

Love Mom and Dad
Son Carson
Bailey and Madison

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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