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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 56

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2016, at 8:06 a.m.

Marlene Annie Goodwin
August 7, 1931 - February 9, 2012

Marlene Goodwin of Kamloops passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 80 years of age.

Her memory will be cherished by her loving husband Harry and their five children, Vern (June) Goodwin of Dawson Creek, Kalvin (Lorna) Goodwin of Quesnel, Sheryl (Phil) McDonald of Calgary, Brent (Joyce) Goodwin of Kamloops and Deanna (Al) Nordick of Kamloops; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her father, mother and two sisters.

Marlene was born in Smithers, BC and in her early years she worked for Canada Post and for her father in Goulds Family Clothiers. After marriage, they moved to Kamloops and she worked at Sears for 16 years. Her five children were the joy of her life; she was the family’s Rock. She did it all, she was the family’s Barber, Baker and Clothes Maker. She could make something out of nothing. After retirement she enjoyed her hobbies camping, fishing, and a little golf too. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. We will love you forever and always. Dear Wife, Mom, Nanna, Granny, and Friend. We will see you soon.

The family would like to thank the staff at Evergreen Wing at Overlander; They were great and Mom loved them.

There will be no formal ceremony by request, a Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.

Donations in memory of Marlene may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300 - 828 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 201-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3.

Patricia Holmes
January 13, 1912 - March 18, 2008

Patricia Holmes passed away peacefully at 96 years of age on March 18, 2008 in the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House. She was a mother to Dick (Shirley) Holmes; a grandmother to Pattie Anne Wallace (Bruce Paris), Ward (Maureen) Holmes, and Kathy (Fred) Lemay; a great grandmother to Sean Wallace & Kristen Wallace, Holly (Ross) Bastion, Michael Holmes & Emily Holmes, Danielle (Scott) Medernach, and Stacie Renfrow & Steven Renfrow; and, for a few weeks, a great great grandmother to Kade Medernach. Also left to mourn is her brother Gerry (Teresa) Conlon and many nephews and nieces. Having lived many years in Ottawa apart from her immediate family, her nephews and nieces became surrogate sons and daughters. During the past decade she lived in British Columbia and enjoyed the closeness of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She had a great love for all of her family who loved her greatly in return. She also leaves at Berwick on the Park (Kamloops BC) and at Canada Way Lodge (Burnaby BC) many good friends among the residents and staff. Her friends at Oxbow Saskatchewan date back to happy times many years ago. These many relatives and friends made her last years as enjoyable as they could possibly be. The best years of her life were lived with her husband (Perce Holmes, in Toronto during the 1930’s and early 40’s and in Oxbow, Saskatchewan from 1944 until Perce’s death in 1960. She was predeceased not only by her husband but also by her six sisters, Eileen, Noreen, Mary, Sylvia, Claudine and Anita and two of her brothers Nay and Jim. We like to think that she is once again being welcomed back to the very good times she enjoyed in the company of her husband and her brothers and sisters.

A Memorial Tea in Pat’s honour will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 31, 2008 at Berwick on the Park and a graveside service will be held in the fall at Oxbow, Saskatchewan. Donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9, would be appreciated, in lieu of flowers.

Irene Isabel Cotter
March 12, 1948 - February 18, 2012

Irene Isabel Cotter of Kamloops passed away suddenly on February 18th, 2012 at 63 years of age. Irene is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Ken; children: William (Brandy) Cotter of Kamloops and Yvonne (Dave) Albaster of Calgary; grandchildren: William, Michael, Brayden and Layla; brother & sisters: Marge Larson, Dorothy Stein and Bryan Nicholson; their relatives: nieces Nicole Larson, Trish Larson, Cindy Nicholson & Rowena Martin as well as her very special great niece Brianna.

She was predeceased by her son Kenny, parents Ernest & Rowena Nicholson, brother David and mother-in-law Gladys.

Irene was born March 12, 1948 in Vancouver to Ernest and Rowena Nicholson. Irene met Ken in her mid teens and they were married October 31, 1966. A year later they welcomed their beloved son, Kenny. Their family grew to include a son and daughter, William and Yvonne. Tragically in 1993, they lost their eldest son Kenny; however Irene immersed herself in raising her children, tending her lovely gardens and looking forward to happier times. One of her greatest joys was becoming a grandmother in 2001. Irene enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was always ready to take them to soccer games or whatever special events were happening for them. Irene would drop everything if she was needed by family or friends. Her tender care will be missed by all who knew her.

An open house will be held for family and friends on Friday, February 24th 2012 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the family home, 663 York Avenue, Kamloops, B.C

Special thanks to Dr Mavis Holman, Dr. Dong and nurse Christine and 6 South for their compassionate and gentle care given to Irene and their assistance to her family during this very trying time.

Ernie Crossley
July 8, 1920 - February 20, 2012

Ernie Crossley passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Feb.20, 2012 at the age of 91.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife Ruby of 70 years. Ernie will be greatly missed by his son Ernest (Ruth) and daughters Marjorie and Cyndi (Pete); 8 grandchildren, Sherri-Lynn(Scott), Lorne(Yvette), Robert(Shelley), Jason(Eunice), Mike(Barb), Pam(Greg), Darron(Cheynna) and Troy. 17 great grandchildren: Thomas, Melissa, Nathan, Rebecca, Wyatt, Logan, Kali, Colin, Petra, Chantelle, Brittany, Tristen, Tyston, Marissa, Melody, Skye and Montana. Also his pet Nikki.

He was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Ernie was born in Delbourne, Alberta on July 8, 1920. He joined the armed forces and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. Shortly after discharge he moved to B.C. where he had a satisfying career as a T.V. technician. Having semi-retired he chose to work in hotel maintenance for several more years.

Involvement in the church was important to Ernie. He loved the outdoors: hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Dr, Eccleston and the caring staff on 1C at Kamloops Seniors Village for their wonderful care and compassion.

A celebration of Ernie’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church at 454 Columbia St. on Monday, Feb.27 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

December 26, 1916 - February 28, 2012

In the early hours of Tuesday, February 28, Gwen Miller passed away peacefully in her sleep. She had been admitted to Royal Inland Hospital a couple of days earlier after a fall and was under observation. Gwen was 95 years old at the time of her passing.

Gwen is survived by her loving children, Jack (Verna) Miller, Christine (Joe) Kenward, and Elizabeth (Dwayne) Burdeniuk; grandchildren Anthony Miller, Dustin (Virika) Miller, Joey Kenward, Nicola (C.J.) Baker, Alyson (Jeff) Van Humbeck, and Michael Burdeniuk; and great grandchildren, Annika Miller and Ross Miller. She is also survived by sister-in-law Rhona Baker of the Hamlets and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by husband Wilson Miller, Brother Sid Baker, sister Renee Carswell and her parents Louis and Gertrude Baker.

Gwen was born in Winnipeg, Dec.26, 1916, but because her father was an Engineer for the CNR, she spent much of her early childhood moving west, eventually arriving in Kamloops in 1927. She attended Stuart Wood Elementary School and later Kamloops High, graduating from Grade 12 in 1936. She attended Vancouver Normal School, completing the requirements for a Teaching Certificate and took up her first teaching position in Lytton in 1938. She met her husband Wilson while in Lytton. They were married in Kamloops in 1941, and then moved east when Wilson joined the RCAF during WWII. After the war, they returned to Lytton, where they purchased a general store, which they operated together until the late 1960’s. Gwen went back to teaching in 1963 and was thrilled to return to the career she loved. They made many life-long friends while in Lytton, and Gwen touched the lives of many children during her time teaching there. In 1969 they moved to Merritt where Gwen taught until her retirement in 1980. In 1994 Gwen moved into a condo where she lived until she made the decision to move back to Kamloops to Cariboo Manor in 2004. She spent her last years in the Hamlets, enjoying an active and enjoyable life. Over the years Gwen was a Guide leader, very active in the Anglican Church, the Rebecca Lodge, and as a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She loved to sing and play the piano and continued to do so in her final years at the Hamlets.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 9, 2012 at St. George’s Anglican Church, 308 Royal Avenue in North Kamloops, BC, the Reverend Isabel Healy-Morrow officiating. There will be no interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. George’s Church Sunday School, sent to St. George’s Anglican Church Sunday School, 308 Royal Avenue, Kamloops, BC, V2B 3P5.

Lucia "Lucy" Maki
October 12, 1919 - February 29, 2012

We are sorry to announce the passing of Lucia “Lucy”, Maki (nee Mauro), on the 29th day of February, 2012 at the age of 92. Lucy passed away at the Pine Grove nursing home in Kamloops British Columbia.

Lucy was born in Port Arthur, Ontario, October 12, 1919, to Arturo Mauro and Marietta Mauro. She met her husband, Walter Maki, at the Canada Car and Foundry and they were married in 1941. They lived most of their lives in Fort William before moving to Eureka, California where they spent 24 happy years together. They returned to Canada to be near family in Kamloops, British Columbia, after Walter had retired.

Lucy was known for her great cooking and her ceramics, both of which she excelled at.

Walter and Lucy raised 5 children in Fort William and always, fondly remembered their wonderful home and property in South Neebing.

She is survived by her daughter Carolyn (Glen) Saari, and sons Lawrence (Joanne), William (Deborah) and David Maki. She is also survived by her grandchildren Larry (Yukino) Maki, Scott Maki, Christopher (Elizabeth) Maki and Carolyn (Jim) McTighe. Seven great-grandchildren, William, Olivia, Benjamin and Emily McTighe, Max and Kio Maki and Gabriella Maki. She is survived by her sisters Anne Pratz and Dr.Gloria Mauro. One brother Arthur Mauro and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Lucy was predeceased by her parents, her husband Walter, her daughter Marylu Maki, her granddaughter Jessica Maki, 2 brothers Angelo and Joseph Mauro.

A private service will be held for Lucy Maki and interment will be with her beloved husband at Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, British Columbia.

Michael Terence Savisky
January 6, 1951 - March 1, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Michael Terence Savisky, known to all as ”Terry”. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Rory “Tula” Savisky, his children Zoe, Cody (Amanda) and Thya, his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Levi, Alexei and Katya, his sister Helen (Larry) Savisky-Ballion and her children Stephanie (Brett) and Michael, as well as extended family and loving friends. Terry was predeceased by both his father, Michael, and his mother, Mary.

Terry was born in 1951 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and was raised primarily in Saskatoon and Chilliwack, where he met his wife. They made their way to Fort Nelson, BC, where in 1973 he developed a close relationship with his Creator and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He lived throughout the Kootenay’s for many years, in New Denver and Revelstoke, before their family moved to Ecuador for 9 years. They spent several years in Revelstoke before recently relocating to Clearwater, BC.

Terry touched all of us very deeply and he was known by all who met him to be a warm, kind and generous man. He loved trying new foods and if he stayed at your home a familiar site was his head in the fridge looking to see what you had. He loved nature and hiking and music. A familiar sound was him playing his guitar and singing. He devoted his life to other people, and you knew if you needed him at any time of the day, rain, snow or shine, he would be there with a hug and a smile. We all loved him as much as he loved us, but no one more so than his wife. They spent much time together hiking, canoeing, visiting friends from all over and telling others about their hope for the future from the Bible.

A Memorial Service for Terry will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 270 Leigh Road, Kamloops, BC.

Muriel Barbara Syrett
June 19, 1916 – June 22, 2008

Muriel passed away peacefully to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, June 22, 2008 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home.

Muriel was predeceased by her daughter Sharon on January 4, 1972.

Muriel bravely fought many months of pain and illness, first in her home with nursing care, and then to RIH, and on June 18th moved to the Hospice Home.

Muriel is survived by her husband Norman of almost 55 years; her daughter Heather (Michael) Batchelor and her granddaughters, Tanya (Rob) Bijl, Chelsey Batchelor (Kellen White), and Jenny Batchelor (Rob Gauthier). Muriel also leaves behind 5 great grandchildren, Austin, Rachel, Nolan, Ryan and Emily.

Muriel was born in Summerside PEI on June 19, 1916. Muriel met Norman in Toronto and they were later married on June 27, 1953. They came to BC and resided in Kamloops in 1966. Muriel joined the Happy Choristers Choir and for many years played her violin in accompaniment. She enjoyed bowling and was also part of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra in the 70’s. Muriel enjoyed biking, traveling and loved people.

Special thanks to those who helped Mom through her last weeks; Dr. Krueger, the staff at Bedford Manor, the nurses on 3 South, and the angels at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice – Breanna, Kelly, and Brenda.

The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 27, 2008 in the First Baptist Church, 454 Columbia St., with Pastor Warren Trenholm officiating.

Donations in Muriel’s memory may be made to the Gideon Bible Society, PO Box 445, Kamloops BC V2C 5L2. Flowers gratefully declined.

Kamloops Funeral Home

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