July 29, 1994 - September 3, 2008
Tyler Boadway of Kamloops BC passed away on September 3, 2008. He will be missed by his loving family and friends.
The Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, September 6 at 2:00 pm in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating. At the family's request there will be no public viewing.
Catriona "Cat" Friesen
January 31, 1986 - July 11, 2008
Catriona Friesen of Kamloops passed away on July 11, 2008 at 22 years of age.
Cat is survived by her loving father Grant Friesen and stepmom Lynn of Kamloops, sister Lisa (Natica) Soychuk of Kamloops, stepsister Nicole Rinaldi of Grande Prairie, and stepbrother Tony (Kimberly) of Kamloops; her grandparents Frank & Joyce Briggs of St. Catherines ON, Doreen & Glen Ritter of Comox BC, and Dorothy McLachlan of Kamloops; great grandmother Marie Briggs of Fredricton, New Brunswick; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was predeceased by her mother Leslie, grandparents Bert & Anda Warner, aunt Darlene Friesen, grandparents Ed Friesen and Gerry & Henry Fergusson.
Born in Kamloops on January 31, 1986, at only 3lbs 11oz, Catriona had the heart of a lion and the size of a kitten, hence her nickname Kitty or Cat.
Kitty started school at Parkcrest Elementary and graduated from Brock Sr Secondary in 2004.
Her caring nature and the ability to be silly, not at all afraid to laugh at herself,endeared her to her large circle of friends. Catriona was our fashion diva...fashion first, pink preferred [weather conditions a distant 2nd]. Caring, affectionate and compassionate, Catriona has left a very large footprint on the lives of all she touched.
Catriona struggled with the loss of her mom Leslie in 2004. She was lucky enough to have a strong support system at home and with her extended family the Ault's [family #2].
Summers were enjoyed at the Shuswap. Suntanning, pink bikinis, pink shades and boating with Dad.
When Dad [Grant] built his Mustang, Kitty was thrilled to do the 1/4 mile strip with "Daddy-O". She loved the adrenalin rush. She never could have too much fun or excitement.
In 2005, Cat trained as a medic and headed north to Fort St. John with great expectations.
Baron Oilfields took her on as a shipper/receiver, but not as a medic, as she would have been a distraction to the boys in the field. Far too pretty!! Our "Barbie Doll".
It was hard to keep up with Cat. She talked the way she lived her life, at a 100 miles an hour.
She was the text msg queen and deciphering her emails was always fun.
Cat made many friends up north, but had decided to head home to warmer weather, with her trusty side kick Norman [her little puppy] at the end of this summer. Affectionate by nature Kitty missed the closeness of her family.
Catriona was thrilled to be enroute to her sister's wedding when we lost her. She attended the wedding in spirit--we all felt her presence. Her friend Jamie, noted with the popping of every balloon, that our Kitty was making an entrance in typical Kitty style. We will miss her flamboyant style, her laughter, her hugs and her beautiful smile.
We love you Kitty....we will hold you again.
Love Daddy-O, Lynn and Lisa
A Celebration of Catriona's life will be held at 4:00 pm in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday July 19, 2008 with Reverend Connie Phelps officiating.
Donations in Cat’s memory to the Kamloops S.P.C.A. or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers.
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September 11, 1951 - August 21, 2011
Constable Clifford Alan (Cliff) Randall passed away at his residence in Revelstoke on Sunday, August 21st, 2011 at the age of 59 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Fellowship Baptist Church, Revelstoke on Saturday afternoon, August 27th at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Rick Eby officiating. A time of visitation will be held at Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke on Friday evening, August 26th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Pallbearers are Jacquie Olsen, Mike Shannon, Eric Page, Larry Parsons, Gord Just, Rob Wiebe, Murray McNeil and Gary McLaughlin. Bearer Party Commander is SSM Bob Underhill. Stetson Bearers are Doug Pennington and Cam Joseph. Insignia Bearer is Art Kleinsmith. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice, in memory of Cliff. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kamloops Funeral Home in Kamloops on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Rick Eby officiating.
Cliff was born in London, Ontario on September 11, 1951 and had lived in Revelstoke since 2001. He was a member of the R.C.M.P. for over 35 years, having served in Surrey, Boston Bar, Alexis Creek, Tofino, Kaslo, Kamloops and was serving in Revelstoke detachment when he went on medical leave. He was a model train buff and started building train sets with his son Curtis. Cliff was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, boating, skiing, snowmobiling and motorcycle riding. He enjoyed the time he spent on his boat on the water. He was an excellent dancer and an accomplished drummer who played in a band with other RCMP members. Cliff loved riding his Harley and was a 12 year volunteer and the Western Regional Director of HOG (Harley Owner’s Group) of Canada. He was a very social person who loved to eat, drink coffee and chat with family and friends.
Cliff was predeceased by his parents Allan and Josie, brother Robert and his son Curtis in April, 2009. He is survived by his spouse Barb of Revelstoke; daughter Jennifer Randall (Jason Joslin) of Kamloops; step children: Monique Bolen of Kamloops and Aarion (Karen) Howden of Surrey; five grandchildren: Alaina, Natasha, Cameron, Carson and Tyler; siblings: Derrick Randall, Greg Randall, James Randall, Denise Randall-Howe, Dianne Randall and Wendy Patten; numerous nieces and nephews; his dog Shylo; and cats Maw Maw, Mea and Tigger.
A celebration of Cliff’s Life will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm with reception to follow.
Thelma Ann Haines
September 4, 1951 - October 14, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thelma Haines, left to remember her memory is her husband Bill daughters Casey (Mike) Tavares, Crystal Haines,(Luc Duchene),stepson Shane Baufeld Grandchildren Hailey, Joshua Tavares and Calleigh Duchene
Brothers Leonard(Judy) Anderson, Bruce(Debbie)Anderson, Ben (Carolyn) Anderson nieces and nephews Marie, Joe, Jamie, Eli, Emily Anderson her best friends Wanda, Lana, Stella and Jane
Predeceased by Hazel and Leonard Anderson
Thelma will be sadly missed by her co-workers.
A Service of Remembrance will take place on Tuesday October 21, 2008 at 3:00pm in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel.
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September 24, 1933 - October 27, 2008
Andrew Lapa of Copper Cove on the Shuswap Lake passed away on October 27, 2008 at 75 years of age.
He is survived by his loving wife Erna Lapa, children Andrew Carey Lapa of Pitt Meadows BC and Kenton (Bonnie) Blair Lapa of Kamloops BC, honorary daughter in-law Sue Lapsys of Phoenix AZ, sister Annie Pelto of Thunder Bay ON, sister in-law Alona (Al) Burger, brother in-law Bill (Jude) Hautala, nephew Vaughn (Suzanne) Richardson, niece Claire (Tom) Richardson and many more nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son Kevin William Lapa, and siblings Mary (Bob) Walker, Eugenia (Alf) Thomas, Olga (Gene) Oliarnyk, and brother in-law Paul Pelto.
Andy was born and raised in Fort William, Ontario. He attended Crawford Elementary and Selkirk High School. Here he developed a life long interest in football, in all aspects of the game, playing, coaching and refereeing. Andy continued to be involved in Minor Football and joined the Kamloops Referee Association and remained involved for 27 years.
Andy apprenticed in Marathon as a Pipe Fitter and later returned to Fort William and worked for Great Lakes Paper. In 1959, he married Erna (nee Ericson) and began raising a family of three boys Carey, Kevin and Kent and always a cat or two. In 1966 he moved the family to Kamloops BC where he was employed at the Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill and worked as a Pipe Fitter for 31 years until retirement in 1997. Andy was recognized by his Union for his dedicated service in a variety of capacities, which included 10 years as President of the Local. Andy’s hobbies included wine-making. His family and friends were his main interest in life. He loved his cat Taffy.
In 1992 Andy received the Governor General of Canada Award (125th Commemorative Medal). This is awarded to Canadians in recognition of their significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada.
The family would like to offer special thanks to the Costco staff for their quick response in calling 911, and to the Kamloops Ambulance Service for their valiant efforts.
Andy was predeceased by his son Kevin in 1985 and developed a scholarship in his name, the Kevin Lapa Scholarship Society. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted for the Kevin Lapa Scholarship Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, S.P.C.A., or any other significant organization of your choice.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St., with Reverend Dawne Taylor officiating.
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RONALD “RON” C. COOPER
October 28, 1912 – October 27, 2008
"God Love Ya"
On October 27th, as a Golden Eagle symbolically circled above, Ron Cooper passed away at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops BC on the eve of his 96th birthday. His wife Elaine, daughter Lynne of Kelowna, sons Mel of Victoria, Ron of Kamloops, Gary of Kamloops, and Wayne of West Vancouver, were there for him as he had been there for them all his life.
Ron was the respected and admired founder of what is now known as Cooper’s Foods in the BC Interior.
Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, he struck out on his own at the age of 17, starting his first small confectionary store with less than $70 in his pockets. A popular St. Bon’s athlete, he was once described as “the strongest man of his size I’ve ever met.”
Working with his wife, the late Mildred (Brophy) at his side, he grew his business to include the popular Signal Hill Grocery. Answering the call to “go west,” Ron, Mildred and family moved to Vancouver in 1945. Ron’s Magee Grocery was his entry into the business world in BC. Moving to the BC Interior (Revelstoke) with sons Ron, Gary and Wayne, the Cooper’s spread their wings, adding supermarkets in Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon and beyond. Honesty, integrity and hard work were his by-words.
In 2001, Ron and wife Elaine settled down in peaceful Logan Lake, where he was seen every day walking his dogs and breathing in the fresh air.
The family wishes to thank Elaine for her love and care of their father. She was always there for him.
Ron will be missed by stepsons Jeff and Randy Craddock, both of Vancouver, and by many friends.
Ron also leaves 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren and six step grandchildren. His always positive approach to life will be their inspiration.
Ron’s parting words to people, friends and family were always, “God Love Ya.”
We too say to Dad “Poppo” as our final wish… “God Love Ya.”
Special thanks from the family to the warm and friendly staff at Kamloops Hospice, Dr. Mavis Hollman, and the staff at Royal Inland Hospital.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 3, 2008 at the St. John Vianney Parish, 2826 Bank Road, Westsyde, Kamloops. Monsignor Jerry Desmond, Celebrant. A reception and celebration of Ron’s life will follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate if donations were made in Ron’s memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
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James "Jim" Pow
December 22, 1938 - November 1, 2008
James “Jim” Pow of Kamloops passed away on November 1st, 2008 at 69 years of age.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret, children Colin (Carol) Pow of Maple Ridge BC and Richard (Yvonne) Pow of Smithers; grandchildren Dylan, Chaylene, Starlene, Moriah, Hannah, and Autumn; sister Marguerite Unger and brother Brian Pow; and numerous nieces and nephews..
He was predeceased by his daughter Heather Abshire, parents Frank and Daisy Pow, sister Janet, and brother Norman.
Jim was born in Kelowna, BC and moved to Nesbitt, Manitoba at a very young age. At the age of 18 he joined the Canadian Air Force where he served 10 years. After he finished his service, he moved his family back to Salmon Arm, BC. Jim farmed for many years and also worked in the Real Estate Market.
In 1982 he married the love of his life, Margaret, and resided in Salmon Arm, moving to the Lower Mainland in 1984. In 1996, they moved to Logan Lake and recently resided in Kamloops.
Jim worked for BC Transit and Farwest Coach as a Transit Operator up until his retirement in June 2007. After his retirement, Jim spent many hours playing his favourite card games, Poker and Bridge. As well, he spent many enjoyable hours on the golf course.
There will be no formal ceremony at Jim’s request, however donations in Jim’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3, if friends so desire.
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