HAGGSTROM, Ronald Victor Monday, 06 Sep 2004
June 14, 1942 - Sept. 6, 2004
Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Ron spent much of his working life as an Administrator in local government. He began with the Central Okanagan Regional District in 1972. He came to the District of 100 Mile House in 1987 and served here for 13 years, retiring in 2000. Ron was known for his quick wit and sense of humour, and love of sports, especially golf. His retirement was marked by a passion for computers and his devotion to his four grandchildren. Ron is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joanne; his son Jason (Nova) of Hawke’s Bay, Nfld. and grandsons Joshua and Aaron; his daughter Kristen of 100 Mile House and grandchildren Kassidy and Spencer. He is also survived by his brothers Roger (Pat) and Ross (Eileen), sisters Elaine (Gary) Sass, Joyce Brandner, and Vicki (John) Rogers, his birth mother Pearl Felt and his mother-in-law Jo Ready, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his parents Victor and Velma Haggstrom and infant niece Andrea. Ron lost his battle with cancer Sept. 6, 2004. A Family Service was held at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church Sept. 9, 2004, followed by a Memorial Service at St. Timothy’s on Sept. 10, 2004. Both services were officiated by the Rev. Barbara Liotscos. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the 100 Mile House Hospice Society. Ron remains constant in our thoughts and will live in our hearts forever.
GAGNE, Florence Mary Tuesday, 31 Aug 2004
Sept. 9, 1928 - Aug. 31, 2004
Our beloved Citizen of the Year for 1993 is now in Heaven. Flo is survived by her loving husband Ed, their five children, 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Flo lived in the Watch Lake community for 30 years. Always a very devoted, caring and loving wife and mother, her incredible love flowed into everything she did. Some of her wonderful Blessings to us all include more than 25 years of service with the Women’s Institute, 14 of them were served as W.I. secretary; several years service as secretary for the Watch Lake/Green Lake Community Association, 20 years as the correspondent of her community for the 100 Mile House Free Press; never missing one birthday, anniversary, or special event; as well as receiving a special award from G.L.A.R.A. in appreciation for her outstanding Service to the Watch Lake/Green Lake communities and her Citizen of the Year Award in 1993.
Her Soul was gentle enough to cool a fever,
Quiet enough to mend a broken heart,
Hands nimble enough to out-quilt anyone, second to none.
We’ll miss her heartfelt conversations.
She will be missed by all who knew her and we’ll cherish the sweetest of memories of her ceaseless and unconditional love.
And now the Greatest Love of all gives her peace, her struggles now end.
From her loving family, our hearts go with her, until we meet again …~ Fare Thee Well Love.
A Celebration of Life will be held to honour and remember Flo at the Watch Lake Community Hall, on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 12 noon.
WAGNER (Nee Carpentier), Marthe Gabrielle Wednesday, 04 Aug 2004
Born Hull, Quebec Oct. 14, 1923. Passed away peacefully Aug. 4 at 100 Mile House, B.C. She was a wonderful mother, friend and former wife. Survived by her daughter Jane Murray (Peter) her sons Richard and Ronald and her former husband Donald. She will long be remembered for her independence, hard work, strength, tenacity and feisty resolve. We all loved her and will miss her honesty and love. We wish to thank the ambulance personnel, Dr. Barbara Main, nurses and staff of 100 Mile District Hospital for the special care and attention they gave to our mother. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society. A memorial for family and friends will be held at Pine Hills Ranch on Sept. 4, 2004 at 2 p.m.
RAMSTEDT, Kai Willy Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004
March 18, 1929 - Aug. 24, 2004
Kai Willy Ramstedt was born March 18, 1929 to Karl and Ingeborg Ramstedt, in Denmark, Sjaelland not far from Copenhagen. Kai is survived by his loving wife, Agnes, his children, their spouses and his grandchildren; Dana and Andy, Karen, Christine and Craig with Trevor and Juline, Daniel and Kathie with Deanna and Kailly. He also leaves in-laws, their spouses, children and grand-children; Myrna, Linda and Bob with Jim and Jason; Vonnie and Bill, Carly, Les, and family, Billy, Dodie, and family, Ron, and family, Naomi, Scott, and family, Jamie, Susan, family; Art, Donna and family, Joe and Barb and family, Betsy, Dale and family; Win and family; Marlie and Lance, Diane, Tim, Terri, Mark, Peter, Greg and families; Nelson, Sheila and families. In Denmark h is survived by sister Karen, husband Hans Otto, Hugo and Yjette, sons Thomas and Jesper and families; Hugo’s sister-in-law Helené; Birgit, her family Elin and Jan with Stina, Frank, Vibeke with Camilla and Julie. Kai Willy was a part of the community for 25 years. He was a born storyteller and shared many hours with our family, and friends, about his life in Denmark. During special occasions, such as Christmas, he loved to reminisce about Danish customs and family traditions. He shared his memories of the old country with such pride that he instilled a true sense of his childhood in all of his children about their rich Danish heritage. We will always love him. It’s hard to believe we’ll never see his kind and gentle smile, hear his soft accent, or feel his big warm hug again. While not here in body, we know he’ll always be here in spirit. He told us he was just going on a long trip and we will all see him again one day.
So until then, bye-bye Dad, from your ever-loving family.
ZACHARIUK, Jim Sunday, 01 Aug 2004
Jim was born on Dec. 7, 1935 in Vegreville, Alta. Passed away on Aug. 1, 2004 in Oliver, B.C. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jeanette. Jim also leaves behind five children and 12 grandchildren; Shelly Dickens (Peter); Lorie; Robert (Madeline); Gordon (Sharon), and Darren (Debbie), Lindsey, Shannon, Michael, Lisa, Kelsey, Brianne, Tyler, Shereen, Christin, Kaylon, Kyle and Megan. Jim has one great grandchild, Chloe. Jim has also left behind his four brothers; Eddie, Walter, Barry, and Jerry. Arrangements entrusted to Hansons’ Osoyoos Funeral Home & Crematorium. (250) 495-2900.
SANFORD, Beatrice Aileen Thursday, 19 Aug 2004
It is with deepest sadness we announce the passing of our Mother, Beatrice (Aileen) Sanford (nee Corbett) on Thurs., Aug. 19, 2004 after several years of declining health. Mom was born June 26, 1921; the middle child of Seward Corbett and Eva Streatch in Cook’s Brook, N.S. She married Albert Edgar Sanford on April 28, 1937 in Nova Scotia. The couple had seven children of their own and raised a foster child Ronald Dillman for 17 years. In August of 1959 she moved to Lac la Hache, B.C. with five of her own children and Ronnie, to join her husband, who was working in the logging industry. Earl, Freda, Ken, Larry, Aubrey, and Ronnie travelled with their Mother across Canada by train to make their home in B.C. The oldest daughter Eva was married and remained in Nova Scotia. Her youngest son Leonard was born here in July 1964. Her career in life was to struggle in hard times to raise her family and make ends meet, which she did lovingly and with no regret. She loved having her family around her and did so on many occasions. People were always welcomed at her door and she had a soft spot for the children. Hobbies came later in life for Mom; after the family was grown she joined a bowling league in 100 Mile House and a card club in Lac la Hache. Reading was also a passion for her. She is survived by Eva McMullin (Stanley), Lake Egmont, N.S.; Earl Sanford (Josie), 108 Mile Ranch, B.C.; Freda Meda (Dan), Lac la Hache; Ken Sanford (Helen), Lac la Hache; Larry Sanford (Marlene), Delta, B.C.; Aubrey Sanford (Vicki), Lac la Hache; Leonard Sanford (Tari), Lac la Hache and foster son Ronald Dillman, Dartmouth, N.S. Also by 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; sister Florence Jodrey, Middle Musquodoboit, N.S.; sister-in-laws Ellen Sanford, Williams Lake, B.C.; Margaret Zwicker, Cook’s Brook, N.S. and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Albert Sanford, her parents, sister Ruth Jodrey and grandson Albert McMullin. Mom’s last years were spent residing at Fischer Place in 100 Mile House. A Memorial Service was held on Tues., Aug. 24, 2004 at the Lac la Hache Community Hall. Many thanks to the staff of Fischer Place for the kindness and care given to Aileen over the years. Friends and family wishing to make a donation to Fischer Place may do so in Mom’s memory.
BLAIS, Emilina Monday, 16 Aug 2004
Emilina Blais, maiden name Limen, passed away to her rest on Aug. 16, 2004. Born in Zamboanga City, Philippines on Feb. 15, 1953 where she resided until coming to Lone Butte after her marriage to Gerald Blais. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband and his family, Jim and Elvie Gonzales Bradford as well as her mother, sisters and brothers in the Philippines. She was a faithful member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church. She was a volunteer at the 100 Mile District General Hospital. She will be missed by her many friends. No service, no flowers by request.