FRANKLIN E. BLANCHARD
December 21, 1922 - May 14, 2009
Frank passed away on May 14 at Capilano Care Home in West Vancouver. The family wish to convey their heartfelt thanks to the staff there who gave him wonderful care.
He will be sadly missed by his daughters Brenda (Kevin) and Patricia, son Gerry (Barbara); grandchildren Darcie, Stephanie, Andy, Laura and Lee; great grandchildren Paige, Teagan, Devan, Jake, Taylor, Amelie, Chelsea and Tommy; sister Daisy (Francis McKee, brother George, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Marie, sisters Lucy, Clara, Genevieve, Gertrude “Trudy” and Eva and brother Claude.
Frank was born in Sonningdale, Saskatchewan to Blanche and Perry Blanchard. After completing high school he worked for a short time in Vancouver and then joined the R.C.A.F. in 1940 and remained overseas as a navigator until wars end. After the war, on arrival in Kamloops, Frank’s first venture was part owner in the Royal Café. Then he and Claude bought a general store in Chase. Following that, he and Marie had the Avenue Lunch and the Highlander Restaurant, and along with Francis McKee, the David Thompson Motor Inn. Frank and Marie built the Vernon Travelodge.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 22, 2009 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, with Pastor Len DenBraber officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
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Donald Peter Powell
April 15, 1943 - May 30, 2009
Donald Peter Powell of Kamloops passed away on May 30, 2009 at the age of 66 years.
He is survived by is loving wife Cathy, daughter Susan (Tim) Harman of Markham ON, son David (Nicole) Powell of Ottawa ON, grandchildren Sophie & Simon Harman and Noah & Hayley Powell, brother Bill (Marilyn) Powell of Cambridge Narrows NB and sister Becky (David) Sweezey of Saint John NB, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Burton and Jean Powell of Moncton NB.
Don was born on April 15, 1943 in Summerside PEI and raised in Moncton. He graduated from UNB Fredericton with a Civil Engineering Degree, specializing in soils. Don worked with Golder Associates for 21 years in Ontario, where the children were born and raised. In 1993, he moved west to work for AGRA and then in 1999, he decided to try it on his own and started Cullinane & Powell Consulting Inc. He became quite familiar with the interior of BC as he traveled far and wide doing forestry and geotechnical work. When he wasn’t working, Don enjoyed the quietness of home with his wife and “Thomas” the cat. He read widely, especially enjoying Canadian History, stories of the early settlers and the World Wars. In the summer he always had a vegetable garden. Don’s ashes will be scattered on the “little Bouctouche” in New Brunswick, where he spent many happy summer days as a teenager and later with his own family.
Special thanks to the nurses from ICN at R.I.H. – you have been awesome in your support, and also to our friends and family.
The Memorial Service will take place at 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the Kamloops Gospel Chapel, 1365 Tranquille Rd., with Norm Spohr officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Don’s memory to Habitat for Humanity 28-1425 Cariboo Place Kamloops BC V2C 5Z3 or the New Life Mission 181 West Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 1A5. Flowers gratefully declined.
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Helen Craig Blackwood
February 15, 1936 - June 12, 2009
Helen Craig Blackwood of Abbotsford passed away on June 12, 2009 at the age of 73.
She will be lovingly remembered by her son William, daughter Helen and two grandsons Sean and Matthew. She was predeceased by her husband William.
Helen will be laid to rest in a Graveside Service at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm. The family would like to request that those who wish to attend please gather at the Kamloops Funeral Home at 12:45 pm and participate in a procession to the cemetery.
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Terrance Herbert Wilton
July 31, 1939 - June 20, 2009
It is with deep sadness and loss that we announce that Terry passed away quietly on June 20, 2009 at the Kamloops Hospice with his wife at his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
To cherish his memory, Terry leaves his wife of 24 years, Judy, his children Danny (Denise McCabe) Carroll, Michael (Diane) Carroll and Laura Caroll,grandchildren Miranda and Maria Carroll; his sisters Pat (Rod) Haddad, Helen (Glenn) Gruber and June (Jerry) Jubinville, and his brother Earl “Bud” (Shelly)Wilton. Terry will also be sadly missed by his mother in-law Helen Magee, brothers in-law Bob (Leslie Carr) Magee and Pat (Beth) Magee, sister in-law Nancy (Tom Derkson) Didier, his many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.
Terry was predeceased by his mother and father Doris and Earl Wilton of Logan Lake BC and his father in-law David Magee of Squamish, BC.
Terry was born on July 31, 1939 in the small town of Galt, Ontario. After the war, his family moved to BC where he spent many happy childhood years in Surrey, Allenby and Hope. Terry continually challenged himself in many ways during his life: riding motorcycles, flying airplanes, skiing, boating, playing guitar, singing, charcoal sketching, curling, bowling, hunting and lifelong education. He was a past President of the Eagles Lodge in Hope. He moved throughout BC, working for the railroad, mines and sawmills, and then finally settled in Kamloops. Terry worked at the Kamloops Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill, first as a millwright and then for many years as a maintenance supervisor, until his retirement after 25 years. He spent his retirement years hunting, ATVing and camping with his many close friends, and renovating the family home.
Terry could make or fix anything. He was a proficient electrician, machinist, plumber, metal worker, welder and woodworker – you name it, he could do it! He was always helping his friends and family with whatever was needed and Terry was more than repaid in kind by the incredible and unwavering support of his family and friends during his illness.
Terry’s quiet demeanour, steadfast character and wonderful sense of humour earned him the love and enduring respect of his family and friends. Terry loved life and in keeping with his incredible strength of character, Terry fought hard for his life, right to the last.
“Death leaves a heartache
no one can heal,
love leaves a memory
no one can steal.”
Terry’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 11:00 am in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. 250-554-2577
March 22, 1951 - July 7, 2009
Terry left us suddenly on Tuesday July 7 to embrace a new adventure. He leaves behind his much loved family – sons Jeremy Brochu (Cheryl), Sheldon Young, step-son and daughter Kyle and Jenny Cruse, mother Dorothy Brochu, brother David Brochu (Leslie), sister Bonnie Brochu-Mansfield and the lights of his life grandsons Jacob and Russell. His nieces and nephews Christopher and Lindsay Brochu, Julie Kjorsvik and family, Ryan Mansfield and family and Jordan Mansfield grieve their loss. His love Sally Glen, his wide circle of friends, extended A.A. family and Katlind Paquette were so special to him.
Terry was predeceased by his brothers Jamie and Russell, father Earle and wife Joanne. Terry‘s life was filled with laughter, excitement and love. He lived life on the edge seeking new adventures and friendships. Terry spent 20 years helping challenged and disadvantaged children supporting and encouraging their special talents. His gift of laughter and acceptance was his great strength in helping others. He was an incredibly talented musician and writer producing his first record in Masset BC in 1979, followed by many CDs over the years. At the age of 37 he found a home with A.A. This gift extended his life by 21 years where he healed, loved and shared his gifts of laughter and caring. Terry’s gift of music brought many to his life’s journey. He had a light hearted view of life and was most happy when playing the guitar, riding his motorcycle, and soaking up the warm rays of the summer. Terry loved children and pets and was seldom seen without his favourite canine companion Mary.
Friends are invited to drop in and bid farewell at a viewing Friday July 10, 2009 5pm – 7:30 pm at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops BC .
A Celebration of Life will be held to honour Terry at the Colombo Lodge, 814 Lorne Street, Kamloops BC., Sunday July 12, 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations to Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism, 1111 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC, V2B 3J8 would be most appreciated.
Arrangements in care of Kamloops Funeral Home
Diane Christina Halisheff nee (Hammermeister) (Cox)
September 5, 1948 - August 30, 2009
Diane Christina Halisheff of Kamloops passed away on August 30, 2009 at 59 years of age. She will be lovingly remembered by her loving daughters Myrna Larson (Hammermeister), Michelle Hammermeister, and son Robert Halisheff, all of Kamloops; her grandchildren Caitlin, Bryan, Samantha, and Gemma; and her brothers and sisters, Helen, Shirley, Lorraine, Ken, Allan, Gordon and Glenn.
Visitation will take place from 12:00 to 12:45pm on Sunday, September 6, 2009 in the Rosewood Room at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.
The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 6, 2009 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rob Cave officiating.
Diane will be laid to rest in the Hoadley Evangelical Missionary Church Cemetery in Hoadley, Alberta.
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