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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 63

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Eugene Ternes (Grumpy)
February 17, 1938 – September 13, 2009

Gene “Grumpy” Ternes passed away suddenly at his home in Kamloops, B.C. on Sunday, September 13, 2009.

Gene will be lovingly remembered by his family; son Terry (Theresa) Ternes; daughter Shelley (Mark) Poulsen; son-in-law Mike Petrie; precious grandchildren Richard Petrie; Kristy, Shane & Jake Poulsen; Lindsay & Tiffany Ternes. He will also be missed by his special friend Fern Jardine, his long time friends from Alberta and many friends from RCL#52, Moose Hall, KG&CC, and Dirty Jersey.

Grandpa is not alone in his journey to a new life, he will be embraced by those who left before him; his beautiful wife Joan; loving daughter & grandson Laurie & Kenneth Eugene Petrie and his mother and father, Irene & Ike.

Gene was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on February 17, 1938. He loved sports his entire life, though earning his college scholarship, where he studied accounting, through basketball, his passions were baseball, hockey, and golf. Not only did he play at the highest levels, but coached and refereed bantam and junior hockey and coached major men’s and women’s baseball in Calgary and Edmonton. He was involved with Scouts and PTAs in his children’s schools and communities. Gene golfed every morning before going to work at U.G.G in Winnipeg and bowled in the evenings. After bringing his family to beautiful British Columbia, to set up his own accounting practice, he became very active with the RCL and Moose Hall. Where he not only managed but loved to dance and play the meat draws. He had fond memories of his days at KG&CC which he retired from in order to care for his youngest grandchild, Jake. At this time he became a professional armchair athlete and a Wheel of Fortune expert.

Please, God, forgive a silent tear,
A fervent wish our Grandpa was here,
There are others, yes we know,
But he was ours, we loved him so,
Dear God, take a message to our father in heaven above,
Tell him how much we miss him,
And give him all our love.

Friends and family are invited to a Graveside Service that will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2009 in Hillside Cemetery, 750 Notre Dame.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Bill Spychka
June 20, 1937 - October 4, 2009

Bill passed away on October 4, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. He was paid for his caring, thoughtfulness & kindness to all, by having very little pain at the end of his life’s journey. A dedicated & hard worker for 40 years in the glass industry.

He is survived by his forever loving wife Darlene, son Richard (Janice), daughter Donna Sowden, and son Todd (Cindy), grandchildren Tarah (Jon), Keyanna, Krysta, Justin, and Ryan and great granddaughter Emily; they gave him great joy in his life. He was predeceased by his father John, mother Sophie, brothers Steve & Eddie, sisters Elsie, Mary, Ellen and Lil. He also leaves to cherish his memories brothers Roy (Edna), Paul, and Orest (Dianna), sisters Ann (Roy), Iris (Steve), and Edna (Jeff). He truly loved all people and was a true friend to many but always put his family first for which we are so thankful.

No words can express how much we love and miss him.

We cannot thank the truly wonderful staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice enough for their caring, professionalism and love shown to us during our stay. Thanks to Dr. Stinson for being there for us.

Donations can be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.

A Private Family Service was held in Bill’s honour, at his request.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

A. Margaret Wells
December 31, 1969 - December 31, 1969

A. Margaret Wells of Kamloops, BC passed away on October 20th,2009 at 98 years of age. Margaret is survived by her daughter Pamela Erickson and her husband Robert of Kamloops BC.

She also leaves to cherish her memory two grandchildren Colby and Adam Erickson as well as sister in law Katy Bystrom of Banff AB and four nieces Judy Reidner of Banff AB, Merna Cermack of Caroline AB,Dorothy Bullee of Saskatoon and Elaine Nisbet of Burlington, ON.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband of forty one years Howard Wells also, two brothers, Kenneth and Jack Irwin as well as a sister Marjorie Irwin.

Mom was born to Annie and Sibbald Irwin who Homesteaded from Ontario to a farm close to Darcy, SK. They were a close witty fun loving community minded family. She attended high school in Eston and then in 1929 attended Normal School in Moose Jaw SK. While teaching in Alsask SK. She met and married the CNR agent Howard Wells in 1943.

Mom and dad retired in Chilliwack BC. Margaret later moved to Kamloops to be with her daughter Pam in1997.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday October 29,th 2009 at 1:00 PM in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel.

A special thanks to Dr. Fike and Sharon Henderson, moms caregiver,friend and hockey partner also the entire staff at the Pine Grove Care Centre.

Margaret had a wonderful life and will be dearly missed.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Joseph Philippe Pellerin
May 1, 1940 - November 19, 2009

J. Philippe Pellerin passed away at his home in Kamloops, BC on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 69 years of age. He is survived by his children Rene (Kelly) Pellerin of Kamloops, BC and Shelly (Kevin) Lindley of Calgary, Alberta; his grandchildren Aurora Lindley and Brooke Lindley; his brothers and sisters Lucian (Gibby) and Yvonne Pellerin, Yvette Korody, Alfred and Elaine Pellerin, Louise Corriveau, Dennis and Gloria (Micky) Pellerin, Emile and Patricia Pellerin, Amie Pellerin, Gisele and Brian Langford, Florence and Greg Nolan, Marcel and Jackie Pellerin.

Dad was born on May 1, 1940 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. He worked as a steamfitter (pipe fitter) at the Weyerhauser Pulp Mill for 28 years. He loved his trade and the time that he worked for the mill. His coworkers were his friends. Dad loved the outdoors – hunting, fishing, camping, curling and winter vacations in Mexico.

Family Reunions in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan were Dad’s favourite family events and he cherished every moment spent with his brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces. The Pellerin family history was a passion of dads and he told us many stories from his research.

Dad loved to socialize with friends and was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, The Lions International (Paddle Wheelers of Kamloops) and the Pulp, Paper and Woodworking Union of Canada, Local 10.

Dad will be laid to rest at a Family Graveside Service in Albertville, Saskatchewan. A Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Hall, 755 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC on November 28, 2009 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.

We miss you Dad.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Alice Lukian
July 24, 1924 - November 30, 2007

Alice Lukian, age 83, passed away peacefully on the morning of November 30, 2007 with her family by her side.

She is survived by her husband Dave McDermid, her daughter Bonnie Wing (Gordon Coffey) of Vancouver, brothers Nick (Rose) Kurulak of Kamloops, John (Ella) Kurulak of Nanaimo, Andrew Kurulak of Winnipeg, and sister Georgina Danyluk of Winnipeg. She is also survived by Jim (Glenda) McDermid of Ottawa, Arthur (Helen) McDermid of Owen Sound, Debbie (Bevan) Warren, Kerry (Erma) McDermid, and Mark McDermid, all of Fort McMurray, Kelly (Karin) McDermid of Athabasca, Jamie (Lisa) McDermid of Edmonton, Greg McDermid of Hairy Hills Alberta, Kim (Ray) Lurz of Pennsylvania, and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

One of thirteen children, Alice was born in Stenen, Saskatchewan, but spent most of her life in the Kamloops area. She was a high energy person who truly loved to serve others. A humble but extraordinary woman, she was loved by many.

Prayers and viewing to be at 7:00 pm, December 9 in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, 1044-8th St, North Kamloops. Tea to follow.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on the following day, Monday, Dec 10 in the Church. Burial at Hillside Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please send your donations in memory of Alice to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. A hospice donation box will also be at the church during the evening prayers, funeral, and luncheon.

Kamloops Funeral Home

Patricia Merrick
September 9, 1920 - November 22, 2009

Patricia Alma Merrick of Kamloops passed away on November 22, 2009 at 89 years of age.

She is survived by her children Gerry (Don) Grayston of Barriere, Beverley Merrick of Kamloops, and Andy (Joanne) Merrick of Alberta; grandchildren Tony Allen, Deb (Kevin) Griffin, Rod (Sheila) Allen, Greg Allen, Sarah Merrick, Duncan Merrick, and Michael Merrick; numerous great grandchildren; and daughter in-law Wendy Merrick.

Patricia was predeceased by her husband Fred Merrick and son Scott Merrick.

Patricia was born in Breaston UK on September 9, 1920 to Alexander and Alma Halliday. She worked in the Land Army from 1939-1942 and then worked as a photographic artist for many years. She became a Brown Owl until moving to Canada in 1967. Patricia and Fred were active members of the Elks and Royal Purple and were the first couple to be Exalted Ruler and Honoured Royal Lady at the same time. She then worked as a night supervisor at a group home for several years before retiring to enjoy her piano, painting and gardening. She will be missed by her family and little dog, Baja.

Special thanks to Interior In-Home Care and to the nurses and everyone at 3 South, Royal Inland Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian BC Lung Assoc. P.O. Box 34009 Stn D. Vancouver BC V6J-9Z9.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service that will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 4, 2009 in the Hillside Cemetery, 750 Notre Dame.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

JOHN MICHAEL “MIKE” CULLINANE
December 26, 1955 - November 29, 2009

Mike passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the age of 53 years, with his family at his side.

He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 24 years Kate, his children Megan (Adam Slager), Thomas and Teresa; his mother Bernice Cullinane, his sister Chris, brother Brian (Lindy) and brother Pat (Liz). His brother Maurice’s wife Cindy, his brother in-law Dave (Carol), sister in-law Susan (Bob Blonding), brother in-law Andy (Kelly) and sisters out-law Karen Scott and Debra Cullinane. Also his nieces and nephews Breanna, Zoe & Erin Cullinane, Sarah (Alex Watt), Riley York, Joshua, Jessica, Colin & Patrick Sorensen, and great nieces Kyla, Emily, and Logan Watt.

He was predeceased by his father Thomas Raymond Cullinane and his brother Maurice James Cullinane.

Special thanks to all of the staff of the RIH ICU, most especially Melanie, Beth, Ashnola, Tess, Margaret and Drs. Hanson and Schmidt.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the R.I.H. Foundation or the Mazankowski Heart Institute at the University of Alberta would be appreciated.

A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Chester Milburn Lindstrom
January 20, 1934 - November 30, 2009

Chester Milburn Lindstrom of Kamloops passed away on November 30, 2009 at 75 years of age.

Survived by his loving wife Faye Lindstrom, his children Carrie Garbitt of Dawson Creek, Lance (Edna) Lindstrom of Chetwynd, Darcie (Dan) Lindstrom of Dawson Creek and Mark (Ruby) Lindstrom of Prince George, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Chester was born in Swift Current Saskatchewan in 1934. He was the eldest of 10 of children of Elwood and Kitty Lindstrom. Raised on the farm, they moved to Vancouver while his Dad was in the army, and then moved back to Saskatchewan before settling in Dawson Creek, at the age of 16. Chester spent his teenage years curling, playing baseball and hockey. He married Faye Grayston at the age of 20. The newlywed couple with four children moved to Chetwynd in 1963, and he spent 30 years there working with Faye at Canfor until their retirement. They moved to Kamloops in 1993, where he and Faye enjoyed the long summers golfing.

Special thanks to Bev Demmans.

A Memorial Service will be held in the spring near Dawson Creek. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Chester to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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