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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 64

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2016, at 8:18 a.m.

Raymond Atkinson
May 29, 1917 - January 17, 2010

Raymond Gareth Atkinson of Kamloops, BC, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 92 years of age.

He is survived by daughter Ellen Hockley (Steve Laughlin), granddaughter Karen Hockley (Jeff Tupholme); great grandson Kenneth Hockley; and six loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Betty Boyd, Margaret Horne and Miriam Watton and by his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara “Barrie” Atkinson.

Ray was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 29, 1917. He started his adult life in Calgary, working for the YMCA and spent many years helping youth in need. Later, he moved into Mental Health Services. When Ray retired to Kamloops he became an active volunteer in Senior Advocate Services. He and Barb enjoyed many years travelling and singing with the Happy Choristers. They both loved camping with his sister Margaret Horne and spending time with the family at the ranch in Pritchard. Ray and Barrie were both active members in the Mount Paul United Church.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the nurses of 6 North at Royal Inland.

The Memorial Service will take place at 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2010 in the Mount Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum St., with Reverend LeAnn Blackert officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in Ray’s name to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

GRACE DOREEN RICHARDSON (nee Teichroeb)
January 20, 1934 – January 24, 2010

Grace passed away peacefully with family and friends at her side. She was in a safe and comfortable place, allowing her to die with dignity, which was her wish since she found out she had cancer.

Grace is survived by her loving husband, partner and best friend of 51 years, Halley, son Geoffrey (Diane), grandchildren Travis (Brooke), Megan (Peter) and Nicole (Simba), sisters Mary Dupasquier of Calgary, Marjorie Rey of Victoria, BC, Elsie Teichroeb of Stony Plain, Alberta and Dorothy Bailey of Winnipeg. Many nieces, nephews and friends will miss Grace for the true friend she was as well as “second mother” to many.

Grace was predeceased by her parents Henry and Eva Teichroeb, daughter Heidi, sisters Kay and Sue, and brothers Henry, Jake, Art, George and Bobby.

She will always be remembered for her devotion and loyalty to her husband and family. She found much enjoyment spending time and having “adventures” with her grand children. Grace and Halley could often be found at a poker table in Nevada, travelling across Canada and the Western States, at music festivals and enjoying any type of trip together. She also had a great passion for reading, crossword puzzles, shoes, clothes and make-up.

She was caring and compassionate and always concerned about the well being of all her family and friends. She was a good listener and always had time for everyone.

Many thanks to the RIH Emergency staff and the staff in 6 South. They cared. And our extreme gratitude to the Hospice staff for being so kind, gentle and caring to Grace and all her family and friends. An excellent place with excellent people.

And a special thanks to Dr. Chip Bantock who has been so good to Grace over the years and who was with her every step of the way. They had a special relationship.

There will be no formal service. A celebration of Grace’s life will be held at a later date. Family and friends will be notified.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Grace’s memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr. South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Frank Neale
August 21, 1920 - February 19, 2010

Frank Neale, devoted Husband, beloved Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 19, 2010.

Frank was born on August 21, 1920. He was a respected leader of the pharmacy profession and served as President of the BC Pharmaceutical Association from 1971 – 1972. He was also one of the founding members of the Social Credit Party and was actively involved in his community. He was a long time resident of North Vancouver, where he opened Neale’s Pharmacy in 1949.

He and Audrey, his best friend and wife of 66 years moved to Kamloops 10 years ago. He loved to golf and one of his fondest memories was playing in the Blazer’s Alumni Golf Tournament, as he always scored lowest in his age category.

He will be sadly missed by all his family, especially by his beloved wife, Audrey, his 5 children, Walter, Keith, David (Jackie), Robert (Catherine), Kathryn (Bill), his 13 grandchildren, Michael (Courtney), Bryan (Krystal), Richard, Angela, Karli, Peter(Helene), Ryan, Geoff, Christopher(Heather), David (Tarah), Bradley, Melissa, Adam, and his 2 great grandchildren, Matthew and Alexandre, his sister Margaret Price and his nieces and nephew.

In his memory, the First Annual Frank Neale Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Mount Paul Golf Course, Kamloops. Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the SPCA, 1211-8th St., Kamloops BC V2B 2Y3, in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Shayne Robert Lamberton
April 24, 1972 - December 6, 2007

Shayne Robert Lamberton of Kamloops passed away on December 6, 2007 at 35 years of age.

He is survived by his loving family; parents Don and Gloria Lamberton; sister Rhonda (Ken) Studer; nephews Koby and Logan, and niece Jadin; uncles and aunts Ken & Leslie McCaffrey, Carl & Lorna Boscher, Shirley & Richard Pacanowski, and Jack & Carol Lamberton.

The Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.

Viewing will take place prior to the service, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Rosewood Room at Kamloops Funeral Home.

Donations in Shayne’s memory to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1, would be appreciated by the family, in lieu of flowers.

DARREL LONG
February 28, 1941 – February 27, 2010

Darrel was born in Kamloops on February 28th, 1941…A date (not year) that he shared with his wife Rachel and sister-in-law Bridget.

After a short, courageous battle with liver cancer, Darrel passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side.

He was predeceased by his parents George and Elsie Long, his brother Clair and more recently by his beloved Aunt Estelle in Victoria.

Darrel is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Rae, his son Michael (May), daughters Linda and Heather (Matt) and his much loved young grandchildren Kaitlyn & Sophie Long and Ainsley & Nathan Light.

Darel was the son of a pioneering lumbering family in Kamloops. The Long boys started

Kamloops Lumber, Nicola Valley Sawmills and the Monte Lake Sawmill. He had a very strong work ethic, working beside his father George at Long and Son Lumber on Shumway Lake. Darrel hauled logs and lumber in his beloved Kenworth truck and as a youngster helped deliver and shovel sawdust to 300 customers. For several years he figure skated (and played hockey) knowing that when he left the Memorial Arena his father would be waiting outside in “Old Speedy” to deliver and shovel more sawdust!

He also worked in the bush at Balco Forest Products. He loved the freedom of the outdoors in the bush with it’s beauty, nature, and quietness. He finished his working career at the Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill as part of the yard crew. He loved his garden (especially the tomatoes), washing his vehicles every weekend, mowing the lawn meticulously, tinkering in his workshop, and attending Blazers games.

His family and little “Skittlefritzes” will miss him dearly.

A Celebration of Darrel’s life will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, March 5, 2010 in St. Paul’s Cathedral, 360 Nicola St., with Dean Louise Peters officiating.

Donations in memory of Darrel may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 111-450 Lansdowne St., Kamloops BC V2C 1Y3 or to the Kamloops S.P.C.A., 1211-8th St., Kamloops BC V2B 2Y3.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

ANASTASIA “NELLIE” MAYDANIUK
September 21, 1914 - February 24, 2010

Anastasia “Nellie” Maydaniuk of Kamloops,BC passed away on Feb 24, 2010 at the age of 95. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Frank (Leona) Maydaniuk of Kamloops, BC, Jack ( Norma) Maydaniuk of Sherwood Park, AB and Ken ( Leslie) Maydaniuk of Kamloops, BC; 14 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren; and her two brothers Mike and Nick Bonchuk of Birtle Manitoba.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Louis Maydaniuk, son Michael Maydaniuk, parentsAnnie and Wasyl Bonchuk, sisters Martha Warniski, Mary Bidochka, Anne Yaskiw, & Irene Kaskiw, and her brothers John, Matt & Peter Bonchuk.

Nellie was born in Rossburn, Manitoba on September 21, 1914. In 1934 she married Louis Maydaniuk. Together they farmed and raised 4 sons. In 1966 Louis passed away from cancer and Nellie was forced to sell the farm and move into the town of Rossburn.

There she took on a job at a restaurant and kept very active with the Ukrainian Catholic Ladies League and Church Choir. Missing her family in 1971, she decided to move to Edmonton to be close with her sons. There she opened a restaurant of her own. It wasn’t long before she established a large clientele of working people with her special cooking and people skills.

After a few years she sold her restaurant and took on a job she had a passion for, working at the Norwood Extended Care Hospital in Edmonton, taking care of elderly. Nellie retired in 1977 and moved to Kamloops to live with her son Ken and her granddaughter Terri. She was very much involved with the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kamloops. She had a lot of friends and enjoyed many fun years in the Kamloops community. Whether it was bake sales or Kamloops Folk Fest she was always there to help. She loved to go camping and fishing. At the age of 65 she was still actively going snowmobiling & tubing in the winter.

By 1995 she was stricken by Alzheimer’s and eventually need extended care. She took residency at the Overlander Extended Care Hospital in Kamloops, BC for 15 years until her passing.

Special thanks to all the Staff of Overlander Extended Care, who helped take care of Nellie. We got to know many of you like our own family. Also thank you to the Kamloops Funeral Home for taking care of the transportation arrangements to Manitoba. Many thanks goes to Shauna at Rae’s Funeral Home in Shoal Lake, MB for making all the arrangements in Manitoba seamless.

Thank you to Friends and Family for your wonderful thoughts of comfort.

Our family wishes to specially acknowledge Nellie’s son Frank and granddaughter Terri-Ann for the many years the two of you had gone to visit and feed Granny on a daily basis. We are sure she knows how fortunate she was to have you.

The Funeral Service will be held in the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, in Rossburn, MB, with Father Michael Tkachuk officiating. Prayers will be held Thursday March 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm, the Funeral Mass on Friday March 5, 2010 at 10:00 am and a burial beside her loving husband Louis, followed with a lunch social at the Church basement.

A Memorial service will be held in Kamloops for all her friends and family at a later date, to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society on Nellie’s behalf.

God Bless You All.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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