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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 67

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Kamloops Funeral Home

WILFRED “WILF” BRADLEY
June 22, 1937 - August 27, 2010

Wilf Bradley of Kamloops passed away on Friday, August 27, 2010 at the age of 73 years.

He is survived by his loving wife Ann; daughters Angela (Ed) Jurista and Tracey (Dave) Lingard; grandsons Ryan (Teal) and Mark Jurista and granddaughters Bethany and Emily Lingard. He was predeceased by his parents Sarah and Albert Bradley and brother Ronnie.

Wilf was born in 1937 in Burnley, Lancashire, England and moved to Blackpool, Lancashire, England at an early age. Wilf immigrated to Canada in 1967 and gained employment at Sid Smith’s Body Shop. After many years, he opened Starlite Auto Body. Wilf worked for 55 years in the Auto Body Industryand was very proud of his trade and life here in Kamloops.

Our sincere gratitude to Dr. Howie, as his dedication has been outstanding; to Dr. B. Prystawa and other RIH doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, VIP nurses; and to the respite nurses at Ponderosa Lodge and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home.

A Celebration of Wilf’s life will take place at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.

Donations in Wilf’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9, if so desired.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Margaret “Marg” Shannik
July 25, 1926 – September 1, 2010

On September 1, 2010, surrounded by family, Margaret “Marg” Shannik passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital.

Beloved Mother and Grandmother, her memory will be cherished by her daughter Barbara (Stan) Warsimage, sons Eric (Herta) Shannik, Brian (Barb) Shannik, all of Kamloops, Larry (Barb) Shannik of Burnaby, and Jim (Lynn) Shannik of Delta.

Her unwavering love will be missed by her grandchildren Brenda (Jayme) Chmiliar, Wendy (Paul) Gagnon, Denise Warsimage, Valerie and Ashley Shannik, Michelle (Peter) Braun, Lauren and Matthew Shannik, Taylor and Karley Shannik, as well as her great grandchildren Nicholas and Jackson Chmiliar, Hayleigh Braun, and Ethan Gagnon. “Grams” always made time to attend all the important events in their lives, to listen, and to provide support or advice when needed.

She was predeceased by her husband Carman Shannik, her brother Harry (Alice) Hallam and her sister Winnie (Grant) Palmer.

Marg, a long time resident of Kamloops, was a lifetime member of the Women of the Moose #915 and was the first member of the Chapter to obtain the highest Moose honour, the College of the Regents Degree. In earlier years, the family owned and operated both the Town & Country store in Brocklehurst and then the Whiteway Grocery in South Kamloops.

As an avid fastball pitcher in the Kamloops Women’s League, Margaret excelled and played in multiple Provincial playoffs. Her abilities on the field were recognized with her induction into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame.

The family would like to thank Dr. J. Howie, as well as the staff on 6th floor RIH for their care and concern for Margaret after her recent surgery.

In Marg’s memory, please make a donation to a charity of your choice or to Kamloops Hospice, in lieu of flowers.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with the Very Reverend Louise Peters officiating.

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Don Perry
May 6, 1947 - September 14, 2010

Sadly the family announces that Don passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 after a short battle with cancer.

A beloved husband and father, Don is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Faye, his mother Eva Greig of Saskatoon, daughter Tracy Perry, son Dean Perry, and grandchildren Cameron Perry and Ashlee Perry. He is also survived by brothers Harold (Eileen) Perry, Ron (Lucille) Perry, and sister Maryann Birch and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepfather in Aug 2000.

Don was born and raised in Saskatoon. He met and married Faye in 1969 and moved to BC in 1970. Don was an active 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Surrey until residing in Kamloops in 1992 where he was employed with the Provincial Government until his retirement in 2002. He enjoyed escaping life’s realities by becoming one with nature in his backyard oasis.

He will be lovingly remembered by all.

Donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society in Don's name.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

RANDY STEVEN HUCULAK
July 10, 1965 - September 29, 2010

With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Randy Steven Huculak at his home on September 29, 2010.

Survived by his loving wife Debra (Nagy), mother Donna & David Matear, father Walter Huculak, mother and father-in-law Fred & Steffa Nagy, sister Cathy & Roy Bishop, sister-in-law Karen Harris, stepbrother Trevor Matear, nieces & nephews Nathan, Isaiah, Rachel, Sarah, Jamie & Jesse.

Most important to Randy was his faith in God, his love for his family, and his prayers, determination, and belief that he would one day be free from many years of chronic pain.

God rest Randy's soul, we love you and will miss you always.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, (250)554-2577.

Lawrence Arthur Thistle
November 22, 1926 - October 11, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Lawrence, husband, father and grandfather on October 11, 2010. Born in the Tyee Station on the Grand Trunk Pacific 25 miles east of Prince Rupert, Lawrence lived most of his life in Smithers. Lawrence worked as a CN watchman, then a fireman on the CN engines in Alberta. He returned to Smithers and became an engineer in 1950 and retired in 1989. In the early years he ran freight trains from Smithers to Endako and Terrace. Later he was the engineer for the passenger train that ran from Smithers to Prince George and Prince Rupert. He was a strong, hard working member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and even today some of his work is evident in the members’ working conditions.

Lawrence was very involved in the community of Smithers. He spent many years volunteering for the Elks, working on behalf of children with hearing difficulties and community projects. He was a committed Catholic and helped with the fundraising of the church in Smithers. Lawrence volunteered his time speaking in schools about the railroad and the impact it had in the north. He loved the Bulkley Valley and its beauty and he often carried his camera while driving on the back roads or hiking and took pictures of the local scenery and flowers. An avid sports fan he loved hockey and baseball and followed the Montreal Canadians and the Toronto Blue Jays…keeping track of all the stats.

10 years ago he moved to Kamloops to be closer to his children and grandchildren and to meet the needs of his health and most recently became a resident of the Hamlets at Westsyde in Kamloops.

Lawrence will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Marie, his wife of 59 years, his children, Laurie, (Joseph)James,(Fran) Patrick, (Anita) and Karen, (Bryan); eleven grandchildren and five (soon to be six) great grandchildren; his sister Charlotte Giguere and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Lottie, brother Donald, sister Edith and nephew Kevin.

Each and every day he faced his long illness with courage and strength, his spirit steadfast despite his challenges; Modeling for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren a life of stability, love, and commitment. His acceptance, humour, and understanding allowed us to grow and become capable of giving love and acceptance, ourselves.

Friends and family wishing to pay their respects are invited to St John Vianney’s Parish for Mass on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Following the service, tea will be served at St John Vianney’s hall.

There will be a second service in Smithers and interment will follow in the Smithers Cemetery, Smithers BC.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to BC Family Hearing Resource Centre, 15220-92nd Ave. Surrey BC V3R 2T8; or to the Royal Inland Hospital, 311 Columbia St Kamloops BC.

The family is very grateful for the care and support from the staff on “E” at the Hamlets of Westsyde, the staff at the Royal Inland Hospital and the many friends and community members.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

HERTA MARIE HUTCHINGS
February 28, 1928 - October 11, 2010

It is with great sorry we announce the passing of Herta Marie Hutchings of Kamloops, B.C.; she passed peacefully into the hands of Her Lord on October 11, 2010 at Kamloops Senior Village at the age of 82.

She leaves to mourn her daughters Sylvia Deane – Husband Dave of Blind Bay B.C., Debbie Clement – Husband Bruce of Kamloops and son Harold Hutchings – wife Diane also of Kamloops. Also surviving are 6 Grand Children – Theresa, Trevor, Christine, Marcie, Ryan and Katelyn and 3 Great-Grandchildren, Graeme, Scott and Sarah. She was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1995 – known to all the family as Gaga and her Grandson Scott in 1997.

Herta was born in Gnadlersdorf, Germany on February 28, 1928 and moved to Canada in 1960 with her Daughter Sylvia where she met the love of her life Harold Hutchings. She lived a full and rewarding life and family always came first, she will be sadly missed by all who new her.

The family would like to send a special thanks to all the staff at Kamloops Senior Village for the loving care they gave our mother while she resided there.

It was Herta`s wish that no Memorial Service be held. In Memory of Herta Donations may be made to any foundation that supports the cure for Diabetes and Dementia.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Lester Hansen
July 9, 1933 - October 21, 2010

Les Hansen passed away on Oct 21, 2010 in Kamloops, B.C.

Les is very missed by his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and numerous family and friends. There will be a Celebration of his Life on Oct 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Kamloops Funeral Home 285 Fortune Dr.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association in lieu of flowers.

Wilfred Whitehouse
January 5, 1921 - December 31, 2007

Wilfred Donald Whitehouse of Kamloops, B.C. passed away peacefully on December 31st, 2007 at 86 years of age. Survived by his wife Delphine Louise Whitehouse, children Mike Whitehouse of Sechelt, Ted Whitehouse (Diane) of Edmonton, Susan Hickey (Emma Kivisild) of Vancouver and Mary Johnson (Robert) of Las Vegas. Grandchildren Jeseka Hickey of Montreal, Brennan, Lyndon and Kale Whitehouse of Edmonton and Sonoko Takita Hickey of Vancouver. Predeceased by his grandson Marlon Hickey.

A Kamloops resident for 36 years, Wilf was born in Windsor, Ontario on January 5th, 1921. He grew up in Vancouver after his family moved there when he was a young boy. Wilf served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He married Delphine Louise Balagno in Prince Rupert in 1952 where they raised their family of four children before moving to Kamloops on January 1st, 1971. Wilf worked for the BC Forest Service for 34 years.

Wilf was an avid stamp and coin collector, a dedicated hockey fan and a gifted model builder. Building ship models was one of his favourite hobbies and his ships are in the collection of both the Provincial Museum in Victoria and the Maritime Museum in Vancouver.

Wilf was a loving husband, father and friend and he will be missed by many.

A Mass for the Soul of Wilfred will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 in the Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola St., Kamloops with Reverend Father Tony Ackerman, Celebrant.

Bert Jameus
September 23, 1937 - October 23, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bert Jameus of Kamloops following a short but courageous battle with cancer on October 23, 2010 at 73 years of age.

Survived by his loving wife Darlene, children Dan Jameus (Anjy Wilson), Jamie (Brad) Wilson, Paula Jones (Wayne Wilgan), Bert (Shelley) Jameus all of Kamloops and Suzette (Robert) Boisclair of Port Coquitlam, 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Bert is predeceased by his mother and father and five brothers.

Bert was born in Blind River Ontario on September 23, 1937, and served in the Canadian Armed Force in the Queen’s own Rifles from 1953 to 1958. He worked in a variety of occupations including heavy duty mechanic, warehouseman and carpenter. Bert was an active member with the United Steelworkers Union, Lifetime member with the Knight of Columbus and volunteered his time to several volunteer organizations. Bert will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home.

Donations mat be made in memory of Bert to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9

A private family service is being held in loving memory of Bert.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Ferne Christena Braden
May 29, 1914 - October 25, 2010

Ferne Braden of Kamloops passed away on October 25, 2010 at 96 years of age. She was survived by her children, Sharon Campbell of Kamloops, BC and Jack (Darlynn) Braden of Gibsons, BC, her grandchildren, Shannon (Brent) Rudolfsen of Lacombe, AB, Heather (Paul) Riegert, Laurel Scott and Sean (Lianne) Campbell all of Kamloops, her great-grandchildren Christie, Kyle, Zachary, Riley and Andrew Braden, Tyana and Logan Rudolfsen, Elizabeth and Emily Riegert, Caleb Campbell and gr. great-granddaughter Emily Shaw and granddaughters in- law Michelle Braden and Jackie Braden and numerous relatives and friends.

Ferne was predeceased by her husband Vance Braden in 1987 as well as her sister, Gladys Kerr, brother, Bill Bossence, son in-law, Doug Campbell and daughter in-law, Sandy Braden.

Ferne was born in Harrington West, ON to Gladwin and Emma Bossence. The family moved to Mortlach, SK in 1918. At 16 Ferne left school to provide care to family members, continuing this role throughout her lifetime. In 1937 she married Vance Braden, whom she had know for most of her life in Mortlach. In 1953 Ferne, Vance and their two children, Sharon and Jack, moved to Edmonton, AB. With their children grown and Vance retired, the couple began managing apartments in Edmonton and later Penticton, BC. Ferne moved to Kamloops in 1987, after her husband passed away, in order to be near her daughter and family. In 1996 she became roommates with her granddaughter Laurel and her dog, Jazz who quickly became Ferne’s best friend and constant companion.

Ferne was a woman of strong faith and abiding love for her family, who took great joy in being Gramma to everyone she met. Ferne spelled hospitality “FOOD”. She loved to bake, especially cookies, and had talents for quilting and knitting, with her slippers always in great demand. She loved and was often called on to care for her grand-dogs. She was a country music fan, even travelling to Nashville to attend Fanfest and was a faithful member of the Crystal Cathedral’s Sparrow Club. She also liked to play the slots, making annual birthday outings to the local casinos with her grandkids. Ferne was an avid Canadian Football fan, cheering on the BC Lions (except when they were playing the Riders) and betting on the games with her daughter. A high point came when she met and had her picture taken with Geroy Simon and the Grey Cup in 2007.

Her family was everything to her and included all those who knew and loved Gramma Ferne.

A Celebration of Ferne’s life will take place at 1:30pm on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Calvary Community Church (Fireside Room).

Speacial Thanks to Dr Howie, Diane Freathy, Lois Knauff, paramedics Shaun and Mike and the amazing staff and volunteers at Marjorie Willoby Snowden House.

Memorial donations may be made to the Marjorie Willoby Snowden (Hospice) House.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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