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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 68

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Cecil "Allan" Hoffman
Dec. 3, 1934 – Nov. 5, 2010

With deep sadness the Hoffman family announces the death of Allan Hoffman on Friday, November 5, 2010. Allan passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife surrounded by all of his children.

Foremost in Allan’s life was his love of the Bible and his willingness to share his beliefs with others, especially his family. Allan lived a full life and spent much of his time outdoors or driving a truck and never turned down the opportunity to go on a fishing trip. He was a man who enjoyed reading a good western novel, making his own wine, tending to his roses and cooking a great meal over a campfire. Allan was a family man who remained faithful to his personal convictions until the day of his death.

Allan Hoffman was born on December 3, 1934 in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. On December 30, 1954 Allan married Margaret Barna and together they raised four children. Allan and Marg moved to Kamloops from Creston, B.C. in 1967. They enjoyed 55 years of married life together, facing life’s challenges and rewards as a team. They witnessed the wedding of all their children and experienced the joy of becoming grandparents together.

Left to cherish memories of Allan are his loving wife Margaret and his four children Barbara (Keith), Clayton (Valerie), Pamela (Shaun), and Colin (Karla). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Ryan, Graham, & Lance; Marci & Brett; Cole & Lauren; and Dylan & Marshall, as well as four great grandchildren. Allan will also be fondly remembered by his brother Ray (Dorothy) Hoffman. His brothers Neil and Gordon predeceased Allan.

Allan was truly the patriarch of his family and set an example for his children as to how to be a good son, husband, and father. Having him as a father was truly a blessing.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 12, 2010 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1985 Curlew Road, with long-time friend Brent Turner officiating.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Hetty Gloyn
June 21, 1918 - November 10, 2010

Hetty Gloyn (nee Jackson) passed away in Kamloops on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at the age of 92. She is survived by her daughters Sandra Durnin (Bruce), Sharon Gloyn (Rod), Jo-Anne Rohrmoser (Hermann), Brenda Spence (Stu), seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, who will all miss her deeply. She is also survived by her sisters, Tina and Cathy, and her twin brother, George, and by many nieces and nephews and their families. Hetty was predeceased by her husband, John, in 1995. She was also predeceased by her brothers, David, Tommy and Robert, her grandson, Warren, and her son-in-law, Bruce.

Hetty was born in Kippen, Scotland on June 21, 1918, one of seven children born to Hetty and George Jackson. In 1926, she immigrated with her mother and siblings to Canada to join her father in Salmon Arm, where the Jackson family established themselves as early pioneers. Hetty married John Gloyn on October 28, 1942 and together they raised four children in Salmon Arm.

Hetty was a strong woman who centered her life on her love of her family. She was proud of her daughters and has passed on to them both her independent spirit and her sense of humour. She loved her grandchildren and her sense of humour shone when they were around.

Hetty was well known in curling circles in Salmon Arm, Nelson and Kamloops. A competitive and skilled curler, she twice skipped teams to an eight ender. Hetty and John were keen and capable golfers. She was also an avid gardener whose love of flowers remained with her throughout her life. Hetty was a Kamloops Blazers season ticket holder and an enthusiastic supporter, often offering her coaching opinions. She and John enjoyed the trips they took to Reno and, later, she found real pleasure in the annual trips she and her daughters made a part of their lives.

Hetty spent the last four years of her 33 years in Kamloops at Pine Grove Lodge. There, she received a level of loving care that made those years into ones of comfort, contentment and dignity. Her family would like the staff of Pine Grove Lodge to know that their tenderness towards Hetty will always be remembered.

There will be no service, by request.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

John William White
December 12, 1925 - November 27, 2010

John William White of Kamloops passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 84 years of age.

He is survived by his loving children Andrew (Shelley) White of Yarrow, BC, Tom (Kathy) White of Winnipeg, MB, and Mary Ann Androlick of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; grandchildren Adam (Jennifer) White, Jake and Cole Androlick, Peter and Stacy White, and Jennifer and Myles White; great granddaughter Sophia White, sister Joan McArthy and brother Richard White.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary on December 30, 2008.

John was born in Summerside, Newfoundland in1925. He went to war in 1942 at the age of 17. In 1949 he travelled to Revelstoke, met Mary and they were married in the same year. He was employed with CP Rail for 38 years. John retired in Kamloops and resided at Cottonwood Manor until his passing.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Kamloops Hospice, the CWL and to his friends at Cottonwood.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Road. Reverend Father Peter Hoan Nguyen, Celebrant.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3, or to Kamloops Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Mr. Joseph “Joe” Adam Ottenbreit
December 31, 1969 - December 31, 2007

Mr. Joseph “Joe” Adam Ottenbreit of Kamloops BC passed away peacefully on December 31, 2007 at 86 years of age. Joe is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Ruth and Caroline, sons Don and Elmer (Dawna), stepchildren Marilyn (Mike) Bruno, Vern (Linda) Pounder, Marvin Pounder, Lloyd (Carol) Pounder, Al (Darlene) Pounder, and Ernie (Judy) Pounder, as well as 30 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Frances, son Mervin, brothers Tony and Mike, sister Caroline, and his parents Gertrude and Carl.

Dad lived a very full life. Born in Grayson Saskatchewan, he moved to BC and was one of the many to venture to Kitimat BC, to become a long time employee of Alcan. Dad was an avid fisherman and hunter. A caring, compassionate husband, father, and grandfather, always and forever in our hearts.

Special thanks to Dr. Leung and the wonderful nursing staff on 3 West for their care during Dad’s final hours.

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 4, 2008 in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2826 Bank Road.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 5, 2008 in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, with Reverend Father Wladysaaw Karciarz, Celebrant. Cremation to follow.

Donations in Joe’s name may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2B 3T1.

Kikuye "Kay" Tahara
September 17, 1914 - December 7, 2010

Kikuye “Kay” Tahara of Kamloops BC passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the age of 96 years.

Kay is survived by her children Hiroshi (Marie), Toyoko, and Masanori (Rosemarie), all of Kamloops; 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, brother Kinuko Mori of Toronto, sister in-law Toshiko Nishikawa of Tokyo; many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Toyotoshi Tahara, sons Toshiyuki and Katsuaki, sister Mikiko of Calgary and brother Toshiyo Nishikawa of Tokyo.

Kay was born in Vancouver BC on September 17, 1914. Kikuye and Toyotoshi were married in 1934 and one year later had the first of their five children. They came to Kamloops in 1956 where Kay resided until her death. She was a very active member of the Kamloops Buddhist Temple, a member of the board of the Women’s Auxiliary. She very much enjoyed her time at the Kamloops Japanese Cultural Centre and the Hyakunen Club. She will be sadly missed by all.

The family would like to offer their thanks to all the staff at Overlander Extended Care and to Dr. Thomasse.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 in the Kamloops Buddhist Temple, 361 Poplar St., with Reverend Yasuhiro Miyakaya officiating. A Reception will follow downstairs. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery, following the reception, at 1:30 pm.

Memorial donations in Kay’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Buddhist Temple and Overlander Extended Care. Flowers gratefully declined.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Marcella Fenrick

March 30, 1921 - December 27, 2010

The children of Marcella Fenrick announce her passing on December 27th, 2010 in her 90th year.

Marcella was born in the Reward District of Saskatchewan on March 30th, 1921. She married Mark Fenrick on March 5, 1942, and they started their married life together on the Fenrick farm in the district of Wilkie, Saskatchewan. In 1963 Mark and Marcella moved their family to the province of B.C. where opportunities for the future offered greater promise. They lived in Kamloops, Barriere and McClure. When Mark passed away suddenly in 1992 Marcella returned to Kamloops.

Marcella will be remembered for the caring of her family; and for her passionate following of the Canadian political scene, watching Saturday night hockey games, feeding and watching wild birds, gardening, doing crossword puzzles, cooking and baking.

Marcella was predeceased by her husband Mark in 1992, son Lester in 1979 and granddaughter Tasha in 2009.

She is survived by her children Carol (Len) Leeuw, Beverly (Bill) Landygo, Greg (Ryvonne) Fenrick, Gayle Daneluik, Debbie Nesbbit (Jim) all of Kamloops, B.C., Pat (Kathy) Fenrick of Creston, B.C., Arnold (Rosalie) Fenrick Langley, B.C., Elaine (Pat) Hauck of Prince George, B.C., Glenn (Faye) Fenrick of Loon Lake, SK., Richard (Carole) Fenrick of Lloydminster, SK., and Chris (Holly) Fenrick of Princeton, B.C. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and by her sisters Kay Schell, Marie Fenrich, Agnes Gerein Sr., Margaret Feist OSU, and Betty Wagner, and her brothers Fred (Monique) Feist, Tony (Margie) Feist, Don Feist, and Peter (Marriette) Feist, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

‘Mother drift softly into the night. Let your being glide on the gentle breath of pleasant dreams, and let the light of peace guide you to the other side. Go in peace’

Vigil Prayers will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Friday, December 31st at 11 a.m. Reverend Father Peter Nguyen, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Marcella may be made to Overlander Residential Care 953 Southill Street Kamloops, B.C. V2B 7Z9. Flowers gratefully declined.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home.

Ron Kurki
November 19, 1946 - December 21, 2010

Ron passed away suddenly on December 21, 2010 at the age of 64.

He was a loving husband to Rita to whom he was married for 40 years, father to Tammy (Chad) and Shane; Grandfather to Jorden, Kasen, Madisen and Ryersen.

Ron was born in Vaasa, Finland, the second oldest of five children born to Laine and Alvar Kurki. His family immigrated to Vancouver, B.C. in 1965.

Ron in predeceased by his parents.

Ron's passion in life was carpentry and once he settled in Kamloops in 1981, he began his life's dream to build custom homes. Ron was always interested and willing to help family and friends, fix something, build something or work on any project. His favourite pastimes included spending time with his family and friends, reading, fishing, traveling and being outdoors.

Ron was a kind and gentle soul who was always sensitive to the needs of others. He led a life of service. He will be dearly missed but lovingly remembered.

A funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2165 Parkcrest Avenue in Kamloops, on Thursday, December 30th, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Graveside interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery with luncheon reception afterwards at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where we can celebrate Ron's life together as family and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home.

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