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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 71

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2016, at 8:24 a.m.

Jim Masson
February 22, 1941 - July 1, 2011

Jim Masson of Kamloops passed away on July 1, 2011 at 70 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Donna, children Marla (John) Reed of Merritt B.C, and Will (Tammy) Masson of Okotoks, Alberta, grandchildren Jessie, Wyatt, Sedona and Kyler, siblings Sandy, Jock and Gordy predeceased by his parents William and Catherine.

Memorial Donations may be made in the memory of Jim to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3 or Canadian Diabetes Foundation, PO Box 1412 Stn Main, Kamloops, BC V2C 6L7.

The Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel 285 Fortune Drive with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating.

Maria Geertruida Wassing
July 1, 1926 - July 15, 2011

It is with great sadness that the family of Maria Wassing announce her peaceful passing at The Hamlets in Westsyde, with her family by her side.

Mom was born and raised in Holland where she met and married the love of her life, Johannes in 1945. They immigrated to Canada in 1950.

Mom was known for her sense of humour, love of life, and love for her children.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Johannes, parents, sisters, Tina, Bets, Koos, Mien, and Jo and brothers Jacobus and Josephus and daughter-in-law Fiona.

She is survived by her children Jacqueline (Eldrick), Leo (Irene), Marianne, Bert, John (Maria) and Rita (Dwight), as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family would like to give special thanks for the compassionate care given her by the staff on B1 at The Hamlets.

“Mom you were the music of our Hearts”

A Graveside Service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Frank George Kohlman
July 25, 1922 - July 18, 2011

Frank George Kohlman of Kamloops passed away on July 18th, 2011 at 88 years of age.

He is survived by his loving wife Catherine (Kay), children Diane (Ernie) Connolly, Lorna (Morris) Prokop, Karen Kohlman (daughter in law) all of Kamloops. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren along with numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and many special friends.

He was predeceased by Delwyn (Del) Kohlman only son in 2004.

Frank “Papa” George Kohlman was born in Cathay, North Dakota and passed away at Royal Inland Hospital one week shy of his 89th birthday.

Frank came to Canada with his family as a young boy to settle in Saskatchewan. They eventually moved to Southern BC where he met the love of his life Catherine Wells. They were married November 12, 1941 and their three children Diane, Lorna and Delwyn came soon after. They moved to various locations in British Columbia following Franks employment in the lumber industry. They finally settled in Kamloops where Frank finished his working years as a salesman for Westcraft Doors & Windows.

Frank engaged in several hobbies during his retirement; woodworking, fishing, hunting, singing, playing the guitar and pitching horseshoes. Frank and Catherine spent a lot of time camping at Adams Lake surrounded by family and longtime friends.

Frank will be missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to all the staff of Ridgeview and all the staff at Royal Inland Hospital.

A Memorial Service will take place at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday July 23, 2011 at 1:00pm.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Alan Van Dusen
November 10, 1934 - September 16, 2011

Alan passed away on Sept 16th. 2011 at Royal Inland Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by his loving wife and family.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Elaine, daughter Shelley and her partner Mark Porlier, son Brent and his partner Julie Hil, and granddaughter Kassidy. He also leaves his brother Donald of Kamloops, sister's Irene (Paul) Allard and Eleanor Mclean of Dauphin, M.B. and Helen ( Ron) Lagimodiere of Saskatoon S.K. Sisters-in-law, Marianne (Ted) Harris, Irene Dorval, Diane Hudon, Carol Antifave (Paul) Morash, as well as several nieces, nephews and there families. He was predeceased by his brothers-in-law; Victor Hudon, Laurent Dorval and Garnet Mclean and Sister-in-law, Margaret Van Dusen.

Alan was born on the family farm near Makinak, M.B. and attended the rural Carrick School which his grandfather built and grandmother named after her hometown in Ireland. He completed his education at Brandon College and was employed in the mining industry for many years, first at Inco in Thompson M.B. and Pine point NWT. Then went to work at Potash Company of America in Patience Lake S.K in 1965.

He met and married Elaine in Saskatoon and later moved to Princeton B.C in 1971. In August 1977, Alan moved with his family to Kamloops B.C where he worked at Afton Mines until retiring.

Alan's 'life and love' was his family and granddaughter Kassidy.

Al's relaxation was his daily exercise of walking meeting numerous friends and acquaintances and always mentioned them upon returning home. A private family service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation in Al’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Laurent Lemay
May 31, 1931 - September 27, 2011

We celebrate the life of Larry Lemay, who passed away on Tuesday September 27th, 2011, in Kamloops, B.C.

He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Audrey Michaels, sons Donald and Gordon Canaday (Sue), daughter in-law’s Lois Canaday and Rhonda Canaday, several grand and great grandchildren and numerous siblings and family members (Lemay/Hogarth) from Ontario, Quebec and across Canada.

Larry was predeceased by his wife Frankie Lemay, sons Allen and Eric Canaday, parents and siblings from Ontario and Quebec.

Larry was born in St. Rock Quebec, on May 31st 1931. He was the eldest child in his family. Larry found himself in British Columbia in the 1950’s, where he met his wife Frankie in Kamloops. Larry and Frankie shared 48 years together before Frankie passed away in 1998.

Larry spent his working years as a rock driller and blaster, blasting through rock to create the Mica Dam, the Coquihalla Highway, the Sea to Sky Highway, the Overlander Bridge and the Rogers Pass. He was also employed by B.C. Hydro in the early 1970’s, blasting rock to for hydro towers.

Larry enjoyed his morning coffee at McDonalds and A&W, visiting with his numerous friends and spending his days always looking for a bargain on anything he could.

Larry will be remembered for his generous and unselfish personality. He was a hard working man who had strong family values.

The family’s wishes are to a have a Celebration of Life, at his home from 1:00-3:00 pm. on Saturday, October 1st, 2011.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Linda Audrey Christina Preston
February 8, 1933 - March 6, 2008

Linda Audrey Christine Preston was born on February 8, 1933 and passed away on March 6, 2008 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House. Linda will be deeply missed by her sons, Ross (Maureen), Don, Glen (Rhianon), Wayne (Lynn), and nine grandchildren.

Linda was predeceased by her husband Ray Preston.

The family would like to thank Dr. R.C. McLaren the staff at that Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital, Overlander Residential Care and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House for their dedicated and professional service.

A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 14, 2008 at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel

In lieu of flowers a donations in the memory of Linda may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Cancer Services, 311 Columbia Street Kamloops BC, V2C 2T1

Kamloops Funeral Home

Roy Salter
Born In: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Born: December 24th, 1932
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: October 30th, 2011

Roy passed away in hospice during the early morning of October 30, 2011 at the age of 78 years.
He was the loving husband to Yvonne to whom he was married for 56 years. They have four sons, Kenneth (Susan); Ted (Annie); Patrick (Lisa); Gordon (Karen) and one daughter Jackie (Gordon) along with 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Roy was born in Vancouver, B.C., the oldest son of two children born to Theodore and Gladys Salter.
Roy worked for B.C. Telephone Company for 34 years in various locations including Vancouver, Prince George and Victoria retiring as a supervisor in Prince George in 1989.
Roy was an ardent fly fisherman, tying his own flies and teaching his four sons and his wife to love fly fishing as he did. He loved going to the Queen Charlotte Islands to fish for coho, steelhead and pinks and spent many fall seasons there. He loved the fishing lakes in the Kamloops area and decided to retire here for that reason.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Roy dedicated himself to years of service in the church, holding many key positions and loved serving the Lord. He was a caring and loving leader, teacher and friend to many.
A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2165 Parkcrest Avenue in Kamloops, on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery with a luncheon reception afterwards at the church, where we can celebrate Roy's life together as family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Kamloops Hospice Association would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

GARDINER, James Bruce
March 31, 1938 – November 7, 2011

Bruce passed away on November 7, 2011 at the age of 73 after a short battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife and best friend Anne, stepson Brent (Dajana) Ross, sister Diane McCarthy, nephew Lando (Jen) McCarthy, niece Lesley (Ryan) Spencer, great nephews Seth Spencer and Linden McCarthy, sister-in-law Barbara Gardiner and his two cats Jed & Shelly.

He was predeceased by his father Harry Gardiner, mother Kathleen Merrick and brother Bryon Gardiner.

Bruce served in the Royal Canadian Airforce and then spent most of his career in the hospitality industry.

He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking around the hills and getting wood. He had a special passion for the mountains and spent many hours fishing at the Shuswap with his buddy Don.

Special thanks to the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Center and Dr. Yanko who is without doubt a remarkable, caring doctor. A big “THANK YOU” to family and friends whose support was invaluable during this difficult time.

There will be no service, by request.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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