August 8, 1914 - February 7, 2012
Etsu Omatsu, born August 8, 1914 in Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully at the Royal Inland Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
Etsu was predeceased by her husband, Torazo, on August 2, 2009 and her parents Sanjiro and Ito, brothers Ichizo and Gunzo, and sisters Hatsuye and Hisae.
Etsu was much-loved and will be missed by her numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews.
The Omatsu and the Kobayashi families would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors on 3 West and 5 North at Royal Inland Hospital for all their care, support and love. Deep and lasting gratitude to Dr. Alice Huang for her kindness and personal care of Etsu.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 15 at the Kamloops Buddhist Temple, 361 Poplar Street.
No flowers by request. Please make any form of koden or donations to the Kamloops Buddhist Temple, 361 Poplar St., Kamloops BC, V2B 4B9 or to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation (a new intensive care unit), 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1.
BRUCE FREDERICK HAMILTON
June 27, 1944 - February 8, 2012
The families of Bruce are saddened with his passing, but know that he is finally pain free.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents Tom and Muriel Hamilton, brother Brian and second wife Millie.
He is remembered by his children Doug Hamilton (Janine), Shane Andrews, and Joanne Eberle (David), his grandchildren Jennifer, Katie, Orla, and Katie, great grandson Carter, and first wife Margaret Andrews.
Bruce shall be missed by sister Gail McCutcheon (Bob), nieces Carey Adams (Mike) and Sheri Basedo (Kristen), great niece Ryley and nephews Mason and Sanjay.
Millie's children shall also miss Grandpa Bruce: Linda Dinicolo, Anna Swanson ( Doug), Simone McDonald, Sandra Moore (Phil), Michelle Cure, and Allan Cure (Patti); grandchildren Stephanie, BJ, Jen, Bryan, Doug, Brad, Aaron, Christopher, JJ, Erikka, Crystal and Vanessa; and great grandchildren Chloe, Olivia, and Blaise.
His long time companion Sue Wilson, along with her family, will find an empty spot in their lives. Marcia Wilson (Klaus Mey), Rob and Rachel Wilson, and grandchildren Alex, Kate, Jacob, Charlie and Nate.
Bruce was a long time employee of Finning Canada as a heavy duty mechanic, and upon retirement took up wood-working. No project was too hard to tackle- from a doll highchair to a dining room buffet- all made with perfection and love.
For the walkers of Riverside and Pioneer Parks- you shall miss his wonderful smile and determination walking five days a week, rain or shine, wind or snow. The park staff shall also miss checking their watches- same place, same time each day.
As a long time Kamloops Blazers Fan, Bruce was able to listen to the Kamloops vs Tri Cities Game on the 8th and this made his last few hours so much more enjoyable. Thanks guys for doing so well this year.
The families would like to thank Dr. Paul Farrell and Dr. James Baughan for the wonderful care they gave Bruce. For this the families shall always be grateful.
Many thanks for all your kind thoughts these past months. Remember Bruce's quirky smile.
A Celebration of Life shall be held at 2 pm, Friday, February 17th 2012, Chapters Viewpoint, Lower Floor, 610 West Columbia Street Kamloops.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in honour of Bruce.
March 30, 1928 - February 10, 2012
Joyce Bloomfield was born on March 30, 1928 and passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 10, 2012.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Homer Bloomfield and three sons Harold (Beth), Doug (Brenda) and Russell (Pat) Bloomfield; six grandchildren, Reesa, Lisa, Michael, Joy, Karla, and Nicky, and five great grandchildren, Raiden, Ashton, Owen, Abby and Henry. She also leaves behind two sisters, Iris Borisenko of Nanaimo and Doreen Lee of Kanata, Ontario.
Joyce was born on a farm in South East Saskatchewan near Stockholm. When still a small child, the family moved to Calgary, Alberta. In 1945 she met the love of her life, Homer, who was stationed in Calgary with the R.C.A.F. They were married in Calgary in 1947 after which Dad took Mom “home” to Summerland and lived there until 1951 when they decided to move to Kamloops.
Family was everything to Joyce and she was loved and respected by Homer and her sons. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and they were very special to her. She felt her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the ‘best in the world.’
Joyce was very active in her church over the years and loved to serve her Lord. One of her last comments before leaving us was that she “was ready to meet her Savior.”
She will be deeply missed by her husband, family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 18 at the Dallas Barnhartvale Baptist Church, 495 Todd Rd., with Pastor Bruce Christensen officiating.
Homer and Joyce have been members and actively involved with Gideon’s International, and Mom’s desire was that donations be made in her name to the Gideons International Bible Society.
Christopher Scott Cederfeldt
July 28, 1985 - February 16, 2012
On Thursday, February 16, 2012, God reached his hand out of the sky and picked my son up in his hands and took him home.
He will be missed beyond belief by family, friends and all that knew or met him. He leaves behind his fiancée Emma Chwilkowski, mother Tina Cederfeldt, father Darren Jules, brothers Curtis Cederfeldt and Chris Ducharme, grandparents Barb & Jack Goddyn, and Vivian Jules, aunt Jenny Birakowski, many relatives, extended family and friends.
Chris went to school and grew up in Kamloops. He lived in Surrey for four years and made a lot of friends. He was liked and loved by anyone who knew him. Chris was a hard worker who always did a great job and made all our family proud. Hadouken to everyone.
Rest in peace Sweetie, We love you
The Celebration of Life for Christopher will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 24 at the Kamloops Ukrainian Hall, 725 York Ave, Kamloops, BC.
A service will be held in White Rock at later date, details on facebook.
Donations in Christopher’s memory may be made to the Scotia Bank Account number 913300186023 a college fund for his brother.
January 28, 1922 - February 26, 2012
Albert Sangster (Al) Davidson passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in his 91st year. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jeanne. He will be sadly missed by his son, Jim of Kamloops, daughter, Jacqueline White (Graham) of Parksville, grandchildren Tracy Loewen and Matthew Loewen (Danielle) and three great grandchildren Reese, Spencer and Autumn.
Al was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 28, 1922. He and Jeanne were high school sweethearts and they were married in Saskatoon on May 6, 1944 while he was home on leave from the Royal Canadian Navy. Al served his country during World War II in the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Esquimalt.
After the war, Al and Jeanne moved to Vancouver and then to Chilliwack. In Chilliwack, he was very involved with the Masonic Lodge, serving as Worshipful Master, and with the Order of the Eastern Star, where he was Worthy Patron. In 1966 the family moved to Blue River where Al and Jeanne operated the Davidson Motelodge until 1971 when they moved to Kamloops. Al then began a career in real estate – both in sales and appraisals.
Al loved sports both on television and playing them. He was what you would call a sports fanatic, even watching the most obscure sports when his favourites weren’t on TV! He was an avid golfer and curler and played in seniors’ slow pitch, playing these sports as long as his health permitted.
No service at his request. Cremation and arrangements were handled by Kamloops Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2T1 or the charity of your choice.
January 20, 1917 - March 27, 2008
Raymond passed away peacefully at the Hamlets in Westsyde, a care facility, in Kamloops, BC on March 27, 2008
Raymond is survived by his loving granddaughter Dennise Stewart, grandson Dennis Forster, great grandchildren, Cody, Jennica and Alycia, one brother in law Doug (Polly) Renstrom of Cranbrook and one sister in law Lennie Renstrom of Victoria, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Isabell Johnson, daughter Darlene Forster, brothers Fritz and Bill Johnson, sister Astrid Rice and their respective spouses.
Raymond was born in Jaffray BC on January 20, 1917, and fourth child of Gust and Ida Johnson, He grew up in Jaffray. He met and married Isabell on August 16, 1942. Raymond and Isabell lived in Jaffray for 54 years and of 54 years; 51 years were spent living in the house that Raymond built himself. Raymond worked all of his life in the sawmill industry, and 37 of those years at the Galloway Lumber Mill in Galloway, BC. Raymond spent many hours in his garage/workshop “tinkering”. During retirement Raymond and Isabell enjoyed many bus tours throughout Canada and USA. Raymond and Isabell moved to Kamloops in 1996, enjoying time spent with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to extend special thanks to the caring staff at the Hamlets in Westsyde and the Shores Retirement Residence.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in memory of Raymond to the Canadian Cancer Society 111-450 Lansdowne Street Kamloops, BC V2C 2B2.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday April 4, 2008 at 11:00am in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel 285 Fortune Drive.
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Ralph Armand Doucette
May 19, 1930 - February 25, 2012
Ralph Armand Doucette of Kamloops BC passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 81 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Marie, children Kathy Robinson of Abbotsford BC, Darlene (Dave) McTavish of Elliot Lake, ON, Angela (Joe) Batalha of 108 Mile Ranch, BC, and Clifford (Claudette) Furrer of Kamloops BC; grandchildren Lezley, Ryan (Melissa), Jamie (Sammie), Billy, Jessica, Sarah (Ryan), Micah and Caleb; great grandchildren Cienna, Gaberiel and Brayden; brothers Fred and Joe, sister Louise, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Alcid, mother Lena, brothers Lionel “Leo” and Lucien “Luke”, sisters Dorales, Deanna and MaryJane, and his first wife, Joan.
Ralph was born in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver at the age of 13. At 15 he worked with the Deep Sea Merchant Marine where he travelled to many ports around the world. He also worked on Steamships up the coast to Alaska. In 1950 Ralph married Joan and together they had two daughters, Kathy and Darlene. During this time he began operating a Gradall. Ralph often commented, “You could do anything you wanted if you had an imagination.” He was also passionate about flying his airplane, a love that began at an early age. In 1989 Ralph met Marie and it was love at first touch. They shared many happy years fishing at many lakes around BC. Ralph also enjoyed travelling to Yuma, Arizona. And, always a highlight of his summer, was the time he spent at Christina Lake with his nieces and nephews.
Ralph will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Dong and Kamloops Hospice. Memorial donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9, if friends so desire.
The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Kamloops Evangelical Free Church, 1132 8th St., with Guy Doucette officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
September 25, 1918 - March 2, 2012
Johannes Ottens of Kamloops passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 2, 2012. He is survived by his brother Jan, daughter Liz, son Hans, daughter-in-law Ann, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He is predeceased by Elizabeth (Bep) his loving wife of 66 years, and his brothers Roel and Hank.
Joe, as he is known, along with Bep and their two children arrived in Canada from Holland in 1952 to establish a new life. Together they began and operated successfully NorKam Lock and Cycle until their retirement. With Bep, he enjoyed several years of travel abroad to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and immersed himself in music at their Valleyview home.
He will be profoundly missed by his numerous friends and neighbours. The family extends sincere thanks for their kindnesses that many of them extended to him. Special thanks are also extended to the staff at the Ridgeview Lodge for their compassionate and diligent care.
There will be no formal service at Joe's request, but donations in his memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9, in lieu of flowers.