Beatrice Lavina Lecompte
December 27, 1923 - May 3, 2008
Beatrice Lecompte of Kamloops/Merritt, BC passed away in her sleep at Pine Grove Seniors Centre. She is survived by her children; Julie Guinn (Dennis), David Lecompte (Margaret) and Brian Lecompte (Donna). Beatrice was cherished by her 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
She will be sadly missed by her sisters, May Lawson (Bill), Grace Faulk, Gloria Marx (Gordon), and her brother Roy Willett (Kathleen).
A Celebration of Beatrice’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 12, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating.
If friends wish, donations in Bea’s memory may be made to the C.N.I.B. 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC V2C 2B3.
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Frank Andrew Krehel (aka ‘Baldy’ or ‘Odds’)
July 25, 1933 - May 11, 2008
Husband, father, grandfather.
Good neighbour, farmer, train man & professional BS'er
Born July 25, 1933, Frank left us peacefully this Sunday, May 11, 2008 at home with family, in his 75th year.
He is pre-deceased by his mother Barbara, father Imrich, sister Mary Stewart and brother-in-law Henry Stankiewicz.
Frank is survived by his loving family: wife Anne, son Mark (Julie) Krehel and daughters Jeanette Krehel and Teresa (Barend) Donker. Four beautiful grand-daughters: Kayla, Emily, Sarah and Amanda. His brother Joe (Elayne) Krehel, sister Anne Hudson, sister Pauline (Bill) Fleming, favourite sister Lynn (Bill) McPherson, his life-long friend and sister-in-law Helen Saemerow, sister-in-law Barb Stankiewicz and nephews Stew (Val) Stankiewicz and Dave (Laura) Stankiewicz & families.
Frank was born in the family home on MacKenzie Avenue in North Kamloops, BC.
He made life-long friends with neigbouring families. As a youngster, he participated in fun at the MacArthur Park slough by swimming in the summer and playing ice hockey in the winter. He excelled at hockey in the junior league and was a natural athlete.
He began working at Central Dairy, then Frolek Sawmills and R. Marini & Sons, contractors before settling into work with the CNR.
Frank met and married Anne in 1959 and raised his family on the North Shore.
Frank worked for the CNR for 33 years as a train man, which meant being called at any hour of the day or night - no trip was ever the same as the last one and each trip brought home a new adventure to share.
He loved to look after his garden, of which he happily shared his abundant produce with family, friends and neighbours. His granddaughters encouraged him to enter his produce into the Armstrong I.P.E. Fair and he won many prizes for his tomatoes, corn, zucchini and sauerkraut. After retiring, Frank and Anne took to traveling: exploring the BC coast, Manitoba & Ontario and especially enjoying the maritime provinces. Frank truly enjoyed the annual family get-together at Silver Star mountain, remarking each year: “Who’s going to eat all this food?” and “Where did all this snow come from?”
Frank was an avid fan of the NHL. He also loved to talk, watch and play the stock market and could barbeque the best steak. He was a sensitive and kind man. We will cherish many fond memories of him.
In memory of Frank, please plant a favourite vegetable in your garden: stand back and watch it grow and if it happens to be zucchini – good luck in giving it away....
Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 15, 2008 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, May 16, 2008 in Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, with Reverend Father Peter Nguyen, Celebrant.
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Lorraine Katherine Senger
August 19, 1932 - May 18, 2008
Lorraine Katherine Senger of Kamloops passed away on May 18, 2008 at 75 years of age.
She is survived by her loving husband Paul; children Monica Pigeon (Doug) of Fort McMurray AB, Stanley Degenhardt (Julie) of Peerless SK, Austin Degenhardt (Gail) of Saskatoon SK, Adele Buhay (Brian) of Chilliwack BC, Joyce Hill (Don) of Goodsoil SK, Marissa Degenhardt (Frank) of Vancouver BC, and Mark Degenhardt (Sarah) of Kamloops BC; step children Brian Senger (Nan) of Allen SK and Ronald Senger (Dana) of Calgary AB; grandchildren Fridolf Nelson (Yvette), Fabian Nelson (Jena), Justin Nelson (Tammy), Sabrina Nelson (Cabral), Dallas Degenhardt, Tyson Degenhardt, Brennan Degenhardt, Nathan Buhay, Devon Hill (Rebecca), Matthew Hill (Brandy), Courtney Korosi, Rylan Degenhardt, Marcus Degenhardt, Scott Senger, Paul Senger, Joel Senger, and Megan Senger; great grandchildren Candice Nelson, Rachel Nelson, Chelsie Nelson, Eric Campbell, Tianna Campbell, Abigail Buhay, Brittiania Nelson, Aleshia Nelson, Alyssa Licklar, Breanna Licklar, and Jessica Nelson; sister Gwendolyn Horsfield of Australia and brother Adrian Gessner (Sylvia) of Edmonton AB.
Predeceased by her brothers Larry, Leslie, Arnold, and Gustav Gessner; sister Margaret Gessner; and granddaughter Rachel Nelson.
Lorraine originated from Torquay, Saskatchewan and lived as a young wife in the Alberta oil fields. Later she immigrated to Northern Saskatchewan to farm the family homestead and raise seven children. British Columbia became her home in later years as she was a long time employee of the Tranquille Mental Health Institution in the 70’s. She lived an interesting life and wore the hats of mother, nurse, realtor, and business owner. Lorraine was a true survivor, an accomplished artist, writer, seamstress, gardener, and dabbled in many craft type projects. In her 60s, she and her husband Paul were logging on their acreage while running a concession business. In her 70s she worked as a food demonstrator and operated a kennel. A unique woman, Lorraine was ahead of her time as she advocated feminism long before it was in style. She sang in the German Choir, was a member of the senior’s Lawn Bowling and Floor Curling Club. She also volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul cooking meals for the hungry.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Special thanks to the nursing staff at the Kamloops and Kelowna Hospitals.
Memorial donations in Lorraine’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 111-450 Lansdowne, Kamloops BC V2C 1Y3.
Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 22, 2008 in Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, with Reverend Father Peter Hoan Nguyen, Celebrant.
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July 7, 1925 - May 20, 2008
The family of Flora McKenzie regret to announce her passing on May 20th, 2008 in Kamloops BC.
Mum is survived by her five sons and their families; Charles (Melanie), John (Jean), George (Rose Marie), David and Alan. She also leaves to cherish her memory numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mum was born Flora Britton in Glasgow Scotland on July 07, 1925. Mum and her sibling’s were brought up in the British orphanage system. She emigrated to Canada in the early fifties, began working in Vancouver and started corresponding with Roderick McKenzie. In February 1954, Flora became Roderick’s loving bride, moving to Prince George and they lived there for a number of years before eventually coming to Kamloops. Mum was known to be feisty and stubborn as at times she would fight through adversity and continue going forward so she could be there for her “Boys.”
Mum is now at rest and together with her husband of 50 years.
The family would like to express their gratitude and special thanks to Flora’s best friend, Anne Tjader, for her love, care, compassion and friendship that she shared with our mother.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.
Donations in Mum’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3. Flowers graciously declined.
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GORDON HARRY INSKIP
July 11, 1949 - May 17, 2008
It is with great sadness that we share that Gordon has passed away suddenly at R.I.H. at the young age of 58.
Gordon was born in Kamloops, finished schooling in Falkland and Salmon Arm and lived in Prince George where he met his wife and moved back to Kamloops. He was well known and admired for his involvement in the community. He was proud to be a part of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association, locally and provincially for many years. Gordon was employed by the Weyerhauser Canada/Domtar Pulp Mill for 31 years and was on the Emergency Response and First Aid Team for the mill. He was a Sun Guide at Sun Peaks and an avid skier and snowboarder. He loved the outdoors – taking part in the cattle drive, fishing, hiking, camping, motorcycling on his Harley and golfing. Gordon was a man of many talents, gifted with the ability of auto-body building.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cathy (nee Vink). Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Carrie, and sons, Ken and Micheal. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Kathy Hill, Prince George; brothers, Alan Inskip (Carol) and Bruce Inskip (Gerry), both of Salmon Arm; his aunt, Anne Moutray; his father-in-law, Cor Vink; in-laws, Mary Anne Cook (Howard), Helen Vink (Gary), John Eve, Brenda Herbert (Rod), Brian Vink (Lianne), all of Ontario; and many nieces and nephews.
Gordon was predeceased by his mother, Una Haller; brother-in-law, Jim Hill; mother-in-law, Betty Vink; brother-in-law, Tom Vink; sister-in-law, Margaret Eve; and nephew, Greg Cook.
A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way.
Donations may be made in Gordon’s name to the Kamloops Big Brothers & Sisters, 821 Seymour St., Kamloops BC V2C 2H6, or the Kamloops Brain Injury Association, 408 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2A7. Flowers gratefully declined.
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Edwin Ronald Jones
February 27, 1923 - May 22, 2008
Edwin Jones was born in Montreal, Quebec on February 27, 1923. He was the eldest of two sons. As a baby he was dedicated to serve the Lord so it wasn’t surprising that during his high school he became active in an Inter School Christian Fellowship group. This group had a major influence in the direction of his life. Following high school, Edwin spent a year at Toronto Bible College before joining the Air Force in 1943. He was posted first to Edmonton where his church involvement led to meeting Mae Wescott who later became his wife. He also made some other major life decisions – choosing to attend Wheaton College and join the Sudan Interior Mission.
Edwin and Mae, with their only son, Ray, sailed for Africa in March, 1950. They spent three 5 year terms in Ethiopia broken up by a year of furlough in Canada between terms. When Ethiopia closed to missionary work, Edwin and Mae moved to Ghana for their final term. During his years in Ethiopia and Ghana, Edwin filled a variety of roles, his favourite being Bible Teaching. In 1984, SIM Canada gave Edwin an appointment as Travel Coordinator in their Toronto office. In 1990, following retirement, Edwin and Mae moved to Kamloops to be close to their son, Ray, his wife Josie and their granddaughters, Rebecca and Rachael.
Six years of good health offered Edwin the opportunity to do a variety of volunteer work and extensive travel. Since trains were one of Edwin’s passions, he especially enjoyed his volunteer work driving the train for the Kamloops Wildlife Park. And for two consecutive years, he and Mae spent a month of unlimited travel on Amtrak, the U.S. passenger rail network.
Even after he was diagnosed with cancer, Edwin maintained his independence and remained active in his church until he could no longer walk without support. Many times Edwin expressed deep appreciation for the faithful support of his church family. He also valued the care that Dr. Krueger and Dr. Just gave him as well as the staff of 3 West, when he needed hospitalization, and the Home Support workers who looked after him when he was able to be at home and Hospice House staff who cared for him during his stay there.
Edwin went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2008. A Memorial Service will be held at the Free Methodist Centennial Chapel, 975 Windbreak on May 27 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SIM Canada in memory of Edwin