SCHMIDT - Mary Magdalena passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus at Stillwaters Private Hospital on Thursday, April 08, 2004 at the age of 90. Mary was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 14, 1913. She came to Canada from the U.S.A. with her parents in December of 1913 when she was one month old. She was raised on a farm south of Handel, Saskatchewan and attended school at Gettysburg and Leipzig. Later she went on to Saskatoon and attended sewing school and became an accomplished seamstress. She married Carl W. Schmidt on October 13, 1941 in Handel, Sask. The newly wed couple then lived in Hershel, Sask., where Carl was in the hotel business with his father. Moving to the Okanagan in 1943 to Kelowna, Carl and Mary worked in the fruit industry -Mary at the Kelowna Growers Exchange packing house. Mary was a life member of the Catholic Women's League of Canada. Mary's husband was the past Grand Knight of the Kelowna Knights of Columbus, Father Pandosy council #2558 in 1949. In 1953, the opportunity came to work in Oliver, BC. Carl worked in the hardware business with Joe's Hardware and Electric and later Marshall-Wells while Mary was employed in the Haynes cooperative packing house and did sewing and alterations on the side. Besides gardening, Mary loved to play cards and formed many strong relationships in the Oliver community before returning in 1998 to Kelowna to be near her family. Predeceased by her husband Carl in 1977; brothers: John, Fritz, George, Frank and Anthony and sister Frances. Survived by; two sons: Allan Schmidt (Ulrike) of Ottawa, ON, Tom Schmidt (Christine) of Kelowna, BC, daughter Marianne Ingraham (Douglas) of Kelowna; grandchildren: Derek (Liza), Sonja, Diane, Denise, Kevin, Emily (Neal), Jessie, Derek and great grandchildren: Roman, Kailey, and Austin. Mary is also survived by her brothers: Bernard, Carl, and Paul and her sisters Margaret and Frieda; and many nieces and nephews and close friends. Prayers will be recited on Monday, April 12th at 6:00 pm at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 13th at 1:00 pm at St. Charles Garnier Parish with Father Wayne Pfliger as Celebrant. Interment to take place in the Oliver Cemetery, Oliver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna Catholic Independent School Council, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5X4. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.
CURTAIN - Doreen Jean (Nee Apps). A Memorial Service for Doreen who passed away in Penticton, B.C. on November 10, 2003, will be held at the RCMP Chapel, RCMP Training Depot (proceed west on 11th Ave off of Lewvan Expressway to RCMP parking), July 10, 2004 at 11 am. Chaplin Fred Salerno will officiate. Born and raised in Regina, attended Benson Public School and Scott Collegiate. A well known Accordian Player and teacher. Doreen was employed at Dojacks Music Store and GMAC Regina until her marriage to Elmer Curtain, member of the RCMP.
Nieviadomy, Dori Luanne,
Fort St. John, B.C.
NIEVIADOMY — Dori Luanne, age 30, passed away suddenly at Fort St. John, BC on August 14th, 2004. A private funeral was held in her memory in Saskatoon.
FRANKO, William (Bill),
White Rock, BC
FRANKO - William (Bill), passed away suddenly on October 13, 2002, at the age of 77. Bill will be missed by a large, loving family and many friends across Western Canada. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Theresa (nee Mahlberg); his five sons, Richard (Karen), Wayne (Selma), Lyle (Lynn), Doug (Joanne) and Kelly (Akiko); his grandchildren, Chris (Nicola), Andy, Sarah, Caitlin, Janessa, Roxanne, Jade and great-grandson, Averie; his sisters, Sophie Soubolsky and Ann Chyz (Mel); his brothers, Steve (Lillian) and Eugene (Shirley); Uncle Bill (Laura); Aunt Mary and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by parents, Nick and Mary, and his brother, Joe (Peggy). Bill was born on April 6, 1925 in Theodore, Saskatchewan and was raised on the family farm near Watson, which he eventually took over. In 1961, Bill and Theresa moved to Wadena, where he worked for the Department of Agriculture. After a transfer to Regina in 1971, Bill continued to work for the Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1984. Bill and Theresa made their first retirement home at Fishing Lake in 1985, then relocated to White Rock, BC, in 1999. Throughout the years, Bill maintained an interest in the family farm - his love of the land was lifelong. In Bill's memory, friends and family are invited to make a donation to the UK Greek Orthodox Cemetery Fund, ICO Mr. T. Nykiforuk, Watson, SK, S0K 4V0, or to the charity of your choice. We will all miss Bill as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and good friend. Personal Alternative Funeral Services (604) 596-2215
MCPHERSON, GEORGE ARTHUR - Born February 13, 1915 in Rouleau, Sask. Died January 24, 2004 in Richmond, B.C. Predeceased by his wife, Isabel (January 24, 1993) his sisters, Beth and Ruth; his brothers Dick and Walter. Survived by his sister, Joyce Ellis (Surrey, B.C.); his son Jerry (Diane) of Salmon Arm, B.C., grandchildren Trevor, Shannon (Solo), & Ryan, great grandchildren Perry, Tyson, and Esita; his son Ted (Regina, Saskatchewan); his special niece and nephew, Mary and Gordon McCulligh (Richmond, B.C.) his long time friend, Pete Murray, and many nieces, nephews, and friends throughout western Canada. George worked as a carpenter throughout his life. He loved to fish, tell stories, paint in oil, and watch westerns. He and his dry humour will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service was held in Burnaby, B.C., Friday, January 30, 2004. Cremation services provided by Personal Alternative Services.
Gelhorn, Esther Helen,
GELHORN - Esther Helen, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully at the Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday, May 30, 2004 at the age of 85 years. She will be missed by her five children and their families, Janet Geggie (Kevin, Rodney and Jennifer) of Calgary, Dianne Armstrong and Bob Douglas (Valerie and Dan Mackey) of Surrey, Rod and Ellie Gelhorn (Kari and Pat Stewart, Blair and Kathleen, Steven) of Port Coquitlam, Gordon and Susan Gelhorn (Brieanne, Danielle and Alex) of Langley, and Denise and Ray Lindroos (Katrina and Sonja) of Burnaby, several greatgrandchildren, as well as her sister Hattie Zarek of Sidney, B.C., and brothers and sisters-in-laws. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Harry in 1991, son-in-law Peter Geggie in 1999, and sister Eleanor Hollerbaum in 2002, great-grand daughter Emily Stewart on May 27, 2004. Esther was born on March 8, 1919 in Southey, SK. She and Harry moved to Burnaby in 1944. She led an active and vibrant life in the City of Burnaby. The funeral service, and celebration of her life, will be held on Saturday, June 5th at 2:30 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Royal Oak Ave. at Canada Way, Burnaby, BC. with Rev. Dennis Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of choice or the Alzheimer's Society of B.C., 300-828 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1E2 would be most appreciated. Forest Lawn Funeral Home (604)299-7720
EVANS - WALTER LEONARD EVANS of Victoria passed away in his home surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, October 30, 2006 after a long, valiant fight with prostate cancer. Born in Saskatoon, Sk. on January 28, 1924. Predeceased by his mother Laura Evans, father Leonard Evans & brother Gerry Evans. Leaves to mourn his loving, devoted wife and soulmate of 61 years Vivian (Usher), daughters Gail Nash (David) of Sooke, B.C. Robin Evans of Victoria, granddaughter Christina Nash of Sooke, B.C. & grandson Robert Nash (Sandra) of Regina, Sk., great grandsons Matthew & Shawn of Regina. Served in the RCNVR from 1943-1945 with the British Fleet Mail in New York City. Walt & Vivian were married there May 5, 1945 just before VE Day. After discharge, he worked for Commercial Printers in Regina and gave many years of service to the Regina Gyro Club, becoming the youngest President of the Club. He enjoyed being with his family at the cottage at Katepwa Beach and taking summer camping trips. Walt & Vivian moved to Victoria in 1979 where he became very involved with the Oak Bay Kiwanis Club. For more than 17 years, he volunteered at the Kiwanis Tea Room at Willows Beach where he enjoyed meeting people & watching children play on the beach. Other activities he enjoyed were Operation Trackshoes & helping entertain residents of Kiwanis Rose Manor. As a member of the Pro Pat/Trafalgar Legion, he sold poppies for many years at the Eaton Centre as well as manning the Salvation Army Christmas kettles. Walt always remained a loyal Sask. Roughrider fan and was also a longtime supporter of the Naden Band, CFB Esquimalt. Being such a romantic, he arranged 55th and 60th Anniversary celebration trips, taking Vivian back to New York and the church where they were married. Walt & Vivian shared many holidays in Hawaii as well as cruises and touring in Europe and Asia. His love of family guided his life and ours. His love, generosity, energy and attention to detail instilled in us many values and standards that have helped to shape all of the lives he has touched. His sheltering embrace was always there for us and will remain alive in our hearts forever. He will be missed by longtime friends & relatives in B.C., Sask. & overseas. The family gratefully thanks Dr. David Meir, our friend as well as Doctor who makes house calls. We also thank the Palliative Response Team, Home Care Nursing, B.C. Cancer Agency, Oak Bay Kiwanis Club, James Bay United Church & all the other people who have helped our family through this past year. Memorial service to be held at James Bay United Church, Michigan & Menzies on Monday, Nov. 6th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in the Church basement. Funeral arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services 384-5512. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Victoria Hospice Society, 1410 Fort St., Victoria, B.C. V8S 5J2, or to James Bay United Church, 611 Michigan St., Victoria, B.C. V8V 1S1, or charity of choice.
BRADATSCH, RALPH CARL,
BRADATSCH, RALPH CARL - Taken suddenly on March 31, 2003. Born in Liberec, CZ. in 1935 and immigrated to Canada in 1957, settling in Regina, Sask. After spending 33 years in Regina where he built a reputation in architectural photography, Ralph moved to Vancouver Island in 1990 where he semi-retired. Survived by his loving wife Linda, son Ralph (a.k.a. Grey) and daughter-in-law Connie. Stepsons Scott (Heather) Bertram, Mike (Laurie) Bertram, granddaughters Brianne and Callie Bertram. Our heartfelt thanks to Drs. Watson and Spence, and the staff of the ICU at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan B.C. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, April 27th in Regina. Time and place to be announced in the memoriam section of this paper on Saturday, April 19th.