Dean Jordan Seaman
SEAMAN - Dean Jordan, it is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Dean, at age 41 in Foothills Hospital, Calgary, October 2, 2002.
Dean was born January 31, 1961 in Quesnel, BC. He enjoyed hockey, boating motorcycling, camping and the many happy hours he spent with his "Girls" at Christina Lake. Dean was a devoted father, cherished son, grandson, brother and uncle.
Left to mourn Dean with great sorrow are his daughters, Alyssa and Kristen; his mother, Yvonne; sister, Dana; brother, Warren (Chris); nephews, Austin and Colton; grandmothers, Lauretta Wiley and Sylvia Wiley; many relatives and many dear friends far too numerous to mention; and, of course, best friend of all, his dog Yeller. Dean is predeceased by his father, Bob Seaman; grandfathers, Raymond Wiley, Harold Wiley and Vern Seaman, and Uncle Vern (Snook) Seaman.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Dean's too short of life will be held at the Trail Legion Hall on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Kent Israel presiding. Cremation has taken place. Should friends desire, donations may be made to a trust fund set up by Dean's co-workers at the Trail Regional Hospital, for his daughters, Alyssa and Kristen, at Kootenay Savings Credit Union, 1199 Cedar Avenue, Trail, BC, V1R 4B8, or the Canadian Diabetes Research Association, Box 1000, Fruitvale, BC, V0G 1L0. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is entrusted with the arrangements.
Else Klara Thoss
THOSS - Else Klara, passed away peacefully in White Rock, BC, on September 19, 2002, at the age of 88 years. She is predeceased by her husband, Helmut, and will be sadly missed by her loving family and many dear friends. Special thanks is given to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, for their special care during her stay at the hospital. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at Bethany Baptist Church, 22680 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC. Donations in Else's memory may be made to the Peace Arch Hospital, 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC, V4B 2R4.
Edward William Connaughton
CONNAUGHTON - Edward William, passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital, November 6th, 2002, with his family at his side. Born in Winnipeg, October 29th, 1920, moved to Burnaby in 1956, he leaves to mourn his loving wife of 58 years, Hazel; children, Robert (Brenda), Sprucegrove, Alta., Lynn Dwan (Patrick), Burnaby, William (Donna), Vancouver, David, Red Deer, Alta., Kathy Kelm (Dave), Abbotsford. Also saddened by his passing are eighteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and his siblings Violet, Kansas City, Robert, Grand Prairie, Loraine, Kansas City, Patricia, Toronto, and Louise, Mojave. He was a kind and gentle man, a loving husband and father whose honesty and integrity were never compromised. Memorial services by Personal Alternative Funeral Services at St. Francis Desales Catholic Church, 6610 Balmoral Street, Burnaby at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 9th, 2002. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Ed's favourite charity, Save-A-Family Plan (www.safp.org) or charity of your choice.
Kathleen (Kit) Fowler
FOWLER - Kathleen (Kit), passed away on November 23, 2002 at Mater Misericordiae Health Care Facility, in Rossland, at the age of 88 years. Kit was born in Lindfield Sussex, England on June 15, 1914.
During the war years, she worked as a nurse at Friern Hospital in London, England. She met and married her husband, Bill, on December 20, 1945 and came to Canada as a war bride in August of 1946.
She was a loving mum and will missed greatly by her daughter, Diane, son-in-law, Bob and step-grandchildren, David and Shonna; niece, Barb (Larry) and children, Doug, David and Deb; niece, Lynda (Danny) and children, Jamie, Cory and Shawna and by sister-in-law, Ivy Fowler and nieces and nephews in Canada and England. She is predeceased by her husband, William (Bill) E. Fowler, on August 12, 1969 and her parents, Lily and Friday and brother, Bill.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 1:00 PM, at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Trail, with Reverend Julia Craig Officiating. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, PO Box 1000, Fruitvale, BC, V0G-1L0, or Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R-4M1. Gary Croft of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is in care of arrangements.
William (Bill) Robert Gallamore
GALLAMORE - William (Bill) Robert , born, June 13, 1938 in Trail, passed away suddenly at his residence on Thursday, November 7, 2002.
Bill was employed by Cominco as a Lead Burner, retiring in 1997. He was an avid sports enthusiast, enjoying hockey, golf and fishing, as well as being blessed by having so many close friends and family members
Survived by his children, Rob (Donna) and their children, Whitney and Stephanie of Agassiz, Neale (Rich) of Vancouver, and Derek (Lynae) of Delta; siblings, Al (Eileen) and Sid (Margie) both of Trail, and Sheila of Vernon; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins
Friends are invited to Celebrate Bill's Life at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Branch #47, 2141 Columbia Avenue, Trail, on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 3:00 pm
Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is in care of the arrangements.
Joyce (Christina) Armstrong
On December 4, 2002, Joyce (Christina) Armstrong, of Chase, BC, passed away at the age of 71 years. She leaves behind to cherish her memory: her loving husband, Ian; children, Barb (Gordon) Button, Brian (Lee), Terry (Chris) Archambault, and Jeff (Sharon); grandchildren, Sarah and Chris Button, Joel and Mitchell Archambault, and Jordan Armstrong; sisters, Audrey (John) Walker, Verna (Gordon) Cavanaugh, Blanche (Pat) Harken, Donalda (Bill) Colquhoun, and brother, Barry (Faith). She is predeceased by her parents, Edward and Mildred McDonald.
Joyce was born on June 21, 1931, in Handsworth, Saskatchewan. Joyce and Ian were married on October 9, 1950. They farmed in the Aylsham area until 1990. After retirement, they spent their time between Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan, and Mesa, Arizona. They moved to Chase, BC in 1999. Joyce was happiest on the golf course, playing cards and when spending time with her "Grandies".
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. We are very thankful that she suffered for only a short time.
A Memorial Service will be held on December 10, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., In the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Evelyn May (Martin) Collie
COLLIE - Evelyn May (Martin), passed peacefully into the Presence of her Lord and Saviour on November 21, 2002, in Rosewood Manor, Langley, B.C. She was born March 22, 1915 to Walter David and Anniebell (McQuiggan) Martin in Radville, Saskatchewan. Evelyn married Stanley Harold Collie on March 15, 1933 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, where they resided until 1940. At that time they responded to the call of God on their lives and moved north to Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. Stan and Evelyn were instrumental in founding the Northern Canada Evangelical Mission, with the purpose of reaching the people of Northern Canada with the good news of God's Love. They remained actively involved with the mission for the next 50 years. Evelyn cared for their 11 children and was a hostess for many missionaries as they passed through their home. She was always able to provide food and shelter for any that came to her door. Stan and Evelyn resided in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, The Pas, Manitoba and retired in 1966 to Chilliwack, B.C. In 1994, they moved to reside with their daughter, Phyllis, and her family in Langley, B.C. until 1996, when she moved to Jackman Manor, Aldergrove B.C., and then to Rosewood Manor in Langley, B.C. Evelyn is survived by her brother, Jim Martin and sister, Ruby Barry, and her six sons and five daughters: Gerri (Jim) McAmmond, Bill (Audrey), Lorne (Helen), Alan (Pat), Wilna (Heie) Dehls, Ken (Laverne) Bethel, Bob (Jackie), Audrey (Ivan) Young, Phyllis (Ken) Heppner, Lyle (Cathy); 42 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren , and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Evelyn is predeceased by her husband, Stan; her 4 brothers (Bill, Andy, Bud and Bob); 3 grandsons; 1 granddaughter and 1 great-grandson. Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at Chilliwack Alliance Church, with Reverend Roy Taylor presiding.
March 14, 1924 - October 28, 2002
Dad passed away suddenly at Vinsula, BC. He is predeceased by his parents Abraham and Mary, his wife Margaret and his son Dwayne, also his brothers Frank, John, Paul, Andrew and Steve, his sisters Mary, Lena and Sadie.
He is survived by his sons, Wayne (Shelley), Jerry, and his daughter Mary Anne (Don). Also survived by his brothers Sam, Harry and Jim, and sisters Lydia, Annie, his twin Phyllis and Eva (Ed). Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, friends and special friend Jim Hankins.
A veteran of WW11, he was a gifted master mechanic and welder, working in logging and construction from the early years in Vavenby, to major projects all over BC and Alberta. There wasn't anything Dad couldn't build or repair.
A Viewing will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 12:30 p.m. at Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC, with a Graveside Service at Pleasant Street Cemetery on 8th Avenue, Kamloops, BC, At 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice in Dad's name.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
God Bless Dad
Till we meet again.
HIKEL - Herta, born November 15, 1922, in Rostrup, Germany, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at her residence in Fruitvale, on Friday, November 8, 2002.
She is survived by her loving husband Hermann; her son, Rolf (Edna) and her daughter, Ingrid (Chris) and their children: Sean, Ian, Coral and Clifford. Her son Manfred predeceased her in October of 1958.
Friends are invited to the family's home (1548 Columbia Gardens Road, Fruitvale) on Wednesday, November 13, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for a time of sharing.
Donations to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation "Trail Unit", c/o #201-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2E6. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is entrusted with the arrangements.
Leslie Owen Hoffman
August 29, 1911 - November 13, 2002
HOFFMAN - Leslie Owen, passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. He was 91 years old.
Leslie lived a full life and spent much of his time outdoors or driving truck and was never known to turn down the opportunity for a fishing trip. He was a man who enjoyed working with wood, whether driving a logging truck, running his own sawmill or pursuing his favorite hobby - making wood furniture, even if it cost him the odd fingertip. Many family members have keepsakes that were made by Leslie in his workshop. Leslie was also a family man who remained faithful to his personal convictions until the day of his death. Leslie Hoffman was born on August 29, 1911 in Tuffnell, Saskatchewan to Alex and Ella Hoffman and grew up in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. On December 13, 1932 Leslie married Blanche Pickerell and together they raised four sons. Leslie and Blanche moved from Saskatchewan to British Columbia in 1937. Their marriage lasted 56 years until the untimely death of Blanche in 1988. For Leslie, Blanche remained the love of his life and he died the same day she did fourteen years later. Together they faced life's challenges and rewards. They witnessed all their sons' marriages and experienced the joy of being grandparents. They also jointly faced the loss of their eldest son, Gordon in 1958. Leslie was predeceased by three of his younger siblings, Lawrence, Stanley, and Cecil.
Left to cherish memories of Leslie are his three sons, Allan (Margaret), Ray (Dorothy), Neil (Margaret), and daughter-in-law Lil (Paul). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Leonard, Peggy, Kathy, & Lori-Jane; Barbara, Clayton, Pamela, & Colin; Jo-ann & Debbie; Paula, Shauna & Todd. As well he leaves 20 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Leslie is also survived by his remaining siblings, Ross, Lloyd, Clara, Ruth, Evelyn and Rosella.
Leslie was truly the patriarch of his family and will be remembered fondly and with a smile. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 23, 2002 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1985 Curlew Road. Gary Butterfield will conduct the memorial of the life of Leslie Owen Hoffman, known to most, simply as "Grandpa".
Lloyd Evan Iverson
"A Good Man"
IVERSON - Lloyd Evan, left us on November 26, 2002, at the good old age of 87. He leaves to cherish his memory his brother, Bjorn (Leah); sister, Lorna; his faithful companion, Helby; numerous nieces and nephews, their families and many friends
Born in Dinant, Alberta, April 5, 1912, Lloyd was the sixth of seven children born to Marie and Iver Iverson. He lived, worked, and exulted in life in BC with Oliver, Grand Forks, and latterly Kamloops being his principal places of residence. His occupations encompassed logging and mining but he was also an adventurer, outdoorsman and fiddler extraordinaire. Perhaps his greatest joy came from introducing children to hiking and camping in the great outdoors.
Lloyd never lost his zest for life even after his legs surrendered to old age. Nor did his passion diminish in trying to keep politicians on their toes. His heart was as big as all the outdoors and he was always there for anyone or any worthy cause, no matter how big or small.
Lloyd was a man who loved deeply and was loved greatly by family and his many friends. His passing leaves a void in our lives.
A celebration of Lloyd's life will be held at 2:00 P.M., November 30, 2002, in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, #8 - 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC.
Interment will take place on December 7, 2002, at 11:30 A.M., in the Oliver Cemetery with a get together to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A or the charity of choice.