DOYLE - Ellen, born June 12, 1916, in Kingston, Ontario, passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness, on December 27, 2002, in Trail.
Ellen was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #11, Elks and the Hospital Auxiliary. Following the death of her first husband, Ellen worked for Cominco from 1962 until her retirement in 1982, remaining active until her passing.
Predeceased by her first husband, Joe Wallace Pipes in 1961 and her second husband, Harold Doyle, Ellen is survived by her children: Brian (Joyce), David and Jamie (Ericka), and grandchildren, Nicole, Stephanie, Tara (Colin) Schellenberg and Ryan.
Reverend Meridyth Robertson will preside the Funeral Service on Thursday, January 2, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the Trail Legion Hall. The family would appreciate donations to the Trail SPCA, Box 404, Trail, BC, V1R 4L7, as an expression of sympathy. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is entrusted with the arrangements.
Ronald Andrew Carleton
CARLETON - Ronald Andrew, passed away peacefully in Abbotsford, B.C., January 5, 2003, aged 52 years, following a long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Gladys; daughters, Nicole, Emmy and Coralie; parents, Ralph and Mary; sister, Rose; brothers, Neil (Val) and Peter (Carol), and many other family members and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2003, at 4:00 PM, in Northview Community Church, 32040 Downes Road, Abbotsford. Interment in MacLure Road Cemetery, Abbotsford. Should friends desire, donations to Michael Horner's Ministry, c/o Campus Crusade for Christ, 20385-64 Avenue, Langley, BC, V2Y 1N5, appreciated.
Marion Violet Gauthier (Fowles)
July 15, 1916 - January 4, 2003
On January 4, 2003, Marion passed away at Royal Inland Hospital after a short illness, at the age of 86.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Donna McDonald (Richard), granddaughters, Erin, Heather and Megan and Nona Klontz (Gordon) and grandsons, Brad and Tyler Knox. She leaves behind a large extended family in the Kamloops area.
Marion is predeceased by her husband, Robert Gauthier, in 1968, her parents, Thomas and Mary Fowles and brothers, Jack, Slim (Cyril) and Bus (Frank) Fowles.
Marion was born and raised in Kamloops and shared many fond memories of growing up in the sunny interior of BC. She was especially fond of her excursions to explore the back roads and lakes in the Kamloops area. Her love and appreciation of nature and animals is a legacy her family will treasure. We know that mom would appreciate being remembered by taking time to enjoy nature's beauty and by showing kindness toward animals. Mom lived her life with a high level of integrity and honesty and we will be forever grateful for the strong values she modeled. Her hard working nature and her need for "order" and organization in her life will be difficult to emulate but mom we'll still be trying.
At Marion's request, she will be cremated and a private Family Memorial will be held in the summer when we can get together to visit one of her favorite outdoor spots with our dogs leading the way.
The family extends special thanks to the nurses on 7N and 6N for their compassion and caring. Thanks also to Pastor Harry Bicknell for being a comfort and making a difficult time a little easier.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, if desired, can be made to Kamloops Society for Community Living or the Kamloops SPCA.
Cst. Vernon Myles Genaille
GENAILLE - Constable Vernon Myles, suddenly on December 22, 2002. Survived by his loving wife, Fran; sons, Robert and Andrew; daughter, Lisa; brothers, Frank, Laurie and Steve; sister, Darlene; his mother, Lenore; parents-in-law, Frank and Evalyn Peters, as well as other relatives and friends. Prayers will be said on Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 8:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 30, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Chilliwack Cemetery. Please direct all flowers to St. Mary's Church. Should friends desire, donations to the Agassiz/Sea Bird Island Cadets, c/o Jerry Meehan, Comp. 52, #3, 52324 Yale Road, Rosedale, B.C., V0M 1X0.
Mary C. "Fee" Jenkins
JENKINS - Mary C. "Fee", of Warfield, born November 12, 1912, in Lac Bishe, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on December 23, 2002
Pre-deceased by her husband Gweirydd, Fee is survived by her children: Garry (Carmina) of West Vancouver, Alan (Rose) of Courtney and David (Leslie) of Osoyoos; as well as 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Father Bart van Roijen will Celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Catholic Church on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Donations to the Trail Hospice Palliative Care Program, 1200 Hospital Bench Road, Trail, B.C., V1R 4M1, would be appreciated by the family. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is entrusted with the arrangements.
Ronald Harvey Herdman
It is with great sorrow that Ron, cherished husband, beloved son and friend, was lost to us left on this earthly plane, January 24, 2003 at Vancouver General Hospital after a heroic and abrupt battle with cancer.
Always generous, Ron would smile at donations to a charity of your choice, the World Wildlife Fund or other organization that protects cougar habitat, made in his name. A private celebration in his memory will be held on February 8, 2003 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1952, Ron is survived by his wife, Stephanie Hawkins and her family in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada; Mother, Verna Kendig (nee Gore) and predeceased by his father Harvey W. Herdman, of New Jersey, USA. Ron will be sorely missed by many friends around the globe.
Ron's diverse talents took him to a variety of careers that he embraced with enthusiasm and dedication. Following graduation in 1971 from High Point Regional High School in Sussex, New Jersey, USA, his love of pop music and media led to work as a radio announcer for news and entertainment at WNNJ-FM Radio in New Jersey. Many years followed working in the hospitality industry in the Poconos and Silicon Valley in the USA and most recently at his favorite hotel in downtown Vancouver, the Hampton Inn and Suites, where he helped welcome visitors to his new found home in Canada.
Intelligent and well versed, Ron had an insatiable curiosity about the world in general, media in all its forms and was a self-professed "television junkie." The vast library he collected includes history, science fiction, biographies and mystery thrillers that reflect the inquiring mind he possessed. A love of history and writing was fostered by his Grandfather, Allan F. Herdman and enhanced by Ron's travels and pursuits, contributing to a wealth of knowledge that helped him win many a trivia game!
A lifelong wish to live in California was realized in 1999 when Ron moved with his wife to embark on a new career and life in the new media called the Internet.
He loved Garfield comics, Star Trek everything and SO suited his online nickname of GarTrek: a true 'spacecat', Stef's favorite nickname for him. As a host and City Conference Crew member of the community www.talkcity.com where he and Stef met, Ron adopted the persona of CCCouGar and became more puma like as time passed: playing strategy games and hosting weekly interviews with sci-fi authors amongst other events. The picture above was taken while he was working online, chatchatchatting with his friends flung far and wide across the globe, the kitty, Marilyn Marilyn, who loved this human most, close at hand.
As he would sign off each chat, "CCCouGar flicks his tail and is . . . gone," - not forgotten.
Abie (Al) Epp
EPP - Abie (Al), passed away peacefully, following a short battle with cancer, in Abbotsford, B.C., on December 24, 2002, at the age of 72 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving family: wife of 48 years, Elsie; children, Karen (Bruce), Patty (Kent), Norman and David (Heather); 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry and Jack; sister, Margaret; nieces; nephews and friends. Memorial Service Monday, December 30, 2002, at 1:00 P.M., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, B.C. Donations to charity of choice.
Richard (Rick) Charles Korpan
After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Rick passed away peacefully on December 25, 2002, at the age of 60.
He is survived by his step-father Joseph (Mary) Levear, brother Gary (Arlene) Korpan and family, daughter Kelly (Ron) Monuik, son Craig (fiancÚ Joanne), grandchildren Brandon, Shelby and Marshall Monuik, and Haley Korpan. He will be sadly missed by his family, numerous friends, and co-workers at the Post Office.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2002, at 11:00AM, In the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC.
Carley Amanda Marie Regan
REGAN - Carley Amanda Marie, born April 3, 1989, taken from us tragically on January 6, 2003, at the tender age of 13. Carley is survived by and will be greatly missed by her Mom, Evelyn and friend, Al; her Dad, Barry and Stepmom, Lori, and will be dearly missed by her loving sister, Jessica. Also left to mourn are her grandparents, Barrie and Gloria Regan and Gail Quigley, great-grandmother, Evelyn Ramsay, Aunts and Uncles, Jim and Patricia (Samantha), Debbie and Steven (Kara), and Allen and Christine Allana), as well as many other family members and friends. Memorial Service Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at 2:00 PM, in Christian Life Assembly, 21277 - 56th Avenue, Langley, BC. Should friends desire, donations to a memorial trust fund at the Aldergrove Credit Union, 22242 - 48th Avenue, Aldergrove, BC appreciated.
William (Bill) Arthur Ridley
RIDLEY - William (Bill) Arthur, passed away suddenly on January 29, 2003, in Merritt, BC.
Born July 8, 1941 in Vancouver, married May 18, 1970 in Campbell River, Bill is survived by his loving wife, Alix M. (Grass) Ridley; daughter, Judie Martin (Maurice Greer) and grandson Brandon Martin; daughter, Theresa Martin (John Parsons) and granddaughter Alisha Forster; sister-in-law, "Sue" Ridley; niece, Candy-Lea Chickite (George Quocksister); nephew, Kelly (Laura) Ridley; great-nephews and niece Ronnie & Eddie Chickite and Rachel, Kyle and Cody Ridley. Also survived by one aunt, Annie (Ridley) Young, 5 cousins and extended family that he was very close to (especially his mother's cousin, "Aunt Ora" Franzen). Predeceased by his parents Charles E.M. and Uneata E. (Cates), and brother Capt. Charles R. (Bob) Ridley.
He was raised in West Vancouver, moved to Quadra Island in the early 1970's, operated a taxi company and managed the fuel dock in Quathiaski Cove. Following this, he lived in several places: Surrey, Kanaka Bar, Lytton, Ashcroft, Spences Bridge, and the Nicola Valley.
He spent 22 years with the Volunteer Firefighter's Association and 14 years as their Secretary/Treasurer. He was also the President of the Cupe Union Local 173.
Celebration of Life, to be held at the Civic Centre, in Merritt, BC, on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 12:30 PM.
Sadly missed by family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Merritt Humane Society or the Kamloops chapter of the Harley Owners Group for Muscular Dystrophy would be greatly appreciated.
Jack (Papa) Rouhiainen
ROUHIAINEN - Jack (Papa), of Genelle, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2002.
Born on February 18, 1936 in Enso, Finland, Jack immigrated to Sudbury, Ontario with his family in May of 1952. While in Ontario, he worked for INCO, as well as marrying Leena on June 20, 1959. Then they moved to Trail in March of 1964, working at Cominco for 37 years, retiring in February 2001.
Jack was involved in the 44th Field Engineer Squadron for 25 years, retiring as a Captain, past member of the Trail Film Council, Warfield Recreation Committee and recently a member of the Genelle Recreation Steering Committee. His hobbies and enjoyments included his family, golfing, cross country skiing, camping, woodworking and traveling, as well as collecting stamps and elephants.
Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Leena; children, John and his children Krista and Tommy of Trail, Linda (Bill) John and their children, Jesse, Cassidy and Kaitlyn of Warfield, and Leila (Chris Thompson) and their children, Devin and Leah of Calgary. Also survived by his brother, Hannu "Allan" (Pat) of Sudbury, Ontario; sister-in-law, Eva (Matti) Saarela of Finland, and a very special friend, Terry Doig, of Trail, as well as numerous relatives in Finland. Jack is pre-deceased by his parents, Anse and Elsa.
Reverend Gavin Robertson will preside the Funeral Service on Friday, January 3, 2003 at 11:00 a.m., in the Trail Alliance Church. Donations to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation (Trail Unit), #210-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2E6, BC Cancer Society, Suite 101-1506 Cedar Avenue, Trail, BC, V1R 4C6, Canadian Diabetic Association, Box 1000, Fruitvale, BC, V0G 1L0, or the Kidney Foundation (West Kootenay Chapter) 41 Hazelwood Drive, Trail, BC, V1R 1E8 would be appreciated by the family. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is entrusted with the arrangements.