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Date: Friday, 23 December 2016, at 1:16 a.m.

Ethel Smith Reil
1920 - 2003

REIL - Ethel (Punkin), died January 30, 2003. Born at Methodist Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, she was the fourth of seven children born to Charles and Catherine Smith. Home was a log house on a ranch in the Black Hills homesteaded by her grandparents. In 1939, she met Albert Reil, the love of her life, when they lived in the same boarding house in Rapid City. They married on June 29, 1940.

In 1943, with baby daughter Scherion, the young family moved to eastern Washington, where Al worked at Hanford. They also had a garden shop, which left Ethel with a life long love of gardening. In 1967, Al retired from the Richland Police Department and the family moved to Everett and a home on Mukilteo Boulevard.

Travel in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe furnished them with many happy memories.

Home and family were always foremost in Ethel's heart and mind. She was a full-time, loving, caring mother and grandmother. Her daughters, Scherion and Saralyn remember her as a shining example of a strong work ethic. She taught them the value of hard work. Her son Rick remembers her as a welcome ally in caring for his extensive menagerie of pets, and in aiding him with poetry assignments. She was skilled in needlework, and each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren has a crocheted afghan or a hand stitched quilt from her.

In 1994, when most people their age were thinking of taking life easy, Ethel actively supported her husband's goal of building a "dream house". They had seven happy years in that lovely home until ill health forced them to seek assisted living, and they found it at Arbor Place.

Ethel is survived by her devoted husband, Al; her two daughters, Scherion Linn Bohlke (Peter) of Snohomish, and Saralyn Curtis (Don) of Battleground, and son, Rick (Pat) of Kennewick. Ethel was blessed with 23 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Westlake, of Denver, Colorado.

Cremation and interment will be at Holyrood Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. at Arbor Place, 12806 Bothell Everett Highway. In lieu of flowers, bequests may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation for Research, 2805 Colby, Everett, WA 98201.

Many years ago, Ethel wrote this poem:

Just Little Things

What brings me happiness, you ask?
It's just little things you see.
Such as a nest of baby bluebirds
Near my window, in our tree.

A crumpled yellow flower
In a little outstretched hand;
A voice that calls, "Come, Grandma,
Let's play here in the sand."

A phone call from a loved one,
Who has gone away from home
Just one more thing that pleases me,
Helps me feel less alone.

Many little things can thrill me,
Like the smell of fresh baked bread,
A fire and a cozy room,
Something nice that someone said.

These are gifts God gave all of us,
Things that we cannot buy;
Just look for all the little things,
You can find them, if you try!

William (Bill) Shankaruk

SHANKARUK - William (Bill), of Trail, passed away suddenly on December 25, 2002.

Born July 28, 1926, to Anna and Fredrick Shankaruk. Bill was educated in Trail and, upon graduation, he joined the Canadian Army, returning to Trail in 1946 when he gained employment with the City of Trail as City Collector, and finally working as a bookkeeper for West Kootenay Wholesale until his retirement in 1991.

Bill's interest and activities included bartending, fishing and dancing, and he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #11, Trail, Gyros and the Junior Trail Chamber of Commerce.

Predeceased by his son, David and his sister, Alice Yule, Bill is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Noreen; his children, Grant of Vancouver, Harold (Marina) of Oasis and Brian (Ann) and their children Ethan and Roan all of Vancouver. Also survived by his sisters, Olga (Ralph) Scott of Vernon and Mary (Russell) West of Vancouver, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Captain Mike Hayes will conduct the Funeral Service in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 1398 McQuarrie Street, on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. The family, as an expression of sympathy, would appreciate donations to the Trail and District Stroke Recovery Club, Box 621, Rossland, BC, V0G 1Y0. Bill Clark is in care of the arrangements.

Emily Tenisci

TENISCI - Emily (nee Barazzuol), passed away suddenly and peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2002, at her residence in Kiro Manor, after a lengthy convalescence from a serious car accident. Born in 1922, in Abbotsford, B.C. to immigrant Italian parents, subsequently raised in Vancouver until her marriage in 1945 to Fioravante (Fred) Tenisci. They moved to Trail and raised a family of 10 children. Emily is well known in the Italian community, which she served in the capacity of Honorary Italian Consul for the district of West Kootenay. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, where she was active in the Legion of Mary, the Catholic Women's League, and the church choir. She was also a Eucharistic Minister of many years standing, and regularly participated in hospital visiting and serving communion to shut-ins. Emily served with the Hospice Association, taking in out-of-town guests who were visiting hospital patients. Until her tragic car accident in 1997, Emily was an avid bowler and could often be seen on her long walks around Trail accompanied by a friend or two. She traveled extensively, and loved to visit her children and grandchildren around the country.

Predeceased by her husband Fioravante (Fred), daughters, Dolores and Teresa, and granddaughters, Anna Maria and Anna. Predeceased also by five brothers and sisters, Emily was the last remaining member of her immediate family.

She is deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by her eight children: Leonard, Ron (Gloria), Fred, Ray (Carolyn), Mary (Mel Cassidy), Loretta (David Semple), Louise, Christine (Jean-Yves Pineault); son-in-law, John Stevenson; twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Prayers will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in East Trail. Funeral will be Thursday, January 16, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Donations may be made to the Trail Hospice Palliative Care Program, c/o Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, B.C., V1R 4M1.

Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services in care of arrangements.

Beverley Winifred Theresa Vlanich (nee Bergeron)

VLANICH (nee Bergeron) - Beverley Winifred Theresa, born May 2, 1928, in Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge on January 28, 2003 with her family at her side.

Beverley is pre-deceased by her husband, George in 1973, and her son, Richard in 1984, she is the beloved mother of George (Janette), Michael (Darcy) , Chris (Eileen), Patrick (Susan) Kathleen (Greg Houston), Susan (Glen Lutz) and grandmother to Richard, Jake, Michael, Jamie, Sally, John and Danny, as well as her sister Bernadette Brown.

Bev will remembered for her many years of musical contributions at masses, weddings and funerals. She also enjoyed playing for the residents of Kiro Manor and Columbia View Lodge, as well as at St. Michael's Catholic School.

Bev was devoted to her family and to God. She was also a dedicated volunteer, long-time member of the Catholic Women's League and the Legion of Mary.

Vigil Service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Friday, January 31, 2003, at 7:00 pm. Father Bart van Roijen will Celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 1, 2003, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, at 11:00 am.

Donations in Bev's name to St. Michael's Catholic School (Music Department), 1329- 4th Avenue, V1R 1S3, would be appreciated.

Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is in care of arrangements.

Elizabeth (Lib) Anne Tremblay (Surina)

TREMBLAY (Surina) - Elizabeth (Lib) Anne, died January 22, 2003. Born on July 3, 1917 at Shutty Bench (Kaslo, B.C.) to Sophia (Shutty) and Joseph Surina and raised in a family of ten loving children. Lib married Ed (J.E.) Tremblay in Kaslo on June 12th, 1939. They moved to Trail where she spent the rest of her life with her family. Lib is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ed. Her children: Rosemarie (Roger Catalano), Carol (Vic Campeau), Pam (Ken Fischer), Tom (Janet), Marty (Donna) and Annette (Dale West). Her grandchildren: Joey, Randy (Cathie), Janine (Darren), and Kevin (Karen) Catalano; Yvonne (Greg), Ted and Andrew (Nikki) Campeau; Warren, Kim Chopyk, Russell (Tracy), Keith and Danny Fischer; Kyla and Dylan Tremblay; Jacob and Peter Tremblay; and Zachary and Averie Tremblay West. Her great grandchildren: Melinda (Andy Johnson), Nicole (Wade Cooper), Brittanie and Tyler; Joseph, Carly and Brendan; and Dion Catalano; Sophia, Ivan and Dmitri Fischer; Samantha and Tyrell Chopyk; and Jessica, Allysa and Simone Fischer. Her great-great grand daughter Kianna Cooper. Brothers: John (Lib) and Ben Surina. Sisters: Mary Dabner, Sophia Surina and Anne (August Kaupp). Also her special friend and cousin Mary Rotter, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was a member of the St. Francis CWL, Eagles Auxiliary, IODE, Hospice Peer Councilors and a United Way volunteer.

Predeceased by her parents, brothers Joseph and Peter, and sisters Helen and Sister Virginia Surina.

Wife, mother, Nana and friend, her faith in God and family shaped her life, and brought happiness and joy to those she touched. No task was too great for those she loved. Her way was to spoil with treats - pies, turnovers, cookies and more - all made with love and full measure of her goodness and kindness.

Donations greatly accepted for the Trail Hospice Palliative Care Society.

Margaret Vriend

VRIEND - Margaret, passed away very peacefully into the arms of her Lord, in Abbotsford, on January 30, 2003, at the age of 83 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 57 years, Peter and their daughters, Evelyn Vriend and Patty (Steve) Dunderdale; her grandson, Colton Peter; 2 sisters, Anna (Bill) Dykstra and Eefka Groot; 1 brother, Gerben (Grace) Dykstra, and many nieces and friends. Memorial Service to be held Monday, February 3, 2002, at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, 3215 Trethewey Street, Abbotsford. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society, c/o Abbotsford Hospice Society, 33134 Marshall Road, Abbotsford.

Craig David Bailey

BAILEY - Craig David. Born on January 17, 1986, passed away on March 25, 2003, at the age of 17. Survived by his loving parents, Byron and Peggy; sister, Carly; brother, Cory; his grandmothers, Helen Bailey and Pat Presunka, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial Service on Saturday, March 29, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., in Cloverdale Baptist Church, 18655 - 64th Avenue, Surrey. Donations may be made to a scholarship fund to be established at a later date.

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