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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Various - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 19

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Harold Edwin Pearce

PEARCE - Harold Edwin, of Kamloops, BC, with his family by his side, after a year long battle with cancer, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2003, at the age of 75 years. Harold is predeceased by parents, Edna and Frank Pearce and nephews, David and Jason Pearce. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Shirley; children, Deborah (Don) Perkins of Victoria, BC, Bradley of England, and Shelley Stott (Bernard Deschenes) of Kamloops; grandchildren, Leah and Erin Stott, Adam and Sarah Wallace, as well as sister Louise; brothers, Jim and Leonard. Harold was born in Windsor, Ontario, April 27, 1927. He worked for the F.W. Woolworth Company for 47 years and was transferred to many cities from coast to coast throughout his career. He was Manager of the Woolworth store in Kamloops from 1965 - 1975. During that time, he was active in the Gyro Club and the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. When Harold retired in 1992, he and Shirley returned to Kamloops where he worked part-time as a greeter for Wal-Mart for a few years, before spending his winters in California. He was a great family man and also enjoyed being with his many friends. He loved hearing a good joke and he sure could tell one too. A Viewing will be held for Harold on Sunday, March 2, 2003, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille Road, where a Funeral Service will be held for Harold on Monday, March 3, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. If friends wish to make a memorial donation, it can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 685 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3.

David G. Rasmus

RASMUS - It is with our deepest regret that we have to inform you that David G. Rasmus passed away at his home March 27, 2003, after a courageous fight with cancer.

David was a man of strength, determination and passion. His philosophies and convictions were born of knowledge and true to his heart. David's joy was his family. His passion was his work as an educator. His focus was to provide opportunities for children to develop their full potential in all areas. David fostered excellence but praised "good efforts and good intentions". He placed a high value on leadership, culture and citizenship. He never expected more of others than he did of himself.

David was devoted to his family and his happiest moments were spent sharing with them his love of the outdoors. He had a strong sense of global responsibility toward others and the environment and his children learned those values well.

David was competitive in sports and played to win. He was a fighter. His last fight was for time and he fought well. He was an inspiration.

David will be sadly missed by daughters, Kristy and Andrea; wife, Donna; parents, George and Ella; brothers, Ken, Bob, Stan and Victor; sisters, Carole and Jeannie, and his nieces, nephews, friends, companions, and associates. He is predeceased by his son, Cameron, in October, 2001.

A Service will be held at the Trail Middle School Gymnasium on Monday, March 31, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., with a reception following at his home. In David's memory, donations to Fosters Parents Plan, 95 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 3B5, Ducks Unlimited, Box 1160, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0, or the Canadian Red Cross (Iraqi Relief Fund), 625 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C., V1N 1G9, would be appreciated.

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

Sylvester William (Bill) Schmidt

SCMIDT - Sylvester William (Bill), of Robson, B.C,. born on November 12, 1927 in Cudworth, Saskatchewan, passed on at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on March 14, 2003.

Bill moved to Nelson from Saskatchewan as a young child with his family, residing in various places in the Kootenay area until settling in Robson. He worked at many jobs throughout his career, lastly working at West Star Timber for ten years, then retiring.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Marion; children, Susan (John), Simon (Margo), Gary (Diana), Tim (Lucille), Sherry (Jim, recently deceased), Ken (Kim), Raymond (Debbie), Royce (Trudy) and Dwayne (Lori); eighteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and his sister, Dorthea Weaver, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Captain Mike Hayes will preside the Funeral Service on Saturday March 22, 2003, at 2:00 pm, in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 1398 McQuarrie Street, Trail.

Donations to the Trail Regional Hospital and Health Foundation (Renal Unit), 1200 Hospital Bench Road, Trail, B.C., V1R 4M1, would be appreciated.

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

Mario De Marni

DE MARNI - Mario, born July 16, 1948 in Borgo Faiti, Prov. of Latina, Italy, passed away suddenly on February 24, 2003, at the age of 54 years. He is predeceased by his parents, Maria and Giovanni De Marni. Mario will always be remembered by his family: wife, Luisa; daughter, Loredena (Tristan) Gough and son Alberto; also left to mourn are his brothers, Ben (Donna) and Sev; his sisters, Teresa (Joe) Klarich, Louise De Monte, Lena (Armando) Bertoncini, Joanne (Bruno) Uliana and Rosanne (Aldo) Guglielmini, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be remembered for his great will to live, kind gentle heart and the great love he had for his family. His life will be sorely missed by his family and all those he touched. A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2003, at 7:00 pm, in Sacred Heart Cathedral, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2003, at 11:00 am, with Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1412, Kamloops, BC, V2C 6L7.

Frederick "Norman" Wooding

WOODING - Frederick "Norman", was the joy and total fulfilment of his loving wife, Linda. He was born in Africa, raised in England, and then immigrated to Canada, to raise his own young family. Norm was taken to be with his Heavenly Father and Saviour on March 16, 2003. Now, he is truly home!

His memory will be cherished by his four children and their spouses: Murray & Marnie, Rachel, Andrew & Barbera, Amanda & Jim. The strength of his faith lives on through his thirteen grandchildren: Damion, Amy, Kelsy, Nicholas, Sophie, Calvin, Erika, Maxwell, Tiffany, Isaiah, Samuel, Elliott & Monica.

He is predeceased by his parents, William & Margaret. He is survived by his older brother, Harold, in England.

Norm was born to missionary parents, in the town of Ogbomosho, Nigeria. After several homes in Canada and England, his family settled in Liverpool, where he came to love the Mighty Reds, and his Lindy. A young Norm & Linda journeyed by sea and rail, full of expectations, to make a new home, in Vancouver, with their first three youngsters. Settling on the North Shore, with a new Centennial baby girl, they planted roots.

Norm found kindred spirits, fellow countrymen, and football (soccer) team mates at Pacific Press, where he worked, until his retirement, for 33 years.

He has blessed many families, and has been a rock, for 32 years, at West Coast Christian Fellowship, his spiritual home. This warm, loving, Godly man touched many lives with his friendly, big-hearted nature, his ready wit, and the depth of his wisdom.

God was his rock. He knew of no other. (Is. 44:8)

Dad's celebration, Funeral and burial will take place on Friday, March 21, 2003 at 10:00 AM in West Coast Christian Fellowship. Any donations, in lieu of flowers, will be used to support the missionary work of New Hope, Uganda.

Sandra (Sandy) Faye Trask

TRASK - Sandra (Sandy) Faye, born August 3, 1946 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, passed away suddenly at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Monday, February 24, 2003.

Sandy is lovingly remembered by her husband, Bob; children, Damien, Tanya (Matthew Cormier), Robbie (Stephanie), Leianne, Wes (Lisa) and Shannon; grandchildren, Emily, Matthew, William, Logan, Griffin, Koni, Cherie, Ashley, Kalina and Kyle; siblings, Brenda (Ed) Preiner and Robert (Vadie) Scott and brother-in-law, Stewart Hansolow. She is predeceased by her parents and sister Sylvia.

Memorial Service will be held at the Trail Eagles Hall on Sunday, March 2, at 11:00 a.m., with a Reception following the Service. Donations to the BC Heart and Stroke foundation, c/o Jill Dimock, 3491 Marigold Drive, Trail, BC, V1R 2X7 would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy.

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

Michael Channing Whyte Barlow

BARLOW - Michael Channing Whyte, of Christina Lake, B.C., passed away on May 2, 2003, in Trail, very unexpectedly after a short illness. He was born on July 3, 1934 in Quebec City, P.Q. and lived his early years in Montreal and Quebec, attending first French, then English schools. Mike was accepted to Royal Military College (RMC) and upon graduation served in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery with his first posting in Germany, achieving the rank of Captain before resigning his commission. He then attended UBC, graduating with an Arts degree in 1955, followed by a Law degree in 1962.

Mike practiced law in Trail for over thirty years, first with Dahlstrom, Wetmore, McGauley and Barlow and culminating with the firm of Barlow, Sperry and Bell. He committed much of his spare time to making a difference in the community he loved. As President, and later Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis, he worked with Kiwanis and Rotary Club members and coordinated the funding and construction of Kiro Manor, while also serving on the Board of the Kiwanis Music Festival. In 1982, Mike was very honoured when asked to be President of the BC Winter Games, for which Trail was able to rally an unprecedented number of 2300 volunteers, equaling the number of visiting athletes.

In December, 1956, Michael married the woman with whom he would spend the rest of his days, Doreen (Cumming) and together they gave life to four children: Tony (Marilyn), Allie, Evan and Sierra of Cincinnati, Ohio; Cathy (Todd Maleschok) and Julia of Coquitlam, BC; Susan (Allan Rintoul), Samantha and David of Parksville, BC; Steven (Tara), Brittney and Devon of Calgary, Alberta. Hobbies for Mike included photography, camping with his family, traveling, extensive reading, golf and skiing. But his abiding love was his family who already deeply misses him.

Reverend Jim Blonde will conduct the Funeral Service on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Trail. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to: BC Guide Dog Services, #10-4767, 64th Street, Delta, B.C., V4K 3M2.

Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is entrusted with the arrangements.

Grace Violet Dunlop
June 20, 1909 - May 17, 2003

After a lengthy and courageous battle with diabetes, Grace Dunlop passed away at Pine Grove Lodge, Kamloops, BC. Born in Winnipeg, she is predeceased by her husband, Ross; son, Earl and numerous brothers and sisters. Grace is survived by sons, Peter and Herb (Shirley); step-daughter, Ruth (Jack); seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews in BC, Ontario and California. While intensely private and caring by nature, she had her best times while with family and spent many hours knitting and crocheting items for others. The family extends a special thank you to all the staff at Pine Grove Lodge, who did so much to make her comfortable while in their care, particularly in the last few months. A Graveside Service will be held at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Avenue, at 2:00 p.m., May 30, 2003, with a Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Box 1412, Kamloops, BC, V2C 6L7, in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services.

Harold (Hal) G. Johnson

JOHNSON - Harold G. (Hal), passed away on June 5, 2003, aged 63 years. Survived by his loving family: wife of 32 years, Vera; son, Trent; daughters, Lori, and Kelly; brother, Ken (Wendy); nephews, Ryan, Chris, Kris, and Brad. Hal served 36 years with the RCMP and retired out of Calgary in 1997. Memorial Service Friday, June 13, 2003 at 11:00 AM in Aldergrove United Church, 2623 - 272 Street, Aldergrove. Rev. Jim Turner, Officiating. Cremation. Should friends desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, #202 - 20434 - 64th Avenue, Langley, B.C., V2Y 1N4, appreciated.

Paul John Kolesar
May 11, 1930 - May 29, 2003

Paul is survived by four brothers, George, Albert, Fred and Sam; four sisters, Anne, Agnes, Josie, and Elizabeth; one nephew, Kenneth in Kamloops, as well as numerous other nephews and nieces.

Paul is predeceased by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, June 2, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., at Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, BC.

Osmo Ilmari Martikainen
1938 - 2003

Born in Valtimo, Finland, on August 14, 1938, Osmo was the eldest child of Mirjam (nee) Suhonen and Veikko Martikainen. Osmo is survived by his younger sister, Raija Turunen, who still resides at the family home in Valtimo and younger brother, Veli Matti Martikainen, who lives in Estonia with his family. Osmo left home at age 16 and moved to Helsinki, where he was employed as a sheet-metal worker. There, Osmo attended Trade school, where he studied to become a Welder-Fitter. In 1964, he met Raija Raijas and they married a year later. Their eldest daughter, Taru, was born in Helsinki in 1966. She was only 9 months old when the family moved to Kenya, after Osmo was offered a 3-year contract with Industrial Plant Ltd. in East Africa. In 1967, their second daughter, Suvi, was born at Nairobi General Hospital. Sisko, the youngest daughter, was born there in September of 1968. Their memories of Kenya include watching Osmo drive in the East Africa Rally Races, camping in the African wilderness and generally enjoying life! In January of 1980, after 13 ½ years in Africa, Osmo moved his family to Vancouver, B.C., where he was employed by Tristar Industries. Shortly after arriving in Canada, the family settled down in White Rock, where they made many wonderful friends. After a short stint in Texas, Osmo and Raija returned to White Rock to enjoy their home, their family and, most especially, their grandchildren.

Osmo was looking forward to retirement so that he could get some REAL work done! He was not one to sit at home and watch the world go by.

Osmo is greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched.

Osmo - tulet aina olemaan meidän sydämissämme.

Teunis Antonius Michels

MICHELS - Teunis Antonius, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, November 14, 1926. He came to Canada in 1958 and passed away in Richmond, B.C., May 21, 2003. Teunis is predeceased by his son, Martin Michels. He is survived by his loving family: daughters, Yvonne Michels (David Bruce) and Linda Rittemann (Ron Holiove), and son, Andy Michels (Teri Foy). His grandchildren, Rebecca (Richard), Teresa, Nicole, Alex and Morgan will miss him dearly. Also left to mourn are his former wife, Lynn Michels and former son-in-law, Jeff Salton, as well as a large extended family and many friends in Canada, Holland and Surinam. A loving Father and Grandfather, he will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him for his warmth, passion and good humour. A celebration of Teunis' life will be held at The Core, Apple Green Park, 8800 No. 1 Road, Richmond, BC, on June 14, 2003, from 1 - 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Teunis' memory to a charity of choice greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone who helped care for Dad.

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