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Date: Friday, 23 December 2016, at 1:21 a.m.


March 24th, 1911 - July 12th 2003

Leslie passed away peacefully in Royal Inland Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Leslie will be remembered and missed by his wife Gladys of 61 years, son Darren and daughter Carol of Kamloops. Also remembered by brother Eric (Joy) of Salmon Arm, sister Winnifred (Martin) Akeroyd of Aldergrove and sister Irene of Vancouver.

Leslie was born in England and moved to Canada with his family at the age of 3 years. After several years in Alberta, they relocated to the North Okanagan. After his marriage to Gladys, they settled in Kamloops in 1945. Leslie worked with Dalgleish's Store, Simpsons, and Klapstocks Furniture before starting with Overland Sales and continued in the auto parts trade until his retirement in the early 80's.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses on 7-North and 6-South at Royal Inland Hospital.

Cremation. A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Ian Scott Mackay

Wonderful husband, extraordinary devoted father, loving son, true friend. Ian was born in RCAF Baden, Germany on July 14, 1962 and lived more in his 41 years and 2 days than most live in a lifetime. Ian was his own man, always true to himself. He embraced life and only an immeasurably tragic accident could take it from him.

Ian's deep passion for kayaking and skiing coupled with the utmost respect for the natural elements has been an inspiration for all. His friendship has always been truly sincere and loyal through years of outdoor adventures and life experiences.

Ian was without question an exceptional pilot, well respected in every aspect of aviation. It was his dedication to the development of the relationships and skills of the people he worked with that made him the man his co-workers respected and loved.

As committed as he was to his recreational pursuits and career goals, his unqualified focus was on his family. So much of Ian is alive in his beloved children. He leaves his loving wife and soul mate, Laura, and their four cherished children, Connor, Kelly, Evan and Brenna. Also missing their son are his mother and father, Betty Anne and Jock and his brother, Stewart (Shirley), nephews David and JC. Ian's extended family and his multitude of friends are feeling his loss intensely.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Ian's life will take place on Wednesday July 23 at 2 pm in the auditorium of Rossland Secondary School.

Ian always admired his son's dedication to the installation of a Rossland skate park. If you feel the need to make a memorial donation, please consider making a contribution to the Rossland Skate Park Association through the Rossland Credit Union. As a dad, he always wanted to fulfill his children's wishes. Ian's full commitment to them and to his community will be missed by all. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is in care of arrangements.

The Reverend Peter B. Maupin

MAUPIN - The Reverend Peter B., of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, White Rock, passed away at Vancouver General Hospital on July 3, 2003, at the age of 65 years. Survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Rebecca Maclain; sister, Virginia Toth and niece, Sara, both of Georgia, U.S.A. Visitation on Saturday, July 5, 2003, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and Sunday, July 6, 2003, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 15115 Roper Avenue (corner of Foster Street and Roper Avenue) White Rock, where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 7, 2003, at 2:00 pm.

James E. Land
May 3, 1936 - August 1, 2003

With much sadness we announce the passing of Jim Land after battling a lengthy illness. Left to mourn his death, is his beloved wife Cathy, two sons, Greg & Mike and daughter Kathy and grandchildren, daughter; Cyndi (Rob), brother; Bill (Donna) grandchildren; Robert, Jason and Julianne, stepchildren, Krista, Sean, David, Kim and Lori. Jim was born in Kimball, Nebraska, immigrating to Kamloops in 1971. He was well known for his skills as a cabinetmaker and finishing carpenter. He and Cathy shared a passion for animals and gardening. They spent many happy hours with their puppies in their lovely garden. Jim's creative touch in landscaping and carpentry was truly amazing. Also for several years, he was known as the "Pepper Guy" at the farmer's market having grown many varieties not normally available in Kamloops. Friends & Family also enjoyed many meals of fine Mexican Food prepared by Jim. A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Saturday August 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services 177 Tranquille Rd. Arrangements are entrusted to Justin Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services.

Kelly Rae Zelinski

ZELINSKI - Kelly born in Regina, Saskatchewan, October 21, 1968 passed away June 26, 2003. Kelly was raised and attended school in Langley, B.C. She is survived by her loving family, parents Jim and Joyce; sister Shelly (Michael) Underwood; nieces Rachel and Megan; aunts Dianne (Maurice) Staudt and Donna (Jerry) Zbytnuik, uncle Bob (Audrey) Alspach and cousins. Celebration of Kelly's life to be announced for more information call 604 - 530-1685.

Bill (William Joseph) Burns

It is with much sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Bill at his home on September 18, 2003.

Bill was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on January 4, 1944. He was a member of the RCAF 403 Squadron, (Calgary). He is a graduate of Gonzaga and Ryerson Universities, and London School of Cinematography. Bill worked for the CBC for 17 years, 12 of which he was the sound editor for "The Beachcombers".

Bill was a naturalist and was frequently active at Reifel Bird Sanctuary and Burns Bog. He enjoyed working with his hands and, at home, could be found woodworking or gardening. He was a gifted artist, sculptor and author of 2 books (a 3rd is to be published). He has been President of the B.C. Federation of Writers, Director of Emerald Sky Productions, Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program for Surrey Continuing Education, in addition to being an ESL teacher and beloved mentor for the Langley Writers Guild.

Bill is predeceased by his father, Emmett, in January 2000. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Danielle and Sarah and their mother, Silvia; his wife and soul-mate, Ruth-Ann, and her daughters, Tamara, Lara and Samantha; his mother, Kae Burns; 3 brothers, Bob (Darlene), John (Sonjia), Jim (Claire); sister, Patty ( Marc) deBoer; nieces and nephews, Christine, Michelle (Morgan), Edward, Jeff, Hazel, Mary, Brian, Alexandra and Connor; brother-in-laws, Andrew and Malcolm Glen and their families, and many dear friends.

Bill will best be remembered for his love and devotion to his family. He was a good friend to all who knew him. Bill, you'll be forever in our hearts!!!!!

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 26, at 1:00 p.m., at the L.D.S. Chapel, 15450 - 20th Avenue, Surrey, followed by inurnment at Sunnyside Cemetery, 14850- 28th Ave, Surrey. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends desire, a contribution can be made in Bill's memory to Reifel Bird Sanctuary, 5191 Robertson Road, Delta, B.C., V4K 3N2.

Jean Hawkins

Jean passed away peacefully on September 11, 2003, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Wynyard, Saskatchewan on January 29, 1931. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years David; sons, Michael and Gary; daughter, Laurie; three brothers, Al, Les and Julie; one sister, Ann; grandchildren, Ashley, Courtenay, Kelsey, Matthew, Jessica, Blake and Kristian, and many nephews and nieces.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2003, at 2:00 pm, in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC.

Elaine Audrey Goodman

Elaine was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on August 27, 1946 and passed away peacefully on September 18, 2003 with her family at her side, after a brief but courageous struggle with cancer.

Elaine is survived by her loving husband, Lonnie and sons, Kevin, Rod and Blake.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Temple, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops, with Pastor Don Maione officiating.

Loralee (Lori) Ione Dolores McGivern (nee: Finlay)
1964 - 2003

Lori passed away peacefully on Monday, September 8, 2003. A celebration of Lori's life and gifts will be held September 17th, at 1 p.m. at the Chief Louis Centre, 340 Yellowhead Highway, Kamloops, BC.

Lori is predeceaced by son, Walter, and survived by husband, Ronald and children, Miranda, Sarah, Vanessa, and Lloyd, as well as numerous friends and relatives, including her maternal grandmother, Dolly Faschoway.

She will be deeply missed by parents, Katrinka (Olga) Finlay (Vancouver, BC) and Lloyd Finlay (Winnipeg, Manitoba); father-in-law, Norman McGivern; brother, Quentin (Shari) Finlay, and little sister, Dara Finlay.

Lori was born in Thompson, Manitoba, and resided in Kamloops, B.C. since 1991.

She loved to spend time in the garden surrounded by sunflowers, herbs, and roses. She will be remembered for her generous gift of time, her strength, determination and wit. Her disarming smile won many hearts.

Special gratitude is extended to Dr. Paul Farrell, nurses and staff of 3-West, and Reverend Viktor Gundel of Royal Inland Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, 620 Colborne Street, London, Ontario, N6B 3R9.

Donations and food for the Service may be forwarded to the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Kamloops.

Donations for higher education for Lori's children may be presented to McGivern/Finlay, Suite 314 - 6280 Cassie Avenue, Burnaby, V5H 2W4.

Katie Neufeld

Surrounded by most of her family, Katie Neufeld slipped from this earth into heaven in the early hours of September 9, 2003. Her sudden departure leaves a huge hole. Katie Neufeld's life revolved around family, friends, hard work and her Christian faith. She was born June 5, 1925 in Schoenhorst, Ukraine and lived there until 1943, when her family fled to Germany, where she worked as a farmhand. In 1948, her family uprooted again - to Canada, by boat, train, and bus, residing in Chilliwack, Kamloops, and Vancouver, B.C. She married Jake Neufeld in 1951, and they moved to a farm in Clearbrook. Our mother and Oma lived her life quietly, diligently, and always with dignity. She exemplified loyalty, generosity and decency. Katie is predeceased by her parents, Elias (1981) & Aganeta Bergen (1986), and her husband, Jake (1982). She leaves behind three children: Hildegarde (John) Toews; Walter (Elsie) Neufeld; Erwin (Ruth) Neufeld; 8 grandchildren: Lara Toews, Daniel Neufeld, Karina Toews, Michael Neufeld, Matthew Neufeld, Elena Toews, Paul Neufeld, Rachel Neufeld; four siblings, many nieces, nephews, and friends. Public viewing Thursday, September 11, 2003, from 7 - 8 pm, at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church, 2051 Windsor Avenue, Abbotsford, where Funeral Service will be conducted Friday, September 12th, at 10 am. Interment to follow in MacLure Road Cemetery. Should friends desire, donations to Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 2038, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 3T8, will be gratefully accepted.

Esther (Gene) Salton

SALTON - Gene, Born June 27, 1913 in Barrie Ontario. Passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of September 16, 2003, at age 90. Her passing occurred coincidentally (perhaps) on the 64th anniversary of her wedding to her beloved husband Ted, now her partner once again. Jeff and Lynnette were with her as she began her journey to reunite with Ted (in 1956), daughter Andrea (in 1966), and other family and friends who have predeceased her. Gene was a true inspiration to all who knew her. She was gracious and kind, tolerant, wise, and above all patient. Despite her many losses and difficult struggles there was never a negative word. She always looked for, and found, the good in everything, and everybody. Mom will be dearly missed by all of us: by son Jeff and his wife Lynnette, grandchildren Sean, Laird and Rebecca and their partners, and by Yvonne, the 'daughter' she adored these past 25 years. We were all privileged to spend quality time with her in the last few days. There will be no formal service - the family will gather together by themselves to celebrate her life. Gene asked that donations in her memory can be made to Leukemia Research Fund, Suite 310 - 1682 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4S6.

Ryan David Thorne
February 28, 1984 - August 15, 2003

The family of Ryan Thorne regretfully announces the unexpected passing of their beloved son on August 15, 2003.

He will be sadly missed by his mother, Nellie; step-father, Dietmar; sister, Keara; uncle, Peter; aunt, Linda; cousins, Correna & Alisa; second cousin, MacKenzie; grandparents, Irmgard & Ulrich, Birgit & Family, Petra & Family and a multitude of friends. Predeceased by grandmother, Anna Lindhout.

A celebration of Ryan's life was held on Saturday August 23, 2003.

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