BAKER, Graham Mervyn
Graham Baker of Kelowna, BC, passed away in his home comforted by his loving wife, soulmate and bestfriend, Coralynn, by his side, on the morning of Friday, September 20, 2013. Graham is survived by and in the hearts of son, Vernon (Suzy) Baker, Vancouver, BC, daughter, Melody (Todd) Baker-Erickson, Salt Spring Island, step-daughter, Lisa (Glenn) Moss, Ottawa, Ontario, grandson, Brooks Baker-Erickson and granddaughter Charley Baker-Erickson and grandsons Brendan and Brayden Moss. Survived by siblings residing in England, sister Shirley (Barry) Harvey and sister Marie (Ken) Walker.
Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. We are traveling by train. We see ourselves on a long trip that spans the continent. Out the windows we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways, of children waving at a crossing, of cattle grazing on a distant hillside, of smoke pouring from a power plant, of row upon row of corn and wheat, of flatlands and valleys, of mountains and rolling hillsides of city skylines and village halls.
On a certain day, at a certain hour, we will pull into the station. Once we get there so many wonderful dreams will come true and the pieces of our lives will fit together like a completed puzzle. Sooner or later, we realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is in the trip. The station is only a dream that constantly outdistances us.
So, “Relish the moment,” it isn’t the burden of today that drives men mad, it is the regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who rob us of today. Stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles, instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot more often, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more, cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough.
At Graham’s request there will be no service.
BARRY, Sarah (Sally)
Service: Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 pm
Location: St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church
Went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the age of 80. Survived by her loving husband Ted, of 59 years; two daughters: Lynn Owens (Donald) of Campbell River, BC, Laurie Barry (Terry Montague) of Oyama, BC; daughter-in-law Karen Barry (Dan Obzera); grandchildren: David (Carmen) and Steven(Shyla) Owens, James, Alex and Travis Barry, Kenneth Monture, Tyler and Emily Montague; great grandchildren: Megan and Kenya Owens, Austin, Caiden, Kendra and Mitchell Owens and extended family. Predeceased by son David in 1998 and granddaughter Sarah Monture in 2002. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 pm at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.
BORN, Linda Betty
Service: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 10:00 am
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
Went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2013 at the age of 72. Survived by her loving husband Arthur Henry Born, sons: Vincent (Giuseppina), Chad (Lori); seven grandchildren, brothers; Vern (Martha) Willms, Bert (Chris) Willms, Henry (Marilyn) Willms, Dan (Lark) Willms, Dave (Donna) Willms; sister Lorina Dyck, all of Kelowna. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9Z9.
Service: 1:00 PM Saturday, September 21, 2013
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our aunt, Irene Brandley, on September 12, 2013, at the age of 99 years. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at Lakeview Lodge, West Kelowna with members of her family present.
Born Irene Wood, on July 31, 1914 in Saskatoon Sask., where she lived, was educated and worked until she enlisted in the RCAF in 1942. Her first posting was “overseas” to Newfoundland in a communications unit. She found this to be a great adventure until her discharge in 1946. She continued her affiliation with the RCAF being a member of the Air Force Association, and also as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 58 years. She and her late husband Don both received their 50 Year Medals in 2005. They were the only couple to receive Year of the Veteran medals for 50 years as members of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Following her discharge from the Air Force, it was on to the next adventure; marriage to her husband, Donald Brandley, who predeceased her in 2006 after almost 60 years of marriage. Being in the RCAF, they were posted to many places in Canada; their final posting before retirement being Cold Lake, Alberta. During their time there she did volunteer work in addition to working as an Adult Education Coordinator for the North for the Department of Education.
She and Don moved to the Okanagan in 1983 to enjoy a well-earned retirement featuring much golf, travel and Bridge, at which she was an avid player.
Predeceased by her parents, George and Jane Ann (“Jenny”) Wood of Saskatoon, sister Emily Dillon (Jack) of Winnipeg, and brother William (Bill) (Bernice) Wood of Kelowna.
She leaves to mourn, her nephews Stanley Wood (Sandy) and George Wood (Marci) together with four great nephews and one great niece, two great-great nephews and five great-great nieces.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Mike Banwell for the care and guidance he provided over many years and the staff at Lakeview Lodge in West Kelowna for their care and compassion; it is truly appreciated.
A Memorial Service will be held in Kelowna at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 21, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favourite charity.
BRUMMITT, Robert George (Bob)
April 14, 1947 — October 2, 2013
Service: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Location: Immaculate Conception Church
Passed away on October 2, 2013 at the age of 66. He is survived by his loving family: daughter Melanie Brummitt (Scott Oliver) of Toronto; son Stephen Brummitt of Kelowna; three grandchildren, Phoenix Oliver, Hudson Oliver and Miles Brummitt; mother Helen Irons (Bill) of Kelowna; sister Marie Brummitt of Kelowna; and extended family. Sadly, Bob is predeceased by his brother Christopher and father, Thomas. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church.
BIDEN, June Gwendolyn
November 17, 1921 — September 10, 2013
Service: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
In loving memory, the family wishes to announce the passing of June (Junie) Biden at age 91, on September 10, 2013.
June passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital with the family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Douglass Edmond Biden, she is survived by her sons Bill Biden (wife Cindy), Mike Biden (wife Shelly) and daughter Karen Ostry (husband Mark), her many grandchildren and great grandsons.
June’s journey took her from her birthplace of Kingston, Ontario through stops in Great Britain, France and the United States of America; finally retiring in Kelowna, BC. June loved to laugh, joke around all the while enjoying family and friends, many whom were more like extended family.
A very special thanks to the staff at the CHATSWORTH RETIREMENT HOME for the kindness and special care afforded her, these last few years. A very special thanks and recognition is extended to all the kitchen staff, cleaning staff and care givers who took the time to support her with kindness and special care.
To the hospital staff on the fourth floor of the Kelowna General Hospital, we the family wish to thank you for the respectful, dignified and professional care which you all provided June in her final hours. Our mother was so fortunate to have such dedicated staff to provide such compassionate care.
The family wishes to express a very special thanks to Dr. G. Verster and his staff for their compassionate care over the years.
Celebration of life will be Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 220 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.
CASORSO, Muriel Florence
December 3, 1922 — September 16, 2013
Prayer Service: Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm
Service: September 27th at 11:30 am
Location: St. Charles Garnier Church
Cherished family matriarch, and much loved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, Monday September 16, 2013 in Kelowna, BC.
Born Muriel Florence Haines, on December 3, 1922 in Penarth, South Wales, she was the youngest of three children. She met her beloved husband August at a dance during WWII and they married in St. Mary’s Church in Evesham, England on November 23, 1944. Muriel immigrated to Canada in 1945 where she and August raised their seven children and operated the family heritage farm in Kelowna, BC. She was active in music ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 50 years. She was involved as a reader and Eucharistic minister at St. Charles Garnier Parish for many years. She enjoyed her dogs, reading, playing crib, baking, and entertaining her many friends. She will be remembered most for her genuine love and commitment to her family and her devotion to her Catholic faith.
Predeceased by her husband August Casorso, parents Albert and Florence Haines, brother Charles Haines, sister Kath (Roger Wyatt) and nephew Derek Haines. Muriel is survived by her seven children: Margaret (Bill) Duff, Bernadette (Dick) Beetlestone, Christine (Tom) Schmidt, Frances (Cary) Larsen, Joan Casorso (Tony Mauro), John (Ana) Casorso, Robert (Nadene) Casorso, 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild. Muriel is also survived by her sister in law, Iris Haines and her sister’s son: Ron (Bev) Wyatt and her nephews and nieces; Judy, Edna, Helen, Beverly, Don, Robert, Jeannine and their families.
Prayers will be recited Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at St. Charles Garnier Church, 3645 Benvoulin Rd with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow on September 27th at 11:30 am at St. Charles Garnier Church. Internment is to follow in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery on Casorso Rd.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Mike Bobyn, Dr. Adams, Hospice House and the nursing staff at KGH for their compassionate care. Donations in memory of Muriel may be made to St. Vincent de Paul (St. Charles Garnier) or Central Okanagan Hospice House.