Service: No service by request.
Went to sleep peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Survived by her loving husband Andy Solotwinski; six children; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one brother and one sister. Sadly predeceased by two grandchildren. Helen will be missed for her fabulous cooking and canning that always brought the family together. Helen was a very skilled knitter and we will always treasure the beautiful pieces she made for us. She will be lovingly remembered in our hearts forever. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.
CHUBB, Lawrence James
December 3, 1928 — September 24, 2013
Service: Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
Passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on September 24, 2013 in Coquitlam, BC, at the age of 84 years.
Lawrence was born in Limerick, Saskatchewan on December 3, 1928 to Louis and Laura Chubb (nee Trish).
In 1951, Lawrence married Mary Young and they started their life together in Regina, Saskatchewan, staying there for fourteen years and having three children.
His career in the dry cleaning industry lead them to various cities in Canada until 1972 when they moved to Kelowna and purchased Henderson Cleaners, which they successfully operated until 1981. In retirement, Lawrence enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, traveling and spending time with his family. In recent years, Lawrence’s health deteriorated and he spent the last two years of his life at Belvedere Care Centre in Coquitlam, B.C.
Lawrence was predeceased by his wife Mary (nee Young) in 1996 and his second wife, Marjorie Corbett (nee Flack) in 1998; brothers Cliff, Joe, Morley, Roy and Earl and sister Jean Franklin.
He will be lovingly remembered by his sons Ken (Suzanne) and Brian (Angie); daughter Diana (Jeff); ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Canadian Diabetes Association. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Belvedere Care Centre for the wonderful care that Lawrence received while he was there.
COURTNEY, James “Jim”
Service: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
Passed away at home surrounded by family on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the age of 63. Survived by his loving wife Anita, daughter Erin Courtney (fiancé Graham Leggatt); sons Martin (Andrea), Michael (Jennifer); grandchildren Hunter and Lyric, all of Kelowna; brother Richard and sisters Betty, Mary and Anne and their families, all of Ireland.
Come help us celebrate Jim’s life Friday, October 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In tribute to Jim, feel free to wear your favorite soccer jersey or something green. Jim was passionate about his family and the game of soccer. In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted for “Right To Play” http://righttoplay.akaraisin.com/Donation/Event/InHonour.aspx?seid=2840&mid=49.
DAVIES, Anne Marjorie
August 11, 1936 — October 4, 2013
Anne Marjorie Davies of Kelowna, BC, passed away on October 4, 2013. Anne was born on August 11, 1936 in Alert Bay BC to Harry and Marjorie Parsons and grew up in Penticton, BC. Anne is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Davies and daughter Dr. Jeannine A. Davies. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8.
DODD, Phyllis Mae
Passed away on September 25, 2013 at the age of 73. Survived by her loving daughter Brenda of West Kelowna, sons Doug (Sherry) of Sorrento, Dennis (Sandra) of Salmon Arm, Walter (Janice) of Princeton, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, sisters Jeanette of Horseshoe Bay, Joyce (Jim) of Winfield, Debbie (Colin) of Coquitlam. Phyllis was born in Luscar, Alberta, and moved to Horseshoe Bay where she met her loving husband of 45 years, Ron Dodd. They moved throughout the province working for the highways department and retired to Westbank, BC. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5.
1954 — 2013
Service: Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11:00 am
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the age of 59. Survived by her loving husband Percy Birch, of almost 30 years, her children, grandchildren, one brother, one sister, two aunts, numerous nieces and nephews and a large extended family. Sadly predeceased by her son, two brothers and her parents. Nancy will be remembered for her love of gardening and cooking. She loved to read cookbooks, work on puzzles and enjoyed snuggles with her cat Boots. She was kind hearted, a wonderful friend and very hard worker. We will cherish her memories in our hearts forever. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Enderby, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7.
ENSIGN, Russell Hiram
1932 — 2013
Service: Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
Born Oct 9, 1932 in Lethbridge, AB passed away peacefully at sundown September 30 in Kelowna, BC surrounded by family.
Survived by his loving wife Doreen, children Rusty (Kerin), Chris (Sandra), Shauna (Cam Bakala), Cam (Kim), ten grandchildren, sister Betty (Lou Gossen), many cousins, nieces & nephews.
A man of vision, Russ the 12th child of a prairie farmer, moved to Kelowna from Pincher Creek AB in 1948 via the Kettle Valley railroad, determined to make his own way of life. He became a member of the Kelowna Fire Department and joined the Kelowna Rowing Club. He married Doreen in 1957 and together raised a family, working an orchard in Okanagan Centre then moving to Westbank in 1962 and started a cattle ranch, which is still in operation today.
Among his many personal achievements he was an active member of the BC Hereford Association, BC Cattleman Association, Kelowna Racquet Club and Westbank Yacht Club, where he touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
He was blessed to live a very fortunate life. His passion for life in the Okanagan and his ability to express it will be greatly missed by all.
Special thank you to Dr. A Broome, Dr. Ed Welsh, Dr. D Rolf, Dr. R Foster and nursing staff Leslie and Christine.
A celebration of Russ Ensign’s life will be Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital ICU unit.
November 7, 1934 — September 23, 2013
Born in Yorkton, SK and passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Arthur was predeceased by his mother Sara, father Alex and sister Sylvia. He is survived by his sisters Freda, Gladys, brothers Gorden (Vi), Cliff (Isy) and Edward. Arthur had many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. He loved them all. We love you and we’ll miss you. Thank you to the wonderful and caring staff at Brandt’s Creek Mews. No service by request. The family will have an interment of ashes at a later date.
HARE, Clara Amanda
June 25, 1932 — October 10, 2013
Service: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:00 noon
Location: St. Michael and All Angels' Church
Clara passed away suddenly, to the grief of her family, on October 10, 2013, at the age of 81 years. She was born in Provost, Alberta, on June 25th, 1932, to Alfred and Jensine Angeltvedt (nee Tuft). A gold medalist in school and the Vice-President of the University of Alberta Student Union, she married Carl Hare in 1955. Their careers at university and in acting led them to live in several cities in England and Canada. In Victoria for twenty years, and in both in Edmonton and Kelowna for sixteen, she made many selfless contributions to those around her and to the community. She will be terribly missed by her daughter Moira, her children Emma and Nicholas and their father, Garnet; her son Donovan, his children Nathan, Dylan and Rachel and their mother, Ruth; and her son Kevin, his daughter Lucy and her mother Corinne. Although well known as an actor and teacher, she will be especially remembered for her herself; as many have said, a wonderful, warm, empathetic woman, vital, energetic, filled with such life, joy and love. Funeral services will be held in Kelowna at the Cathedral of Saint Michael and All Angels at noon on Saturday, October 19th. A memorial and interment will take place in Provost, Alberta on Monday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Lutheran Church.
Many thanks for the efforts of those who helped her in the Emergency Ward and the Cardiac Cath Lab at the Kelowna General Hospital.