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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 46

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Judith Paula Miller nee Marineau/Dalsvaag
October 19, 1938 - November 29, 2010

Judith Paula Miller of Kamloops BC was granted her Angel Wings on November 29th 2010 at 73 years of age.

Judy is survived by son Dennis (Lynn) Marineau, daughter Suzanne (Rod) Wiebe, stepdaughters Vicki Warner and Joanne (Dave) Spear, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister Nina (Doug) Atchison, sister in-law Jeanne Dalsvaag, brother in-law Jim Spring, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Judy was predeceased by her husband Norm Miller, stepson Bruce Miller, brother Arild Dalsvaag, sister Sigrid Spring and her parents Anton and Astrid Dalsvaag.

Judy loved spending time with family; she loved to garden, travel, and play her piano. Judy spent countless hours volunteering in her community and she will be greatly missed by all of us.

A Celebration of Judy’s Life will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Berwick on the Park, 60 Whiteshield Crescent, Kamloops.

In lieu of Flowers, please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society,111-450 Lansdowne St., Kamloops BC V2C 1Y3.

Marion Solowan
March 18, 1935 - November 22, 2010

Marion Solowan of Kamloops passed away on November 22, 2010 at 75 years of age. Survived by her loving children Glen (Heather) Solowan of Vanderhoof BC and Debbie Solowan of Abbotsford BC, grandchildren Matthew (Traci) Montgomery and George Solowan, sister Ethel (Dick) Bierlert of Campbell River BC. Marion was predeceased by her husband Jim (James) Solowan. Marion was a dedicated wife for 52 years and a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed casinos and travel in her later years.

Special thanks to the Royal Inland Hospital nurses, Georgina Wilmot, her children and their spouses.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Marion to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Spurgeon Delbert Trefry
February 17, 1919 - December 11, 2010

Del passed away in his sleep on December 11, 2010 after a long and difficult battle with dementia. Born in Vancouver, BC on February 17, 1919 to Ceceilia & Joseph Trefry, he leaves behind his son; Ralph (Dee-Dee) Trefry, granddaughter Wendy (Darrell) Paget, great grandchildren Travis and Taylor, granddaughter Nikki (Aaron), great grandson Todd of Kamloops. His daughter Geraldine (Bret) Moore, granddaughters Theresa (Tony) Mitchel, great grandson Tyler of Vancouver, granddaughter Jacqueline Mayes, great grandson Aaron, granddaughter Jennifer Sarret; great granddaughters Marron, Avery, Paige and great grandson Liam all of Selah, WA,. Brother Aubrey of Osoyoos, sister Ethel Barton of Vancouver, BC, half brother Stephen (Cristi) of Kelowna, BC, also many nieces and nephews across BC and Alberta.

Predeceased by his devoted wife of 48 years Margaret; brother Wendel and infant great granddaughter Tess. Dad was a dedicated government employee for all of his working life. His specialty was radio technology, serving as the O.I.C. for the D.O.T. in Crescent Valley, Ashcroft and in Kamloops until his early retirement at the age of 58.

Throughout his life, dad had many hobbies he excelled at; among them were ham radio, boat building, carpentry, building sound equipment and always, music. He and mom enjoyed their activities together as they boated on the Shuswap, travelling and camping to visit friends and relatives.

A most talented guitar and instrument player, he shared these gifts with his family, friends and fellow musicians. Being a member of the “The Old Time Fiddlers” and “The V.I.P. Band” enabled him to entertain the public, especially the extended care facilities.

“Thank you for your music Dad (Grandad)”

Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Overlander Extended Care for being there for him when we weren’t able to.

A Service of Remembrance will take place at 10:00 am on December 18th at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Barbara Jean Hughes (nee Scott)

December 26, 1920 - December 13, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara “Jean” Hughes on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 89 years of age.

Mum will be sadly missed by her children Sharon Schwarz (Henry) and Joan Chambers (Wayne), grandchildren Randy Schwarz (Karen), Rob Schwarz (Tricia), Kari Kozak, and Wade Kozak (Samantha), and her great grandchildren Sarah, Kurt, Stephen, Daine, Thomas, Hannah, Madison and Miranda.

Jean was predeceased by her husband Vern in 2000.

Mum was born in Coronation, Alberta on December 26, 1920. She lived her younger years in Luscar, Alberta until she married Dad on July 3, 1940. They moved to Vancouver and then on to Kamloops in 1956. Mum worked for Woodwards in the Wool Department for many years. She was well liked by her co-workers and customers who came to her for advice on how to knit or crochet. Mum was always happy and laughed a lot. She had a wonderful life.

The family would like to offer their thanks to Dr. Yanko and staff, to 5N at R.I.H., and to the staff at the Hamlets for their support and kindness.

A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in the Hillside Cemetery, 750 Notre Dame, Kamloops, B.C.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Ramona Laverne Paquette
August 30, 1932 - December 10, 2010

Ramona Laverne Paquette of Kamloops passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 78 years of age.

The Memorial Service will take place at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 17, 2010 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.

Theresa Annie Cook (Vinish)
October 12, 1933 – December 14, 2010

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Theresa Annie Cook of Kamloops B.C on Tuesday December 14, 2010 at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 77 years.

Mom will be missed dearly by children Gerald (Bev) Cook of Surrey B.C., Karen Cook of Kamloops, Ken (Nanci) Cook of Kamloops. Diane (Keith) Marshall of Calgary, Patsy (Alan) Cook of Kamloops and son-in-law Donald Parke. Also left with cherished memories are her grandchildren, Jason, Jeff & Tyler Carlson, Alan & Neil Parke, Matt, Rod & Isa Cook, Courtney, Erin and Justin Marshall, her sisters, Rosie (Mervin) Goller of Sask, Irene (Cyril) Marcotte of Sask, Elsie Ziebart of Calgary, brothers Ed (Elaine) of USA, Joe (Kathy) Vinish of Ontario, Don Vinish of Sask, Dennis (Betty) of Alberta, Larry (Linda) Vinish of Surrey. B.C, and numerous neices and nephews.

Mom is pre-deceased by her husband of 50 years, Roderick Cook, her daughter, Daphne Parke, son-in-law, Steve Scott and her parents Joseph and Margaret Vinish.

Mom was a physicatric nurse in B.C. and Sask at a young age. In 1968 our parents moved to Kamloops, Mom worked at Tranquille School until its closure and continued part time at KSCL until retirement. Mom enjoyed her time at Scotch Creek with her many family members and neighbours. Mom enjoyed the evening around the fire listening to the days tales from all her grandchildren and enjoyed many quiet winter evenings.

A very special thank you to Dr. Proctor for allowing us this extra time. Family members also extend their thanks to the nursing staff and all other physicians at R.I.H. For giving our mother respect and dignity during her illness.

The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday December 20, 2010 at the Kamloops Funeral Home 285 Fortune Drive. Following the service the cremated remains of Theresa will be interred at Hillside Cemetry.

The family would appreciate memorial donations made to the ICU Unit, R.I.H., 511 Columbia Street, Kamloops.B.C.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

June 24, 1923 - December 20, 2010

Ed passed away peacefully on December 20, 2010 in Kamloops BC, with his family at his side. Ed was relieved from the pain and discomfort he had over the last few months which he handled with grace and dignity. He is survived by his wife Maybelle. They recently celebrated 60 years of marriage together. Ed is also survived by his eight children; Glenn (Cheryllynn), Wendy (Bill Blair), Teresa (Bob Wright), Allen (Deanna), Bonnie (Mark Bartle), Linda (Nick DeCicco), Kurt (Lanette), and Karen (Nick Dicostanzo). He will also be greatly missed by his 23 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Ed was predeceased by his parents and all of his 14 siblings.

Ed was born on June 24, 1923 in Englefeld, Saskatchewan. Raised during the depression, Ed enjoyed sports and school until he quit after grade 8 to make ends meet for his family. Ed served his country in the WW II European theatre of war. Upon his return from overseas, he was introduced to his future wife Maybelle by his nephew. They enjoyed attending dances together and playing cards. Ed and Maybelle moved to Kamsack, Saskatchewan and started their family. Ed supported their growing family by running a butcher shop. Ed’s came to love BC during his time in the military. In 1961, Ed and Maybelle made a decision to move to Kamloops and worked at Safety Mart as a meat cutter for 22 years. He worked as a custodian at OLPH School until his “second” retirement

He will be fondly remembered for his terrific sense of humour and his love of good food. He always made sure guests left the table without room for another bite. Many of his family’s greatest memories of Ed took place at the cabin which he built on Kamloops Lake. There he would treat everyone to his famous waffle and doughboy breakfasts. He enjoyed campfires and campfire songs, hunting with his children, fishing and gardening. Ed’s legacy to his family will be the love he showed them, and the interest he showed in their lives. He was a member of OLPH Church, Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion. Ed always said that Catholicism “built a family.” His children all received a gifted childhood and lifelong lessons from the love and example he set on how to take care of one’s family.

Dad, “Go straight home and don’t fool around on the road.”

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Hollman, Dr. Howie and the staff at RIH, the Hamlets and the Marjorie Snowden Willoughby Hospice House.

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2010 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, Reverend Father Peter Hoan Nguyen, Celebrant.

Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Pro-life Society 331 Maple St, Kamloops, BC V2B 4A9 or to the charity of your choice. Flowers gratefully declined.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Esther Freseda Ingeborg Williston
October 16, 1935 - December 26, 2010

On Sunday, December 26, 2010, Mrs Esther Williston (nee Johnson) passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home at the age of 75 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Cam of 51 years, in September 2006. She is survived by her son, John (Donna) of Yellowknife, her three daughters, Sherry (Murray) Willis of Kamloops, Carol (Doug) Adams of Tsawwassen and Gayle (Gary) Hunter of Merville, B.C. and her 12 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. She also leaves to cherish her memory her birth family of three sisters, Lynn, Ruby and Helmy and three brothers, Art, Ivor and Eric, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant sister, Florence in 1937, and also predeceased by her two brothers and five sisters of her adoptive family, Lena, Henry, Harold, Margaret, Edna, Hilda and Edith. She is also remembered by many nieces and nephews of her adoptive family.

Mom was born Esther Fresada Ingeborg Johnson in Evelyn, B.C. in 1935, to Bjuty and John Johnson. Mom met Dad in Smithers, when he came to work for his brother. They were married April 1955 in Penticton. Dad’s work took them to Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Vancouver and then to Kamloops. When Mom had finished raising us kids, she took a job driving school bus, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

When Mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September 2010, she proceeded to get her affairs in order for the time when she would leave us. Mom had a brief stay in the hospital, and went into the Marjorie Willoughby Home for her last 10 days. She spoke often of the wonderful care she was receiving in hospice and appreciated so very much the caring staff. She also wanted thanks to go to the caring nurses on 3W at RIH. Special thanks to Dr. Hollman, the wonderful nurses and caring staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Home.

Funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops B.C. with Mr. Dwayne Powell officiating.

Should friends desire, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9 in Memory of Mom would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

22 DECEMBER 1915 - 10 JANUARY 2008

Mum passed away peacefully in her sleep at Overlander Extended Care Hospital.

She is survived by her daughter Tina Cole of Kamloops, Grandsons David (Tracy), of Pitt Meadows, Micheal and Stephen of Kamloops.

She was predeceased by her husband Reg in 1995, Son-in-law Alan in 2007 and her brothers Fred and Harold.

Val was born in London E10, emigrated to Canada and Kamloops in 1967.

Val gave much of her time volunteering with RIH Afternoon Auxiliary. She had been president and secretary, as well as working in all the different departments. She also belonged to the Rebekahs and the Overlanders Women’s Institute until ill health stopped her.

The family would like to thank all of her caregivers in both Orchard Grove and South Park at Overlander for their compassionate care of her.

Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops SPCA.

There will be no funeral by request, but a memorial tea will be held in the Spring, date and time to yet be determined.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home. 554-2577

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