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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 52

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2016, at 8:00 a.m.

Thomas Jensby Roesen
November 30, 1931 - June 30, 2011

Tom passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side. Born in Denmark, Tom immigrated to Canada in 1957. He lived in Calgary where he met his soul mate, Geri. Tom was a lineman with Highland Valley Power and a member of IBEW (#993). Tom and his family relocated to Kamloops in 1967.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughters Gail, Autumn, Robin and Roxanne, grandsons Larry and Trevor, great grandchildren Courtnay and Tanner as well as numerous relatives on the prairies, in Denmark and a sister in Turkey.

He was predeceased by his first wife Geri (1993), his second wife Dodie (2010) and infant grandson Mathew (1992).

Tom was a dedicated family man with a great sense of fun and loved to tell jokes. He enjoyed the outdoors and liked to cook. Tom was well liked and respected by all who knew him.

A Pot Luck Celebration of Life will be held at his home on Sunday, July 24th from 1pm to 4pm in Tranquille Valley (Red Lake) - follow the signs.

Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9 would be greatly appreciated, in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Margaret Eileen Yanchuk (nee Adams)
November 14, 1935 - February 27, 2008

Margaret Eileen Yanchuk (nee Adams) of Kamloops passed away on February 27, 2008 at the age of 72 years.

She is survived by her loving husband Matthew Yanchuk, son Darrell (Shelly) Adams of Savona BC, Donna (Bob Robertson) Sargeant of Innisfail Alberta; grandchildren Alea (Chad) Munden, Travis Sargeant, Dustin (Sherry) Adams, Michelle Sargeant, and Jessi Adams; great grandchildren Sidney & Brody Munden; her brothers and sisters Pauline (Don) Seymour, Josie (Wally) Ball, George (Irene) Ward, Bud (Evelyn) Ward, and Helen Dumontel; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.

Predeceased by Delbert Adams (1st husband) in 1968, parents Stuart & Helen Ward, in-laws Frank & Mary Adams, Harry & Mary Yanchuk, Barry Harper, Joe Yanchuk, Joe Dumontel, brother John Ward, and nephews Danny Kazakoff and Gary Ward.

Marg was one of seven children born to Stuart and Helen Ward on November 14, 1935 at Patricia, Alberta. Mom was a very avid golfer and curler until January of 2000 when she suffered a massive stroke and was paralyzed on her right side. This never stopped her though, as during her recovery she would ride the golf cart with Dad, and it always made her feel good. I think she became Dad’s personal coach. In the winter she would attend the curling club with Dad, where he continued to play with the mixed senior league, and be the team cheerleader. No matter the struggles in Mom’s life, she always had a smile on her face right until that fateful day that she was taken to be with the Lord.

May she rest in peace

A Celebration of Margaret’s life will take place at 12:30 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria Street.

Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Thomas Massey
March 25, 1925 - July 29, 2011

Thomas Massey left for his heavenly home on Friday, July 29, 2011.

Thomas will be dearly missed by his loving wife Persis of 57+ years, two sons Dr. Donald (Dr. Valerie) of Edmonton and Daniel (Roberta) of West Kelowna, along with his grandchildren Ashleigh, Jarrett, Danica and Isaac and his dear brother Benjamin Prashad (Salomi) of Calgary.

He will also be missed by many relations and friends in many parts of the world.

The family would like to extend many thanks to the medical staff of 6 South and 7 North, and the hemodialysis staff of R.I.H. Also our heartfelt gratitude goes to Dr. Simon Triessman, Dr. Marie Michaud and Dr. Joslin Conley for their compassionate support to Thomas during his painful sickness.

Psalms 116:15 - “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

Should friends desire, donations to Gideon Bibles would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

The Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Thomas Massey will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 8, 2011 in the First Baptist Church, 454 Columbia St., Kamloops, B.C. Viewing will take place prior to the service, in the church, from 9:00 to 10:45 am. Following the service, Thomas will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

William (Bill) Geefs
October 10, 1928 - May 19, 2011

The family of William (Bill) Geefs sadly announces his passing in the Royal Inland Hospital on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Donna, children Julie (Dan) McKinnon, Jody (Gordon) Forslund, Jan (Dave Whitson), and Jay (Lisa), 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Clara, sisters Doris and Gloria, and in-laws Tony and Gertrude Andrew.

Bill was born in Vancouver and moved to Kamloops in 1956 with Swift Canadian, where he resided at the Kamloops Fire Hall as a volunteer fireman. In 1963 he started work with Chapman’s Transport/Motorways until his retirement in 1986. Bill played baseball with the Kamloops Okonots and coached the Teamsters Jr. Girls Softball team for many years. He also played softball, football, hockey and golf. Bill loved animals, country music and whistling.

No formal service by request.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300-828 8th Ave West Vancouver, BC, or the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street Kamloops, B.C in memory of Bill would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Nick Rezeli
January 10, 1936 - April 30, 2011

On April 30, 2011 Nick Rezeli of Kamloops, BC passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, with his family by his side, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Nick is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Gloria; daughter Jacquie (Elliot) of Cochrane, Alberta; son Darren of Kamloops, BC; grandsons Solomon and Arlo Searle of Cochrane, Alberta; sisters Kathy (Alec) Sandorne, Bubba Gesztesi, and Tutti Turi. He is predeceased by his parents Ference and Maria Rezeli.

Nick was born in Zirc, Hungary. His family remained, but he left and made his way to Canada in 1956 after fleeing the Hungarian Revolution. He ventured into the interior and ended up in Kamloops, BC. There he met the love of his life, Gloria, in 1965, and a few years later he established NR Builders. With NR Builders, Nick has built more than 400 homes in the Kamloops area. In 2008, Nick was named a life member of the Canadian Home Builders Association-Central Interior Chapter, the first builder to receive such an honour. Nick has also been very well respected and well-known member of the soccer community in Kamloops for over 45 years. He has been involved in the game as a player, coach, sponsor, and as a fan. Nick will be fondly remembered for his love and devotion to his family, his friends, the beautiful game of soccer, and a good bottle of red wine.

The family would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to the staff and many volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their tremendous care and compassion during Nick’s illness.

A Celebration of Nick’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11:00 am at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, with Pastor Don Maione officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Nick’s memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Crescent. South, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9 (250-372-1336).

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

Takehiko Peter Kuromi
March 17, 1912 - January 18, 2008

Takehiko Peter Kuromi of Kamloops passed away in the Royal Inland Hospital on January 18, 2008 at 95 years of age.

He is survived by his children, Ruth of Kamloops, Mark (Wendy) of Widway BC, Luke of Jasper Alberta, Donna of Kamloops, Richard (Shirley) of Kamloops and Janet (Floyd) Martin of Youbou BC; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Miki in December 2006, son in-law Brian Coldwell in October 2005, father Muneyoshi, mother Sekino, and two brothers, Ryuyi and Toshikatsu.

Takehiko was born on March 17, 1912 in Tottori-ken, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 1928. He married Miki in Vancouver on November 25, 1940. He was taken as a prisoner of war during WWII and sent to Angler, Ontario for the duration of the war. After the war ended, he was shipped to Iron Springs, Alberta and returned to BC in 1950. After retiring from Weyerhauser in 1977, he worked for the Kamloops Curling Club as an Iceman. His summers were spent tending to his huge garden.

The family gives special thanks to Dr. Ron Oyler and the nursing staff on 3 West for their kindness, patience and care.

Graveside service to be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home.

Ken Rose
October 8, 1940 - March 1, 2008

Kenneth Gordon Rose passed away on March 1, 2008 in Kamloops BC.

A private family gathering will be held in the spring.

“You’re gone but not forgotten,
We think of you each day.
The sun stopped shining in our hearts,
The day you passed away”

October 18, 1983 - August 18, 2011

It is with heavy hearts and tear-filled eyes that we have to announce the sudden passing of Steve Axel Lundstrom.

He leaves to cherish his memory, Angela and their adoring son, Matthew; parents Larry and Barb Lundstrom, sisters Lisa and Jennifer, nephews Jonathan and Quinn, all of Kamloops, his uncle Ronnie and aunt Debbie Senkiw of Winnipeg, and so many more family and friends. Steve was a dedicated CP Rail employee. He loved the railway, it was his passion. He spent many hours taking pictures and video at the rail yards. It was an interest that he shared deeply with his son. It is so surreal that he is gone, so many words left unspoken but knowing that he is in Heaven with his grandparents that he missed so much, gives us great comfort in knowing that he is truly at peace.

We will miss him in body, but his memory will live in our hearts forever.

A savings account has been set up for Matthew at the HSBC Bank in Angela Ward’s name - Account # 10460 016 225065150.

The Memorial Prayer Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Dr, with Father Peter Hoan Nguyen, officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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