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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 57

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2016, at 8:07 a.m.

Ron Craig
December 19, 1931 - July 6, 2008

Ronald Herbert Craig of Deadman Creek passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the age 76 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife Belinda, his two sisters Betty Roberts and Peggy Goold of Revelstoke and his brother Herb (Colleen) of Deadman Creek. Ron has been ranching in the Deadman Creek area for fifty years.

He was a loving husband and good friend.

A Celebration of Ron’s life will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2008 in the Savona Community Hall.

Memorial Donations may be made in Ron’s memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.

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Albert Joseph Auriat
April 24, 1924 - July 19, 2008

Bert passed away peacefully after a short illness July 19, 2008. Born the 6th of 12 children on April 24, 1924 to Francois Auriat and Victoire Montes in St. Front, Saskatchewan, Bert left home early and worked to help support the family during the Great Depression.

Bert is predeceased by his wife Simone, brothers Peter, Paul, Jean, Germaine, Marcel, Edward, Victor, and grandson David, and is remembered fondly by his six children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and surviving siblings.

Bert was one of four brothers from his family to serve in the Canadian army during the Second World War. A proud veteran of the Italian campaign, where he served with the 17th Field Regiment, RCA of the 5th Armoured Division, Bert was seriously wounded during the fierce fighting at Monte Cassino in 1944.

Returning home, Bert married Simone Fortin and raised six children while earning a living as carpenter. Bert had a wide circle of friends who will always remember his colourful personality, sense of humour, his generous nature and his passion for political debate, hockey and his garden.

In lieu of flowers Bert asked for donations in his memory to Kamloops Food Bank.

Viewing will take place on Wednesday July 23, 2008 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Rosewood Room at the Kamloops Funeral Home.

A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday July 24, 2008 at 1:00 in the Chapel of the Kamloops Funeral Home 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC.

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Peter Douglas Wiseman
August 6, 1940 - July 19, 2008

Peter Douglas Wiseman of Chase BC passed away in July, 2008 at the age of 67 years.

Peter is survived by his loving wife Judith, sisters Ann (Brian) Foran, Ruth (Allan) Sargant, brothers Robin (Nancy) Wiseman, and Paul Wiseman, numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul is predeceased by his father Robert, mother Miriam, sister Marie.

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Ron Porath
May 25, 1946 - July 21, 2008

Intelligent, quiet, hard working, loving family man

With tears in our eyes and a painful hole in our hearts we announce the passing of Ronald (Ron) Jack Porath.

Beloved husband of Lissa (Middleton) loving father of Aaron and Meghan and missed by brother Merv (Marion) of Vancouver, BC.

He will be remembered by many family relatives and friends.

Ron worked for the city of Kamloops for 28 years starting in the office, moving to a pipe fitter position and finally as a water mechanic. He was very proud of his ticket designation on water systems. He never stopped working even in retirement. He was very active in the Westsyde High School Planning Council, band and worked hard to ensure continuing bursaries thru the Kamloops Foundation. Ron always had projects on the go. He was interested especially antiques-never did get that 63 Catalina on the road.

Too many family priorities and helping others got in the way. Ron's favorite place was Camp Grafton on Shuswap Lake. He had many years of volunteering at the camp, help to build the kitchen/hall, to upgrading and running the water system. His most prized accomplishment fundraising and non stop working to help build the underground tunnel to provide sale access to the lake for the children. But by far he was most dedicated to his family. He was proud of his children Aaron and Meghan's accomplishments in sports, music, drama, and academic achievements. He received a lot of pleasure, entertainment and long walks from his four footed friend Callie, his Springer Spaniel.

Our family would like to express a special thanks to sister and brother in-law Chris and Al Zackodnik for all their continual support these past 8 weeks. Friends, Monty, Claire, Al, Tricia, Paul, Michelle, and Johnny. A very special thank you from Lissa to Gayle Combes and Holly Judd. Also to all her staff friends in ACU for their on going support and to Dr. Mavis Hollman for her excellent and compassionate care of Ron.

Ron always said our life was like a book, with each page turned a new chapter began and a new experience started. We have enjoyed every page. It is with extreme sadness and a heavy heart we have come to the final chapter, a 6 month courageous battle with a brain tumor.

Memorial Service to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Kamloops Foundation C/O Kirsten McDougall, Box 15, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K3. BC Cancer Foundation, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3. Kamloops Hospice, 72 Whiteshield, Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.

As we close the final page of the book I leave you Ron saying I LOVE YOU more than anything. I'll see you in heaven.

André Gerald Godin
September 17, 1960 - August 3, 2008

On August 03, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer, André Godin passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice with his family by his side. André’s last 13 months was spent in the loving care of his mother within her home.

André will be sadly missed by his mother Jeannette; sisters Lorraine, Jeannette (Michael), and Jackie; brothers, Paul (Lyn), Albert (Lori), and Richard (Lori); as well as his nieces and nephews, Kristin, Daniel, Jolie, Nicolas, Brittany, Chelsy, Tamara, Brian, Jessica, Brandon, Kaylea, Joel and Adam, numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, Laura, Julia and an abundance of friends.

André was predeceased by his father Charles in May 2003.

André spent the last two decades as a baker for Tim Horton’s (11 years), and the European Bakery (10 years).

André was born at R.I.H. in Kamloops on September 17, 1960. André was a very hard worker who chose a simple, humble life. André lived his entire life in Kamloops and decided very early in life to never obtain a drivers license; this did not stop him from traveling as he would bus, bike or walk throughout the province. André had a great love for his cat, Mica who mourns his loss along with his family.

Public viewing will take place from 4:00-6:00 pm on Thursday, August 7, 2008 in the Rosewood Room at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 7, 2008 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road.

A Celebration of André’s life will be held at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, on Friday August 08th at 11:00 am, Reverend Father Peter Hoan Nguyen, Celebrant. Following the service, André will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.

The family expresses our sincere thanks to the home support workers and nurses of home health, with a special thanks to Blaine Holden for his exceptional support and care of André. We are grateful to the staff and physicians involved his care at RIH. A very special thank-you to Victoria and Karen at hospice.

Donations may be made in André’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society 111- 450 Lansdowne St., Victoria Street Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y3.

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May 14, 1921 - August 19, 2008

Bert Oscar “Andy” Anderson of Kamloops passed away on August 19, 2008 at 87 years of age.

Andy is survived by his wife Veronica, sons Glenn, Ross (Diane), Kevin (Sharon) and Conrad all of Kamloops; grandchildren Gary (Lindsey), Dexter (Tracy), Clinton (Zahra), Kurtis, Trevor, Mathew and Rhonda (Darcy); great grandchildren Zackery, Taylor, Ethan and Madison; and brother Elvin (Sonja) of Winnipeg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Karl Oscar, mother Anna Helen (nee Peterson), and baby brother Melvin.

Andy was born on May 14, 1921 in Revelstoke BC. He lived with his parents in Field BC from 1926 to 1935 and then moved back to Revelstoke. He finished High School at Campion College, Regina. Andy started in train service with the C.P.R. in Revelstoke in 1941, took a leave of absence and enlisted in the R.C.A.F. In the spring of 1942 he went overseas and in spring of 1943 was an airgunner. He was shot down and wounded at the end of July 1943 and eventually ended up in Stalag IV B as a prisoner of war, until he was liberated by Russian forces in 1945. He resumed train service in 1946 until his retirement in 1974. Andy met his wife Veronica at Shaughnessy Military Hospital in Vancouver in 1945 and they were married in August of 1946. They moved to Kamloops in 1948.

The Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, with Reverend Terri-Ann Mattiasson officiating. Following the service, Andy will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Andy’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Food Bank, PO Box1513 Station Main Kamloops BC V2C 6L8 or to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1.

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William Gerard Tone
October 4, 1942 - August 19, 2008

It is with great sadness that Gerard’s family announces his passing on August 19, 2008 in Royal Inland Hospital at Kamloops BC at the age of 65.

Affectionately known as “G” he will be greatly missed by his Best Friend and Loving Wife Gail, sons Tyler, Shaun (Teri), Scott (Ana) and his stepchildren Shane Sytnyk (Bobbi), Rhonda (Dylan Barton), and Deanne (Paul Heino); grandchildren Amanda Tone, Ashley Tone, Kane Tone, Kevin Graham and Reid Barton; many sisters and brothers in-law, nieces and nephews, and wonderful friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Archie and Mary Tone and brother Wesley.

Gerard was born in Edmonton, Alberta on October 4, 1942. He was very knowledgeable when it came to his cows; purebred Herefords were his passion. He involved himself in 4H as a leader and was involved with many Fall Fairs. His most recent and loved job was the making of the ice roads north of Yellowknife for Nuna Logistics. His stories and jokes will be with all of us forever. Gerard was most proud of his fishpond and water feature. He loved reading, taking fishing trips, playing darts and pool at the Legion, traveling, and card games. He had a thirst for learning. Above and beyond anything else, he loved his family. Gerard lived his life realistically and fought his cancer with great strength and dignity.

A Celebration of Gerard’s life will take place at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 28, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, with Mary Widmer officiating.

Donations in memory of Gerard may be made to the R.I.H. Foundation Cancer Service Fund, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1, in lieu of flowers.

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