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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kamloops - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 60

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Gunter Bittner
April 18, 1921 - November 3, 2008

Gunter Bittner of Kamloops passed away on November 3, 2008 at 87 years of age.

He is survived by his loving wife Marianne of 65 years, children Eva Keller (Wayne) of Barriere BC, Peter Bittner of Richmond BC, Paul Bittner (Angela) of Kamloops BC, Harold Bittner of Kamloops BC, Robert Bittner (Dawn) of Turner Valley AB, and Elisabeth Chayer of Clearwater BC; grandchildren Sandra & Corinne Keller, Travis & Steven Bittner, Mitchell & Cameron Chayer, and Joy & Julia Bittner; and his sister Gisela Lessel.

Gunter was born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany. Gunter and Marianne were married in 1944 and immigrated to Canada in 1952. They settled and built a house in North Kamloops. They met Mack & Mabel Allen and relocated to Brennan Creek to work for M. Allen Logging. After moving back to Kamloops, Dad worked for West End Motors, Automart and Northsyde Automotive until his retirement. In his retirement years he was an active member of the Model Railroaders and also pursued his other passion of fishing.

Special thanks to Dr. Yanko and the staff at R.I.H. for their thoughtful care and attention.

An informal tea will be held at the Bittner Residence from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 8, 2008.

Donations in Gunter’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3.

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Jim Flury
February 25, 1944 - November 17, 2008

On November 17, 2008 Jim Flury of Kamloops BC passed away at the age of 64 years. Beloved husband of Linda, and dear father of Tovah Flury and Jessica Flury both of Calgary. Jim alsoleaves to cherish his memory his three grandchildren Megan, Oakley and Priya, also four brothers in Switzerland.

We would like to thank Westsyde Care for all the support that Jim was given over the years that he spent there.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday November 22, 2008 at the Westsyde Care Residence, 2980 Westsyde Road .

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Desmond Thomas Rice, P. Eng.
November 13, 1928 - December 5, 2008

On December 5, 2008, Desmond passed away peacefully in Kamloops, BC at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Louise, his children Anthony Rice (Tricia Cook) of Phoenix, Arizona, Deirdre Rice (Rolfe Horne) of Victoria, BC, and Daphne Willan (Jeff) of Edmonton, Alberta, his grandchildren, Adam and Sean Rice, Tara and Jamie Willan, and Liam and Christopher Horne, his sister Betty Williams of County Tipperary, Ireland, as well as her children Peter Williams (Eliza), Gerardine Wisdom (Adrian), Claire Williams, and Caroline (Boo) Bauer (Mickel) and grandchildren Angela, Raymond, Harry, Alistair, Alfie, Cecily, Jethro, Ruairi, Daniel-Patrick, Jason, and Rachel, and his cousin Rosemary Furlong of Coosan Point, Athlone and her son Alan, predeceased by niece Edwina Williams.

Born on November 13, 1928 in Peshawar, Pakistan to Dr. Henry James Rice, a British army Colonel, and Lilian Florence Cecilia Rice, he graduated from Trinity College in Dublin. Desmond subsequently worked in Malaya, where he met Louise. In 1957, Desmond and Louise emigrated from Ireland to Victoria, BC and Desmond began his career with the British Columbia Forest Service. In 1968, he transferred to the position of District Engineer in Kamloops, BC, retiring in 1987. Desmond avidly pursued his passion for outdoor sports and shared many hours hiking, backpacking, skiing, canoeing, and sailing with his family and with close friends. He will be remembered as an ardent supporter of civic causes and for his hearty laugh and genteel personality.

The family extends a sincere thank you to the staff at Ponderosa Lodge for the care and compassion shown to Desmond over the past few months. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 36 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 400, Toronto ON, M4R 1A1, in commemoration of Desmond’s love of beautiful wild places. Desmond’s longstanding wish was that no service be held on his passing. His family is respecting this wish.

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August 9, 1924 – December 30, 2008

Lorne Allan Affleck of Osoyoos, B.C. passed away on December 30th, 2008 at 84 years of age. Lorne is survived by his loving wife Opal, his beloved children, son William (Val) Affleck of Surrey BC, stepson Steve Parker of Grande Prairie AB and stepdaughter Ronda Parker of Edmonton AB. He also leaves to cherish his memory, grandchildren, Wendy (Kemper) Klyne of Kamloops, BC, step-granddaughters, Krista Smith/Parker of Tumbler Ridge, BC, and Kimberly Parker of Winnipeg MB, also great grandchildren Abby and Joel Klyne of Kamloops BC, as well as one sister Ruth Duncan of Port Moody BC. Lorne also leaves behind son in-law, Ian Chalmers of Kamloops BC, stepdaughter in-law Sandra Parker of Tumbler Ridge BC, niece Lois (Carl) Schwartz and children Matthew, Marianne and David, also nephew Paul Duncan and children Mark, Shawna and Steven.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Catherine Affleck, brother in-law Douglas Duncan, daughters Lorna Chalmers and Wendy Burns and stepson Duncan Parker.

Born in the farming community of Oyen Alberta, Lorne worked on various farms in the area during his teenage years. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941 and served as an Able Leading Seaman, mainly on various corvettes performing escort duties in the North Atlantic. Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he came to Kamloops BC and worked with his father at the Tranquille Farm as a labourer.

In 1948 he started working for Kelly Douglas Wholesale Branch in Kamloops. His career with Kelly Douglas lasted 40 years including 10 years in Kamloops, 9 years in Prince George, including a four year hiatus to work for Bill Mahood in the retail grocery field as Manager of Queensway Market, then back to the wholesale branch with Kelly Douglas for three years in Nanaimo and 18 years in Pine Point NWT, as manager of the IGA store (owned by Kelly Douglas).

Lorne retired from Kelly Douglas in 1988 with the shutdown of Pine Point Mines and moved to Osoyoos BC, where he loved to garden and became known as the “cucumber man” by the girls at Fernandes Fruitstand. He and Opal enjoyed many trips travelling throughout BC and Alberta and the western states visiting family, friends and sightseeing.

Lorne was known for his wit, humour and charmed everyone he met.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Viewing will be held between 12:00-2:00 PM on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Kamloops Funeral Home in the Rosewood Room, friends and family welcome.

Memorial Service will take place at 3:00 PM on Thursday January 8th, 2009 in the River Room, Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops BC, with Pastor Mary Widmer officiating.

Donations may be made in Lorne’s memory to the Penticton Hospital 550 Carmi Ave., Penticton BC V2A 3G6 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada B.C. Branch 1600 6th Ave. W Suite 320 Vancouver B.C. V6J 9Z9.

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David Lewis Jones
May 12, 1924 - February 5, 2009

David Lewis Jones of Kamloops passed away on February 5, 2009 at the age of 85 years.

David is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, June Jones; daughter Patricia (Rodger) Hort of Kamloops, daughter Lorraine Cotter Jones of Lillooet, and son David (Brenda) Jones of Revelstoke; and his beloved grandchildren Amanda, Jeffery, Michelle, Elysia and Michael.

Predeceased by his parents, Dorothy and Noel Jones of Prince Rupert.

David was born May 12, 1924 in Vernon BC. He lived in the Queen Charlotte Islands, Prince Rupert and Lewis Island. Dave joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. David and June were married on August 19, 1949 in Prince Rupert. He loved music and was in several bands including The Yellowhead Express, the Sentimental Journey Band, and was a founding member of the Swing and Jazz Society. Around Kamloops and the North Thompson Valley he was known as “Mr. Harmonica.”

Dave loved the outdoors, he camped and fished his whole life and was always outside. He was a passionate outdoorsman and an avid fly fisherman since the 1950s. Dave owned and operated “Moose Camp” out of Clearwater, a hunting and fishing camp that was visited by people from all over North America. David and June moved to Kamloops in 1980.

His spirit lives on in all the people he touched

Special thanks to Mary, Lisa, and all the wonderful nurses and volunteers at Kamloops Hospice for their loving care of Dave, and also to Dr. Kruger.

The Celebration of David’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, with Canon Jack Phelps officiating.

Donations in Dave’s memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. Flowers gratefully declined.

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Roderick Charles Fehr
September 6, 1934 - February 3, 2009

Roderick Charles Fehr passed away at his home in Cache Creek on February 3, 2009.

Rod was born on September 6, 1934 in Kamloops, and was raised in Savona, and the past few years he resided in Cache Creek.

He is survived by his daughter, Lillian, two granddaughters and one grandson; his

long-time companion, Vivian Froste; brothers Henry, Edwin and Gordon; sisters Evelyn, Lillian and Norma and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Tea will be held at the O.A.P.O. Hall in Savona on February 14, 2009 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Kamloops Funeral Home

March 12, 1942 - March 22, 2009

With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved “Dick”, extraordinary teacher, musician, humanitarian, brother and friend. Dick lived his life with exuberance and the profound belief in the elixir created by large doses of music mixed with positive thought and action. He never met a student he did not have time for or an enquiring mind he did not try to encourage. He found the lack of adequate funding for public education unacceptable in our rich society and spent countless hours working with others for a more truly inclusive society.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Dick emigrated to Canada with parents Samuel and Ethel, and sister Dian, in October 1956.

Graduating with U.B.C.’s first class of the newly created faculty of music in 1964, Dick began what was to become a most distinguished career as a music teacher, first in Revelstoke before settling in Kamloops, B.C.

Dick was not only a teacher but a strong advocate for music and the art in the Kamloops area and received considerable support and recognition for his role. He was awarded a life-time honorary membership in the B.C. Music Educators Association and was honoured by the Association as Teacher of the Year, for which he was justifiably proud.

Avid reader, sports enthusiast, farmer, jokester, political activist, Dick raised the bar for us all and lent grace to the word teacher. He could not defeat the ravages of diabetes however.

His passing leaves a great void.

His memory will be forever cherished.

Dick is survived by his sister Dian and brother in-law James Dougan of Nanaimo and long time close friends, Cliff and Barbara Noakes, Jack and Diane Buckham, and their families, for whom Dick was adopted uncle.

A Celebration of Dick’s life will take place at 12:30 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2009 in the Sagebrush Theatre,1300 9th Ave., Kamloops B.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diabetes Research or the Kamloops Foundation, Richard Dickens Music Scholarship Fund.

Kamloops Funeral Home

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