August "Budge" Feller
May 19, 1939 - January 9, 2013
It is with heavy hearts and sadness that the family announces the passing of August (Budge) Feller on Wednesday January 9th, 2013.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Cheryl, 3 children Budgie (Betsy) Feller of Fernie, BC, Donnie (Angelo) Fontana of Kamloops, BC and D’Arcy (Glenda) Feller of Barriere, BC. 5 amazing grandchildren, Marco (Jennifer) Fontana of Langley, Riis Fontana of Kamloops, Haley Feller of Fernie, Kara Feller of Fernie and Hannah Feller of Barriere. He will also be missed by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Budge was predeceased by his parents August and Yvonne (Billie) Feller, sisters Betty Flewin and Sharon Brewer.
Budge was born on May 19th, 1939 in Albert Park, Alberta. His family moved to Nelson, BC in 1943. After attending high school he worked with the Department of Highways surveying. In 1959 he started his machinist apprenticeship with Taylor Pearson Carson and moved to Kamloops in 1959, finishing his apprenticeship in 1962. In July 1962 Budge started working at Balco Mill as a machinist/mechanic. Budge remained there for 38 years until his retirement in 2001.
Budge and Cheryl called Heffley Creek home for 42 years. Budge’s love for his community showed in the effort he put back into it. He was a member of the Heffley Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Heffley Creek Community Club. He was on the Heffley Creek Waterworks for 33 years and was one of the founding members of the Heffley Creek Gun Club. One of Budge and Cheryl’s passions was black powder shooting along with their many friends within it.
Budge looked forward to his daily visits at 1:45pm to the gazebo at the Heffley Creek store where the Oldtimers of Heffley Creek gathered for coffee and discussions on how to solve the world’s problems. Budge had a lifelong love of the outdoors and passed this onto his children through the countless fishing, snowmobiling, camping and hunting trips.
Budge and Cheryl celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May 2012.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Colombo Hall, 814 Lorne St, Kamloops. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS Society.
December 24, 1935 - January 11, 2013
Adam Ziebart, aged 77 years, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2013 with family at his side. Adam is lovingly remembered by his children Michelle, David (Paula), Marty, Skylark, Kevin (Abie) and Jackie, his wife Janet, grandchildren Kiernan, Nathan, Justin, Rachel, Moshi and Arabella, as well as many friends and relatives. Adam came to Canada from Germany in 1953 as a journeyman carpenter, but quickly embarked on a career in the restaurant business. In the early 80s, he transitioned to a position that brought him much fulfilment at St. Ann’s Academy. Adam loved cooking, gardening, household projects, helping others, taking time for prayer and especially spending time with his family.
Viewing / visitation will be from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, January 16 at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Prayers will be recited that evening at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart on Thursday, January 17 at 11:00 am with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
The family expresses their appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the staff of the ICU, as well as the support of his parish community during these past three weeks. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, donations may be made to the ICU at Royal Inland Hospital, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1.
Rita Alice Marie (nee Rault) Fowler
May 1, 1932 - January 9, 2013
Rita Alice Marie (nee Rault) Fowler of Kamloops passed away on January 9, 2013 at 80 years of age.
She is survived by her loving children Lynn (Brian) Newman of Sherwood Park, AB, Gail (Brian) Paradis of Kamloops, grandchildren Jeffrey (Natalie) Newman, Jennifer (John) Gregory, Greg (Megan) Newman, Carolyn (Jody) Paton, Lisa (Clint) Crosman, Brad Paradis, great grandchildren Cadence and Kendra Crosman, Katharine Paton, and brother Ron (Carol) Rault.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Royal Inland Hospital for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Lung Association.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Kamloops, BC.
ADA CHRISTINE MYRAM (Koester)
March 23, 1917 – January 2, 2013
Born in Cremona, Alberta in 1917, Ada leaves behind her children, Leslie (Ev) Myram, Dennis (Bev) Myram, Margaret Frick, Pat (Michael) Kitamura, Gordon Myram; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, daughter Gail and granddaughter Loanne.
Ada spent her early years growing up in Alberta. She married Frank in 1934. After leaving Alberta, they lived in Agassiz for 10 years before moving to Kamloops. From there, they moved to the quiet community of Tete Jaune Cache in 1968. Ada and Frank then settled back in Kamloops in 1982.
Ada loved God and lived her faith in quiet action. She was a cheerful, wise woman who loved well. She was a blessing to her family to whom she was truly devoted. Although gracious and gentle, Ada had a great strength about her. Never one to be idle, her many talents included knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, cooking and gardening. Ada also enjoyed fishing (and she caught many a big fish) and camping. She leaves us with many handmade treasured heirlooms, fond memories and favorite recipes.
Ada passed away peacefully and with the same Grace that she lived her life. For those who knew her, familiar parting words from Ada would always be, “Good-bye, God Bless, and be Happy!”
A special thanks to the Renaissance Retirement Home; all staff at Overlander Extended Care (OEC), and the Ladies Auxiliary to OEC for their kindness and compassion to Ada and her family.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Kamloops Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary at OEC, 953 Southill St., Kamloops, BC, V2B 7Z9.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
Veronica Aurelia Anderson
August 5, 1915 - January 1, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Veronica Aurelia Anderson of Kamloops, BC on January 1st, 2013 at 97 years of age. Veronica is survived by her children, Glen J. Anderson, Ross P. (Diane) Anderson, Kevin A. (Sharon) Anderson and Conrad K. Anderson, all of Kamloops. Veronica is also survived by her grandchildren, Gary (Lindsay) Anderson, Rhonda Anderson, Dexter (Tracy) Anderson, Clinton (Zahra) Anderson, Trevor (Jodi) Anderson, Kurtis Anderson and Mathew Anderson, as well as her great grandchildren Zackery Anderson, Taylor Kaban, Ethan Kaban and Madison Anderson, and her many nieces and nephews. Veronica is predeceased by her husband, Bert Oscar Anderson, and her parents and brothers and sisters.
Veronica was born in Ottawa, Ontario, August 5th, 1915. She graduated from Ottawa General Hospital as a nurse, and from Ottawa University in 1st class of Health Science (nursing) in 1936. She joined the R.C.A.F. as a nurse in 1942. After the war, Veronica worked in Vancouver at Shaughnessy Military Hospital. There she met her husband, Bert (Andy) and they married in Ottawa in 1946. They lived in Revelstoke, B.C. for 20 months and moved to Kamloops in 1948 where their 4 sons were born. Veronica worked for many years in the organization of the school and workshop for the mentally handicapped through the Society for Community Living. Veronica was also a long time member of the Catholic Women’s League.
A very special thanks to the staff of Ridgeview Lodge.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 12th, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Father Peter Hoan Nguyen Celebrant. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
BEVERLY MARGARET BRADLEY
September 6th, 1924 - January 1st, 2013
With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Beverly Margaret Bradley early January 1st, 2013. Bev was born in Chilliwack, B.C., September 6th, 1924 and moved to Vanderhoof as a toddler. After serving with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, she married Charles Bradley and they raised their three children in Vanderhoof and, later, Kamloops. Family and friends will long remember wonderful times shared with Bev at their home in Anglemont on Shuswap Lake. Eight years ago Bev married Orrie Smith, further expanding her wonderful family, and new friends at Cottonwood Court in Kamloops. Bev’s vibrant personality, zest for life and insurmountable determination inspired many. Bev was deeply loved and will be especially missed by Orrie, her brother Charlie, step-son, many sons and daughters-in-law, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Bev was predeceased by her husband Brad.
Bev lived life well, with a strong faith and love for all.
We will miss her.
A Service for Bev will be held on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 815 Renfrew Avenue, Kamloops at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
PETER WILLIAM DIDUCK
June 22nd, 1924 – Dec 27th, 2012
Peter William Diduck, age 88, passed away on December 27, 2012 with his devoted daughter and son-in-law by his side. With courage, clarity and a peaceful heart, he made his transition home to God.
Peter is survived by his daughter Wendy and son-in-law Howard Groesbeck of Seattle, Washington; sister Mary Wallace of Coquitlam, BC; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends; and dear companion of the past 14 years, Elizabeth Lyne of Rayleigh, BC.
Predeceased in 1991 by his wife of 40 years, Irene; brothers George, John, Mike and Alex; sisters Olga Gee and Elsie Balon.
A first generation Canadian-Ukrainian, Peter was born on June 22, 1924 in Wakaw, Saskatchewan. His father Wasyl Didow emigrated from Rumania, his mother Eftima Kushneryk from Austria.
In their teens, Peter and his brothers began venturing beyond their prairie home seeking opportunities in Saskatoon, Windsor and Edmonton. After serving in the Canadian Army in Kingston, Ontario, Peter settled in Edmonton where he met Irene Cherniwchan. They were married in 1951 and their adventurous, pioneer spirits soon took them to Whitehorse. During their 4 years in the Yukon, Peter worked as a large equipment mechanic for White Pass Railway, and their daughter Wendy was born. Further expanding their horizons, Peter, Irene and Wendy moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1956. For 20 years, Peter worked at Mercury-Lincoln car dealerships where he was a highly regarded auto mechanic, body shop manager and salesman. Eventually Peter and Irene followed their yearning to return “home” and in 1977 moved back to Canada. They spent the next several years enjoying daily reconnections with family in Edmonton and Smoky Lake, Alberta. In 1980, together with Irene’s sister Victoria and brother Harry, they relocated to Kamloops becoming the owners of Scott’s Motor Inn. After 10 years in the hospitality business, they retired and passed on the keys to the inn to Al Patel and family. Peter remained a constant and beloved fixture at Scott’s until his health began to fail just a few weeks ago.
Devoted in heart and action to his Ukrainian heritage, Peter was an integral part of the community and construction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints. His quiet presence and participation supported most events held at the Ukrainian Hall, and he took great pride in maintaining the grass and landscaping around the church.
Fortunate to travel throughout Canada and the US, he enjoyed reuniting with friends and family. A highlight of his many travels was a cruise to Asia, visiting Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. Annual winter escapes were spent on the beaches of Mexico, Hawaii & the Caribbean. But where he found true contentment was on the lakes of British Columbia… quiet days spent drifting along a wooded lakeshore, fishing and listening to the call of the loons. If you listen carefully, you will hear a sigh of relief among Kamloops trout at Peter’s passing.
Beloved “Peter, Poppa, Pedro”… you will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered in our hearts.
Visitation: Thursday, January 3rd, 3 to 5 pm - Kamloops Funeral Home
Prayer Service: 7pm - Thursday, January 3rd / Funeral Service: 10am - Friday, January 4th at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints - Kamloops, British Columbia
Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to:
· The Marjorie Willoughby-Snowden Memorial Hospice Home
· The Iccha Wish Fund (Royal Inland Hospital Foundation)