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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Various - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 22

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Date: Friday, 23 December 2016, at 1:22 a.m.

Terrance (Terry) Bertram Stocks

November 5, 1956 - October 4, 2003

Terry passed away suddenly up in the mountains chasing his dream. He was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan and moved to Kamloops when he was five years old. While growing up in Kamloops, Terry was involved in Boy Scouts and exploring the outdoors. He had an inventive mind that kept him curious, eager to learn and an educator of his many talents, including the basic knowledge of the environment, culture, the conservation of wildlife and he worked closely with the native community. Terry worked at Weyerhaeuser for almost 30 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper, guide outfitter and a master of all trades, as well as a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He spent his spare time in the outdoors doing things he loved, beside the people he loved.

Survived by his soul mate and wife, Kathy; daughters, Laurie (Joshua), Diana (Wayne) and Sara (Tyler); his parents, Donald and Nora; his six siblings, Trevor (Terri), Gloria, Jeanne, Susan (Brian), Donna (Joe) and Donald Jr., as well as by many relatives and friends from around the province.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 11, 200,3 at Kamloops Indian Band Pow Wow Grounds, 315 Yellowhead Highway, at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon
203-635 Victoria Street
Kamloops, BC


B.C. Trappers Education Fund
#5-595 Ongman Road
Prince George, BC V2K 4L1

Beverly Adele Woolley
July 5, 1958 - September 30, 2003

After a long and brave battle with cancer, Beverly is now peacefully at rest and with her Father and Lord. Bev leaves knowing that her treasured daughters, Jordan, Alexandra and Morganne are in the safe hands of her beloved husband of 13 years, Bob. As a valued member and integral part of a large, loving family, Beverly will always be cherished as daughter of Leonard and Solveig Bergen, sister to: Rodney, Gary, Glenn; and niece, cousin, and aunt to many. To them all, she was loved.

Beverly was convinced that her life remained firmly in the hands of her Heavenly Father whom she referred to affectionately as 'Dad'. Out of this conviction flowed a profound peace, a lifelong love of music and kids, her immense satisfaction of being a mother and wife, and a gentle joyful love of family and friends. Beverly joyfully loved all who came her way. As a loving wife, family member, teacher, and friend - each of us has felt gifted by her joy and smile.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

Thank you Yahna, Jill, Kelly, Lynn, Angela, Joanna, Elaine and all those who took care of our home this year.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Instead, donations towards to the Langley Hospice Society's "Comfort Fund" or, as suggested by the swim club, to an educational trust fund for Beverly's daughters, would be most gratefully appreciated.

A Memorial Service for Beverly will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2003, at 1:00 p.m., at Bible Fellowship, located at 15100 - 66A Avenue, Surrey, with Reverend Kirk Duncan presiding.

Arthur (Spud) Mill Martin

Born in Blairmore, Alberta, August 7, 1926. Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, November 10, 2003.

Spud will be sadly missed by his wife of 49 years, Irene; children, Arlene (Dave) of Trail, David (Myrna) of Nelson, Allan of Rossland, Terry (Patti) of Rossland; grandchildren, Rodney, Stephanie (Travis), David, Joey, Ben, Kevin, Patrik, and Jacob, and great-grandchildren Grace and Noah. Also survived by siblings, Seth (Bev), Marg, Minnie and Nan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Spud is predeceased by his parents, Seath and May, and his siblings, Bill, May, and Janet.

Spud grew up in Rossland and was a member of the Rossland Redmen Lacrosse Team, the Rossland Golden City Lions, the Rossland Curling Club, and the Rossland Legion. Spud was a life member of the Arrow Yacht Club.

Spud was Fire Chief in Rossland for 15 years, and was the last full-time Fire Chief for the City of Rossland. He was a member of the Fire Services in Rossland for 33 years. He was also a volunteer member of the Rossland Ambulance Society for a number of years.

Spud loved boating, fishing and camping at the Arrow Lakes. He enjoyed listening to Pipes and Drums, and Brass Band Music.

A gathering of family and friends will occur Thursday, November 13, 2003, at 1:00 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion in Rossland.

Donations can be made to the Medical Floor at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and Health Foundation, c/o Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, B.C., V1R 4M1.

Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is in care of arrangements.

John Karl Scheller

SCHELLER - John Karl, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2003, at the age of 47. John will be sadly missed by his family: mother, Tina Lewis; brothers, Larry Scheller and Les (Norma) Lewis. A celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2003, at 1:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Henderson's Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, BC

Arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services (Kamloops) 250-554-2324 and Henderson's Funeral Home (Chilliwack) 604-792-1344.

Gary Allen Croft

Gary Allen Croft, of Trail, born in West Covina, California, on November 4, 1958, passed away on November 12, 2003, at the age of 45 years.

Gary moved to Trail from California, after meeting his wife, Colleen, while serving a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. While living in Trail, Gary worked at various jobs in the Kootenay Area. He then gained employment at Valley Funeral Home and was currently working at Personal Alternative Funeral Service in Trail.

His passion for sports was evident through his involvement in his son's baseball, coaching house league and the Babe Ruth All-Star team, which advanced to the North West Regionals on two occasions.

Gary is lovingly remembered by his wife, Colleen; his loving children, Adam, Alicia, Brian, Larissa and Charisse; his parents, Bill and Patsy Croft of California and his siblings, Gail (Pete) Hamel, Daniel (Sherri), Steven (Jackie), Tony and Darren (Marcella). He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Marie and Myron Dahl of Trail, his sister-in-law, Elaine (Jack) La Rocque and Robert (Linda) Dahl, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gary's dedication and unselfishness towards his family and the many families he helped during their loss was obvious to everyone.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2003, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, at 11:00 am, with burial following. Donations may be made to the Croft Children's Trust, c/o any Kootenay Savings Credit Union Branch.

Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Service is entrusted with the arrangements.

Donald Richard Swanson
1931 - 2003

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Richard Swanson on November 25, 2003, in the presence of his loving family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Predeceased by Doris Swanson (wife), Cecelia Swanson (daughter), 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Don is survived by Elizabeth (wife); his four children, Donald, Ian (Colleen), Tony (Rhonda) and Caulleen (Ben); grandchildren, Shawn, Natasha (Steven), Rion, Rhea, Samantha, AJ, Chelsea, Chase and great-grandson, Mason. Also survived by his stepchildren, Mark (Chantal) and Gordon; grandchildren, Liam and Adam; sisters, Vi and Maxine; brothers, Len and Doug.

Don was born and raised in Penticton, with a brief period spent as a child on a homestead in Biggar, Saskatchewan. At the age of 17, he joined the Canadian Military as a Signal Man, with 2 tours of duty as a UN Peace Keeper in Indochina and Belgium Congo, retiring in Kamloops in 1973. Don was a highly respected member of the Knights of Columbus Council, # 9508, Westsyde.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Parish on November 29, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., with a Tea to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 685 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3.

Russell William Allan
1932 - 2003

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father and husband, Russ Allan, on November 13, 2003, at his home with his family by his side.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty and four daughters, Dorothy (Ed) Smith, Debbie Stump, Donna (Rick) Henderson, and Dallas (Clare) Sobchak; also his 11 grandchildren, Todd, Mark, Misty, Jamie and Chantel Smith, Cody and Jaci Stump, Lane and Rhy Henderson, as well as Cassidy and Brandon Sobchak; his brother, Ken Allan and family, sister, Dolores Brown and family, and many nieces and nephews.

Born on September 20, 1932 in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, moving to Flin Flon, Manitoba at an early age. He served with the P.P.C.L.I. in Korea and worked many years at HBMS. Moving with his family to Kamloops in 1972, where he worked at Trans Mountain Pipeline on the maintenance crew. Russ enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

A special thanks to Dr. J. Sigalet for his care and compassion, the Community care nurses and home support workers and special family friend Betty Smith for all her care, comfort and support.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 21, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille, with a celebration of Russ's life to follow at 1835 Inglewood Drive, Kamloops. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or Heart and Lung Association, in Russell's memory.

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