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Date: Friday, 23 December 2016, at 4:34 p.m.

Patrick Reed
In loving Memory

REED, Patrick – On October 9, 2007, Patrick Reed, 78, passed away after a long battle with diabetes resulting in severe kidney damage. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 53 years, Carol, daughters Melody Scott and Tanis Moore, and one son, Lance Reed. Also missing him is his brother Kenneth Reed and family of Surrey, BC. A memories service will be held in Surrey on a future date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.


LARSEN, CARL AAGE passed away on October 15, 2007 at Newton Regency Care Home (Surrey) after a lengthy battle with cancer. Carl was born on August 20, 1934 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and in 1954 began a new life in Canada. He is survived by Marlene, his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, his son Kevin (Brenda), daughter Shelly (Ray) and his two adoring grandchildren Aidan and Sarah, mother-in-law Agnes Van Vorst, brothers and sisters-in law, and many nieces and nephews. By request, there will be no memorial service. “You are at peace now, the angels have taken you home.”

PRICE, Kenneth Alexander

Passed away peacefully in Penticton Sunday, July 6, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife Janette; daughters, Lee Ann (Ed) Courtney, Lynn (David) Kwasnica, Lori (Mike) Hansum; grandchildren, Tyler, Michael, Ryan, Brittany, Shawn, Caitlin, and Taylor; brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous extended family. There will be an Open House Celebration of Ken’s life Saturday, July 12, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. at the family home (131 Bobcat Rd., 7.5 kms west of the Hwy 3A turnoff on the left.) Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services 250-493-4112.

MAZUR, John F.

Aged 80 years of Oliver, was called to be with the Lord Dec. 29, 1997 at Penticton Regional Hospital.
He was born October 9, 1917 in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, where he grew up and received his schooling. He was in the Merchant Navy for four years, then went on to attend college in California where he studied social science and animal husbandry. He was self-employed as a consultant. He became a field man and worked throughout Western Canada taking soil samples on farms and sending them to labs for testing. He would then interpret the soil test reports to farmers and make fertilizer recommendations to meet the farmers’ needs. He lived in various places including Greenwood, and Oliver.
John is lovingly remembered by his sister Lee Hodson of Scottsdale, Arizona, nephews Carl Mazur of Vancouver, Lawrence Healey of Montreal, Quebec, nieces Lori DeVuyat of Victoria, Stella Filion of Montreal, dear friends Peter Sidorczuk and family of Oliver, Richard and Joyce Furness of Greenwood and by many other friends.
A graveside service was held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31st, 1997 at Midway Cemetery. Rev. Orville Persing officiated. Special thanks to Dr. G. Carr and nurses of the Intensive Care Unit at Penticton Regional Hospital. Toews Funeral Home of Grand Forks had care of arrangements.

BROOKS -- Barry Derrick

Passed away suddenly on February 27th, 2000 in Oliver, B.C. at the age of 31 years. Survived by his loving wife Tracey; daughter Ainzley; son Colton; parents Hank and Arlene of Oliver, B.C.; brother Shane and three sisters: Karen, Shelley and Rhoda. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 4th at 1:00 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. with Reverend Albert Baldeo officiating. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 250-860-7077.

WEBSTER: James Edwin (Jim)

Of Bellevue, Washington passed away suddenly on February 15, 2000. He is survived by his loving wife Sue, daughter Karen and son Kevin (all of Bellevue), his son Troy (West Palm Beach, Florida) and son Brad (Kirkland, Washington). In addition he leaves to mourn his mother Elsie Webster of Penticton and his brother Bill Webster and family of Surrey.
Jim graduated from S.O.H.S. in 1957 and after completing university became a teacher/coach for both the Vernon and New Westminster school districts. He has lived in Washington for the past thirty years and was a senior vice-president with Regan McKenzie, Inc. A celebration of his life and mass were held in Bellevue on February 21, 2000.
Forever An Inspiration


Passed away peacefully at the Penticton Regional Hospital on February 21st, 2000. A private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Liver Foundation or Diabetes Association.

CURRIE, Neval G.

CURRIE, Neval G., 59, of Burnaby, B.C. beloved husband of Helen Enns, died of a heart attack June 22, 2000 near the family’s vacation cottage at Vaseux Lake. He is much missed by his wife, son Charles, mother Irene Perow, daughter-in-law Laura, two young grandsons, numerous relatives and friends. Neval was an accomplished athlete, loved nature, and adventure. He was a good listener and had a generous spirit. Learning was a life-long trait and he enjoyed sharing his knowledge. In his later years he diligently studied and practiced the art of book collecting. Last winter he had the opportunity to be at Vaseux Lake for several weeks and spent his days searching for and photographing Indian Pictographs. A remembrance celebration in the form of an Open House will be held for friends of Neval and Helen on August 11th from 3 to 10 pm at 112 Vaseux L. Cresc. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Nature Trust of B.C., 808-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, B.C. V7T 1A2.

BEACH - Beatrice

Passed away into the presence of Jesus on December 30th, 2000 at the age of 81 years. Survived by her loving husband, Milton, daughter Maxine (Ron) of Dawson Creek, BC, sons: Darryl (Lucille) of Kelowna, BC, Murray (Teri) of Vernon, BC, Gordon (Maureen) of Grand Prairie, AB, Bryon (Loni) of Terrace, BC; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers: Bert (Rose) Troyer of Twin Lakes, BC, Gerry Troyer of Penticton, BC as well as one sister Marretta (Al) of Vancouver, BC. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 8th, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Parkview Funeral Home, 1258 Main Street, Penticton, BC with Reverend Percy Keith officiating. Memorial tributes may be directed to a charity of choice in Beatrice’s memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to PARKVIEW FUNERAL HOME -- 493-1774.

FROST, Violet Blanche (Toody) - (nee Walters)

Of Osoyoos, died peacefully on February 22, 2001 in her 87th year. She is survived by her loving husband Robert (Bob) of Osoyoos, sons Brian (Lenore) of Nanaimo, David (Heather) of Victoria, daughters Barb (Ron) Ashcroft of Vernon, and Susie (Chris) Pond of Summerland, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and sisters Hazel Shaw of Edmonton, AB and Marguerite (Ron) Cram of Okotoks, AB, and sister-in-law Jeanne Walters of Saskatoon, SK, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two children, Diane and John, two sisters, Gwennie Lezetc and Georgina (Cis) Timms, and brother Lester Walters.
A ‘celebration of her life’ memorial service will be held at the Chinese Laundry Banquet Room, 8527 Main Street, Osoyoos, on Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 2 p.m.
Donations may be made in memory of Toody Frost to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 - 35 Westminster Ave. E, Penticton, V2A 1H7.
The family of Toody Frost would like to thank Dr. Essery and Dr. Swan for their compassionate care. The South Okanagan General Hospital, its palliative care unit and the wonderful nursing staff were much appreciated.
Graham Funeral Home in care of funeral arrangements.
Brian Ross Sanders went to be with the Lord on Feb. 14, 2001.
-- Shawna Sanders, Jordan, John, Jesse and Jason Lambert.

WARDLAW - William James

Passed away on May 26, 2002. Survived by his companion Teresa and three daughters: Diana and Cheryl of Oliver, BC, and Lisa of Edmonton, AB as well as two grandchildren, one brother, Harold (Margaret) of Peachland, BC and uncle James Wardlaw.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 3rd, 2002 at 1:00 pm from Lakeview Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of William’s life at 2397 Wiltse Drive, Penticton, BC. Memorial tributes may be made to the Moog and Friends Hospice House, 1701 Government Street, Penticton, BC V2A 8J7. Condolences may be directed to the family via email Funeral arrangements entrusted to PARKVIEW FUNERAL HOME - 493-1774.


Born, May 11, 1911. Passed away at the Sunnybank Care Centre, Oliver on May 19, 2002. Survived by her husband Andrew Heidt of Penticton; daughters, Leola (Ken) Niven of North Vancouver and Jackie (Bernard) Stanley of Keremeos; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews in Canada and the U.S.A. No service by her request. Cremation. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, 493-4112.

ROGERS - Mabel Florence.

Born April 12, 1914, Darley Abbey, Derby, England, passed away March 28, 2003, Kelowna, BC. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Leonard Rogers in 1986 and son-in-law Art Johnson in 1997. Survived by daughter Karine Johnson, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; son Christopher (Susan), Kelowna, BC; four grandchildren: Diane (Pat) Salisbury, Powell River; Denise (Brent) Richardson, Vancouver, BC; Ryan Rogers and Leslie (Brian) Barker, Kelowna, BC; great-grandchildren: Paige and Chase Salisbury; and Dillon and Blake Richardson. Also survived by very dear friends Rita Lamb, Okanagan Falls, BC and Dorothy Amor, Oliver, BC.
Mabel and Len arrived in Canada in 1947 and were pioneer orchardists in Oliver, where they lived until retiring to Penticton in 1979. The family would like to give our heartfelt thanks to the staff of David Lloyd Jones Home for their exceptional love and care of our mother. Donations in her memory may be made to the David Lloyd Jones, 934 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P7.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 5th at 1:30 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Burial will be in the Honor Veterans Section, Lakeview Cemetery, Penticton, BC. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.

William Douglas “Bill” Cooper

Age 81, of Grand Forks, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 17, 2003 at his home.
He was born March 12, 1922 in Vermillion, Alberta, the son of Harold and Emma Cooper. The family moved to Grand Forks in 1924, where he grew up and went to school. In 1942 he moved to Oliver, where he worked in the sawmill, box factory, and packing plants. He moved back to Grand Forks in 1991. William was a talented wood carver, who enjoyed making things out of wood, and he also belonged to the Odd Fellows Lodge in Oliver.
He was predeceased by his father (1922), mother (1952), 2 brothers, Harold (1925), Frankie (1929), and his step-father (1964).
He is survived by his two sisters, Ethel (Walter) Olund of Mission, June Cooper of Grand Forks, and by numerous cousins throughout Canada and the United States.
The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at Toews Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. Gerry Foster officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation, #201 - 1456 St. Paul St., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 2E6.

RHODES, George William

Departed this life on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at the age of 86 years. Survived by his daughter: Louise (Leon) of Kamloops; sons Allen (Ivy) of Salmon Arm, Ron (Kay) of Kamloops and Robert “Bob” (Gail) of Prince George; grandchildren: Jimmy, Patricia, Maureen, Cindy, Vicki, Tina, Jody, Georgina and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Gathering will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 2:00 pm in Oliver, BC. Thank you to the FMU nurses and student nurses for their excellent care of Dad.

Art Kriesel

Passed away Monday, May 31, 2004. Funeral service for the late Art Kriesel will be held Friday, June 4, 2:00 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oliver. Donations gratefully accepted to St. Paul Lutheran Church or The Canadian Cancer Society.
Due to family allergies, please avoid use of fragrances.
Graham Funeral Home, 498-3833.


Born September 29, 1913, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2004 at Trinity Centre in Penticton with his family at his side. Arthur was raised and farmed in Oliver and lived in Penticton for the past 31 years. Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie; his son Dennis (Suzanne) of Penticton; two daughters, Jan Weston of Oliver and Judy Kalpakoff (Dennis) of Shelton, Washington; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Arthur will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Family Memorial Service was held on Thursday, June 10, 2004 at the chapel of Everden Rust Funeral Services, Penticton. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society, 104-35 Westminster Ave. E., Penticton, V2A 1H7 would be appreciated. The family wish to thank the staff of Trinity Centre for the exceptional care they provided for Arthur. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICE, 493-4112.


Alberta Tasker passed away on June 22, 2004 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. She was born in Blackhall Collery, England on April 8, 1915. She is survived by sons Don (Elaine), Gary (Cil), Grandchildren Len (Cathy), Ron (Brenda), Corrine (Brian), Patrick (Cicil); three great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters.
Alberta was predeceased by her daughter Beverly and husband Len. She will be greatly missed. Good times with "Al" leave a lot of memories. "Al" requested "no flowers" - a small donation to a charity of your choice should you wish to. A memorial will be announced at a later date.

LYSACHOK (nee Hamilton), Wilma May

It is with great sadness that Walter and family announce the sudden passing of Wilma, a dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, on Friday, July 9, 2004. Wilma will be sadly missed and deeply mourned by the love of her life, Walter; her children, Brant, Lynn (Jim) Tuttle, Wade (Barb); her grandchildren, Jordan and Kurtis Tuttle, Darci and Chase Lysachok; brother, Ed Hamilton. Wilma was a devoted wife and the mother everyone wished they could have. Her smile was her trademark, her expertise was cooking, particularly her "perogies." She was the glue for the immediate and extended family. Wilma will be missed. Predeceased by parents, Roy and Bertha.
A Reception to Celebrate Wilma’s Life will be held on Wednesday, July 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cherhill Community Hall in Cherhill. A Time of Remembrance Service will be at 3:00 p.m. Cremation in the Park Memorial Crematorium. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, #438, 10830 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2B3. "Vichnaya Pamyiat"

Olga Margaret Corbett

CORBETT - Olga Margaret Corbett, born November 23, 1930 in Wainwright, AB, died September 30, 2004 in Langley, BC after a brief illness.
She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Mary Kwasnika and her sister Kathrine Smithers.
She is survived by a daughter Carla Anderson (Garth Craig), four grandchildren: Susan, James, Stephanie, and Jeremy, and one great-granddaughter, all of Rokeby, SK., a brother, Steve Kwasnica (Irene) of Oliver, BC, a brother-in-law, Robert Smithers of Midway, BC, and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a long-term employee of the Abbotsford School District #34. She also served in the RCAF in the dental field, a job she loved.
Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at 10:30 am at Christ the King Church, 22630 48th Avenue, Langley, BC. Burial will take place on Thursday, October 7 at 1:30 pm at Oliver Cemetery, Oliver, BC.

CROOK, Bernard William
(WW II Veteran)
On Tuesday, October 12, 2004, a brave and wonderful man left this world. Barney was a loving husband to Edna, a devoted father to Debi Campbell (Ross) and Diane Dawson (Rick) and a fun Grandpa to Kim, Erin (Jesse), Courtney, Danielle and Jesse.
Barney was born in Oliver and had a wonderful childhood here, where his sisters, Noelle Timms, and cousin Edith Rieinhart currently reside.

MacKENZIE (nee McGUIRE), Lady Marjorie Agnes

Passed away peacefully in the presence of family on July 24, 2005. Lady Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Capt. Sir Allen in 1993, daughter Margaret Ann in 1988, and four siblings.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathryn, Linda (granddaughters Jennifer, Allyson and Lisa), and Allain (Jack and grandchildren Christopher and Jessica).
Marjorie was born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan to a CNR engineer and a homemaker. As the daughter of a railroader and the wife of a military man, Marjorie was always on the move. After she married Allan in Jasper in 1937, she traveled north along the Mackenzie River with her new husband to start a trading post in Fort Norman. When WW II broke out they left the north. Allan was posted overseas in Italy and Holland with the Seaforth Highlanders, while Marjorie volunteered in Vancouver with the Red Cross as a transport driver.
After the War they lived on Pender Island, then moved on to West Vancouver, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ottawa, and finally retired to Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island.
The wandering bug struck again some years later and they moved to Oliver, B.C. Shortly after the death of her husband, Marjorie moved to Kelowna to be closer to family. Marjorie will be remembered for her sharp wit and kind heart – a heart that embraced both people and her many beloved animals. Always a character, she was also known for her fondness of Extra Old Stock and WWF Wrestling. Marjorie was a proud supporter of the Liberal Party and a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion; she spent many hours visiting veterans and volunteering.
Thanks to the staff at Three Links Manor and Dr. Koehle for their kindness.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2005, in Oliver, B.C.

Patricia (Pat) Mary Coupal
June 21, 1947 - July 15, 2005

It is with great pain and sorrow that we announce the loss of a wonderful and giving wife, mother and grandmother. Her battle with cancer was very difficult and painful, but she always kept a positive attitude.
She was predeceased by her son Jason (27) and her father Andrew Silbernagel. She is survived by her mother Angela Alaric (Silbernagel) and siblings: Robert, Dianne, Lynn, Brian, Ken, Shirley, Mark, Matthew and Albert. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Frank, son David and granddaughter Hilary.
Pat’s family would like to express their appreciation to Frank, special friends and other family members for the special care given to Pat during her illness.
No flowers by request and any donations to the Cancer Society, 1423-B 16th Avenue, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C4 or the Campbell River Hospice Society, #102 – 301 Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 2Y1 would be appreciated.

DOCZA, Bela Laszlo

Of Kamloops passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospital Home after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 81 years.
He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Erzsebet of Kamloops, son Bill of White Rock, daughters Elizabeth and Mary of White Rock, daughter Eva (Joe) Kirs of Oliver, 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and relatives in Europe.
He emigrated from Hungary to Canada in 1956 and farmed in Oliver until his retirement.
He enjoyed camping, hunting and travelling.
A private burial will be held at a later date in Oliver, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, Bela wished donations to be made to B.C. Children’s Hospital or the Cancer Society.

Evelyn Marie Grainger

Evelyn Marie Grainger, born April 9, 1916, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at South Okanagan General Hospital, Oliver. Evelyn is predeceased by her husband, George A. Grainger, May 1, 2000.
She will be missed by her three children, Sherrin Davis, Ted Grainger and Terry Grainger.
A memorial will be announced.
Special thanks for her care to Dr. G. Tarr, nurses and hospital staff.

Edward Jeffery Lydiatt

A Memorial Service for Edward Jeffery Lydiatt was held Saturday, September 15, in the chapel of The Richmond Funeral Home.
Jeff passed away August 2, 2007, in Sechelt, BC at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his wife Mike on April 20, 1999.
Jeff is survived by a sister in Kelowna, and three sons, Steve in Dubayy, the United Arab Emirates, Jeffery Jr. and wife Mary, in Sechelt, Dustin in Cawston, and five grandchildren – Brian, Tracy, Kenneth, Michael and Brittany.

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