Stanley “Stan” John Tash 1939 — 2017

Stanley “Stan” John Tash

February 3, 1939 – August 12, 2017

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of beloved husband, father and grandfather

Stanley (Stan) Tash on August 12, 2017, at the age of 78. He is survived by his loving wife of

53 years, Jean Tash (née Lukaz), son Michael, grandchildren Benjamin and Carley, many brothers, sisters, nieces,

nephews, and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Julius and Stefaina (Stella), brothers Stanley,

Gill and Mitch, and his eldest son, Jack.


Stan was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan February 3, 1939, of an immigrant family of 12 children.

After graduating high school he tried various job opportunities such as construction, painting, truck driving

and finally settled on the newspaper business for 3 years at the Daily Herald in Prince Albert. An advancement

opportunity allowed him to move to Kamloops where he eventually met the love of his life Jean and married in

May 1964. Within 4 years their family was complete with their two sons Jack and Michael. Unfortunately, their

eldest son Jack lost his life at the age of 18 in 1984. In 1968, Stan joined the Canadian National Railway and

never looked back on that career choice. It was a fulfilling career that allowed him to serve in many different

capacities including union president for the Western Canadian Region. He retired from the railway in 2004 after

35 years of service. During retirement, he continued to serve as a pension board member until very recently.


Stan fulfilled his life with various activities including downhill skiing, curling, golfing, snowmobiling, boating,

off-roading and flying (with his private pilot’s license). During retirement, Jean and he were very active members

of the Lions’ Club of Kamloops (was recipient of the “The Melvin Jones Fellow“ award for dedicated humanitarian

services Lions Clubs International Foundation), The Kamloops Senior Citizens Railway Society, and the Kamloops Seniors

Curling Club (where he was a winner of two “5 enders“ as skip). One of Stan and Jean’s greatest enjoyments was the

numerous adventures they experienced together such as travelling to; China, India, Panama, Mexico, England, Greece,

Poland, Russia, Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, and throughout the whole United States. Two lucky “tag-a-longs” for many

of these trips were their grandchildren Benjamin and Carley. On top of it all, Stan was also able to find the time in his busy

retirement to go out to the family’s Shuswap Lake property and build roads, log off trees and begin construction of a

recreational home for the family to enjoy.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Leonard Arthur Short 1957 — 2017

Leonard Arthur Short

October 18, 1957 – August 14, 2017

On Monday, August 14th I lost the love of my life, Len, to cancer.  Len was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in November 2010.  With Len’s positive attitude he was an inspiration to everyone and became known as “the miracle man” after enduring 99 chemotherapy sessions.  We were blessed with 6 plus years of continuing to live each day after his diagnosis to the fullest with smiles and humor.  Len will leave a huge hole in many hearts, including mine.  I am proud to have called him my husband.

Len is survived by his wife Heather, mother Vera, brother Vernon Jr., sister Marilyn (Roger) Mounsey, brother Ray (Teri).  Nieces Adina, Alanna, Shawna (Darryl), Allison, Jamie, Erin and Cate and Uncle Earl (Joan),  Len was pre-deceased by his father Vernon.

Len’s in-laws also played a major part in his life.  Dorothy (Jack), David (Carol), Jack, Randy (Cindy), Steve (Christiane,) Dave Junior (Dawn) and Jeremy, Julia, Tony and Allaina.

Len was born in New Westminster but spent most of his years living in Kamloops.  He considered himself a “jack of all trades” but operating heavy equipment was his passion.  He enjoyed his vacations to Las Vegas and Palm Springs and any time spent with family and friends.

His passing leaves a void in the lives of his many friends.  Their true friendship showed all through Len’s illness and especially in the last few days of his life.  Too many to mention but you know who you are.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Thelma Patricia “Pat” Mobley (nee Webb) 1932 — 2017

Thelma Patricia “Pat” Mobley (nee Webb)

Pat Mobley of Kamloops passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 85 years of age. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Lynne (Gordon) Simmons of Victoria, Donna (Clayton) Loftsgard of Sicamous, Jim (Cheryl) Mobley of Kamloops, and John (Jan) Mobley of Prince George; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her sisters Ruby and Elenor.

She was predeceased by her husband Ken, sister Nelly, brother Harry, and step daughter Ann Mobley.

Pat was born on April 21, 1932 in Salmon Arm, where she was raised. She loved horses and camping. She worked at Woodward’s until it closed.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Maureen Annette Kornelson (nee Hoffman-nee Schollen) 1939 — 2017

Maureen Annette Kornelson (nee Hoffman-nee Schollen)

Maureen Kornelson of Kamloops, BC passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 78 years of age. She is survived by her loving husband Vic Kornelson, children, Dawn Moonie and Rhonda (Sam) Malesku, all of Kamloops; grandchildren, Mike Blair, Lonni Blair, Samantha Moonie, and Tyler and Travis Worthing; great grandchildren, Charlea and Robbie Blair, Bodie Gopher, and Chiara Greico; sister Yvonne (George) Heron; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Bob Hoffman, parents Lou and Kay Schollen, daughter Valerie Worthing, and her brothers, Bud and Don Schollen.

Maureen was born in Vancouver, BC. The family moved to Kamloops in the early 40’s. At age 16, Maureen started to work as an operator or BC Tel. The last position prior to her retirement from Telus in the late 90’s, was as “Service Representative.” Maureen loved fishing, camping, travelling, golfing, gardening, knitting, crocheting, always loved a good joke, and possessed a great sense of humour.  After a long, hard struggle with dementia, Maureen went to rest, while family members maintained a solemn and vigilant presence by her side.

A wonderful wife, mom, gramma, sister and aunt,

she will be forever remembered, loved and very sadly missed.


A special thank you to the Care Aides and RN’s at Overlander Extended Care (Willow), for taking care of Maureen.

Interment will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Hillside Cemetery.

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Douglas Howard Wilson 1941 — 2017

Douglas Howard Wilson

The family of Douglas Howard Wilson is heartbroken to announce his passing at Kamloops Hospice on August 8, 2017.  While we mourn his loss, we are so thankful that Doug is no longer suffering.  Since 1998 he has battled his way through six different cancers with unbelievable tenacity and put up the bravest of fights, always remaining cheerful and positive.  He was our true hero.

Doug leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Bev, son Keith (Samantha), daughter Terri Anne (Nicholas) and son Ryan (Joanna).  Left with wonderful memories of Grandpa are the grandchildren he loved so much, Reece and Ryland (Keith and Sam) and Ella Mae (Ryan and Jo).  Also missing him will be his brother Ken (Donna) and Bev’s sister Yvonne (Bill) and a host of nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Doug worked at CP Rail for 39 years and finished off his time there as Chief Clerk.  He had many passions in life – one of them being film.  This love began at an early age in North Bend where he grew up and was involved in organizing the showing of films at the North Bend hall.  He served on the Board of the Kamloops Film Society for many years and immensely enjoyed being involved in the selection of the films to be shown.  He rarely missed attending the Film Society movies.

He was passionate about photography and would spend many hours searching for the perfect shot.  He took some amazing photos in his lifetime – many of them now gracing the walls of family and friends’ homes.

Doug was a proud member of the Knights of Pythias for many years holding several offices, one of them being Grand Chancellor for the domain of British Columbia.  Through the Knights, he made many lifelong friendships and travelled throughout Canada and the US attending Supreme Lodge conventions.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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