Thomas Gordon Taylor 1923 — 2017

Thomas Gordon Taylor

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Thomas Gordon Taylor.

Born in Winnipeg, November 25th 1923, Gordon enjoyed playing tennis and basketball. As a young man, he met the love of his life: Kay Rogers.

After finishing university with a degree in chemistry, Gordon worked as a chemist in Trail BC. In the early 1950s, he returned to Winnipeg to marry Kay and bring her out west where he was living.

From Trail, he and Kay moved to Port Mellon B.C. where Gordon worked at the pulp mill for 14 years. The couple started their family in Port Mellon, having their son Doug in 1957 and daughter Donna in 1961.

In 1968, the family moved to Kamloops, B.C., where Gordon worked as Technical Director of Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill. From Kamloops, he and Kay moved to Vancouver Island. Donna remained in Kamloops, marrying Frank Cordonier, and Doug went on to school at UBC in Vancouver.

On Vancouver Island, the couple lived in Gold River where Gordon finished the last years of his professional career for Tahsis Pulp Mill, moving to Qualicum Beach after he retired.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Eva Mayrhofer 1922 — 2017

Eva Mayrhofer

Eva Mayrhofer (Befurt) passed away on May 18, 2017. Eva was born May 26, 1922, in the German settlement of Königsfeld, Yugoslavia. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1931 and thereafter called Kamloops their home. Eva was a hard worker and her first job was at the tomato cannery beside her mother at  the age of fourteen. She later worked at the Tranquille TB Sanatorium and had many stories of that time.

In 1943, she married the love of her life, Joe Mayrhofer and soon after they bought property on Tranquille Rd and opened North Kamloops Electric. While Joe was busy with electrical contracting, Eva looked after the shop, as well as the house, the kids, and the garden in the back. They worked hard to build the business and later on, enjoyed their success. They travelled throughout Europe, the US, and Mexico. They loved Hawaii and spent many happy times there with good friends from Kamloops and others they met on their trips there. After she lost Joe in 1990, Eva continued to spend time in Hawaii each year until she was no longer able to travel.

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James (Mickey) Nicholas Bleskie 1932 — 2017

James (Mickey) Nicholas Bleskie

James was born October 21, 1932 in Jasper, Alberta, son of Nick and Katie Bleskie. He grew up in Lucerne, BC, Mount Robson Provincial Park. James worked for the Canadian National Railroad for nearly forty years. He is survived by his wife Marion, daughter Valerie (John), son Leslie (Tracy), Serena and Christina (Lance), grandchildren Aaron, Jeremy, Karina, Candace, Cassady, Carissa, Celestine and Nicholas, Kyle, Daniel, and 6 great-grandchildren.James was predeceased by his son Jamie and sister Lucie, Lilian & baby brother. The Bleskie family thanks Doctor Azad and the caring hospital staff that took care of him.  A special thank you to good friend Tom Cole and Anna”.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Wilhelmine Marie Thomson “Billie” 1924 — 2017

Wilhelmine Marie Thomson “Billie”

We are sorry to announce the passing of Wilhelmine Marie Thomson – nee Fahlman. Known as “Billie” to family and friends, mom left us peacefully to join her husband Donald of 62 years, on May 16, 2017 at 93 years of age.

One of the 9 “Fahlman” girls, mom was born March 26, 1924 to parents Elisabeth and Joseph. As a child she moved to Kelowna with her family where she was raised and attended school. After completing her studies to become a teacher she began teaching at the one room school house in Turtle Valley. It was in the valley that she met one of the “Thomson” boys – Donald, who she would marry in April 1952. They settled in Kamloops in 1963 where she remained until her passing.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Gordon Gerald Gascon 1961 — 2017

Gordon Gerald Gascon

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our loved one. Gord was born in Lac La Biche, Alberta and remained in Alberta until the Gascon family moved to Kamloops, B.C. in  February 1973. Gordon graduated from Norkam Secondary in 1979 and then became a certified plumber and gasfitter.  He was a hardworking man and dedicated to his profession. When not working he could be found camping with his friends and family. His greatest passions included rock ‘n roll music and sports. Gordy was always the life of the party, and always had those around him laughing. His two proudest moments were the days his children were brought into this world

He is survived by his daughter, Rochelle Gascon; his mother, Arlene Gascon; his sisters, Linda (Dave) Maartman, Donna Gascon (Mike Malm) and brother, Allen Gascon; his nieces Tana (Colton) Hunt, Janel Maartman and nephews Jerrid (Kelsey) Robinson, Taylor Robinson (Kylie Tilbury) and Bryce Maartman (Erika Spijksma); his great nieces Adria Hunt, Norah Robinson and great nephew Ezra Robinson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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