Jerald Hemstock 1932 — 2017

Jerald Hemstock

Jerald Hemstock passed away at Ridgeview Lodge in Kamloops, BC on April 16, 2017 at 84 years of age. He is survived by his sister Vida Kirkness and children Joel (Rie) Hemstock, Chris (Tracy Shymko) Hemstock and Melissa (Rob Tonnesen) Hemstock.

Jerald was predeceased by parents Walter and Catherine Hemstock and brothers Jim Hemstock, Jack Hemstock and Joe Hemstock. Jerald was recently widowed, losing Irma Hemstock in December of 2016. He was also predeceased by daughter Megan Hemstock in 1981.

He was appointed as a Royal Canadian Naval Cadet in 1952 and was awarded his wings in 1955. This led to a memorable career as a bush pilot servicing remote oil wells in Alberta and Saskatchewan.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Sharron Olsen (nee Larrett) 1951 — 2017

Sharron Olsen (nee Larrett)

Sharron Olsen of Kamloops, BC passed away on April 17, 2017 at 65 years of age.

Sharron is survived by her loving husband Ray Olsen, children Grant (Tiffany) Olsen and Lori (Shauna Campsall) Olsen, brothers Bill Larrett, Dave Larrett and sister Linda Larrett, relatives Jeff Scott, Marc Scott, Stacy Mercier, Jody Larrett and Janice Rettie.

She was predeceased by her parents Stan and Robina Larrett.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Mona Grace Piazza 1931 — 2017

Mona Grace Piazza

Mona Grace Piazza passed peacefully into the presence of her Saviour, Jesus, surrounded by family on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the age of 85. She leaves behind Bert, her husband of 65 years.

Mona was born on July 8, 1931 in Atwater, Saskatchewan to Axel and Margaret Ulveland. She was born at home, eight weeks premature. The priest was called to baptize her because she was not expected to live. But Mona did not give up easily—her feisty resilience pulled her through just as it continued to do throughout her life.

Mona grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and Salmon Arm, British Columbia before moving to Kamloops with her
family. It was in Kamloops where she met and married her love, Bert, on June 16, 1951. Over the next twenty four years, she poured her life into raising their seven children as a stay-at-home Mom. Coming home from school to fresh baked bread and Friday night spaghetti are some of her children’s favorite memories.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Alexandrew Keith Bryden Hanna 1938 — 2017

Alexandrew Keith Bryden Hanna

Keith Hanna passed away peacefully at the age of 78 in the Royal Inland Hospital on February 6, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Keith is predeceased by his beloved wife Frances, parents Sadie and Bill, brothers Trevor, in infancy, Glen (Rose) and sister-in-law Judy (Horst) Holwein. He leaves behind his son Bruce, daughter-in-law Lisa Dyer, and many close friends.

Keith was born in Kamloops in 1938 and grew up at the Lone Pine Farm in Westsyde. In 1965, he married the love of his life, Frances Russill, who swept him off his feet with her quick wit and beautiful smile. Keith was an accomplished builder and developer, a visionary who loved to create. In 1975, the family moved to Blackpool where he and Frances set up an operated the Thompson Crossing (Keekwille Village) manufactured home park. Over the years, Keith and Frances were very active in the community, including participation in the Lion’s Club. During this period, Keith oversaw the construction of many community facilities in the Clearwater area, including the Blackpool Fire hall and the Clearwater Medical Centre. Quality craftsmanship was of the utmost importance to Keith, always ensuring that his projects were built to the highest of standards, Keith and Frances created the partnership ITEC Enterprises, a combination of two letters from each of their names, under which they continued to undertake various initiatives in Clearwater and Barriere.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Lee A. Charlton 1953 — 2017

Lee A. Charlton

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lee A. Charlton, with his wife by his side, on March 22, 2017.

Lee was born in Burnaby on November 9, 1953 to Glen and Kathleen Charlton. Lee worked for the City of Kamloops for 26 years. He was an incredible husband, father and grandfather. He selflessly gave himself to family and friends and will be missed dearly.

Lee is survived by his wife Susan, children Jamie, Nick, Robynn and Cody, siblings Ken and Merinda, as well as many grandchildren.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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