Bill (William) Thomson 1934 — 2017

Bill (William) Thomson

Bill (William) Thomson left Saturday evening January 14, 2017 on the next step of his journey in the Circle of Life, leaving behind his broken-hearted family.  He is survived by his wife of 60 1/2 years Florence, daughters Roxanne (Kamloops), Lorraine (Wayne Abbott) Seymour Arm, and Bonnie (Orval Brockwell) Ashton Creek. Sister Shirley (Pete) Griffiths of Victoria, Brother Bob (Linda) Thomson of Kamloops, Sister-in-Law Jessie Hoefsloot of Coldstream. Grandchildren James Michalopoulos, Gilles and Michelle (John) Gauthier and Reed Thomson-Brockwell. Great-grandchildren Lilli, Nevada and Lakasse Gauthier, Mackenzie and Deegan Falsetta. Nieces and nephews: Randy (Claudia) Thomson and Tomas in Panama; Tracy Housser – Jack and Amelie in Calgary; Ross (Tamara) -Griffiths – Amber Hunter and Chase on Vancouver Island; Kim (Mike) Griffiths- Aaron and Amy on Vancouver Island; Jodie (Ryan) McGill – France, Marcel and Amelia in Calgary, Scott (Penny) Vancouver Island, Glen Hoefsloot – Michaella and Kristine in Calgary; Rob and Tracy Hoefsloot – Michael, Shandell and Ashley of James River Bridge, Alberta. Foster granddaughter Sherry (Rob) Stewart – Hailey and Kailynn.

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Patricia Vickers 1927 — 2016

Patricia Vickers

Patricia Vickers of Kamloops passed away on December 3, 2016 at 89 years of age.

Patricia is survived by her loving children Steve (Melodie) of Kamloops, Susan (Gary) of Chilliwack, grandchildren; Sean, Samantha, Monique, Robin, Brandon, Adam, Heather and Melissa, five great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Predeceased by her husband Jack and sons Peter and David.

Patricia was born in Yorkshire, England on February 12, 1927. Raised in the Military and married to Jack in December 31, 1947. The family was stationed in many countries and finally settled in Kamloops in 1967. Patricia was an avid golfer, curler and fan of many sports. She supported and drove all the children and grandchildren to their events.

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William Dennis Danielis 1931 — 2016

William Dennis Danielis

March 10, 1931 – December 14, 2016

William Dennis “Dan” Danielis passed away December 14, 2016, his wife Alexis Danielis has joined him. He was born in Erving, AB on March 10, 1931.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Gordon Peter Piva 1934 — 2017

Gordon Peter Piva

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Peter Piva in Hospice on January 8, 2017.

Gordon is survived by his devoted wife, Ida, of 60 years, his loving sons: Joe (Chrystal) and George (Cathy), his five grandchildren: Danielle (Mike), Nick (Julie), Ernie, Matthew, and Alyssa, his great-grandchildren: Colton, Hanna, Faryn, Darren, Mitch, Lexi, and Amelie, and his siblings: Margaret, Victor (Janet), Albert (Marie) and Albina (Harvey).

Predeceased by his parents Joe Sr. and Catherine Piva and brother-in-law Angelo Bomben.

Gordon was born in Pinantan, B.C. where he spent his early years on the family ranch. He then attended Vancouver College. Later, he moved to Trail to be close to his sister, Marg, where he began his love of driving trucks. In 1953, Gordon signed with the Canadian Army and was stationed in Korea and Japan working for the British Embassy as their driver. He received an honourable discharge in May, 1956.

Gordon met Ida, the love of his life, in Pinantan, B.C. in the fall of 1956. Despite warnings of ranchers with diamond rings in their pockets, Ida and Gordon were married on March 2, 1957. Soon to follow were their two sons, Joe and George. It was during this time that Gordon built a successful trucking company which continued for over 40 years.

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Petronilla (Gartner) Pedrotti 1932 — 2017

Petronilla (Gartner) Pedrotti

Petronilla (Gartner) Pedrotti

Petsy Pedrotti of Monte Lake passed away January 7, 2017 from the Kamloops Seniors Village at the age of 84.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband James of 62 years of marriage. Petsy is survived by her children Gary, Tom, Marie Ellen (Sasha) and Bernie. Petsy is predeceased by her sons David, Joe and Richard.

Petsy was always full of life and laughter. Her happiest times were cooking for her family and friends, family reunions, reminiscing and singing around campfires. Petsy was tenacious and spunky up until her last days. This spirit gave her strength, compassion and love and was an inspiration to all. Petsy had a great love and devotion to her Catholic faith and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada for over 50 years.

May Perpetual Light shine upon her, God Bless, you are loved and dearly missed.

Prayers to be recited at 6pm Friday, January 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 635 Tranquille Rd. Father Andrew L’Heureux, Celebrant.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, reception to follow. Petsy will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.

A Special thanks to Care Aides at the Kamloops Seniors Village.

Memorial donations may be made to the BC Alzheimer’s Society. Flowers gratefully declined.

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