Benoit Joseph Fouillard 1936 — 2021

Benoit Joseph Fouillard


Peacefully on July 19, 2021 in his 84th year, Benoit Joseph Fouillard passed into Eternal Life at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops with his family at his bedside. Ben was the 8th child born to Benoit & Leontine Fouillard (Simard) in St. Lazare, MB.  He is survived by sisters Anita Fouillard and Jacqueline Lemoine and predeceased by siblings Denis, Rosalie, Marie, Corinne, Lazare, and Paul-Emile.  Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife, Clara, son Desmond, daughter Jacqueline (Dale), and grandchildren (Cody, Jenna, Xander, Quinten, Jaidyn).  He will forever be in our hearts.

Ben was first and foremost a family man with a deep faith in God.  He was big-hearted, generous and enjoyed being of help to others, especially with his mechanical abilities. Flying was his passion and he happily told stories of his years as a bush pilot.

Over the past several years, his health declined. Not being able to putter in his workshop was a huge hardship for him.

A funeral Mass will take place at St. John Vianney Parish, 2826 Bank Road on July 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Mary Ann Nikkel 1962 — 2021

Mary Ann Nikkel

It is with great sadness to advise Mary Ann passed away suddenly in Kamloops BC on June 29, 2021.

Born in New Westminster BC to John (Bill) and Helen Nikkel;  she was the eldest of two daughters.  They made their homes throughout BC in Port Coquitlam, Haney, MacKenzie and Kamloops.  In MacKenzie she graduated high school, volunteered with the RCMP and worked as a Library Page at the local library.  But nothing drew her interest and love more than in her young adult years working in Barkerville one fine summer.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Donald Robert Franklin Blumenauer 1935 — 2021

Donald Robert Franklin Blumenauer

Donald Robert Franklin Blumenauer of Kamloops passed away on July 7, 2021 at 86 years of age. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Marena, daughters Barb of Kamloops and Allison (Jim) of Nanaimo, grandchildren Eva and Jenna, and his brother Chuck. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Margaret, and brothers Ralph and Gilbert.

Don was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was witty, intelligent, and a big tease at heart. Don had many opinions that he was willing to share, whether you wanted him to or not! He loved his family, friends, agriculture, photography, hockey, gardening and travel. Dad was an avid member of the Society of Range Management throughout his career and retirement. He mentored many agrologists early in their career. He was a dedicated Blazers fan, in good times and in bad times, with the Blazers Memorial Cup win being a highpoint. Dad’s annual trip with his Agi friends, throughout the years,  was a treasured memory for him.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Steven Randy Sandback 1957 — 2021

Steven Randy Sandback

Steven passed away suddenly in Kamloops, BC on July 6, 2021. He was 64.

Born in Ashcroft, BC to Engar and Claire Sandback; he was the youngest of four children. He was raised on the ranch in Forest Grove where Engar’s parents homesteaded in 1918. Steven graduated from Peter Skene Ogden High School in 100 Mile House, BC. He continued his education in trades and became a skilled Red Seal Millwright, a job he cherished until his retirement in 2019.

Steven moved to Kamloops with his family in 1993, which became his home until his passing.

Steven is survived by his three siblings: Robert (wife Sharlene), Irene (husband Jake) and Jhon (wife Joan); two children Katrina (husband Richard) and Matthew; and two grandchildren. He is predeceased by his Mother Claire Sandback and Father Engar Sandback.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Carla Dawn Hopson 1941 — 2021

Carla Dawn Hopson

Born December 9th 1941
Passed away July 6th 2021

Carla Dawn Hopson, age 79, Passed away on July 7th 2021.
Born December 9th 1941 in Tilley, New Brunswick to Mildred and Ivan Hanscomb.

She married the love of her life, Robert George Hopson, December 2nd 1958 and maintained a great love for almost 63 years.

The 4th of 10 daughters, predeceased by her parents; Mildred and Ivan Hanscomb, Sisters; Lynda Hines (Jimmy James Hines) and Darlene Hopson (Frank Hopson) and Brothers in Law; Donald Larose, Ray Lyons and Larry Barton. She is Survived by sisters Jean Larose, Gloria Mackenzie (Joey Mackenzie) Wendy Hanscomb, Elaine Wawrzaszek (Walter Wawrzaszek), Edie Hanscomb (Al), Judith Barton, Virginia Moses (Malcolm Moses).

Carla is Survived by her 6 Children, Dennis Hopson, Larry Hopson, Molly Lacoursiere (Ross Lacoursiere), Harry Hopson, Ruth Hopson-Scharfl (Kenneth Scharfl), Roberta Hopson-Green (Jeremy Green).
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