Frederika (Freda) Elisa Van Evelingen 1900 — 2020

Frederika (Freda) Elisa        Van Evelingen
  December 11, 1950 – June 01, 2020
With sadness, we announce the passing of Frederika (Freda) Van Evelingen. Freda passed away peacefully on June 1, 2020 at the Royal Inland Hospital.
Left to mourn are her sister, brother, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and many dear friends.
The family would like to thank all the staff who have helped in so many ways at the Kamloops Ponderosa Lodge as well as the doctors and nurses at the Royal Inland Hospital.
Due to COVID-19, a celebration of Freda’s life will be held when it is deemed safe for all to congregate.
“No time to cry. Don’t shed a tear. I am with God; I have kept the faith, fought the good fight and am now at peace.”

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Marlene Frances Allen (nee Moore) 1940 — 2020

Marlene Frances Allen (nee Moore)

September 7, 1940 – May 28, 2020

On the morning of May 28. 2020, Marlene Frances Allen passed away peacefully in her sleep.  She will be forever loved and missed by her husband of 62 years, Don Allen, and her six children and their spouses, Jeff (Norine) Allen, Kandy Allen (David Charnley), Jamie (Sheri) Allen, Penny(Herman) VandeGoede, Calvin (Anne-Marie) Allen, and Jill (Barry) Ewanyshyn as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne (Claudia) Moore, Frank Jarvis (Adriel Wilson), Bill (Carole) Jarvis, and Don (Sue) Jarvis.  

Mom was born on September 7, 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.At a young age her family moved to Burnaby, BC. It was there that she met Dad in 1957 and they were married on April 3, 1958.  Just after they were married, they moved to Kamloops, where they raised their family.  

Mom enjoyed reading, gardening, singing, and crafting.   Singing was a great passion of Mom’s.  In the 70’s she was involved with the singing group New Century singers.  For many, many years Mom was involved with the choir at the Alliance church until her Alzheimer’s made that no longerpossible.   Mom loved all kinds of crafts, cross-stitching, quilting, and card making to name a few.  Throughout the years all the family and many friends had been grateful recipients of her wonderful creations.  

Mom had many wonderful attributes.  She loved to practice hospitality, had a generous spirit, wrote words of encouragementto many and was a loyal friend.  

Thank you to Calvin and Anne-Marie for your daily visits with Mom these past two years.  Not only did you brighten Mom’s day but also brightened the day of the other residents in her neighbourhood.    Thank you to the staff of Gemstone.  We will be forever grateful for the wonderful care that you provided Mom these past two years. 

Due to Covid19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Sayyad “Syd” Nassir 1935 — 2020

Sayyad “Syd” Nassir

Sayyad “Syd” Nassir of Kamloops passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 85 years of age. His memory will be treasured by his loving wife, Lois Peters, and by his step sons Paul Peters of Ottawa and Brady Peters of Toronto, and his five grandchildren, who were the light of his life these last few years. The Funeral Service took place on Monday, May 25, 2020 at Hillside Cemetery in accordance with Islamic tradition. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Faisal Siddiqui and the Ayesha Mosque of Kamloops. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Kamloops Islamic Association, 2805 Highway 5A, Knutsford, BC V0E 2A0.

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Hardeep Kaur Matharu 1964 — 2020

Hardeep Kaur Matharu

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hardeep Kaur Matharu. Hardeep passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side on May 23rd, 2020 after her long battle with cancer. She was a kind, loving and courageous woman who will be deeply missed. She will be forever remembered by her husband Raj and their daughters, Anita and Sunita. A funeral service will be held on May 30th 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Kamloops Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the service will be immediate family and friends only.

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Deborah Richards Kellogg 1955 — 2020

Deborah Richards Kellogg

November 1, 1955 – May 15, 2020

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Deborah (Debbie)Richards Kellogg. Deb slipped away peacefully in the early hours of Friday, May 15, 2020 with family by her side.

Left to mourn her loss are Husband of nearly 40 years Dieter Dudy, son Ryan Dudy (Dannielle), daughter Kaitlin Methot (Brendan), sister Patricia Kellogg (Darla), sister Sharon Kellogg, grandchildren Sophia and Alyse and a multitude of nieces and nephews and in-laws. Also remembering Deb are a host of friends that have basked in Deb’s love and radiance.

Deb was predeceased by her Father, Leonard Bradley Kellogg, Mother Lois Kellogg, and Brother Michael Kellogg.

Deb was born in Pittsboro, N.C. and spent her first number of years on the family farm before moving with her family to Kamloops, B.C. Deb spent her school years in Brocklehurst and North Kamloops excelling both athletically and academically. Deb continued her education at both Caribou College and the University of Victoria earning a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature. After a year teaching in France Deb reconnected with Dieter and the two married in 1980. This was followed by the birth of Ryan 1982 and Kaitlin 1986. Deb and her family re-located to Kamloops in the fall of 1989 and in time along with her sister founded Thistle Farm.

Deb was selfless in all aspects of her life, caring of others, kind, a great listener and wonderful friend to all. She loved to travel and explore new places especially when accompanied by her greatest companion, Dieter. Deb was a talented photographer and would often get up before the sunrise just to catch the perfect shot. She was known for her infectious smile, compassionate spirit and unfailing sense of goodwill. Deb has left this world a better place just by simply having been in it, her shining light will remain with us all for eternity.

The family would like to thank, Dr. Malan, all the staff and doctors at the B.C. and RIH cancer clinics, all the family friends and Rotarians who helped in so many ways and the great staff at Marjorie Willoughby Hospice. A celebration of Deb’s life will be held in the fall when it is deemed safe for all those touched by Deb’s life to congregate.

“Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything,

that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

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