Garret Nicholas Getz 1991 — 2019

Garret Nicholas Getz

It is with extreme sorrow that we announce the passing of Garret Nicholas Getz. Loving son to Robert and Carolynn Getz, brother to Sherrie (Tristan) and Robbie, Uncle to Sophia and Abel, Grandson to Barbara Getz and the late Ruth and Gerald Bennett and George Getz. Garret leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and foster brothers and sister. Garret grew up in Aldergrove, BC.  He enjoyed many activities including hockey, camping, fishing and hunting. Garret attended Thompson River University where he earned his welding certificate in January 2017. Garret will be forever remembered for his sense of humour and practical jokes.

Garret is loved by many and will be deeply missed.

The Celebration of Garret’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Natasha Schrader, Celebrant.

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Patricia Jean Sims ( nee Minty ) 1932 — 2019

Patricia Jean Sims ( nee Minty )

September 21, 1932 – February 10, 2019

On Sunday, February 10, Patricia Jean Sims passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones in the gentle care of  Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice, in Kamloops, B.C.   A celebration of life gathering will be held in the spring.

Pat was born in Prince George in 1932, the oldest of five girls to Lorne and Lois Minty.  She married Douglas Sims shortly after her 18th birthday, a union of sixty years at the time of his passing in 2010. She missed him every day they have been apart. Mother to five children, Tom (Glenna), Mickey (Heather), Ed (Judy), Brian (Janet) and Sandra. Grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 19, family was the center of her life. She leaves sisters Jackie and Judy, an expansive, extended family, each one cherished deeply. She was a working mom in a variety of office and administrative positions, a shop owner and real estate agent. Predeceased by her parents, husband Doug, sisters Joan and Iris, and grandson Scott.

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Caroline Evelyn (Button) Slade 1940 — 2019

Caroline Evelyn (Button) Slade

July 13th, 1940 – February 2nd, 2019.

A loving wife, mother, nan, great-grandmother, sister, friend. Button passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on February 2nd, 2019 at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses: Lori and John, Cori, Scott and Robyn, her brothers and their wives: Bill and Diane, Gerry and Gloria.  She will also be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her six grandchildren and their spouses and thirteen great-grandchildren; Brandon and Teegan (Macy), Josh and Erin (Soleil, Axel, Fyodor), Nolan and Lindsay (Anneka, Madolyn, Maksim), Andrea, Shane and Colleen (Emmitt, Aubrey, Windsor, Calder), Jared and Aimee (Faith, Mason).

She is survived by extended family members, including many nieces, nephews and dear friends near and far. Button was predeceased by her parents James and Viola, her husband Doug and her 2nd husband Adam. She was also  recently predeceased  by her loving sister Flo.

Button was born in Vancouver and along with her siblings, was raised on Sea Island. It was there that she met the love of her life, Doug.  They were married on May 2nd, 1958, and settled in Richmond. In 1968 they moved their young family to Ladner where they lived for many happy years. Doug and Button were devoted to their family and provided unwavering love and support, which continues to live on through their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Sadly, Doug passed away in 1993. Button eventually settled in Kelowna. In 2003, she married her 2nd husband Adam; she was predeceased by him in 2007.

Button relocated to Kamloops in March, 2018 to be closer to her family. While her time spent in Kamloops was much shorter than her family would have hoped for, it was filled with many happy times spent together.

The family expresses their heartfelt appreciation for the wonderful care Button received from Royal Inland Hospital staff during her brief stay there. During the last months of her life our Mom/Nan/GG was lovingly cared for and surrounded by the amazing staff and volunteers of Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice, for which Button’s family is truly thankful and grateful beyond measure. You are all angels!

A celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 16th at First Baptist Church, 454 Columbia St, Kamloops. In lieu of flowers, donations to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice are gratefully appreciated.




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Walter John Robert Taylor 1932 — 2019

Walter John Robert Taylor

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of  Walter John Robert Taylor who passed away January 31, 2019 in Kamloops, BC, after suffering a stroke.

Walter was born November 8, 1932 in Vancouver to Robert and Florence Taylor, Wally is survived by his daughter Kathy ( Kurt ) Smith, and their daughters, sisters Fran (Bob) Fyall and Ruth Hayward, and brothers Allan (Carol) Taylor and Art (Gloria) Taylor, and his friends Stan and Enid Bott. He was predeceased by his daughter Shirley.

Wally worked for many years for CIBC, before beginning his career with Real Estate. Wally was also a member of the Ymer #31 Masonic Lodge.

There will be no service by his request.

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Charles Gordon (Gordie) Caponero, 1932 — 2019

Charles Gordon (Gordie) Caponero,

In Loving Memory of Charles Gordon (Gordie) Caponero, our husband and father, who passed away on January 8th, 2019 at the age of 86.

Survived by his wife Joyce of 63 years, daughter Pamela Francis (Terry), and son Keith Caponero; grandchildren Angela Johnson (Ray), Keith Francis, Kaydee Heidema (Tyler), Chase Caponero; step-granddaughters Catherine Tilden and Dayna Tilden, as well as numerous great-grandchildren.

Born June 1st, 1932, he was the eldest of eight children, and at the age of 18 joined the army and served for three years in the Korean War.

He loved to travel, and had many great vacations down South, the Caribbean, Alaska and across Canada.  He truly appreciated all that nature had to give.

Special thank you to the staff at Overlander Extended Care for taking care of him for the past 10 years.

Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.

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