Glen Russell Crawford 1966 — 2021

Glen Russell Crawford

On Friday, November 26, 2021, we said goodbye to Glen Crawford, a beloved Father, Son, Brother, and Friend.

Glen was born on June 30, 1966 in Williams Lake, BC.  Glen lived in many communities in BC, including 100 Mile House, Castlegar, Fernie, and Vernon, but spent most of his life in Kamloops, BC, where he attended Westsyde Secondary School.

Glen had an adventurous spirit which led him to spend time in Mexico and travelling in Central and South America.  As a child and youth, Glen dreamed of being an astronaut and he followed the development of private space travel closely.  Glen married Keiry Millan-Pacheco on April 7, 2005, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and the three children of that union were the light of his life.  Despite separating in 2015, Glen and Keiry remained close friends until his final moments.

Glen was an avid reader and kept his books close, even when he wasn’t reading then.  He loved to hunt, fish and waterski in his younger years, until his physical health issues got in the way.

Glen was a true and loyal friend and supported those around him as best he could.   He valued honesty, loved his family and was always up for a heated debate.  Glen spent his last day with his loved ones and passed peacefully with his family around him, sending him off with love.  Glen is survived by his three children Alex (15), Taylor (11) and Mackenzie (9), his parents Doug and Monica, his siblings Jenifer and Ken (Lisa), his niece Allison and nephew Eric, his former spouse Keiry (Keith and his son Mason), his “Swedish sister” Marie, and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider writing a memory of Glen for his children who are creating a memorial book and/or make a donation to the children’s education fund.  Please contact Glen’s sister Jenifer (jen@crawfordlaw.ca) for more information.  Thank you to the medical and administration staff of the Medical Assistance in Dying program for supporting Glen in his wish to die with dignity and leave this world on his own terms.

There will be a graveside service at 11am Friday, December 3, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery and a Celebration of Glen’s Life at 4pm Friday December 3, 2021 in the Kamloops Funeral Home at 285 Fortune Drive.

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Donald Thomas Loewen 1959 — 2021

Donald Thomas Loewen

Don was born on May 11, 1959 to Tom and Mary Loewen in the beautiful Nicola Valley, where his early years were spent ranching and building the foundation of his faith.

Don worked as a tree faller, rancher, cowboy, forest fire fighter and saddle maker. All these things, he did with Jody by his side and the deep revelation of who God is and that he was put on this earth to love people exactly where they were at.

Don is survived by his wife Jody Loewen, Children: Ashley (Mark) Fairfield of Burnaby, BC, Benjamin (Sabrina) Loewen of Fort St. John, BC, Katie Loewen of Merritt, BC, Levi (Valerie) Loewen of Montreal, QC, Caleb (Eileen) Loewen of Merritt, BC and Zachariah Loewen of Port Coquitlam, BC. Grandchildren: Ireland, Maverick, Joshua, Emily, Sawyer and one on the way. Brothers and sisters: Jonathan (Christine) and Gordon (Leandra).

Don will be laid to rest in the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Merritt on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

A Celebration of Life & Worship Service will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at the Motion Church in Kamloops.

In lieu of flowers, please give to the Merritt Disaster Relief fund through Crossroads Community Church – specify “Relief fund”. Email:admin@merrittcrossroads.ca, subject “Don’s Memory”

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Dale Noel Robertson 1953 — 2021

Dale Noel Robertson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dale Noel Robertson who passed November 16, 2021.

Dale was born April 28, 1953 in Vancouver and grew up in White Rock, BC. He worked for White Rock Mufflers and had many good times in the clubhouse made in the old bus station. Dale had many friends in White Rock, that he thought of often. When diagnosed with MS he re-trained as a professional custodian (Janitor) and worked at Weatherby Pavilion at Peace Arch Hospital. He moved to North Kamloops in 2009 with his wife Carol.

Dale is survived by his wife Carol (46 years), niece Zoey Roberston (Chris), great nephews Nicholas & Waylen, nephew Ozzie Robertson, nieces Yolanda (Kelly) & Tanya (Kevin), great nieces Olivia, Ava, Abbygail  and Madeline, nephew Michael Yoshy, brother in law Bob Yoshy (Alanna), bestest friend Teresa Maclean, god children Dana, Jaclyn, Jake and great god daughter Lily.

Predeceased by parents Walter & Florence, brother Garth, oldest godson Harley David Hernstedt, mom & dad Yoshy, Janice Yoshy and great niece Janice Story.

A special thank you to Pine Grove Care Home for the care of Dale.

No service at his request. Ashes to be spread in the future, in White Rock.

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Bertha Marjorie (Armstrong) Collins 1926 — 2021

Bertha Marjorie (Armstrong) Collins

In loving memory of Bertha Marjorie (Armstrong) Collins who was born in Elstow Saskatchewan and grew up on the family farm in Carrot River, then attended Success Business College in Regina.  In 1948 she moved to Red Deer Alta and farmed with her husband until 1962 when they moved to Kamloops BC.  She moved to Richmond BC in 1964 and then back to Kamloops in 1974.

Over this time, she raised her family and managed her career.  She worked for the Co-op in Regina, Fry Cadbury’s in Red Deer, the Sherriff’s office in Kamloops, the Fire Chief’s office in Richmond, retiring from the Court Registry in Kamloops in 1986. When not working her and her husband could be found on the road enjoying their caravan.

Bertha enjoyed her retirement, often travelling back to her large extended family in Saskatchewan and enjoying trips across Canada, to the Yukon and down to Nashville and points south.

She will be missed by her family and extended family from British Columbia to Manitoba and by her friends in Kamloops and at Cottonwood Manor.

A special thank you to the Caregivers, Nurses and Doctors at Ponderosa Lodge who provided wonderful care over her final months.

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John Garfield Wells 1926 — 2021

John Garfield Wells

It was with heavy hearts that we say good bye to our father, Gramps, great grandfather, uncle, brother and dear friend, John Garfield Wells.

John was born on the family farm, (the fifth of 10 children) just a step or two from Wellwood, Manitoba to John (Jack) James Wells and Ada Hope Wells (nee Whitmore).

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Audrey in 1984 (mother of Barrie and Alison), wife Joyce Fraser in 1996 and dear long time friend, Joyce Snider in 2021. His siblings who predeceased him include brothers Andy, Jim and Alex plus sisters Joan, Winona, Dawn and Beth. His surviving siblings include his brother Charlie (Chase BC) and sister Frances (Neepawa MB) and sister-in-law Marjorie Cartwright (Kamloops).

John is survived by his son Barrie (Bev) of Kamloops BC, daughter Alison of Kamloops BC, four grandchildren [(Tyler, Brett (Alex), Tammy and Amanda (Dan)] plus 2 great grandchildren, Shayne and Lucy. “Papa John” was also well loved by the Porter children and grandchildren: Ryan (Kristy), Hilary (Derek), Jaren, Jayse and Zephyrin.

Dad’s gentle smile and gentlemanly nature will be dearly missed by many extended family members and close friends. His amazing record of 35 years of employment with CN Railways was only topped by the fact that as retiree, he collected a pension longer than he worked as a signal maintainer!

Dad was a long time member at the Kamloops Golf and Country club, plus the Kamloops Curling Club. Both sports kept him active and healthy well into his late 80’s. Other favourite activities included bicycling, gardening and  walking his ‘grand dog’ Ava along Schubert Drive, admiring the scenery. Over the years he made several trips back to Manitoba to visit family and friends to share memories of his life on the farm outside of Wellwood.

Dad was a faithful member of  St. George’s Anglican Church. His dedication and sixty two years of service to St. George’s was greatly appreciated by the congregation and officiants.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 11 a.m., officiated by Rev John Boyd and Rev Linda Lagroix, at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops B.C.

Please respect Provincial COVID protocols, which will include proof of full vaccination and the use of facial masks.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House. ( The “angels” that watch over our loved ones in their last hours are immeasurably the most compassionate, caring people that we have ever met).

“The universe gives us a reminder of how beautiful endings can be when the sun sets and the moon rises”  Taylor Ashley

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250-554-2577

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