Andy (Andrew) Melnychuk 1927 — 2018

Andy (Andrew) Melnychuk

 

Andy (Andrew) Melnychuk of Kamloops passed away on April 19, 2018 at 91 years of age.  He is survived by his loving wife, Nettie, children Belinda (Brent) Parke, Janet (Stan) Poirier, Lyle (Jeanette) Melnychuk,  grandchildren, Alexa, Trevor, Lindsay, Colin, Justin, Shaun (Heidi), Jennifer (Rich), great-grandchildren Zachary and Connor. Brothers, Peter, David, Tony, Steve and his niece’s and nephews especially Joanne, and Larry.

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Austin Joseph Gallagher 2001 — 2018

Austin Joseph Gallagher

Austin Joseph Gallagher left us on April 17, 2018, in Kamloops, BC, at the young age of 17. 

 He is survived by his Mother, Kym Gallagher, his Siblings; Curtis Bowerbank, Alyssa Bowerbank & Cierra Gallagher. He is also survived by many family members; Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles, Cousins etc. 

 Austin was born in Langley, BC on March 8, 2001. Since August of 2003, he resided and grew up to be an amazing young man, in Kamloops, BC.  Austin experienced a few different schools from Grade 3-11, and is well known throughout the city by many people. Austin has touched people’s lives wherever he went and therefore; has touched the lives of so many. 

 Austin’s most cherished times, were during the Summer Season, when he could spend his time at Gardom Lake Bible Camp. He has had a lot of great moments there over the last 6 years, with his younger Sister, Cierra. Austin spent 3 weeks last summer, as a Junior Staff member, at Gardom Lake and made some awesome memories. He was looking forward to attending again this Summer for his 7th year. Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Randi George Ayres 1956 — 2018

Randi George Ayres

Randi George Ayres passed away in Kamloops on April 16, 2018 at the age of 61.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Kato, sons, Arthur (Sarah), Alex and Andrew and step daughters, Meghan Porterfield (Shawn Poitras) and Erin Humphrey (Ben).  He is also survived by his grandson, Ivyr Ayres and step grandchildren, Jeffery, Brieanna and Emma Poitras as well as his sister, Jane Bogie (Randy) from Gold River, BC, his aunt Denise Lemasurier (Peter) from Rousseau, ON, sister in law, Gail Read from Calgary, AB and his niece, Miranda and, nephew, Patrick.

Randi was born July 5, 1956 in Gimli, MB.  As his father was in the Canadian Air Force, they relocated several times throughout his childhood and eventually settled in Courtenay, BC.  Randi’s ability to care and his desire to serve and help those in dire need will not be forgotten.  He would put his life on the line to protect others.  His path to service first began in the Canadian military.  Eventually, he transitioned into fire fighting.

He spent over 30 years in the fire service industry and then branched out into ironworking.  The past few years he was a safety officer and worked in BC and AB.

Randi enjoyed many sun filled vacations with great friends and puttering with his 1963 Valiant  200 Signet convertible. Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Adeline (Addy) Mary Fraser 1929 — 2018

Adeline (Addy) Mary Fraser

Adeline (Addy) Mary Fraser, beloved wife of Thomas (Tom) Fraser (they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 22, 2018), beloved mother of Diane Sanford, Robert Fraser, Ronald Fraser and Dave Fraser, beloved mother-in-law of Donald Sanford, Francis Fraser, Sherry Fraser, and Trisha Fraser; beloved grandmother of Shawna Gip, Scott Fraser, Jeff Fraser, Brian Fraser, Terry Fraser and Quinn Fraser; beloved great-grandmother of Alexander Fraser and Rylan Fraser, and sister to her surviving brother, Len Hammel,  passed away quietly in the early morning of April 10, 2018 after having a massive stroke on April 2, 2018.

Over the years, Adeline and Tom took their children on weekends to two cabins they had on the shores of mountain lakes. After Tom retired, the two of them spent 16 winters in Yuma, Arizona where they got involved in the RV park/sports events, made many friends and thoroughly enjoyed their time in the sunshine.

Due to the onset of dementia, Adeline, along with Tom, moved into the Hamlets at Westsyde Care Facility for 3 years, then into the Active Care Senior Services for 4 months and resided the last two years in the Blueberry unit at the Overlander Care Home in Kamloops, BC. Adeline was loved by the caring staff and she loved them all in return. The care the staff gave Adeline was exemplary but that care/love went over the top during her fight against the stroke. Her family greatly appreciates the care and comfort Adeline received from the staff in the Blueberry wing of the Overlander. Thank you all so very much.

Adeline had always been very active in her life. She played Senior B softball in her younger years, loved golfing, curling, bowling, and walking. She started golfing at the Smithers Golf Course and continued on at the Chase Golf Course when she and Tom moved to Chase in 2003. Adeline probably has a tee time already set up with her sister-in-law, Beverly Fraser, who passed before her. Along with her own sports, Adeline attended, and supported as many of her family’s sports activities as she could. Up until the stroke, Adeline continued to be active at the Overlander, in sport activities, cultural events, mini road trips, and any function that was set up for the residents to enjoy.

As much as we miss our wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, we are so grateful that Adeline had a wonderful life and that she knew she was loved so much by all of us.

May she rest in peace.

 

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Robert Lum 1924 — 2018

Robert Lum

Robert Lum passed away on April 8, 2018 at the age of 93. He was born in Ashcroft B.C. into a large family of 6 brothers and 1 sister.

He will be sadly missed by his sons Steven and Trevor (Julie), granddaughter Baylee, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sylvia, his parents and siblings.

As a young man, Robert trained and served in the Royal Canadian Airforce from 1942 to 1945 as a bombadier.  After the war, he moved to Kamloops and worked as a professional driver on several pipeline construction projects across the province, and was part owner of a taxi company. Robert met Sylvia in 1957 while she was in training to be a nurse at Cariboo College; this began a love affair that led to them being wed  in 1962.

Robert completed his career as a storesman/bus driver for Caribou College sports teams which sometimes kept him away from the family on weekends.  However, he was an enthusiastic supporter of his boys and their sports activities. He put thousands of miles on his green station wagon chauffeuring the boys to hockey or soccer practices, games and tournaments.

Robert was a fun-loving, humorous man who loved spending time with family and friends playing cards, dominoes, or enjoying a good meal.  As a retiree, Robert and Sylvia enjoyed travelling, mostly on bus tours that included stops at unsuspecting casinos.  When not on tour, Robert enjoyed Western films and books, and sharing tall tales with his pals in the McDonald’s coffee crew.

Thank you to Dr. Vlahos for her care over the past years.

A Celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion (425 Lansdowne Street) on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

 

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