Ronald Saunders 1941 — 2019

Ronald Saunders

May 10, 1941 – June 7, 2019.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ronald Saunders. Ron was born in Athabasca, Alberta on May 10th, 1941. Ron grew up on a farm and developed a strong work ethic that stayed with him his whole life. Ron joined the military where he served a successful 26 year career with the Canadian Armed Forces, including two postings to Germany and a NATO peacekeeping tour in Egypt. Ron’s final posting had him at Mount Lolo radar station until the base closed. Ron then drove School Bus for School District 73 until his retirement at age 65. After retiring from the school district, Ron decided to continue driving bus for a few private and Christian schools in Kamloops until 75 years old. Every Christmas Ron would receive numerous cards, chocolates, baked goods and gifts thanking him for his gentle kindness, care and safe driving. Just last fall Ron sold his home of 30 plus years in Valleyview and moved to Ridgepointe Retirement Residences in Pineview. He would always comment that he felt spoiled having all his meals prepared for him and having a dessert with every meal. Ron was a loyal member of the Salvation Army Church and took great pride in being a Salvation Army Soldier. He took his oath very seriously and always had his shoes shined up for Sunday service where he would welcome everyone with a handshake at the door. Ron also volunteered countless hours manning the Christmas kettles at numerous locations in Kamloops. Ron’s presence will be sorely missed by his fellow worshippers. Ron was so proud of his two sons John (Jodie) Saunders of Nova Scotia and Ron (Coralea) Saunders of Kamloops, his two grandsons Theodore and Joshua Saunders and his granddaughter Jaime Saunders. Ron was such a kind and gentle man full of honesty and integrity who set a great example for his son’s. He will be missed and never forgotten.

Joshua 1: 5 “ I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11am in the Salvation Army Church, 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC 250 554 1611

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Owen “Cobb” Barry Braun 1968 — 2019

Owen “Cobb” Barry Braun

February 4, 1968 – May 19, 2019

It is with heavy hearts and much sadness that the family of Owen announce his passing on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Victoria, BC at the young age of 51.

Owen is survived by his dog Cooper, who was his best friend, his Mother Meta, sisters Sue (Dan), Frankie, Sandy, and Jennina (Jim), brothers Monty and Mark (Fay). He was predeceased by his Dad Issac, sisters Lyanna and April and brothers Barry and Brian. Owen will be sadly missed by many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his little community of friends  that he considered family in Victoria.

Owen was always able to make people laugh and he was the life of the party. He was always happy to help people, even people he didn’t know. Owen lived life to the fullest but it was always on the edge. He was born in Terrace, BC and worked for tree topping companies in his younger years. He touched many peoples lives and was taken by surprise way too soon. As of late he was enjoying Demon Hunting, but he is now another Angel looking down upon us.

Rest in peace Cobb, you were a great son and brother. Cheers!!

 The Celebration of Owen’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 907-12th Street, Kamloops.

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Keith Edward Lambrecht 1963 — 2019

Keith Edward Lambrecht

Keith was taken from us on June 2, 2019 at the age of 55.  He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

He is survived by his mom Lila and his sisters Pat (Jim), Colleen (Len) and Annette (Wayne) and his nieces Dawn (Bob), Katie (Dylan) and nephews Doug (Jennifer), Eric (Nubia), Michael, Kyle (Bella) and all of his great nieces and nephews.  Keith was predeceased by his dad Ed and his brother Carter.

Keith grew up in Northern Alberta and spent his time driving semi-truck to all sorts of remote places. In 2005 he moved to Kamloops to help raise his niece and nephew, Katie and Kyle. With the move he chose to change his career path and went into construction.  He performed a variety of tasks such as a renovator doing carpentry, and then went on to heavy construction as pipe fitter, certified crane operator, heavy equipment operator and general jack of all trades.

His passion for riding really began when Keith purchased his Cherry Red Fat Boy Harley in February 2011.  His circle of friends expanded with this new love of riding.  He loved nothing more than to join friends on a road trip to wherever the winds took them.  These friends became new brothers and sisters and joined his family.

Please join us for the celebration of his Life on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10am in the tearoom at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the BC Shriners Children Hospital at

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Pat Comeau (Rennie/Lacey) 1940 — 2019

Pat Comeau (Rennie/Lacey)

Mom passed away peacefully March 21 at the age of 79. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by her son Don Lacey and wife Connie, grandsons Taylor Quinn and Garrett, great grandchildren Viola and Alo, granddaughter Lacey Gerbrandt, very close sister Norma Wheeler and nieces and nephew Sandy Sheryl and Brad and stepdaughter Michelle Comeau. Pat was predeceased by her son Doug in 1983, and husband Len in 2016.

A celebration of life will be held June 8 at 2 pm at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.

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David Tagle Tarlit 1940 — 2019

David Tagle Tarlit

October 5, 1940 – May 30, 2019

David Tagle Tarlit of Lake Country, BC passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his loving wife Ligaya “Lily” Tarlit and children; Steven Tarlit of Kelowna and daughter in-law Tanya Tarlit of Kelowna, as well as grandchildren Halen Tarlit and Alexa Tarlit, and his brothers Ben Tarlit and Moises Tarlit. David was predeceased by his parents Francisco and Romana Tarlit, brothers Samuel, Leonardo and Espiritu and sister Lolita.

David loved fishing and loved spending time in the garden attending fruits and vegetables. He was also very involved with helping those in need in the Philippines through missionary work. David will be remembered as a kind, big-hearted and very generous person who will be missed by his loving family and many dear friends.

The Memorial Tea to celebrate David’s life will take place at 2:30 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Friends are also invited to attend the urn burial at 1:30 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Hillside Cemetery, 750 Notre Dame.

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