William “Bill” McKenzie Brock 1952 — 2020

William “Bill” McKenzie Brock

William “Bill” McKenzie Brock of Whitecroft, Heffley Creek passed away on Monday, January 20th 2020 at the age of 67 years. He is survived by his loving wife Avril, sons Sean of Ashington, UK , and Paul of Ashington, UK , stepdaughter Samantha of Cwmbran, South Wales, grandchildren Cameron, Joseph, Sophie, Ella and Emily, and siblings Norman, Joyce, Pat, and Helen.

Bill was born on the 29th of January 1952 in Carlisle, UK. He passed away suddenly on January 20th 2020. Bill worked in the North East, Leicestershire and Derbyshire Mental Health Services and then in Kamloops at Hillside Centre.  He was an amazing psychiatric nurse, mentor and manager. Advocating for his patients was a top priority for him. Over the years, he has helped many, many patients with mental health illnesses. Bill was a phenomenal husband, father and stepfather, and the most special Grandad to our wonderful grandchildren. Bill touched everyone he met with his gentleness, kindness, graciousness, selflessness, charm, humour and love.

Bill will be loved and remembered forever

Avril would like to give special thanks to the communities of Whitecroft and Sun Peaks for their love and support. Memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Community Association of Whitecroft, 7384 Cahilty Crescent, Heffley Creek, V0E 1Z1.

The Funeral Service will take place at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 2573 Tod Mountain Road. Celebrant, Monsignor Jerry Desmond.

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Audrey Ruth (Gregory) Turner 1900 — 2020

Audrey Ruth (Gregory) Turner

March 2, 1933 – January 17, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce Mom’s passing peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice on Friday, January 17th, 2020. Mom was a 67 year member of the Rebekah Lodge and she also really enjoyed going to Bingo and also spending time at Blind Bay.

She was predeceased by her husband Hugh Turner and is survived by her three children Janice (Ted) Hamm, Judith (Ray) Turner, and her son Rodney Turner, her grandsons Darryl Hamm, Matthew Hamm and her grandaughter Heather (Kent) Njaa, great grandchildren Landon, Gabrielle, Benjamin Njaa, brother Arnold (Pauline) Gregory and nieces and nephews. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Oddfellow & Rebekah Lodge Hall, 423 Tranquille Road Kamloops at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 25th, 2020.

Special thanks to friends, staff of 5 south at Royal Inland Hospital and also to Dr. Lisa Vicar, and Dr. J. Wiltshire. Special thanks to the care Mom got at the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice.

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Gunther Willi Aichele 1933 — 2020

Gunther Willi Aichele

May 27, 1933 – January 17, 2020

Gunther Willi Aichele died peacefully in his home with his wife Gisele by his side. He had suffered with severe back pain and various ailments the last couple of weeks, and is now at peace. Gunther is survived by his wife Gisele (Gisela) of over 58 years, his daughters Michelle (Miekel) and Sandra (Nicola) Aichele, four lovely granddaughters, Alex and Wilson Ewasiuk and Madison and Kennedy Aichele-Jones (all in Vancouver) and Zenn Aichele in Victoria. Gunther was the first paymaster at Lornex Mine, now Highland Valley Copper, until retirement in September of 1990. Gunther enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid skier, spent years at the tennis club, weekends away camping and then in retirement took up golf. He and his wife travelled all over North America with the motorhome which included; all of Canada, most of US and all of Mexico and the Baja.  Gunther and his wife had enjoyed over a dozen cruises and visited 86 countries during his life time… so a full and fun filled life was lived. Gunther also volunteered for many sporting events and the Rib Fest for four years in a row. Thank you to our girls, grandchildren and dear friends for their support, friendship and strength during this difficult time. Many thanks to Dr. Stephanie Bourdeau and her wonderful staff for their compassion and understanding, also to the great staff and volunteers at our wonderful Hospice. Donations in Gunther’s name may be made to Hospice. No funeral service by request.

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Linda Frances (nee Emery) Stephens 1949 — 2020

Linda Frances (nee Emery) Stephens

Linda passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 after a short illness. She is survived by her husband Brian, sons Nicholas (Amanda) of Vernon, BC and Frederick of Oshawa, Ontario, two grandchildren Madeline and Henry of Oshawa, brothers Bert and Norman Emery of Chilliwack, and her sisters Michelle Campbell of Chilliwack, Denise Taylor of Kelowna and Myrna Michelson of Ontario. No service as per her request. Donations in Linda’s name may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association and would be appreciated by the family.

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Paul Lalli 1972 — 2020

Paul Lalli

January 25, 1972 – December 29, 2019

 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of
Paul who has been a beloved father, husband, son, brother and friend. Born and raised in Kamloops Paul will be remembered by his genuine smile and his contagious laugh. He is survived by his wife
(Pardeep),  2 daughters (Ashleen, Karleen) and fur baby (Sparkles). Paul was surrounded with love and support from his family and friends and will be dearly missed.

 A Memorial Service will be held for Paul at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020
in the Kamloops Funeral Home,285 Fortune Drive.  
Family and friends are invited to join us for us prayer at Kamloops Gurudwara Sahib Society,1345 Ord Road.

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