Betty May Franklin (nee Andrews) 1940 — 2017

Betty May Franklin (nee Andrews)

                                                                                                         August 27, 1940 ~ September 20, 2017

With heavy hearts we are saddened to announce that Betty passed away peacefully at home in Kamloops after a long battle with diabetes related illnesses.  She was with her loving spouse of 37 years, Denny Holland.  Betty was born and raised in New Westminster and was predeceased by her parents and brothers George, John and Ed.  She is survived by daughter Tammy (Alan) Lachapelle, Randy (Donna) and Kirk Hopkins, sisters Ellen Andrews and Ada Hamilton, brothers Art (Carol), Bill, Ken (Connie), 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Barb Wylie and family. There will be no formal service by request. Donations to the diabetes foundation would be greatly appreciated.  Betty will be remembered fondly and with smiles.  Rest in peace knowing we love you and you will always be remembered. 

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Marjorie Evelyn Baron 1927 — 2017

Marjorie Evelyn Baron

Marjorie Baron passed away peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Marjorie, was born in Ashcroft BC on April 10th 1927 to Edith and Charles Pollard.  Marjorie’s mother heard a lady in the next bed name her baby Marjorie, her mother loved that name from the minute she heard it, so she named her baby Marjorie also.

Marjorie spent most of her childhood raised in and around the Clinton area, in 1946 she met the man of her dreams, Arnold Baron. Marjorie and Arnold were Wed in the eyes of the Lord on October 21, 1947.  These two had a long and fulfilled marriage, being able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997. Arnold predeceased Marjorie in 1998, with Marjorie telling him “Arnold, this is one journey you have to take by yourself, I will follow you when the time comes.” A promise she has now kept.

During their years together Marjorie and Arnold had 3 children, Mary 1948, Arnold 1950 and Marjorie 1952.  Predeceased Marjorie is her one true love Arnold Baron, her eldest Daughter Mary Forstbauer, 2 of her grandchildren, her parents, all her siblings and many family and friends.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Cyrille Vidal 1929 — 2017

Cyrille Vidal

Joseph Etienne Cyrille Vidal, the love of my life passed away quietly September 19, 2017. Born November 24, 1929 in St. Louis Lotbiniere, Quebec.  He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 63 years, Gemma, his sons’ Leslie (Sheila), David (Jodi); granddaughter Jessica (Michel) Boucher; great grandson Remi; grandson Andrew ( fiance Cynthia) and children; brother in law Guy Voisvert  of Quebec. Also many nieces, nephews in  Alberta and Quebec.  Cyrille was the last living of 13 children.

Cyrille had many trades, welder, pipefitter, millwright and lagger with ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­asbestos. He worked in a pulp mill in Hinton, Alberta for 15 years. Moved to Kamloops in 1972 where he started working for Weyerhaeuser pulp mill until his retirement in December of 1989. Another one of his trades was a boat builder, he built row boats, cabin cruisers and kayaks. He played hockey until  he was 42, coached hockey in Hinton Alberta and Kamloops. Cyrille loved the outdoors, hiking, fishing and hunting.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Terry “Boomer” Shishido 1944 — 2017

Terry “Boomer” Shishido

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Terry Teruo Shishido on September 14, 2017 surrounded by his wife and two sons.

He will be missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Beth, sons Craig (Jasmine), Todd and grandson Austin, who brought him great joy.  He was also survived by his brother Eric (Maggie), sister Ruth (Paul) Beday, brother-in-law Keith (Glenda) Jones and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Terry was predeceased by his father Masae, mother Miyoko and his in-laws Norman and Margaret Jones.

Terry was born October 3rd, 1944 in New Denver, B.C.  In 1947 the family moved to Japan and a year later moved back to Kamloops.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Nell Charkos 1926 — 2017

Nell Charkos
On Saturday, August 12, 2017, Nell Charkos passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family at the age of 91.
She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Mike (Cheryl), Bill (Lana), daughter Karen St Pierre (Peter Tomczyk), grandchildren Nicholas (Jenn), Mitchell (Vicky Morris), Taylor St Pierre (Krista Sweder), Michael, Matthew, Megan Charkos (Cody Burns), Kyle, Luke (Jenna LeBlanc), Jennifer Charkos, Great Grandchildren Kyla, Mya, Michael, Elizabeth, Emma-Leigh, Avery, Sonya, sister Margaret, brothers Bill and Ed, and many relatives.
She is predeceased by her husband Michael, son Ron, Grandson Ryan, Great Grandson Ryan, parents Anne and Frederick Spelay, three sisters and five brothers.
Nell was born in Regina, SK on June 8, 1926. Her family moved to BC and she had a happy childhood growing up in Enderby. As a teenager, she ventured to Kamloops to work at the Tranquille Sanatorium. Of all her various jobs, her favourite employment was as a nanny for families in Vancouver and Vernon, including the O’Keefe family.
After a four year courtship, Nell and Michael married in Vancouver in October 1958. They resided in Kamloops and began their own family. She was a devoted mother to her children, a doting Grandmother to her grandchildren and a delighted Great Grandmother to her Great Grandchildren. Having family around made her happy.
Nell was strong willed and always there for everyone. Her legacy of strength for enduring family bond will continue on in all of our hearts. “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child…to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thank you to the staff of Kamloops Seniors Village for all the care you gave our Mom.
At her request, there will be no funeral service.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” – 23rd Psalm



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