Albert Leonard Torgerson 1937 — 2021

Albert Leonard Torgerson

Albert was born to Alfred and Sophie Torgerson November 3, 1937 in Chelan Saskatchewan. He was the eldest to three siblings, Melvin, Margaret and Sadie. At 17 Albert left the farm and migrated west eventually to Victoria where he became a Sawyer with the IWA and met his wife Laura at a local dance. Albert and Laura had two sons, Brian and Barry. Albert then moved the family in 1971 to Kamloops to work as a Sawyer for the Savona sawmill.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Elizabeth Mae Ann McGhee-Williams 2020 — 2021

Elizabeth Mae Ann McGhee-Williams

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Mae Ann McGhee-Williams, in her very short life she captured the hearts of all who new her. She will be missed as she has left us all way to soon.

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Kelsi Marie Farion 1985 — 2021

Kelsi Marie Farion

Born in Edson, AB, January 31, 1985, Kelsi Marie Farion began a new odyssey February 13, 2021 in Kamloops, BC. Her 36 years were filled with reciprocated love of many cherished people, too numerous to count. Kelsi ensured her beautiful daughter Azriel to the loving hands of her mother Laura Nelson and step-father Perry Coutts. Together, keeping her memory alive are her father Todd Farion (Angie), siblings Danica Farion (Tony), Tiffany Farion (Jeff), Dela Coutts (Rich), Teagan Farion (Alicia),Sterling Coutts (Alaya) and Joe Coutts (Blanca). Kelsi will rejoice in joining her late love Eli Law (July 14, 2020), her grandparents Peter Farion (2001), Emily Farion (1996), Lloyd Nelson (2012) and Virginia Nelson (2016), among other family and friends who predeceased her.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Helen Lena Phillips 1936 — 2021

Helen Lena Phillips

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Helen Lena Phillips, of Kamloops BC, February 9, 2021.  Helen is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Fred Phillips, Son Brian Phillips (with his wife Mischele Phillips), and Helen’s daughter Joanne Phillips.   Helen has loving grandchildren Jessica (and Kyle) Jack, and Jason Phillips (and Katrina) who both had the amazing miracle of growing up with the love of their Grandpa Fred and Nana Helen.   Helen was very close to her sister Annette in Alberta, and her sister Lavona, and Dorothy.  Helen was predeceased by her forth sister Irene, as well as her mother Lena Nile.  Helen was born in Alder Flats, Alberta and relocated to BC where she & Fred raised their family.  Helen worked various jobs including patient placement at the hospital.  After retiring, she volunteered her time at the hospital as well as other organizations.  She made many friends along the way who will remember her fondly for her never ending kindness, thoughtfulness, compassion and dedication to others’ wellbeing and happiness.  We miss her dearly, we know she will always be remembered for the impact she had on so many lives.  Rest in peace dear soul.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

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Ernest “Ernie” Walter Unrau 1954 — 2021

Ernest “Ernie” Walter Unrau

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Ernie on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Kamloops after a brief battle with cancer. Ernie was born  November 9, 1954 in Mission, BC and grew up there, developing many lasting friendships. In 1974, he moved to Kamloops to work at Lornex Miines, which later became Highland Valley Copper. During his 40 years at the mine, he made many lasting friendships. Starting in the Mill, he soon transferred to Pit Operations, where he excelled as an equipment operator, mainly running graders.

Ernie married the love of his life, Twila, on July 28, 1990, and they spent 30 wonderful years together. They loved their home on Dairy Road where they entertained many family and friends. Often just sitting on the deck having good conversation, enjoying the view and drinking a coffee. Ernie and Twila loved to travel and enjoyed many memorable trips together.

Ernie was predeceased by his wife Twila, his parents John and Margaret Unrau, and brother Andre. He is survived by his daughter Cindy Wassvik of Kamloops, his son James (Anna) Turnbull of Ontario,  grandson Milo (Cindy) and god son Michael Slater,  brother  Victor (Gerda) sister Lena (Chuck), Aunt Lena, numerous cousins ,nieces ,nephews and many friends.

On behalf of Ernie’s family we would like to send our sincere gratitude for the excellent care he received. The doctors, nurses and staff of 6 South at RIH as well as the staff at Overlander Trinity Hospice. Mostly, we would like to thank Dr. Howie, the nurse and staff of Trinity for their incredible care of Ernie these past months. Due to covid, a gathering will be held later in the year as allowed.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

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