Diane Lorraine Hamel 1946 — 2018

Diane Lorraine Hamel

Diane Lorraine Hamel, age 72, born March 9, 1946 in Edmonton AB, has sadly passed on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. She leaves behind her granddaughter Tia Bergman (nee Hamel). Diane is predeceased by her loving son Rodney Hamel and daughter Nicola Hamel.


Diane was a kind and loving soul who spent much of her time gardening and volunteering. She was an active Eagles member for years, where she shared many laughs and great times, until her recent decline in health. There will be no formal service.


Diane will be greatly missed but never forgotten.


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” ~ Plato

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Bertha Ellen Fawcett 1927 — 2018

Bertha Ellen Fawcett

On the 12th of June 2018 Bertha Ellen Fawcett passed away in the early morning with loving family around her.
She is survived by her two daughters Linda McCoy, Gail Bishop, as well as Doug Fawcett, Katie Fawcett, Bill McCoy, and Carrie Krieger along with many other family members who have loved her and will also miss her.
At Bertha’s request she will be cremated with no service. The family is honoring her request.
Rest in peace as you are now with Lloyd Fawcett forever.

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James Robert McBride 1948 — 2018

James Robert McBride

             James Robert McBride passed away Thursday June 7 at the Royal Inland Hospital.  He leaves behind his wife of 47 years Celia (nee Byrne) and his son Kenneth Sean.  He was  predeceased by his son James Cameron “Jay” McBride and his father Robert “Bert” McBride. He also leaves behind his mother Gladys, his brothers Glenn (Joan), Ron (Carol), Dean (Carla), his sisters, Maureen McKinney (Larry) and Karen Horner (Robert).  He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews of whom he was so proud.

Celebration of Life for Jim will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at                            1pm in the Kamloops Funeral Home 285 Fortune Dr.

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Laura “Jean” Dick 1929 — 2018

Laura “Jean” Dick
Laura “Jean” Dick of Kamloops, BC passed away on May 30, 2018 of 89 years of age. She is survived by her loving children Betty-Lou (Stan) Dick, Gayle Ford, Judy Dick, Jim (Terry) Dick and Darlene (Warren) Kostick. Also left with treasured memories are her son in-law Butch Povoas, her 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She also leaves her brother Jim Rhindress, sisters Viola Tucker, Evelyn (Dennis) Seevers, Charlene (Rod) Bosnick, Elsie Dillman, sister in-law Chrissy Moffat and numerous other relatives.

Predeceased by her parents Olive and Wilfred Rhindress, husband Larry Dick, daughter Jane Povoas and sisters Lilly-Bell Wilms and Marion Garay.

Jean was born in Mapes, BC on February 1, 1929. She later moved to Ladysmith where she met and married Larry. They then moved to Kamloops in 1951 where they lived forever after. Jean”s passion in life was camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

The family would like to thank Dr. Bantock, Home Care staff, Community Care staff and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for taking such great care of Jean.

There will be a celebration of Jean’s life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home at 72 Whiteshield Cres. Kamloops ,BC V2E 2S9

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Bernard “Bernie” George Gagne 1935 — 2018

Bernard “Bernie” George Gagne

On Monday, June 4, 2018 our beloved Dad Bernie passed away peacefully, surrounded with love. Bernie was a man who believed and followed the rules of kindness, honesty, integrity and generosity. Although he considered himself a loner, Bernie attracted people with his loyalty and words of wisdom.

He touched many lives and will be missed by both friends and family.

 The family would like to offer a special thanks to the nurses and doctors in the ICU at Royal Inland Hospital for their kindness and compassion. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Bernie’s name may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

The Celebration of Life for Bernie will take place at 11 AM on Sunday, June 17, 2018 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Celebration Hall with Babette Degregorio officiating.

A private burial was held on Friday, June 8 at Hillside Cemetery Kamloops BC.

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