Jacob Charles Mattia Springhetti 1999 — 2018

Jacob Charles Mattia Springhetti

With heavy hearts, the family of Jacob Springhetti announces the
unexpected passing of their beautiful boy.
He is survived by his mother, Nanci Nicholas; his father, Darren
Springhetti; his sisters, Corrie and Bailey Williams; his Grandma,
Kerry Nicholas; his Gran, Marian Springhetti and numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his Nanny, Ivy Springhetti;
his Nono, Mattia Springhetti and his Grandpa, Charles Nicholas.
Jacob was well known in the community through his involvement with
Special Olympics, KTRA, and Options and Opportunities.
There will be a celebration of Jacob’s life at the Kamloops Funeral

Home 285 Fortune Dr., on Saturday, October 20th, from 1 – 4 pm. Jacob loved
sports so please feel free to wear your favourite jersey. In lieu of
flowers, please send donations in Jacob’s name to the Kamloops Special
Olympics or Kamloops SPCA.

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Dr. GR Farnsworth 1928 — 2018

Dr. GR Farnsworth

Dr. GR Farnsworth January 24, 1928 – October 6, 2018

The family of Gerald Ross Farnsworth is deeply saddened by his passing on October 6, 2018 at the age of 90. He was surrounded by the family that was so important to him.

Gerry was born January 24, 1928 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan the youngest of four children.
He is pre-deceased by his wife Penny, his eldest daughter Karen, and son-in-law Wayne…along with his brother Earl.

The loss of this kind and generous man will be deeply felt by his family; Sons Cameron (Marie), Tim (Debra), Todd (Janet), and his daughter Tana.
His grandchildren; Colin (Crystal), Becky (Kirby), Matthew (Cassie), Taylor (Alexis), Adam, Braydon, Hunter, Mikaela, Easton, and great grandchildren Kaiden, Hannah, and Emmett.
He also left behind a doting sister, Marjorie, and a best friend in his brother Roy, along with many nieces and nephews, each of whom had their own special relationship with Gerry.

Following Penny’s death, Gerry met and enjoyed life with new companion, Neta…..which brought a new family to bond with, especially Kaye.

After graduating from Chiropractic college in Toronto and Naturopathic college in Chicago, Gerry moved to Kamloops in 1950 to begin practice.  It is where he brought his new wife Penny, and started their family. He provided a wonderful home and life to his five children, while at the same time dedicating his life to the development of this now well known field of  naturopathic medicine, going so far as to mortgage the family home at a critical time to support a key fledgling college during the 1950’s.  Gerry is recognized by Universities and Colleges in both Canada and the United States as a founding father of the profession.  He maintained his practice in Kamloops for 61 years, having thousands of patients in his care over those years.  His son Todd continues that legacy.

Flying, a passion that became a close second to his interest in his profession, was a key, fun part of his life that took him all over North America throughout the early sixties until his final pilot-in-command flight in 2005. Flying and doctoring were his true passions that gave him much satisfaction in life.

Gerry had many other interests that included fishing, hunting and the outdoors, his mule Chrissy, many “grand dogs”, traveling in his RV (he loved to find new roads, and then revisit them)…which he blended well with his dedication to his family and friends. And he had many, many friends, as well…far and wide.   In his last 10 years or so, he slowed down a little…to putter around his home, check on his children, spend his evenings with Neta, continue his travels, and enjoy retirement.  His commitment to service and helping his fellow man through his 60 years as a Royal Arch Mason in Kamloops Shrine added to a life well lived…that is an example for all that have known him.  He is missed by many.

Rest In Peace, Dad.


A Celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 pm, on Saturday November 3, 2018  in the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of

Dr. Gerald Farnsworth to the National University of Natural Medicine.


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Jacques Joannes Chave 1934 — 2018

Jacques Joannes Chave

Jacques Joannes Chave of Kamloops slipped the surly bonds of earth on September 27, 2018 . He is survived by his loving wife Harriett, his brother Jean-Pierre (Marie-Jo), children Rene (Nancy) Chave of Victoria, Sylvie (John) Williams of Trail, Jean Marc Philips of Vancouver, and Darcie Prokop of Chilliwack, stepchildren Robert (Kuniko) Janel of Burnaby, and Dr. Kathleen (Michael) Janel Armijo of Seattle, nephew Chris (Lisa) Chave, six granddaughters, one grandson, three great granddaughters, many loving nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in-law, extended family, and dear friends too numerous to list.

Jacques was born on October 5, 1934 in Nimes France. He moved his wife and three children to Canada in 1963. He worked 35 years in radio and television for CFJC. There are many chapters in his book of life.

Dearly loved and greatly missed, is our Jacques.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. COLOURFUL CLOTHING PLEASE!!

Donations in Jacques’ memory may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, ICCHA Wish Fund, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1.

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Carol Anne Bergen 1967 — 2018

Carol Anne Bergen

February16, 1967 – August 28, 2018

In loving memory of Carol Anne Bergen, born in Surrey, BC. She lived in Port Alberni, Victoria, Vernon and finally Kamloops. She is predeceased by her parents Dennis Bergen, Ann Leible, and sister Rhonda Bergen, also grandparents Ed and Mary Case, and Paul and Alice Balcaen. She leaves behind two sisters Lorelei (Kevin) Holden, of Salmon Arm, Deb Butler (Daryl) Holden of Kamloops, brother Rod (Deb) Bergen of  Revelstoke, and many nieces and nephews. A tea in Celebration of her Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday October 13, 2018 in the Kamloops Funeral Home. Any friends and loved ones welcome.

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Anne Kuz 1929 — 2018

Anne Kuz

December 20, 1929 – September 20, 2018

It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of our loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Anne Kuz.

She is survived and will be missed by son Ron, daughter Judy (Jock) Stewart; grandchildren Todd Stewart (Crystal), Keith (Brandalyn) Stewart, Tarra (David) Hinton; great-grandchildren Marissa Stewart, Troy Stewart, Lexi Stewart, Cameron Hinton. She also leaves behind several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her husband Tony in 2011; mother Mary, father William and only brother Sam.

Anne was born on December 20, 1929 on her family farm in Fork River, MB. She moved to Kamloops in 1949 where she met Tony Kuz. They were married on October 28, 1950 and raised two children, Ron (1952) and Judy (1954).

She was a lifetime member of The Ukrainian Catholic Church. She especially enjoyed her time spent at the numerous work-bees with her friends of the Ladies League as they prepared perogies, etc. for upcoming events. She loved her flowers and garden, with her roses being her pride and joy. Another favourite pastime was playing cards, with many games of crib being played over the decades.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the nurses and staff at Overlander Extended Care (Evergreen) for their care, kindness and compassion given to Anne over the years.

Prayers will be held at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops, B.C. on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.; Funeral Service held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.


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