Mary Theresa Demers 1933 — 2020

Mary Theresa Demers

July 31, 1933 – February 16, 2020

We are sad to say that Mary, our Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend, left us behind on her journey through life. She is now at peace; God knocked on her door and called her home.

Mary leaves behind a family of five children, Lucille (Gary) Brigden, Ray (Annie) Demers, Colette (Tyler Murphy) Demers, Hubert (Marcella) Demers, Leonard Demers (Jessica), daughter-in-law Tracey Demers; 12 grandchildren, Leanna, Allen, Charlene, Stacey, Joel, Nicole, Damien, Katelyn, Gabrielle, Dominique, Aidan and Nathan; and 13 great grandchildren, Derek, Connor, Mason, Claire, Amelie, Joren, Harald, Madeleine, Parker, Charlotte, Catherine, Lydia, and Baby due the day Mom passed. We will all, along with her nieces and friends, miss her dearly. She touched our lives in many special ways. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Joseph, and her son, Marc Edward.

To Mom, her faith, sacraments, and prayers, especially the rosary, were very important. Most important though, was her family. We each carry her in our hearts and each have an abundance of memories to cherish. Mom was an avid quilter and made sure we all have a special, hand-made, sewn-with-love, quilt to remember her by.

Please join us to celebrate Mom at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 21, 2020. The Funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 22, 2020, with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to the B.C. Lung Association.

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Daniel W. Sullivan 1948 — 2020

Daniel W. Sullivan

With deep sadness and regret, I am announcing the passing of my beloved husband of nearly thirty years; Daniel W. Sullivan on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Daniel was born in Sidney, Nova Scotia, and was raised and educated in Boston, Massachusetts, where his family settled. As soon as he was old enough, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp., serving three tours of duty with distinction. He rose to the rank of Master Sergeant. Upon his return from Viet Nam he received the Purple Heart for exemplary Valor.

In life he was a friend to everyone, caring for the down and out and the needy. More than once, he gave away his coat to total strangers, his generosity knowing no bounds or limits.

Daniel earned his living in the building trade and there wasn’t much he couldn’t fix. He was crazy about nature and animals, especially dogs and wolves. He continuously supported the Canadian Wildfire Fund and the Hospital for Sick Children of BC.

Daniel will be remembered as larger than life, much respected by the ones that knew him. He was also known for his legendary sense of humour.

He loved displaying his love for his flags on his truck and was equally proud to fly the “Maple Leaf” and “Old Glory.” This magnificent human being is going to be missed by all that knew him. Now Daniel has joined his Heavenly Father after suffering a major stroke in Royal Inland Hospital.

God Bless you my Marine and be at peace

Semper Fi

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Canadian Wildlife Fund, in Daniel’s memory.

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Carl Andrew David Alliott 1950 — 2020

Carl Andrew David Alliott

Carl Andrew David Alliott of Kamloops, BC passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 6, 2020 at 69 years of age. He is survived by his life companion, best friend and partner Robin Holgate,  sister Dorothy Alliott, and was a mentor to Jeff Frye. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Walter Austin Alliott (1982) and Margaret Pearl Stevenson (1994) , and his brother Walter Robert Scott Alliott (2014).

Carl was born in Vancouver, BC on September 14, 1950. In August of 1975 Carl moved to New York and joined a Franciscan Friary for three years before returning to BC in 1978. In 1987 he  moved to Kamloops.  Carl touched the life of every person he came into contact with. He was well respected and loved by so many people. Carl’s primary position was as a building manager for Kelson Group, and just prior to that , he drove city bus in Kamloops. He was a sub deacon with the Orthodox faith at the Ukrainian church in Kamloops. He worked with Bob Hughes and the Ask Wellness as a cluster housing manager and volunteered with ESS (Emergency Social Services) of BC.

Carl had too many friends to mention but I would like to thank a few who over the years became fixtures in our lives, the Fawcett family, where we enjoyed many Christmas Parties and summer barbeques throughout the years, to the Kelson Group and Katy Smith.                           

Prayers will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, 1044-8th Street.

The Funeral Service will take place at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in the Church, followed by burial at Hillside Cemetery. Father Chad Pawlyshyn officiating.

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Davinder Kaur Thind 1932 — 2020

Davinder Kaur Thind

It is with great sadness that the family of Davinder Kaur Thind announces her peaceful passing on Monday February 10, 2020 at the age of 87 years. 

Davinder is survived by her loving husband of 73 years Anstar Singh Thind; her sister, Surinder Kaur Sidhu; her children, Manpreet (Harbans) Thind, Harmesh (Ranbir) Dhaliwal, Kulvir (Sukhwinder) Thind, Ravi (Harpinder) Atwal, and Parm Thind; her grandchildren, Guri, Gini, Jagdeep, Indervir, Jassi, Hardeep, Rajpaul, Inderpaul, Kamal, Avneet, Sukhraj, Mandeep, Josh and Jeeva; and many many great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her son Sukhpal Singh Thind and daughter-in-law Kamaljit Kaur Thind.

Davinder was born on October 8, 1932 in Ghudani Kalan District Ludhiana India.  She moved to Canada with her family in 1987, where Kamloops became her first home.  She was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, most especially over the holidays and family gatherings.  She was truly unique and one of a kind, and  she will be greatly missed by all that knew her and loved her.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the paramedics, firefighters, and the RCMP for their strong efforts, care and professionalism.  As well, a sincere thank you to the Kamloops Funeral Home for treating our family with such respect and compassion during this difficult time.

A service in memory of Davinder Kaur Thind will be held on Saturday February 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Following the funeral service, there will be prayers at the Kamloops Sikh Temple (Gurudwara) at 700 Cambridge Crescent, Kamloops, B.C.

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Winnifred Audrey Golt (nee Parker) 1935 — 2020

Winnifred Audrey Golt (nee Parker)

     It is with great sadness that the family of Winnifred “Audrey” Golt  announce her passing on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Pine Grove Care Centre.

     Audrey is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Ron; her daughter Cathie (Mike) McPhee, grandchildren Alexandra (Mark) Hendricks, Samantha (Devan) McPhee, and Duncan McPhee; her son Brad (Brenda) Golt, grandchildren Brandon (Caitlin) Golt, Breanna (Franklyn) Korany, Brittney (Casey) Golt, and Brooklyn Golt; and her son Greg (Amanda) Golt and grandchildren Emeralde, Issac, Isabella and MistyLee.

     She will also be greatly missed by her sister Valerie Llewellyn, nephew Dan Llewellyn and his family, Ron’s family in Australia and her best friend of 70 years, Sylvia Zander.  Audrey was looking forward to the birth of her first great-grandchild, Baby Korany.

     Audrey was born on May 12, 1935 in Vancouver, BC to Joseph and Winnifred Parker. She grew up in Vancouver and graduated from Britannia High in 1953. Audrey became a Key Punch Operator for BC Electric and then IBM in Vancouver.

     In May 1961, Audrey took the ship Oriana from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia to work for IBM. There she met Ron, who unbeknownst to them, boarded the same ship in L.A. They became pen pals after Audrey returned to Canada. This long distance romance culminated in 1965 when Audrey returned to Sydney.  Ron and Audrey married in 1966. They moved to Vancouver in 1967 following the birth of their daughter Cathie.  Two sons, Brad and Greg, followed in 1969 and 1972.

     Audrey was a stay-at-home mom while her children grew up.  Family was her first priority and she always supported her children in their activities whether it was music or sports.  There was always fresh baked cookies around and lots of hugs when needed.  Two weeks every summer, Ron and Audrey would take the family camping and fishing, most often to Loon Lake, with many wonderful memories being made during these trips.

     With her children grown, Audrey ventured back into the work force to become a cashier.  She did this until grandchildren came along, and she became an important part of their lives with babysitting, going to school concerts, sports events and every celebration.

     In her spare time, Audrey loved gardening, baking, sewing, knitting, playing cards, travelling, fishing and moving.  Whenever you would go to visit, she’d put out the tea and cookies.

     The family would like to thank Dr. Howie and the staff at the Pine Grove Care Centre for the wonderful care during Audrey’s stay, and for going above and beyond for the family during Audrey’s last days.

     No service by request.  A private family get together will happen in the late spring.

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