Margaret Valee Dutton 1931 — 2020

Margaret Valee Dutton

Margaret (Shortt) Dutton was born in Nipawin, Sask to Mary and Geroge Shortt. She was the youngest of eight children. She is survived by her husband Don and her daughter Diane (Elton) Conn. Grandchildren Cheri (Marcel) Foley, Tye Jones, Kayla Engemoen. Great-Grandchildren Taylor, Jayden, Aston Foley, and TJ Jones. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret worked at Vernon Jubilee Hospital as an operating room assistant for 3 years. Joined RCAF in 1952 (Radar Ftr Cop). She met and married her husband Don in 1958. She left the air force in 1959. She was very active in sports, achieving many awards and trophies especially in darts. She spent 2 years in Germany and travelled a lot in Europe. She was a long-time member of The Legion, ANAvets Club, and The Moose. She enjoyed cooking and canning and had a large garden in Westsyde and shared with seniors.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no funeral. Cremation to follow. As per her wishes, donations to the Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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Steven George Hawker 1966 — 2020

Steven George Hawker

In the early hours of November 27, 1966 Steven Hawker was welcomed into the world. He was the youngest son of David and Emilie Hawker.

His mother Emilie and older brother Dave welcomed him into heaven on November 26, 2020.

Known to most as “Hawker”, he was a gentle giant always ready for an adventure. He loved and laughed with his whole self. His beautiful soul touched innumerable lives and his sudden loss has shaken the lives of his family – biological and chosen alike- to their core. Among his many interests were hockey, dirt biking, ice racing, all things mechanical, river boat racing and spending time with his many friends. He was available to help anyone at anytime with a ride, a big bear hug, a shoulder to cry on. While he may have had a small biological family he was “Uncle Steve” to many of his chosen family. He travelled and worked all over Canada and the United States as a Boilermaker including spending time in Boston during 9/11.  Being a boilermaker was more than a career to him, it was a way of life. He made a permanent mark on this world and will be missed.

He is survived by his father David Hawker (Leona); His sister Cindy (Shane) and her children Jerran (Renee), and Kris; His niece Gina (Josh) and their son Wade.

He is predeceased by his mother Emilie; his older brother Dave; his paternal grandparents George and Eunice Hawker, and maternal grandparents Joe and Agatha Lacombe.

Due to COVID-19 there will not be a service immediately. A celebration of life will be held as soon as we are able to safely do so. We look forward to sharing our crazy stories with you then.

In lieu of flowers a donation to The Canadian Cancer Society, or the Salvation Army can be made. 

                                                                    Ride on Hawker.

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Vivian Hansberry 1931 — 2020

Vivian Hansberry

It is with great sorrow that the family of Vivian Hansberry, of Kamloops, announces her passing on November 28, 2020 at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 88.

She is survived by her companion John, nephew Steve (Roccio), Richard (Trudi), David, Donald and a number of great nieces, nephews and many cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Matthew and Marie Anna Swanston, brother Donald and sister Roberta. Those who knew Vivian knew her to be independent, determined and full of life.  She was born in Alberta in 1931 and the family moved to Vancouver BC when she was 10.  At age 26, she made her way to Australia where she lived until moving back to Canada in 2009.

 Vivian loved to travel and her job as a flight hostess with Qanta’s Airways from 1958 to

1978, certainly gave her many opportunities to see the world and meet many interesting people.

 She also loved sports, both as a spectator and a participant.  She was an avid skier (she skied downhill at Sun Peaks on her 80th birthday) and enjoyed golf.  Her love of sports was combined with her love of travel when, on a number of occasions, she volunteered for PGA tournaments and Olympic Games.

 Vivian was fond of her “happy snaps” and has albums full of memories.

Due to current Covid restrictions, no funeral will be held.

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Lorraine C. Pizak 1931 — 2020

Lorraine C. Pizak

Lorraine “Trudy” Pizak, of Kamloops, BC passed away on October 10, 2020 at the age of 89.  Trudy was born to Frank & Leona Amor in Semans, Saskatchewan.

Trudy is survived by her Son, Michael Pizak; Daughter, Michelle Henry; Grand Daughter, Hannah Gemignani; Great Granddaughter Madison & Great Grandson Mathew, whom she loved with all her heart.

Trudy loved a good adventure, a good laugh, but most of all she loved music.  She was raised the youngest of 11 children and most everyone played at least one instrument and would sing together.   

She moved from Saskatchewan to Santa Barbara, California following her good friends & God Parents to her children, Donald & Penny Rehmke.  There, she started a family with her husband Danny (deceased) and would spend time at the beach digging clams & teaching her children to swim.  She also enjoyed camping, boating, hiking, fishing and always playing music & singing with friends and family around a campfire or living room or wherever.  She attended The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) where she earned her CPA degree, graduating at the top of her class.

Trudy then relocated with her children to Nelson BC where she opened a small accounting practice and helped her brother Art Amor (deceased) at his hotel/bar – The Civic Hotel aka The Zoo.  You would often find her sitting in with local musicians there or hosting jam sessions in her living room on weekends or camping, fishing, hiking, or hunting.

Years later, Trudy moved to Kelowna and then ultimately Kamloops to be closer to her sisters Marg Haynee (deceased) & Alice Berner (deceased).  There, she continued her accounting practice and was a long-standing member of the Old Time Fiddlers Club along with her sister Alice.

Trudy was a powerful, loving, intelligent woman who always had a twinkle in her eye and a warm hello for anyone she happened across.   She will be sorely missed.

~ In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations, in her name, be sent to the SPCA Canada ~

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Shari Lynn Voll 1975 — 2020

Shari  Lynn  Voll

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shari Lynn Voll. Shari leaves behind Scott Leask(spouse) Maddie (loving dog ) and many other loved ones both family and friends. Shari brightened any room she walked into. Anyone who knew her knows how much Maddie meant to her.

She will be forever missed and never forgotten. We like to think she’s having tea with our Dad as she was always a helping hand in his final days .

Love Always,

The Leasks

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