Deborah May Kelly 1955 — 2019

Deborah May Kelly

May-20-1955   Aug-14-2019

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Debbie Kelly on Aug, 14th in the Royal Inland Hospital. Debbie was born to Dave and Helen Pollard, May20, 1955 in Princeton BC. She is survived by her loving husband Ken , father Dave , brother Bob (Steve) and sister Shelly Nelson ,nephews Jason and Christopher (Katina) Pollard , as well as three nieces, 2 great nieces and other numerous relatives. Debbie was predeceased  by her mother  Helen  Mar, 2016 . Debbie graduated from high school in Kamloops and then pursued a career in health care. She met Ken and they were married on Feb, 28th 1981 .Debbie first started as a caregiver at 59 Mile House working at the Haven, then furthered her skills to become a home care support person, working in Ashcroft ,Cache Creek ,Clinton and the surrounding area. Debbie retired from health care and enjoyed her last years with her husband Ken at home in Clinton. She was very involved with the Living Waters Church In Clinton and enjoyed the prayer intersession . Debbie had a passion for caring for others, spent endless hours volunteering  her time to fulfill others lives . Debbie was full from the joy she experienced from giving and caring for others. A Celebration  of Life will be held  on Saturday Aug,31 @1:00 in the Living Waters Church 1508 Caribou  Hwy 97 ,Clinton BC.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to a charity of choice.

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Laura LaSaga (nee Power) 1953 — 2019

Laura LaSaga (nee Power)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Loretta “Laura” Josephine LaSaga on August 12, 2019 with her family by her side. Laura was predeceased by her parents Augustus and Mary Power, her brother Martin Power, and her sister in-law Minnie Power.

Laura is survived by her loving husband Clement LaSaga, her children Stephanie Power, Robert (Nickie) LaSaga, Stephen LaSaga, Philip (Sarah) LaSaga. Eight grandchildren Christopher, Natasha, Dayna, Sydney, Julianna, Joshua, Lily, Claire, and three great-grandchildren Kade, Adalyn, and Ava. She is also survived by many brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Laura will be missed by all of her friends, family, step-grandchildren, and foster children that she has touched throughout her life.

Laura was born in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland in 1953. In 1977 she moved to Prince Rupert, BC, however she always considered Newfoundland to be her home. Her greatest joy was her family, and the bonds she created with the people in her life through quilting, knitting, cooking, listening to her favourite songs, socializing, and travelling. Her authentic personality will be deeply missed by all of us.

There will be no formal ceremony, as per Laura’s request. Celebration of Life to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Laura’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Trinity Hospice at Overlander.


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Myrna Marlene McMillan (nee Hopp) 1941 — 2019

Myrna Marlene McMillan (nee Hopp)

Myrna was born in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan on January 26, 1941 and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in the Kamloops Hospice, Kamloops, BC. She was predeceased by her late husband Dennis McMillan and her beloved son Michael Fitzpatrick. Myrna is survived by her daughters Sheryl (Brian) Whitehead, and Carrie (Barry) Vandaelle, her brothers Rod and Rick (Wenda) Hopp, three grandchildren, four great grand kids, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends in Kamloops.

Mom loved her family. She had a tremendous sense of humour, was happiest in her garden and had a flair for cooking.

Many thanks to the wonderful staff and for the amazing care they provided for Mom at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House.

A Celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm in Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Munsons Mountain, Penticton.

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Boris S. Karpoff, P.Eng. 1931 — 2019

Boris S. Karpoff, P.Eng.

August 10, 1931 – August 12, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, Boris Svetoslave Karpoff de Korsounsky at the age of 88 at The Kamloops Hospice, BC. Dad died peacefully with his girls at his side. He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey (née Gyuricska). He leaves behind his children; Hélène (Peter), Nadia (Colin), Alexandra (Daryl); grandchildren, Jacqueline, Karine, Colton, Mackenzie, Gabrielle and Dimitri, and sister Catherine (Richard).
Born and raised in Liège, Belgium, Boris immigrated to Canada in 1951 with his parents. He graduated as a mining engineer from Laval University, Québec in 1956. He went on to have a fulfilling career as a professional engineer and in later years worked as a mining consultant throughout the world.
Boris was passionate about the outdoor aspect of his job and enjoyed hiking and biking in his younger days. He was an avid glider pilot for many years and created lifelong friendships at several flying clubs in Ontario, Quebec and BC. Boris also was an avid stamp collector and rock hound, and took part in fossil hunts around Kamloops with the local paleontology club.
He touched many lives and leaves us all with many cherished memories. He will be deeply missed by his family, near and far, and by his friends at Berwick on the Park, the Kamloops Stamp Club and KEG (Kamloops Exploration Group).
A private cremation will be held and a Celebration of Boris’ Life will take place at a later date in Kamloops. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Kamloops Hospice Association,             (​​) would be appreciated.

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Elsie Rose Margaret DeNeef 1937 — 2019

Elsie Rose Margaret DeNeef

February 10, 1937- August 6, 2019

 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Elsie on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops. She was born on February 10, 1937 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Elsie was predeceased by her parents William Arseneau & Helen Arseneau. Mom was one of 9 siblings, all from the East coast of Canada.

Leaving the east coast after she met & married Gerald DeNeef, they made their home in Kamloops. In later years, Mom lived in Spruce Grove & Maple Ridge before returning back to Kamloops to be near family.

Elsie is survived by her 3 daughters, Debbie (Jerry) Jones, Elizabeth (Dave) Williams, Karen (Ken) Wilk. Grandchildren: Christine (Joey) Legualt, Kevin (Becky) Kwitkowski, Lyndsay (Toby) King, Tyler (Darcy) Wilk. Great grandchildren, Sophie, Abbey, Kaitlyn, Daniel, Kipton and Hudson.

Elsie also leaves many extended family members and dear friends. One of them being Louise Pehota, a friendship over the past 50 years, still sharing stories and visits in the last days.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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