September 29, 1948 – May 16, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Frank Bracklow on May 16, 2023 in Kamloops, B.C.

Peter is predeceased by his mother Lotte, his father Frank, and his sister Monica.

Peter is survived by his daughter Pam (Clint) MacDonald and her kids Jade, Mikayla, and Colton; his son Jason (Wende) Bracklow and kids Enzo, Arden, and Hudson; his brother Frank (Darla) Bracklow; Marilyn Bracklow; and Bev Bracklow.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Sharon passed away peacefully on May 4th at Overlander Extended Care in Kamloops after a lengthy illness. She was born in Calgary and moved to B.C. with her parents when she was still a toddler. Following the death of her father when Sharon was just 7 years old, her mother accepted a teaching position in Bella Coola and they spent several years there before moving to Prince George and then eventually Kamloops.

Sharon attended UBC where she received her teaching degree and met many friends with whom she kept in touch over the years. She taught in several B.C. communities and later joined the staff at the Kamloops Public Library where she remained until her retirement.

Over the years Sharon hosted a number of international students while they attended high school and TRU in Kamloops. She provided them with a loving home and always made sure they did their homework! Her deep friendships with these students led to years of overseas travel for her and she always welcomed them on their return visits to Canada. Sharon’s love of travel included many cruises and expeditions to interesting parts of the world.

Thank you to the staff at Overlander LTC and a very special thank you to Kathy Manning of ‘Help is Here’ for her kind and compassionate assistance for the past 5 ½ years.

Sharon will be interred alongside her late parents and grandparents in Pacific Heritage Cemetery in Burnaby, B.C. A private family graveside service is planned.

In remembrance of Sharon, please consider a donation to your local Alzheimer’s association.

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JACOB BEFURT 1926 — 2023


In deep sorrow we announce the passing of Jacob Befurt on May 7, 2023, in Kamloops, B.C., family by his side. It was the very day of his wedding anniversary with his beloved Vera Lillian Berry at Kamloops United Church in 1949.

Jacob was predeceased by Vera after 72 loving years together on December 20, 2021. Also gone before were dearly beloved newborn daughter Wendy Witten Vera Befurt 1960, grandson Jacob Russell Befurt 1999, and eldest son Richard Shane Befurt 2017 (Dianne); Mom Eva and Dad Jacob Befurt, and sisters, Chris Erlandson (Smokey), Eva Mayrhofer (Joseph).

Jacob leaves to mourn, his children: Thomas Befurt (Nicole), Wilna Capostinsky (Steve), Trevor Befurt (Kathie), Roger Befurt (Debbie); grandchildren: Amanda, Miranda, Troy, Hunter, Roger, Alexis, James, Julia, Liam; Great Grandchildren: Mahleah, Aria, Jacob-Trevor, Clarke, Calissa, Parker, Zara, Wyatt; and treasured nieces and nephews, dear extended family and friends.

Jacob was born July 2, 1926 in Konigsveld, Yugoslavia and emigrated to Kamloops, Canada by steamship with his family at age four. They owned and operated a farm and dairy in North Kamloops and also worked for the cannery, wood mills, and CNR. Jacob was proud that his mother Eva had helped begin the first Lutheran Church here in Kamloops.

Jacob was a proud Canadian Army Veteran. He was a CNR Locomotive Engineer who began in their shop, then firing coal burning locomotives, then Engineering as CNR converted to diesel locomotives, and tracks and signals controlled electronically. Jacob loved to get together to work, support, and socialize with his community. He was pleased to contribute many hours of volunteer service as Railway Union Representative, and to the Boy Scouts of Canada. Jacob was Second North Kamloops Boy Scouts Group Committee Chairman for many years and then Kamloops District Commissioner for many more.

Jacob enjoyed CNPensioners events, singing in the German Choir, taking part in Friends of the German Language, Kamloops Pipe Band, Schlaraffia, Gardening, Bee Keeping and selling at Kamloops Farmers Market, travelling Europe, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, and especially time with family.

To the Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare Workers at Royal Inland Hospital we would like to thank you for your dedicated care of our Dad.

A Graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery on Tuesday May 23, 2023 at 1:30.

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Cheryl Ann Stewart passed away peacefully in Kamloops at Overlander Extended Care Facility.

Cheryl was born May 6th, 1926 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

Cheryl is survived by her loving son Doug and brother Walter (Ivy).

As a young woman Cheryl wanted to join the army, but by the time she had turned 18, WWII had already ended. Cheryl had various jobs in her lifetime, and spent 5 years living in Hawaii and several more in South America. In the mid 90’s, Cheryl chose to settle in Kamloops. Cheryl was just short of her 96th birthday when she passed.

Special Thanks to the staff at Overlander Extended Care Facility, we appreciate all you have done for Cheryl.

In Loving Memory – Donna

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elnor Theresa Metzner (nee Kuntz) on April 28th, 2023 at the Royal Inland Hospital, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Elnor is predeceased by her mother and father, Pauline and Arnold Kuntz, and infant sister Estelle Kuntz.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 62 years, Dale Edward Metzner; her sons Neil (Tracy), Bill (Shelley) and their families; her daughter Paula and grandchildren Brayden and Reanna, as well as many cousins and friends.

Elnor was born and raised in Morris, Manitoba, where she attended Morris High School. She went to the University of Manitoba, where she earned a degree in Home Economics. Elnor and Dale were married June 10th, 1961 in Morris. In 1966, Elnor and Dale made some big changes when they moved from Manitoba to British Columbia.

Elnor was an extraordinary woman and mother of 3 who wore many hats such as part-time school teacher, seamstress, and upholsterer. She was always an active member of the community, volunteering with the church, the hospital auxiliary, and the altar guild.

We will all miss Elnor dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Diabetes Society of Canada.

The family would like to invite all to attend a Celebration of Life to be held June 10th, 2023 at 2:00pm at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 815 Renfrew Ave, Kamloops, BC.

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