WILLIAM “BILL” WILSON 1935 — 2024

WILLIAM “BILL” WILSON

Bill Wilson, aged 88, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta on September 26, 1935, Bill lived a full and vibrant life from beginning to end, and touched the lives of many people along the way.

When he was a young lad he moved to New Westminster and then spent the majority of his childhood in Barriere, BC where he met the love of his life, Elaine.

They married in 1959 and had two beautiful daughters, Teresa and Arlana. Bill worked many jobs to provide an excellent family home. Bill’s family was his greatest treasure.

Bill is survived by his adoring wife Elaine, daughters Teresa and Arlana, sister in-law Marion, grandsons Cole and Curtis, great grandchildren Aiden, Aria, Alyana and Atlas, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the following for their amazing care and support: Royal Inland Hospital staff on 5 south, Interior Health Home Care zone 5, and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice.

Bill’s Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, June 24, 2024 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, with Pastor Don Maione officiating. Following the Funeral, Bill we be buried in Hillside Cemetery.

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MARLON LYLE DOSCH 1962 — 2024

MARLON LYLE DOSCH

Marlon Lyle Dosch went on his final adventure on June 10, 2024 as cancer took his life.

Marlon was born in 1962 as the first of 4 children to Richard and Megan. He was curious by nature and was always seeking a new mountain to climb, sports field to conquer, or place to visit.

If you wonder where you met him it really could have been anywhere. He cast a wide net of friends and family who adored his goofy jokes, strength in his kindness, ability to eat anything and lose weight, and belief that a good time was more important than a victory. Marlon was the Mayor of Logan Lake, a master of disc golf, a hiker, a biker, and a lover of camping and reading. He played hockey, slo-pitch and dabbled in golfing.

He raised three girls Amanda (Graham), Laura and Sarah (Ryan) and helped with his step children Mary Hope and Krytale. Being a girl dad did not stop him from teaching them about Christmas tree hunting in deep snow, multiple attempts at fishing, or how to build a campfire in the rain. Marlon’s grandsons added some masculine energy to the mix.

When he met Kate he had found his partner in travel, in adventure, and in life. If there was a day off without a plan it would have been highly unusual. It was off to the Philippines, Europe, Asia, Mexico, Germany, Panama, Belgium, Costa Rica, Columbia, most of the USA and Canada. There was tenting on high mountains, navigating caves, boarding cruise ships and doing weekend drives to nowhere in particular.

Marlon worked for 42 years with the Ministry of Forests. His co-workers were subjected to his quick wit, love of ongoing practical jokes, and a sense of humour that even Marlon himself found hilarious.

Despite his illness he remained gracious, kind and fun loving to others.

A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Thursday, June 20th, 2024 at 1:30pm.
All that shared in Marlon’s adventures are welcomed.

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RODGER DUANE NEUFELD 1950 — 2024

RODGER DUANE NEUFELD

Rodger Duane Neufeld passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital with family in attendance.

He was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on July 27, 1950, and passed away on April 27, 2024, at the age of 73.

He was predeceased by his wife Beverly Hosker, and his mother and father, Agnes and Henry Neufeld. He is survived by his children Heather, and Janessa and her daughter Everly, whom Rodger loved and adored; brothers Reg (Nancy), and Lonnie (Sharon); and sisters Tanya Matson (nee Neufeld) and Marsha Danon Bains (nee Neufeld).

Rodger dedicated himself as a Constable in the RCMP and retired after 30 years of service. He always looked forward to his coffee dates with friends and a game of scrabble. He was constantly learning about history which is evident in his vast collection of books and memorabilia. He spent many hours making models of planes and tanks. He was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by many.

In lieu of flowers donate to your favorite charity in memory of Rodger.

A Celebration of Life will be held, the date of which will be announced in the future.

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JOHN “JACK” THEOPHILUS JONES 1941 — 2024

JOHN “JACK” THEOPHILUS JONES

September 13, 1941 – May 20, 2024

 

With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of John “Jack” Theophilus Jones. On May 20, 2024, Jack passed away surrounded by his family in Kamloops, BC.

Jack is survived by his wife Eileen (nee Mobbs) of 53 years, his daughters Allison (Truman) and Michelle (Marc-Andre) and his grand-children Jensen, Jonathan, Keveney and Juliette. He is also survived by his brother Al, his aunt Vera McCreight, his beloved cousins, his brothers and sisters in law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents William and Nora Jones and his step-mother Pauline Jones.

Jack was born on September 13, 1941 in Armstrong, BC to William and Nora Jones (nee Hayhurst). He spent much of his early childhood on the family farm in Deep Creek. He spoke fondly about playing and fishing with his brother and cousins. While still in high school, Jack became a Fireman with the Enderby Fire Department. After high school graduation, Jack worked for the B.C. Forestry Service.

In 1971, he joined B.A. Blacktop as a Foreman; a job that would take him to his retirement. Jack was a hard worker and has paved many of the streets in Kamloops, B.C. He was a proud member of the Union of Operating Engineers and in 2024 celebrated 50 years as a member. He was very proud of this achievement.

Jack retired in 1999 and soon began volunteering to drive patients from Kamloops to the Cancer Clinic in Kelowna. His retirement allowed him to spend his time fly fishing and fine tuning his flies for the perfect catch. He always left “Walter” in the lake for others to enjoy. He loved to cook and would regularly select a recipe, spend the day shopping for his ingredients and the afternoon cooking. There were only a few that weren’t recommended for second attempts. Jack and Eileen travelled extensively in retirement and enjoyed many destinations with their friends, Lynn and Des Daniher.

The family place at Shuswap Lake held a special place in Jack’s heart. He loved being at the Shuswap and could often be found playing a mean game of crib, pointing to a fish that just jumped or watching the storms roll in.

A family man first, Jack loved spending time with his true love and pillar of strength Eileen, his girls, bonus sons and grandchildren. He was a kind man, never saying a bad word of anyone and someone who always took the time to say hello when meeting someone.

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to dad’s physicians, Dr. Ian Lau, Dr. Mary Malbranche, Dr. Lee Jonat, Dr. Jill Calder, the Kamloops Kidney Clinic; to the Interior Health Palliative Home Care team (especially Leslie) and to the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home whom treated him with dignity and compassion.

Donations in Jack’s memory can be made online to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops, B.C. (www.kamloopshospice.com).

“If there ever comes a day we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I will live there forever.”

You will always be in our hearts and we will miss you until we see you again.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the West Highlands Community Centre, 1185 Links Way, Kamloops on Sunday, August 18, 2024 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Please join us in celebrating a wonderful, kind family man that will be greatly missed.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family from
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CLARA ALICE FOUILLARD 1944 — 2024

CLARA ALICE FOUILLARD

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our mother, Clara Fouillard.

True to character, even that morning Clara was out working in her yard and doing the things that she loved most. She definitely was listening to birds sing and tending to her flowers. In the years after the passing of her husband, Ben, she showed much strength and growth, traveling often and embarking on new adventures.

She was full of life and enjoyed being in Airdrie with Jaidyn and family and found a new love with puppy Leo. She competitively played crib with Dale, card games with friends, and she enjoyed traveling with Marta. Clara was a woman of faith and an active member of the church. She was also a member of Kamloops Adult Learners and was well-read with current events. She enjoyed reading biographies and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy daily. Afternoons included talking to her sisters, Denise, Ina, and Lorraine on the phone and messaging dear friends, like Therese.

You could always expect home-baked goods when you came over, a perfectly clean home, and music to be playing.
Clara’s favorite place in the evening was the gazebo that our dad built.

Clara is survived by her children: Jacqueline (Dale) Millette and Desmond Fouillard; grandchildren: Jaidyn, Quinten, Xander, Jenna, and Cody. Clara is predeceased by her loving husband, Benoit Fouillard.

You are so missed and loved.
A light has gone out of our lives, but the love you gave will shine forever.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. John Vianney Parish in Westsyde on Friday, June 7th at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Chalice Canada: https://www.charityintelligence.ca/charity-details/14-chalice-canada

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