Mafalda Podorieszach 1932 — 2019

Mafalda Podorieszach

In loving memory of Mafalda Podorieszach (nee Crucil)

Although deeply saddened with the loss of our loving mother Mafalda Podorieszach, on April 7, 2019 at 87 years of age, she is finally at peace.  She enjoyed many years of good health, with only a decline in health over the last two years.  She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late February, 2019.

Mafalda is survived by her loving sons: Primo (Eileen), Peter (Shelley), John, her six grandchildren: Brandon (Andrea), Bryce (Maggie), Michelle, Aaron, Cara (David), Sarah and 5 great-grandchildren: Keaton, Ethan, Nathanial, Cayden & Ava.  She lived to see her grandchildren, then great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by two brothers, Pietro (Enerstina) and Alessandro, sister in-law Francis and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was born in Italy, immigrated to Canada in 1955 and married her late husband Giuseppe Podorieszach (pre-deceased in 1999).  She had many friends in Clearwater and Kamloops.

We thank all the staff of the Ponderosa Lodge who cared for Mom in her final days.  We especially thank Dr. Susan Vlahos for her empathy & care.

Prayers will be recited for Mafalda at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 12, at OLPH with the Funeral Mass to be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 13, at OLPH Church, 635 Tranquille Road, Kamloops. Father Paul Simms, Celebrant.

All are welcome to join us in sharing memories at the reception, after funeral mass in the OLPH Parish Centre, next to the church and/or attending burial at Hillside cemetery, 750 Notre Dame Drive.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to BC Cancer Foundation or charity of your choice.

 

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Brenda Maureen Castle 1964 — 2019

Brenda Maureen Castle

Brenda Maureen Castle of Barriere, BC passed away on March 26, 2019 at the age of 55 years. She was born on February 24, 1964 in New Westminster.

Brenda is survived by her daughter Billi Castle (Armineh), long time love Dale Mosely from Alaska, sister Diane (Mel) Hale, brother Justin Trail, nieces Luvena Brandt and Nicole Hale, great nieces and nephews Caden and Haley Brandt and Lukin Hale, Uncle Doug (Jean), cousins Sandra (David) and Nancy (Steve) and numerous cousins.

Brenda was predeceased by her parents Edgar and Dorothy Castle and her brother Calvin Castle.

Brenda loved horses and in her younger years followed that passion. She enjoyed beachcombing for rocks and shells and got into collecting crystals. Her smile and sassiness will be missed by all, especially “her girls” at the BMI.

The Celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 4673 Shaver Rd, in Barriere BC on Saturday, April 13, from 12 PM to 3 PM.

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Lorna Jeanne Chamulke (nee: Shields & Arthurs) 1947 — 2019

Lorna Jeanne Chamulke  (nee: Shields & Arthurs)

December 17, 1947 – January 25, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Wife, Mom & Grandmother.

She lived life on her terms, with passion & tenacity.  She fought cancer 3 times in the past 18 years & faced it head on.

Lorna leaves behind her husband Earl of 31 years, daughters Cindy (Randy), Shelley (Kevin) Donna & stepdaughters Carrie & Sheila, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and 10 brothers and three sisters.  Her parents Everad & Jeanne & older sister Evelyn predecease her.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 18,  2019 on 2433 Paige Street Lower Nicola, BC,  her home that she loved.  We will send her into the creek & celebrate Lorna’s style.  We will continue with a potluck dinner and a pancake breakfast.

In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to Kamloops Hospice Association.  www.kamloopshospice.com

Thank you to all the people in Lorna’s life whom went above & beyond. 

May yours hearts be filled with love & joy!

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Juliette (Jo) Marie Jack 1948 — 2019

Juliette (Jo) Marie Jack

It is with great sadness we announce the loss of Juliette (Jo) Marie Jack, on Feb 1, 2019. Jo passed away peacefully while in the Kamloops Hospice House, surrounded by her children & family. After a short but courageous battle with Cancer, Jo is now at rest.

Born in Bonnyville, AB, July 14, 1948 to Gilbert and Jeanette Collins, Jo was one of eleven children. Loving Wife to Robert Jack and Mother of 5 children, Kim (John), Brent (Lee-Anne), Rhonda (Jason), Paula (Dave), and Robert (Jen).

Jo will be dearly missed.

The Celebration of Jo’s Life will take place 11:00am on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in the West Langley Hall,  9402 208 Street, Langley, BC.

A special thanks to the Hospice House for their services and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Kamloops Hospice House.

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Fraser James Forster 1960 — 2019

Fraser James Forster

Fraser James Forster

Fraser passed suddenly on March 21, 2019 at the age of 59 years.

Fraser is survived by his soulmate Robin, son Clinton, his sister Evelyn (Bob), niece Jill (Brad), nephew Colin and many great friends and extended family in BC and Saskatchewan. Fraser is predeceased by his father Roy and his mother Elva.

Fraser was born in New Westminster on March 18, 1960 and grew up in Anmore. As a young man Fraser played hockey, was an avid skier and a cowboy at heart. Fraser was a proud member of the Pile Drivers, Divers, Bridge, Dock and Wharf Builders Local 2404 where he made many lasting friendships.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat, April 6, 2019 at The Ranch and Equestrian Centre, 21973 132nd Ave. Maple Ridge BC at 1:00 pm.

A second Celebration of Life with take place in Kamloops BC on Sat, April 13, 2019 at the North Shore Community Centre, 452-730 Cottonwood Ave. Kamloops BC at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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