Albert “Bert” Edgeworth 1928 — 2021

Albert “Bert” Edgeworth

Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, grew up a on a farm near Katrim, Manitoba. Bert worked for a variety of jobs, including CNR, which led him to Kamloops, BC, where he met Irene. They got married, started a family and he worked for the City of Kamloops until his retirement in 1993. Bert was a dedicated volunteer with Scouts Canada for more than 40 years. He was known to fellow Scouters as “Bolts”. Bert was an active participant in Chartwell Kamloops Retirement Residence and he loved to dance. Bert is survived by his children – Ron (Brenda) Edgeworth, Gordon (Debra) Edgeworth, Brian (Niki) Edgeworth, Mike (Roberta) Edgeworth, Darrell (Cheryl) Edgeworth, many grandchildren – Megan, Jenny, Kristin, David, Jami, Kara, Kymbrlee, Dan, Adam, Carson & Bryce, and great grandchildren , sisters Helen Klatt, Olive Proctor and Hazel Gunn.  He is predeceased by his wife Irene Edgeworth, 2nd wife Terry Edgeworth, brothers – Orville, Bob, Ken and sister Margaret.

Special thank you to all Chartwell Kamloops staff for their continued care and support. A special thank you to RIH staff in the ER and 4 North for their excellent care and compassion.

Bert is loved and will be missed by family.

Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 12th at 11am in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
In memory of Bert, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 729 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B5.

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Donavin Kyle Akerley 1986 — 2021

Donavin Kyle Akerley

It is with extreme sadness for our family to announce the sudden passing of Donavin Kyle Akerley, 35 years old, of Kamloops B.C. Donavin’s life was taken in a motorcycle accident in Kamloops on September 26.

Donavin was born in Kelowna to Dana Akerley and Don Meier on September 17, 1986. At the time of his death, Donavin was taking university classes to become a lawyer, and recently he was working as an equipment operator. Donavin was a real inspiration to all that knew him, and to his family, friends, and peers. Donavin leaves a big hole in his Narcotics Anonymous family, a friend, a confidante, and somebody special that helped so many of his peers who loved and respected him. He was a member of the Kamloops Motorcycle Enthusiasts and loved to ride.

Donavin is preceded in death by his Father Don Meier, Grandparents Hank and Phyllis Akerley. Baba and Gido Peter and Kaye Swetz, Uncles Ron and Albert Hrabchuk.

Donavin is survived by Son Darrian. Mother Dana Akerley (Dan Guay). Sisters Tanya, Terri, Crystal, Uncle Steven Akerley Cormons (Lisa), Great Uncle Norman Akerley (Myrtle), Many Aunts Uncles and Cousins, Nieces Euphoria and Eclipse, Nephews Sebastian, Keiran, Tristan, William, and King. Many friends and family and his (dog) Czar.

The family would like to thank Donavin’s and his riding friends for the all the care you have shown during this time.

Special thanks to Craig and Ken, Best friends Marcus and Miranda for all the love and support.

The service will be with covid protocols and by invitation only.
Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 1pm in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel.


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Frank Todd Fraser 1930 — 2021

Frank Todd Fraser

Francis Todd Fraser “Ink” passed away quietly in his sleep Sunday night September, 26 2021, in his home at the south end of Adams Lake. Frank was the last living son of David and E. Jessie Fraser. Frank is survived by his wife of 65 years Patricia Jean Fraser, his son William Fraser, five grandchildren – Carson, Colleen, Brian, Lucas and Brittany, and ten great grandchildren – Anika, Jaycen, Cianna, Kira, Taylor, Brendan, Jada, Kingston, Carter, and Decklyn. Funeral services will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Chase, Saturday October 9th at 12:30pm, followed by a prayer service at the cemetery in Celista. Frank was born at Adams Lake, and raised at Squam Bay. He went to school in Vancouver and became a marine engineer. Frank married his true love Pat and served on coastal tugboats. With their young family, Frank and Pat moved to Adams Lake to work with the family tug boats, eventually taking over the business. Frank retired in 1996, and restored old motor vehicles. Frank became a float plane pilot and was amazing at the art he exhibited with a fly rod. Frank worked hard in the community, from managing the water works to plowing snow. His wealth of local knowledge and history, with a flare for story telling, will leave good memories for so many. Frank, known as “Ink” to his many friends, will be missed.


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Devin Thomas James Myra 1990 — 2021

Devin Thomas James Myra

Devin Thomas James Myra of Williams Lake, BC
Passed away, September 8th, 2021.

Mom Kelly Myra, dad Bill Myra, sisters Brittany Myra & Ashley Myra (Dan), nieces & nephews Ayla, Anna, Ian, Hunter, many aunts & uncles, grandparents, cousins, his very close friends Chris, Keegan & Kiera, Bo, Brandi & Huston, predeceased by grandma Tamara Batke, brother William Myra and cousin Cody Lowry.

With broken hearts we have lost part of us. Gone to soon, Devin Thomas James Myra left this world. Born, June 8, 1990 left, September, 8, 2021. Devin was a kind, gentle soul that would give you the shirt off his back, always ready to help when needed. Devin loved to fix things and was an amazing mechanic. Devin was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend. Devin will be deeply missed by all that loved and knew him. Rest in peace my handsome boy…Read More & Leave Condolences »

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Dariel Smith 1931 — 2021

Dariel Smith

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Dariel Smith.
Dariel is survived by daughter Susan Smith Alexander (Doug), son Jim Smith (Megan), brother Barry Eastman (Ariel), sister-in-law Miriam Smith, many other dear relatives and friends, and her “grand-puppies” Marigold and Teaka, with whom she had a special bond. Dariel is predeceased by the love her life, husband of 59 years, Al Smith, her parents Mary and Asa Eastman, and brother Terry Eastman.
Dariel was born and raised in Penticton, B.C., the eldest of three children. She grew up loving the beach, her bicycle, the Penticton Vees, going to the movies, the many family pets, and had especially fond memories of a pet lamb named Paddy.  Her love of reading was fuelled by a job at the local library and she had many stories from her time working at Penticton General Hospital.

In 1954 at the Commodore Café, Dariel met Al Smith, whose work had brought him to Penticton. Two years later, they were married. Dariel whole-heartedly embraced the adventure that Al’s job provided, with frequent moves to small communities throughout B.C.; they moved 10 times the first year they were married, and until the end, Dariel spoke fondly of the places and people they met along the way, and the lifelong friendships forged. No matter where they were, she enjoyed summer visits from her younger brother Barry, nephews Rick and Don and other family and friends. After some nomadic years, Dariel and Al settled in Kamloops in 1962, where they started a family.

The care and attention Dariel devoted to her family was epic and unwavering and extended to the family pets. She volunteered for EVERYTHING related to her children’s lives—from school to Beavers and Brownies – she would often continue to volunteer many years past her own children’s involvement. She attended every soccer, hockey, softball game and practice, every music recital, school concert and school play. Dariel always made special occasions special for her family, immersing herself in cooking, baking, and decorating.

Dariel and Al were long-time members of the Kamloops Golf & Country Club, and Dariel so enjoyed her time with the “9-Holers” ladies’ group there, not just golfing, but also organizing and attending their year-round lunches and celebrations, alongside her close friend Betty Graham. Dariel was curious by nature and had many interests including travelling, gardening, baking everyone’s favourites, the Vancouver Canucks, movies, music, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, knitting, curling and of course, she loved to shop!  Her passion for shopping led to a job offer later in life, which she took, enjoying the camaraderie and staff discount (!) at Just Petites/Irene Hill/Cleo.  As someone who appreciated a huge array of music, for many years, Dariel could be found at Riverside Park nightly during July and August for Music in the Park.

Well-mannered, well-spoken, and always well-put-together, Dariel embodied kindness, warmth, and empathy. Particularly during her later years, we remained in awe of her consistently positive nature and resilience. She was the most loving person and in turn, she was so very much loved by many and we are beyond grateful to call her our mom.
The family would like to thank the staff of Overlander Residential Care for their compassionate care with special thanks to care aides, LPN’s and RN’s on South Park.

In lieu of flowers, our hope is that we can all show a little extra kindness to others, in memory of Dariel.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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