Rita Elizabeth Chauhan 1933 — 2020

Rita Elizabeth Chauhan

Our beloved Rita Elizabeth Maria Ambikadevi Chauhan (nee Moodliar) passed into the arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on May 11, 2020.

Rita was born in Mumbai, India where she spent her formative years. After attending school and becoming a teacher, she and her husband, along with their children, immigrated to Kamloops, BC Canada, where she started teaching in 1965. Rita worked at John Tod, A.E. Perry, Summit, and retired from Westmount Elementary School. Rita enjoyed her retirement years as a volunteer in the community. She helped out at Kamloops Christian School, ushered at Sagebrush Theatre and taught Sunday school in her church.

She was passionate about everything she put her hand to and always exceeded what was expected of her in her career, her family and with her friends. She lived a productive and faith-filled life, and is now rejoicing in heaven with her loved ones who have gone before.

Rita is predeceased by her father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. Madhao and Elisabeth Moodliar; her brother, Heinz Wilhem Jamsheed Moodliar; her husband, Inderjeet (Nick) Wickram Chauhan; and son-in-law, Eddie Kendrick.

A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Rita is survived by her 3 children: Indira Rempel, Arjun Chauhan and Sarina Chauhan; 8 grandchildren: Sara (Glen) Farrow, Joshua (Anisha) Rempel, Leah (Brady) Rempel, Reuben Chauhan, John (Stephanie) Chauhan, Kyla (Ben) Steinley, Tane Kendrick and Aiyana Kendrick; and 4 great-grandchildren: Rachel and Daniel Farrow, Ethan Chauhan and Maksimus Rempel.

She also leaves behind numerous friends and family members all over the globe who will miss her tremendously.

Rita’s beautiful smile, encouragement, love, and support will be dearly cherished. We will continue her legacy and live the life she modeled for us. Until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and/or The Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

A celebration of life will be held; the date is yet to be determined.

“The lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26  (Holy Bible, NIV)

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Lorne Dale Robson 1949 — 2020

Lorne Dale Robson

It is with sadness that we announce the quiet and peaceful passing of Lorne Robson on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the age of 71 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sonja, daughters Connie Robson of Surrey and Corrine (Kelly) Robson of Chilliwack, son Jamie Robson of North Delta, niece Nina (Jamie) Hendren (nee Rasmussen) of Victoria; grandchildren Rebecca, Michaela, Phoenix, Calvin, Cameron, Tyus and Talia, great grandchildren Olivia and Ozzy, sisters Lynn (Rod) Brick, Leslie (Percy) Williams, Donalda (Ray) Gauthier, Maryanne (Pete) Rogers, Michelle (Craig) Robson and Lois (Frank) McCann, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Mercede Robson, brothers Don, Peter, Rob and Jimmy, and sister Laura.

Lorne was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1949. He moved to Vancouver in 1966. He worked at Pemberton Shell where he met his gorgeous wife Sonja in 1968. Together Lorne and Sonja opened Pemberton Automotive in North Vancouver in 1986 and ran it for 20 years. They retired and moved to the Kootenays, living there for 10 years before finally moving to Chilliwack. Lorne loved to fish and the family camping trips to Horse Lake.

He will be missed

Lorne’s Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when safe for all.

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Clifford Yaciw 1927 — 2020

Clifford Yaciw

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Clifford Yaciw , on May 4th 2020 in Kamloops. Cliff was predeceased by his loving wife Mickey and is survived by one brother Max and one sister Mary also by his seven children Frank, Michael , Janet , Allan , Yvonne , Angela and Karen. Cliff had moved to Clearwater in 1972 where he started working for the Vavenby Mill until his retirement in 1990. Cliff enjoyed the great outdoors, camping and fishing with his family and friends.  There will be a Celebration of his life at a later date in Clearwater.

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Jessie Pawlyshyn 1929 — 2020

Jessie Pawlyshyn

April 28, 1929- April 29, 2020

Jessie passed away peacefully in the early morning of Wednesday, April 29, one day after her 91st birthday. God came and took her to His everlasting home in Heaven.

She is survived by her sons, David, Donald (Lynn) and Mark, and was a Baba to six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Jessie is also survived by her siblings, Bill, Morris (Lorna), Don (Bernice), Mary (Dave) Emery and Elsie Kinaschuk, and many nieces and nephews that loved Aunt J. She was predeceased by her mom and dad, William and Annastia Prokop, baby sister Olga, sister Ann, brothers Joe and John, daughter in-law Lena, and partner Bill.

Jessie lived a very independent life at her Scotch Creek home, always puttering around doing things. She loved her flowers and little garden, always making sure the hummingbird feeders were filled. Jessie loved all wild creatures and the beautiful view of the lake and mountains. She always took time to have a cup of tea or a coffee with her neighbours, and muffins were always available. 

We will miss her dearly, but she will always be a part of us.

We love you, The Family.

A Graveside Burial Service was held at Hillside Cemetery for Jessie on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, with Father Andrzej Wasylinko officiating. Due to covid, the service was family only.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Father Andrzej – you were with us all the way, and to all the staff at Ponderosa Lodge for your loving care, especially Shirley and Monica.

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Orlo Grace North 1923 — 2020

Orlo Grace North

February 20, 1923 – April 26, 2020

With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Orlo Grace North on April 26, 2020 at the age of 97. 

Daughter of Archie and Grace Fleger, Orlo was born on February 20, 1923 in Gladstone, Manitoba. She was raised in the Coldstream district west of Neepawa, Manitoba until leaving to attend business school in Winnipeg.  She was working in Winnipeg when she met her husband, Roy, at a dance in Franklin, Manitoba.  He was serving in the RCAF at the time, stationed at McDonald AFB.  They were married on August 4, 1944 and farmed in the Brookdale, Manitoba area after his discharge. They were the proud parents of two sons, Kenneth and Laury.  In 1955 the family moved to Brandon and then in 1958, to Fort St. John, BC.  They subsequently returned to Brandon in 1961 before moving to Langenburg, SK in 1963.  Orlo and Roy moved to the BC lower mainland in the early ‘70s where Roy passed away suddenly in 1980.  Orlo returned to Brandon in 1980 to be near her elderly father.  

Orlo then relocated to Kamloops in 1994, where she came to make many new friends. It was here that she would meet the second love of her life, Mr. John Kuharski. The love shared by these two made everyone smile. They were constantly giggling, teasing and telling stories, often described as “a couple of teenagers”. Quite a description considering they were married when Orlo was 85 and John was 87! Their love was inspirational, a love that brings a tear to your eye. 

Orlo is survived by her husband John, as well as her son Laury, daughter-in-law Arlene, grandchildren Dan (Casey) and Jen (Jon), and great grandchildren Hailey and David. She is sadly predeceased by her son Ken, brother Jim, and sister Gwen. She is also survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends. She will be fondly remembered by Laury’s extended family as well as John’s children and their extended families. 

Orlo’s laughter and music will be sincerely missed, especially by her friends at The Shores. The family is very grateful for the amazing, caring support Orlo received at The Shores, Royal Inland Hospital and Overlander Extended Care. Thank you to the nurses and caregivers who took such excellent care of her, especially in her final days.

In respect of social distancing, a service will be held later when we can all gather together to celebrate and remember a life well lived.

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