Judith Anne Beaver Nee (Whynott) 1952 — 2019

Judith Anne Beaver  Nee (Whynott)

Kamloops, BC/ Louisbourg, NS

On Tuesday January 15, 2019 Judy left us without saying goodbye to all those that knew her and loved her. Judy was born in Halifax, NS and moved to Louisbourg at the age of 2. Judy was a graduate of the Cape Breton Business College.
In 1973, Judy married the love of her life Mel and moved west to Manitoba eventually arriving in BC in 1979. Judy and Mel enjoyed the next 12 years working in the high artic. It was a unique and memorable time for the couple. Mel enjoyed a challenging career working in remote locations while Judy continued her career with CIBC and then TRU. Judy was a hardworking, dedicated employee and friend no matter the job or the challenge. Even though Judy was miles away from Mel and her family, she stayed in constant contact with her family and friends, visiting and calling whenever she could.
Judy never had children, her niece’s Michelle and Amy, nephew’s Matthew and Adam, their children and godson John were also the loves of her life, showing of pictures and bragging all the time.
Judy is survived by her husband Melvin, sister Nora (Wayne) brother Stewart (Bonnie), mother and father-in law’s Greta and Everett Beaver, many cousins, nieces, nephews and her best friends Jean Dunbar and Sylvia Gandy
.Judy is predeceased by her mom and dad, Jenny (Riggs) and Stephen Whynott, grandparents William and Nora Riggs/Stewart and Mary Whynott.

In our hearts your memory lingers
Always tender, fond and true
There’s not a day dear Judy
We won’t think of you.

As per Judy’s wishes, Judy was cremated and there will be no funeral service. The family would like to extend a very special thanks to all Judy’s friends at Earls – Judy’s favourite restaurant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops SPCA in memory of Judy Beaver.




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Graham Richard Noble 1943 — 2019

Graham Richard Noble

Graham Noble, The Lord of Kelby, died on Saturday January 26th 2019, at the age of 75

Beloved husband of 54 years of Sharon and father to Colin and Michael

Graham was born July 3rd, 1943 in Bradford, Yorkshire England to proud parents Arthur and Edith Noble

In 1963 he met the love of his life, Sharon, and was married in 1964,

He will be lovingly missed by his two sons, Colin (Dianne) and Michael, his grandchildren, Blake, Kent and Laura, and his sister-in-law Anne.

Looking for a better life he emigrated to Victoria in 1966 to run his own barber shop. Unfortunately, due to the sudden death of his father Arthur, he returned to the UK in 1970, subsequently living on the Isle of Man for six years until 1976, when he again returned to the UK to become a Financial Consultant.

In 1979 he returned to Canada and settled in Kamloops where he established a successful company and helped many people plan for their retirement.
While in Kamloops, Graham was instrumental in the creation of the Kamloops Foundation now referred to as The BC Interior Community Foundation

In 1999 he took early retirement and moved to Canora, where he was the property manager of over 30 homes, and where he could enjoy small town living.

Always a world traveller, with a continual desire to expand his mind, he travelled extensively across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and has now moved on to his next adventure.

Graham is predeceased by his Parents Arthur and Edith Noble, his brother Kevin Noble, and his grandson Alex

He will always be remembered fondly and greatly missed by his wife and family, his friends and all that knew him.

The Funeral Service will be heldat 2:00pm on Tuesday February 5th  in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2165 Parkcrest Ave. Internment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. All are Welcome, and your support and messages of condolences have been greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: BC Interior Community Foundation, 2-219 Victoria Street Kamloops BC.

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Brent Olsen 1952 — 2019

Brent Olsen

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Brent on January 26, 2019. Brent was a loving husband and father, an avid outdoorsman, and a wonderful friend to all who knew him. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Floyd and Georgena, 2 older sisters, Marjorie and Myrna, and infant son, Chad. Brent is survived by his loving wife, Karen, his children, Jeff (Vanessa), Brian (Kathalina), Emily and Eric, 7 grandchildren, Tayla, Josh, Claira, Emma, Xyla, Alexander and Zachary, his sisters, Lorraine and Mary, and his brother George(Susanna), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Brent was born in Cardston, Alberta in 1952 and grew up in Levitt, Alberta.  In 1974, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in the first Forestry program offered by the University of Alberta.  Brent began his 40 year career as a forester with the BC Provincial government in Victoria, and it was there that he met his wife, Karen.  After they were married, Brent and Karen moved to Kamloops and lived there happily for 40 years as they raised their family and became part of the community.

Brent loved the outdoors and considered himself fortunate to spend his career enjoying all of God’s beautiful creations. His favourite past time was fishing, which he did year round. He was also an avid bird watcher and nature photographer.  Brent loved to share his enthusiasm of the outdoors with youth through his involvement in Scouts Canada for over 30 years.   He spent many years taking school classes on nature walks where he affectionately earned the title “Mr. Forestry Man.”

Brent’s service extended from his involvement with the Kamloops Square Dancers, where he served as president for 2 years, to his devotion to his faith through his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He was always looking for ways to help others and through his thoughtfulness, he blessed countless lives.

The Funeral Service will be held for Brent on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 2165 Parkcrest Avenue. All are welcome to attend.

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Margaret Anne Coughlin (nee Sturgeon) 1943 — 2019

Margaret Anne Coughlin (nee Sturgeon)

Margaret Anne Coughlin (nee Sturgeon) passed away quietly in the early morning of Saturday, January 19, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born December 6, 1943 in Chilliwack, BC and will be laid to rest in Burns Lake Cemetery in Burns Lake, BC at a small graveside gathering on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 3 pm. 

She is survived by her loving children; Darlene and Dale Reimer (daughter and son-in-law), Michael and Wanda Williams (son and daughter-in-law), Billie-May and Lawrence Fast (daughter and son-in-law), Richard John Henderson (son) as well as her brothers Dave and Beverly Sturgeon (sister-in-law), and Bill Sturgeon.  She is loved dearly by her grandchildren, nieces and nephew as well as their families and the many friends she has made over the years. She is predeceased by her parents, Edith and Clifford Sturgeon, her sister-in-law Dorothy Sturgeon and uncle, Nev Sturgeon.

Her farm near Broman Lake was her first love, where her children as well as their families spent so much time living on and exploring the land.  She worked at the café near there, enjoyed playing Bingo in Burns Lake as well as playing cards at Rose Lake.   She will be fondly remembered for always speaking her mind without batting an eye.

The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Overlander Residential Care, in Kamloops, BC who lovingly cared for her the last 5 years of her lifetime.  Thank-you to her Care Team for your kindness throughout her last years.

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Jeffrey Clayton Durrant 1961 — 2019

Jeffrey Clayton Durrant

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jeffrey Clayton Durrant of Kamloops BC on January 12, 2019 at the young age of 57. He is survived by his loving mother Patricia (Patsy) Durrant, his brother Jim (Betty) Durrant as well as his 3 children Sara (Greg) Durrant of Vernon, BC, Stacey (Mark) Tassie of Mission, BC and Kyle (Margaret) Durrant of Wetaskiwin, AB.  Jeff had eight grandchildren he cherished, Mikaela, Caiden, Camryn, Clayton, Daxton, Asher, Madison and Marina.  He will also be remebered by many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father and role model, Cecil Durrant.

Jeff was born in Kenora, Ontario and raised in Calgary, Alberta. His adult life was spent in Vernon, Lumby, Winfield and finally settling in Kamloops, BC.  He was known as a devoted and loyal man with a solid work ethic.  He dedicated his last 16 years to Van Houtte coffee services.  He loved his Van Houtte family, and their many clients, holding a special place in his heart for the Lillooet First Nations community.Read More & Leave Condolences »

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