Memorial Service: Monday, April 6, 2015 10:30 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
The Lord has called me home
It’s a journey I welcome. The
Thoughts I leave behind that my
loved ones will also find that
Gisela passed away peacefully at Hillside Village on March 30, 2015 at the age of 91 years. She was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany and in post-war years worked as a drafts person/technician for a manufacturing firm in Esslingen Germany.
In 1966 she immigrated to Canada and married Reinhold, whose career took them to many exotic places in the far East. Returning to Canada, they spent years in SK, AB, and BC enjoying travel and social life with many acquaintances and friends.
Gisela was an expert seamstress and dappled in scenic photography. As a lifelong companion of dogs, she was predeceased by many canine champions… her last, Max. She loved and respected all animals and she spent as much of her life as possible outdoors during her frequent walks.
Gisela was feisty and independent, with a dry sense of humor that at times was unexpected. If you had the patience to get to know her, she as a loyal and generous friend. Gisela was proud being a Canadian; a highlight of her life was when she became a citizen of Canada (1970).
We became acquainted with Gisela at a difficulty point in her life and came to know a spirited lady quite by accident. We will treasure and remember friendship shared with her. It was a special kind of journey walking and being part of her life as a widow.
She is survived by her stepson Kurt Schmidt of Leduc, AB as well as friends Brenda and Joe.
No service at her request.
Many grateful thanks to the kind and compassionate staff at Hillside Village for adding light to her life for three years. Thanks also to Curtis Horne who made her laugh and added to the quality of her life in her twilight years.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Sicamous Legion on Friday April 3, 2015 at 4 pm.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Patrick Clyde Miller at the age of 76 years. Patrick passed over peacefully with the love of his family by his side at Kelowna General Hospital on March 26, 2015. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 55 years Georgia. Patrick was born in Kamloops B.C. and was raised in Pioneer, a small mining town in Bridge River Valley. Patrick and his beautiful bride Georgia moved to Sicamous in 1966. Pat and several of his friends were the founders of Miller’s Cove campsite, the place that became the heart of many of the family’s sacred memories. Patrick was predeceased by his parents Patrick and Myrtle Miller and is survived by his siblings Mickey (Teena), Colleen (Al), Danny (Sharon). Also mourning the loss of Patrick are his children Kevin, Shane (Cori), Shantel (John), Darren (Shelley) and many nieces and nephews. Patrick was a man of few words, but when he spoke it had purpose. Patrick was the happiest while golfing, boating or watching his grandchildren grow up. Ashley, Steven, Keaton, Alyssa, Brandon, Jessica, Brooke-Lyn, Austin, Dante, and Julian. His love for his grandchildren was his one big soft spot in life. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to the Sicamous Legion or the charity of your choice.
Curtis was born in Nova Scotia June 11, 1940. At the age of 15, Curtis went to cooking school where he graduated as a chef. He then went on to work on the Great Lakes in Ontario as a deckhand. Later he was employed on the deep sea ships where he traveled the world and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sites.
Upon arriving in BC, he decided to stay permanently. He was employed with Kingcome Navigation and moved from there to Sea Span where he stayed until he retired to Sorrento, BC.
In 1980 he married Louise and they had a son Curtis and a daughter Michelle. He enjoyed cooking for all of them.
In Sorrento he enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. He also enjoyed crib, darts and bowling with all his friends. He had a great sense of humor.
Curtis was predeceased by his parents: Andrew and Bertha, sister Evelyn, brothers Elmer, Ernest and Leonard. He is survived by his loving wife Louise, son Curtis, Daughter Michelle, son in law Matt Lodge, three grandchildren, Dayton, Greyson and Jordan as well as three sisters Muriel (Nova Scotia), Eileen (Detroit, MI) and Margaret (Nova Scotia) and brother Richard (Port Hardy).
By his request, there will be no celebration of life or service.
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the death of Dennis following his long and courageous battle with Cancer, always with hope in his heart.
With Helen by his side, sons Corey and Aaron, sisters Heather and Pam nearby, he slipped away from us peacefully on March 25th.
Dennis faced his Cancer journey as he faced life, always with an inviting smile, a whistle on his lips, a story to be told and a zest for life that left all those he touched with a light heart and smile.
Born in Port Alberni, Jan. 5, 1951, his career varied from municipal Policing in Calgary where he met Helen, Real Estate, and then his love in Car Sales from Victoria to Abbottsford, never just a job but always his vocation! Boating with Helen was his “JOY”, which he shared enthusiastically and generously with family and friends. He especially enjoyed entertaining family and friends with verve, hiking and Rotary International where he involved himself fully with the Student Exchange Program and remains loved by his “girls” Carla (Brazil) and Irene (Mexico). In retirement he and Helen found their winter paradise in Panama and enjoyed for many years the ocean, warmth and many friends there.
Dennis was pre-deceased by his Parents, Sherwyn and Clara Willis. He is survived by his loving Wife Helen, Sons Corey (Tanya), Aaron, and Shane (Sasha), Grandchildren Apprelle, Deven, Brandon and Taryn, Sisters Heather and Pam (Don).
By request there will be no funeral service at this time. Private Celebration of Life will be at a later date. Remembrance of Dennis will be in our hearts with the special memories we each have for him.
Special thanks to the compassionate staff at Interior Health (Mary Jane) for care at home and in Hospice, and to Bastion Place Hospice Unit, you made this very difficult journey happen with dignity. Judy and Kim we thank you as you shared your love while walking your own path.
Kevin, Dennis could not have walked this path without your guidance, you were his Doctor but more so his friend.