Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015, Carlin Hall, 4051 Myers Frontage Rd., Tappen, BC
Interment: Mt. Ida Cemetery, following the funeral service
Reception at Carlin Hall following the graveside service.
Passed over peacefully at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm BC at age 93. Bernice is predeceased by her husbands Bob Smallpiece (Sep 11, 2014) and Wilson Roberts (Sep 14, 1959), her son-in-law Lyle Quigley (Dec 31, 1996), her parents Charles and Rosella Root and seven siblings.
She is lovingly remembered by daughter Eloise Quigley of Watervalley AB, sons Byron (Janice) Roberts of Prince George BC and Ross (Holly) Roberts of Hattiesburg MS, 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Born at home March 13, 1921 in Killdeer SK, the second youngest of 8 children, she grew up and was schooled in Killdeer and Rockglen where she met Wilson Roberts during high school years. In 1941 she moved to Regina with her family, attended Business school, operated a boarding house with her mother, worked for the Dept. of Natural Resources and exchanged long distance love letters with Wilson for 5 years. They married in 1946 and moved to Reid Lake BC to dairy farm and raise a family. After Wilson passed in 1959, she moved to Prince George where she worked as a bookkeeper to support and raise her young family.
In 1969 she married Bob Smallpiece and in 1981 relocated to Salmon Arm where they eventually retired and enjoyed many friends and blessed years together, including travels near and far.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 31st at the Carlin Community Hall (16K west of SA on Hwy 1); interment at Mount Ida Cemetery; a reception will follow at the hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted at the Cancer Society of Canada.
A Celebration of Life for Pidge will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Pidge on Thursday, January 22nd after a lengthy illness. The matriarch of the Loftus family was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 14, 1928 and later moved to Calgary where she and husband George “Bud” raised their 6 children. The last 39 years have been spent in the Shuswap area where they enjoyed many friends.
Her love of life was contagious and her presence in a room could never be missed. She was a passionate sports fan, a fantastic homemaker, and a gifted artisan. Her adeptness with a needle and a sewing machine was admired by all.
Pidge will be forever remembered and dearly missed by her husband of 64 years, Bud, and their 6 children: Robert, Jim (Brenda), Michael (Yvonne), Patrick (Linda), Cindy (Rob), and Tammy (Ted). She will hold a special place in the hearts of her 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Pidge was predeceased by grandson Michael Robinson in 1997.
The Loftus family would like to thank the incredible staff at Shuswap Lake Hospital and Dr. Kevin Goldberg for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pidge’s name may be made to the Shuswap Lakes Hospital Foundation.
A “Celebration of Life” for Pidge is being planned for Saturday, April 18th, 2015 with details to follow.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat. Jan 31/15 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at McIntosh Grove Banquet Room at 251 – 6th St. SE.
Sadly, we announce the passing of Wilbert Thomas Penrice on Jan. 22/15 at age 91.
Wilbert is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Evelyn; children: Ernest (Louise), Marjorie (Dan), Patricia (Bill), Garry (Lynne), Robert (Julie) and Curtis; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Laura Johnson.
Funeral Service: Thursday, January 22, 2015
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Though his smile is gone forever
And his hand we cannot touch.
We still have so many memories
Of the one we loved so much.
His memory is our keepsake
With which we’ll never part.
God has him in his keeping,
We have him in our hearts.
We love you forever.
Mark, Simon, Tyler
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Northstar Church, 301 North Star Road, Quesnel
The family of Annie Ruller are sad to announce her death at Hospice House in Vernon on Sunday, January 18, 2015. We do rejoice that she is in the presence of her Lord.
For 43 years she has been a loving wife to Will and mother to Kimberley Koop (Glen); Keren Ruller (Terry); Philippa Murray (Chris); Nick Ruller (Lida). She was a loving “Grandmama” to nine grandchildren. She leaves her loving husband Will, younger brother David and family in Christchurch, New Zealand and was predeceased by her parents Basil and Berenice. She also leaves many nieces and nephews along with many other family members in Ontario, New Zealand and Australia.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Northstar Church, 301 North Star Road, Quesnel. In lieu of flowers, the family invite donations to Hospice House, Vernon, BC www.nohs.ca/hospice-house.
Annie lived life to the fullest! In spite of her health challenges she was a tremendous inspiration to others through her boundless creativity with crochet and her constant positive attitude.
Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24 at Fischer’s Funeral Services Chapel. Pastor Myron Crown officiating. Reception to follow.
Audrey passed away January 12 with family by her side. She was predeceased by her father, Stanley Irwin and mother Olga Irwin and son-in-law Narve D. Roen and great grandson Lincoln Narve Roen.
She is survived by her loving husband Daniel; daughter, Shaun Roen and her husband Greg Parsons; son Glenn Jones and his wife Nada as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. All of who she loved dearly. She also has several relatives in Manitoba. Also two brothers-in-law, Alec McPherson and wife Barbara; Robert McPherson and wife Barbara; three nieces and a nephew as well as many close friends.
Audrey held many secretarial positions in newspapers, hardware, manufacturing, business and banking before retiring in 1985.
Born and raised in Winnipeg she moved to Edmonton in 1970; Calgary in 1973 where she married Daniel McPherson on June 26, 1976. They moved to Victoria in 1993 and the Shuswap in 1997.
Audrey enjoyed reading, watching old movies, playing crib to win and really enjoyed travelling to far off places but was most enthusiastic about travelling and camping with great friends and her motor home.
Her volunteer work included the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, which she enjoyed immensely.
The family thanks so very much Dr. Kevin Goldberg who did all possible during Audrey’s challenging and ever changing medical difficulties with complications; also many thanks to all the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital who had contact with Audrey and the staff at Bastion Place. Finally, much praise for the very special, attentive staff at Good Samaritan “Hillside Village” that was all very professional and compassionate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Audrey’s name may be made to the Good Samaritan Hillside Village, 2891 15th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm, V1E 2B6.
In 1927, Blanche was born into the Dallaire family who resided on a farm near Mallaige, Alberta . She married Benjamin Daily in 1945. After several moves, they raised their family in Edmonton, Alberta.
After marrying Clarence Albertson in 1979 she moved to his farm in North Dakota.
She moved back to BC in 1994 and resided in the Salmon Arm area until her death at age 87.
Blanche is survived by her children; Sharon Liebel (Dave), Judy Grant (Jim), Gayle Daily, Brenda Daily, Vaughn Daily and Wade Daily, 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of her life will be held at the Salmon Arm Seniors Centre, 170-5th Ave on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm.