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From: "Roxanne M" <>
Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Kamloops, The Daily News: July 23, 2008
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:56:36 -0700

HESLOP We regret to announce the passing of Christopher (Harold)
Heslop, after a lengthy illness. He leaves to mourn his loving wife
Colleen, his son Steve (Cindy and children Kirsten and Adam) of Burns
Lake, his son Bruce (Rita and children Lauren, Larissa, Hannah, Cody &
Sarah) of Aldergrove, his son Daniel (Laurel Stanley) of Kamloops, his
daughter Lenore Heslop (and children Ben and Sarah Mattioli) of
Kamloops, his brother Gordon Heslop (Margaret) of Kamloops, also
step-grandchildren Jason Mattioli (Sophia and children Matthew and
Beth) and Steven (Stephanie) Mattioli, and Amber Gibson, his sister
Lorna Keith (Bob) of Abbotsford, his sister Jean Bartz (Eric) of
Langley, brothers-in-law Merve Hannah (Mary) Kamloops and Stan Hannah
(Cindy) of Moyie Lake, BC., sisters-in-law, Pat Hannah, Barb Hannah
and Yvonne Hannah and numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was
predeceased by his parents Thomas and Matilda Heslop, his son Tommy
Heslop and his brothers-in-law, Clarence Hannah, Lawrence Hannah and
Russell Hannah and very good friend Glen Hanna. Harold was born in
Victoria, BC and grew up in the Nicola Valley, helping on the family
ranch. He was a Heavy-duty mechanic and a welder and was a member of
Operating Engineers Loc. 115 and the IWA. Harold loved the outdoors,
hunting and fishing. He was a life member of the Kamloops & District
Fish and Game club and the BC Wildlife Federation, and a life member
of the NRA. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Bishop and Dr. Rene Soucy for
their kindness and caring. Thanks also to the staff of Ponderosa
Lodge, 2-West for their care of Harold. What a helpful group of
people! Our thanks also to Bud Lingren who never gave up on visiting
Harold - it meant a lot to him. A Memorial Service will be held on
Saturday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2707
Sunset Drive, Kamloops. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C.
Wildlife Federation, 101-3060 Norland Ave., Burnaby, BC V2B 3A6, would
be greatly appreciated. Kamloops Funeral Home Ph: 250-554-2577
Condolences may be sent to the family from

JOHNSTON Thomas A. Johnston passed away peacefully at the age of 86
years in the Town of Ashcroft on Saturday July 19th 2008. Tom was born
January 21st, 1922 in Fort McLeod, Alberta and is predeceased by his
daughter Nalani and his brother Lou. Tom has been married to Leila for
an amazing 65 years and leaves a legacy of four children, ten
grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. As a young man Tom served
proudly in the RCNVR during WWII and has enjoyed being a legion member
at Branch #113 since settling with his family in Ashcroft in 1967. Tom
has chosen to be cremated and a Celebration Of Life Service will be
held on Friday, July 25th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ashcroft
Community Hall, Bancroft St. Ashcroft. Rev. Jim White officiating.
Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft entrusted with arrangements.

Ray Ottem April 7, 1922 - July 15, 2008 With sadness, we announce the
passing of our Father and Grandfather, Ray Ottem, at the age of 86.
Ray is survived by his children Mark (Janis), Lea (George Feddes),
Allison (Dan Maher), Lori (George Stewart), Andrea (Trevor Murrie),
and his grandchildren Derek Ottem (Nicole Hallgren), Kelly Ottem
(Brent Chagnon), Shawn and Sonja Feddes and Eric, Rae and Monica
Maher. He was predeceased by his dear wife Ellen, and his siblings Mel
Ottem, Vera Beaton and Florence Deshaye. Ray was a man greatly
respected by everyone with whom he lived, worked or played. His
fairness, generosity and unconditional acceptance were gifts he gave
to us all. His calm leadership empowered many. Ray was born in Unity,
Saskatchewan to Peter and Esther Ottem, the youngest of four children.
He was raised on the family farm where he learned the value of hard
work. In 1945 he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan as a
Civil Engineer. Ray followed his 360-080723-1585462

YVONNE LYNN LEWIS 1961 - 2008 A celebration of Yvonne's life will be
held on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the residence of Bill
Lewis, 1364 Bostock Crescent, Pritchard, B.C. Dress casual. Schoening
Funeral Service 250-374-1454 360-080723-4546945


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