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Nancy Lambert | June 29, 1958 - March 21, 2020

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Mom, Nancy Maxine Lambert (born Nancy Maxine Penno). Nancy was born on June 29th, 1958 in Fort William, Ontario to Allan and Grace Penno. She was the middle child in her family, with two younger brothers and two older sisters. Nancy was raised on a farm up the Blaeberry, outside of Golden, B.C. Nancy was married on October 5th, 1979 to Grant Lambert in Fort St. John B.C. They had three daughters together. They later separated but cared for each other and remained in touch over the years. Nancy had a strong work ethic, despite many challenges she faced in her life. She was a loving soul with a heart of gold. She often cared more about the needs of others than her own. After a long battle with COPD Nancy passed away peacefully on March 21st, 2020 in the Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke. Nancy is survived by her three daughters Stacey, Ashley, and Asia; her partner Ed Burke, her parents Allan and Grace Penno; her younger brothers Kurt and Michael; older sisters Melanie and Cindy, as well as her former husband Grant Lambert. Although we are devastated to lose her, we are heartened by the fact that she no longer has to suffer in her earthly body. She is a beautiful angel now and we shall meet her again one day.
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Maria Lentini | April 28, 1930 - March 23, 2020

Maria Lentini passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side at Mount Cartier Court, in Revelstoke on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at the age of 89 years. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Friday morning, March 27th, 2020 with Father Cecil Nunez celebrant. Entombment followed in the family crypt of Sage Valley Mausoleum in Kamloops. Maria was born in Staiti, Reggio Calabria, Italy on April 28th, 1930. Maria has been a resident of Revelstoke since April 1968. She was very strong in her Catholic faith and dedicated to the church. Maria loved cooking and growing her flowers especially her red roses. Maria was very dedicated to all her family. Maria especially loved her grandchildren and actively helped in raising all four (Peter, Valerie, Domenic and Dorian). Maria lived for Sunday Family Dinners, where the entire family would connect and gather after Sunday morning Mass over espresso and her homemade biscotti. Her home was always open to her neighbours for 3 p.m. espresso and filled with laughter and love. Maria was predeceased by her parents Francesco & Francesca Talia, her sister Vittoria Morabito and brother Augustino Talia. She is survived by her wonderful husband of 67 years, Domenico of Revelstoke; three children: Tony of Revelstoke, Cathy (Paul) Suraci of Revelstoke and Frank of Revelstoke; four grandchildren: Peter (Julia) Suraci of Kelowna, Valerie Suraci of Lake Country, Domenic Lentini of Revelstoke and Dorian Lentini of Revelstoke; two great grandchildren: Natalie, Madelyn and great grandbaby #3 due August 2020 (Peter & Julia), as well as numerous nieces and nephews that absolutely loved her. Maria had a smile for everyone and will truly be missed.
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Olive Lazzarotto | December 02, 1925 - March 22, 2020

Olive Marion Lazzarotto (Turnross) passed away peacefully, in the early evening of Sunday March 22, 2020, in the presence of family, at Mount Cartier Court, Revelstoke BC. Olive is survived by her sons Lorne, Eric (Anne), Arne (Leslie), Norm (Julie), daughter-in-law Tracy, 9 grandchildren: Tadd, Christian, Erika, Martin, Jeff, Brooke, Brent, Justin, Ashley, 3 step-grandchildren: Kristin, Jessica, Kylie, 7 great grandchildren: Kody, Jacob, Alexis, Avery, Norah, Jack, Blake, 3 step-great grandchildren: Phoenix, Lincoln, Nevaeh, sister Lola (Chuck) Gallicano and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Armando, son Ralph, sister Phyllis and daughter-in-law Georgina. Olive was the daughter of a pioneer family and lived her entire life in Revelstoke. She was born on December 2, 1925 and graduated from the local high school in 1943. She went on to work in Manning’s Restaurant, the orchards in the Okanagan valley to harvest fruit crops and later the local Post Office. In 1944, during the first Golden Spike Days in Revelstoke, Olive was crowned Golden Spike Queen and named Miss CPR. In 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Armando (Mondo), and they were happily married for 67 years. Olive loved reading a good novel and composing poetry about the family. She enjoyed playing duplicate bridge with her friends and participated in many local and out of town tournaments. She sewed many of her own clothes, was a smart dresser and her knitting produced several remarkable sweaters. With Mondo, they grew one of the finest gardens in the neighbourhood and her canning provided the family with vegetables all through the winter. She was a superb cook and baker. It was important for Olive to celebrate with her children and grandchildren their life mile posts, their sports achievements and career successes. She was the family historian and communicator. She and Mondo attended and cheered at countless baseball and basketball games. She would craft interesting write-ups for the local newspaper describing exciting Little League baseball games and other worthy news about the family. She always had her camera handy, and never hesitated to take pictures at family events. Throughout her life she filled numerous albums with treasured photographs. The CP Rail slow-pitch tourney each September long weekend was a highlight for her. Her sons, grandchildren and other family members played for the “Uncoachables" team. It became an annual tradition for the family to gather at Emo's restaurant following the tourney for an evening of close family kinship. Their lakefront property on Mara Lake was a favourite gathering place for the family. She spent countless hours with Mondo over the years helping to develop and make many improvements to the cottage, ensuring that the family had a wonderful vacation every year. In retirement, she and Mondo kept active, spending many enjoyable hours with friends and family on the golf course, curling rink and cross-country skiing runs in Revelstoke. She was an avid fan of “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” and would chuckle if she knew a question the contestants were stumped on. During her last few months, Olive resided at Mount Cartier Court, where she received dedicated care from their medical staff and that of Queen Victoria Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Kim Veale, Nurse Practitioner Ann Marie Gill and the nursing care aids. Olive was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Donations can be made in memory of Olive, to the Revelstoke District Health Foundation/Mt Cartier Court, Box 2421, Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled in Revelstoke at a later date.
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Fredrick "Fred" Schraeder | October 27, 1927 - March 21, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Fredrick John Schraeder (Fred) on March 21, 2020 at the age of 92 years. Funeral services will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at a later date - when it is safe to do so. Fred was born on October 27, 1927 in Unity, SK - the 9th child of 14 born to Fredrick and Walburga Schraeder. He is predeceased by both his parents, and his siblings - Peter, Theresa, Francis, Elizabeth, Joseph, Cecelia, Alphonse, George, Laurence and John. He is survived by siblings - Daniel (Marlene), Ida and Dorothy (Ken) and sister-in-law Katie and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Fred married the love of his life, Helen (Gerein) on October 18, 1950 and they were happily married for 69 years. Together they raised 4 children and were blessed with 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Fred loved them all and so enjoyed their visits and chats. Fred began his working career on the family farm, just outside of Reward, SK, - learning and doing everything related to farming back in the day. Over the course of his work life Fred held many different jobs and did everything from farm work, to construction, to labourer in grain terminals and at the Unity Salt Plant. He found his true calling when he became Boiler Operator/Maintenance man at the Unity Hospital; Clerk of the Works building the new hospital in Unity; Chief Engineer/Boiler Operator at the Vermilion Hospital in Alberta; Clerk of the Works on the Catholic School expansion; and finally Chief Maintenance Engineer/Boiler Operator at Queen Victoria Hospital here in Revelstoke, BC. After retirement in 1988 Fred was always helping out with his handyman skills wherever he could. He gave generously of his time, skills and knowledge his whole life. He particularly liked to help when any of the family had a renovation, construction or yard work project going on - he was always there to help. He took on looking after the maintenance at the church, the seniors centre, and their condo for many years. He also had to join the Actors Guild when appearing in a TV commercial for Chrysler. In his leisure, Fred enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards & games, bowling, carpet bowling, socializing and loved dancing & listening to music. Fred was very involved with the Knights of Columbus for over 60 years and was Grand Knight for Council #4712 for a term. He held positions on school boards, parish councils, helped coach little league, was part of the 4-H Club and the cadet parent group, and was President of the Revelstoke Seniors Association for 7.5 years. He enjoyed being involved in his community and church and worked hard with fundraising, always a firm believer in volunteerism and obviously keeping busy. Fred also loved automobiles and over his lifetime owned 81 vehicles (new & used). This includes trucks and cars of all makes & models and the many motorized RV's that they camped in. Fred bought his first vehicle in 1949 - a 1928 Reo one-ton truck and his last vehicle purchased was a 2009 Kia Rio car. Starting his driving adventures in a Reo and ending them in a Rio. He took great pride in teaching all of his children to drive and maintain their vehicles and passed on that same knowledge to many of the grandchildren. Family and faith was foremost in Fred's life. He cherished and was so proud of all his family. He leaves behind a large and lasting legacy in his loving wife Helen, his sons - Matt and Al (Candice); his daughters - Yvonne (Ken) Thompson and Jean (Sonny) Pedersen. 13 Grandchildren: Chelan (Corry) Sabiston; John (Crystal) Sali; Malia (Jeff) Fitzpatrick; Bryan (Anne Huizinga) Sali; Starla Henderson; Leah Wood; Dayna (Chase) Elliott; Kirei Thompson; Blaine (Kate Woofenden-Gow) Schraeder; Justin (Angela Bower) Schraeder; Jeremy (Caroline) Pedersen; Neil Pedersen and Rob (Shayne) Pedersen. 23 Great Grandchildren: Sidney, Sailor, Alexis, Jette, Violet, Brevin, Copeland, Ciel, Vaya, Maya, Nic, Jasper, Adelina, Camdyn, Begbie, Gavin, Monty, Declan, Walter, Jaya, Chad, Rae-Lynn and Kira. Fred was an amazing, soft spoken man - wonderful husband, loving father, 'grand' and 'great' beyond words. He was our role model, teacher, mentor, steadfast patriarch and loyal friend. He will be deeply missed. *He was handy with a hammer and saw.* The Family wishes to thank Dr. Molder for his dedicated care over the years, Nurse Practitioner Anne Marie Gill, the caring staff at the Moberly Manor Day Program, the nursing staff at QVH, Home Care workers, and the care staff at Cottage D - Mt. Cartier Court for his respite care.
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Ian McAllister | December 02, 1941 - March 18, 2020

Ian Alexander McAllister passed away at Mount Cartier Court, Revelstoke on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at the age of 78 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Ian’s own request. Ian was born on December 2, 1941 and had been a long-time resident of Revelstoke. He will be well-remembered as the smiling face behind the wheel of the Volunteer Bus. He was also a well-known face around town as a volunteer for many ventures.
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Douglas "Doug" Parkinson | May 29, 1934 - March 17, 2020

Douglas Nelson (Doug) Parkinson passed away peacefully at Cottonwoods Care Home in Kelowna on March 17, 2020 at the age of 85 years. There will be no formal service by Doug’s own request. Burial of Doug’s cremated remains will take place at a later date in the Mara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna Renal Clinic Doug was born on May 29, 1934 in Armstrong, B.C. After finishing school, he began working on the family farm. In 1953, he moved to Revelstoke, working for C.P.R. and retired in 1989. Doug’s retirement didn’t last long due to boredom, so from 1995 to 2011, he worked as a Commissionaire Security Guard for the RCMP. Some of Doug’s hobbies included golfing, carpentry and senior’s baseball. In 1967, he was on the Centennial Committee and volunteered building the Revelstoke Arena. Doug was a member of the Elks, Rod & Gun Club, as well as the Golf Club. Doug was predeceased by his parents Walter and Dorthea Parkinson, his only brother Thomas, sister-in-law Joanne, nephew Robert and niece Debbie Parkinson. He is survived by his wife Thelma of 63 years; children: Joy (Robert) Clark of Adelaide, Australia, Shelly Parkinson of Revelstoke, Lori (Gary) Stevenson of Malakwa and son Douglas Ronald (Ron) Parkinson of Revelstoke; grandchildren Sheena Clark (Dan) of Vancouver, Genevieve (Hayden) Brown of Perth, Australia, Tyler Maki of Revelstoke, Amanda Maki of Revelstoke, Brent (Jennifer) Stevenson of Revelstoke and Jake Stevenson of Revelstoke; great grandchildren: Carson, Grace, Alexah, Braxton, Brooklyn and Bridget; chosen daughter Betty Cass of Three Valley Gap; special nieces: Kathy Allaire of Kamloops and Tammy Gillies of Calgary, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Doug’s family thanks Cottonwoods Care Home and Kelowna General Hospital for all the wonderful care given to him. They would also like to thank Gary, Chrissie and staff at Brandon Bowers Funeral Home for making all the arrangements and for their kind support.
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Kelly Mitchell Hanson Kreschuk Loeppky | July 09, 1978 - February 26, 2020

Kelly Mitchell Hanson Kreschuk Loeppky died suddenly in Maple Ridge, BC, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 aged 41 years. The family invites you to let a balloon fly high in the sky in remembrance. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an addiction centre of one’s choice. Kelly was born in New Westminster, BC, on July 9, 1978. He spent the first years of his life in Campbell River, BC, before he moved to Revelstoke, BC. There he was a member of the Rocky Mountain Rangers Cadets Corp and the Revelstoke Minor Hockey Association. Kelly loved the outdoors, often snowboarding, skateboarding, biking and camping. Kelly was a wonderful artist who often drew art for his next tattoo. He loved music and his favourite band was Slayer. Kelly was also mechanically inclined and at 14-years-old he built his first motor for his Camaro. This began his passion for working on cars. Kelly was predeceased by grandmothers Bev McMahon, Viola Gall and Edie Loeppky and grandfather Bryant Loeppky. He is survived by his father Bob Loeppky of Revelstoke, his mother Lynn Loeppky and step-father Dennis Harper of Revelstoke, his biological mother Paula Kreschuk of Kelowna, his children Dezarae Kathleen Kreschuk-Brooks of Rocky Mtn. House, AB, Mercedes Arlene Loeppky and Rayne Howe of Revelstoke; granddaughter Sophia Grace of Rocky Mtn. House, AB, siblings Brad Elder, Sean Loeppky, David Loeppky, Tyrone Pollock and Jericho Miller, and many more step-brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
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Joseph "Joe" Burke | October 14, 1946 - February 26, 2020

Joe died peacefully at home in Revelstoke BC on February 26, 2020 aged 73 years. Joe was born in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia and has three sisters: Kathleen (Sandy) Boudreau of Sydney, Marlene (John) MacDonald of Louisbourg, Lynn (Walter) Eldridge of New Brunswick and one brother Philip (Linda) of Louisbourg. Joe has one daughter Cynthia of Edmonton. His mom Sarah and dad Joseph were also born in Nova Scotia. Joe was predeceased by both his parents and one sister Patricia. Joe joined the Canadian Armed Forces at age 18, beginning his 20-year long career in the Medical Corp as a medical assistant and went on to become a Preventative Medicine Technician serving in both Cyprus and Egypt. Joe’s military posts were Peacekeeping Missions and he saw no conflicts. Joe rose to the rank of Master Corporal and was awarded the United Nations Medal for his service in Cyprus and the National Emergency Force Medal for his service in the Middle East. Additionally, Joe was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth 11 Jubilee Medal in 1977. Joe was honourably released from service in 1984. Joe married while serving in the Military and they had one daughter Cynthia. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last and Joe lost contact with his daughter as he moved across Canada ending up in BC living in both Wells and Lillooet before coming to Revelstoke in 2001. Joe had many jobs including car washing and bartending. Joe had a wry sense of humour and enjoyed any conversation involving trains, cars or music. Joe loved and missed Nova Scotia and was proud to have been a Maritimer. Joe enjoyed doing Crossword and Jigsaw Puzzles, playing Solitaire and especially enjoyed a good game of Darts. Joe was well known to visit the plaza most evenings during the Summer Street Festival to listen to the live music and was especially endeared to the dancing children he would see there with their parents. Joe was a member of the Revelstoke Awareness and Outreach Program since 2007 and enjoyed many social activities and was always ready to help out with any task. Joe will be fondly and forever missed by the many friends he made while living in Revelstoke for the past 19 years. A Funeral Service will be held from the Chapel of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke.
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Troy Kirwan | April 20, 1965 - January 03, 2020

As many of you know Troy Kirwan passed away on January 03, after a long fight with ALS. A celebration of Troy Kirwan’s life will be held at the Coast Hillcrest Hotel in Revelstoke on April 16, 2020. He leaves behind his beloved wife and daughter Sophie and Cassidy Kirwan Anyone who knew and loved Troy is welcome to attend. No need to RSVP. This is what Troy wanted. This will be a child friendly event with the option of adults to stay late enjoying a cash bar. Date and time: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on April 16th, 2020. Location: The Guide’s Lounge at Coast Hillcrest Hotel, 2100 Oak Drive, Revelstoke, V0E 2S0 As Troy often said, HAPPY TRAILS
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Robert "Robbie" Watson | April 04, 1948 - December 02, 2019

It is with a sad heart that we pass on the sad news - Robert (Robbie) Watson loving husband, father and brother passed away at the age of 71 years. Born in Revelstoke, BC. April 04, 1948 and passed away at Royal Columbian Hospital December 02, 2019. Robbie was predeceased by his parents Robert & Margo Watson, and younger brother Randy Watson. Robbie is survived by his wife Carole Watson, Surrey, son Christopher Watson Surrey, daughter Stephanie (David Haisell) Watson Coquitlam, older sister Carol (Watson) Waldorf, Powell River, younger brother Warren (Wanda) Watson, Revelstoke, sister Darcy Watson, Calgary, Alberta. Brother Casey Watson, Kelowna, sister April (Watson) Blanchard, Kamloops, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Robbie will be profoundly missed by all those who worked with him and his close friends. Robbie worked as a chef in Revelstoke at the Mount Rogers Motor Inn which was located where the Sandman (Denny’s) Building is now, also at the Columbia Motor Inn, now Zala’s. Robbie moved to the coast where he took his professional chef’s course and while he was attending school met his future wife Carole. After graduating he worked for Wally Mulholland in his furniture shop repairing, upholstering and constructing furniture. Robbie worked for Canada Post as a mail delivery person door to door, He worked for CP Airlines later Canadian Airlines, Air Canada and AVEOS as an Airline Interior Maintenance Technician where he did various airline maintenance, repairs and installations. In his retirement Robbie enjoyed travelling, and working on his HO scale model Railway, restoring, Loco’s, cars, passenger coaches and other various Railway equipment: he also enjoyed working in the garden, fishing with family, friends and photography. Robbie also enjoyed helping his friend Neil, when time permitted with Neil’s company Celebration Fireworks doing fireworks shows for all kinds of events around the Lower Mainland. Rob’s son Chris also helped with the fireworks displays as both were qualified pyrotechnicians. Robbie would always be there if someone was in need and never let a holiday, birthday, anniversary, Christmas, New Years or any other special occasion go by without a call In lieu of cards and flowers the family requests donations be made to BC Children’s Hospital or Canadian Diabetes foundation in Robbie’s name.
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