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Gordon Holdener | December 26, 1935 - October 31, 2019

Gordon Richard Holdener, passed away peacefully at Queen Victoria Hospital with his son by his side. Gordo, Dad, Bubba will be unforgettably forever missed. “Sunshine and Rainbows Always”. There will be no formal service by Gord’s own request. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Joe Mueller | May 27, 1928 - October 29, 2019

Honey Joe was born near Lucerne Switzerland to parents Xavier (died 1962) and Ida (died 1975). During his early years Joe learned from his father to work with bees, a passion that would remain with him for his life. In 1949 as an exchange student Joe went to Norway. From there in 1951 Joe immigrated to Canada, starting on Vancouver Island where he worked at various logging camps. In 1962 Joe moved to the Revelstoke/ Albert Canyon area for the mountains. Joe worked various jobs including on the railroad and logging. Joe was for a time, the fire warden at Albert Canyon. Ultimately Joe owned and operated a very successful shake and shingle business, Interior Rustic Cedar Ltd. Sometime in the mid-70s Mueller Apiaries appeared. Joe at one time had several hundred hives in Alberta and BC. Joe completely retired from the bee business in 2007. In the early 90s Joe moved into town and got involved in Federal politics and enjoyed a lively passionate participation. Joe was a known to be a very kind and soft- spoken man. Over the years Joe taught, mentored and befriended many. Although the voice of the teacher is silent, the legacy lives on in beekeeping circles and through all the people who have benefitted from his knowledge, counsel and practical skills. Joe appreciated all of the kind support he received over the years. Special thanks to Dr. Molder, Dr. McCarroll, his favorite lab ladies, nurses, ambulance staff, home care ladies and the many wonderful friends and neighbours that supported him in so many ways. There will be an informal gathering on November 8th. 2019 from 1 to 3 pm at Begbie Manor Common Room, 1214 Downie Street, Revelstoke. His ashes will be scattered in his beloved Albert Canyon mountains at a later date. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Lil Sutherland | July 12, 1949 - October 22, 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our sister, aunt and friend, Elizabeth “Lil” Sutherland at Queen Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at the age of 70 years. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Wednesday, October 30th, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Cecil Nunez celebrant. A tea will follow in the Catholic Church Hall. Interment of Lil’s cremated remains will take place in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers are Steven Sleeman, Peter Sutherland, Jeffrey Sutherland, Dillon White, Jason White, Kyle Sutherland and Adam Fujino. In lieu of flowers, please give to the charity of your choice in memory of Lil. There will be no visitation at Lil’s request. Lil was born on July 12, 1949 at Soldiers Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Agnes (MacDonald) Sutherland. She was a nanny most of her life and cared for children too numerous to mention. She had a great memory, and could name all the children she cared for, and all the people she met along the way. If you needed to know someone, just ask Lil. Lil moved to Revelstoke, B.C. 34 years ago and made Revelstoke her home. She was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Lil donated many hours at the church hall helping at events and behind the scenes preparing for events. She was always there for anyone who needed a helping hand and would change her own plans to accommodate others. She loved to walk, and spent endless time walking around town, chatting with people along the way, and visiting those who lived alone. Her love for her family was endless and has proven that many times over. She would drop whatever she was doing to come to help. She loved a good cup of strong tea, and just sitting and relaxing, chatting about back home. Lil was known for her tasty fish cakes and although she gave out her recipe, there was no matching the taste of Auntie Lil’s fish cakes. Lil loved Cape Breton music, and when you walked through her door, you could dance a jig from the music inside. She loved to laugh, and within minutes of visiting with her, you were bending over with laughter. She was Auntie Lil to us all, and we will forever hold her in our hearts. Lil was predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Agnes Sutherland, her infant brother Michael and her infant nephew Joseph White. We who are left behind with heavy hearts and memories of Lil are: her brothers: Les (Linda) of Revelstoke, Michael (Mary) of Revelstoke, Pat (Maureen) of Howie Center, Cape Breton and Allan (Terry) of Revelstoke; sisters: Martha (Peter) Sleeman of Richmond, B.C., Jessie (Raymond) White of Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Margaret (Austin) Martell of Soldiers Cove, Cape Breton, Laura (Hughie) MacMillan of St. Andrews, Nova Scotia as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Jeffrey, Heather and Lisa for your endless love for Auntie Lil, and the continued support you gave to her when she needed it most. She was so very proud of you. Thank you to Norman, Diane, Laura, Cheryl and Adam for being Lil’s second family and for your kindness and love for Lil over the years. A special thank you to Dr. Jarmula who was there for us in a very difficult time. Your kindness and support was greatly appreciated. Thank you also to the nurses who provided excellent nursing care, and to the staff of Moberly Manor where Lil was treated like family. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke, B.C.
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Audrey Taillefer | September 09, 1941 - October 17, 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Audrey Rose Taillefer on Thursday, October 17, 2019. There will be no formal funeral service by Audrey’s own request. Audrey was born in New Westminster, B.C. on September 9, 1941. She spent her childhood in White Rock before moving to Revelstoke in 1972. Audrey was very involved with the Girl Guides and Brownies. She enjoyed horseback riding and playing bingo. Audrey was an extreme animal lover and was known to take in any animal that needed a good home. She was predeceased by her husband Ray Taillifer, mother Rose Hagen, father Donald Drope, granddaughter Cassandra and her good friend Tim Butcher. She is survived by her daughter Marlene (Tom) Brajak, sister Darlene Tufts, brother Raymond (Carol Ann) Drope, grandchildren: Shaina, Dylan, Nathan and Landan as well as nine nephews and nieces. She also leaves behind her five “fur” children: Angel, Amos, Arnold, Andy and Archie. Audrey will be sadly missed by many good friends including Charlotte Haywood, Allan and Ardell Hascarl, Brenda Butcher, her niece Carol Grenier and ex son-in-law Scott Inkster. Revelstoke has lost one it’s finest and most compassionate people. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke. “A beautiful life came to an end. She died as she lived … everyone’s friend. She was always thoughtful, loving and kind. What a precious memory she left behind.”
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Louise Burling | July 02, 1950 - October 17, 2019

Roberta Louise Burling passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the age of 69 years. There will be no formal service by Louise’s request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Canadian Red Cross, Box 1411, Revelstoke, B.C., V0E 2S0. Donations should be designated for Revelstoke Health Equipment Loan Program. Louise was born on July 2, 1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She and her husband, Jack Burling were attracted to the small town feel of Revelstoke and made it home in 1987. Louise worked for a time in the travel agency and serving and finished her working career as a flagger for traffic control. In her retirement she devoted many hours volunteering over ten years for Revelstoke’s Red Cross Society. Louise enjoyed knitting, cross stitch, reading, gardening and her weekly Bingo outings. Her favorite pastime was being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Louise was predeceased by her husband Jack; her parents and her son Michael. She is survived by her son; Robert Robertson of Revelstoke, her daughter Kim (Louis) Robertson of Revelstoke. Kim’s son; Tyler (Bailey) Duthie of Sicamous and his children Camden and Rowan; Kim’s son Thomas Robertson of Revelstoke; Kim’s daughter Sara (Tim) Duthie of Kamloops and Kim’s son David Duthie of Revelstoke. Louise is also survived by her daughter Cheryl (Russ) Robertson of Edmonton; Cheryl’s child Francine Allen of Revelstoke and daughter Luna; Cheryl’s son Michael of Delta and his son Quinton and Cheryl’s children Tanner and Jessica of Courtney. Louise leaves behind her late son Michael’s daughters Hailey and Madison. She is also survived by her daughter Dawn Burling of Red Deer and Dawn’s daughter Meagan of Kelowna and her son Derek (Barb) Burling of Vernon and his son Devric of Newfoundland. Louise will be greatly missed by her many friends and family members.
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Cyril "Cyril" Keates | July 27, 1931 - October 15, 2019

Charles “Cyril” Keates passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the age of 88. There will be a Celebration of Life Service at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9L9. Cyril was born on July 27, 1931 in Newman’s Cove, Newfoundland. He moved out west in 1956 and made Revelstoke his permanent home in 1958. He worked for McDonalds Grocery, which eventually turned into Coopers Foods, and in 1959 was hired on with Parks Canada as a Purchaser until he retired in 1989. He and Ursula married in 1977 and spent the next 42 years by each other’s side. They enjoyed many weekends at their cabin on the Arrow Lakes and driving across Canada to visit his family in Newfoundland. Cyril loved his family dearly. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent many days/nights over the years camping, fishing and hunting. He will be remembered for his animated conversations and his loving greetings. Cyril was a Lifetime member of the Rod and Gun Club, served on the Executive for the Revelstoke Curling Club and Moose Lodge, coached Minor Hockey, served as Director for the Revelstoke Credit Union & was a member of the Revelstoke Legion. Cyril was also a faithful member of the United Church. Cyril was predeceased by his parents Mary and William Keates. He experienced the loss of his first wife Estella "Jean" Keates in 1968 and his second wife Lorraine Keates in 1971. He is survived by the love of his life, Ursula Keates, and their faithful dog Sadie of Revelstoke; sister Ann, and sisters-in-law Dot and Jeanette all from Newfoundland; children: Lloyd (Melody) Keates of Revelstoke, Barry (Sharon) Keates of Revelstoke, Glenn (Carol-Ann) Leidloff of Armstrong, Marina (Fred) Dunn of Agassiz; grandchildren: Jeany (Chris), Diana (Chris), Tanya (Andrew), Kevin (Rose), Amanda (Kevin), Riley, Keira, Charlie (Danica) and Benn; great grandchildren: Tiryn, Brooklynn, Sienna, Jordyn, Cooper, Daisy, Cora, Jacob, Brooke, Henry, Oscar, Ila, Molly and Hunter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Keates Family would like to thank Dr. MacDonald & Dr. MacLeod, as well as the many nurses who cared for Cyril throughout his last few weeks. Messages of sympathy can be sent to Cyril's family by viewing his obituary at: brandonbowersfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Martin Miertsch | May 01, 1936 - October 15, 2019

Martin Miertsch passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at the age of 83 years. There will be a Celebration of Life Service at St. Francis of Assisi Hall on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Martin was born in Dessau, Germany on May 1, 1936 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1958. He enjoyed fishing, building and puttering in his workshop. Martin especially loved spending time with his family. Martin was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Frieda and brother Joachim. He is survived by his wife Heidi of Revelstoke; two daughters: Tina Miertsch and Debbie (Fred) Bower, all of Revelstoke; four grandchildren: Melina, Michael, Angela and Ashley; brothers: Helmuth (Gabi) Miertsch, Klaus Miertsch and Richard Miertsch and one sister Edith Hanel. Martin’s family would like to thank Doctors Jarmula, Macleod and Batchelor and the nursing staff of Queen Victoria Hospital for their wonderful care. Messages of sympathy may be sent to Martin’s family by viewing his obituary at: brandonbowersfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Gloria Davis | August 20, 1937 - October 12, 2019

Gloria Maria Davis passed away in Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke, as a result of esophageal cancer, on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the age of 82 years. There will be no formal service by Gloria’s request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 3H5 in memory of Gloria. Gloria was born on August 20, 1937 in Noranda, Quebec to Elizabeth and Raymond Pelletier. She moved to Revelstoke in 1955 and married her sweetheart Wayne Davis in December of 1958. Gloria and Wayne enjoyed camping throughout British Columbia; travelling through the Kootenays and often up the Bend in their travel trailer. On many of these trips they were joined by their daughter Julie and close family friends Ron and Cathy Taylor. Gloria and Wayne were very involved in the Revelstoke ATV Club. She was often found in the company of her beloved dogs. Gloria was predeceased by her husband Wayne and her parents Elizabeth and Raymond Pelletier. She is survived by her daughter Julie Davis of Revelstoke; brother Butch (Mairead) Pelletier and sister Patricia Pelletier of Edmonton, Alberta as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
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Eula McGiven | January 29, 1933 - October 04, 2019

Eula McGiven passed away peacefully at her residence in Revelstoke on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at the age of 86 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Eula’s own request. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Moberly Manor, Box 1570, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Eula. Eula was born in Shergrove, Manitoba on January 29, 1933 and moved to Revelstoke at the age of 15. She lived here until 1986 when she and her husband Jim retired to Nanoose Bay, B.C. In 2008 they moved to Armstrong and Eula moved back to Revelstoke in 2018. She was an avid tennis player and was proud of the fact she won the Senior’s Games in tennis. Eula also enjoyed playing bridge. She loved Mexico and her trips there were always a highlight for her. Eula especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family meant everything to her. Eula was predeceased by her beloved husband Jim in 2013, her parents Irvin and Ruby and siblings: Owen, Jim, David and Bertha. She is survived by three children: Jim (Elaine) McGiven of Revelstoke, Georgina (John) Manson of Revelstoke and Nola (Dominique) McGiven of Sicamous; five grandchildren: Tom (Stephanie) McGiven of Nanaimo, Jennifer (Travis) McGiven of Revelstoke, Brian (Amy) McGiven of Revelstoke, David (Heather) Manson of Lumby and Kara (Trevor) Pelletier of Revelstoke; 12 great grandchildren: Arwyn, Riley, Kristian, Peyton, Maizey, Jace, Winnie, Axel, Ari, Seyja, Makayla and Carver; siblings: Gladys, Nina, Carrie, Rufus and Carl as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
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Emmet Anderson | May 29, 1941 - September 03, 2019

Emmet Leslie Anderson passed away peacefully at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at the age of 78 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Flowers are acceptable, or memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 5Y7, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9L9, or to local children’s sports, in memory of Emmet. Emmet was born in Malartic, Quebec on May 29, 1941 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1951. He enjoyed fishing and volunteering, including coaching Minor Hockey and being on the executive. Emmet loved building things for friends and would help anyone and loved giving to others. He was an avid Revelstoke Grizzlies fan and was named the “2017 Fan Of The Year”. Family was most important to Emmet. Emmet was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Caroline; siblings: Loretta, Shirley, Yvonne and Robert and mother-in-law Esther Calay. He is survived by his wife Jo-Anne; children: Leanne and Ian (Jordie); granddaughter Mallory (Derek) Hascarl; granddaughter Alei; brother Allan (Lynn) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
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