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James Herbert "Jim" Eadie | May 08, 1936 - August 13, 2020

James Herbert “Jim” Eadie passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 at the age of 84 years. A Funeral Service was held at the Fellowship Baptist Church, Revelstoke on Friday, August 21st, 2020 with Pastor Jordan Eadie officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Revelstoke Minor Hockey Association, P.O. Box 2788, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Jim. Jim was born in Swan River, Manitoba on May 8, 1936 and had been a resident of Revelstoke for over 60 years. He was the owner/operator of a successful business, Revelstoke Autobody along with numerous other jobs including working in the logging industry, Auxiliary RCMP Police Officer, security guard at the CPR tunnel project and his own dump truck business. Jim enjoyed playing baseball and hockey and was the Head Coach of Minor Hockey for a time. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, travelling and gold mining on his claims up the Big Bend. Jim especially loved his time spent at “The Island”. Jim was predeceased by his parents, John and Rebecca Eadie, one son James (Jim) Eadie in 2013 and brother Jack Eadie. He is survived by his loving wife Gwen of Revelstoke; son Dean of Calgary; grandson Evan James Stark Eadie of Vanderhoof, B.C.; brother Wally (Judy) Eadie of Revelstoke; sisters Helen Thompson, Wilma (John) Reid and Edna (Clinton) Day; daughter-in-law Dana Stark if Vanderhoof, B.C., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
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Mario Scarcella | April 16, 1940 - August 13, 2020

Mario Scarcella died suddenly at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 at the age of 80 years. Prayers were recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 18th followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, August 19th with Father Luan Vu celebrant. Pallbearers were Robert Palumbo, Vince Palumbo, Eric Scarcella and Jeremy Scarcella. Cremation followed with interment of Mario’s cremated remains in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Mario was born on April 16, 1940 in Spezzano, Piccolo, Italy and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1953. Mario’s occupation for many years was in an administrative position with C.P. Rail. He enjoyed soccer, golf, biking, jogging and gardening. Mario loved playing cards and Bocce. He taught Italian lessons as well as teaching English to Italians. He helped many local people by writing, notarizing and translating documents. Mario was predeceased by his daughter Mary Rose in 1989, father Francesco in 1992, mother Maria in 2012 and his brother Joe in 2000. He is survived by his wife Luisa of Revelstoke; son Gary of Revelstoke; brother Tony (Irene) Scarcella of West Kelowna; sister Olga (Biagio) Palumbo of Revelstoke; sister-in-law Barbara Scarcella of Vernon; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family in Italy. Mario’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. MacDonald for his devoted care over the years.
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Antonio "Toni" Aulisa | May 06, 1946 - August 12, 2020

Antonio “Toni” Aulisa passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 at the age of 74 years. Prayers were recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Friday, August 21st, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 22nd, with Father Luan Vu celebrant. Pallbearers were Johnny Aulisa, Tony Aulisa, Matthew Thompson, Jim Meloro, Bill Rear and Jordan Dedosenco. Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Toni was born in Bagnoli Irpino, Avellino, Italy on May 6, 1946 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1963. He was a wonderful furniture builder and also enjoyed building machines. Tony loved music and singing. He enjoyed playing football, gardening and cooking. Toni was a hard worker who was very creative, talented and detail oriented. He was a also wonderful story teller. Toni is survived by his wife Deb of Mara; three children: Johnny (Ilenia) Aulisa of Revelstoke, Tony (Manuela) Aulisa of Revelstoke and Anna-Maria Aulisa of Mara; four step children: Dennis Beauchamp of Nanaimo, Corenna Beauchamp (Bob Jackson) of Surrey, Michelle Beauchamp (Ross Raczynski) of Regina and Kim Beauchamp (Jeff Howard) of Leduc; 11 grandchildren: Gabriel, Miriam, Denise, Noemi, Raden, Jordan, Petra, Domenic, Michaela, Kirstin and Felicity; great grandchild Marley; sister Teresa Meloro of Revelstoke; brother Beniamino Aulisa of Florence, Italy as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
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John Augustyn | May 12, 1919 - August 01, 2020

John Augustyn passed away peacefully at Mount Cartier Court, Revelstoke on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at the age of 101 years. Prayers were recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Thursday, August 6th, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, August 7th with Father Luan Vu celebrant. Interment followed in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Pallbearers were Kurtis Prescott, Adam Prescott, John Prescott, Daniel Brown, Steve Frick and Andrew Pawelek. Honorary Pallbearer was John Kostiuk. John was born in Stopnica, Poland on May 12, 1919 and had been a resident of Revelstoke for the past 65 years. He was a proud Veteran of World War Two and a life-long member of the Royal Canadian Legion. John found great joy in tending to his garden, being out in the forest foraging for wild mushrooms and huckleberries, or any time spent with a chainsaw in his hands. Above all, John cherished spending time with his family, often telling incredible stories or making them laugh with his quick wit and effortless humour. John often spoke of how being useful gave value to life, the importance of having a partner, the meaning of friends in times of hardship, and having a positive outlook in life. John was predeceased by his wife Emily in 2014, three brothers and one sister. He is survived by two children: Dolores Prescott of Revelstoke and Christine (Barry) Brown of Revelstoke; four grandchildren: Kurtis Prescott of Revelstoke, Adam Prescott of Campbell River, Amanda (Steve) Frick of Salmon Arm and Daniel Brown of Revelstoke; two great grandchildren: Emily and Lucas; one sister Natalia of Poland as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all those who provided such loving and dedicated care and assistance to John.
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James Lines | July 31, 1941 - July 22, 2020

Jim passed away peacefully at Mount Cartier Court in Revelstoke the morning of July 22, 2020 after a two-year battle with dementia. Jim was born in Duncan, B.C. on July 31, 1941; the youngest of two sons born to Bess (Elizabeth) F. Lines (nee Dwyer) and George A. Lines. He spent his early years in Duncan, moving with his family to Creston, B.C. in 1947 where he enjoyed the leisurely pace of the small-town atmosphere. In 1952 the family moved to Revelstoke where Jim continued to reside until his death at age 78. As a teenager, Jim loved cars and was an avid dancer. He joined the Army cadets where he excelled, setting a high standard for his fellow recruits. Jim spent several summers at Cadet Camp in Vernon. After graduating from High School, he became a Stockman for the Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1963 where he worked until the Ministry privatized its operations in 1988. Jim continued to work as a Warehouseman for the assigned road contractors in Revelstoke from that point until his retirement. On May 16, 1970 at the age of 28, Jim married Alice-Faye Lines (nee Embree). They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Mount Cartier Court where they both resided at the time. Jim was predeceased by his father in 1984, and his mother in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Alice-Faye, and his brother Bob (Diane) Lines. He is also missed by his many nieces and nephews, Bill, Jim, Gary, Debbie, Dianne, Michelle, Ken, Jayne, Leanne, Alan, and their families. A small private Celebration of Life gathering took place at Brandon Bowers Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 31, 2020. This day would have been Jim’s 79th birthday. A private family interment followed on August 5th, 2020 at Mountain View Cemetery in Revelstoke. The family would like to express its’ deepest thanks and gratitude to the many wonderful staff and caregivers at Mount Cartier Court and Revelstoke Queen Victoria Hospital, as well as Dr. Kate McCarroll and Dr. Cam Molder for caring for Jim during his illness. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Mount Cartier Court Extended Care Foundation, c/o Bag 5000, Revelstoke, B.C., V0E 2S0 or the Alzheimer Society of B.C., Provincial Office, #300-828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1E2
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Patricia Dahlia Gauthier | March 17, 1945 - July 15, 2020

Patricia Dahlia Gauthier passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at the age of 75 years. There will be no formal funeral by Pat’s own request. A Celebration of life will be announced in the spring of 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of B.C. 1501 – 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4G7, in memory of Pat. Pat was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan on March 17, 1945 and had been a long-time resident of Revelstoke. In her younger years she enjoyed playing baseball and coaching and was very active with community service and volunteering with numerous clubs. Pat loved watching many sports and always cheered loudly! She also enjoyed her games of Scrabble, a round of dice, bingo or keno. Throughout her years , she enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, and LOTS of crocheting, making the most beautiful fine lace doilies. Pat really enjoyed being a resident of Mt. Begbie Manor, where many cherished friendships were formed. Family was most important to Pat, and she was always so proud of all their accomplishments. Pat will always be remembered as a good person, who only saw the good in people and always took the side of the underdog , Compassionate and empathetic, always willing to help where ever she could. She was a woman who dealt with her disability with such grace. As a friend said, and everyone would agree " A Lovely little light in this world" and will be Greatly missed!! Pat was predeceased by her parents, brother Dennis, and sister Mary. She is survived by three children: Dan Gauthier (Crystal) of Revelstoke, Lisa (Todd) Embryk of Fort McMurray and Debbie (Grant) McDonald of Salmon Arm; two grandchildren: Lee Gauthier (Emmy) of Victoria and Sabrina Gauthier (Jay) of Kelowna; siblings: Maxine (Wayne) Wasyleski of Nanaimo, Mike (Melinda) Boruch of Revelstoke and Jack (Sharon) Boruch of Revelstoke, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
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Giovanni "Johnny" Piluso | September 01, 1933 - July 11, 2020

Giovanni Antonio (Johnny) Piluso passed away at Mount Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Saturday, July 11th, 2020 at the age of 86 years. A Graveside Service took place at Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke, with Father Cecil Nunez celebrant. Giovanni was born on September 1, 1933 in Spezzano Piccolo, Cosenza, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1956. He joined his sister Ersilia in Revelstoke. Here he found a large Italian population from his hometown of Spezzano Piccolo and settled into Canadian life. In his early years, Giovanni worked as a forest fire fighter in the mountains surrounding Revelstoke and later as a construction worker at the Mica Dam. He was part of the Revelstoke Men’s Soccer team, comprised mainly of Europeans that travelled through the Okanagan playing their national game. Giovanni had a passion for gardening and loved to grow and give away his treasured tomatoes. He was proud to have his tomato garden included in the Mountain Harvest publication, featuring seniors and their gardens. Giovanni also loved to go mushroom picking and his red Chevy pickup could be seen heading to all his secret spots from Nakusp to Malakwa. Each fall he looked forward to making wine with his wine making group and was always proud of the results. Giovanni was a very fit senior who would walk to town several times a day. The Post Office and music at the Plaza were rarely missed. Unfortunately, two years ago his health declined, and he has been cared for by the Staff at Mt. Cartier Court. Giovanni was predeceased by his mother Emilia Sapia, sister Ersilia Donato and brother-in-law Ottavio Donato. He is survived by his son Robert (Tessa) Piluso; grandchildren Willow and Logan; nieces & nephews: Rose (Bob) Robinson, Susan Oikle (Alan Smythe), Frank (Betty) Donato, JoAnn Norberg (Mark Hunter) and John Donato; great nephew and nieces: Tyler, Karrie, Andrea and Crystal as well as relatives in the USA, Germany and Italy. A special thanks to the staff of Mt. Cartier Court, Anne Marie Gill and Dr. Kate McCarroll.
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Morgan Lawrenson | July 13, 1964 - July 04, 2020

Morgan Vernon Lawrenson passed away at Burnaby Hospital on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 at the age of 55 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the B.C. Cancer Agency, 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4E6, in memory of Morgan. Morgan was born in Lancaster, England on July 13, 1964 and lived and worked in Revelstoke for many years. He enjoyed his work and loved to build things for family and friends. Morgan also loved to travel. Morgan was predeceased by his mother Rosemary. He is survived by two children: Kayleigh Franklin (Kelly Klein) of Revelstoke and Owen Lawrenson of Burnaby; his father Peter of Sunderland, Ontario; brother Bill of Toronto; two sisters: Erica of Ontario and Gwenn of Toronto; his children’s mother, Christine Franklin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
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Michael "Mike" Fowlie | June 19, 1961 - June 17, 2020

It is with heart-wrenching sadness that the family of Michael ‘Mike’ James Fowlie announce his tragic passing. Mike was born in Everett Washington on June 19th, 1961 to David & Violet Fowlie and raised in Revelstoke B.C. Mike grew up with two brothers, David Fowlie Jr, Rod Fowlie and his little sister Darlene Fowlie. From a young age Mike loved fishing, wildlife and dirt bikes. Mike also had a passion for flying small airplanes. Mike spent many years a part of local ball groups and coaching his kids in hockey. Mike recently got back into skiing and shared that passion with his grandson. Mike worked many years in the bush, falling trees, in camp, at Downie Street Sawmill and RMR. Mike was a hard worker. He liked to do things right the first time. He was dedicated and loved to keep busy. Mike met the love of his life Lisa in high school. They married and had three boys Michael (Becky) Fowlie, Matthew (Jesse) Fowlie, Taylor and Hannah Fowlie and Myles (Nikki) Fowlie. Mike was a father, a husband, a brother, a son, a cousin, a nephew, an uncle and a friend but most of all...he was papa. Mike had two grandchildren Taylor & Hannah that he loved unconditionally and they him. Mike spent a lot of his time with his dog Rudy, many days dipping hooks in the water, walking their favorite trails and grabbing cheeseburgers from Mackers. Mike was predeceased by his father David Fowlie Sr. He is survived by his loving wife Lisa Fowlie, his children, grandchildren, his mom, siblings and numerous other friends and family. Mike was a friend to all he met. Wherever he went, people were greeted with that warm mischievous smile of his. There was nothing that couldn’t be solved by one of his big bear hugs and a talk with dad...and boy was he a talker. When Mike was around, people smiled a little bigger, laughed a little louder and loved a little harder. Mike will be painfully missed. Mike’s family will hold a private Celebration of Life and live each day with his memory and love kept safely in their hearts. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Community Connections Counselling Services, P.O. Box 2880, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, or The Revelstoke District Humane Society, P.O. Box 340, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Mike.
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Rita Gloria Ethyl Blanchard | March 28, 1933 - June 04, 2020

Rita Gloria Blanchard (nee Wood) passed peacefully on June 4th at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm at the age of 87. Born March 28, 1933 in Merritt BC. She and first husband Art Clarkston raised 5 children in Merritt, where Rita enjoyed gardening, and sewing for her children. She loved the Nicola Valley area and its abundant nature. She met her second husband Cyr in 1966. Cyr was in the mining industry and Rita followed him to various mining jobs around the province, eventually settling in Revelstoke. Cyr continued to travel to work and Rita spent time with her beloved pets and her many friends in the community, including those at the Kingdom Hall. Cyr later established Ram Rock Drilling and Blasting and Rita assisted in running the business. During this time Rita and Cyr reached out and cared for Cyr’s nephews who had lost both of their parents (Armando, Derek, Alain, and Edwin Blanchard). Rita was predeceased by her parents Larry and Audrey Wood, stepfather Bob Mercer, brother Larry Wood J r, grandson Cale Clarkston, and her loving husband Cyr. She is survived by her children Garry Clarkston (Brenda), Jane Robinson (Orville), Randy Clarkston (Debbie), Kim Clarkston (Maria), Kal Clarkston, her Blanchard nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at Hillside Village and her good friend Heather for their loving care. A celebration of Rita’s life will take place at a later date.
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