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Peter West Elkington | July 24, 1923 - September 23, 2009

Peter West Elkington died quietly on September 23, 2009 in Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke, British Columbia. He was born at home to Howard West Elkington and Katherine Wister (Mason) Elkington on July 24, 1923 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Germantown Friends School in his early school years. He attended Eerde International School in Ommen, Holland, for the school year of 1938-39 while his parents worked for Quaker organizations in Berlin, and then spent one year at Westtown School. He was drafted in 1941. As a conscientious objector, he served in the Civilian Public Service Corps doing a wide variety of projects from planting trees to being a subject in medical experiments. In 1945, he married Harriet Stoll Francke, of Hicksville, Long Island, New York. He returned to Haverford College after completing his Civilian Public Service and graduated with a degree in history in 1949. He completed a Masters of Education from Temple University in the early 1950s. He began a long career in teaching. After his first marriage ended in divorce in 1967, he married Mary Ruth (Sharum) Black and moved to the Yukon Territory. He became a Canadian citizen soon after moving to Cananda, and he and Mary lived in several different towns in British Columbia, ending up in Revelstoke in 1977, where they became active participants in community activities. Upon his retirement from teaching, he started a computer business and began writing, both of which brought him a great deal of pleasure. He wrote an occasional column for the Revelstoke Unique newspaper. His books ranged from fiction to biography to philosophy. After Mary died in 1996, he began to travel a great deal, spending time in Ireland, England, Hawaii and Mexico as well as visiting his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid reader who imparted a love of reading to his children and grandchildren. A birth-right Quaker, he belonged, at various times, to Doylestown Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania, Argenta and Vernon Meetings in British Columbia. He is survived by his sister Theodora Waring of Newton Centre, Massachusetts, five daughters, Jane Wohl (Barry Wohl), Judith McDowell (Robert McDowell), Ann Elkington (Alvin Lorman), Carol Elkington (Duane Goddman) and Rachel Oakes (Donald Oakes), and one step-daughter, Nancy Sanborn (Alvin Sanborn), as well as 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. There will be no formal service by Peter's own request.Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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William Murray Stockand | November 18, 1942 - September 08, 2009

William Murray Stockand, known to most as "Bill", died on September 8, 2009 at home in Revelstoke, B.C. of congestive heart failure. He was 66 years old. Bill was born in Calgary Alberta on November 18, 1942 to William and Madeline Stockand, although he lived most of his early life in Penticton, B.C.His varied interests through school included playing trombone, studying Latin, and learning photography. This eclectic approach to life stayed with Bill, and he found opportunities to learn and be challenged in diverse situations. This included more than two decades of industrial first aid certification that frequently challenged his fear of heights, and an ongoing fascination with politics and world affairs. He delved into the Stockand (Stockan) family history after the death of his mother, and in doing so met family and made even more friends online.Bill was happiest working with his hands, and took pride in his work. Over the 33 years he lived in Revelstoke, he was part of the community through work and life. Whether it was working on the dam, in one of the many mills in the area, construction projects of all sizes, including the Railway Museum, or at Selkirk Specialty Woods, he loved what he did, and enjoyed showing family and friends all about it. His gregarious nature also led to being involved with a number of groups over the years, including Kinsmen, the Revelstoke Aquaducks Swim Club, and Logger's Sports Day.Bill's sharp wit and great sense of humour made it easy for him to talk to anyone he met. He made many friends across many walks of life, and he valued them all. It is no surprise that family and friends alike have benefited from Bill's kindness and loyalty. Bill was a doer: he did what needed to be done, smiling and happy to be able to help out.Bill is survived by his wife Karen, daughters Keitha and Tanya (Tom), his sister Margaret (Michael), mother-in-law Dorothy, numerous nieces and nephews, many friends, and Scamp the dog. He is predeceased by both his parents. Bill always seemed to be the favourite with the many pets the rest of the family brought home. No dog ever missed a walk no matter how late the shift or how much snow on the ground.Donations to your local SPCA or the Heart and Stroke Foundation are welcome tributes to Bill. He is missed. Arrangements are in the care of Brandon/Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke, BC.
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Joel Thomas Nixon | October 15, 1979 - August 30, 2009

Joel Nixon chose to end his own life on August 30, 2009 in Revelstoke, B.C. at the age of 29 years. A Celebration of Life Service was held at the Revelstoke United Church on Saturday afternoon, September 5th, 2009 with Joel's family and friends presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UNICEF Canada, 201- 3077 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3J9 or to Community Connections Children's Programs, P.O. Box 2880, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Joel.Joel was born in Kamloops, B.C. on October 15, 1979 and had lived in Revelstoke for most of his life. His hobbies were many and varied. Some of these included fishing, hiking and camping, snowboarding and surfing. Joel loved to travel and enjoyed a good read. He enjoyed the time spent with his family and had a tremendous love for all animals. Joel was hard working, sensitive, kind and caring. He is already missed.Joel is survived by a large, loving family and a community of friends.Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Dale Boggild | March 29, 1947 - August 29, 2009

Dale Boggild died peacefully in the Hospice Room at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Saturday, August 29th, 2009 at the age of 62 years after a 21/2 year battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life Service was held at the Revelstoke Alliance Church on Thursday, September 3rd with family and friends officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2398, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Dale.Mary Dale Boggild (nee Gardiner) was born on March 29, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1986. She held many interesting jobs during her life and even backpacked around Europe. In 1978, Dale owned and operated a Ski Resort, Loch Lamond- Candy Mountain in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She loved academics, the outdoors and sports, right up until she became ill. She was a fan and faithful supporter of the performing and visual arts. Dale loved history and art. She owned and operated Phoenix Office Supply in Revelstoke for many years- a very special store that she is most noted for. Dale was well respected in the business community. She was an avid gardener and a voracious reader. Dale spent many years volunteering with the local Karate Club with out of town competitions, fundraising and the like. Both her boys obtained their black belts. She always put her sons first and devoted much of her life to them. She was much loved by all her family and friends and they will miss her terribly.Dale was predeceased by her brother Keith Douglas Gardiner, as well as her father John Douglas (Doug) Gardiner of Ontario who passed away May 17, 2009. She is survived by her two sons: Kai (Janine) Boggild of Revelstoke and Lars Boggild presently of Halifax, NS; her mother Muriel (aka Morley) Jean Gardiner of Bracebridge, Ontario; her sister Jane Anne Gardiner-Bowman (Malcolm McKinnon) of Elliot Lake, Ontario; her brothers Bill (Debbie) Gardiner of Mississauga, Ontario and Jim (Iris) Gardiner of Bracebridge, Ontario; nephews Michael, Jonathan and Shawn; nieces Rebecca and Amanda, as well as many extended family and friends across the country.Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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David Young | November 25, 1936 - August 29, 2009

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Rocco Gneo | September 22, 1913 - August 16, 2009

Mr. Rocco Gneo passed away in Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Sunday, August 16th, 2009 at the age of 95 years. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Monday morning, August 24th, with Father Ronnie Tagnines celebrant. Pallbearers were members of the Knights of Columbus Council #4712. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queen Victoria Hospital or Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care Foundation, both c/o Bag 5000, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Rocco.Rocco was born in Monte San Giovanni Campano, Italy on September 22, 1913 and had been a long time resident of Revelstoke. In 1951, Rocco was hired in Italy by the Canadian Pacific Railway and was placed in the Revelstoke Subdivision. Rocco worked east of Revelstoke as a labourer in different section houses until he landed a position as a switch maintainer in the Revelstoke yards. He spent many years there and enjoyed his work immensely. After retirement Rocco enjoyed his daily walks and rest time at the legion where he shared a beer and conversation with his friends. On his routine walks he loved meeting and greeting people. Rocco's pride and joy was his garden.Rocco was predeceased by his wife Toni in 2007. He is survived by his two children: Maria (Don) Roberts of Clearbrook and Sandeno (Bev) Gneo of Summerland; three grandchildren: Wayne (Pauline) Roberts of Abbotsford, Ron (Renata) Roberts of Abbotsford and Cris Gneo of Summerland; and four great grandchildren: Nicole, Joshua, Ashley and Faith.Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Merlin Cumming | April 26, 1959 - August 01, 2009

Merlin Cumming died suddenly in Revelstoke, B.C. on Saturday, August 1st, 2009 at the age of 50 years. A Celebration of Life Service was held at the Eagle River Secondary School in Sicamous, B.C. on Friday, August 7th with Mr. Jack Bowers officiating. Cremation. Interment of the cremated remains followed in the family plot of the Solsqua Cemetery, Sicamous. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4H4, in memory of Merlin.Merlin was born in Salmon Arm, B.C. on April 26, 1959 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1991. He was an active businessman who was well-known and well-respected throughout B.C. Merlin loved muscle cars and rock and roll music. He was always there to help others whenever asked but was also known to assist people anonymously without the need for recognition. Merlin loved his wife and boys and they were the light of his life. He was described by his family as being "the best"-an attribute that can be confirmed by many friends and business colleagues. Merlin is survived by his beloved wife Charlene of Revelstoke; his two boys Conrad and Tanner of Sicamous; parents Dave and Vera Cumming of Surrey; two brothers: Jim (Judy) Cumming of Sicamous and Robert (Marge) Cumming of Kelowna; three sisters: Diane Jackson of White Rock, Frances (Willis) Jordan of Creston and Janet (Gary) Rosenfelt of Surrey; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and many, many friends and colleagues.Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Inez Broughton | May 24, 1936 - August 01, 2009

Mrs. Inez Broughton passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Saturday, August 1st, 2009 at the age of 73 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Inez' own request. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Stroke Foundation, Box 2088, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Inez.Inez was born in Bonnyville, Alberta on May 24, 1936 and was a resident of Revelstoke from 1979 to 1985 and returned in 2007 after living in New Denver Puerto Rico. She loved playing cards with her friends and evenings would find her knitting and crocheting. When health allowed Inez enjoyed curling and golfing. Fishing was also a special past-time, she loved to spend time with Reg out on Slocan Lake. Inez especially enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and her two dogs Sparky and Dodger. She loved people and being with them brought her great joy.Inez was predeceased by her parents, siblings: Bill, Mary, Leslie, Nora and Eldred and her daughter Kelly Ann Broughton. She is survived by her husband Reg of Revelstoke; five children: Linda (Ernie) Schekk of Mistatim, Saskatchewan, Nels (Sue) From of Burnaby, Earl (Linda) From of Airdrie, Alberta, Frank Broughton of Carlisle, Saskatchewan and Jim (Theresa) Broughton of Kamloops; nine grandchildren; three brothers: Len Lillico and Archie Lillico, both of Drayton Valley, Alberta and Ivan (Marnie) Lillico of Edgewood, B.C. as well as numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Jan van Den Adel | December 11, 1930 - July 27, 2009

Mr. Jan van den Adel passed away at his residence in Revelstoke on Monday, July 27th, 2009 at the age of 78 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Jan's own request. Cremation. Interment of the cremated remains will follow at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Home Care Nursing, c/o P.O. Bag 5000, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Jan.Jan was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on December 11, 1930 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1958. He was a well known local electrical contractor for many years. Jan coached and refereed minor and commercial hockey and soccer. He also enjoyed helping his wife Nelly in the garden. Jan especially loved camping and fishing.Jan was predeceased by his parents and one brother Lucius. He is survived by his wife Nelly of Revelstoke; three children: Adriana Janet (Brian) Renyard of Revelstoke, Ron (Raylene) van den Adel of Kelowna and David Jan (Pina) van den Adel of Kitimat; four grandchildren: Jason Renyard, Stacey, Brittany and Brianna van den Adel; one great granddaughter Ainsley Renyard; three sisters: Johanna, Corey and Lusia and one brother, Huib, all of The Netherlands, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Margaret Maude Farness | January 26, 1912 - July 26, 2009

Our mother Margaret Farness passed away peacefully in her sleep July 26, 2009 at Mount Cartier Court extended care. Born in Tynemouth, England on January 26, 1912, Margaret was a very dynamic woman who loved life and lived each day to its limit.Coming to Canada in 1945 as a young war bride with her small daughter Gloria, she and husband William settled in the Sidmouth area, south of Revelstoke. Many happy years were spent here by William and Margaret with their growing family. Beautiful flower and vegetable gardens were admired by many.Upon the sale of their farm in 1964 to B.C. Hydro, a house was purchased in Revelstoke where they remained until William's passing in 1985.Margaret was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Beatrice, twin brother Fred, brothers Ron and George, sister May, an infant sister Minnie, her beloved husband William and her infant son Derek in 1953. She is survived by daughters Gloria (Roy) Abbott, Christine (Jim) Fedyniak, twins Valerie Farness and Robert Farness and son David Farness; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.Margaret's last years were spent in Mount Cartier Court and the family would like to thank the staff for the excellent care she received there.A Memorial Service was held from the Chapel of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke on Friday, July 31st with Pastor Joel Olson officiating. Cremation with interment of the cremated remains in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Arthritis Society, #200- 1645 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1S4.Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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