March 2017

Stefoniuk, Gregory Gerald

Stefoniuk, Gregory Gerald

Gregory Gerald Stefoniuk passed away at his home in Abbotsford on the Ides of March 2017.

He was pre-deceased by his Father Fred and Mother Nell of Castlegar B.C., and is survived by his Daughter Christi (Jones) of Nelson B.C. with grandchildren Dane and Mathew, his son Kevin Stefoniuk of Abbotsford B.C. with grandchildren Dylan,Terrance and Landon, his brother William (Bill) of Castlegar, his nephew Mike of Calgary AB, his niece Nadine Stefoniuk of Castlegar, nephews Eric and Steve Stefoniuk both of Castlegar. 

Marquardt, Lily Olga

Lily Olga Marquardt

1932 – 2017

Lily Olga Margquardt (Hlushko) was born August 1, 1932 in Star (near Lamont), Alberta, Canada.  Olga met her husband, Philip Arthur Marquardt, while they attended Drumheller High School together.  They were married on October 28th, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta. 

Campbell, Thelma Theresia (nee Bittman)

Campbell, Thelma Theresia (nee Bittman)

Thelma passed away peacefully on the evening of the 14 of March in the KLH with her sister Electa at her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Harold Fenwick Campbell; father, Andrew Bittman, and mother, Johanna (nee Verlage) and brother Egon.

Banks (Spavor), Nancy Maria

Nancy Maria Banks (Spavor)

May 31, 1954 – March 15, 2017

With overwhelming grief we announce the death of Nancy Banks, who after a heroic and extensive battle with cancer, passed on the afternoon of March 15 surrounded by her loving family and friends at Kootenay Lake hospital.  Nancy was 62 years old.

Lehmann, Helmut Karl

Lehmann, Helmut Karl

Helmut Lehmann, the gentle old man often seen walking his dog, Hailey and then, Sasha in the Fairview area, has sadly passed away on March 20, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

Wassick, Isabel Doris Trevelyyan

It is with heavy hearts we let mom go.

Mom was born in Invermere to Capt.G.H.C. and Violet Coleman (nee Roberts) the youngest of four children and the only daughter. She was much loved by her older brothers and related many fond memories of their kindnesses towards her.

Her schooling was in Cranbrook until Mom and our grandmother moved to Nelson. Here Mom attended high school and where she met our Dad, Rich. They were married in 1948.

Monty, Ronald Ross

Ronald Ross Monty

Ron was born to John (1903-1935) and Doris (1908-1992) Monty in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on January 9, 1932, and received his elementary Education in that province.  The family moved to Nelson in 1946 where he graduated from the Nelson High School in 1949.

Chandler, Luke

Chandler, Luke

June 13, 1971 – February 27, 2017

Luke died in a tragic canoeing accident on Westwood Lake. He is survived by his parents, Mark McPhail and Jean Chandler, and by his siblings, Joel McPhail and Rommillie McPhail. Extended family and a multitude of friends share the loss of his presence here on earth.

Luke was a shining light in the lives of everyone he met. Funny, joyful, sincere, dramatic; he reached into the hearts of his acquaintances and made instant friendships that lasted for the remainder of his life.

Fry, Mervyn

"Go like Merv!"

After 77 years of "Going Full Out" Merv Fry on February 27, 2017 took his last earth-bound ski run. On this beautiful sunny day he paused at the top of his favourite run called Exhibition, mentioned something to his Old B's Powder Team (OBPT) ski buddies about it being "glorious" and then blasted down making the famous "whoop, whoop" sound the whole way.

At the bottom of the run with adrenaline still running through his veins his body suddenly decided it was done.

His friends and family, sad for their loss, began to realize Merv had found the perfect way to go, and with smiles coming back to their faces began to chant, "Go Like Merv, Go Like Merv".

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