December 2014

Smithson, Victor Daniel

With sadness we announce the passing of (Victor) Daniel Smithson on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Nelson, BC. After a brief illness, Dan passed away peacefully in the arms of his family at the age of 79.

Born April 6,1935 in Vancouver, BC, Dan was raised and educated there, spending his childhood entertaining people on the radio, streetcars, dude ranches and fishing boats with his accordion, which was often bigger than he was. Summers were spent with his parents and siblings on their boat which began his lifelong love of oceans, boating and fishing.

James Clarke Yount

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Jim Yount on December 1st 2014. Born in Vancouver in 1950, Jim was raised in Arrowhead and then Vernon BC, along with his twin sister Penny - Children of Sam and Eleanor. Jim leaves behind his beloved Granddaughter Winnie, daughter Mary, ex-wife Wendy and countless close relatives - Judy, Bernie, Barry, Randy and Rebekah to mention a few. He lived his last number of years in Kaslo, sharing photos and stories of his dear Kootney town with his family and friends.

Edward Lee "Lee" Cousins

Edward Lee Cousins

June 23, 1940 ~ December 7, 2014

Lee passed away in the Victorian Community Health Center in Kaslo, BC on Dec 7, 2014 where he had been a resident for the past 10 years. Lee was born in Smeaton, Saskatchewan on June 23, 1940. He grew up in Kaslo and Fort St John, BC. For most of his life he worked as a welder in the oil fields. Both of his parents pre-deceased him, Amos Cousins in 1955 and Reta Leyden in 2004.

Henrietta (Reta) Hutton MacDonald nee Kellie

Henrietta (Reta) MacDonald

1916 ~ 2014

Celebration of Life Notice — Ted Cartlidge

Ted Cartlidge of Nelson passed away following a brief illness at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, BC, Friday, December 5, 2014.

A Celebration of Life is being held Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Balfour Evangelical Covenant Church at 7741 Upper Balfour Road in Balfour, BC, at 2 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to stay following the Celebration of Life for to share thoughts and stories with the family.

Irene Elizabeth Pickard

Irene Elizabeth Pickard

1926 - 2014

Irene Elizabeth Pickard nee Gorrie passed away peacefully at age 88 in Kootenay Lake Hospital, Nelson B.C. on Saturday November 29, 2014. Irene was born in Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland on November 2, 1926. Irene was the eldest daughter of John Gillespie Gorrie and Elizabeth McKenzie McCowatt, both of Barrhead Scotland.

Williams, Malender Yvonne


Born in Buckhorn, Alberta.
March 10, 1922 - November 30, 2014

Predeceased by sons Melvin, David, and Jim Kienholz.

Longtime member of F.O.E.

Leaves behind loving husband of 47 years, F. Stan Williams, daughters Lorraine (Kienholz) Leschied (Bob) of Toronto, Beverley (Kienholz) Russell (Don) of Summerland, grandchildren and one great-grandchild, various nieces, nephews, and relatives. She was loved by all.

Cremation will follow by Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.