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Ingrid Hambruch | August 20, 1930 - December 01, 2019

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James Whitford | March 05, 1968 - November 21, 2019

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Poul Olsen | August 18, 1949 - November 19, 2019

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Betty Hamilton | August 07, 1923 - October 20, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Betty Kathleen Hamilton announce her passing on Sunday, October 20th, 2019, at the age of 96. Betty was born in 1923, near Wolverhampton, England. In 1943 she joined the WRNS (Womens Royal Navy Service) during WW2 where she worked as a Steward in the mobile unit. In 1945 she married John Hamilton, a Canadian Seaman serving overseas, and they welcomed the arrival of their first child in England. In 1946 they boarded the final voyage of the SS Aquitania which brought them to Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and they settled for a short time in Ontario. They remained in Canada and raised their family, John’s career with the Armed Forces had them living in many provinces over the years. In 1992 they purchased a home in Golden BC where they remained until their passing’s. Betty enjoyed the simple pleasures in life; bowling, singing in the choir, baking, reading, quilting, chatting with friends and family. Her door was always open to those who stopped in for a tea and chat or cold Ginger Ale. Right up to her last days she especially looked forward to Saturday afternoons when she and her friend Pat would spend the afternoon sipping tea and having a good tongue wag. Her birthdays became a regular celebration for family gatherings bringing them together in Golden from England and other parts of Canada. Betty will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Janet, Arnold (Sheila), Mark (Kathy) and Ruth. Betty will also be fondly remembered by her nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many who adopted Granny as their own, by her brother Oliver Johnson, nieces and nephews and by numerous friends in Golden. She was predeceased by her husband John in 2015, to whom she was married for 70 years. Family and friends whose lives Betty touched are invited to come for tea, an informal gathering at the Golden Baptist Church on Saturday, October 26, 2019 starting at 1:30pm to remember and reminisce. Betty’s final request was for the family to gather once again in Golden BC for a “Bang Up Wake” which will take place at her home on Mother’s Day 2020. At this time the family will select a location to scatter her ashes.
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Gordon Daniel Collins | December 11, 1942 - September 18, 2019

COLLINS, Gordon Daniel passed away at Durand Manor, Golden, BC on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the age of 76 years. Gordon was born at Edmonton, AB on December 11, 1942. He moved to Golden with his parents, Joe and Rose when he was 17 years old. He had worked for 20 years with the Department of Highways. He enjoyed camping, houseboat trips on the Shuswap Lake and fishing. Gordon is survived by his cousins; adopted family, Al and Debbie White, Marla and Ben Catbagan and their children, Jadelynne and Josefina, Vicki Roberts and her children, Dallas, Katelyn and Lacy. He was predeceased by his parents, Joe in 1978 and Rose in 2017.
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Georgia Rodgers | December 03, 1944 - September 14, 2019

Georgia Ann Rodgers passed away at Durand Manor in Golden on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the age of 74 years. There will be no formal service by Georgia’s request. Georgia was born on December 3, 1944 in Deloraine, Manitoba. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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Edward "Ed" Lucas | June 25, 1928 - September 12, 2019

LUCAS, Edward “Ed” passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at Durand Manor in Golden, BC on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Ed was born at Edmonton, AB on June 25, 1928. He grew up in Peve Pine Creek, AB and had resided in Golden for the past 65 years. Ed had worked as a groundman for BC Hydro for 34 years. He enjoyed hunting and walking. Ed will be loving remembered by his wife of 65 years, Bessie and his daughter, Bert (Kevin) Zdanovich. He was predeceased by his daughter, Delores in 1989 and son, Edward in 2015. The family wishes to thank Ed’s nurses and staff at Durand Manor who took such amazing care of him. There will be no formal funeral service. His cremated remains will be interred in the Golden Community Cemetery.
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Bruce Tomlinson | September 07, 1931 - September 07, 2019

It is with heartfelt sorrow we announce the passing of our Dad, Grandad, Gramps, Great Gramps, Uncle, brother and friend. Bruce was born in St. Walburg SK, the fifth son of six children, and spent most of his boyhood years in St. Walburg and Saskatoon, SK. In 1944, Bruce’s parents purchased a farm in Loon Lake SK, and he and his little sister Betty moved with their parents to take up farming full time. Bruce graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Agricultural program 1951 and continued to work on the farm for a few more years before starting work in the construction business alongside his brother Ralph. He met his future bride Lynne Christophers in 1955, when she and a few classmates came home to the family farm with his sister Betty on a nursing school break. It was always a story in the family that Lynne won the foot race that day to win Bruce’s heart. Bruce and Lynne were married December 3, 1955 in Edson, Alberta. He was a proud and active member of the Masonic Lodge (initiated by his father Jack in 1952), as well as the Mountain Shrine Club. Bruce and Lynne travelled and worked with their road construction family throughout the next several years. In 1963 they finally settled down to raise their family and made Golden BC their home. Once settled in Golden Bruce worked for, and eventually became a partner with Bob Barr, forming “Barr and Tomlinson Contracting”. In 1978 Bruce formed his own construction company, “Tomlinson Contacting”, which he later sold to son Steele in 1991. Bruce retired shortly after this time, as did Lynne, and then took several wonderful trips. Lynne passed away in the spring of 2004 and Bruce travelled for the next several years like a gypsy in his motor home, enjoying winters in Arizona and summers by a lake. Bruce settled down again in Golden in 2009 making Purcell View Apartments his home. He thoroughly enjoyed living there and the companionship its close-knit neighborhood provided. Anyone who knew him will remember his friendly smile and banter. He loved to stop and visit with folks and always took the time to do so. Bruce is survived by his children Steele (Pat) Tomlinson, John (Trish) Tomlinson, and Barbara (Archie) Hankey; his Grandchildren Amy (Mike) Frazer, Adam (Meg) Tomlinson, Brad (Dania) Tomlinson, Aleka Tomlinson, Nichole Hankey, Cheryl (Shaun Petty) Hankey, Jessie (Jessica Pyper) Oatway, Bruce (Chelsea) Oatway, Patti (Cole) Heglin, and Sabrina Oatway; his Great Grandchildren Perron, Izzy, Sofia, Wren, Liam, Jack, Nora, Lennon, Lucy, Evynne, and Layla; brothers Robert Tomlinson, Jack (Dorothy) Tomlinson, and many, many nieces, nephews and friends who were all a very important part of his life. Bruce was predeceased by his parents Jack and Inez, wife Patricia M.L. (Lynne), daughter Susan Lynne, brother Alfred and sister-in-law Grace, brother Ralph and sister-in-law Min, sister Betty Kelley, sister-in-law Dorothy (Dot) Tomlinson. There will be no formal funeral for Bruce and most who knew him well were afforded the opportunity to reach out to him before his passing. His cremated remains will be interred later in the year at a private family graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain Shrine Club for their Children’s Charity, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, in memory of Bruce.
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Mary Clampitt | April 04, 1940 - September 03, 2019

Mary Louise Clampitt passed away at Durand Manor in Golden on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the age of 79 years. There will be no formal service by Mary’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. Mary was born on April 4, 1940 in London, Ontario to Rosina and Reginald Fickling. As an adult she moved to Western Canada and settled in Golden in the 1990’s. Mary was very active in the church and the Senior’s Center. She loved watching NHL Saturday night hockey, baking and a good game of bingo. Mary was predeceased by her parents Rosina and Reginald and her brother Tom Fickling. She is survived by three children; Tim Clampitt, Christina (Michael) Enright and Heather (Greg) Ferris; four grandchildren; Erin, Brandy Ann, Myles and Brittany; her brother Robert Fickling; her sister Sharron (Joe) Rathier and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Kristina Veselic | September 04, 1951 - August 27, 2019

VESELIC, Kristina passed away peacefully at Kelowna, BC on August 27, 2019 at the age of 67 years old with her family by her side. Kristina was born in Czechoslovakia on September 4, 1951 and has resided in Golden since 1978. Her and her husband, Stan had operated and cooked in the Trappers Kitchen. Kristina loved to cook and enjoyed being with her friends , family and caring for people. Kristina will be loving remembered by her children, Ivana Young and Stan Veselic; grandchildren, Dustin, Dawson, Ben and Michaela. She was predeceased by her husband, Stan in 2010. The family would like to invite friends to join them for a celebration of Kristina’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Golden, BC on Saturday, October 5 at 6:00 pm.
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