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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 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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Caroline Cuyler | October 27, 1967 - August 24, 2019

Caroline Ann Cuyler passed away at Golden and District Hospital on August 24, 2019 at the age of 51 years. There will be no formal service at Caroline’s request. Caroline was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia to Helen and Herman Bruce on October 27, 1967. She lived on Vancouver Island and the interior of B.C before finding her forever home in Golden. Caroline loved being outdoors; walking amongst wildflowers or along the shores of rivers and lakes. She enjoyed watching detective movies and television series; especially NCIS or good game of golf. Caroline had a special connection to the ocean with a love of orcas. Caroline is pre-deceased by her ex-partner Kyme Cuyler and her mother Helen Cuyler. She is survived by her father Herman Bruce Sr., her siblings; Brenda Higgins, Theresa Tynjala, Robbie Tynjala and Herman Bruce Jr., her children; Albert Cuyler, Jacob Bruce, Kayla Cuyler, Ellen Cuyler and Ashley Cuyler, six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews as well as her good friend Gary (Bill) Frazer.
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Audrey Weatherall | February 19, 1929 - July 13, 2019

Died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 90 years on July 13th, 2019 with her family at her side. Mom was born in Walkerville, Ontario on February 19th, 1929. She lived her childhood in Ottawa, spending her summers with her grandmother, sisters and brother in Ruthven, Ontario. After graduating public school, Audrey worked at Dunn & Bradstreet and the parliamentary library at the House of Commons. It was at the end of the war that she met and eventually married her husband Russell Weatherall on January 17, 1948. They built a home in Eastview and promptly began their family which would eventually grow to ten children. Living directly across the street from her in-laws proved to be a bit daunting, so to gain some much-needed space, they decided to move west. From the big city of Ottawa to Coaldale, Alberta she followed her husband’s business interests and settled into small town life in Alberta. Keeping track of such a large family was a full-time occupation, yet she still managed to find time to enjoy her spare time honing her gardening skills. She had inherited her father’s green thumb and always managed to cultivate a healthy crop of fresh vegetables. In the early 1960s she and Russell uprooted once again and moved their family even further west, this time settling on “The Farm” near Donald, B.C. It is difficult to believe that she would manage to have enough time or energy, to do anything else but Audrey’s love for reading and knitting was matched only by her literary skills (she loved to write). Her work was first published in the Windsor Star at the age of ten. With no running water, electricity or plumbing Audrey accepted the many challenges with which she was faced. Hauling water, chopping wood and doing laundry at the laundromat became regular routines during those early years, and yet she was never heard to complain. When Dad passed away at the early age of 53, Mom began another phase in her life. She learned to drive (it took seven tries, but she eventually succeeded) and moved to Golden, B.C. with her three youngest children who were still living at home. She became active in St. Andrews United Church, volunteering at the bargain basement, singing in the choir, sitting on the church board and teaching Sunday school. She clearly loved spending her time doing this and eventually would be awarded a lifetime membership in United Church Women. Her devotion to her faith was unwavering to the very end of her life. Audrey is predeceased by her mother and father (Alice and Cecil Wilson), her husband (Russell), sister (Shirley Ann Ferguson), brother (Billy Wilson) and two sons (Russell Jr. and Walter). She is survived by her sister Frances Bredin in Arnprior Ontario, brother-in-law Scotty Ferguson of Carleton Place, Ontario; her children - Leo (Pat) Weatherall, Mickey (Gary) Balas, of Golden, B.C. Keitha (Kelly) Grittner, of Calgary, Alberta, Susan (Grainger) Wilson, of Revelstoke, Jinny (Leif) Nilsen of Sicamous, B.C., Geoff (Doug Hudson) Weatherall of Lethbridge, Alberta, Mary Ann Wilson, Belinda (Tom) Christmas and Nora (James) Christmas of Calgary, Alberta as well as 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church 901-11th Avenue South at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday July 20th, 2019 followed by a reception at the Golden Senior Centre 1401-9th Street South, Golden, B.C.. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the ‘Girls Club’ at the Golden Womens Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hindman Bowers Funeral Home.
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Angela Di Maulo | February 16, 1927 - July 06, 2019

It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of our dearest Angela, mother and grandmother. Angela passed away at Durand Manor with family by her side at the age of 92. Angela was born on Feb 16th, 1927 in Alatri Frosinone, Italy. She was the last living of eight siblings, daughter of Teresa & Giovanni Dimaulo. She was always devoted to her family and adored her grandchildren. She took great pride in her home, cooking, baking, gardening and worked several years in the hotel industry. Angela could always be seen riding her bike with her basket everywhere. She will always be remembered for her infectious smile. Her husband Enrico who passed away in 2014, brought his loving bride home to Canada and were married on June 11th, 1958 in Halifax NS. They travelled by train making there first home in Field, BC where at the time many Italian families resided. There they raised their 3 boys eventually making there permanent home in the town of Golden in 1972. There home was always open and welcomed fellow italian families in need, making the same path coming to Canada, trying to make a better life for themselves. She is survived by her three sons, Harry (Annette), John (Karen), Robert (Shannon). She adored all her grand boys: Christopher, Matthew, Jessie, Jamie and Casey. She leaves behind many relatives, nieces and nephews in Canada & Italy. She will be missed and remembered by all. The Family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr Clare and the wonderful Nurses at Durand Manor for the great care & love given to our beloved mother Angela. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday July 13th at 11 AM. Following the service, there will be a reception at the Church Hall. Burial will be at the Golden Cemetery. Arrangements will be entrusted to Hindman Bowers Funeral Service, Golden, BC.
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