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Lawrence Josephson | July 29, 1946 - June 21, 2019

Lawrence “Toby” Allen Josephson passed away at the Golden and District General Hospital on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the age of 72 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Golden Seniors Center on Tuesday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation, 4-1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 3H5, in memory of Toby. Toby was born on July 29, 1946 in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan. He met and married Louise Laybourne and soon after they settled in Golden, B.C. Toby was a family man and enjoyed camping, fishing and the great outdoors. He spent time in his garden and always had a new project on the go. His hobby of choice was tinkering with engines, big and small. Toby was a long-time resident of Golden and enjoyed his community; especially time spent with his regular coffee group. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife Louise and his son Dan Josephson who were both born in and reside in Golden; his daughter Janet (Wayne) Banta who was born in High River and resides in Grande Prairie, Alberta; grandchildren Talus and Cole Josephson who were both born in Golden, and Blake Banta born in Grande Prairie Alberta as well as three brothers; Marlon Chapman, Cameron Chapman and Garnet Chapman all of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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Dolores Wanda Rohrer | October 21, 1930 - March 21, 2019

Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear mother Dolores Rohrer (nee Amell) on March 21, 2019. Dolores was born October 21, 1930 in Cabri, SK and grew up in nearby Shackleton. When she was eighteen she moved to Calgary and attended Henderson Business College. During a summer vacation to Castledale she met Dusty and they were married in Calgary in 1950. They lived in Kimberley and then moved to Parson where they raised their family. Dolores was a homemaker and was skilled in home canning and jam making. She was also a relief postmaster at the Parson Post Office. A milestone for mom was taking the initiative to obtain her GED later in life. She served as an executive member of the Golden Senior’s Centre and was also a past member of the Order of the Royal Purple. Some of our fondest memories of mom include her always being there for us, having an open door for our friends and being an involved parent and community member. Her wish for her children was that we always stay in touch. Dolores is survived by her five children: Linda (Chuck), Wendy, Dean, Debbie (Tom) and Tom (Nina). She is survived by five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Dusty, her grandson TJ, son-in-law Don, her only sibling Dale and an infant son, Donald. Dolores would want to be remembered for her love of family and friends. She enjoyed playing bingo, cribbage, listening to music, spending time with family and socializing. Mom and Dad enjoyed going to the casino and playing the lottery and were fortunate to enjoy a win a few decades ago. Mom continued making the journey to the casino in Cranbrook after dad passed with three close girlfriends. She also had a love of all animals, especially cats. Our family would like to thank the staff at Abbeyfield, Lakeside Manor, Mt Ida Mews and the residents for their kindness and friendship to mom.
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Dan Abramson | February 02, 1963 - May 31, 2019

Daniel Otto “Dan” Abramson passed away peacefully at his residence in Golden on May 31st, 2019 at the age of 56 years. A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Hall on Saturday afternoon, June 8th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Dan Meakes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, in memory of Dan. Dan was born in Revelstoke, B.C. on February 2, 1963 and was a life-long resident of Revelstoke and Golden. He worked for many years for C.P. Rail in the car shops and transferred to Golden when the facility was moved there. He retired from C.P. Rail on December 6, 2017 after 37 years of service. Dan enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was an avid skier and a wonderful cook. In his younger years, he played guitar in a band. Dan was a beloved child, brother, uncle and a loyal friend. He loved travelling with his family and was a loving son who was always caring for his mother Verna. Dan was predeceased by his father Arnold in 1994. He is survived by his mother Verna of Revelstoke; two siblings: Amandah Tanner of Vancouver and Melvin Abramson of Wilkie, Saskatchewan; nieces and nephews: Belinda (Mark) Sherman of North Battleford, Sask., Sydney Abramson of Saskatoon, Sask., Jenita (Trevor) Sittler of North Battleford, Sask., and Madison (Kelly) Abramson of North Battleford, Sask.; great nieces and nephews: Curtis, Remy, Thayer, Hannah; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; his ex-wife and good friend Cheryl Schier of Vernon as well as his beloved dog Kiera.
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Wing Yet Dang | September 23, 1933 - May 17, 2019

On Friday May 17, 2019 Wing Yet Dang (85) passed away after a short battle with lung cancer. Wing was born in Hong Ben, China on September 23, 1933 and immigrated to Canada in 1955. No one loved life as much as Wing. An active golfer, curler and basketball player Wing was social and hard working. As proud as he was of where he was born, Wing loved Canada, Golden and the friends he has made here over the years. A long time local business man and restaurateur Wing was also active in service organizations like the Lions Club and the police auxiliary. He was a huge sports fan, cheered Team Canada in all its forms and followed the Vancouver Canucks very closely. Wing is survived by Fong his loving wife of 59 years and sons Wayne, Ken and Paul, grandson Christofer and granddaughter Alexandra. A Celebration of Life for Wing will occur at the Seniors Centre Sat. June 1 at 12pm. Thank you to Dr Nick Tan and the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at the Golden Hospital for the care and dignity they gave to Wing at the end of his amazing life.
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Shirley Ann Koepke | November 26, 1945 - May 09, 2019

Shirley Ann Koepke passed away May 9, 2019 at Burns Lake, BC, where she has been residing since 1968. She was born on Nov. 26, 1945 at New Westminster, BC to Les and Elsie Koepke. Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Jim Finch of Burns Lake; seven children and one sister. She was a very loving person who would help anyone.
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Bob Keenleyside | December 26, 1931 - April 20, 2019

Born in Princeton, BC Bob was the oldest of three children born to George and Mary Keenleyside. He grew up in Golden, a fierce competitor at Badminton, apprentice butcher, and all around avid athlete. He scooped up Evelyn Crandlemire in high school and they were married in October, 1955. He was always an entrepreneur (a fancy way of saying he couldn’t take orders well) operating everything from butcher shops to building supply stores in both Revelstoke and Golden. When Bob “retired” he sold the flooring and paint side of the business to one of his sons. That did not mean he stopped going to work however. He still showed up, 6 days a week, to play solitaire in the office and chat with all the long-time customers. He and Evelyn had 5 children and have made family and community their purpose. You can see Bob’s hand in Golden’s development in nearly every corner. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn, his sister, Shirley Ayers of Didsbury, AB, his 5 children, Nola, Debra, George (Elaine), Kara, (Garvan) and Scott (Lynette) , all of Golden, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Civic Center. We invite anyone with a connection to Bob and the Keenleyside family to join us. In lieu of flowers the family graciously asks for donations to be made to the Crandlemire-Keenleyside Family Legacy Fund with the Golden & District Community Foundation.
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Jacqueline Louise Franson | December 26, 1930 - April 11, 2019

(nee Henderson) Predeceased by Charlie, her childhood sweetheart of 69 years and husband of 63 years; Mother to Joan (Bert), Jo-Anne, Kim (Dan), Penny (Tony), Julie (Thilo), Russell (Tracey), Kevin (Kathy), Jim, and Mitch; Grandmother to 10, Great-Grandmother to 12, and foster parent to many others. Predeceased by her sister Laurie and niece Jill. Jackie is descended on her paternal side from the Henderson family, pioneers in the Columbia Valley. Her Grandfather, James Henderson, came from Scotland in 1890. He was a builder in Golden, building 2 hotels and the old curling rink. Her maternal Grandfather, Benjamin Fraser-Crierie was from Liverpool, England, and was a hotel manager who worked in Golden in the 1920’s. Jackie was an accomplished pianist/organist, invited to the Banff School of Fine Arts for piano when she was 15 and playing the organ in the Anglican Church in Golden for almost 50 years. Jackie played the organ in numerous churches in and around Golden for many years for weddings and funerals. Her love of music continued up until the end, when she played the piano at Durand Manor just a week or so before her death. While Jackie enjoyed extensive travel and doing embroidery, baking, genealogy research, scrapbooking and card making, her main love was her family. Jackie was an avid cheerleader for her grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s sports and arts activities and travel adventures. In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place and a private family remembrance will occur. “Miss me for a heartbeat, then close the door” “Why weep for a soul set free to soar.”
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Dolores Rohrer | October 21, 1930 - March 21, 2019

Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear mother Dolores Rohrer (nee Amell) on March 21, 2019. Dolores was born October 21, 1930 in Cabri, SK and grew up in nearby Shackleton. When she was eighteen she moved to Calgary and attended Henderson Business College. During a summer vacation to Castledale she met Dusty and they were married in Calgary in 1950. They lived in Kimberley and then moved to Parson where they raised their family. Dolores was a homemaker and was skilled in home canning and jam making. She was also a relief postmaster at the Parson Post Office. A milestone for mom was taking the initiative to obtain her GED later in life. She served as an executive member of the Golden Senior’s Centre and was also a past member of the Order of the Royal Purple. Some of our fondest memories of mom include her always being there for us, having an open door for our friends and being an involved parent and community member. Her wish for her children was that we always stay in touch. Dolores is survived by her five children: Linda (Chuck), Wendy, Dean, Debbie (Tom) and Tom (Nina), five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Dusty, her grandson TJ, son-in-law Don, her only sibling Dale and an infant son, Donald. Dolores would want to be remembered for her love of family and friends. She enjoyed playing bingo, cribbage, listening to music, spending time with family and socializing. Mom and Dad enjoyed going to the casino and playing the lottery and were fortunate to enjoy a win a few decades ago. After Dad passed, Mom continued making the journey to the casino in Cranbrook with three close girlfriends. She also had a love of all animals, especially cats. Our family would like to thank the staff at Abbeyfield, Lakeside Manor, Mt Ida Mews and the residents for their kindness and friendship to mom. A memorial tea will be held in Golden at a later date.
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Babe Jean | July 11, 1934 - March 10, 2019

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Brian Laderoute | August 29, 1946 - March 06, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Brian Thomas Laderoute on Wednesday March 6th 2019 at his home in Golden B.C.. Brian was born on August 29th 1946 in Calgary A.B. He is survived by his wife Linda his sisters Valerie, Carol, Sherry, his sons Scot, Brian, Robin, Sven, Eric, his daughters Shain, Danielle and son-in-law Phil. He will also be missed by his 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, his nephews, nieces and countless friends. Brian's life was a full one, he did many things including serving in the Navy, mastering plumbing, volunteer fire fighting and search and rescue, a millwright at the local mills, even a guard at the local jail. Brian loved hunting so much he became a guide which he enjoyed for many years. Being such a compassionate and caring person all his life Brian joyfully spent 12 years working as a long term care aid at the Golden General Hospital and Durand Manor before he retired in 2000. Brian had many hobbies throughout his life such as hunting, fishing with his children and grandchildren, camping all summer year after year, golfing with his pals, and skiing in his younger years. Brian was predeceased by his father John Thomas Laderoute, his mother Evelyn May Laderoute and his beloved dog Katy who was his companion for 17 long years. He will always be loved but never forgotten. Happy Hunting Pop's There will not be a formal service at this time but a celebration of life and scattering of his ashes will be held at a later date.
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