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L. DOREEN PARSONS Dec 30, 1932 – June 13, 2024
The family of L. Doreen Parsons – wife of J. Byron Parsons – deceased, are saddened to announce her passing in Kelowna on June 13, 2024 at the age of 91.
Mom was born in Grenfell, SK to John and Charlotte Redfern. Out of high school Mom worked as a telephone operator until she and Dad married in 1953. Dad’s work as a banker moved them to many places from Saskatchewan to Ontario and back again. They made so many good friends along the way and shared a lot of good times, curling, golfing, and socializing.
Larry arrived in 1956, Terry in 1957, and Margo in 1961. Mom worked for Safeway for many years in Winnipeg and Regina. She was an accomplished pianist and loved to play for organizations, events, fun, and family. Since 1959, she was a life-long member of the Rebekah Lodge, honouring their mantra of Faith, Hope, and Charity.
In 1997 they moved to Medicine Hat, making friends through the Happy Hatters and New Comers Club, and volunteering with the Cancer Society and other organizations.
When Dad passed away in 2016 Mom moved into assisted living at The Wellington in Medicine Hat, then in 2021, Meadowlands. Our thanks to all who cared for her there.
Margo, Fabian, and Mom moved to Kelowna in 2023 in order to be close to Larry, Terry, and family. Mom’s care at Orchard Manor was exceptional. Again our thanks to all involved in her care. You are all special people.
She is survived by Son, Larry (Laurel) and family – Kristi (Brendan) Nelson, Eva, Julianna, and Leah of Calgary; Shannon (Collie) Roy, Myles and Victoria of Calgary; step-son Mathew Merritt of Kelowna; step-son Mitch (Jill) Merritt, Teagan, and Theodore of Ladysmith; Son, Terry (Pam) and family – Brandon (Ashley Simpson); step-son Ryan (Whitney) Beube and Leo of Kelowna; step-daughter Amy Kennedy of Newmarket; Daughter Margo (Fabian) Delwo and family – Justin Delwo of Toronto; Trisha (Kevin) Churcher, Ayla, and Nixon of Kelowna; Jared Delwo of Kelowna; and Carina/CJ Delwo of Calgary; sisters-in-law Kathy Smith, Mary Parsons, and Lynn Parsons. She also leaves behind many beloved, special nieces and nephews.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Byron; parents John and Charlotte Redfern; brothers and their wives – Wallis and Gladys, Henry and Eleanor, Cyril and Iola; Dad’s side of the family, John and Mary Parsons; brothers Doug and Elgin, sister Clare (Howard) Derby, and brother-in-law Glen Smith.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 2:00, in the Family Center at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service, or a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.
To view the Livestream/recording, or send the family condolences, photos, or memories, please visit her obituary page at http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com



In loving memory of Gordon Peder Skovmose who passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the age of 88 years. Gordon was born on February 21, 1936 in Erickson, Manitoba. He leaves to mourn his daughter, Laurie (Jim) Rubin; son, Darren (Laura) Skovmose; daughter-in-law, Karen Skovmose; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Vince; nieces and nephews as well as the mother of his children, Allyne Thompson. He was predeceased by his parents, Kristian and Martina (nee Neilson) Skovmose; son, Kevin Skovmose and his brother-in-law, Irving Vince. The family would like to thank the staff at South Country Village (Sunnyview) for their exceptional care and kindness shown to their dad. A private time of remembrance will be held. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Gordon’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, #306, 10430 – 61 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 2J3. Honoured to serve the family is

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1951 ~ SAMUEL HILLIER ~ 2024 Samuel Hillier of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, June 13th, 2024 at the age of 73 years. The Graveside Service was held yesterday at Hillside Cemetery, Gershaw Dr SW & 10 Ave SW, Medicine hat, AB. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Sam Hillier. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

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