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DECEMBER 25, 2019 | Volume 32 No. 103 kamloopsthisweek.com kamloopsthisweek kamthisweek

MERRY CHRISTMAS, KAMLOOPS From all of us at Kamloops This Week, season’s greetings. Enjoy the holidays, along with some Christmas drawings and stories. They come from our readers, young and old alike, and can be found in the pages within this Christmas edition of KTW.

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DID YOU KNOW? Guerin Creek is named for the family of James Guerin, a blacksmith who settled south of Kamloops in 1883. His son later found coal on the property. — Kamloops Museum and Archives

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW Staff from IG Wealth Management Kamloops gather together to present a cheque for $4,772 to the 2019 KTW Christmas Cheer Fund. IG Wealth Management is a strong supporter of the newspaper fund that helps four charities, with IG staff contributing significant funds every year.

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W

e’re nearing the end of the holiday season, which means we are also closing in on the end of the KTW Christmas Cheer season, but that doesn’t mean donations are slowing down. In fact, at this point each December is right when some of the biggest donations start coming through the doors of Kamloops This Week’s office on Dalhousie Drive. Just last week,we received a donation of $4,772 from IG Wealth Management, courtesy of Dean Nicholson and the rest of the very, very generous staff at the Columbia Street office.

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IG Wealth Management has been supporting the Christmas Cheer Fund for the past 16 years and this year’s donation brings the company’s cumulative total to $47,642.91. We honestly can’t thank them enough. We have also received substantial donations from the Free Radicals Hockey Club (more on their generosity in this Friday’s edition of KTW), Jim Doan and his Western Karate Academy students, the staff at Country Auto Sales, Kamloops Seniors Village and more. Kamloops was recently named the most generous city in Canada by the GoFundMe website and the consistent support the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund receives each year is proof positive of such accolades. There are so many local groups in need of support that it would be

easy for some to be overwhelmed and simply close the door on all requests. Instead, Kamloopsians open their wallets to give — and they keep giving, as followers of the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund know. If you haven’t had the chance to donate to the great cause and see your name in the list on the facing page, it’s not too late. We’ll be continuing to take donations for the next few weeks because every dollar counts and every contribution helps. Even just a few dollars can go a long way toward assisting those in the city being supported by Christmas Cheer’s four organizations: Kamloops Brain Injury Association, Out of the Cold shelter, The Mustard Seed and the Y Women’s Emergency Shelter. All the information you need to know to donate is to the right.

Here’s how to help a great cause Charities being supported this year: Y Women’s Emergency Shelter, Out of the Cold shelter, The Mustard Seed and Kamloops Brain Injury Association. To donate, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com/ cheer.


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YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS STILL A SANTA CLAUS — 122 YEARS AFTER THE QUERY We at Kamloops This Week take pleasure in publishing this famous editorial that first appeared in the New York Sun in 1897. One-hundred-and-22 years later, the message still resonates. Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in the Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O’Hanlon 115 West NinetyFifth Street Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the scepticism of a sceptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as com-

pared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are

those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God he lives! And he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

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Emily, 9, has a bird flying toward her Christmas tree. Perhaps the bird is leading the way for Santa and his reindeer?

SEASON’S GREETINGS TO ALL FROM THE KAMLOOPS MOUNTED PATROL Editor: Members of the Kamloops Mounted Patrol is pleased to have this opportunity to extend our very best wishes and sincere appreciation for the support of our community over the past 30 years. As we celebrate this special holiday season, we would like to invite the community to take a few moments to visit the home page slide show on our website at

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As the city wraps up work for the year on West Victoria Street, the city’s capital projects manager touts good weather for getting more done on the major rehabilitation project. “Some additional landscaping because the weather is co-operating,” City of Kamloops capital projects manager Darren Crundwell said of work in recent weeks. “The bricks, paving stones, we got a lot more of those in. Had it got really cold and seen a lot of snow, we would have stopped that work. But

because it’s nice weather, we can keep going. We’ve been able to not sacrifice the quality and get the work done.” However, Crundwell said the extra work does not necessarily mean further shortening up of the project’s timeline (the project is already expected to be completed several months earlier than initially expected). Crundwell said there is still a lot of work that needs to take place now through the spring, when the project will conclude for good. Civil and paving work has concluded with the settling in of winter, but third party utility work will con-

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Missing man not seen in a month Police continue their search for a Kamloops man not seen in nearly a month. Richard Jules was last seen on Nov. 23. Search efforts by police, community members and search-and-rescue crews have turned up no sign of the 48-yearold. As of Dec. 20 (when this edition of KTW went to press), Jules remained missing, according to Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said. “At this point in the investigation, there is no indication of criminality in his disappearance,” she said. “Our file will remain open until Richard is found.” Jules was last seen at his home. He is a First Nations man standing fivefoot-five and weighing about 95 pounds. He has short brown hair and may be wearing a red and white winter jacket with work boots. He may also be sporting a moustache. Shelkie asked anyone with information about Jules’ whereabouts to contact police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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2019 crime are expected to be presented to

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Kamloops’ top cop says the city’s police were kept extra busy in 2019. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, RCMP Supt. Syd Lecky said a number of units within the Kamloops detachment worked at or over capacity over the course of the year. The detachment’s serious crime unit worked on three homicide investigations as well as to a number of additional high-profile incidents. Overall, the detachment’s officers responded to more than 42,000 calls for service in 2019. “Daily, officers in


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WEDNESDAY, December 25, 2019

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SHENG DAN KUAI LE

Dr. Preety Desai

Nine-year-old KTW reader Grace sent in this beautiful depiction of Frosty posing beside a Christmas tree in front of a mountainous backdrop.

PART III: “YOU NEED TO HAVE ALL YOUR TEETH TAKEN OUT”

… may be one of the most devastating statements a dentist can make to someone! The loss of even ONE tooth is a life changer ~ it is the loss of a body part! The consequences for that decision may be dentures or dental implants, but whatever the choice, it is bound to change your lifestyle and make a dent in your wallet. Let me be clear, as a periodontist, I am a specialty trained for determining ‘predictability’ or prognosis of your tooth’s foundation. There are some people who are told that they need their teeth out but they could have SAVED their teeth and gone another route! Sometimes, dentists or hygienists make assumptions about periodontal disease that seem logical from a historical academic education. Yet there are countless examples in my practice of patients who were told to EXTRACT their teeth due to gum disease who still HAVE their teeth today. Of course, I have always believed that most teeth can be saved when intervened in time and found this to be true for over 24+ years of periodontal practice. Science also agrees with this. You would think that all treatment decisions are the same, that if one dentist comes to a conclusion, that must be the ONLY conclusion.Yet, there are many opinions, but science has still proven that the teeth you were born with are still better than what man can “replace them with”. There is always a second opinion. Whether in dentistry or medicine, another expert opinion sometimes finds a way that wasn’t considered initially. For example: a patient walks in with bad breath, some teeth that are loosening, and many deep periodontal pockets. The patient is told that the disease is so severe that the teeth need to come out. After initial debridement (it is NOT just “deep root cleaning”) and with a combination of low level laser therapy and anti-inflammatories, the bad breath is gone, the teeth start to tighten. The gums stop bleeding. In a matter months, the teeth are back to normal again with continued close monitoring and debridement, everything is healthy again. If you are told that you have periodontal disease that will result extraction of teeth, the first thing that you should do is to get a second opinion with the right periodontist. The right periodontist has diagnostic and treatment tools that will help you reverse the disease in many cases. And if not, the periodontist is the final judge on tooth longevity. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you saw a specialist before making a life-changing decision.

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other charity in the community. This year’s bears come in black and tan, each wearing a plaid bowtie and imprinted with a maple leaf on their paw. Customers also have the chance to enter a draw to win a larger version of the Share-a-Bear, as two winners will be drawn at each of the 197 BC Liquor Stores.


WEDNESDAY, December 25, 2019

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MEET YOUR LOCAL REALTORS • KAMLOOPS AND DISTRICT

Linda Turner

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155 & 159 OAK RD • $444,900 each side

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Real Estate (Kamloops)

I have lived in Kamloops for 27 years and I plan to make this city our retirement home. With years of direct sales experience I know how to market properties to achieve the most effective results. I have earned several top RE/MAX sales awards and was honored by our Kamloops Real Estate Association with the Realtor of the Year award. On a personal note, I enjoy travel, gardening and making stained-glass windows which I donate to raise money for charities. I also make a contribution from every sale to help the BC Children’s Hospital. My daughter, Kristy Janota and Adam Popien are members of my team and we would love to hear from you, to help make your buying or selling experience a pleasant one.

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CHRIS CHAN CINDY LEIBEL I have been a Realtor for just over 14 years, being born in the Kamloops area, I have raised my family here and am very proud of living in such a beautiful, friendly city.

Season’s Greetings Wishing You A Happy Holiday Season and A Healthy & Prosperous New Year

To me, this is a definite asset in welcoming new people as well as introducing current Kamloopsians to other areas of this fantastic region.

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In this incredibly busy market it is very important to be working with a Realtor who can provide you with any new listings promptly. If you would like me to be that person, please contact me and let’s get you packing. You can contact me by phone or email and I look forward to working with you.

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WEDNESDAY, December 25, 2019

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GLÆDELIG JUL

Judging by his art, nine-year-old Dylan is hoping to find a couple of big gifts under the tree this year.

Eight-year-old Katia’s Christmas tree drawing features colourful ornaments and an excellent topper.

Hope Your Christmas Is Fully Charged With Joy! At this merry time of year, we’re sending best wishes to the friends, neighbors, customers and associates we hold so dear here. We hope you get the message when we say how much we appreciate all of you!

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WEDNESDAY, December 25, 2019

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Eight-year-old Alabhya Maurya wants all to have a ho-ho-ho Christmas.

G N I X O B ON E

ow, most times when ol’ Ed looks for cows, it’s from the back of a horse. There were years when the drifting snow was so deep, Ed’s stirrups would be dragging as he broke trail to give those strays a path home. It’s the only way of getting cows home — sometimes. The winter of 1968 was a bad one. The snow was near five feet deep and the temperature hovered around -15 C. Ed and his boss flew the Knutsford area and spotted three strays holed up. They knew there was no way they would risk a good cow horse to break trail. They got out the snowmobile and a four-by-eight piece of plywood. With the snowmobile and a homemade sleigh loaded on the one-tonne, they drove as far as they could. When they spotted the strays, Ed roped the first one, threw her on her side and tied her legs together faster than a rodeo star.

They dragged the cow onto the sleigh, where Ed straddled her to keep her from sliding off. He grabbed the rope thrown to him and braced himself the same way he did in those long-ago glory days of riding bulls. It must have been a sight to see: a cowboy-mounted snowmobile, dragging a homemade sleigh, which was carrying a cow trussed up tighter than a Christmas turkey, with another cowboy covered in snow, holding

a rope and straddling the cow, which was so nervous that she kept spewing out remnants of what little she had eaten. Those cows made it home safe that Christmas As for Ed and his boss, they didn’t wait up for Santa that year. If St. Nick wanted to fly through the frigid air with a bunch of reindeer, he could go right ahead. They’d had enough of sleigh rides for one Christmas.

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KALA CHRISTOUYENNA SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER

Pine Grove Care Centre residents join Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz from St. Vincent de Paul to spread Christmas cheer to Kamloops seniors in the community. Donations were collected from family, friends, Pine Grove staff and Dr. Mehta. From left, residents Alice Isaksen, Marie Thompson, Ellen Wingfield, Audrey Golt, Sophie Aalto, Rose Gaschermann, Eila Bolling and Anne Plastiras. Recreation manager Wendy Romanowski, recreation staff Teresa Neves and Kristine Garcia and volunteers Jade Palmer, Cathy LeClair and Ron Golt help to fill gift bags. As a result, 100 local seniors will be feeling Pine Grove’s Christmas cheer. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Wishing you and yours sleighfuls of happiness at Christmastime and throughout the New Year! We hope this holiday season delivers everything you’ve been wishing for, right down to the last detail.

2019 has been a great ride for us, and we appreciate your support and trust along the way.

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A “cool penguin” is an integral part of 10-year-old Kasha Johnson’s drawing of Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole.

We value your trust in us, and are proud to serve you all year long.

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Rayleigh elementary student Sadie Hopp (left), Sierra Everett and Trevor Hopp are among the entire school body that donated food items, which will see three families adopted this Christmas. Students decorated a Christmas tree with handmade ornaments with names of food items that each student brought to school to be placed under the tree. The large amount of items collected were gift boxed and given to each of the families with gift certificates and cash for holiday help. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Still enraptured by one special Christmas BY RITA JOAN DOZLAW

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s my old memory serves me, the year I got a new baby was my best Christmas. Born in December, his birth changed some holiday traditions. For instance, the coloured lights and tree decorations had to wait, as did planning a Christmas dinner. My husband and I hoped to keep our tradition of serving the festive turkey, with all the trimmings, on Christmas Eve in order to free us up to visit friends and family on Christmas Day. However, with a brand new baby on tight baby-comes-first schedules, planning meals and baking, cleaning house and preparing gifts fell behind. In the last trimester of my pregnancy, I hobbled around, feeling pretty useless, but staying comfortable. When our beautiful baby boy arrived, all my priorities changed. There were far more important things to consider than my personal comfort. Our infant was in command and he was on demand. He was the reason I got up and the reason for everything I did. I multi-tasked like crazy. Good nutrition went out the window. I often opted to serve those tasteless pre-packaged-this and processed-that microwavable meals. Adequate rest proved to be a big challenge, as well — until I discovered that after

YOUR CHRISTMAS STORIES pulling the blanket around my wunderkind’s little bald head, I could sneak out of the nursery and sink into the daybed. I hung a large dark sheet over the window at mid-day to shut out the winter-wonderland glare. Dramatic night-time atmosphere allowed for power naps and, out into the magical real world of Christmas, I flung tedious traditions and clung only to the necessary routines of

managing a newborn. From one wash to the other, the clean fluff-dried items remained “stored” right there in the dryer, saving time from folding and sorting in closets and drawers. My husband, the dishwasher, creatively piled up the clean dishes to air dry and none got returned to their place in a cabinet. The day finally arrived when I felt rested enough to bundle our precious babe in a bunting, fill a cumbersome diaper bag with formula and paraphernalia and head for a mall to shop for Christmas items. Inside the double doors I logged, in my head, the whereabouts of all the women’s restrooms particularly the facilities offering a bench and a baby dressing table. Hours later, home with my loot, I tipped the department store bags upside down excitedly, showing my hubby all the neat things I purchased for Christmas. He asked, “Where are the gifts?” “There’s really only one,” I said as baby wipes, the latest disposable bibs and, of course, no-tears shampoo and more tumbled out of the bags. Then, the one special item appeared — a bright red Christmas stocking hiding an ornament engraved with “Baby’s First Christmas 1970.” That day, my eyes misted over as I embroidered the name “Leslie” on the long fuzzy sock. I filled the soft cavity with novelty soothers, sippy cups, baby powder and lotion, rattle toys and tiny cuddly garments. Our baby boy’s first stocking bulged at the seams.

Completely weary, but completely ready for Christmas, I suddenly remembered the traditional Christmas Eve dinner. Wasn’t that a big part of my original plan? I hadn’t paid attention to the calendar or the clock and it was already past bedtime. Christmas Eve! “There’s always tomorrow,” my hubby reminded me. Luckily, there were no invited guests to consider. I fed our little one, put him in his cradle and fell, dead tired, into my side of the big bed and cuddled my hubby under a crazy quilt. Dead-of-night feedings left me groggy on Christmas morning. Before even opening my eyes, I got a delectable whiff of a familiar scent — the succulent aroma of turkey roasting in the oven! I also heard the crackling of bacon and eggs frying in a pan. “Wake up, sleepy head, brunch is on,” my husband said, “Merry Christmas.” My proud and considerate hubby dried his hands on his aproned chest and reached down into the quilt to give me a hug. I sat up for the sweet surprise gift of breakfast in bed, along with the most precious gift he had ever given me — our newborn son. With our baby in my arms, I thanked the wonderful new daddy for his loving gifts. No other Christmas, before or since that quiet snowy morning, has measured up to be as blessed and memorable as Christmas 1970.

Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season As we tie up another year, we’re reminded of just how fortunate we are to do business in this warm and welcoming community. Thank you for your year-round support and friendship. We wish you and yours a most merry and beautiful Christmas.

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Merry Christmas

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She is eleven years of age, just newly arrived to Canada. Along with a young brother, parents, grandmother; her sister perished. She clings to her Syrian ideals, change is difficult. Labouring to master another language; new conventions, school. No matter the nightmares, escaping a war-torn country; it was hers. This is what she knows: Fleeing familiar native soil; refugee camps, repression, conflict. Now she must accept an environment foreign to her ancestry roots. Surely this transition has something better to offer, still she struggles. Her teacher admits her to class, snickering among students at her attire. Time passes; slowly the young girl verbalizes correct responses on her work. Dark circles under her eyes betray too much studying after day’s end, While helping family with their own learning; lasting long into the nights. The teacher can see the slight onset of the woman this child will become. Proud and strong: determined to be the best, but perhaps alone as well. How to break down these layers of armour forged over her fledgling years. Youth can be insensitive, in mistaking self-preservation for arrogance. Bullying and ridicule might flourish. As an educator she has seen this too often. Christmas a few weeks away: how to encompass her pupils and unite. An idea for her class; as many as are able, bring a grandparent to school. Talk about genealogy, present ethnic dishes, a story, folklore. What emanates as hope for understanding beginnings; grows in harmony. These seniors come one by one, day by day, pride in being invited. There are abundant second, third, fourth generation landed immigrants. Lineage throughout the globe: a multitude of cultures alongside each other. Stews and puddings, Jolloff rice, pierogi, mince pies, Borscht, tamales, Sushi,

Calamari, salted Cod, fruitcake, Samosa, smoked fish, dumplings, Bannock. Questions asked, customs told, a song in an exotic dialect. Adventures from a few, of travel to Canada. A new start — a new life. The last day before Christmas break, the young girl enters school. She gently leads her grandmother into the classroom, and helps her to sit. They bring flat bread, hummus, cheeses, olives, Baklava. This woman has considerable years, numerous tragedies; it shows on her face. The students are respectfully quiet as the girl finds the right translations on her grandmother’s words; ‘This is a Christmas tale from my birth country Syria: Legend tells that the youngest camel carrying the Three King or Magi who followed the star to search for Baby Jesus, Was drained by the long journey and fell down. Jesus Christ is said to have blessed the camel with immortal life. The children in Syria leave shoes outside their houses on the night before Epiphany, along with hay and some water to feed the camel. The next morning, these children eagerly search for their gifts in the shoes.’ The elderly woman went on to talk about an age-old tradition of shopping sprees during the holiday season, bonfires, And the passing of the ‘touch of peace’ from person to person. While the young girl interprets, she see’s several classmates smile, it is then she realizes through all adversities, friends emerge; her life has latitude. With Canada now her home, she need not give up her heritage; blending and creating a unique future. She has become the Canadian child. Her grandmother’s last words before departing, held meaning for everyone that day; For it has been and continues to be, the most wished expression at this time of year. “Milad Majid’ meaning ‘Merry Christmas’

Merry Christmas Here’s hoping you extract every bit of joy from this magical and happy season!

Thanks for giving us so many reasons to smile and filling our year with friendship and laughter. Friends and patients like you mean the world to us. Dr. Tuira, Dr. Podorieszach and the Dental Team

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Thank You

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In 2019 your patronage made all the difference. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we hope to see you soon!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Westsyde Dental.

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FELICEM DIEM NATIVITATIS Happy to have served you in 2019 & looking forward to seeing you in 2020!

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PRETTIGE KERST

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Ten-year-old Aliya’s holiday penguin is enjoying the slopes at Sun Peaks Resort.

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From Our Family to Yours,

Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas! Brightly wrapped boxes… stockings stuffed with surprises… fresh Christmas cookies… twinkling trees all aglow… Of all the special gifts the holiday season delivers, we appreciate the friendship of good folks like you most of all. Hailey, 7, has her penguin skating up a storm at Valleyview Arena.

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Smile it’s Christmas time

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One of my favorite Christmas memories growing up is going to my grandma and grandpa’s house on Christmas Eve to have dinner and open presents with all my cousins, aunts and uncles. Grandma always had all our favorite treats and would order pizza :) When I was older my aunt used to sneak me a rye and coke. – Kate Potter

Growing up in Iceland , my family didn’t celebrate Christmas on a huge scale. Instead we celebrated winter solstice. Iceland is dark for several months of the year, so knowing that the days are going to get lighter is very exciting. We used to gather seeds and carrots then go out on December 21 and scatter the food for wild animals. We’d then come home and eat; hot fruit soup with cream, cheese, breads and smoked lamb. – Liz Spivey

Since I am snoopy and can’t wait I have always been under the tree shaking and trying to figure out what things are. There are three occasions that really stand out. The first was a christmas we spent with relatives in Calgary and yes I had been snooping and opening the ends of the packages. Well Christmas morning when I opened the gift that was supposed to be “Fashion Plates” it was an empty box, apparently I said nothing. Two more occasions I could not for the life of me figure them out so they were the ones I was most excited about. One was a case of hairspray back in the 80’s, and the other turned out to be a ring from my mom but when I opened it all I saw were the four cans of Campbell’s soup to throw me off. – Jodi Lawrence

My favourite Christmas memory was last year when I got invited for my very first Christmas dinner. When I came to Canada in 2016, I had never experienced a true Christmas before. Coming from a different culture and growing up with different traditions, Christmas was just like any other festival. The experience of spending time, joy and happiness together was the most beautiful feeling of my year, when I happened to create a lifelong memory of my First Traditional Christmas. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. – Max Patel

I’ve been asked to write a few words about a personal favorite Christmas memory. As I look back and ponder on my 52 years of Christmases, searching the vast oceans of memories to try and find that single special moment to share, I’ve decided to sum up my memories by quoting the few short words memorialized by an individual who can be seen and heard throughout the Christmas season: Yippee ki-yay… - Don Levasseur

I remember when Dad would say to us, “It’s time to hunt for a Christmas tree.” We would bundle up in our warm ski suits and hop into the back of the old Scout and head up the mountain. We would walk out in the deep snow into the woods to find the perfect tree. We’d watch Dad cut down the most beautiful tree ever, then drag it home, falling in the deep snow and laughing all the way, with our puppy tagging behind. We’d also collect cedar boughs to decorate our house and make wreaths with.To this day, every time I smell cedar, fir or pine, I think of Christmas. – Linda Skelly

I was a young man (16) and was working one of my first jobs. I was told we couldn’t get our Christmas tree until payday. It may have been a tough Christmas financially for our family but I didn’t know at the time. I had already received my pay check and went down to the lot and got the biggest tree I could find and brought it home to the family. My parents cried, as I brought in the beautiful tree to be decorated. My greatest memory was not of getting presents but contributing to our families Christmas in the only way I knew how at the time. – Chris Wilson

Every year since my kids were little they get their picture on Santa’s lap, and as they got older I asked them to continue the tradition. Careful what you ask for! They decided to pull a prank on me and our nice warm fuzzy Santa pics have become an ongoing Joke in our house. My kids pull some crazy stunt involving Santa that usually is making fun of me and some embarrassing thing I have done that year. I decided to turn the tables on them and also visit Santa so it has become a bit extreme to be honest. Last year, we called a bit of a truce to go as a family and dress up in our favorite TV show characters from Schitts Creek. (The funny thing is my husband does not look enough like Eugene Levy so my ex husband has to be the one in the photo) Ironically this is now my favorite family photo.

– Tara Holmes

My childhood Christmas memories are so thick. I’m easily overcome with particular things at this time of year, especially the French-Canadian traditions. The ones I remember the most are walking to church for midnight mass with the whole family (seven of us). It was truly magical. We could hear the church bells ringing from the distance and as we approached the church we could hear the choir standing on the doorsteps, singing Christmas hymns. There was pure joy of everyone in the neighborhood getting together with friends and families for what was a to be a very special evening celebration. After mass, we make the trek home, where there was a feast awaiting us. We would each get only one present we could open that night, and the rest would have to wait for morning. This was a different time and place in the world and something that we need more of. Joyeux Noël et bonne et heureuse année à tous! – Ray Jolicoeur

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City councillor sells coffee shop to spend more time with family ‘To me, I value my family. That was my main reason,’ Mike O’Reilly says JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

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City of Kamloops DISCOVER BATS! 15 ACTIVITY PROGRAMS $

Bats are misunderstood and underappreciated. They’re also inWinter trouble from whiteGuide nose syndrome. Activity is out. Join community bat coordinator Vanessa Robinson on a IS NOW OPEN.creatures. journey toREGISTRATION learn more about these fascinating Walk upare Tranquille to view numbers them leaving Programs cancelledcreek if the minimum are nottheir met. roosts. Use a bat detector to ‘hear’ them. There’s so much to discover about bats. 18th of September. 7 pm to 9 pm. Singing Ages: 6–12 Meet in Pine Park parking lot, Tranquille.

This group singing program is designed to help your child discover their voice, build their confidence & develop their performance abilities. Kamloops Performance Company Thu Jan 09–Mar 12 5:00–6:00 pm 10/$100

Movers & Groovers

A Kamloops councillor has sold his downtown cafe in order to make time for family. Coun. Mike O’Reilly purchased Cafe Motivo on Victoria Street five years ago. He sold it to Kamloops couple Blair Harper and Carine Spiliotakis, with the business changing hands at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 18. O’Reilly called the sale “bittersweet,” noting he will miss customers who he said have become friends. “The biggest thing is I want to spend more time with my son,” O’Reilly said. “He’s 21 months now and I’ve talked to a lot of business people

that have been in business for decades and you don’t get that time back. To me, I value my family. That was my main reason.” O’Reilly said he plans to take the next few months off, while continuing in his roles as a city councillor and Thompson-Nicola Regional District director. Asked if selling his business will allow him more time for council and TNRD duties, O’Reilly said no because he already works “very hard on council.” While juggling business, family and council life thus far, O’Reilly said, he has skipped out on social events. More time will allow him to take part in those events, he said, and his busy life has not

impacted his ability to get the work done around the horseshoe in council chambers. O’Reilly has been a vocal advocate for the business community from the day his 2018 civic election campaign began. He said relinquishing his downtown business will not free him up to make more decisions without conflict because that has never been an issue. “Any decision I make, I make for what I feel to be the best interests for the City of Kamloops,” he said. “As a councillor, you have to do that. Every day you make a decision, it’s affecting someone personally.” Calling himself an “entrepreneur,” O’Reilly said he

plans to get back into business of some kind after his hiatus ends. O’Reilly is not the first councillor to step back from full-time job commitments. Coun. Kathy Sinclair left her role as executive director of the Kamloops Arts Council at the beginning of the term, Coun. Sadie Hunter left Thompson Rivers University to start her own business and Coun. Bill Sarai retired from his job as a Canada Post mail carrier. Meanwhile, Coun. Dale Bass is a retired journalist. Coun. Dieter Dudy operates Thistle Farms in Westsyde and Coun. Denis Walsh owns Movie Mart and The Vic coffee shop.

Nine-year-old Kathryn is wishing Kamloops a merry Christmas with her excellent depiction of a Christmas tree in a mountain setting.

Ages: 7–12

Get into dancing with this upbeat introduction to hip hop techniques. Each lesson will take you through a choreographed dance sequence. Before you know it, you’ll be dancing like a star! Sista’s Love to Dance Studio Sat Jan 11–Mar 14 10:15–11:00 am 10/$110

Pickleball Drills and Skills

In this clinic, you will be introduced to the sport of Pickleball through drills and game play. This program is in partnership with Mak Racquet Sports https://makracquetsports.ca Tournament Capital Centre – North Court Mon Dec 23 (Ages 19+), 1:00–2:30 pm $30 Fri Dec 27 (Ages 9-12), 10:30–12:00 pm $30 Dec Dec 31 (Ages 13-17), 1:00–2:30 pm $30

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Renae, 9, who drew the cutest reindeer this newspaper has ever seen, is hoping KTW readers have a sparkly, colourful Christmas.


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rcheology is a fascinating subject and the feeling of uncovering centuriesold artifacts is amazing. Interpreting the materials left behind by ancient peoples requires a broad-based education. As part of our university programs, we pursue training in anthropology (cultural and physical anthropology, archaeology and linguistics) and other disciplines to assist our understanding of archeological sites. These may include geology, geography, biology, chemistry, Indigenous studies, history and statistics. We also develop a variety of technical and technological skills to gather and analyze data. Archeologists often find themselves teaching and delivering presentations to the public, clients, regulators and schools about artifacts, sites and resource management. For instance, I work with the Local Government Management Agency provincial approving officers to improve archeological due diligence for development. Our Kamloops chapter of the Archaeological Society of British Columbia hosted a regular educational and public outreach display at the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market this past summer and will be hosting

Students in a Grade 5/6 class take part in an archeological excavation program. Students created a small archeological site representing a 3,000-yearold First Nations campfire activity area and a site representing a 19th-century Métis cabin.

an archeological speaker series this winter. Education is a common aspect of our lives, regardless of whether we work in the academic, regulatory or resource management spheres. One of the most satisfying programs in which I participated involved delivering an in-class archeological

excavation program for students in grades 5 and 6. I provided an introduction to archeology and its methods. We then discussed how elements of traditional First Nations and Métis lifeways and culture might be physically expressed and interpreted. The class was divided

in two sections. Group A created a small archeological site representing a 3,000-year-old First Nations campfire activity area, while Group B built a site representing a 19th-century Métis cabin. The groups then switched so that Group A excavated the site

built by Group B and vice versa. Using proper fieldwork procedures, the students excavated the sites in small teams to expose, map and record the artifacts. After “fieldwork” concluded, we undertook laboratory procedures to inventory the artifacts and make interpreta-

tions about what past behaviours they represented. The students then prepared short reports on their excavation programs and explanations of their recoveries. I loved delivering this program for a number of reasons. The program excited young people about the past and what could be learned from it. During the school open house, the students were so proud to show their parents the excavations and what they were learning. The best part was

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that the students learned far more than “just archeology” without realizing it. This hands-on activity required the students to think critically and creatively, use observational skills, take detailed notes and precise measurements, work collaboratively towards a specific goal, analyze data and communicate their results. Some of the children who had struggled with developing these skills during regular classroom lessons exhibited noticeable improvements through this experiential program. I don’t know if any of those grades 5/6 students decided to become archeologists, but they were able to build or improve their problem-solving, numeracy, analysis and literacy abilities in a program that didn’t feel like typical schoolwork. Those skills and the understanding they gained of Canada’s Indigenous peoples will serve them well in becoming flexible, broad-minded and skilled contributors in our society. Todd Paquin is a Kamloops-area archeologist. Interested in more? Go online to republicofarchaeology. ca. Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the Kamloops region. A group of archeologists working in the area contribute columns to KTW’s print edition and online at kamloops thisweek.com.


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WEEKLY CROSSWORDS

CLUES ACROSS 1. Hair care product 4. Looped 10. It’s present in all living cells 11. Choose 12. South Dakota 14. Cash machine 15. Of the pia mater 16. Ancient Egyptian documents 18. Layers at the back of the eyeballs 22. Not perceived 23. Look over 24. Improve a tire 26. Time zone 27. Main branch of Islam 28. Bark of the mulberry tree 30. Sea eagles 31. Records heart muscle activity (abbr.) 34. Famed Hollywood producer 36. Yuck!

37. Reject outright and bluntly 39. __ 500, car race 40. Small heap or pile 41. Type of degree (abbr.) 42. Contagious skin disease 48. Erases from a surface 50. In an enthusiastic way 51. Begin again 52. Intricately produced pattern 53. It flows NW to the Seine 54. Be obliged to repay 55. Southeast 56. Slip in 58. Leisure time activity 59. Breastbones 60. Sun up in New York

CLUES DOWN 1. More cloudy 2. Main course 3. Protect with plastic 4. Equally 5. Rebukes 6. Friend to a salesman 7. Warms up 8. Overshadow 9. Interior lineman in football 12. San Antonio hoopster 13. Comedian Cook 17. Time zone 19. First PM of India 20. Performing perfectly 21. A way to hide 25. Former NBA commissioner 29. Peter’s last name 31. Outlying suburb of London 32. Used to cut steak 33. Deep inlets 35. Type of tree

38. Done openly and unashamedly 41. Indigenous person of N. Africa 43. Confessed openly 44. A way to separate with an instrument 45. Influential journalist Tarbell 46. Manning and Roth are two 47. One who cares for horses in India 49. Something to believe in 56. Form of “to be” 57. Atomic #73

MATH MIND BENDER

Passcodes 2

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SUDOKU FUN BY THE NUMBERS

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

A smartphone uses a four-digit passcode, like 0131. Bob wants to reset the passcode so that certain rules are followed: • No 0 or 9 digits. • No duplicate digits. • Exactly two even digits and two odd digits. • Digits in reverse order (e.g. 7541). • No two consecutive digits can have consecutive values (e.g. no to 7641). How many different passcodes can be formed?

ANSWERS

Answer to last week PASSCODES PUZZLE! There are 9477 allowed passcodes.

For a more detailed solution, E-mail Gene at gene@shaw.ca. THIS PUZZLE IS BY GENE WIRCHENKO For more puzzles, articles, and full solutions e-mail Gene at gene@shaw.ca

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, if things seem to be a little confusing this week, take some time to pause and reflect. Maybe you are interpreting the data in the wrong way. Ask a friend to check your work.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Your generosity is limitless this week, Taurus. Your efforts will be rewarded to you in kind in the near future. Keep your charitable efforts coming.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Getting your point across to others may prove challenging, Gemini. Slow down and explain yourself clearly. Being amenable to compromise can help.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Your relationships have longevity and that is something to be proud of, Cancer. Keep doing all the right things to keep the ones you love close by.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Go with the flow when you anticipate something exciting coming your way, Leo. Let your hair down a little and enjoy the good times ahead.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, give something new and frivolous a try this week. You may find this experimentation sparks a new interest that proves rewarding for years to come.

DECEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 31, 2019 LIBRA

- Sept 23/Oct 23 Someone is very proud of what you have accomplished lately, Libra. If you find yourself in the spotlight, enjoy the much-deserved praise and attention.

SCORPIO

- Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, employ various ways of looking at situations that come your way. It is always beneficial to have an open mind. When a new project arrives, maintain your enthusiasm.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sometimes you need to be a bit pushy to get what you need, Sagittarius. Step up and part the crowds so you can reach your goal. Make sure your voice is heard.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 This is a good time to share positive thoughts with others, Capricorn. With the new year on the horizon, resolutions are at the forefront of many people’s minds.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, while you can expect a week full of energy and nonstop activity, you can manage to fit some fun into the mix. Start making plans with close friends.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20 You very well may learn something important over the next few days, Pisces. Keep your eyes and ears open to what’s around you.


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Found: Prescription glasses on November 26th at the Thompson Park Mall. 250554-2940.

Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000 (250) 376-6607

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Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650.

Daylight 2bdrms. Brock. Private entr. $1200 inclds everything. N/P. 250-319-1911.

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Art & Collectibles BUYING & SELLING: Vintage & mid-century metal, teak, wood furniture; original signed paintings, prints; antique paper items, local history ephemera; BC pottery, ceramics. 4th Meridian Art & Vintage, 104 1475 Fairview, Penticton. Leanne@4thmeridian.ca

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2005, 38’ RV trailer 2 slides, sleeps 6, appl incld, fully loaded, $14,000. 236-421-2251.

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2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 HD. w/1994 11ft. camper. $14,500/both. 778-220-7372.

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1972 Triple E motor home 25’ 77,000miles 402 Chev lots of extras $7,000 250-523-9495

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Ultra Light Ride Snowboard w/bindings, never used. $375. Arc Solomon snowboard w/bindings $325. 578-7776.

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2-Bdrms, level entry, shrd laundry. N/S, Sm pet. $1200 util incld. 250-376-1136.

Case Collector Tractor only 1950s. $500. 1958 Case (utility) 350 Tractor w/blade, chains, front-end loader. $800. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.

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ATVs / Dirt Bikes Yamaha Grizzly ATV. KMS 011031 $3,800. 250-579-3252

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1965 Mercury 4dr., hardtop. 55,000 miles. 390-330HP. $4,000. 250-574-3794

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Legal/Public Notices NOTICE OF DISPOSAL SALE Take Notice that Storage Vault Canada Doing business as Storage For Your Life, Intends to sell the following vehicle: 2009 Chrysler Sebring VIN# K1C3LC46B79N553 Owner Deborah McLeod. Amount of Debt: $2253.75. The Sale will be held on or after January 4, 2020 At 1298 Kootenay Way. Kamloops, BC. V2H 1K2.

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of

Janet Norah Wallace March 1, 1937 – December 24, 2011

Roger David Thompson September 19, 1940 – November 2, 2019

It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Roger David Thompson. Roger passed away peacefully with his wife Shirley and son Brian by his side. Roger was a gentle soul and a kind and caring man. He was so very brave and courageous. He fought so hard to stay with us but it wasn’t meant to be. Roger was born in Vancouver and met his wife and best friend Shirley in 1962. They were married in 1963 and Roger took his apprenticeship in printing and worked for Evergreen Press. They moved to Port Alberni in 1970 where he worked for the Alberni Valley Times newspaper. In 1974, they moved to Kamloops and he worked for the Kamloops Daily News until his early retirement in 1994.

Janet our love never fades how we wish that you would have been able to cuddle your three great-granddaughters

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Retirement suited Roger as he loved to paint pictures (any medium) and he loved to carve. We treasure his birds, ducks, rolly bears and cottonwood faces. Roger also did stained glass work, mostly hummingbirds. He kept very busy in his retirement. He is a past member of the Thompson Valley Rock Club and got very excited when he found a good rock to be cut and polished. He also loved being a member of the Juniper Sam’s RV Club. Roger liked nothing better than taking his truck and camper out with

the love of his life Shirley and enjoying the good times with all the members. He enjoyed travelling across Canada, his trip to Yellowstone National Park, his stay in Casa Grande, Arizona and the cruise to Alaska were also highlights. Roger enjoyed his Thursday luncheons with “the boys”.

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Roger is survived by his loving wife Shirley, loving son Brian, sister Gladys (Bob) Scribner, sisterin-law Lorraine Silbernagel, brother-in-law Jim (Marion), nieces, nephews and their families. Also many good friends are left to cherish his memory. Roger was predeceased by his sons Dennis in 1970 and Richard “Rick” in 2019, parents Bill and Nina Thompson, his in-laws John “Jack” and Anne Scott and nephew Steven Nelson.

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By request, there will be no formal service but in the spring a celebration will take place. The family would like to express their gratitude to friends and family for showing their love and support through this difficult time.

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In lieu of flowers and if desired a donation to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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Robert “Bob” Jack Thomson

September 17, 1939 – December 14, 2019

Her Journey’s Just Begun Don’t think of her as gone away, Her journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets, This earth is only one.

Bob left us on December 14, 2019, with his family surrounding him. He is survived by his wife Linda, daughter Tracy and son Randy (Claudia) and his grandchildren Jack, Amelie and Tomas, his sister Shirley (Peter) and sister-in-law Florence Thomson. Bob was born in Princeton, BC on September 17, 1939 to Ida and Scotty Thomas and grew up in Copper Mountain, BC. Bob moved to Kamloops with Linda in 1969. He enjoyed many years on the river with his many pets, his children Tracy, Randy and their friends. Water skiing and fishing with all the kids was his specialty. There will be no service, but there will be a gathering by the river in memory of Bob in the summer of 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA in memory of Bob.

Just think of her as resting, From the sorrows and the tears, In a place of warmth and comfort, Where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing, That we could know today, How nothing but our sadness, Can really pass away. And think of her as living, In the hearts of those she touched, For nothing loved is ever lost; And she was loved so much. by E. Brenneman


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