The Tinkler Family

Arthur Abraham Brambell Tinkler

Arthur Abraham Tinkler and Annie Evelyn (Kilroy) Tinkler
Arthur Abraham Tinkler and Annie Evelyn (Kilroy) Tinkler
Birth: 14 January 1888, at 4 Brighton Terrace, Rathmines, county Dublin, Ireland
Unnamed male child was born on Fourteenth January 1888 at 4 Brighton Terrace, the son of David Henry Tinkler, teacher, of 4 Brighton Terrace, and Frances Catherine Tinkler formerly Bramble.

Father: David Henry Tinkler

Mother: Frances Catherine (Brambell) Tinkler

Married: Anne Evelyn Kilroy on 3 July 1907 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Canadian Union Messenger 23 August 1967 p374
    Diamond Anniversary
  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tinkler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 3, the Centennial year of Canada. Both were born in Ireland, he in Dublin and she in County Meath. They came to Canada in 1907. They were married that year in Winnipeg. Brother Tinkler was employed by the T. Eaton Co. In 1909, Mrs. Tinkler's sister and her family also came out from Ireland, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Large, Louis, Jack and Sheila. That year the two families took up homesteads in the Goose Lake area near Vanscoy in Saskatchewan.
  In 1936, the family moved to British Columbia. They lived on Vancouver Island, in the Fraser Valley and in 1959 moved to the Okanagan Valley. While in Saskatchewan the Tinkler family embraced the Third Angel's Message and were baptized by Elder Luther Long. Their daughter, Kathleen, attended Battleford Academy. Their son, Desmond, is a minister and is now president of the Maritime Conference. Kathleen Bayliss and Hubert, her husband, live near her parents on the Joe Rich Road overlooking beautiful Lake Okanagan. Evelyn Abbey and her husband live at Creston, British Columbia. The Tinklers have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They are strong in faith and look forward eagerly to the coming of Jesus and a home in heaven.
  (MRS.) AMY S. WAGNER, Press Sec. Rutland SDA Church

Children:
Occupation: Drapers (1907); Farmer

Notes: Arthur emigrated to Canada aboard the Tunisian which sailed from Liverpool on 2 May 1907, arriving in Quebec on 11 May 1907. Arthur Tinkler is recorded as single, aged 19, a draper, born in Ireland. His destination is Winnipeg. Also on board the Tunisian was Anne Kilroy, whom Arthur was to marry in Winnipeg less than two months later. Although they are not listed together in the manifest, it seems likely that they knew each other in Ireland and booked passage together - the two travelled using tickets with consecutive numbers, 27329 and 27330.

Death: 4 March 1981 in Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, of acute cholecystitis, resulting from cholelithiasis, aged 93
Canadian Adventist Messenger 7 May 1981 p14
    OBITUARIES
TINKLER—Arthur Tinkler was born in Dublin, Ireland on January 14, 1888 and died in Kelowna, B.C. on March 4, 1981 at the age of 93 years. He came to Canada at the age of nineteen and lived for a number of years in Winnipeg where he married Annie Kilroy. They homesteaded in Saskatchewan.
  He is survived by one son, Elder Desmond Tinkler and two daughters, Kathleen Bayliss and Evelyn Abbey, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
      Harley Schander, Pastor Rutland S.D.A. Church

 
Gravestone of Arthur Abraham Tinkler
Gravestone of Arthur Abraham Tinkler in Kelowna Memorial Park cemetery, Kelowna, British Columbia
photograph from findagrave.com
Buried: 9 March 1981, in Kelowna Memorial Park cemetery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Arthur is buried in plot C 3 99 79.

Census & Addresses:
1901: Malone Avenue, Shankhill, Belfast, county Antrim
1911: Saskatoon district, Saskatchewan
1981: 2255 Ethel Street, Kelowna, British Columbia   (British Columbia Death Registrations #81-09-004582)

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Desmond Ernest Tinkler

Desmond Ernest Tinkler
Desmond Ernest Tinkler
Birth: 2 October 1909, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ernest Desmond Tinkler was born 02/10/1909 in Winnipeg, the son of Annie Evelyn Tinkler formerly Kilroy

Father: Arthur Abraham Brambell Tinkler

Mother: Anne Evelyn (Kilroy) Tinkler

Married: Viola Ruth Brown on 24 September 1939, at Chilliwack Seventh Day Adventist church, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Desmond Ernest Tinkler is recorded as a bachelor, aged 30, born in Winnipeg, Man., Canada, the son of Abraham Arthur Tinkler, born in Dublin, Ireland, and Annie Evelyn Kilroy, born in Kildare, Ireland. Desmond is a colporteur, resident at P.O. Prince George, B.C. Viola Ruth Brown is recorded as a spinster, aged 23, born in Edmonton, Alberta, the daughter of Richard Allen Brown born in Clinton, Ontario, and Viola Ruth Longard, born in Tantallon, Nova Scotia. The bride is a stenographer resident at 2718 Alberta Street, Vancouver, B.C. The marriage was witnessed by Elvin Abbey, of Chilliwack, B.C. and G. Maurer (?)

The Chilliwack Progress 27 September 1939 p2
  TINKLER - BROWN
Autumn leaves and cedar boughs with dahlias and gladioli formed the setting of a quiet wedding at Chilliwack Seventh Day Adventist church when at 11 a.m. on September 24 Viola Ruth, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Brown, Edmonton, became the bride of Desmond Ernest Tinkler, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Tinkler, Sardis. The ceremony was performed by Elder E. A. Beavon, Vancouver. Given in marriage by her mother, the bride looked lovely in a shimmering gown of India brown silk, family heirloom. Her veil fell from a Dolly Varden hat of net. She carried an open Bible, a present from the groom, on which lay a spray of small pink lillies. The bride's attendant was her youngest sister, Marlene, wearing a floor length pink silk dress with pink net bolero and carrying an arm bouquet of baby asters and fern. The groom was supported by Elvin Abbey. Soloist was Miss Kathleen Tinkler, sister of the groom, who rendered "Ah Sweet Mystery of Life." Miss Evelyn Tinkler played the nuptial music, A large number of friends from Vancouver, Chilliwack and Promontory attended. A small reception was held at the home of the groom's parents following which the bride and groom left for a short honeymoon to be spent at Burns Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Tinkler will reside at Prince George.

Canadian Union Messenger 10 October 1939 p8
    Colporteur Weddings
  Two particularly interesting weddings took place in British Columbia in the month of September. The bridegrooms in both cases were successful colporteurs. Both the brides were workers in this cause, one being a school teacher, (well known at College Heights, Alberta) and the other a stenographer in the B. C. Conference office. Both weddings, we are pleased to state, were solemnized in the House of God. Very fittingly, scarlet maple leaves featured in the
decorations in both instances.
..
  On September 24, in the Chilliwack Seventh-day Adventist Church, Viola Ruth Brown was married to Desmond Ernest Tinkler. Together they will engage in colporteur work and do lay missionary work in the neighborhood of Prince George, B. C.

Viola Ruth (Brown) Tinkler
Viola Ruth (Brown) Tinkler in the business office in the Newfoundland Mission Conference (1960)
Viola, who used her middle name, Ruth, was born on 26 September 1915, in Edmonton, Alberta, the daughter of Richard Allen Brown and Viola Ruth Longard. At the time of her marriage in 1939, she was a stenographer. Ruth died on 27 May 1996 in Lacomb, Alberta, and was buried in Grandview cemetery, Armstrong, British Columbia.
Canadian Adventist Messenger July 1996 p21
TINKLER-Mrs. Ruth (Brown) was born September 26, 1915, in Edmonton, Alberta, and died May 27, 1996, at Lacombe after a lengthy illness. She met Desmond Tinkler while attending Canadian Junior College and they were married in 1939. Spanning 40 years, from B.C. to Newfoundland, they served together in colporteur work, Bible instructor work, evangelistic work, radio ministry, pastoral-evangelism, and church administration.
  Ruth will be greatly missed by her daughter, Joyce Van Scheik, grandsons Bill and Rick, one brother, and two sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Pastors Dennis Braun and Norm How at Ponoka, Alberta, and Pastors Walter Bergey and Marvin Suiter at the Grandview, B.C. church cemetery. Ruth rests in the hope of reuniting with Des on the great resurrection morning.

Census & Addresses:
1916: Eden Park Lot 6 Block 8, Edmonton, Alberta
1939: 2718 Alberta Street, Vancouver, British Columbia   (marriage record)
1972: R.R. 3, Armstrong, B.C.   (Canadian Union Messenger 29 February 1972 p81)

Occupation: Colporteur (1939); Clergyman
Canadian Union Messenger 25 May 1937 p8
  DESMOND TINKLER left Tuesday on his motorcycle for Vancouver, from where he will start out for his canvassing territory in northern B. C.

Canadian Union Messenger 1 February 1938 p7
  During the late fall last year, Desmond Tinkler, colporteur-evangelist, came to Prince George and left his mark of earnestness and consecration in his labors. At least one soul has responded to literature and invitation who was first contacted by Brother Tinkler. A young lady purchased "Bible Readings" which she treasures highly, and is now attending our lectures and appears deeply interested.

Desmond Ernest Tinkler and Viola Ruth (Brown) Tinkler
Elder and Mrs D. E. Tinkler
Canadian Union Messenger 2 May 1956 p109
    New Home Missionary Leader
  The man selected as home missionary leader for this growing conference has a big responsibility. In addition to promotion of lay activities and missionary work he sponsors the welfare and disaster relief, temperance, Sabbath school, Ingathering and Dorcas work. It requires a man of varied talents and gifts for such an important assignment.
  Recently the Conference Committee was in session and study was given to the selection of a home missionary secretary. Elder Desmond E. Tinkler, a former worker in the British Columbia Conference, was unanimously selected for this important position.
  Elder Henriksen and his committee were very reluctant to release Elder Tinkler. They felt, however, inasmuch as his responsibilities are to be on a conference-wide level and his position is elective they should not stand in his way of advancement to a position of wider service and responsibility and therefore released Brother Tinkler for this appointment. He is well known in a number of churches and districts of this conference where he has formerly served. His many friends in British Columbia will welcome the news that he is returning for another period of service.
  Brother Tinkler will receive the same support and backing that was given to his predecessor, Elder A. W. Bauer. We shall pray that the work may move forward under his leadership and that God will bless Elder and Mrs. Tinkler as they return to this conference.

Canadian Union Messenger 13 May 1959 p1157
    A Warm Welcome to the New President
...
  Attending the session for the first time was Pastor D. E. Tinkler, recently appointed President of the Seventh-day Ad­ventist Church in Newfoundland. Pastor Tinkler brings to this field a rich experi­ence in the departments of our work, and a most successful pastoral and evangelistic ministry. We welcome him warmly, and pledge again our wholehearted inter­est and participation in the work of the church and pray for him the Lord's con­tinued blessing.

Canadian Union Messenger 10 April 1963 p113
    New President For the Maritimes
  The Maritime Conference Committee voted to invite Elder D. E. Tinkler, president of the Newfoundland Mission, to be their new president. Elder L. L. Bock, former Maritime Conference president, has already taken up his duties as president of the Ontario-Quebec Conference.
  Elder Tinkler comes to the Maritimes with a helpful background in pastoral, evangelistic, departmental and administrative experience. For the past four years he gave able leadership as president of the Newfoundland Mission. His previous service was in the British Columbia and Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conferences as pastor-evangelist and later he was called back to British Columbia to serve as Home Missionary, Sabbath School and Public Relations Secretary. He was born in Saskatchewan, while his wife, the former Ruth Brown, was born in Nova Scotia.
  I am confident that the membership of the Maritime Conference will appreciate the leadership of Elder Tinkler as he assumes his new responsibilities. Please remember Elder and Mrs. Tinkler as they make their plans to move to Moncton. Without a doubt their presence will be greatly missed by all our believers in Newfoundland, but I am sure the best will be wished for them in the Master's service.
      J. W. BOTHE, President Canadian Union Conference

Desmond Ernest Tinkler and Viola Ruth (Brown) Tinkler
Desmond and Ruth Tinkler in 1965
Canadian Union Messenger 5 June 1963 p210
    President Tinkler Arrives
  Elder D. E. Tinkler and Mrs. Tinkler recently arrived in Moncton to take up his new duties as the President of the Maritime Conference. He and his wife have spent the past four years in St. John's, Newfoundland where he served as President of the Newfoundland Mission.
  A warm welcome goes out to them from each member of the Maritime Conference as they come to work in this new field of endeavour. May God richly bless them as they continue their labour for the Master in the Maritime Conference.

Canadian Union Messenger 4 September 1968 p358
Pastor Desmond Tinkler is replacing Pastor Mustow as pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the North Okanagan.

Canadian Union Messenger 29 February 1972 p81
    Elder Tinkler Retires Before Sixty-five
A Poem by Mrs. Desmond Tinkler Portrays Her Husband's Various Fields of Labour in the Work of the Church

  On December 31 Pastor Desmond Tinkler retired from active service after thirty-two years in various conferences in Canada. Beginning as a colporteur, then Bible worker, district leader, conference president and pastor, his years of service are summarized in the following verses composed and recited by Mrs. Tinkler at farewell gatherings held by the churches in the North Okanagan:

'Twas back in nineteen fifty-two at Hope Camp Meeting when
The hand of ordination was laid on four young men.
Their names were William Soloniuk, in footsteps of his father,
Mel Erickson and Harold Dawes; Des Tinkler was the other.

We wives were on the platform with befitting mien and dress.
We each felt awed and solemn for our calling, Shepherdess.
Down in the front our children sat; strict attention they did pay
For they were model preachers' kids — little angels for a day!

As Elder Branson gave the charge both Des and I were thinking,
Could this be happening to us or were we only dreaming?
For we had pledged throughout our lives colporteurs we would be
And we enjoyed that thrilling work through beautiful B.C.

But the conference had invited us Bible work to do
With illustrious evangelists, Elders Reeves and Freeman too.
After every big campaign the committee we'd implore,
"Please let us go back canvassing and be our own boss once more."

Elder Clemenson advised, "Don't be in such a hurry;
Stay with this work and we will send you to the seminary."
What a privilege this was to study in Washington
With theology instructors, Elders Froom and Anderson.

Then followed district leadership up north where folks were loggin',
Then to warmer Fraser Valley and the sunny Okanagan.
Evangelism was our theme; we held meetings here and there
In halls and tents and theatres with experiences rare.

Then came a call to Saskatoon. We there the winter spent.
The worst storms in living memory; the gales would not relent.
Till Elder Smithwick called from Mission. He phoned at midnight hour,
"For the departments you are needed succeeding Elder Bauer."
With Shasta trailer and Oldsmobile we were at home on wheels.
Our time was spent with pastors, assisting in their fields.

Next came a call to Newfoundland, the gem of the Atlantic.
Living was fun except by times me thinks it could be frantic,
For the task was multitudinous — head of departments ten,
Radio station, Book and Bible House and President thrown in.

We crossed the island many times; from shore to shore we drove
And hitch-hiked on the fish boats on trips to Cottrell's Cove.
Every time we crossed the straits, Port aux Basque to Sydney town
Des was sick nigh unto death with more meals up than down.

The next call was to Maritimes; President was on his door.
A continual round of interviews, committees by the score.
It had its compensation seeing progress in the work.
There were many trips from east to west. Not a meeting we did shirk.
The Maritimes are wonderful, the people unsurpassed.
The climate there is moderate and seldom overcast.

Then came the urge and longing to pastor once again, —
Evangelism and personal work, drawing close to souls of men.
So this he told to Elder Bothe who gave a listening ear.
"If this is your conviction, nothing need interfere."

Now in ministerial ethics when you leave a place you're gone.
You don't return or hang around nor correspondence carry on.
But Elder How called us to Vernon — we had served there twice before.
A nicer place we couldn't find. What could we ask for more.
The work has been rewarding and the greatest thrill of all
Was baptizing those who took their stand when they heard the gospel call.

Now we are retiring — before we're sixty-five.
There are many things we want to do while yet we're still alive.
We must not lose our vision nor our mission here to spurn.
We must bend our every effort to hasten His return.

Then there'll be no more Ingathering for money or for souls;
No more funerals or weddings, no more sermons or no goals.
We will thank you heavenly Father for the privilege divine
To be workers in His cause — O what happiness sublime!

Now we'd like to have you call on us — just for old time's sake.
You'll find us nestled in the trees on the shore of Otter Lake.

         V. RUTH TINKLER
       R.R. 3, Armstrong, B.C.

Death: 31 December 1992 in Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, aged 83
Canadian Adventist Messenger March 1993 p27
TINKLER—Desmond Ernest was born October 2, 1909 at Magee, Saskatchewan and passed to his rest December 31, 1992 in Kelowna, B.C.
  In 1952 he was ordained to the ministry at Hope camp meeting and served in northern British Columbia, the Fraser Valley, and the Okanagan regions. Elder Tinkler was President of the Newfoundland Conference for four years and then became President of the Maritime Conference. Later he felt an urge to pastor again and was called to Vernon, B.C. to work in Evangelism.
  At retirement in 1972, he and his wife Ruth set out for Solusi College in East Africa where their daughter Joyce and her husband were missionaries.
  Shortly after their return from Africa, Pastor Desmond suffered a stroke which paralyzed his left side. Cerebral surgery at Loma Linda restored him to a measure of health. He and Ruth spent winters in Yuma, Arizona where they worked in community services, and in Mexico where they worked on Project Orphanage.
  Through several surgeries and illnesses, Desmond maintained his courage and trust in the Lord. He is greatly missed by his loving wife, Ruth; daughter, Joyce and son-in-law Bill Van Scheik; two sisters, two grandsons, and many friends who look forward to that great resurrection day.
  Funeral services were conducted from the Rutland SDA Church with Pastors Todd Miller, James Fox and Harold Reimche officiating.
 
Gravestone of Desmond Ernest Tinkler and Vera Ruth Brown
Gravestone of Desmond Ernest Tinkler and Vera Ruth Brown in Grandview cemetery, Armstrong, British Columbia
photograph from findagrave.com
Buried: 4 January 1993, in Grandview cemetery, Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada.
The gravestone reads:
    TINKLER
BECAUSE HE LIVES—WE TOO SHALL LIVE
Desmond / 1909 - 1992
V Ruth / 1915 - 1996


Census & Addresses:
1911: Saskatoon district, Saskatchewan
1916: Saskatoon district, Saskatchewan
1939: Prince George, British Columbia   (British Columbia Marriages #39-09-477943)
1992: 412 Houghton Road, Kelowna, British Columbia   (British Columbia Death Registrations #024098)

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Kathleen May (Tinkler) Bayliss

Kathleen May (Tinkler) Bayliss
Kathleen May (Tinkler) Bayliss
photograph from Maritime Pulse March 2013 p27
Birth: 21 July 1912, in Pike Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

Father: Arthur Abraham Brambell Tinkler

Mother: Anne Evelyn (Kilroy) Tinkler

Married: Hubert George Oliver Bayliss on 7 January 1942, in the Seventh Day Adventist church, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The Chilliwack Progress 3 December 1941 p13
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Tinkler, Sardis, announce the engagement of their elder daughter, Kathleen May, to Hubert George Bayliss, son of Mrs. Bayliss and the late Joseph Bayliss of Victoria. The wedding will take place January 7, 1942 in the Seventh Day Adventist church at Victoria.

The Daily Colonist 9 January 1942 p5
      Weddings
  BAYLISS-TINKLER

  A quiet wedding was solemnized on Wednesday night, after the midweek meeting, in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, when Kathleen May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tinkler, Sardis, B.C., became the bride of Mr. Hubert G. O. Bayliss, son of Mrs. Bayliss, and the late Mr. Joseph Bayliss, of this city. Rev. Clifford A. Reeves,Vancouver, officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Evelyn Tinkler and her sister were the bridesmaids. The bride looked lovely in a pin-stripe suit with a corsage bouquet of pink roses and heather. Mr. Lesley Gurney supported the groom. Mr. T. P. Andrews, the church organist, played the wedding music, which was composed of sacred selections, including “Love That Passeth Knowledge,” during the signing of the register. After their honeymoon the bride and groom will make their home at 3008 Douglas Street, Victoria. 

Hubert George Oliver Bayliss and Kathleen May (Tinkler) Bayliss
Hubert George Oliver Bayliss and Kathleen May (Tinkler) Bayliss (1964)
Hubert was born on 4 January 1907 in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, the son of Joseph Bayliss and Ada Louisa Oliver. He emigrated to Canada aged 5, with his mother and siblings, aboard the Megantic which departed Liverpool on 25 May 1912 and arrived in Quebec City on 3 June 1912. He worked as a public relations man at Branson Hospital, as well as being a colporteur for the Adventist church. Hubert's death certificate lists him as a salesman in the health food industry. Kathleen's obituary states that the couple "operated a successful health food store in Kelowna".

A poem written by Hubert was published published in the Review and Herald, an official magazine of the Seventh Day Adventist church:
Review and Herald 15 July 1965 p6
     A Man of God
     By HUBERT G. BAYLISS
   I want to be a man of God—
As honest as the day is long,
To love the right and hate the wrong,
To put in weary lives a song,
And show the weak they can be strong.
  I want to be a man of God!

  I long to be a man of God—
True to the duty of each day,
Living the truth in a loving way,
Pointing heavenward, not to clay,
Trusting in Christ my only stay.
  I long to be a man of God!

  I need to be a man of God—
Filled with the Spirit, heaven's dower,
Kept by my Saviour every hour,
Walking with God while storm clouds lower,
The times demand a mighty power.
  I need to be a man of God!


Hubert died on 30 September 1989 in Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowns, BC, of senile dementia, aged 82, and was
Gravestone of Hubert George Oliver Bayliss
Gravestone of Hubert George Oliver Bayliss in Kelowna Memorial Park cemetery, Kelowna, British Columbia
photograph from findagrave.com
buried on 4 October 1989 in Kelowna Memorial Park cemetery.
Canadian Adventist Messenger December 1989 pp19-20
BAYLISS—Hubert George Oliver Bayliss was born on January 4, 1907 in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, England. Upon immigrating to Canada he lived in Victoria, BC and as a young adult gave his heart to Jesus and was baptized. On January 7, 1942 he was married to Kathleen Tinkler and to their union two daughters, Hetty and Eileen were born.
  Hubert died on September 30, 1989, at the age of 82, at Kelowna, BC. Left to mourn his passing: his loving companion Kathleen; daughters Hetty Rimmer and Eileen Moores; and one sister.
  Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Marvin Suiter, Pastor Walter Bergey, and Pastor Dan Jackson at the Orchard City Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kelowna, BC. Interment followed at the Kelowna City Cemetery.

Census & Addresses:
1911: Fawler, Oxfordshire: Hubert George Baylis is aged 4, born in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire
1942: 3008 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia   (The Daily Colonist 9 January 1942 p5)
1989: 1608 Walburn Road, R.R.#5, Kelowna, British Columbia   (British Columbia Death Registrations #016877)

Death: 26 December 2012 in Melville Lodge nursing home, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, aged 100
Maritime Pulse March 2013 p27
    OBITUARY
BAYLISS, Kathleen May (Tinker) was born in Pike Lake, Saskatchewan on July 21, 1912, the second child of Arthur and Annie Tinkler, who had immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1907. Kathleen's siblings were her older brother, Desmond, and her younger sister, Evelyn. Kathleen attended Battleford Academy in 1926 and became the first Seventh-day Adventist in her family.
She loved prairie life on the farm until her family moved to BC in 1935. On January 7, 1942 Kathleen married Hubert Bayliss in the Victoria, BC church. Two daughters, Hetty and Eileen, were born to them at Rest Haven Hospital, in Sidney, outside of Victoria. Kathleen faithfully upheld her colporteur husband from 1948 to 1962, and all through their 47 years of marriage. Her beautiful contralto voice inspired listeners at churches and camp-meetings. Kathleen and Hubert were charter members of the Orchard City Church, and during that time they operated a successful health food store in Kelowna, BC. They loved giving out Signs magazines, and having Bible studies. For years Kathleen memorized the Sabbath school memory verses and could repeat it each Sabbath. Kathleen and Hubert volunteered at the Voice of Prophecy office in Nairobi, Kenya in 1975 and 1976, and were world travellers. Kathleen loved God‘s creation, had extensive knowledge about birds and plants, and loved everyone. She passed away in the Melville Lodge nursing home in Halifax on December 26, 2012. Kathleen was predeceased by her infant grandson, Robert Craig Moores, in 1969, her loving husband, Hubert, in 1989, and her two sons-in-law, Jim Rimmer on November 10, 2012, and Robert Martin Moores on December 14, 2012. She is survived by her two daughters, Hetty Rimmer and Eileen Moores, five granddaughters, Colleen Wilkerson, Sharon
Shomette, Heather Harrington, Holly Bruestle, and Merrilee Moores, eight great-grandchildren, Christopher, Grant, Philip, Jack, Kyleigh, Claudia, Camille, Marina, and one great great-grandchild, Ryan.
The following Bible text seems particularly appropriate for Kathleen: Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Now Kathleen is sleeping in Jesus, awaiting the call of the Lifegiver.
 
Buried: in Kelowna Memorial Park cemetery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The grave is in plot D 4 140 5.

Census & Addresses:
1916: Saskatoon district, Saskatchewan
1942: 3008 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia   (The Daily Colonist 9 January 1942 p5)
1967: Joe Ridge Road, Lake Okanagan, British Columbia   (Canadian Union Messenger 23 August 1967 p374)
1989: 1608 Walburn Road, R.R.#5, Kelowna, British Columbia   (British Columbia Death Registrations #016877)

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