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Passed on: January 6th, 2013

On Sunday, January 6th, 2013, Noel Michell of Kamloops, B.C. passed away peacefully surrounded with the love of family. He was 80 years old.

Noel is survived by his beloved wife Katy of 49 years, son Ralph Michell, granddaughters Hannah, Gillian, daughter Susan (Jason) McGillivray and grandchildren Meghan, Matthew, Amanda, cousins Red (Sara) Williams, Gary (Jen) Reynolds, Mary (Jack) Dawes, Marcia (Larry) Sedola, Linda (John) Rhodes and close friend and neighbor George Little. Noel was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a friend to many.

Noel was born to parents Bert (Gladys) Michell on Christmas Day at Mrs. Phillips Nursing Home, Kamloops. He lived his entire life on Jocko Creek Ranch south of Kamloops. He dedicated his life to ranching, family and friends. He was a great stockman with years spent herding large flocks of sheep in the Hooshum Mountain ranges south of Merritt and later raising Hereford and Angus cattle at the home ranch. Noel always rode a good horse and enjoyed riding and working with his animals. He was a steward of the land, with a great love of nature and respect for animals. He was a hard working man with a kind, generous heart.

Dad treasured his time with friends and family, and truly enjoyed his grandchildren. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his grandchildren in school, sports, arts and 4-H.

Many thanks for the help and support his neighbors and fellow ranchers extended to him throughout his life, and to Dr. Proctor, the nurses at the Kamloops Cancer Clinic, and the staff of Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for the care they provided him.

"Loved with a love beyond all telling,
Missed with a grief beyond all tears,
To the world he was just one
To us he was the entire world."

A Memorial Service will be held at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations can be forwarded to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice.

"May he ride with the wind
always at his back"

Arrangements entrusted to
Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services


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