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Trying to find the family in a portrait found at a Kamloops thrift store

This family photo was found in a picture frame Dallas Kempfle bought at Value Village in Kamloops in 2013.
December 09, 2015 - 8:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - A family treasure was the last thing a Lillooet woman expected to find when she bought some second-hand picture frames at a Kamloops thrift store, and now she's searching for the family it belongs to.

When Dallas Kempfle brought the frame home from Kamloops’ Value Village in 2013, she opened it up and discovered a black and white family portrait. She’s held onto it for the last two years with hopes that it will get back to its rightful owner.

“Someone is probably missing it,” she says. "The children are probably grown up now."

She did some research to try and find the family’s name and called Burnaby's Sherwood Studios who took the picture. 

“They said they take lots of pictures and weren’t any help,” Kempfle says. “It looks like the number three or ten is scribbled on the back with a pencil,” she says.

Kempfle has few leads to go on and is using social media to appeal to the public to help find the family. 

If you know the people in the photo, you can contact Kempfle at

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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