Cumming, Leilani Edythe

CUMMING, young WCUMMING WAugust 3, 1938 – August 1, 2015
at the age of 76

Celebration of Life:  1:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015, Copper Island Pub, Scotch Creek, BC

Lonnie was a very independent woman, living her life to the fullest, volunteering, shopping, socializing, travelling and spending time with her beloved pets – Bonnie, Lou Lou and Tippie. Lonnie grew up in North Vancouver working at the Avalon Hotel until her retirement. She then moved to Scotch Creek where she didn’t have enough time in the day. She volunteered with the Lions Club, Shuswap Historical Society and Theater group. She was always at social gatherings from working out to Diva Impersonators to golfing and curling to movie nights to lawn bowling and to Friday Night Happy Hour.

Lonnie was the oldest daughter of Gordon and Hazel Fisher. She is survived by her 4 children: Debbie Gartner (Larry), Donny Myles, Dee Myles (Ransey), Denise Raugust (Allan); her 3 pets: Tippie, Lou Lou, and Bonnie; her siblings: Charlene Bjarnason, Ray Fisher (Judy), Gordon Fisher (Janice), Chuck Fisher (Diane), 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many family friends and community far and wide.

She was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Hazel Fisher, her son Jimmy, her husband Dave, and her sister Gayle.

Hedrich, Sascha Dieter

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMay 30, 1996 – July 31, 2015
At the age of 19 years

Ahearn, Marie Louise

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANovember 23, 1920 – July 28, 2015
At the age of 94 years

Eastman, Ian Wilfred

EASTMAN, IAN WILFRED wJanuary 10, 1943 – May 13, 2015
At the age of 72 years

 A celebration of Ian’s life will be held on August 1st 2015 at the Eastman-Christian home in Blind Bay.

It is with great sadness the family of Ian Eastman announce his passing at Mt. Ida Mews in Salmon Arm on May 13, 2015 at the age of 72.
Throughout his life Ian enjoyed skiing, golfing and traveling.
Ian worked in logging and road construction and was well known for his work ethic.
He was a member of Drifters Rod & Custom Club and was very proud of his 1949 Ford Custom pickup.
Ian greatly appreciated all his wonderful friends and family that kept in touch with him over the years.
He is survived by his long time partner Elizabeth, sister Marnie (Joachim, nephew Tory) Son Sean (grandchildren Riley, Jenna and Piper) Son Neal (granddaughters Ashley, Cathy and Julia) Stepdaughter Cathy (grandchildren Tyler, Jason, Taylor and Sarah) Stepson Ryan (granddaughter Jazzlyn) A celebration of Ian’s life will be held on August 1st 2015 at the Eastman-Christian home in Blind Bay.
Special thanks to Dr. Plessis and the wonderful caring staff of Mt. Ida Mews.


Duguay, Herbert Mosses

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOctober 25, 1914 – July 25, 2015
at the age of 100 years

Forer, Bernadette Anne

FORER WOctober 29, 1940 – July 20, 2015
At the age of 74 years

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 20 at 11:00 am at the Elks Hall, 3690 30th St. NE, Salmon Arm.

We announce the passing of Bernadette Ann Forer nee Hiebert on July 20, 2015 after a year long struggle with a rare form of cancer. She was born in Humboldt, SK on October 29, 1940.

 Left in their sadness are her husband of 51 years, Richard, her children Annette Forer (Frank Brueseker) Airdrie, AB, Douglas (Dr. Susan Gilmour) Edmonton and children Kate, Henry and Jennifer, Colleen Forer (Charles McColgan) Ottawa and children Liam and Maeve. In addition, her siblings, all of Humboldt, SK- Tony (Ruth) Hiebert, Ray (Marie) Hiebert, Harold Hiebert, Margaret (Gordon) Lux and Loretta (Randy) Dobmeier of Saskatoon. Richard’s siblings Mary (Denis) Dubord, Burlington , ON, Remo (Louise) Forer, Avonlea, SK, Don Forer, Moose Jaw, Ada (John) Hammel, Medicine Hat and Rita ( Conrad) Rodney, Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In Salmon Arm she leaves her friends at the Church’s Thrift Shop, Crafters and Sewers as St. Joseph’s, the Shuswap Quilters’ Guild, the Probus Club and all involved with the Grandmothers to Grandmothers group.

 Bernadette took her high school education at Humboldt, where she was significantly involved with the 4-H program. Post-secondary education was taken at the Saskatchewan Teacher’s College and the University of Sask. She taught school for a number of years before the arrival of her first child and then chose to stay at home to raise her children. She substitute taught for many years until her retirement. During this period she was a Girl Guide leader for 10 years and a figure skating judge. She had a lifelong love of gardening, oil painting, home management skills, sewing and all types of needlework. Over many years, she also did extensive work in the genealogy of the Hiebert and Forer families and published a book on each of these families. In her concern for social justice she was instrumental as one of the founding members of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers group in Salmon Arm.

 The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the dedicated and compassionate care and attention of Dr. Laura Hepburn, the Community Health nurses and workers, the palliative care staff at Bastion and the volunteers of the Hospice Foundation. Equal gratitude is expressed for the extensive support, prayers, flowers and cards sent by numerous friends and relatives.

 In lieu of flowers, it would be appreciated if any donations be made to the Salmon Arm Grandmothers to Grandmothers, # 301 160 Harbourfront Dr. NE, Salmon Arm, VIE 3M3 or to the Grandmothers program at the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Suite 501, 260 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2E4.



Delay, John Peter

DELAY WFebruary 8, 1941 – July 20, 2015
at the age of 74 years

Celebration of Life and Reception:  Friday July 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services

John passed away July 20, 2015 at 74 years of age. Born on Feb 8, 1941 in Guelph Ontario, he is survived by his wife (Kathy), daughter (Estelle), son (Evan), sister (Pat), 3 grandkids and 2 great-grandkids.

John’s family moved to Mallardville, BC and then to Prince George. In Prince George is where John started his over 35 year career with the Ministry of Forests. On August 1, 1964 he married Kathleen Carol Bearman. John loved the outdoors, which included both hunting and fishing.

Samplonius, Mary Ann

SAMPLONIUS WJune 21, 1949 – June 28, 2015
at the age of 66 years

A memorial will take place on August 15, 2015 at 2 pm in Grandview Bench Hall, Salmon Arm, B.C.

 Passed away on June 28, 2015 after a short battle with lung cancer. She was born in Cape Town, South Africa on June 21, 1949 to parents George and Gladys Fish.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Sydney, her daughters Sabrina (Darrell) and Tracy (Shayne), her brother, Bill, her grandchildren Jordan, Justin, Erika, Brayden, Kellen, Adam and Laura, her aunt Grace, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as her longtime friends and “adopted” children.

Mary’s hobbies included dog training and horseback riding. She loved spending time with her husband and grandchildren. She will be remembered just as she always was; quick-witted and with a dog in her lap.

A memorial will take place on August 15, 2015 at 2 pm in Grandview Bench Hall, Salmon Arm, B.C.

Jacinto, Sylvia Gisela

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAugust 21, 1954 – July 19, 2015
at the age of 60 years

Askew, Gordon

ASKEW WApril 01, 1926 – July 15, 2015
At the ageof 89 years

 A Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroads Free Methodist Church Saturday July 25 at 1pm

Gordon passed away July 15, 2015 at 89 years of age. Gordon was born in Kamloops, BC to Richard and Mary Askew on April 1, 1926. In 1931 the family moved to Salmon Arm, BC. Gordon at an early age began working in the family business, the Salmon Arm Meat and Produce Co. Ltd. until 1942 when he went to Kamloops to exchange jobs with his brother David every two years at the Shamrock Meat Market until 1948 when he returned to Salmon Arm. In 1949 Gordon married June Hulet. They had two sons Arthur Rodney and Wallace Gordon. Gordon left the family business in 1955 and started buying cattle on his own. In 1965 Gordon went to work for Armor and Company in St. Joseph Missouri. He was transferred to Denver, Colorado in 1966. In 1967 he moved to McCook, Nebraska to work for Platte Valley Pack. He was transferred to Cozad, Nebraska in 1975 to fill the position of head buyer.
Gordon retired in 1988 and moved to Nelson, BC. In 2003 he moved back to Salmon Arm, BC. He was predeceased by a son, Wallace, brothers Lloyd, Donald and David and sisters Margery Morrison, Marion Matychuck and Winnifred Litzenburger. He is survived by June his wife of 65 years his son Arthur (Wendy) of Salmon Arm, sister Doreen English of Powell River, BC, grandsons Warren (Emily) and Ryan Askew of Salmon Arm, BC and a granddaughter Michele Anderson of Langley, BC as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gordon kept busy with his coin collection, golfing, curling, bowling and cross country skiing. He is an honorary member of Boys Ranch in Nebraska and Charter Member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroads Free Methodist Church Saturday July 25 at 1pm with Pastor George O.P. Fleming officiating. In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice may be made.