Baron, Edwin Carl

BARON, EDWINMay 19, 1934 – May 9, 2014
at the age of 79 years

Memorial Service:  Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Sicamous

Born at Golden Spike, AB on May 19, 1934, passed away on May 9, 2014 at Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 79 years.

He was predeceased by his daughters Bonnie Ann Baron and Cindy Marie Baron and his son Darrell Carl Baron.  Eddie is survived by his loving wife Shirley Ann Baron, son Darcy Lane Baron, daughter Diana Maria Bennett (Baron), granddaughters Karinda Marie Bennett and Madisin Mae-Ann Bennett, grandson Connor Stanley Scott Bennett as well has his dog Mouse.

Eddie grew up in Barrhead, AB.  He lived his entire life in Alberta and BC working as a carpenter, at a sawmill and for janitorial services.  He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, making wood projects and spending time with the grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the Ambulance attendants, Doctors and hospital staff of Kelowna and Salmon Arm.

A memorial service was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Sicamous on May 15, 2014.

Tremeer, Isobel Anne

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeptember 25, 1938 – May 11, 2014
at the age of 75 years

Carlson, Donald Brent

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJune 13, 1943 – May 10, 2014
at the age of 70 years

Boring, Rodney Michael

BORING, RODNEYSeptember 30, 1999 – May 04, 2014
at the age of 14

Celebration of life:  Friday May 16 at 3:30 pm, Alliance Church, 2601 43 Ave, Vernon, BC.  Tea reception to follow.

Rodney was born Sept 30, 1999 in Vernon, BC.

After playing one of the best flag football games of his season, including a “pick 6″ interception and return for TD he tragically passed away in a motor vehicle accident on May 4, 2014.

Rodney was extremely proud of his large family, including Mom Andrea and Dad Bert.  His siblings Shannon (Sujeet), Jason (Diane), Coreena (Jayson), Sean (Kirsten), Daine, Kristopher, and Zachary.  Rod also enjoyed spending time as a “younger uncle” to Taelor (Alex) and Chantal and thought it was hilarious that he was going to be a 14 year old great uncle in August.  He was also very close to and loved by his Auntie Sherrie, Uncle Sherman and Avery as well as his Auntie Madeline.  He has a large extended family and numerous cousins.

Rod will be remembered for having the BIGGEST heart of gold.  He was generous to a fault and would help anyone who needed it.  His big grin could light up a room.  He played guitar, banjo, flag and tackle football.  He had a talent for all things mechanical and loved to help Dad run machines.  Rod was well known for spending his pocket money on himself and his friends as fast as he could earn it.  When he received The Helping Hands award at PleasantValleyChristianAcademy, he was the teacher’s unanimous choice.

Rod’s celebration of life will be held Friday May 16 at 3:30 pm in The Alliance Church located at 2601 43 Ave, Vernon, BC.  Tea reception to follow.

In lieu of cards the family is requesting you print out a 4×6 snapshot of Rod and write a message on the back.  These photos will be made into a memory book for the family.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers, can be made via, by searching for “In Memory of Rodney Boring”  posted by Alisa Booth.

Hoover, Daryl Wayne


September 3, 1958 – May 6, 2014
at the age of 55

Born in Beechy, Saskatchewan September 3, 1958. Passed away May 6, 2014 in Salmon Arm, BC.

Daryl is survived by his spouse Susan Broadbear, mother June Erickson of Salmon Arm, father Bland Hoover of Vernon, brother Sid Hoover (Shelley) and nephews Matthew and Ryan Hoover of Calgary.  Daryl worked as a locksmith in Calgary then co-owned Silverline Security in North Vancouver until his retirement in 2009.

There will be no service per Daryl’s wishes.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Salmon Arm SPCA.

Brophy, Terttu Marita

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANovember 01, 1935 – May 06, 2014
at the age of 78

Parkes, Mary

PARKES, MARY WJanuary 05, 1922-April 29, 2014
At the age of 92

The family of Mary Parkes is sad to announce her passing the evening of April 29, 2014 at the age of 92.  She passed peacefully following a brief illness at Piccadilly Care Centre in Salmon Arm BC, with her family by her side.

She is survived by her loving husband John of 65 yrs, son Garry (Becky) of Winnipeg, Ron (Judy) of Mission, daughter Bonnie Peterson (Roy) of Salmon Arm, grandsons Brian (Erin), Greg (Sarah) Brad (Emily) Andrew, Bryn and Kean, great grandsons Nick, Austin, Maddox, Noah, Cole as well as great granddaughters, Madeline & Claire.

Mary was the last surviving member of her family, predeceased by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Mary was born in Alberta, the 4th of 8 children to Ukrainian parents.

In 1947 she boarded a train to Matsqui where berry pickers were needed in the FraserValley. She attended a dance at Matsqui Hall and met John Parkes, a dairy farmer from Silverdale. They married August 1948 in Mission. They raised 3 children on their dairy farm. She was the ultimate homemaker. She took great pride in her cooking, baking and canning. Special occasions were a time for her to make her traditional Ukrainian dishes.

The farm was sold in 1972 and Mary and John retired to their new home across the Hwy on their hillside. She enjoyed her large veg. & flower gardens with the view of Mt Baker. Visitors always went home with produce or flowers. Mary was always busy, knitting, crocheting, x-stitch, and enjoying walks on their property.  She volunteered at Silverdale Hall and played ladies badminton there. Was a member of the Mission Garden Club and BethelTemplePentecostalChurch.

Mary and John traveled extensively in retirement.

In 2006 they moved to Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm. In 2011 they moved to Piccadilly Care Centre. Thanks to Staff & Care Aides for the compassionate care she received. A special thank you to Dr. Grant McCallum.

A small family service was held in the chapel of Piccadilly Care Centre on May 2, 2014 with Rev, George Fleming officiating. A celebration of life will be held in Mission at a later date.

Smallenberg, Robert Melvin

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANovember 15, 1930 – April 26, 2014
at the age of 83 years

Steinwand, Alfred

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOctober 26, 1938 – January 8, 2014
at the age of 75 years

Celebration of Life Service:  Saturday, May 3, 2014,  1:00 p.m. from Lakeside Community Church, Salmon Arm 

It is with sadness that we announce that Alfred Steinwand passed away in the Salmon Arm Hospital on January 8, 2014, at 75 years of age.  He was predeceased by his wife Heather, brothers Ed, Herb and Rudy, and sister Irma.
Alfred is survived by his sons Kevin (Carrie) and Neil, his brother Ken (Joyce), and sisters Ella, Lorraine (Irvin), and Betty (Don), and grandsons James and Andrew.
A faithful husband, supporting father, and loving grandfather, he will truly be missed.  The family would like to thank the medical staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their compassionate care of Alf. 
At his request, a Celebration of Life will be held in the spring, date and time to be announced.

Kilberg, Bror “Albert”

KILBURG WDecember 11, 1926 – April 22, 2014
at the age of 87 years

Visitation:  Friday, April 25, 2014    6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services
Graveside Service:  Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:oo a.m., Malakwa Cemetery
Celebration of Life:  Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Sicamous Senior’s Centre

Bror Albert Kilberg was born on December 11, 1926 in Malakwa, BC.  Albert passed away on Tuesday, April 22, after a brief period of hospital care in Salmon Arm with his son Eric and sister Anita by his side.  He leaves to mourn his wife Faye of 59 years, daughter Elaine (Bernie) Butkiewicz of Exshaw, son Eric (Brenda) Kilberg of Salmon Arm and daughter Patricia (Larry) Schuller of Calgary. He also leaves to mourn 8 grandchildren;  Connie (Scott) Stephen of Vanderhoof, Karlene (Derek) Wilson of Airdrie, Bryce Butkiewicz of Victoria, Ryan (Nikki) Kilberg of Calgary, David (Stefanie) Kilberg of Calgary, Trent Kilberg of Saskatoon, Shawn (Kaitee) Schuller of Calgary and Chris (Chelsea) Schuller of Calgary and 12 great grandchildren.  He also leaves behind his 4 sisters; Edie Moule of Calgary, Astrid (Bill) Blomquist of Kelowna, Anita Kilberg of Vancouver and Marilyn (Pete) Nowoczin of Kamloops as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Albert was born to his proud parents Bror and Selma 3 months early weighing in at 4 ½ pounds.  There was very little medical help but his mother did the best she could under the careful watch of the local midwife to monitor his beginning.  In the spring of 1928, the family moved to Vancouver where they bought a home and Albert’s Dad began working for the city.  The depression meant that money was scarce, so in 1933, the family moved to the Cariboo where they homesteaded.  Three years later, word came that Albert’s Great Uncle Peter was ill and wanted the family to move back to Malakwa and take over his farm.   The family packed their belongings in the Cariboo and Albert and his father travelled to Malakwa by horse and covered wagon.  The rest of the family came later.  Farm life was hard work; cows to milk, pigs to feed, wood to chop and growing seed potatoes.   While growing up on the farm, Albert was very fond and good to his sisters.

Albert met Faye at a dance in Canoe in 1952.  He spotted this young girl sitting by herself in a corner and went over to make small talk.  She didn’t have a way back to Enderby, so Albert offered to give her a ride.  Over time Albert was making many trips back and forth from Malakwa to Enderby.  On December 4, 1954 they were married in Vernon.  They made their home in Malakwa and lived there for the next 27 years.  Albert worked for the Blomquist Brothers as a faller and loved the forest and had a deep appreciation for nature.

In 1981 Albert and Faye moved to Enderby.  Their home was always open to friends and family and the coffee was always on. He was born with a natural talent for music and loved to play and sing.  Grandpa was a quiet and very well respected man. He was kind and patient with a gentle heart.  A man of few words but when he spoke one stopped to listen.  Our Dad’s Christian faith helped him face the challenges of Alzheimer’s with grace and courage until his passing