Thompson, Laura Donna

THOMPSON, LAURA WJuly 14, 1933 – July 31, 2016
at the age of 83 years

a celebration of life will be held in Calgary, AB on August 20, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 83. Laura was at peace and ready to embark on the next leg of her journey and will be missed and lovingly remembered by her children Barb (Paul) Glatthor, Mike Pogson, Russ Bunce, and Bill Pogson; her grandchildren Emily and Jenny Glatthor, Garret Goerl, Aaron (Kim) Pogson, Jamie Pogson; and her greatgrandchildren Halen and Lacey Pogson. She was predeceased by her daughter Kathryn Pogson. We will fondly remember her zest for life and love of treasured family and friends. Laura excelled at cross-stitching, including her famous Christmas stockings, and knitting, especially her much sought after knitted washcloths, and was always open to learn about new crafts that included pottery and painting with watercolours. She will be forever in our hearts and thoughts. Love you Mom. The family extends special thanks to the staff at of the Good Samaritan Hillside Village for their compassionate care of our mother, and her family physician Dr. G. DeWitt. In accordance with Laura’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Instead, a celebration of life will be held in Calgary, AB on August 20, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Morrison, Constance “Connie” Marie Anne

MORRISON, CONSTANCE WMarch 29, 1925 – July 31, 2016
at the age of 91 years

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. with Father George LaGrange OMI officiating. Luncheon to follow.  Interment to follow at a later date.

Mom passed away peacefully in the early hours of July 31, 2016, at the age of 91 years. On the eve of her passing she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren who spent the time reflecting on Mom’s life; many laughs and tears were shed over the hours. She was the matriarch of our small, but loving and close-knit family. Small in stature, her presence was always larger than life.
Connie was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba to Lilianne and Joseph Martin, the youngest of four children. She excelled in sports and academics, being awarded medals in skeet shooting, curling and speed skating. She was also an avid skier, often travelling by train to Quebec and Alberta to chase the fresh powder. Sports were always a source of enjoyment in her life. Upon moving to Sorrento from Calgary in 1972 she joined the Shuswap Lake Estates Ladies Golf League of which she remained a long-time member until she moved to Salmon Arm in 2003. Mom was a true competitor; it didn’t matter if it was golf, bridge, skiing or curling. Also, Mom was very passionate about her Church. No matter where she lived she was always an active member of the Catholic Women’s League as well as the Church choir.
Besides her family, Mom’s other passion was travelling. She and her many friends planned trips all over the world, and every year the family always looked forward to hearing where the next adventure would take them.
Mom is survived by her daughter Nadine, her son Wayne (Jackie) and grandchildren Leigh (Brad), Christopher and Amy (Justin). She was predeceased by her husband Ron,  her parents, her brothers Pat and Paul, her sister Blanche and son-in-law Henry.
We would like to thank all the staff of Hillside Village Cottage 5 for their endless care and compassion. Mom’s last few days were made easier with their understanding and support. We would also like to thank our family and friends for being there for Mom. She could always count on a visit to brighten her day.
In lieu of flowers Mom has requested that a donation be made in her name to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265 Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.

Fischer, Vincent Andre Sr.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJanuary 7, 1928 – July 28, 2016
at the age of 88 years

Vince passed away peacefully on July 28, 2016 in Penticton, BC.  He was born January 7, 1928 in Lucerne, Switzerland where he obtained his degree in Economics.  His curiosity and interest in travel led him to Rome where he worked at the Vatican and later on the Gold Coast of Africa before immigrating to Canada in 1952.  He met his wife Alice in Winnipeg and would soon marry and have 7 children. He studied at the University of Manitoba where he obtained his embalmers certification and started a lengthy career in the funeral business with Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Home. Vince relocated to Kelowna, BC in 1977 where he worked at Days Funeral Services.  His family followed in 1978 and in 1980 moved to Penticton, B.C. where Vince would finish out his career working for Penticton Funeral Chapel and Everden Rust Funeral Services.  Vince was sadly predeceased by his sons Leslie (1986) and Gerry (1992). He is survived by his wife of 61 years Alice and fondly remembered by his children Patrick Fischer (Susie) of OK Falls, Yvonne Caldwell (Jim) of Kelowna, Vince Fischer Jr. (Tammy) of Salmon Arm, Annamaria Collopy (Rob) of Langley and Kathy Haughian (Richard) of Penticton. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Special thanks to the caring staff on the 2nd floor at the Hamlets and Dr. Paisley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. A private family celebration will be held at a later date.

Sivertz, Henry George

SIVERTZ Young wSIVERTZ Recent wJune 1, 1927 – July 26, 2016
at the age of 89 years

Henry was born in Victoria and spent much of his youth there visiting his Icelandic grandparents.  Most of his schooling was in Vancouver, mainly in Kitsilano.
He got is law degree at UBC in 1951 and practised in Vancouver until 1962 when he moved to Salmon Arm.  Henry enjoyed small town life and was happy to have brought his wife, Marguerite and family, George, Chris, Frank and Laurie here.  he was a good man.  His affliction was a lengthy dementia.
There will not be a funeral service.  A gathering commemorative of Henry’s life will be held sometime in the near future.  There will be an announcement in this newspaper.