Colshorn, Marga Anneliese

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJanuary 24, 1934 – April 25, 2015
at the age of 81 years

Ferris, Charlotte

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADecember 17, 1929 – April 25, 2015
at the age of 85 years

DeWitt, Irene Virginia

DEWITT wSeptember 29, 1920 – Arpil 24, 2015
at the age of 94 years

DeWitt, Irene Virginia, passed away peacefully in Salmon Arm B.C. April 24, 2015.    

Irene was born Sept. 29, 1920 in Langley, B.C.  As a teenager in Avola she met her future husband Don.  She worked as a switchboard operator for B.C. Tel in Vancouver and later for Kelly Douglas, also sold Real Estate for Glass Realty and Century 21 in Kamloops.  After marrying her husband Don, who worked for B.C. Forestry, it took them to many small towns in B.C.    

She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Don, daughter in law Teresa and grandchildren Craig, Robbie and Katie. She also is survived by her brother Jack.  She was predeceased by her husband Don and Sisters Mildred and Myrt.             

No Service by request.

Cave, Beatrice “Bea” Marjorie

CAVE wMarch 2, 1927 – April 24, 2015
at the age of 87 years

We regretfully announce the passing of Beatrice Marjorie Cave on April 24, 2015 at the age of 87 years. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at Hillside Village with loved ones by her side.

Bea was born in Edmonton, AB on March 2, 1927, the eleventh child of Valentine and Minnie Kulak. She is survived by her loving husband Vincent Cave of Salmon Arm, children Darlene Grothen of Fairview, AB, Dale Buckmaster of Williams Lake, Randy (Alice) Buckmaster of Enderby, and Kelly Buckmaster of Salmon Arm, as well as eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Bea was a very gifted person who loved many different crafts, from oil painting to papertole and was a perfectionist, everything had to be just right before she was satisfied. She was an accomplished seamstress and made all her own clothes for many years.

Bea loved music, country & western mostly, and had a good singing voice. She loved to play her Dobro and sing. She also loved the Lord and I am sure she is singing with the angels now.

There will be no funeral, but a family gathering will be held at a later date.

Larson, Joyce Mabel

LARSON, JOYCE wApril 23, 1940 – April 20, 2015
At the age of 74 years

Celebration of LIfe:  Saturday, May 2, 2015   2:00 p.m.
Salmon Arm Church of Christ, 2460 Auto Rd., Salmon Arm
(Scout Hall)

We are so sad to announce that our dear friend and sister, Joyce Larson passed away on Monday, April 20th, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer, just prior to her 75th birthday. She died peacefully surrounded by her church family and friends.

Joyce was predeceased by her first husband Evan Larson, her third husband Don Oliver and her sons Shane, Brian, Derrick and Wade Walsh. She is survived by her brothers William and Blair Patterson and sisters Elva Rogers and Nellie Patterson as well as her sister-in-law Joan Mounce and brother and sister-in-law Glen and Eleanor Larson. Other surviving family members include her foster daughter Eva Bailey, granddaughter Montana Bialey, ex-husband Gerald Walsh and her “adopted” grandson Gary Baars.

Joyce was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia on April 23, 1940 and sadly, her mother died within a few months of the birth. During her childhood, Joyce lived with her aunt and later with her father and step-mother. She came to British Columbia, the first time in 1960, then returned in 1964, travelling by train with four young children to meet her husband in Coal Harbour. Joyce resided in several other BC communities including Vancouver, Chilliwack, Surrey and Revelstoke before moving to Salmon Arm. During her life, Joyce was an active member in a number of organizations; Al Anon, Citizens on Patrol and Power Pioneers.

Joyce was a small lady with a “larger than life” personality. She touched the lives of many people and dispensed her homespun Maritime wisdom to all who knew her! Joyce loved and valued people and cared for them unconditionally without prejudice. She was especially fond of children and delighted in her interactions with them.

Joyce will be greatly missed by her church family, friends at MacIntosh Grove and the Senior’s Centre as well as her relatives in BC and Nova Scotia.

We thank the doctors and nurses of Shuswap Lake General Hospital for the kind and professional care. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to ShuswapHospitalFoundation.org 250-803-4546.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at the Salmon Arm Church of Christ on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 PM (located at the scout Hall, 2460 Auto Rd., Salmon Arm, BC). Lunch and fellowship will follow the service.

MacLeod, William “Bill” Edward

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMarch 3, 1941 – April 20, 2015
at the age of 74 years

Lance, Olga

LANCE WFebruary 2, 1934 – April 16, 2015
at the age of 81 years

Olga passed away on April 16, 2015 at Sicamous, BC at the age of 81 years.

Olga is survived by her loving family, four daughters; Wanieta, Roxanne, Phyllis and Maureena, two sons; Joe Jr. and Laurence (Lori), nine grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Beech and is wife Pam, Lions Club and community of Sicamous for your support.

Memorial donations in Olga’s name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B5.

Kapitan, Stella

KAPITAN frontOctober 21, 1916 – September 14, 2014
at the age of 97 years

Graveside Service:  Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:30 p.m., Solsqua Cemetery
Celebration of Life:  at the Have, following the graveside service
Those not wishing to attend the graveside, are welcome to join us at the Haven

Currie, Audrey Bernice

CURRIE wApril 10, 1927 – March 19, 2015
at the age of 87 years

Open House:  Sunday, April 26, 2015, Fischer’s Funeral Services, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Audrey Bernice Currie was born on April 10, 1927 and passed peacefully with her daughter Shawnene at her side in her home in Calgary on March 19, 2015.  Audrey is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Lloyd Currie and her eldest son Lanny Currie.  She leaves behind two daughters:  Wyona and Carl Hansen of Salmon Arm and Shawnene Currie and Larry Flamond of Calgary as well as two sons, Kim and Jacquie Currie of Salmon Arm/Calgary and Shan Currie and Souad Arbouche of Calgary.  She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. 

Audrey was born in Saskatchewan and moved to British Columbia when she was five years old where she believed she was going to be able to climb a strawberry tree.  In her teen years she worked at the apple packing plant.  Audrey later met Lloyd and they married August 4, 1948.  She and Lloyd raised their five children at the same homestead as she was raised on.  Audrey was an employee of Sears Canada, where she made life long friends.  Audrey was a fabulous cake decorator and enjoyed doing birthday cakes for family and friends; her passion though was creating masterpiece wedding cakes.  Audrey loved travelling the world and enjoyed meeting people.  She also loved when her children came home for visits and especially when there were get togethers with family and friends.  Tuesdays and Fridays found her faithfully enjoying coffee or lunches with her girlfriends until her move to Calgary.

 Audrey was a strong woman always ready for an adventure:  and so we will rejoice her life for it was a good life, at an Open House Sunday April 26, 2015 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm.

 Our Family thanks the team at Piccadilly Terrace for the support they gave her while she lived there, and the team of Health Care Aides, RN’s and day support she had while living in Calgary.

Powell, Mildred “Helen”

POWELL, HELEN wAugust 11, 1926 – December 05, 2014
athe age of 88 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services

Helen Powell passed away peacefully on December 5, 2014 at Mt. Ida Mews in Salmon Arm, B.C. at the wonderful age of 88.   Helen was predeceased by her husband David and is survived by her children Leanne Milburn (Tom), Robb Burnham (Leaza), Cheryl Wallace (Ken), Randy Burnham, step children Glen (Dawne), Gayle Rainboth (Steve) and Sandra Head (John), 8 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and 5 Step Grandchildren and dear friends. She had a rewarding career as a registered nurse and loved her summers at Shuswap Lake and winters in Yuma.   She was a very special lady with a twinkle in her eye, she will be dearly missed. A very special thanks to Dr. Guy Dewet and the wonderful staff at Mt. Ida Mews and Shuswap Lodge in Salmon Arm.   They all provided the best care and support a family could ask for. A memorial service will be held in the spring to celebrate Helen’s life. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice. As Mom would say, “Keep smiling, be happy, and know the strength of prayer.”   God Bless you Mom.