A celebration of Elayne’s life will be held on Sunday October 19th from 2-4 pm in the common room at MacIntosh Grove apartments, Salmon Arm.
With great sadness we announce the passing of Elayne Brielsman (nee Hansen) with family around her on Oct 4, 2014 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC at 70 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer.
Elayne was born November 5, 1943 in Elfos, SK. She lived in Prince George from 1953 until 1999 where she married her husband Norm raised her daughters, worked at the Royal Bank and thoroughly enjoyed spending time camping, cross-country skiing and at the family cabin on Summit Lake. In 1999 Norm and Elayne retired to Blind Bay where she loved to travel, entertain friends, be Grandma and spend time in her garden and quilting.
Elayne is survived by her loving husband Norm of 53 years, her daughters Kim Wentworth of Vancouver and Dee-Ann Brielsman of Sorrento, B.C., grandchildren, Adam Wentworth and Carleigh Wentworth, her brother Bruce (Bev) and sister Sylvia (Bob) as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Jon.
Many thanks for the care and support provided by the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for Elayne.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choosing in Elayne’s memory would be appreciated.
Celebration of Life: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:00 p.m.
North Shore Community Center
730 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops. BC
Memorial Services – Sunday Nov 9th 2014 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church 3270 60th Ave NE. ,1:00 PM . Pastor Victor Gill will be officiating.
Born Mar. 4, 1930 in Central Butte SK, Ron was one of 8 children. When Ron was 18 yrs old he worked on the oil rigs in Alberta where at a young age he became a foreman. Ron was married on June 14, 1950 to Audrey Kenzie. He and Audrey lived in Swift Current, SK for one year before moving to Nelson BC where he worked for Canada Safeway. They purchased a 47 acre farm just outside of Nelson where he and Audrey grew vegetables and sold to Safeway as well. During this time 2 children were born to Ron and Audrey, a son Tom and a daughter Sandra. In 1961 Ron was transferred to Penticton as assistant manager for Safeway. Five years later he was again transferred back to Nelson this time as a manager. In 1968 he took one last transfer to Quesnel, BC where the family remained for the next 30 years.
During this time Ron retired from Safeway at the age of 52 and started a picture framing business and gallery. This was highly successful. He trained his children in the business and as a result 2 other successful galleries were started in Prince George, BC and William Lake, BC. Not only were these framing shops started, but a few friends were trained and a brother-in-law too, resulting in a Kelowna business and Salmon Arm business. Ron was always a great provider, living up to his given name Edward meaning “one who provides”. He took great pride in his work and in helping others to succeed as he had. He was ever there to lend a hand especially to young people, whether with money or teaching them the ropes to success and investment.
He is survived by his loving wife Audrey, son Tom Wylie and daughter Sandra Armbruster, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, sister Joan Small and brother Ken Wylie.
Thank you dad, for all you taught us and in helping us to get started in life. We will forever be grateful. We will miss you. We look forward to that day when we will all be together in God’s Kingdom.
With love always from your family,
Audrey, Tom and Sandra
Celebration of Life will be held at the Five Corners Pentecostal Church at 3160 10th Ave SE, Salmon Arm BC on October 18th, 2014 at 2 pm with food and refreshments to follow.
Carol passed away at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC, with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her daughter Melanie (Kael) Smith and daughter Rheanna Pudsey, grandchildren Caroline Pudsey, Skylar Pudsey, Michael Alexander and Chloe Smith as well as by her Kitty Cat Chloe.
Carol was born in Toronto, ON and after various locales, landed permanently in Salmon Arm 34 years ago. She earned her GED and graduated with a degree in Horticulture in 1989. She enjoyed nothing more than spending time in her garden. Carol also took pride in raising her grandchildren, Caroline and Skylar, being a loving and devoted Mother and caring for others. Those that knew her saw that she gave back at every opportunity.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Food Bank or Salvation Army.
Many thanks to Dr. Joan Bratty, the care aides and nurses from the Community Care Home Support and the team at Bastion Place, for their compassion and support.