Broughton, Agnes Evelyn


BROUGHTON, Agnes wAugust 22, 1932 – February 27, 2016
at the age of 81 years

Agnes was born in Matheson, Ontario, August 22, 19034 and passed on February 27, 2016 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital at the age of 81 years.

Predeceased by her parents Percy and Martha and sisters Joan (Bill) and Mary.  Agnes leaves hubby John (Jack) of 63 ½ years, daughters Debbie (Brian), Christine (David) and Donna (Willy), two granddaughters Kelly (Kory) and Semana (Nick), grandson Daniel,  great grandkids Mya Jane, Keenan, Ben and Luke as well as a multitude of great friends especially in Sorrento Place on the lake where we have lived since 1988.

She spent her junior years in northern Ontario, moved to Baie Veate in Newfoundland where she worked in a quality control laboratory in an asbestos mill.  In 1973 moved to Surrey, BC where she working in an office and sold furniture; and we have a house full of furniture.  In 1985 moved to Kamloops, BC where she worked in an office, moving to Sorrento in 1988 and have enjoyed the many friends throughout the 28 years here.

Agnes loved her garden and loved to cook and entertain friends for dinners and happy hours.  Many winters were spent away in Arizona, Hawaii and Florida where she loved to lay in the sun, swim in the pool, soak in the hot tub and was a good shuffle board player.  She was once caught in a big wave in Hawaii and was rescued by a good friend who also retrieved her bathing suit which she had not missed.

Thanks to the many doctors that cared for her and the wonderful staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital where she spent her last days.

Thanks to Fischer’s Funeral Services for their assistance with all the final details and necessary paperwork; also to the staff at Salmon Arm Credit Union in Sorrento for arranging all the necessary changes.

There will be no service by request.  Her ashes will be scattered at a later date when the family can be together.

Anderson, Earl Alfred

ANDERSON, EARL WJune 16, 1920 – February 24, 2016
At the age of 95 years

It is with great sadness that we announce that Earl Anderson, of Edmonton, AB, passed away peacefully at Piccadilly Care Centre, Salmon Arm, BC, on February 24, 2016, at the age of 95 years.
Earl was predeceased by his lovely wife Frieda in 2010, and his eldest daughter Judy in 2013. He is survived by his three remaining children, Betty, Gerry (Del) and Craig (Liz); his grandchildren, Christian (Travis), Duncan (Vasa), Adam (Ashley), Mark, Sarah (Glenn), Laura, Jeffrey (Brianna); and his great grandchildren Lily and Parker.
Earl grew up in southern Saskatchewan but spent the war years in the Air Force both in Canada and in England. Upon returning to Canada after the war Earl enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan and earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree. After trying several careers Earl decided to become a Chartered Accountant and articled in Red Deer. Most of Earl’s time as an accountant was spent in Edmonton working with Willetts, Macmahon which eventually merged with Coopers & Lybrand.
Earl and Frieda loved to play golf, play cards and travel. During the summer they could always be found enjoying golf and a beer with friends at the Pigeon Lake golf course. Many happy winters were spent with good friends in California.
Earl and Frieda spent their later years enjoying life in the Shuswap with Craig and Liz. Sadly, Earl lost the love of his life Frieda in 2010. The family is grateful for the care that Earl received at both Piccadilly Terrace and Piccadilly Care Centre. Especially Mike and Ashley and all the other staff at Piccadilly Care Centre that so lovingly cared for Earl in his final years.
While it is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Earl, it is with full and grateful hearts that we rejoice in the reunion of Frieda and Earl. We are pretty sure Frieda had a tee time booked and was waiting at the first tee.
If desired a donation can be made on behalf of Earl to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. A celebration of Earl’s life will be held at a later date.

Dennis, Arthur William

DENNIS, ARTHUR wNovember 10, 1933 – February 21, 2016
At the age of 82 years

Arthur passed away suddenly on February 21, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret, daughters Terri (Tim) Susan (Ian) and son Tony (Jan) Art has seven grandchildren who will sorrily miss him. Upon his marriage to Margaret he added four stepchildren Frances, Dawn, Bodie and Cindy, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. His life was indeed blessed. Art was always a kind and patient “Gentle Man”. He loved all animals taking in many rescue dogs. No service by request–contributions in memory of Art to Salmon Arm SPCA.

Art you gave me 30 great years. Love you to the moon and back.


Birnie, Barry Dennis

BIRNIE, BARRY WNovember 01, 1934 – February 17, 2016
At the age of 81 years

It is with great sadness, love and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Barry Dennis Birnie on February 17th, 2016 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital at the age of 81.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife Jane of almost 60 years, daughter Sharon (Chris), son Kevin (Wendy), daughter Janet. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, Jason (Nicole), Amy (Mike), Jennifer, Alex, Cole and Spencer, 4 great grandchildren, Alyson, Rory, Sadie and Payton. Also by his special and faithful companion “Lucky”
Barry was born on the family farm in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, 1942 moved to Saskatoon with his parents and again 1949 moved to Chilliwack, B.C.
In 1952 Barry started his career in the Royal Canadian Navy as a cook. Was stationed at Esquimalt, B.C., and over his 22 year career was drafted to several ships as well as shore bases. He spent time in Korea in 1954-55, and in 1972 was posted to Inuvik for 2 years. In 1974 took his release from the Navy, moved to Smithers, B.C. with his family and opened a Takeout and Restaurant (Friar’s Hut 1974-1984),
In 1988 moved to Chilliwack then Vancouver for 11 years, and then retired in 2000 to the Shuswap.
During his retirement he enjoyed spending time at our daughters & husbands cabin at Francoise Lake and fishing with his wife, and family. He also loved camping and fishing with many friends in the lake around the Shuswap. He also enjoyed a good game of cards with all his friends, loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He enjoyed watching a good game of hockey.
He was a dedicated Legion Member of both Smithers and Salmon Arm for over 40 years holding several executive positions.  He received his Life Membership in 2015, he also received the “Ambassador for Peace” Medal from the Republic of Korea, and he was very proud and excited to have received this medal.
He will be greatly missed by all and will be in our thoughts and hearts forever.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Salmon Arm Legion in late June.
The family would like to thank Dr. Goldberg for his kindness and tremendous compassionate care and also Dr. Main and all the nurses in the Oncology Dept. as well as the nurses on the 2nd floor level.