Blackburn, George Edward “Ed”

blackburn-george-edward-ed-040-17January 05, 1938 – November 06, 2016
at the age of 78 years

A tea will be held at Gleneden Hall on Saturday November 12th at 2 pm to celebrate Ed’s life.

The family of George Edward Blackburn born in Salmon Arm January 5th 1938, announce his passing on Sunday November 6th, 2016. Ed was predeceased by Nan, his parents Bill and Ethel, sisters Barbe and Lea. Ed is survived by his children Andrea, Phyllis and Ken and step children Heidi and Jon, 9 grandchildren, brothers Rob (Lou) of Smithers, Wilf, Lindsay (Bonnie) and sister Colleen Mounce of Salmon Arm and sisters Elaine Culver and June Hilliard of Victoria and Ella Doyle of Richmond and many nieces and nephews.

Ed spent his life operating bulldozer, farming Herford cattle and working with the Neskonlith Band on their garden projects. He also spent some time on city council, volunteering with the 4-H Club and the Salmon Arm fall fair and enjoying hockey.

Special thanks to his longtime friends Leo Lepine, Lawrence Reid, Hank Jans and to Landers Lodge for their support and caring.

Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, 250-833-1129.  Email condolences and share memories at

Vanderwell, Edith Maria

vanderwell-edithSeptember 05, 1934 – November 04, 2016

at the age of 82 years

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Edith Vanderwell at the age of 82. She passed away suddenly at home.
Edith was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1966.
Edith leaves to mourn her sister Rosemarie Breymann, brother Gunther Breymann, sister-in-law Lore and nephews Ralph and Dennis with their families, plus her beloved pets, as well as many friends.
Edith had many talents and was very artistic and even helped build her own house. She loved gardening and sports as well.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. A special thank you to Joan and Chris Clarke for their kindness.
Always loved and forever missed.
There will be no formal service by Edith’s request.

Frey, Gregory John

frey-gregory-john-w-037-17July 21, 1945 – November 05, 2016

at the age of 71 years

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our husband, father, brother and friend.   
Gregory John Frey passed away at his home in Sorrento, BC at the age of 71 November 5, 2016.  He was a true fighter and showed his strength, bravery and dignity until his passing.
He was predeceased by his father John Frey and his mother Bertha Frey. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Cindy; brother Chris; daughter Dana, Shane; son Curt, Tai and grandchildren Meila and Griffin; stepson James, Jess and grandchildren Cody and Thea; and stepson Jason, Amy and grandchildren Carter and Kayla; as well as numerous other close family and friends.
Greg was born July 21st, 1945 in Victoria, BC and moved to Prince George in 1950, where his love of sports, and the outdoors, thrived.   
Greg spent most of his working years at CN Rail but he truly just worked to play and have fun.  There is nothing he loved more in life than playing and spending time with family and friends!
After Greg retired, he and Cindy moved to Powell River in 2007 to continue the adventure and enjoy life by the ocean.  In 2013 they moved to Sorrento, BC and spent winters enjoying time in Arizona.
‘Deuce’ was truly ‘Greg’arious and made many friends in whatever activity or adventure he participated in!  He loved his family and friends dearly, and will be truly missed by us all.
Celebration of life to be held late spring in Prince George and will be announced at a later date.


Grudner, Viktor Detlef “Vic”

Sunset Chair wMarch 19, 1949 – November 03, 2016
at the age of 67 years

Detlef Victor Grudner passed away peacefully on Nov 3rd.  Vic was a faithful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, son-in-law, brother-in law and friend to many.
Vic was predeceased by his Mother Margot and Father Friederich.  He is much loved and will be missed by Maureen, his wife of over 26 years, his children Cheryl (Ken) and Shaun (Cheryl) his grandchildren Kaylee and Alexander and his extended family whom he enjoyed.
No service by request. A private family memorial will be held in the spring.
No Flowers please.  Please feel free to donate to a charity of your choice in Vic’s name.