Celebration of Life: Saturday, 2:15 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014, Grindrod Gospel Church
Elizabeth (Bess) passed away peacefully in the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, after suffering complications from a broken hip. She was born in Paisley, Scotland and had three sisters (Jean, Peggy, and Isobel) and three brothers (Dan, Dave, and Robert). Bess was fortunate to have been very healthy all her life, and, with her positive outlook, was looking forward to many years ahead. Her doctors always told her she would live to be 100, and she was going to prove them right.
In 1955, she and her husband and two sons emigrated to Canada from Newcastle, England. Bess lived in Cambridge until 2012 when she moved to Blind Bay, BC, to live with her son (Douglas) and daughter-in-law (Carmen). On May 3, 2014 she moved in to Piccadilly Square Retirement Residence in Salmon Arm, BC, so that she could enjoy more independence, and make new friends. She was thrilled with her new little one bedroom apartment. Following the death of her husband in 1975, she had lived alone in her own apartment for more than 40 years, and had many friends. She never remarried, as she told us that Thomas was the love of her life. Unfortunately, only three days after moving in to Piccadilly Square, she fell and broke her left hip. Several days later, after hip surgery, she passed away.
During the Second World War, she worked for a company that manufactured Corvette boats for the British Navy. In Cambridge, she worked at Scott Shoe, Collier-MacMillan Book Publishing Company, and Union Gas as a bookkeeper. Bess is predeceased by her husband, Thomas, her grandson, Tom, and all of her brothers and sisters, with the exception of one sister (Isobel) who lives in Scotland. She is survived by her two sons, Robert and Douglas, her granddaughter, Brandy, her grandsons, Austen and Evan, her daughters-in-law, Anita and Carmen, as well as Tracey, Steve, and Jordan and Eric (her ‘adopted’ grandsons), and a sister-in-law, Betty.
Bess was a caring and loving person who overcame many hardships in her life, yet always tried to keep a positive outlook on the future. She just loved life. Bess contributed to many charities during her long life. She was an avid tennis fan, who watched all the Grand Slam events to see her favourite player, Rafael Nadal. As a mother, she always put her family first.
Mom, Grandma, Bess, you will be missed by your family and friends more than you could ever imagine. The memories you leave us with are precious and enduring. You’re now with Thomas, the love of your life.
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital and the Piccadilly Square Retirement Residence, as well as Fischer’s Funeral Services.
Memorial Service: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Sicamous
Born at Golden Spike, AB on May 19, 1934, passed away on May 9, 2014 at Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 79 years.
He was predeceased by his daughters Bonnie Ann Baron and Cindy Marie Baron and his son Darrell Carl Baron. Eddie is survived by his loving wife Shirley Ann Baron, son Darcy Lane Baron, daughter Diana Maria Bennett (Baron), granddaughters Karinda Marie Bennett and Madisin Mae-Ann Bennett, grandson Connor Stanley Scott Bennett as well has his dog Mouse.
Eddie grew up in Barrhead, AB. He lived his entire life in Alberta and BC working as a carpenter, at a sawmill and for janitorial services. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, making wood projects and spending time with the grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the Ambulance attendants, Doctors and hospital staff of Kelowna and Salmon Arm.
A memorial service was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Sicamous on May 15, 2014.
Celebration of life: Friday May 16 at 3:30 pm, Alliance Church, 2601 43 Ave, Vernon, BC. Tea reception to follow.
Rodney was born Sept 30, 1999 in Vernon, BC.
After playing one of the best flag football games of his season, including a “pick 6″ interception and return for TD he tragically passed away in a motor vehicle accident on May 4, 2014.
Rodney was extremely proud of his large family, including Mom Andrea and Dad Bert. His siblings Shannon (Sujeet), Jason (Diane), Coreena (Jayson), Sean (Kirsten), Daine, Kristopher, and Zachary. Rod also enjoyed spending time as a “younger uncle” to Taelor (Alex) and Chantal and thought it was hilarious that he was going to be a 14 year old great uncle in August. He was also very close to and loved by his Auntie Sherrie, Uncle Sherman and Avery as well as his Auntie Madeline. He has a large extended family and numerous cousins.
Rod will be remembered for having the BIGGEST heart of gold. He was generous to a fault and would help anyone who needed it. His big grin could light up a room. He played guitar, banjo, flag and tackle football. He had a talent for all things mechanical and loved to help Dad run machines. Rod was well known for spending his pocket money on himself and his friends as fast as he could earn it. When he received The Helping Hands award at PleasantValleyChristianAcademy, he was the teacher’s unanimous choice.
Rod’s celebration of life will be held Friday May 16 at 3:30 pm in The Alliance Church located at 2601 43 Ave, Vernon, BC. Tea reception to follow.
In lieu of cards the family is requesting you print out a 4×6 snapshot of Rod and write a message on the back. These photos will be made into a memory book for the family.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers, can be made via gofundme.ca, by searching for “In Memory of Rodney Boring” posted by Alisa Booth.
September 3, 1958 – May 6, 2014
at the age of 55
Born in Beechy, Saskatchewan September 3, 1958. Passed away May 6, 2014 in Salmon Arm, BC.
Daryl is survived by his spouse Susan Broadbear, mother June Erickson of Salmon Arm, father Bland Hoover of Vernon, brother Sid Hoover (Shelley) and nephews Matthew and Ryan Hoover of Calgary. Daryl worked as a locksmith in Calgary then co-owned Silverline Security in North Vancouver until his retirement in 2009.
There will be no service per Daryl’s wishes.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Salmon Arm SPCA.