Beutler, Anna Elizabeth “Liz”

BEUTLER, LIZ wFebruary 2, 1933 – April 18, 2016
at the age of 83 years

A service celebrating Liz’s life will be held at Deo Lutheran Church, Salmon Arm on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

With extremely saddened hearts we announce the passing of Liz Beutler.  Anna Elisabeth (nee Hansen) passed away on April 18, 2016 at the age of 83.
Liz was born in Roslev, Denmark on Feb. 2, 1933 to Nicolai and Ina Hansen.  She immigrated to Canada in 1951.
She is survived by her loving husband Ben of 62 years, her children Kathy (Kelvin) Scott, Ivan Beutler, Sheila (Jim) Wright, Irene Denison, Shinichi (Rumiko) Sueyoshi, her 12 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  Liz was predeceased by their infant daughter Debra in 1967.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Liz’s name may be made to the Deo Lutheran Memorial Fund, 1801, 30 St NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2Z5 or the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2.


Uptigrove, Helena Gertrude

UPTIGROVE WJanuary 27, 1914 – April 18, 2016

at the age of 102 years

A cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Church, 721 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC. 

Passed away peacefully at Piccadilly Care Home in Salmon Arm, BC, Apr. 18, 2016 at 102 years.
Helena’s life began on a rural farm in Scepter, SK, the first born to John and Annabel (Haines).  She was predeceased by her siblings Grace, Ernest and Rolfe, nephew Jimmy and sister in law Phyllis (Rolfe).  Helena has left in awe, her nieces Betty, Bonnie and Donna, nephews Bruce and Guy and next generation of thirty six offspring.  Also saddened are long time friends Lois and Buster Hall and Pearl McKenzie of Kelowna.  She joined the RCAF in 1945 and the Business and Professional Women’s Club in 1949.  For 31 years she was an employee of Bennett’s Stores and was a tireless supporter and volunteer for the party in the run for premier of WAC and WR Bennett and prized her time spent with their family.
My personal thanks to David Dunn for attending her 100th birthday as it meant so much to her.  Thanks to staff at the care home, Dr. W. Bell and Dr. Swetlikoff for your service over the years.
Memorial donations in Helena’s name may be made to the CNIB, PO Box 9410, Stn. Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 9Z9.

Fetterly, Olive Margaret “Peggy”

FETTERLY, PEGGY wJune 25, 1922 – April 12, 2016
At the age of 93 years

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2:30 PM, at the Senior’s Activity Centre,   170 – 5 Ave SE, Salmon Arm.

Peggy’s journey ended on Tuesday April 12 at the age of 93, after a brief stay in the Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
She is predeceased by Alf, her husband of 58 years and survived by her children, Bob (Cheryall) of West Hawk Lake, MB, Marlene (Roger) Roy of Salmon Arm, BC, her sister Joyce Minty of Onanole, MB and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was born the eldest daughter to Robert and Lucy Potter on June 25, 1922 in Basswood Manitoba. After starting her married life in 1945 as a farmer’s wife; two years later, their son Bob was born.  In 1949, Peggy and Alf moved into town (Onanole, MB).  For 2 years, they both worked at a Dude Ranch – Peggy was the fulltime cook and cleaner while Alf worked as a horse wrangler and a guide. All this while she cared for her five year old son.
In 1956, Peggy worked at the White House Bakery in the Park as a full-time cook – the bakery served breakfast, lunch and dinner and Peggy was the reason many people came back over and over to eat at the bakery.  By then Alf had begun work with the Federal Government as a gatekeeper for Riding Mountain National Park.
Over the years in Manitoba she held a number of other jobs: as a clerk at a general store, a jewellery store and a clothing store.
In 1967, they migrated west to the summit of Rogers Pass B.C. where Alf worked at Glacier National Park and Peggy worked at the store and ran the Post Office.  They lived at the summit for 4 ½ years before they moved to Revelstoke when Alf transferred to Mount Revelstoke National Park and Peggy worked at a gift store.  In 1981, they both retired and settled into the house they built in Little Mountain subdivision of Salmon Arm.
After beating breast cancer in 1973, Peggy enjoyed a remarkably healthy life which allowed her to participate in many activities.  The Canadian Cancer Society remained a favourite charity and she canvassed door-to-door in Salmon Arm for many years.
She was very active in the Salmon Arm Lawn Bowling Club as a regular bowler and served as treasurer on the project to build the new clubhouse and for many years thereafter.
Peggy started curling in her teens in Manitoba and continued when she moved to B.C.  When the Canadian Junior Curling Championships were held in Salmon Arm in 2009, as the local female who had been curling the longest, Peggy had the honour of throwing the first rock of the bonspiel.  She finally hung up her broom at the age of 88.
Many people will remember Peggy as an avid bridge player whose name often appeared in the Duplicate Bridge results of the Salmon Arm Observer.  After recently moving to Piccadilly Terrace Retirement Residence, she continued to play bridge whenever she could.
Throughout Peggy’s entire life, her hands were never idle.  Some of the handicrafts she mastered were: knitting, crocheting, liquid and cotton embroidery, tatting and cross stitch.  She kept the family in knitted curling ‘beaver’ sweaters, socks and mitts.  If she made an afghan for one child, she then made one for the other child and sometimes for herself.
Peggy will be sorely missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.  Her kitchen was always a happy meeting place for family and friends and she was like a second Mom to a number of her nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Bonthuys and the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital for making her last days as comfortable as possible.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Peggy’s name may be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation.




Linden, Theodore Kenneth Peter “Ted”

LINDEN, THEODORE TED WApril 26, 1952 – December 8, 2015
at the age of 63 years

Celebration of Life:  Sat. April 16, 2016, 11:00 a.m., #16 2592 Alpin Paradies Road, Blind Bay.
Email confirmation to or phone 250 675-2773

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Theodore (Ted) Kenneth Peter Linden’s passing on December 8, 2015, in Salmon Arm BC at the age of 63.

Ted fought a brave battle against pancreatic cancer, after being diagnosed in March. While the disease took some of his freedom and joys, he tried hard to be positive, kind and forgiving.

Ted was born in Kelowna B.C. to Tony and Nellie Linden the youngest of four children on April 26,1952. He is survived by brother, William (Bill) Linden of Kelowna, Sister Sadie Biffard of Kelowna and brother, Jerry Linden and his sister- in-law Laura-Lee of Blind Bay. Ted is also survived by one nephew Tim (Carol) Linden and their daughters Chelsea and Kennedy of Lethbridge, and two nieces, Kimberly Linden (Darren Vucurevich) of Lethbridge and Jodie (Floyd) Ryan and their sons Reese and Ayden of Kelowna as well as numerous cousins.

Ted was predeceased by his mother (Nellie) and father (Tony) Linden and his brother-in-law John Biffard. He goes to join his beloved pets Trouble, Angel and Star.

Ted graduated from Rutland Senior High school in 1970. He then moved to Alberta, living in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary and then Chestemere.

Ted spent his younger years working in retail, forestry suppression and then worked for CP rail for 35 years, in intermodal.

In 1972 Ted was blessed to meet Bob (Wendy) Peters and they became lifelong friends.

After retirement Ted moved to Blind Bay, B.C., where he joined the Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Kamloops photography clubs and the B.C. Porsche club in Vancouver. Teds greatest joy was to take his camera and drive his Porsche looking for the perfect shot. Ted won several awards for his photography, but the joy was always in the getting there. Ted’s other joy was doing Auto Cross racing with the Porsche club.

Celebration of Life will be held in spring of 2016.