Carmer, Ernest David

March 21, 1929 – March 1, 2018
at the age of 88 years

Dad “Papa” was born the only child to Faye and George Carmer on March 21, 1929 in Spallumcheen, BC.
He passed away at the age of 88 on March 1st, 2018. Dad was predeceased by the love of his life Clara, and two children Vera and Chris.
Dad was raised in Tappen, BC and later moved to Birch Island, BC.  He was a hard worker and was always part of the logging and lumber industry.  He worked at the old Perry River Sawmill and then at Drew Sawmills, watching it change hands several times over the years.  He piled lumber, operated the edger, he did many other positions and finally finishing his career in his 70’s as night watchman at the Malakwa mill.
Dad met Mom in Sicamous, BC and after a short courtship, they married on Dec 15, 1956 and settled in Malakwa to work and raise their family.  Dad and Grandpa built the family log home on their property along the highway, and that’s where they resided until 2013, when they had to move to make room for the new four lane of highway # 1.  Mom and Dad did lots of camping, socializing, gardening, and community work in between working hard at their jobs and raising 5 children plus looking after Dads Mom in the 80’s and 90’s.
Dad loved to have his fires in his fire pit at his new home on his youngest daughter’s property, burning out a few fire pits in the process!  He was piling and splitting wood right up to the first snow fall of 2017.  It was our favorite memory, Dad telling stories around the fire, about his past adventures and shenanigans he did as a child and teenager before he settled down with Mom.
He had a garden every year, and even canned his own produce.  He had a sign on his garden “Grow Damn It Grow!” which we thought was very endearing and “Dad being Dad”.  He loved to go fishing and go for drives up the mountain and at the last enjoyed his drives around Malakwa with the dogs on his lap. Not only was he an avid gardener, he was also known for his fun loving crib games, and he taught his homecare workers how to play crib, which we were very proud of him for his ability and patience to do so.
Dad passed away peacefully at home.  He has requested cremation and no service, but we may have a fire and wiener roast in late spring in his honor.
Dad is survived by 4 daughters, Noreen (Brian), Dody, Val (Dan), Sally (Ted) and 7 grandchildren and his beloved pets Chumley aka: Hercules and Ginger.
Donations to the Salmon Arm Oncology Unit, BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Salmon Arm Branch of BCSPCA in Dads honor would be greatly appreciated.

Kaszas, Larry Paul

January 11, 1951 – March 1, 2018
at the age of 67 years

The service for Larry will take place Wednesday March 7 @ 2pm at the Silver Creek Community Hall.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Larry Paul Kaszas at the age of 67.  Larry will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 45 years Maxine, children Larry, Kevin & Warren, Dion & Jayne, Kristine & Wes, grandchildren Sebastien, Janessa & Tyler.  Siblings Joyce, Joan, Sue, Joe, Allan, Clifford, Ali & Delwin, and far too many nieces and nephews to name.  He was predeceased by his parents Joe & Alice. 
Larry was a hardworking and dependable employee at Canoe Forest Products for the last 48 years.  He was greatly respected by his co-workers and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Agency.



Walker, Hazel

September 23, 1947 – February 28, 2018
at the age of 70 years

Celebration of life will be held on Thursday March 8th at 1:00 pm at The Senior’s 5th Avenue Activity Centre located at 170 5th Ave SE, Salmon Arm.

With great sadness on February 28th 2018, we said goodbye to Hazel Walker, a loving mom, wife and friend. She will be missed for her infectious laughter, kind heart and love of life.
Hazel was born in Aberdeen Scotland on September 23rd, 1947. In 1969 she travelled to Canada with her friend Margaret to stay for 1 year. During that year she met Ron Walker, fell in love, and married on March 28th 1970. Hazel and Ron had three children, Brian, Dawn (02/01/72 -02/17/72), and Heather.
Hazel’s Celebration of life will be held on Thursday March 8th at 1:00 pm at The Senior’s 5th Avenue Activity Centre located at 170 5th Ave SE, Salmon Arm.
In the spirit of Hazel’s giving nature, in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in the community.


Frick, Isolde Josefine Maria

February 18, 1932 – February 25, 2018
at the age of 86 years

A celebration of Isolde’s’ life will be held in May 2018.

Isolde died Peacefully after a lengthy illness.  She will be missed by her Brothers, Sister, Sister-in-laws, Nieces, Nephews and many friends.
She was a Lady with many creative talents, travelled the world – often with close friends and family.
Originally from Germany, she was proud to be Canadian.  She will be missed.

Abbott, Eva Gartrud Marry

September 27, 1928 – February 25, 2018
at the age of 89 years

Memorial Service: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 4pm at Crossroads Free Methodist Church, Pastor George Fleming officiating.

Eva was born in Cherhill, AB, September 27, 1928 and died in Salmon Arm, BC, on February 25, 2018 at the age of 89 years.
She is survived by her children:  Linda, Dot, Wayne, Debbie, Lynn, Bill, 20 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Thank you to Mt. Ida Mews Staff for the loving care of our mom.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to charity of your choice.