Rogers, Albert Ernest

ROGERS WOctober 23, 1927 – February 9, 2015
at the age of 87 years

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Albert at the age of 87 after a lengthy battle with Dementia. Albert was predeceased by his parents and 9 siblings, and is survived by his son David Rogers of New Westminster, BC and by his daughter Lynn Rogers of Salmon Arm. 
Albert moved to Canada in 1965 from England to make a better life for his family.  He was a baker by trade and was a long time member of BCTW local 468, once retired, he drove to Mexico every winter for many years. He loved the annual fishing trips with the boys to Vancouver Island and also enjoyed a game or two of crib.
We would like to thank Dr. Skubiak and all the people at cottage 4 of Hillside Village for taking such good care of him in his final months.
You will be forever in our hearts, love you Dad.
There will be no service, just raise a glass in his honor.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of BC, Box 277, Station M, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5K6, would be greatly appreciated.

Bater, Lorrin Thomsley

October 28, 1919 – February 7, 2015
at the age of 95 years

Celebration of life:  1:30p.m., Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Eagle Valley Manor in SicamousBATER, LORRIN w

Lorrin T. Bater passed away on February 7, 2015 at the age of 95 years.

His wife, Fern predeceased him. He is survived by his five children; Charlotte Elaine Dyer, Carol Louise DePaoli, son-in-law Albert DePaoli, Patrick Lawrence Bater (Joisie), Heather Mae Cline (Robert) and Leslie Evan Bater (Brenda) as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lorrin lived in Sicamous, BC, at the Haven and later at the Manor. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

There will be a celebration of his life at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Eagle Valley Manor in Sicamous. All that knew Lorrin are very welcome to attend and join with his family.

Hall, Wayne Stanley

HALL, WAYNE obit photo wSeptember 25, 1935 – February 7, 2015
at the age of 79 years

With heavy hearts we announce the passing on Feb. 7, of Wayne after a lengthy battle with heart related issues.
He leaves his close companion Betty and son Steve, sister Joy and extended family Sandra, Kellie, Eileen and Steven, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends from R.C.H. in New Westminster.
Thank you to the fabulous team of medical professions who helped over the years to enhance his life: First Responders, paramedics, hospital staff, community care hospice and palliative staff in Salmon Arm, as well as Dr. Welder & Peggy. Special thanks to Dr. Smylie at the Vernon Pace Clinic for their special bond with Wayne. Thank you to all at Bastion Place. Last but not least Munro’s Pharmacy staff in Sorrento. We are truly humbled.
No service by request.

Cox, Harold Ernest

COX wApril 26, 1924 – February 6, 2015
at the age of 90 years

Celebration of life: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
SASU Recreation Centre, Salmon Arm

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Ernest Cox, born April 26, 1924, in East York Township, York County, Ontario. Harold passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Friday evening, February 6, 2015, after a brief battle with Congestive Heart Failure. Harold, a long time Salmon Arm resident, is survived by his wife Mae, children Bev (Dan Gienger), Peter, Evelyn (Byron Fritzler), Jim, Mark (Gloria), and Elaine (Kelly Bury). He also leaves behind eleven grandchildren, as well as four great.

Harold grew up years in Hines Creek, Alberta, where he spent a lot of time in the bush, working trap lines. In 1950, Harold moved to Celista, British Columbia, and earned his living driving a Cat and working in local mills. In 1952, he married Mae, and shortly afterwards moved to Salmon Arm. Harold spent 31 years working for the City of Salmon Arm, ending as the foreman of the roads department

Harold had a great sense of adventure and love of the outdoors, enjoyed falling trees, gathering fire wood, and burning wood in his wood stove. He was also an avid gardener, growing fruit, vegetables, and rows of daffodils and irises each year

One of Harold’s greatest joys in life was his family. He lived his life in a patient and caring way, demonstrating what it means to sacrifice your own desires for those you love. He enjoyed a close relationship with each of his children and grandchildren. Harold also had a great sense of humour, and was no stranger to practical jokes. His smile could light up a room, and his warm-hearted chuckle will linger with us all.

Harold was also a man of strong faith and lived his convictions on a daily basis. He loved God and had no fear of death, as he knew where he was going. He died assured of his salvation through Jesus Christ.

The family wishes to say a special thank you to Dr. Stacey Kirkman, whose expertise, friendship, and humour eased the medical challenges of the last few years. He made going to doctor’s office fun. Thanks for everything, Stacey. You have our deepest appreciation.

A memorial service will be held for Harold on Friday, February 20, 2:00 pm at the SASCU Recreation Centre, with a tea to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shuswap Lake General Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.

Harold Cox – loving husband, patient father, extraordinary grandfather, faithful friend. We can’t help but miss you.

Mey, Inge Kaethe

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeptember 26, 1936 – February 5, 2015
at the age of 78 years

Mark, Ann “Dolores”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJune 5, 1935 – February 3, 2015
at the age of 79 years

Latimer, Susan Constance

LATIMER, SUSAN wAugust 25, 1946 – February 2, 2015
at the age of 68 years

Celebration of life:  Salmon Arm Secondary School, Jackson Campus, Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the gymnasium

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan Latimer. Surrounded by love, Susan left us on February 2, 2015 at the age of 68 years. She is survived by her children Debbie (Doug), Richard (Karen), Curtis (Gwen), Michael and Kate (Brian) and her siblings Fiona, Robert (Cheryl) and Terry (David). Let’s not forget the grandchildren: Justin, Shaylee, Otto, Jenna, Liam, Aidan, Ashley, Jessee, Ty and Paxton along with four great grand kids.
Susan worked for the school district for close to 30 years. Besides her children, her job was her greatest achievement. Working as a certified education assistant and lunch hour supervisor allowed her to hold court and what better place to do that than in the hallway or cafeteria of a high school. The kids called her grandma Susan and she cherished being part of their lives.
Susan loved to shop – a lot! Family members tried to avoid at all cost, being dragged around on one of her excursions. She knew everyone and she stopped to talk to them all. She could spend an hour in Safeway and only buy a few items.
A strong union supporter, Susan served for many years on the local CUPE executive and attended many conferences as their representative. For many years, she was on the negotiating team for the CUPE collective agreement. She joked that the school board office management would hide under their desks when they saw her coming up the stairs.
If there was a cause, she’d be there – you could count on her. Susan lived to help people – in every aspect of her life. She loved her kids, her grand kids and great grand kids with all her heart. She was happiest in their presence.
A celebration of life will be held at Salmon Arm Secondary School, Jackson Campus, on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the gymnasium. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship for Salmon Arm Secondary has been set up in Susan’s name.
Courage, my friends; ‘tis not too late to build a better world…. Tommy Douglas

Ducharme, Tashanna Marie

DUCHARME, CHAOS FAERIE WJune 10, 1978 – February 2, 2015
at the age of 36 years

A gathering to remember Tashanna will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Elk’s Hall, 3690 3oth Street, NE

~ goodbye Chaos Faerie ~

Bert and Debra are heart broken to announce the sudden passing of our beloved daughter Tashanna Marie Ducharme on Feb 2 in Vancouver. She was born June 10, 1978 in Ft Nelson. She was a loving sister to Jared, Danielle and Dagan (Mercedes), and a fun-loving Aunty to Tabitha and Noah.

Tashanna is survived by a large loving family including maternal Grandparents, Jim and Elly Read of Vernon, 19 Aunts and Uncles, hundreds of cousins and many, many friends.

Tashanna was a talented artist with a kind and generous sprit. Her paintings and costumes brought life to many events. She was “mother earth” leading the save the rivers and painted all those stick salmon still seen regularly across Vancouver. Her many costumes and artistic creations will be treasured.

Tashanna led an adventurous life -Never a dull moment – She loved to travel and had seen many parts of the world. Born in a small town she had a big city heart. She was active in multiple causes and rallies in the lower mainland of B.C. specifically those relating to the environment, First Nations, and the social determinants of health. She was an advocate to her core.

We will be remembering Tashanna on Thursday February 12th, 2:00 p.m. at the Elks Hall in Salmon Arm. It will be a casual, colorful affair. Please come and remember Tashanna, and say good goodbye to our unique, wonderful and cherished CHAOS FAERIE.

In lieu of flowers you may wish to donate to: The Kettle Society of Vancouver, In memory of Tashanna Ducharme, Donation directed to the Art Fund,


Davies, John Reynold

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOctober 8, 1923 – February 1, 2015
at the age of 91 years

Stone, Charles Herbert Powell

STONEJuly 11, 1936 – January 30, 2015
at the age of 78 years

Born in Vermilion, AB on July 11, 1936 and raised in Edmonton as the oldest of four children. Charlie and Doreen (nee Roeder) married in June, 1956 at Galahad, AB. Together, they raised four children:  Janice, Donna, Bill and Patty. 
Job opportunities took the family to a variety of communities in Alberta and British Columbia. Charlie took work seriously and tried numerous ventures both as an employee and as an entrepreneur.
Charlie had a short but valiant fight against cancer and passed away with his wife and daughters by his side on January 30, 2015.  Charlie was predeceased by son, Bill, in 1996. Heis survived by his wife, Doreen and their daughters and families.

Thanks and appreciation go to his medical team (Dr. Levins and Dr. McLellan) as well as the nurses and care aides who provided excellent care.

“There was a man who had a calf, and that’s half. He took it from the stall, and tied it to the wall.  That’s all! Goodnight!”