Fowle, Ethel Eileen

FOWLE WJuly 12, 1941 – August 28, 2014

at the age of 73 years

Celebration life on September 28th from 2pm -4pm at English Tart 33134 1st. Avenue, Mission BC

It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Born July 12 1941 in Mission BC to Grant and Mary Reddeman, passed quietly August 28th 2014.
Predeceased by her husband Evan in 2009, she leaves behind 3 children Lyle, Kevin, Michael (Debbie ), 7 grandchildren Angela (Chris ), Damon, Tasha ( Charlie), Jamie (Michelle), Amanda, Kelani, Julie, 8 great grandchildren Ethan , Lyle, Braden, Jake, Ashton, Hayden, Cameron, Logan, 1 great great grandchild Lucas, 2 brothers Stan(Brenda), Michael (Debbie) , several nephews and nieces. Mom was raised and lived in Mission most of her life. Her passion was her family and gardening. Dad and Mom were members of the Classic Car Club for several years and spent many Saturday nights at A&W in Langley BC with their car friends. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Pleasant View Hospital in Mission BC and Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm BC for all your kindness and quality care.
We would love all that knew Mom to joining the family in celebrating her life on September 28th from 2pm -4pm at English Tart 33134 1st. Avenue, Mission BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

McBain, Dona Merle

MCBAIN WJanuary 10, 1924 – August 28, 2014

at the age of 90 years

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 4 in Scotch Creek at the North Shuswap Christian Fellowship at 1:00 pm.  Interment is planned for next spring in Virden MB.

It is with great sadness that the family of Dona McBain announces her peaceful passing in Salmon Arm, British Columbia on August 28, 2014 at the age of 90 years.

Dona was born in Virden, Manitoba on January 10, 1924 to Harold and Dorothy Taylor.  Her childhood was spent in Virden and she married Robert McBain, the “boy next door” when he returned from the Navy after WWII.

Dona was active in the Association for the Mentally Handicapped, the United Church, ambulance volunteer and curling club.  She loved playing Bridge and continued this until last year.  After moving to Scotch Creek, she was involved in the Naturalist Club, firehall, and x/c skiing.  But her real passion was square dancing and she sewed many beautiful and unique matching outfits.

After Bob’s untimely passing in 1985, she was fortunate in meeting another square dance partner, Fred Luddington, and they eventually became life partners living in Armstrong and Enderby until Fred died in 2008.

Dona moved to Piccadilly Terrace in Salmon Arm and lived actively until her health declined; she then moved to Piccadilly Care Centre and spent August quietly.

She was predeceased by her sister Marjorie (Charles) McLean and brothers Ross and Bruce Taylor.

Left to mourn are her four children Del (Ed) Fearns, Jim (Audrey) McBain, Laurie (Don) Wardley and Margie McBain, 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren as well as diverse extended family.

Heartfelt thanks are given to the staff at both Piccadilly residences as they treated Mom with kindness, dignity and respect.  The staff and Dr. J. Levins are to be commended for the care and support they offered to the family in this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dona’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

We miss you, Mom, (aka Grandma Dona, Don Don) and we will cherish your memory forever.

Main, Robert Campbell

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJuly 5, 1934 – August 28, 2014
at the age of 80 years

Bell, Eileen Violet

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADecember 10, 1952 – August 28, 2014
at the age of 61 years


Gair, Violet Marian

GAIR, VIOLETAugust 8, 1931 – August 23, 2014
at the age of 83 years

A celebration of life will be held at the Eagles Hall, 755 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, B.C., Aug. 31,2014, at 10:00 A.M.

Born- Corning, Saskatchewan Aug. 8, 1931
Died- Kamloops, B.C., Aug. 23,2014

Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Erma Gall, her sister Julia Daku, her daughter Freda Ellen Gair, and her daughter in law Bettyanne Gair. Also her former husband and father to their children, Simon Gair.
She is survived by her three sons. Ron (Brenda), Larry (Darleen), and Rob (Sher), all of Kamloops, and their families. Also her sister Edith Grier, and her two brothers, Clayton Gall and Frank Gall Jr. (Wilma) and families. Also her extended family at the Fraternal Order of Eagles and numerous friends.
Violet had numerous jobs, including years at Tranquille Institution and Overlander Extended Care Hospital.
Violet moved from Saskatchewan to B.C. in 1973, But always called Saskatchewan home.
The love of her life was her family. The second love was her family at the Eagles. She spent countless hours volunteering at the Eagles, where she met many friends. Vi was an officer of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Eagles, including Madam President For most of her 34 years of membership.
Special thanks to the staff at Royal Inland Hospital and also Interior Health.
A celebration of life will be held at the Eagles Hall, 755 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, B.C., Aug. 31,2014, at 10:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Violet’s memory would be appreciated.

Jensen, Jack Edward

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeptember 01, 1936 – August 20, 2014
At the age of 77

Allan, Nancy

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJuly 07, 1937 – August 19, 2014
At the age of 77

Wake:  11 am Monday, August 25, 2014, Health Centre, First Nations Rd., Salmon Arm.
Service and Celebration of Life:   noon Tuesday, August 26 at Health Centre, First Nations Rd., Salmon Arm.

Hartley, Larry Neale

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJanuary 15, 1930 – August 19, 2014
at the age of 84 years

Melnyk, Joan Norah “Mama,Jojo, Joni”

MELNYK, JOAN young wMELNYK, JOAN wApril 7, 1934 – August 16, 2014

at the age of 80 years

The family of Joan Melnyk, affectionately known as “Jojo”, regrettably announces her passing on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Mama/Jojo/Joni was the kind of person who was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her.  She had a zest for life and always lived life to the fullest and her own way.
Mama’s younger days were as the owner of a travel agency and a secretary for her son Greg.  Later as a bartender at the Dover Arms, the Castle Hotel in the Lounge and then in the Pub (with her boys who she loved dearly) and at the Brit where she met many of her life long friends.
“Mama” was the best mom any child could ask for.  She was fierce in her love for her son Greg and her daughters Tracy and Lesley and we loved her with every ounce of our being.  We will miss her every second for the rest of our lives.
”Jojo” was a loving grandma who saw the best in her grandkids and always supported them in whatever they aspired to be.
“Joni” was a loyal partner and friend, always there for you if she was needed.
Mama wore a lot of different hats in her time here; mom, business owner, secretary and bartender.  She loved the West End where she lived for many years before and after North Vancouver.  Her last years were in Salmon Arm with her girls and her grandkids.
We would laugh often, reminiscing about all the fun times she had with everyone through the years at all of those places in her memory and I know you all probably have a memory or two that you could share about Mama – of that I’m sure.  So have a Rye & 7 with a splash of soda for Mama the next time you’re out and about and make sure the color is good.

“Show her the way to go home” Lord
Love you – our beautiful Mama/Jojo/Joni.

Love your son Greg, your daughters Tracy and Lesley, you Sons in Law Carlo and Thomas, your grandkids Lucas, Jessica, Vinny and Bastion and your partner Tommy XXXOOO.

Brink, Niels Peder

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAugust 11, 1931 – August 12, 2014
at the age of 83 years