Martin, Amidie Joseph Albert “Al”

MARTIN, ALBERT wApril 10, 1934 – July 11, 2014
at the age of 80 years

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 18, 2014 @ 11:00 am at our Lady of the Lake Parish, 2385 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Albert Martin on July 11, 2014.  Albert was born in the town of Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan.  He spent his working life in Coquitlam.  Albert retired at age 55 and moved with his wife Nora to Chase, BC.

Albert will be remembered for his love of life and his enjoyment of music, fishing and curling.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed giving back to the community.

Albert was predeceased by his mother Yvonne, father William, brothers Adrian, Marcel and Gilles, sister, Terry and son, Glen.  Albert is survived by his wife Nora, daughter Arlene, son Larry, stepdaughters Maureen (Gerald), Janet (Dwayne) and Lisa (David), brothers Roland (Pam), Lou (Terry), Maurice (Donna), sisters Clare, Jeanette, Vivian, Rachel (Ray), sisters-in-law Laurette, Sally and Marie, grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family extends their thanks and gratitude to the nurses and staff of Marjorie Willoughby Hospice. Donations are gratefully accepted to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9.

Online condolences may be sent through Albert’s obituary at

Paulsen, Isabella McKay

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFebruary 5, 1917 – July 13, 2014
at the age of 97 years

Isabella Paulsen, a longtime resident of Telkwa and a familiar figure at the post office until her retirement there in 1982, has died in the Shuswap area at age 97.
Born Isabella Cathcart in Wayburn Sask., she moved to northern British Columbia with her family during the “Dirty Thirties.” Her parents took up a farm near Vanderhoof.
In Prince George, she met Thorvald Paulsen, who had immigrated to Canada from Denmark with his brother Bill in 1924. They first homesteaded in northern Alberta but they, too, had moved to B.C. in search of better economic opportunities during the 1930s.  Thorvald was working as a butter maker when he and Isabella got married and started their family — three daughters, one of whom died within days of her birth but who was never forgotten. Thorvald contracted tuberculosis and spent years in the sanitarium at Tranquille.  When he was released, minus a lung, he moved the family
to Telkwa where he had bought a creamery with his partner  Bill Kinney. Their Bulkley Valley Creamery butter, wrapped  by Thorvald’s daughters Kathrine and Ellen, was wellknown in the valley.
Thorvald was an active member of the community, serving as councillor, as a member of the Centennial Committee in 1967, and as chef for many years at the annual Telkwa barbecue. Besides working in the post office, Isabella kept busy with her church, providing meals and visits to some of
the old bachelors who had logged, prospected and trapped the north in the early days.  Both took pride in their substantial garden. Thorvald had built a greenhouse for tomatoes and peppers and also
had a small collection of fruit trees. On a crab apple he had grafted branches from other species so he was getting five different kinds of apples from the one tree.
When Dairyland built a large plant in Smithers, BC and outbid Thorvald for farmers’ production of milk, he closed Bulkley Valley Creamery and retired. Until his health failed and he was unable to get around much, he used to delight his grandchildren by taking them into the woods to forage, they would bring back a cardboard box full of ink cap mushrooms and Thorvald would cook them up for a
mushroom feast.
After he died in 1988, Isabella sold their house on Highway 16 in the middle of Telkwa and bought a two-bedroom unit in a development in Sicamous, her first ever brand-new home. Her move brought her close to her daughter Ellen, who, with her husband Gary Ingham, had moved there from Prince Rupert when Gary retired from a plumbing and heating company. They wanted a place without a lot of rain. Isabella, who had open-heart surgery and received a new heart valve in her 70s, maintained good physical health but her vision and her memory began to fail her. She passed away at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm on July 13, 2014. She leaves her daughters Kathrine (Barrie) and Ellen (Gary),
grandchildren Tony (Carl), Tracy (John), Carol (Randy) and Janice, ten great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
No public service is planned.

Doyle, Victor John Francis

December 16, 1990 – July 12, 2104
at the age of 23 years

Richardson, William James “Jim”

RICHARDSON, WILLIAM JAMES WJuly 4, 1952 – July 11, 2014
at the age of 62 years

Molter, Richard Russell

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADecember 9, 1943 – July 10, 2014
at the age of 70 years

Pfeifer, Hilda Emma “Billie”

PFEIFER, HILDA WDecember 24, 1922 – July 8, 2014

at the age of 91 years

PFEIFER, Hilda (Billie) Emma (91 years young) It is with great sadness that we have to let you know that our Auntie Bill passed away. Hilda Emma Virtue was born in Okotoks, AB on December 24, 1922 to Sam and Clara Virtue.  She grew up in Okotoks, Black Diamond and later in Turner Valley areas. She married Herman Pfeifer in 1941, and they resided in Turner Valley until 1953 when they transferred to Blue River, BC and transferred again to Kamloops in 1961.  Throughout their lives Auntie Bill and Uncle Herm were wonderful, kind and fun to be with for all their nieces and nephews and any other children whom they met, they were such a good match.  All of us were very fortunate to have them in our family.  Sadly, Auntie Bill was widowed in 1968.  She later took some courses at Cariboo College and subsequently worked at the Kamloops Library (a perfect fit for such an avid reader) until transferring to the North Kamloops Library when it opened, retiring in 1982. She travelled and saw what she wanted  including a bus tour across Canada. She also travelled to Australia, Mexico, England and Europe including Switzerland. She moved to Salmon Arm in 2003 and remained there until her passing on July 8, 2014.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Herman Pfeifer, and siblings Dorothy Hall, Jim Virtue, Joy Kendall and Gordon Virtue; nieces Lorna Virtue and Jo Ann Kendall (Wright) Scheck and nephews David Kendall and Wayne Kendall.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Laurie (Wilf) Durand; Sharon (Richard) Durand; Gordon (Carol) Virtue; Pam Hill; Lorne (Tracy) Virtue; Rick (Ellen) Kendall; Barb (Ken) Veillette; Bob (Linda) Kendall; Jackie (Jerry) Veillette; Jill Kendall; Don (Bunny) Pfeifer and many great nieces and nephews as well as great, great nieces and nephews all who knew that we were well loved by Auntie Bill.

She had prearranged her wishes with the help of Vince and Tammy at Fischer’s Funeral Home, their support was greatly appreciated by Billie and the family.  Thank you to Dr. J. Aitchison; BC Ambulance staff, Staff at SLG Hospital and Bastion House; and especially to Troy DeVries at Baptist Housing Foundation.  A family graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery in Kamloops and she is placed with her husband.

Donaghy, Thomas Graham

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeptember 25, 1947 – July 8, 2014
at the age of 66 years

Morgan, Judith Cecile

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOctober 12, 1923 – July 8, 2014
at the age of 90 years

Hudson, Cynthia Diann

HUDSON, CYNTHIA wApril 10, 1963 – July 1, 2014

at the age of 51 years

Memorial Service:  Saturday, July 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Crossroads Free Methodist Church, 121 Shuswap St. SW, Salmon Arm

Celebration of life:  Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Chase Creekside Seniors Centre, Chase, BC.

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Cynthia Diann Hudson (Hart) at 51.  Cynthia passed away peacefully at our family’s home in Chase BC on July 1, 2014.  For 33 years Chase was where she had made our house a home.

Cynthia was born in Whitehorse, Yukon to her parents Rev. Russell and Darlene Hart.  Cynthia loved animals, crafting, anything to do with Unicorns and most of all being in nature.  Her community was very important to her and she had great memories of her time volunteering with the Scouts.  She took great pride in her work ethic and is best known for her impeccable customer service.  Her contagious smile and giggle will be missed but never forgotten.  Most important to her were her children and husband.  Even as her health was failing and her children were grown and on their own they were always on her mind and she never stopped showing them unconditional love and support.

Cynthia is survived by her husband William Hudson, daughter Andrea Hudson and son Daniel Hudson.  She is also survived by her father Russell Hart of Salmon Arm BC, brother, Walter Hart of Ponoka AB and sister, Lyn Winfield of Renton WA, and a host of loving and supportive family and friends.  Cynthia is predeceased by her mother Darlene Hart (Hemenway).

We would like to thank the Doctors and staff at the Chase Interior Health Center and the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.   We also send a special thank you to Dr. Nair of Kamloops BC.

In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to your favorite charity.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m. from Crossroads Free Methodist Church, Salmon Arm, BC with Pastor George Fleming officiating.  A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Chase Creekside Seniors Centre, Chase, BC.

Buff, Rudolph John

BUFF, RUDY wJanuary 4, 1925 – June 06, 2014
At the age of 89

A Celebration of Rudy’s Life will be held Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 pm at the Glen Eden Hall in Salmon Arm.

We regret to announce the passing of Rudy Buff Sr. on June 6, 2014 at the age of 89 years.

He was pre-deceased by his wife Phyllis, son John, daughter Shirley, parents Henry & Clara, brothers Peter, Kurt and Herbie.  He is survived by his sister Elfie Mobbs, daughter Christine (John) Danks, son Rudy (Laverne) Buff, daughter-in-law Susan Buff, 8 grandchildren Christopher, Michael, Kiley, Tyler, Stacey, Ryan, Karin and Jonathan;  6 great-grandchildren Kaden, Amya, Jake, Kaylee, Emry and Amelia. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Rudy was born in Switzerland, January 4, 1925 and arrived in Canada in 1935.  He was a member of the RCA in WWII at which time he met and married wife Phyllis Lloyd in England April 10, 1946. They returned to Wonnack, BC where they started their family and later moved to Westwold where Rudy worked in the family business, Buff Lumber Co until it was destroyed by fire in 1979.  Rudy and Phyllis had moved the family to Kamloops in 1966; he later moved to Vernon.  In 2002 he moved to Salmon Arm to his daughter Christine’s home.

Rudy was an active member of The Swiss Society and The Royal Canadian Legion. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and walking. He always looked forward to spending time with family and friends whether it was sharing a glass of his homemade wine, a meal at the family table or rooting for one of his favourite sports teams.

He will be missed by us all.

The family would like to thank Dr. Keith Hepburn and the staff at Mt. Ida Mews Care Home for the excellent care and support provided over the last 1 ½ yrs.

Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. 250-833-1129. Email condolences and shared memories through Rudy’s obituary at