Béc, Adrianna

March 12, 1959 – November 29, 2018
at the age of 59 years

A celebration of life will be

held in the Spring of 2019
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all. – Emily Dickinson
Sincere appreciation and gratitude to all at Bastion Place Multilevel Care

Cunliffe, John Matthew

January 6, 1969 – November 17, 2018
at the age of 49 years

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1 Avenue SW, Salmon Arm

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of our son John Matthew Cunliffe at the age of 49.  John was born at the Grace Hospital in Vancouver in 1969.  He is survived by his father Ben, mother Yvonne and brother Ben, his uncles John Cashore, Derik Cunliffe, and Tom Wolsey (Pat), aunts Marliene Wolsey, Carol Hillman (Barry) and Pat Rodvik (Ron), cousins Cecelia (Dave), Kelly (Steven), Judy Cashore (Mike), Harvey Cashore (Isabell), Ben Cashore (Donna) and Madlene Rotare (Ed).

John went to Salmon Arm High School and also a special school, Cedar Lodge in Duncan, BC.  John’s passions were his love of nature, his friends, music, golfing, fishing, animals and he loved 4x4ing.
We wish to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Hemophilia Clinic for their dedication and caring for John and also to Corporal Tommy Blakney for going the extra mile and not giving up on locating John.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1 Avenue SW, Salmon Arm.  In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Hemophilia Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. 

Painter, Evelyn Dorthy

July 1, 1928 – November 25, 2018
at the age of 90 years

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn Dorothy Painter (nee Carsten). Evelyn peacefully passed away at the age of 90 at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm on Sunday, Nov. 25th.  She will be sadly missed by her sister, Glad Weidlich, (predeceased by her husband Fred on April 15, 2018); brother, Walt (wife Rose) Carsten, sister-in-law (Elsie) and nieces Ali, Dianne and Donna (Dan, Corey and Cole Barker), Sharon (Alan, Derek, Mitchell); Karen (“T”, Tyler, Katlin, Bryce) and nephew, Les Carsten (Rhonda, Sarah).
Ev was born in Preeceville, Saskatchewan and as a young girl, she loved horseback riding, playing the piano and participating in as many sports as she could, excelling in everything she did. Ev also excelled at school, learning Latin as a second language and attended the Success Business College in Manitoba.  Ev worked at International Harvester where she met her husband, Harold Painter. Ev then began working with the Regina Police Department and remained there until she retired after a long career. Ev was predeceased by her husband, Harold, in 1990 (shortly after moving to Salmon Arm) and by her brother, Art Carsten in October 2001.
Ev made friends easily and, as such, had many close friends in Yorkton, Regina, Vancouver, etc. Her love for travel took her to many wonderful destinations with Hawaii being one of her favourite locations. She was involved in the community and gave generously to many charities; which included devoting her time to read with the elderly.  Ev will be lovingly remembered as the remarkable women she was, a wonderful and loving aunt, gourmet cook and her love for Siamese cats, Ming and her golden lab, Rover.
It was Ev’s wish that no memorial service be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Painter Endowment Fund at the Shuswap Community Foundation, www.shuswapfoundation.ca.

McCaig, Raymond Byron

July 24, 1933 – November 24, 2018
at the age of 85 years

Ray was called home to be with his Lord November 24, 2018 at the age of 85 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Ann, his son David, siblings Gladys Berglund, Ron (Hazel) McCaig, Gerald (Laverne) McCaig, Sharon (Herb) Sommerfeld as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.  Ray was predeceased by his father and mother Robert and Lillian McCaig, sister Ruby Brooks and brothers Donald and Gordon McCaig.
Ray was a real teaser, especially during hockey and football seasons. 
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Edmonton.
He will be dearly missed.

Easton, “Tom” Thomas Arthur

June 4, 1928 – November 22, 2018
at the age of 90 years

Open House, Saturday April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm, Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm


Loxton, Garth Harold

November 28, 1923 – November 21, 2018
at the age of 94 years

Celebration of Life: Monday, November 26, 2018, 1pm at the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, Bishop Papworth officiating, reception to follow

Our kind hearted, hardworking, patient and loving dad, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his bedside. He was met by his wife Jean Loxton, and son Darcy Loxton and family and friends. We will miss our family’s patriarch, but take comfort knowing that there is a piece of him burning in each of our hearts. 

He will be forever missed and never forgotten until we meet again.


Lord, Wilma Watson

March 12, 1925 – November 20, 2018
at the age of 93 years

Wilma Lord, affectionately known as “Woodies” age 93 years passed away peacefully on November 20, 2018 in the loving care of Piccadilly Care Centre, Salmon Arm B.C. 
She was born in Stratford, County of West Ham, England in 1925 to William Watson and Janet (Murdoch) Watson and was the youngest of 5 children. 
Wilma met a young Canadian Flt. Lieutenant F/O with the RCAF during WWII, Bruce Sheridan Lord, stationed near her home in Sandbanks England. They became engaged soon after they met and were married in St. David’s Cathedral, Wales in 1944. Bruce and Wilma honeymooned in London during The Blitz and bombing raids and were then stationed as far away as the Outer Hebrides while Bruce carried out flight missions in a Halifax bomber over France.
Bruce predeceased Wilma in Salmon Arm in 2013.
As the war drew to a close and Bruce returned to Canada, Wilma joined thousands of “war brides” on the long rough Transatlantic journey aboard the Aquitania to Halifax, N.S.,  where they boarded trains for the cross country trip to her new home in, at that time,  the “provincial” town of Vancouver, British Columbia. She and Bruce lived in Vancouver for most of her adult life then moved to Salmon Arm in 2012 to be closer to her son and daughter in law.
Wilma is survived by her children Janet and Garth Lord and their spouses John Calver and Debbie Lord,
Grandchildren Ian, Blake and Brett Lord and spouses Valerie, Stephanie and Jenna, great grandchildren Mila and William Asselstine, Harper and Casper Asselstine and Jax and Dekker Lord.
We wish to acknowledge and truly thank all the staff at Piccadilly Care Centre in Salmon Arm for their dedication and loving care of our Mum over these past few years and Fischer’s Funeral Services of Salmon Arm for their compassion and care.
“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life-to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” George Eliot