Roy, Claude Joseph Cyril

Roy, Claude Joseph Cyril

August 12, 1947 – March 13, 2024
at the age of 76 years:

        A celebration of life will be held July 13, 2024 in Salmon Arm, 371 10th Street SE, 2:30 – 5:00 

         Born in Laval, Quebec to William Roy and Felicité Bertin, Claude grew up on the Montreal and Lachute areas with his sister Doris and brothers Nelson, Eugene and Robert.  Claude enjoyed living on the Dairy farm while working with his family.  He spent as much time as possible getting his brothers into trouble!  He loved fast cars and Harley Davidsons.
Claude is survived by his wife Paulette (step-children Amanda and Justin), his daughter Cherie (Rob and Maddox), his son Chris (Marta), and sons Terry and Justin.

                      May the sun rise in front of you,
                      The rain fall behind you,
                      And the wind follow you
                      as you ride with Angels in Heaven
                      and your friends who departed before you.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association,


Zacharias, Abram “Abe”

Zacharias, Abram “Abe”

December 17, 1938 – June 3, 2024
at the age of 85 years:

Celebration of Life
July 29, 2024, 1pm, Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6 Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC

   In Loving Memory of Abram (Abe) Zacharias

                On June 3, 2024, at the age of 85, with his loving wife at his side, Abe went to his Heavenly Mansion “to meet the King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (his recent words) whom he sung about for many years. 

Abe was born in Hague, Saskatchewan to William and Anna Zacharias, the middle child of 11. When still a young boy, his family moved to southern Alberta. As a teenager he gave his life to Christ and went on to attend Bible College in Alberta for 3 years. He then moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba to find a job, and soon met the love of his life, Margaret (Marg) Groening at a church youth wiener roast. After courting for a year and a half, Abe and Marg were married in November of 1962. Soon after, he enrolled in trade school where he completed his welding certification where he went onto to make welding his career for many years. A few years later, they moved to Calgary where Abe continued to work as a welder, started his own business in Ornamental Iron and worked with his welding Rig. Abe and Marg then moved their family to Golden, BC to escape the busy city life to enjoy country living. Abe continued with his welding business for many years and later worked for CP Rail as a railway track patrolman.

Abe was raised in a very musical family where he learned the gift of singing and harmonizing. His brother Bill taught him a few chords on guitar that inspired his lifelong love of music and singing. In 1992, after moving to Salmon Arm, BC, he retired from his first career as a welder and began his second career in full time music ministry. He travelled with his wife across Western Canada and parts of the United States, playing many church concerts, country gospel festivals and various other venues. He recorded many albums, mostly his own compositions and collaborated with other musicians and singers along the way. He was honoured to sing one of his own songs on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, with their band in accompaniment. Abe was nominated several times by the Country Gospel Music Association, for Song Writer of the Year, and won several awards. Then also for the Male Vocalist of the Year and won awards with the top honor of Male Vocalist for Canada & the United States in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1997. He also won Group of the Year with Kathy Froese and Lyn Sandi and enjoyed singing in the group “Sons of the Sage” with Duane Stewart and Gerry Pelland.

His hobbies were mostly his music, reading, going for walks and hiking. In is earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, however, most importantly was spending quality time with his family. His infectious smile and witty sense of humor warmed the hearts of his beloved family and friends.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Marg, of 61 years. Also, his four much loved children, Angela (Larry), Kevin, Laurel (Chris), and Trevor as well as his precious grandchildren Keith (Corrie), Collin, Alajiah (Riley), Joshua, Janayah, and his special great grandsons Liam and Dominic. His last wish was for all his family to meet him in Heaven.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Anna, his brothers Bill and Tony and his sisters Helen and Kay. He will be dearly missed by his surviving brothers John and Dave and his sisters Anne, Marie, Betty and Eve.

The family would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Dirk Breugem for his care and to the medical staff at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm for their support and care in the last few weeks of his long and difficult decline in health.

Stanford, Patrick “Pat” Gene

Stanford, Patrick “Pat” Gene

June 7, 1933 – June 26, 2024
at the age of 91 years:     

Celebration of Life on July 20th at 2:00 at River of Life Church 2405 Centennial Dr., Blind Bay, BC.

Patrick Gene Stanford, born June 7, 1933 (age 91) passed peacefully on June 26, 2024, in Salmon Arm, BC. 

Pat is predeceased by his beloved wife, DJ and 9 siblings. Pat led a full, busy life and will be sorely missed by his three children, numerous stepchildren, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Family, friends and others whose lives Pat touched are invited to a Celebration of Life on July 20th at 2:00 at River of Life Church 2405 Centennial Dr., Blind Bay, BC. Donations can be made to the Good Samaritan Society. 

Christensen, Jamie Lynn

Christensen, Jamie Lynn

July 17, 1956 – February 1, 2024
at the age of 67 years:     

           A local celebration of Jamie’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, from 1:30 – 4:00 at the Sicamous United Church (Thrift Store)

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Jamie Lynn Christensen. Loving partner to Chris, devoted mother to Stephanie and Leon (Stephanie), loving grandmother to Madison and Damian, beloved daughter of Cortland and Gail Christensen, sister of Dana, loyal friend to so many, dog-lover of Zoey and Hunter and entrepreneur with her business ‘Our Walk with Buddha’, Jamie will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

The angels in heaven are wearing beautiful malas and bracelets.

Jamie loved sports in her younger years, especially baseball. Lifelong friendships were forged early on: Debbie C, Debbie H, Linda, Lisa, Paddy, Shelley and Tracey and many others were always in touch. In her later years she enjoyed playing outdoors with her grandchildren, kayaking, puttering in her garden, walking the dogs with Chris and making new friends at her popular jewelry markets. Jamie was very proud to be able to continue working for the RCMP and the Commissionaires here in Sicamous.

There will be a Celebration of Life in mid-July, on her birthday, in Sicamous.

Thank you so much to the teams of nurses, doctors and physiotherapists at Shuswap Lake General Hospital who took such wonderful care of our dear friend.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the BC Cancer Society.

Wicklund, Ruby Gwendolyn

Wicklund, Ruby Gwendolyn

February 6, 1938 – July 8, 2024
at the age of 86 years:     

Open house Friday, July 19, 2024, 2pm-4pm. at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1 Avenue SW, Salmon Arm, BC.

            Ruby left this world on her own terms surrounded by her four daughters:  Donna (George), Debbie, Darlene and Denise (Tom).  She also leaves behind 8 grandkids, 14 great grand kids, brother Roy Churchill, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by parents Tom & Phyllis Churchill, sister Rena Schmidt and baby grandson Dustin.

Rest in peace Mom

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