Barillaro, Edith “Muriel”

June 9, 1923 – June 30, 2020
at the age of 97 years

Muriel passed away, with her daughter Judy and Chaplin Vicki by her side, at the age of 97 years in Good Samaritan Hillside Care.  She was born in Salmon Arm, BC, one of 10 children, to Herbert and Martha Evans.
Muriel was predeceased by her husband Frank.  She is survived by her son Nick(Susan), grandchildren Briano and Tamara, her daughter Judy Barillaro, sister Betty, brother Phil(Bev) as well as numerous nieces and nephews .
Muriel left Salmon Arm to work in Kamloops where she met her husband Frank.  She, Frank and family moved back to Salmon Arm in February 1951 where she had resided ever since. 
Muriel helped her husband in his shoe repair shop and started working in the Salmon Arm 5 to $1 Store which was located on Hudson Street.  Later on, she worked in Noca Dairy until it moved to Vernon.
She was a hardworking, loving wife and mother and will be remembered by family and friends for her humor and kindness, her amazing cream puffs, pies , cakes and cookies.
Muriel enjoyed fishing with her husband, horseshoe pitching and lawn bowling.  She loved getting together with family and friends and a good game of Skipbo or cribbage.
Her last two years were spent In Hillside Care Home and she was very happy there, she loved the staff and felt that they were a part of her extended family.
My brother Nick and I wish to express our thanks and gratitude to all the staff at Hillside, Dr. Adrian Louw, and Chaplan Vicki for their love and kindness to our mother and ourselves.


  1. My heart felt condolences to you Judy and family. I have such fond memories of your mum and cherish the visits I had with her a few years ago. We went back a long ways. God Bless

  2. Condolences to you Judy and Nic
    Your Mom was such a good friend to my Mom for quite a few years, she enjoyed her time with your Mom.
    She was a jewel to this community, and all the people she helped

  3. We were very sorry to hear of your loss of your Mom Judy,She was a lovely Lady and it was my pleasure to have known her.

  4. Judy, I was sad to hear about your Mum’s passing. She was always cheerful and a delight to visit with. I know in your head that you know it is for the best but we cannot control our heart and you will miss her. You were so close, friends as well as mother and daughter. Please give my condolences to Nick as will. Thinking of you with sympathy. Joan

  5. My sincere condolences to you, Judy, and to Nick and his family. I have always enjoyed chatting with your Mom, over many years. Her cheerfulness was contagious! She certainly lived a long and interesting life. Mary

  6. So sorry to hear. Hoping for lots of warm happy memories to help you smile, Judy, Nick and family.

  7. My thoughts are with you Judy and Nick. Our families have known each other a long time and I have great memories of both your mom and dad. Muriel was a gracious lady and I always enjoyed our short visits when we met at the mall or downtown. I know my brother Doug, and you, Nick, were good friends many years ago. All the best to your family at this time.

  8. Garry and Mary Landers (July 14, 2020)
    I have fond memories of the Barillaro Clan here in Salmon Arm. Franks Shoe Renu with Frank at the front and Muriel at the back and shoe repairs that lasted. Judy and Muriel just like sisters in the home on Lakeshore. Bumping into Judy from time to time and having a hug (pre-covid). Our thoughts are with you!

  9. Sorry for all our loss, love you auntie, you are missed, Elaine, Jim

  10. So sad to hear of the passing of your lovely Mom, Judy. She was a dear lady. Sending you love and hugs dear friend. Xo

  11. Thinking of you, Judy, (and Nick too) and remembering many years of memories. Your Mom was a person who never changed in her strength of character and personality; always a smile and something kind to say. She won’t be forgotten.

  12. My heartfelt sympathy to you and Nick on the passing of your dear Mother. She was a good friend to our family and always had a smile on her face. She was an integral part of our Community and always helping others. She will be sadly missed for sure but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. So sorry to hear about your Mom. She will be missed but I know she will never ever be forgotten. Take care Judy and look after yourself.

  14. So sorry to hear about your mom it was always a pleasure to run into you and your mom she will be missed l can’t believe she was 97 years old . Deepest condolences to you and your brother .

  15. Dearest Judy I’m so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very sweet and loving lady. You and your family are in my prayers. Lots of love from Jeanette and Jim.

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