Blanchard, Camellia “Cam” Louise

October 20, 1953 – December 5, 2023
at the age of 70 years:

     A Celebration of Life  for Camellia and her son Ryan will be held Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elk’s Hall, 3690 30 Street NE, Salmon Arm

         We are so sorry to announce the passing of Camellia Louise Blanchard (nee – Reed) on December 5,  2023 in the Salmon Arm Hospital. Forever loved by her sons Matthew (Jana), Sean, Ryan, and Ben (Stevie); her ten siblings, their families; and many friends. Our eldest sister Camellia left us suddenly to join her beloved husband Patrick Ross Blanchard, her parents, sister Jacquie, brother-in-law James Mitchell, and nephews Jeff and Nathan Reed in the heavens.

She was a loving and devoted Wife, Mother, Sister and Friend. Camellia spent time studying the landscapes looking for her next vivid capture of scenery. Her photographs and poetry left behind are just as beautiful as her exquisite handwriting, reminding us that she tried her best to see the world through rose-coloured glasses. To capture her winsome soul in a few paragraphs is simply not enough for our mother.

It hurts to lay to rest such a beautiful soul, we know you are up in glory and will see you in the pines. She was the strongest, most heartfelt and caring mother that a son could have. We will always miss your smile, loving ‘Mama Bear’ ways, and magnificent mealtimes! In time, we will learn to live without you and embrace the love you’ve left behind.

The family would like to thank the Nurses at the Salmon Arm Hospital for the care and the compassion they gave to Cammy in her time of need. We also thank all of Cam’s special friends, old and new who gave her support, laughed and cried with her through the times that life presents us with. We will forever look for your face in the clouds Camellia.

Cam is at rest now and will always be with us.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


  1. We are so sorry to so many for such a tough loss. Aunty Cam, you will paint our skies with views you always shared with us to be able to remember you even more by. Love you so much and we will miss your radiant love and kindness.

  2. My condolences to family and friends. RIP my friend. Thank for your kind words over the years. I will miss our long conversations. You were a wise and kind loving soul. Till we meet again. Rest in peace my friend.,,,,,you earned your wings.

  3. Cam, you were such a pure, loving soul. You will be terribly missed. Our condolences go out to your family and friends :'(

  4. Cam you will forever be in my heart.From the early days when we lived on Victoria Avenue.A beautiful soul <3

  5. You were always a leader and an inspiration to all of us who followed your wise ways. We appreciated the selfless love and kind words and your love of nature. You were one with the world and I pray that you know how much you mattered and that you will be forever remembered and your memory cherished.

  6. We’ll miss you aunty Cam. Thanks for always taking the time to reach out and let others know you’re thinking of them. We love you. Sending lots of love to the family.

  7. Matthew, Ben, Ryan and Sean my heart goes out to all of you. I will always remember your mom embracing me as one of her own. I loved spending time with her. Sending you all lots of hugs.

  8. My sincere condolences on the loss of a beautiful soul who I was blessed to call my friend. She will be lovingly remembered and always missed.

  9. Ben, Matthew, Sean and Ryan we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom could always put a smile on our faces. Find comfort in knowing your mom and dad are together again, which puts a smile on her face. Jodi and Trevor Rawson

  10. This is beyond difficult.
    My heart goes out to her sons, family and many, many friends.
    Cammie will be missed.

    I will look up to the clouds to comfort me. I know, I will miss you for the rest of my life.
    Rest in peace, my cousin.
    Love ya, Connie

  11. You will always be in our minds and thoughts .

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