Reimche, William “Bill” Arthur

Reimche, William “Bill” Arthur

February 19, 1955 – September 07, 2020
at the age of 65 years

William Arthur Reimche, born in Penticton BC on February 19th, 1955, left us suddenly, and much too soon on September 7th, 2020.

Bill is predeceased by his father Arthur Reimche and both his mother and father in law Una and Charlie Duncan. He will be profoundly missed by his loving wife of 40 years Gail Reimche and there two children Kari Arruda (Marco) and Craig Reimche (Christi) as well as the lights of his life, his 5 grandchildren; Havana, Roman & Magnus Reimche and Charlotte & Lucy Arruda. He loved them all dearly and they always brightened up his day. Bill will also be deeply missed by his Mother Irene Reimche, brother Bob Reimche (Judy), sister Jan Benson, sisters in law Barb Haithwaite (Glen) and Donna Mayer (Roger). He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he loved to have a good laugh with. They all loved their Uncle Bill.

Bill spent his younger years between Keremeos and Penticton, then moved to Kamloops with his wife Gail after they were married in 1979. This is where he spent the rest of his working years with Weyerhaeuser. After Bill retired, he and Gail moved out to the cabin he was building at Shuswap Lake in 2009. There he continued to work on his labour of love, the cabin with the most amazing view. He loved to sit on the deck and enjoy his morning coffee every day, even when the weather was too cold for sitting outside. He was happiest when he was around the water.

Bill was a man of honour and pride. He took pride in everything he did (especially the cabin). He was humble and more than generous with both his time and advice for anyone he met. His quick witted, dry sense of humour made him the life of any gathering, and he took every opportunity he could to “stir the pot”. Everyone has their favourite stories or jokes from Uncle Bill, which will continue to make us laugh.

He loved and cherished his wife, children and grandchildren beyond measure. To him family was the most important thing in life, and he loved nothing more than family gatherings at the lake. He believed in two things, he needed a boat the whole family could fit on together, and a dining room table big enough for everyone to sit together for meals, especially dinner.

Bill’s loved ones will gather privately at a later date to share and laugh together in their memories of this incredible man.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the heart and stroke foundation.

Bill, Dad, Papa, you are forever in our hearts and will be missed more than you know.

Chrunik, Dorothy “Audrey”

Chrunik, Dorothy “Audrey”

July 21, 1937 – September 6, 2020
at the age of 83 years

Due to the exceptional circumstances of this year, there will be a virtual celebration of life in the near future. For information on the date, time and virtual platform for the celebration of life, please reach out via email to:

Dorothy “Audrey” Chrunik, age 83, passed away the same way she lived most of her life, with a smile on her face, on September 6, 2020 in Salmon Arm, B.C.

Audrey is predeceased by her loving husband Dick Chrunik, Bud Mayer, (father of her children), brother Arnold Sherwood, parents Dorothy and Tom Clem and her fur-baby, Samantha the cat.

Audrey will forever be remembered and loved by her daughters; Cindi Sexsmith (Tony) and Shannon Tetz (Duane) grandchildren Peter Winstanley, Krystal Winstanley (Kim), Wade Harestad (Stephanie) and Chellann Harestad, three great grandchildren; Mila, Alexis and Maks Harestad (Wade Harestad), brother Ed Clem (Gabrielle),  many nieces and nephews and her close friend Don Herrmann.  All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Her grandchildren will always remember the fun filled summers spent at Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Genelle.  Swimming, roller-skating in the driveway, trips to their favourite restaurant for spaghetti and meatballs and raiding fruit from the neighbour’s orchard are especially cherished memories.

Audrey was a social butterfly and always enjoyed a good get together with friends and family. She also loved Golfing, tap dancing, Wii bowling, reading a good romance novel and helping with gatherings at the local Senior Community Hall.

The family would like to thank Dr. Beech, the caregivers of Cottage 3 and all the staff of Hillside Village.  A special thank you to Pastor Vikki for being there, holding her hand and bringing the family closer hosting numerous video chats.

The family appreciates the gesture of flowers and requests that in lieu of flowers to us, that you send flowers to someone you love to enjoy and let them know they are loved, or take someone you love out for a banana split (Audrey’s favorite!).

Due to the exceptional circumstances of this year, there will be a virtual celebration of life in the near future.

For information on the date, time and virtual platform for the celebration of life, please reach out via email to:

Harries, Ronald Kinnear

Harries, Ronald Kinnear

June 25, 1938 – September 6, 2020
at the age of 82 years:  

Ronald was the youngest grandson of Samuel Polson a prominent figure in the early 20th century days of the Okanagan. Sam donated land for Polson Park in Vernon and the Hospital there as well. Ron was born in Vancouver on 25 June 1938 to Kathleen Isabel Polson (Sam’s youngest daughter) and Edward William Harries. He graduated from Lord Byng High School in 1956 and worked for CBC in Vancouver in a variety of positions until his retirement in 1991. Ron and his wife Judy were married in 1977. The couple lived in Ladner for a number of years until moving to Lee Creek by Shuswap Lake following his retirement and eventually to Salmon Arm in 1998.

Ron was predeceased by his wife Judy in 2018. He is survived by his only sister Elizabeth Sibbald Harries Carter (Beth) and brother-in-law Gib of Sisters, Oregon, by two nieces and two nephews: Elizabeth Anne Burdette (Dub) of Lubbock, Texas, Sarah Kathleen Carter (Andrew) of Fort Collins, Colorado, Daniel Bruce Carter (Denise) of Forrest Grove, OR, Jeffery Gibson Carter (Layla) of Cornelius, OR and seven great nephews and nieces. Our grandfather Sam Polson and grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Sibbald had nine children and twenty-three grandchildren: of these only Keith Polson of Enderby, Jack Behrend of Lacey, WA and Ron’s sister Beth survive.

Ron was a traveler and enjoyed many good times fishing the waters near and far. He loved to be on the seas admiring whales and had many beautiful whale photographs in his collection. His hobbies focused on photography and later ranged into all manner of electronics from radios to computers, at last count he had nine. He was an avid student of politics both local and provincial. Ron was not always easy to understand – he was a challenge to many and had his own ideas of how life should be lived.

Ron passed away peacefully at the age of 82 at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops following a heart attack at Lakeside Manor while out walking his dog Blaina. No service. Cremation to follow. Ron’s and Judy’s ashes will be scattered in the Okanagan region in the mountains near Salmon Arm.

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