Fisher, Alfred Earl

Fisher, Alfred Earl

September 19, 1952 – June 5, 2024
at the age of 71 years:

Memorial Service
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 11am, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1400 20 Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC

You were not born to be ordinary.
You are so beautiful, so interesting and so wonderfully unique.
You hold dreams and ideas inside of you that no one else
has ever thought of and that the world so desperately needs.
You do not need to pretend to be anyone
other than who you really are.
You were never meant to be ordinary my handsome father.
It’s time to let your wings out so you can finally soar.

Hanel, Timothy “Tim” Joseph

Hanel, Timothy “Tim” Joseph

June 22, 1955 – June 14, 2024
at the age of 68 years:     

On June 14, 2024 Tim passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer in Salmon Arm, BC.

Tim was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK and worked most of his life in the oil patch in Alberta, then retired to the Shuswap area of BC with his loving wife June.

Tim was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Elsie Hanel, brothers David and Leonard as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Left to mourn are his daughter Jamie Lee, grandsons Darian and Jeremy (JT), numerous relatives and the greatest collection of friends both in Canada and USA.  Tim will be forever loved and missed by his wife June.

Tim was an avid golfer who could hit some amazing shots.  He was also a great singer, guitar player and drummer.  He loved nothing more than impromptu music sessions.

Thank to the medical team that did everything possible to help Tim with a special note of appreciation to Dr. Amy Megyesi for her kindness, compassion and dedication.

Tim’s remains will be interred at Hillcrest Cemetery in Saskatoon, SK and a celebration of life held in Blind Bay BC on dates to be determined.

Should you wish, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the cancer charity of your chosing.

Berglund, Edith Margaret “Bergie”

Berglund, Edith Margaret “Bergie”

Nov. 20, 1930 – June 6, 2024
at the age of 93 years:     

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm, BC.

Edith was born Nov. 20, 1930 in Whitewood, SK and died June 6, 2024 in Salmon Arm at the age of 93 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Alden in 2016, her daughters Louise, Therese and Carol, as well as her son Neil. 

Edith is survived by her daughter Daina, son Bruce (Susie), daughter in law Sharon, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Edith obtained her Psychiatric Nursing Diploma in the 1950’s.  After working as a psych nurse for a period of time, she entered the Regina Grey Nuns Hospital and obtained her RN Diploma.  She worked as a Registered Nurse until her retirement in 1995.  She was very dedicated to her chosen profession.

Thank you to the caring staff at Royal Inland Hospital, Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Bastion Place Palliative Care.

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.

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