Vike, Doris “Irene”

Vike, Doris “Irene”

November 23, 1929 – December 11, 2023
at the age of 94 years:     

        A Celebration of Life for Irene will be held Saturday, June 1, 2024, 1pm at the Five Corners Pentecostal Church, 3160 10th Ave. SE, Salmon Arm, BC.


             With deep sorrow and broken hearts, the family of Doris “Irene” Vike announce her passing on December 11, 2023, in Salmon Arm, BC surrounded by her loving family.  Irene was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 23, 1929.

Irene was predeceased by her husband Norman and son Bill. She is survived by her adoring children, David, Norene, Doris, Mark, Dan, Jim, Norm, Julie, Paul, Pauline, 30 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.

She was an accomplished vocalist, singing in churches and choirs. Along with being an amazing mother to 11 children, her working career included being a secretary, postal worker, and working at Skimikin Tree Nursery for 17 years. Both Mom and Dad spent time in Japan serving the Lord as missionaries in the 1950s.

One of her main hobbies included the love of knitting Afghan blankets for all her children, grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Also, Irene was known for baking delicious loaves of bread and buns.

She was outgoing and loved people wherever she went making many friends. Irene and Norman’s home was an open door to friends and strangers alike. Irene modelled a life of gracious service to others demonstrating her gift of hospitality.

Irene often voiced her grateful appreciation for all the love shown by home support and medical staff. The family extends a sincere heartfelt thankyou to the caring staff at Andover Terrace and Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

Celebration of life for Irene will be announced in the spring of 2024.

Boyes, Florence Edna

Boyes, Florence Edna

November 22, 1930 – December 2, 2023
at the age of 93 years:

          Celebration of Life:  Saturday, July 6, 2024,  11:00 a.m., Malakwa School, Malakwa, BC

            It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Florence Edna Boyes (Lybarger) on December 2, 2023 at her home in Sicamous, BC

  Mom was born in Midnight Lake, Saskatchewan on November 22, 1930. She was the seventh of eight children. Her family moved to the Malakwa area via train when she was 9 years old. They lived in Craigellachie on Lybarger Rd. which was named after her family. At age 14 mom burnt this house to the ground while making cookies. Something she got much better at as time went on. At age 15 she met our Dad, Ken Boyes and they were married 3 years later, on December 11, 1948. She spent the next 40+ years in Malakwa before making the move to Sicamous.

  Throughout Mom’s life she had many great accomplishments. To name a few, she raised 4 children, opened and operated the gift and info building at the Last Spike where she wore her self-made beautiful costume dresses and hats from that historical era. She hosted many International Bus Tours at her home to teach about the Last Spike and our area plus travelled to many Home Shows in North America promoting both the Last Spike and our beautiful Shuswap. She planted trees for Forestry, worked at 3 Valley Gap and was a Teachers’ Aid at Malakwa School.

  She was a passionate gardener, athletic, musical and had a great sense of humor. She was a master at DIY projects and an excellent problem solver. Mom loved her home and she loved animals of all shapes and sizes but more than anything else she loved her family.

  Florence is predeceased by her parents, 6 older sisters, her first husband Ken Boyes, second husband Keith McColl, fiancé Ken Nistor and her eldest son, Darryl Boyes.

  She is survived by her children Derek (Peg), Debbie and Deanna. Grandchildren Alexis (Ed), Andrew, Chad (Tanya), Chris (Courtney), Madelynn and Tony as well as eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by her only brother Dan Lybarger and numerous nieces and nephews.

  Our family would like to thank her neighbours in the Eldorado Mobile Home Park in Sicamous for keeping a watchful eye on Mom. With their help Mom continued living independently in her home and tending to her much loved yard filled with beautiful flowers and vegetables.  This meant so much to her and we are greatly appreciative.

Forever in our Hearts

Garner, Genevieve Elaine

Garner, Genevieve Elaine

March 16, 1968 – May 14, 2024
at the age of 56 years

        Celebration of Life, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2024, Garner residence, 3194 Johnson Road, Salmon Arm


Chester, Ross Leroy

Chester, Ross Leroy

November 18, 1935 – December 28, 2023
at the age of 88 years:

        We invite you to come and share a coffee and your favorite memories of Dad with our family and Dad’s friends at the Canoe Senior Center on May 25, 2024 from 1 – 4 p.m.

         Ross LeRoy Chester, 88 years old, passed away peacefully with his family by his side December 28, 2023.
Our family invite you to join us in celebration of Dad’s life Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the Canoe Senior Center from 1:00pm-4:00pm

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