Porter, Reginald “Rex” Giles

December 30, 1944 – February 26, 2020
at the age of 75 years

A celebration of Rex’s life will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020, 2:00 p.m. at the Cedar Heights Community Centre, 2316 Lakeview Drive, Sorrento, BC

Rex passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 26 in Sorrento, BC at the age of 75 years.  He was born in Toronto, ON.
Rex is survived by his loving wife Annie of 25 years, three sons: Derek, Todd and Brad and their families.
A celebration of Rex’s life will has been postponed.

de Weyer, Harold “Harry”

de Weyer, Harold “Harry”

October 27, 1948 – March 29, 2020
at the age of 71 years

Harold [Harry] de Weyer passed away at Shuswap Lake General hospital after a brief but fierce battle with cancer.

He was born in Amsterdam and at the age of 11 immigrated to Canada with his parents and sister Willy. They immediately settled and remained on the West Coast, where Donna the youngest was born.

Harold will be lovingly remembered by his partner Inez Rabehl, sisters Willy and Donna. He was predeceased by his Mother Maria [2019] and his Father Arie [2017]. Harold was also predeceased by his wife of 24 years Katherine [2010]. He is survived by his daughters Melisa [Sean], Jenni [Len] and their mother Gysbertha [Beppy]; and Paula [Brian], Trisha [Steven] and Deb [Trevor]. He leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Harold and Inez retired to Blind Bay on Shuswap Lake last year.  Prior to that Harold was the owner of Hillside Motors in Barriere for 17 years – he was a mechanic for most of his life. He could fix or build almost anything, and enjoyed renovating houses. His hands and mind loved a challenge and he usually came out triumphant.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and boating.  The consumate conversationalist, Harold kept everyone entertained or helped with any problem no matter how long it took.  He was never one to quit, he accomplished many things and gained many lifelong friends along the way.

A family celebration of Harold’s life will be at a later date.

Nelson, Michael Thomas

Nelson, Michael Thomas

November 14, 1934 – March 29, 2020
at the age of 85 years

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Michael Thomas Nelson on March 29 at the age of 85. He is survived by his loving wife Anne, of 63 years,
his children, Debbie Pakka, Corinne Gray, Michael Nelson, five Grandchildren and four Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by four siblings, Mary, Anne,
John and Helen and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Wendy, Grandson Jared, his parents and siblings, Fred,
Paul, Bill and Pauline.
Mike had a witty sense of humor and a great spirit of adventure. As a young man he formed a band with his brother, John, and was accomplished in all areas
of music, whether it was singing, playing guitar or picking up a fiddle. He had many interests and his employment reflected this. He worked in Sales, Diamond
Drilling, Millwork, City Graphic Design and was as a By-Law Officer as well as a Zamboni Driver. He, along with his wife Anne, also owned and operated
a Motel for several years in Salmon Arm.
Mike was one of those people who loved to “tinker” and “invent” and was gifted artistically, leaving behind many oil paintings for his family to admire and enjoy.
Mike lived his life with passion and will be greatly missed for his humor and ability to “entertain.”
  If you ever visited the “Nelson” household you were in for some hearty laughter. Such fond memories as we reminisce!
We would like to acknowledge Dr. Bonthuys for going “above and beyond” to care for Mike and to thank the Staff at the Shuswap Lodge for their wonderful kindness
and compassion.
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the LIFE in your years!” (Abraham Lincoln)
Mike lived life to the fullest!
In his honor, please take a moment to reflect and appreciate the love of family. In lieu of flowers, a donation towards your local food bank would be welcomed during
this time of global pandemic.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Favell, Sherrie Edith

Favell, Sherrie Edith

October 4, 1962 – March 27, 2020
at the age of 57 years

With profound sadness we share the passing of our beloved Sherrie, early Friday morning at Bastion Care Centre. 

Sherrie is survived by her adored mother, Lavalle; sister Penny; brother Tom (Cindy); step-daughter Chelsea; and the joy of her life, precious granddaughter Olivia “Squish”; as well as by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a huge tribe of friends who were like family. Sherrie was predeceased by her father, Roy Favell in 2005. 

Sherrie was born and raised in Salmon Arm.  She grew up playing sports and developed a lifelong “joie de vivre”.  Her laughter was infectious, her generosity of spirit without limit, and her friendship loyal, true, and cherished.  Sherrie’s love of her community was demonstrated through the many fundraising activities in which she participated: raising money for The Children’s Charity, Variety; The Cancer Society  Relay for Life; tending bar at the Summer Stomp, and the numerous fundraising auctions and benefits for those in need. She never passed up an opportunity to help, and with humour and gusto to turn every task into an adventure.   

Sherrie loved people. She often said, “you can never have too many friends!” As a result, Sherrie was drawn to the hospitality industry where she could serve and assist others, exceling in making people smile and laugh whether flipping pancakes at Smitty’s, slinging beers at Jiggers, caring for her “peeps” at the care facility, or more recently making her famous and much in demand soups at Don Cherry’s. 

Sherrie also loved the holidays, dressing up for St. Paddy’s and Halloween, decorating for Christmas, and insisting every year on cooking feasts big enough for an army.  Her “appy” parties were legendary and she had an open-door policy at her house, delighting in having her family and friends dropping in to visit. 

Sherrie fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. Her strength and determination inspired all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was supported in her journey by her loving family and a legion of friends who cared for her in too many ways to list.  

Sherrie spent her final weeks in Bastion Care Centre being tended by a dedicated team of nurses and aides, who quickly fell under the spell of this remarkable woman. Shout out to Dr’s Upton and Jones for their expertise and compassion. 

 . Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be postponed until we can throw a party that Sherrie would be proud of. At this time Sherrie would want us all to take care of each other and be kind to one another. And smile, knowing that she is once again cooking up a feast for friends in heaven and throwing the ball for all her 4-legged friends. 



Poloway, Glenn Russell

Poloway, Glenn Russell

January 18, 1959 – March 27, 2020
at the age of 61 years

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Glenn Poloway on March 27, 2020 in Salmon Arm, BC.  Glenn will be deeply missed by his family: his loving wife of 29 years, Valerie and their children, Joe, Laurel and Zareena; Glenn’s mother, Mary, and his siblings: Susan (Shahram, Shayda, Roya & Farhad); Dale (Pryscil), Allan, Diane (John & Aleah); Janice (Jeff); and Ken (Kaitlyn & Shayla); his mother-in-law, Sarah McFarlane; and numerous cousins and members of his extended family. Glenn was predeceased by his father, John Poloway and father-in-law, Wally McFarlane.
Glenn was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. He lived life to the fullest and took us along for the ride with his Incredible sense of humour and adventurous spirit. We all have wonderful memories of time spent together playing cards, games, and just laughing. Glenn loved being with family and friends – it brought him true joy.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, a donation be sent to your local food bank, The Heart & Stroke Association or the Refugee Community Kitchen. A private service will be held at Fischer’s Funeral Services & Cremation in Salmon Arm. A celebration of Glenn’s life will be announced at a later date. 

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