Belanger, Lorie-Ann

July 13, 1957 – September 17, 2019
at the age of 62 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lorie-Ann Belanger (nee Brown). Lorie-Ann was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan on July 13th, 1957. She passed on September 17th, 2019 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital with Family by her side after a very long battle with cancer. Lorie-Ann is survived by her beloved Husband of 30 years Grant Belanger; Mother Doreen Brown; her three Daughters Rebecca Barker, Rachael Litke (Drew), and Sarah Reid (Kellie); Granddaughters Laura Litke and Hayley Barker; Brother Craig Brown (Carol); Nephew Justin Brown (Taryn) and their children Konnor, Kayson, Kinley.  

Lorie-Ann moved to Salmon Arm from Wilkie, Saskatchewan at the age of 6. She graduated from Salmon arm Secondary in 1975. Soon after her passion for travel and adventure started and lasted throughout her life. She worked at Bastion place as A Health care Aide for 25 years. That alone is a testament to who she was as a person. She always put the care of others before herself. Her passion was family. She put her whole life into her family and we are forever grateful. She was the most wonderful Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Grandmother and Aunt.

The family would like to thank all the Staff (Doctors, Nurses and NUAs) at the Cancer clinic at SLGH for their kindness, their hard work and the wonderful care they gave to Lorie-Ann. We would also like to thank her Doctor and the Nurses who cared for her on her final day on level 2 at SLGH. You not only took care of her but the family as well and we are forever grateful.

In Lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation.


Bayntun, Gerald Kenneth

March 7, 1944 – September 12, 2019
at the age of 75 years

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gerry in Bastion Place at the age of 75 years. 
Gerry is survived by his loving wife Pirkko, his son Allan (Sandi), Allan’s mother Marylyn, grandchildren Satomi and Naomi, his twin brother George (Charmain), brothers Eric (Carmen) and John (Jildas) and their families, stepson son Erik (Fiona) and grandchildren Evan and Ellie.  He will also be missed by many friends in Ontario.  Gerry was predeceased by his parents and his brother Don.
Thank you to Doctors Laura and Keith Hepburn, Bastian Palliative Care staff, Fischer’s Funeral Services as well as to friends and co-workers for your support and care.

                                                                                                                          Forever my love, until we meet again.


Kirby, John “Jack” William Douglas

December 18, 1943 – July 14, 2019
at the age of 75 years

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at 50 Tomkinson Road, Grindrod, BC. All welcome.

It is with immense sorrow that we announce the passing of Jack Kirby. Jack was born in Nipawin, SK, on December 18, 1943. His life ended peacefully on July 14, 2019, at McKinney Place in Oliver, BC. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Doreen; son John Kirby (Melanie); daughter Gillian Groening (Jody); step-son Tim Herrod (Sharla); step-daughter Angela Hosni; grandchildren Randy, Jaqueline and Karlee Kirby; Evan Groening; Jasmine Dozlaw (Mark), Kaeden, Asher, Gabrielle and Sophie Herrod; Brad Loewen and Reda and Samy Hosni. Also survived by his sister Karen Burnouf and her sons Lorne (Dixie) and Kevin; his mother-in-law Helen Krajci; brother-in-law Glen (Stacey) Krajci and their children Darian and Kennedy; brother-in-law Ernie Krajci and his children Dustin (Janine) and Amanda; and sister-in-law Cathy McKenzie. Predeceased by his father John Stanley Kirby, his mother Audrey Knutson, father-in-law Frank Krajci and nephew Jeffrey Tessier.
This list only begins to capture the all the wonders that Jack was. Jack was a devoted and loving husband, wonderful father/step-father, doting grandfather/step-grandfather, avid and adventurous traveller, enthusiastic camper, fisherman, boater and snorkeler, inspiring mentor, and trusted friend. Jack was an honest and friendly man with an amazing work ethic, which he passed down to the next generation. To Jack, a handshake was a contract or a job well done.
Jack began his working career when he was in high school and living in Regina, SK, pumping fuel at an Esso service station for Fred Hughes. He quickly discovered his interest in the fuel industry and at 18 acquired his Class 1 driver’s license which he put to good use for the next 55 years. An entrepreneur from a young age, Jack owned and operated successful fuel trucking companies in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, before finding his true calling, Okanagan Hot Shot Enterprises, delivering mostly boats and sawmill equipment throughout Canada and the US. He loved the freedom of the road, where he enjoyed meeting and making new customers and friends from all walks of life, as well as stopping in to visit people he knew and often taking them on a Hot Shot deliveries with him. He truly lived up to his nickname “Gypsy Jack”.  With his incredibly positive disposition and huge smile, he drew friends to him like a magnet. Everywhere Jack went, in every province, state and country, he knew many, many people and remembered every single one of them with fondness until his passing. 
A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at 50 Tomkinson Road, Grindrod, BC. All welcome.

Sundin, Alie “Rodney”

September 26, 1924 – September 6, 2019
at the age of 94 years

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alie “Rodney” Sundin September 6, 2019 at 95 years young.
He was predeceased by his wife Katherina “Tina” Sundin on May 20, 2019. Rodney met his wife-to-be Tina Bergen after he came back from the war.
Rodney was born in Hay Lakes, Alberta. His family moved to BC when he was 2 years old. He lived in many places in BC and retired in Enderby.
Rodney did many things during his life.  He was a hunter since 8 years old and loved being in the bush. He was a prospector, commercial fisherman, carpenter, grandfather and great grandfather.
He will be greatly missed by his four children, 7 grandchildren and his 13 great grandchildren.
At Rodney’s request there will be no service.


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