Kleiner, Elfriede Berta “Susie”

Kleiner, Elfriede Berta “Susie”

July 13, 1929 – May 8, 2021
at the age of 94 years

Susie Kleiner was born July 13, 1926 in Wuppertal, Barmen, German and passed away on May 8, 2021 in Salmon Arm, BC.

Her eventful life was complimented by many trades she learned from an early age.  She has been an excellent upholsterer and a very good seamstress, always with a good eye for designing.

Susie was predeceased by her husband Alfred Kleiner.  She will be missed by her son Udo, as well as  family and friends in Salmon Arm, White Rock and Germany.

Fischer, Alice Emeline Fischer

Fischer, Alice Emeline Fischer

September 23, 1932 – May 3, 2021
at the age of 88 years:

Alice Emeline Fischer passed away peacefully on the evening of May 3, 2021, at the age of 88 in Kelowna, BC.  She was born on September 23, 1932 in Stonewall Manitoba.  Her early years growing up on the farm cultivated a deeply rooted work ethic. One of her fondest memories was working in an orphanage where she could relate and empathize with children, partly due to losing her own mother at the tender age of 5.  She instilled core values in her children that included working hard and treating all people equally.  She believed in serving her community and while living in Penticton volunteered for many years with the CWL.

Alice is predeceased by her husband Vincent, sons Leslie Fischer, Gerry Fischer, and son-in-law Richard Haughian.  Alice is survived by her five children Patrick Fischer (Susan), Yvonne Caldwell (Jim), Vincent Fischer Jr. (Tammy), Annamaria Collopy (Rob), and Kathy Haughian.  Alice is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Dr. Josee Lesperance, Interior Health, and the doctors and nurses at KGH.

Markstrom, Gordon “Gordie” Kenneth

Markstrom, Gordon “Gordie” Kenneth

April 9, 1942 – May 3, 2021
at the age of 79 years

It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Gordie Markstrom in Salmon Arm, BC, on May 3, 2021, at the age of 79 years.

Gordie was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Henry Markstrom, his sister Sharon and his brothers Allan, Lorne and Keith.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Maureen of Tappen, BC, his daughter Teresa (Sam) LeRose of Revelstoke, BC, his granddaughter Ally (Kyle) Chudyk of Langham, SK and his grandson AJ (Olivia) LeRose of Revelstoke, BC along with his great grandsons Toby, Ollie and Evan.

Gordie was born in Port Alberni, BC and he lived in various places in BC and in the Yukon.  His love of big trucks brought him to the mining and logging industries.  He was a miner/driver trainer and owned/operated Goldstream Trucking over 15 years.  Near his retirement he obtained his dream job as a caretaker of the Goldstream Mine north of Revelstoke.  He was called the ‘Swede’ by his co-workers and was a known troublemaker with his teasing demeanor.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather – you are always on our mind!

Hall, “Lofty” Frederick Ernest

Hall, “Lofty” Frederick Ernest

May 18, 1933 – May 2, 2021
at the age of 87 years

Lofty passed away peacefully at Hillside Village on May 2 at the age of 87.

Survived by Doreen, his loving wife of 54 years, and will be lovingly remembered by his family; Murray (Claire), Colin (Debbie), Allison (Tom) and his grandchildren; Johnathan, Hayden, Amelia, Scarlette, Drew, Audrey and Ayla.

Lofty was born in Polperro, Cornwall, England, May 18, 1933. He served as an R.A.F. mechanic in Iraq for 3 years then moved to Capetown, South Africa where he met Doreen, married and started their family. They moved to Canada in 1976 where he started his own mechanic shop “Globe Auto Services” as owner and sole operator.

He was involved in Scouts Canada—1st Salmon Arm Troop. He also belonged to the Okanagan British Car Club and founded the Shuswap British Car Club. Later in life he joined the Pioneer Club.
In lieu of flowers, as per Lofty’s wishes, please donate to the Shuswap SPCA.

Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and care aids who looked after Lofty in his final years.

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