Dehod, Anita Emily

June 16, 1945 – July 23, 2020
at the age of 75 years

Anita Dehod passed away on July 23rd, 2020 at the age of 75 years old. Anita is survived by her husband Nestor, two sons Kevin and Arron, daughter in-laws Martina and Jen, grandchildren Jenna, Cole, Aiden and with another grandchild on the way. 
Anita was born in Vermillion, Alberta on June 16th, 1945.  She moved to Edmonton, Alberta and became a registered nurse at the Royal Alexander Hospital.
Anita and Nestor met in Edmonton and were married in 1968.  They moved to Fort. St. John, B.C. in 1970 and raised their family; where she worked as an operating room nurse at the local hospital for 14 years and then as an RN for 5 years at a medical clinic.  Anita and Nestor moved to Salmon Arm in 1993 to retire and built their dream home in 1995.  In Salmon Arm she was an active member of the community and was frequently seen at the local gym, golf course, hiking trails, Sunday church services, and volunteering at the thrift store.  Anita’s most recent hiking accomplishments included reaching the summit of Machu Picchu in Peru and embarking on an expedition in the Dolomites of Italy.
Her gracious and outgoing personality was always present with everyone she met.  Anita was truly an eternal spirit that will never be forgotten. 
The Family requests that all donations in memory of Anita be made to Shuswap Lake General Hospital.


  1. Nester,Kevin,Aaron and Family send you are sincere condolences. We have a lot fond memories with Anita and your family. love Silvia, Ruth, Angela, Monica and family

  2. Very sorry to hear of Anitas passing. Many memories at the hospital in FSJ, then reconnecting many years ago in Salmon Arm. Nestor, and family, all of our thoughts are with at this time.

  3. Nestor & family. We are very sorry to hear of Anitas passing. We have fond memories of being in her company at the many ball games. She will be missed. Keeping you in our thoughts. Take care John & Marlene.

  4. To Nestor and Family: We were very saddened to learn of Anita’s sudden death. Know that you are in our thoughts as you grieve. Everyone is going to miss Anita’s cheery smile and her positive , enthusiastic approach to life. Her love of the outdoors, her attention to details, her dedication to any task she undertook, and her loving support of her family and friends were inspiration for us all. You will no doubt have many good memories of your life together with Anita as wife, companion, mother, grandmother and friend. We are very thankful for her friendship. With our love and prayers – Frida and Ernie Paetsch

  5. Our condolences to you Nestor and your family.

    Mark and Pat Kavanagh

  6. We are very sorry to here of the untimely passing of Anita. She was a cherished member of the Churches of Salmon Arm Thrift Store. Anita brightened up the entire Store with her presence. Her stories and devotion to family and friends were legendary. Anita will certainly be missed but not forgotten. All our Love and Prayers.

  7. Anita had a passion for life and lived it to the fullest. We will miss her enthusiasm and laughter as we worked together at the thrift store and church events. She spoke of her grandchildren with such love and happiness and pride of her children. Our prayers are with you all. Think of her with a smile and remember her with a tear.

  8. We are so sorry to hear of Anita’s passing. Deepest sympathy to all of her family.

  9. Albert & I are so sorry to hear of Anita’s passing
    Our prayers are with you & your children Nestor

  10. To Nestor and Anita’s family. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I knew Anita from the Salmon Arm Golf Club and loved her laughter and positive attitude when she would stop by at the Hilltop concession on the 8th hole for her coffee. I would see her in the winter months as well up at Larch Hills Ski area as my partner and I ran a concession cart serving hot soup etc. She was such a delight and cheery and full of laughter. I will miss her very much. Anita, I am so sorry I wasn’t able to visit with you when you were in Manzanillo this past year. Rest in peace my friend.

  11. To Nestor and family. My heart felt condolences on the passing of Anita. Although I have not known Anita for a long time, she was one of my favourite people at Salmon Arm golf course. I have never run into anyone with such a cheerful, positive attitude and so full of vitality. Anita was always there to volunteer her time. I will miss her smiling face.

  12. To Nestor
    Dear Nestor,
    we offer our sincere condolences on Anita’s passing. It is hard to believe that Anita is gone. She was so full of life, so enthusiastic and caring. You and your family must miss her terribly. We had some good times at the golf course. I will never forget Anita’s long drive on the 18th hole that was well over 200 yards. She was as surprised as we were. She will be missed by all her golfing friends.
    Barbel and Geoff Newell

  13. Dear Nestor and Family,

    We were saddened to learn of Anita’s passing. Anita was always friendly and interested in others. Anita loved to share updates about her dearly loved grandchildren. She will be missed. Please accept our condolences. The Marks family

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