Obituaries

June 21, 1976 – February 20, 2021 at the age of 44 years
September 24, 1928 – February 19, 2021 at the age of 92 years It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Elinor Perfetti announces her passing on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the age of 92, after a month long stay in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC where she suffered a heart attack and a stroke. Dorothy was born to Silas and Gladys Short, in Pibroch, Alberta, on September 24, 1928. 
May 7, 1957 – February 19, 2021 at the age of 63 years Sof, Sofa, Sophie, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, and Confidant.  She would love that this thing we are writing to end as part of a song!   Sof started life in London, ON and hit many Canadian hot spots since, including her last home in Salmon Arm, BC.  Sofie made everywhere her home, but loved, loved, loved Salmon Arm with its many
August 17, 1936 – February 18, 2021 at the age of 84 years
September 8, 1957 – February 18, 2021 at the age of 63 years Shannon Lee (Mayer) Tetz passed away February 18, 2021 in Salmon Arm B.C at the age of 63. Shannon is predeceased by her father Bud Mayer, her mother Audrey Chrunik, stepfather Dick Chrunik and her beloved dog Odi. She will be forever remembered and cherished by her children Peter Winstanley, daughter Krystal Winstanley (Kim), husband Duane Redekopp, sisters Cindi Sexsmith (Tony) and
February 2, 1934 – February 17, 2021 at the age of 87 years  
July 23, 1936 – February 16, 2021 at the age of 84 years
December 10, 1942 – February 12, 2021 at the age of 78 years
March 28, 1931 – February 12, 2021 at the age of 89 years
December 19, 1939 – February 10, 2021 at the age of 81 years  
January 14, 1923 – February 9, 2021 at the age of 98 years  
GARNER, Margaret Patricia (nee Robertson)  Pat Garner peacefully departed this world on February 9, 2021, at the age of 91. Born in Winnipeg, MB, Pat was predeceased by her husband Dave and is survived by two sons, Mike (Jeanne) of Golden, BC, and Gordie (Vickie) of Comox, BC; daughters Fran (Bill) of Calgary, AB, Bobbie (Cliff) of Edmonton, AB, and Nan (John) of Penobsquis, NB, plus 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and her dear sister-in-law Vi.
September 16, 1929 – February 8, 2021 at the age of 91 years  
March 4, 1934 – February 7, 2021 at the age of 86 years
November 8, 1924 – February 7, 2021 at the age of 96 years Maria Berta Schnider Brown passed away February 7, 2021 at the age of 96.  She was born in Flums, Switzerland November 8, 1924.  Maria moved to Canada in 1958 with her two daughters Esther and Ruth.  She worked numerous jobs but retired as a correctional officer at the Calgary Remand Centre.  Maria loved camping, fishing and needle point. Maria was predeceased by
April 8, 1930 – February 4, 2021 at the age of 90 years: Saddened hearts say goodbye to Mom, Sister, Auntie, Cousin, Grandma, Gma, Great Gram and Friend.  Betty was born in Fairview, Alberta, the first child of Kate and Ross Davis. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Walter, and younger siblings Maxine and Lester. Her adored children Jim (Marlena), Kathy, Jeanette (John), Bill (Holly) and Tom (Helaine), much loved grandchildren Mike, Deanna (Randy),
July 15, 1931 – February 3, 2021 at the age of 89 years We regret to announce the passing of Anthony “Tony” Joseph John Hache on February 3rd, 2021. Tony peacefully relinquished his long-successful quest for eternal life at the age of 89, following several years of health challenges that verified his immense will for life, and his love for God.  His final days were spent with loved ones at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, in
August 12, 1945 – January 30, 2021 at the age of 75 years
September 24, 1943 – January 29, 2021 at the age of 77 years: Born and raised in Cornwall Ontario Claudette was not content to stay in one place. Her roving spirit brought her westward in search of new experiences and adventures. Her first stop was in Regina where she spent many happy years and developed lifelong friendships. Her travels then brought her to the west coast where she chose Enderby to spend her golden years.
October 1, 1944 – January 27, 2021 at the age of 76 years:   Eric Ole Widmark passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the age of 76 years. Eric was born October 1, 1944 to Walter and Mary in Enderby, BC.  He spent the majority of his life in and around the Mabel Lake Valley, the last 38 years on the farm.  Eric was a well known member of the community with his endless jokes
October 1, 1944 – January 27, 2021 at the age of 75 years
January 12, 1967 – January 26, 2021 at the age of 54 years
June 7, 1942 – January 25, 2021 at the age of 78 years
March 10, 1926 – January 24, 2021 at the age of 94 years
August 30, 1939 – January 21, 2021 at the age of 81 years
April 7, 1938 – January 20, 2021 at the age of 82 years Bob passed away peacefully on January 20, 2021 at the age of 82 years.  He was predeceased by four brothers: Charles, Donald, David and Allen. He leaves behind his loving wife Helen, of 58 years, and also many nieces and nephews.  Bob’s favourite sport was bowling.  He also loved the outdoors and spent time fishing and hunting in his younger years.  There
January 1, 1953 – January 19, 2021 at the age of 68 years
December 15, 1934 – January 17, 2021 at the age of 86 years It is with saddened hearts that we say goodbye to Mom, Bernadette Doucette (née Cimon).  She will be greatly missed, yet our many fond memories will live on. Bernadette was born in the small Northern Alberta community of Donnelly, Alberta. A farm girl, she was resourceful and had a wonderful appreciation of nature and all that it had to offer. As a
February 7, 1947 – January 17, 2021 at the age of 73 years
Septemeber 1, 1935 – January 16, 2021 at the age of 85 years It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Mother, Barbara Anne Nelson on January 16, 2021 at the age of 85. She is survived by her three children, Debbie (Steve) Pakka, Corinne (Gary) Gray, Michael Nelson, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and youngest brother, Bill Cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter Wendy, grandson Jared, her
December 22, 1953 – January 15, 2021 at the age of 67 years
September 3, 1946 – January 15, 2021 at the age of 74 years
February 19, 1967 – January 14, 2021 at the age of 53 years
December 7, 1945 – January 12, 2021 at the age of 75 years
December 24, 1949 – January 11, 2021 at the age of 71 years It is with heavy and broken hearts we announce the passing of Marie Elaine Gail Mahoney (Merrium), of Malakwa, BC on Monday January 11, 2021 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  Marie was a loving wife, daughter, mother, grand-mother, great grand mother, and friend.  She is survived by her loving husband Pat Mahoney, sister-in-law and her husband, Micki and Rick of Vancouver Island,
January 4, 1956 – January 10, 2021 at the age of 65 years We are saddened to announce the passing of Patrice “Pat” Lamontagne Baker of Chase, BC on January 10, 2021 in a tragic accident at the age of 65.  Pat was predeceased by her parents and two brothers.  She leaves behind to mourn her loss her husband of 36 years Bob, son Anthony (Shawna), daughter Paula (Aaron) and her two sisters Janet and
January 25, 2003 – January 9, 2021 at the age of 17 years It is with unbelievable sadness we announce the sudden passing of Anthony. Growing up in Salmon Arm Anthony always enjoyed being with his friends, he loved animals and birds, and being involved in sports including hockey, basketball and soccer.  In his teenage years, his focus stayed with hockey and his part time job with Save-On-Foods, but always being a good friend was
July 10, 1992 – January 8, 2021 at the age of 28 years
May 31, 1926 – January 4, 2021 at the age of 93 years
September 4, 1956 – January 1, 2021 at the age of 64 years Audree Merle McIntosh married Alex Dodd August 24th, 1973, together they built a life and family over 24 years, and still remained friends throughout her life.  She is survived by her children and grandchildren Jason (Kurt) Dodd (Jodie), Dante and Daphne, Derek Dodd (Diedra), Ocean, Tiden, Haven (Sara), Salina and Charlie (Regina), Tamara White (Chad), and Austin, her siblings Trish Henderson and
June 1, 1936 – January 1, 2021 at the age of 84 years AKA Mr. Mike (to the kids) or the Candy Man (to the ladies), he was born in Chester, England, son of Thomas and Cecelia Ellis and passed peacefully at 84.5 years old in Salmon Arm, BC on January 1, 2021. He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Heather and Dave Baird; son, Thomas Ellis; daughter, Catherine (Kate) Ellis; granddaughter,
February 28, 1929 – December 31, 2020 at the age of 91 years We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our Mom, Colleen Elsie Mabel Cowell (Mama, Mama Bear, MJ and Mumski) on December 31st, 2020 at the age of 91 years.  Colleen was born in West Vancouver on February 28th, 1929 to Emily Martha Black (nee Russell) and Robert James Black. Colleen was predeceased by her husbands Konrad Schindler (10 years), Charles
July 17, 1927 – December 31, 2020 at the age of 93 years Say goodbye to the Candy Lady…she has changed locations.  Marge passed away on December 31, 2020, peacefully at the age of 93.  Mom spread love, joy and chocolate bars everywhere she went! Born on July 17, 1927 in Lashburn, SK to Ernest and Elizabeth Watson, Marge was the sixth child in a family of nine and was raised on a farm in
February 14, 1962 – December 30, 2020 at the age of 58 years Born in Nanaimo, BC, February 14, 1962 – Passed in Salmon Arm, BC, December 30, 2020 at the age of 58 years. He was predeceased by his father Fredrick, sister Teresa (Ken) Peterson, wife Tammy Kent and brother-in-law Stanley Miles as well as Cali the cat (who survived and forgave him for helping her out of a tree she was once stuck in
August 25, 1931 – December 29, 2020 at the age of 89 years It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Elizabeth Thersia Montgomery (Gaschler) of Salmon Arm announce to you her family, friends, congregation, and community of her peaceful passing on December 29, 2020 at Salmon Arm Hospital.  She is survived by her children and grandchildren Patricia Pappas – Rebecca & Christy, Michelle Easterbrook – fur babies Mickey & Chicklet, Sandra Montgomery
September 3, 1065 – December 29, 2020 at the age of 55 years
September 4, 1940 – December 26, 2020 at the age of 80 years Ronald Albert LaGrange was born September 04, 1940 in New Westminster, BC to Albert and Theresa LaGrange and was the eldest of five children. His childhood home was filled with deep faith, music and the love of a large extended family. In 1958, Ron enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force and began what would become a 33-year life of service to
January 26, 1951 – December 23, 2020 at the age of 69 years
September 1, 1923 – December 23, 2020 at the age of 97 years It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces that Joan McGill passed away on December 23, 2020 at her residence in Salmon Arm, BC in her 98th year. Joan was predeceased by her parents Rose and George Bailey, husband Morley, son Lawrie and daughter-in-law Clare as well as her siblings Dorothy Fetterley, Bill, Fred, George and Hilda. Joan
January 31, 1929 – December 21, 2020 at the age of 91 years Reed passed away at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, BC, where he had resided for the last year and a half.  He was 91 years old. Reed was born in 1929 at Raymond, Alberta to Frank and Crystal Kenney.  In 1950 he married Dolores Schinnour and they had a family.  Reed was a Master Sales Leader for GM many years in a
August 12, 1950 – December 18, 2020 at the age of 70 years
October 9, 1941 – December 14, 2020 at the age of 79 years
December 31, 1938 – December 11, 2020 at the age of 81 years On December 11, 2020 Ken Broeder, long time resident of Salmon Arm, passed away at the age of 81. He was predeceased by his wife Marie Broeder of 41 years.  He leaves behind his daughter Deanne Benzmer, son Allan (Lana) Broeder, grandchildren Tiniesha Benzmer, Mitch Benzmer and Kyle Broeder, great granddaughter Kiara Hubert and brother Vern (Alice) Broeder.  He also leaves behind his partner
March 20, 1943 – December 10, 2020 at the age of 77 years Dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend to many, he is greatly missed by all. Riding free in the mountains at last. He always said he was not a quitter, and his long battle with cancer attests to that. There will be a gathering for friends and family at his home in Armstrong when provincial health orders permit.
March 26, 1934 – December 8, 2020 at the age of 86 years Kurt Giszas of Salmon Arm, BC passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Good Samaritan Hillside Village on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the age of 86. Kurt was born in Memel, Germany on March 26, 1934. He came to Canada and married Annelore in 1956. They lived in Calgary until moving to Salmon Arm in 1974. Kurt will be dearly missed
May 16, 1941 – December 7, 2020 at the age of 79 years
November 21, 1937 –  December 7, 2020 at the age of 83 years Mom passed away peacefully December 7, 2020 in Salmon Arm, BC. Helga was predeceased by her husband Klaus and her son Michael.  Left to cherish her memories are her daughter Ilona (Bud), daughter in law Betty,  her grandchildren Jason, Lisa (Ed) and Brian and her great grandchildren Mackenzie, Rogan and Jasper. Special thanks to the staff at Mt. Ida Mews.  There will
October 3, 1925 – December 5, 2020 at the age of 95 years Margaret Eleanor Dobson, lovingly known as “Peggy” to friends and family, passed away Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at Fischer Place in 100 Mile House, at the age of 95. Peggy will forever be lovingly remembered by her family, her daughter Helen (Glen), son Dan (Rhonda) grandchildren Christine, Matthew and Caitlin her sisters Beverly and Marilyn, (nephews and nieces). Peggy was born in
August 31, 1927 – December 5, 2020 at the age of 93 years
August 3, 1936 – December 4, 2020 at the age of 84 years: It is with profound sadness that we mark the passing of Joyce Norma Geddes in Salmon Arm BC. In 1956 Joyce married Gary Geddes, the love of her life. Together for the next 64 years they travelled through all of life’s ups and downs. Though her children and her family always came first, Joyce’s passions were as lively and varied as she
March 24, 1935 – December 3, 2020 at the age of 85 years: It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Barbara (Barb) Jean Ohlson at the age of 85 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Barb was born in High River, Alberta and grew up in nearby Turner Valley.  She married the love of her life William (Bill) Ohlson in 1956.  With Bill employed in the Oil Industry,
March 13, 1928 – December 3, 2020 at the age of 92 years
October 4, 1950 – December 2, 2020 at the age of 70 years
April 19, 1937 – December 1, 2020 at the age of 83 years
March 4, 1935 – December 1, 2020 at the age of 85 years Marie Klimczak, age 85, passed away on December 1, 2020, in Salmon Arm. She grew up in Saskatchewan, the youngest of nine siblings. Marie is survived by her husband Frank, daughter Susan, grandchildren Taylor, Fraser, and Ian, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
September 30, 1929 – December 1, 2020 at the age of 91 years
June 12, 1941 – November 30, 2020 at the age of 79 years It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gloria Rose Appel on November 30, 2020 at 79 years old in Salmon Arm, BC.  Gloria will be forever missed by her husband of 61 years, Jack Appel, her children Kim Kuntz, Gary Appel and Donna Appel, son in law Shane Kuntz, daughter in law Jane Appel, grandchildren, Cody Appel, Corey Kuntz
June 16, 1953 – November 25, 2020 at the age of 67 years
July 20, 1943 – November 25, 2020 at the age of 77 years  
April 25, 1938 – November 22, 2020 at the age of 82 years
February 1, 1927 – November 21, 2020 at the age of 93 years
April 9, 1942 – November 21, 2020 at the age of 78 years Sadly, after a long battle with cancer, Dan McGrath passed away at home on November 21, 2020 with his wife Janice at his side. He will be dearly remembered by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Janice, son Marc, daughter Melissa, his grandchildren, brothers Larry, Wayne and sister Carole. Dan was born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan on April 9, 1942.
February 26, 1933 – November 16, 2020 at the age of 87 years
January 9, 1931 – November 13, 2020 at the age of 89 years
December 2, 1939 – November 11, 2020 at the age of 80 years Harry William Kornak passed away after a lengthy illness on Nov. 11, 2020 at Hospice House in Kamloops with his family around him. His sense of humor and legendary appetite will be missed by family and friends. He was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Steven and Anna Kornak who had immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine. Harry was the youngest of four
January 11, 1945 – November 11, 2020 at the age of 75 years: Alice pulled the lever on the buffalo game one last time. Our beautiful mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and beloved wife, will not be leaving anymore donations at the casino. On November 11/2020, she hit the jackpot and was reunited with the love of her life, Bob. Alice (the matriarch of her family) was the fourth of eight children born in Lestock, Saskatchewan,
May 18, 1957 – November 10, 2020 at the age of 63 years
October 13, 1958 – November 6, 2020 at the age of 62 years
January 23, 1927 – November 5, 2020: Nick passed away Nov 5, 2020 at age 93. Nick was born in Schipluiden, Holland, January 23, 1927 the eldest of 13 children.  He is survived by his spouse of 24 years Dinah, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, his 3 sisters in Holland; Paula (Freek) Toos and Til, sisters-in-law Thea and Ingrid as well as many nieces and nephews. Nick came to Canada in 1954. He worked
January 23, 1943 – October 30, 2020 at the age of 77 years Charles Francis McCarthy, age 77, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Kamloops Seniors Village in Kamloops, British Columbia.  “Charlie,” as he was known, was a skillful forestry executive, amateur musician, and natural athlete. Throughout his varied life he was known for his love of song and sport, as well as his shrewd and analytical eye. Born on January 23,
August 16, 1940 – October 29, 2020 at the age of 80 years
April 22, 1930 – October 28, 2020 at the age of 90 years
July 8, 1941 – October 27, 2020 at the age of 79 years
December 11, 1944 – October 27, 2020, at the age of 75 years
December 10, 1946 – October 24, 2020 at the age of 73 years
February 24, 1943 – October 23, 2020 at the age of 77 years
December 25, 1954 – October 23, 2020 at the age of 65 years
August 10, 1930 – October 21, 2020 at the age of 90 years It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Audrey is survived by her sons John (Christine), Bill (Bridget) and daughter Sandra (Dennis), grandchildren Christopher and Michael Danks, Raylene and JR Danks, Ericka and Thomas Blechingberg, Julia and Michael Casol, and great grandchildren Elliot, Jonathan and Samantha. Audrey grew up in Copper Mountain, BC.
July 7, 1943 – October 17, 2020 at the age of 77 years It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Ulmer announces his sudden passing on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at the age of 77. Rick was born in Vancouver, BC on July 7, 1943 and along with his identical twin Bob, was one of five Ulmer boys. Rick attended Aldergrove High School, where he and his brothers were notorious for getting
October 29, 1931 – October 17, 2020 at the age of 88 years A celebration of Dad’s life will be held at Carlin Hall, in the near future, when public health allows it.  Jim as everyone knew him was born on the homestead in Meadow Lake, SK, the second in a family of seven kids to Thelma and Merritt Smith. No stranger to hard work, at 14 Dad was forced to quit school and work in
January 24, 1956 – October 14, 2020 at the age of 64 years
July 27, 1933 – October 14, 2020 At the age of 87 years: Wes was born and raised in a little place called Richard District which is a little north of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Wes had a few careers which took him from Saskatchewan to B.C. and back to Saskatchewan. He worked in the post office in B.C. for 15 years and also became a journey mechanic while in Langley. Wes and his wife Eleanor
June 19, 1930 – October 12, 2020 at the age of 90 years
November 10, 1960 – October 10, 2020 at the age of 59 years
June 13, 1934 – October 5, 2020 at the age of 86 years She was so full of life Not ready to leave Too many things to still achieve Her age was a senior Her heart a teenager She was wacky, beautiful, wonderful, wise Many lives she touched with her humour and wiles She loved nothing better than to make people smile She flew away as a blue butterfly And I know she will look
January 21, 1942 – October 4, 2020 at the age of 78 years You now sleep, for all tomorrows, We all now weep, from heartbreak and sorrows, Your pain is no more, you can now finally rest, Our hearts may be sore, yet we know, it is best. Mom passed peacefully in her sleep, at age 78, in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, following a short battle with cancer. She is survived by her sons Brian
May 11, 1926 – October 3, 2020 at the age of 94 years Mom passed away, peacefully, after a fight for her life, with cancer, a terrible disease that did not strip the humour from this fine woman.  After the love of her life passed away in 2004, after 61 years of marriage, she found so many things to do, so many places and people to visit, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to watch grow
November 15, 1936 – October 2, 2020 at the age of 83 years
December 14, 1983 – September 29, 2020 at the age of 36 years
February 20, 1934 – September 27, 2020 at the age of 86 years It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jim on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Polson Special Care Facility in Vernon BC. He is survived by his wife Donna, his daughter April Goodwin-Smith, his sister Gwenn Campbell (Frank), his brother Ted Goodwin (Joeanna), and his many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great grand nieces and nephews. Jim
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