Obituaries

December 16, 1974 – December 4, 2022 at the age of 47 years
February 22, 1943 – December 3, 2022 at the age of 79 years
September 11, 1951 – December 2, 2022 at the age of 71 years:      It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of Roy Allan Weaver, AKA Winky, mourns the passing of our beloved brother. With family at his side, he passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and a debilitating stroke. Roy was born in Natal, BC and moved to Fernie in 1969. A true
September 26, 1939 – November 28, 2022 at the age of 83 years:       Memorial Service, Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11:00 a.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm:      We sadly announce the peaceful passing of Lyn Thurston on November 28, 2022 at the age of 83 at her home in Gleneden with friends and family around her. Lyn was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta to Marjorie and Robert Selfridge in September of 1939. 
January 18, 1936 – November 30, 2022 at the age of 86 years
November 12, 1957 – November 30, 2022 at the age of 64 years
June 22, 1958 – November 30, 2022 at the age of 64 years
March 8, 1938 – November 29, 2022 at the age of 84 years
June 2, 1966 – November 27, 2022 at the age of 56 years
March 12, 1931 – November 26, 2022 at the age of 91 years
March 22, 1928 – November 25, 2022 at the age of 94 years:     Prayers, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 6:00 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm     Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, December 1, 2022, 10:30 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm     

November 25, 2022

Holloway, Barry Kaye

August 17, 1946 – November 25, 2022 at the age of 76 years

November 24, 2022

Boyd, Wayne Clyde

September 29, 1928 – November 24, 2022 at the age of 94 years:      Wayne was born in Neutral Hills, AB on September 29, 1928 to Clyde and Audrey Boyd.  He passed away November 24, 2022 at the age of 94 years.  The youngest of 4, he grew up on the family farm. He met and married Patricia Doherty and in 1958 they moved to Calgary where Wayne took a mechanics course. In the
January 3, 1954 – November 24, 2022 at the age of 68 years
November 29, 1974 – November 24, 2022 at the age of 47 years
July 30, 1929 – November 23, 2022 at the age of 93 years

November 21, 2022

Burns, Dean John

April 15, 1951 – November 21, 2022 at the age of 71 years:      It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Dean (Hatrack) Burns who lost his battle with ALS within 4 months of his diagnosis.  Dean passed with his loving wife Karen by his side at Salmon Arm, BC, where they resided.  Dean was a kind hearted giving soul, with a sense of humour that touched everyone who knew

November 15, 2022

Ruth, Donna Lee

May 10, 1963 – November 15, 2022 at the age of 59 years:       Donna passed away in Kelowna, BC at the age of 59 years.  She was born in Nakusp, BC to Barb and Peter Dimion but spent all of her life in Salmon Arm. Donna is predeceased by her husband, Derek Ruth and her dad, Peter Dimion and is survived by her mom, Barb Dimion, sister, Karlene (Dale) Wideman and Deb

November 15, 2022

Adamson, Eric Roy

May 1, 1953 – November 15, 2022 at the age of 69 years
September 13, 1949 – November 15, 2022 at the age of 73 years
June 28, 1968 – November 8, 2022 at the age of 54 years  
October 18, 1942 – November 7, 2022 at the age of 80 years:               Celebration of life will be held November 26th at 1pm at St. Mary’s Church – Sorrento.  Allan Jay Scholton of Sorrento BC passed away on November 7th, 2022, at the age of 80 years. Jay was born in Prince Albert Saskatchewan and his family moved to Vegreville Alberta, where he grew up. Jay was a
April 8, 1925 – November 7, 2022 at the age of 97 years
May 8, 1942 – November 5, 2022 at the age of 80 years:      Kaye (Carolyn) Anne Joyce (Kelly) was born in Kingsclear, New Brunswick on May 8, 1942. She passed unexpectedly Saturday, November 5, 2022 in Salmon Arm, BC.  She was the 10th of 11 brothers and sisters. She went to elementary school locally and took the school bus to Fredericton for junior and high school. Kaye was brought up on the family
February 22, 1941 – November 5, 2022 at the age of 81 years:      Maxine Virginia Davies passed away peacefully on November 5th, 2022 in Salmon Arm BC at the age of 81. Maxine was born in Canora, Saskatchewan on February 22, 1941 to Maxime and Ethel Larocque. She lived between Valleyview, Ab and Grande Prairie Ab, before moving to Fort St John, BC as a teenager. Driving a big Mercury car, she caught
August 12, 1943 – November 5, 2022 at the age of 79 years:      The family is saddened to announce the passing of Johnnie “Lucky” Allen Purych on November 5, 2022, at the age of 79 in Salmon Arm, BC.  He was born in Chilliwack, BC. He was predeceased by his parents John and Olive Purych and his brothers Dennis and Dean Purych. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Lynda Purych

November 4, 2022

Coleman, Stacy Lee

April 11, 1968 – October 26, 2022 at the age of 54 years:      It is with great sadness that we announce that Stacy Lee Coleman passed away peacefully in his sleep October 26, 2022 in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Stacy was born to Gwen Coleman (nee: Lanktree) and Bill Coleman April 11, 1968 in Estevan. He was surrounded by a large family of loving Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.  Stacy moved to Alberta, and then
June 27, 1957 – November 2, 2022 at the age of 65 years:      It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maureen on November 2, 2022. She was 65 years of age. She was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, on June 27, 1957. She was predeceased by her father, John Kennah. She leaves behind her loving husband of 41 years, Irwin, her daughter Jennifer (Matt) Sigston, and their two sons
March 10, 1933 – October 31, 2022 at the age of 89 years

October 30, 2022

Henderson, William

November 15, 1951 – October 30, 2022 at the age of 70 years
October 19, 1924 – October 29, 2022 at the age of 98 years

October 28, 2022

Cosens, Brian

March 8, 1950 – October 28, 2022 at the age of 72 years
December 1, 1938 – October 26, 2022 at the age of 83 years
May 8, 1941 – October 24, 2022 at the age of 81 years

October 23, 2022

Miller, Ella

February 24, 1925 – October 23, 2022 at the age of 97 years
November 22, 1933 – October 23, 2022 at the age of 88 years
July 24, 1935 – October 22, 2022 at the age of 87 years:      A remembrance tea will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022, 2 pm at Sun Ridge Estates, 3201 6 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm It is with great sadness we announce that Signe Ambler-Stingel passed away October 22, 2022. She is survived by her son Jonathan (Judy), granddaughters Emilie (Wyatt), Erin, Rebecca, and special friend Bill.  A remembrance tea will be held
May 31, 1948 – October 20, 2022 at the age of 74 years
January 24, 1946 – October 20, 2022 at the age of 76 years:      John Daniel Graham, born January 24, 1946, died peacefully at home on October 20,2022, after a short battle with cancer.  John moved to Salmon Arm from Delta in 1975 for a job with the City of Salmon Arm Works Department.  He was employed there until he retired in 2004.  John enjoyed working in his yard and took great pleasure from

October 19, 2022

Leel, Loren Thomas

November 24, 1942 – October 19, 2022 at the age of 79 years:                                                                            ~ In Loving Memory ~ It is with great sadness we announced the sudden passing of our dearly loved husband, father and grandfather. Loren was

October 17, 2022

Puffer, Debra Ann

September 15, 1958 – October 17, 2022 at the age of 64 years
January 17, 1927 – October 17, 2022 at the age of 95 years:                       Harold Dietrich Funk died peacefully October 17th  in Salmon Arm, BC with his daughters by his side.  At the age of 95 he lived a very full life enriched by his constant sense of adventure and curiosity.  He is survived by his siblings Ken Funk and Carolynn Smith, his four children Cheryl,
January 18, 1931 – October 16, 2022 at the age pf 91 years

October 12, 2022

Read, Pearl Lucille

November 19, 1927 – October 12, 2022 at the age of 94 years:      Pearl wrote this to be her obituary. Pearl Lucille Read was born to Richard and Harriet Fitzpatrick at Barrhead, AB on November 19, 1927. The family moved to a farm near Irma, Alberta, then in 1934 we moved to a “Homestead” south of Bonnyville, Alberta. The whole family worked hard to develop raw timberland into a farm. Somehow, we survived.
October 14, 1932 – October 11, 2022 at the age of 89 years:      It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family of Doris Lorraine Scafe, announce her peaceful passing in her sleep at The Hamlets in Vernon, BC.  She was 89 years old, just 3 days shy of her 90th birthday. She was a loving Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt, Cousin, and friend. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her
February 18, 1943 – October 10, 2022 at the age of 79 years
September 1929 – October 9, 2022 at the age of 93 years:      A Celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Oct. 29, 11am, at Fischer’s Funeral Home, 4060 1 Ave. SW, Salmon Arm, BC. It is with sadness the family of Ralph Teare announces his peaceful passing at Salmon Arm, BC. One of six children born to John and Evelyn Teare of Vegreville, AB. Ralph moved to Powell River at a young
March 13, 1953 – October 8, 2022 at the age of 69 years:     A celebration of Ken’s life will be held on October 29, 2022 from 1 – 3 pm at the Canoe Senior’s Hall. Kenneth Brian McGuire was predeceased by his mother Louise, father Simon, sister Evelyn and brother Robert.  Ken will be dearly missed by his loving wife Rita, son Shawn and family, daughter Crystal, brother Lewis and family, sister Beatrice and

October 6, 2022

Kisil, Olga

January 8, 1924 – October 6, 2022 at the age of 98 years
September 30, 1915 – October 5, 2022 at the age of 107 years
April 30, 1939 – October 04, 2022 at the age of 83 years:      A celebration of Geoff’s life will be held on October 22nd starting at 11:30am. Space is limited at the venue during the ceremony. If you are interested in attending please email DrNewell83@gmail.com with your first and last name and the number of guests that would like to attend. Philip Geoffrey Newell passed away peacefully at his home on October 4th,
September 7, 1938 – October 2, 2022 at the age of 84 years

October 3, 2022

Nagy, Laszlo

January 13, 1931 – October 3, 2022 at the age of 91 years
July 17, 1933 – October 2, 2022 at the age of 89 years

October 2, 2022

Bradley, Roy

January 21, 1952 – October 2, 2022 at the age of 70 years
September 7, 1938 – October 2, 2022 at the age of 84 years
March 14, 1956 – October 1, 2022 at the age of 66 years

September 26, 2022

Hardt, Hanna

February 10, 1940 – September 26, 2022 at the age of 82 years
January 24, 1947 – September 26, 2022 at the age of 75 years

September 25, 2022

Schindel, Lois Kaye

May 18, 1950 – September 25, 2022 at the age of 72 years:      With great sadness we announce the tragic loss of Lois Kaye Schindel (nee Doerkson) in Enderby, BC, on September 25, 2022. Lois was born in Grande Prairie, AB, and moved with her family to Salmon Arm, BC, at the age of 16. She attended Salmon Arm Senior Secondary and Okanagan College in Kelowna, BC. Lois was a loving mother of
April 20, 1927 – September 24, 2022 at the age of 95 years:      After a long fulfilling life, Chester DeBruin, aged 95, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on September 24, 2022, in Vernon. Chester was born in Saskatchewan and raised on a farm as one of fourteen children in Birch River, Manitoba. At the end of WWII and after thrashing season, he travelled west by train across the prairies to work
November 23, 1952 – September 24, 2022 at the age of 69 years
August 3, 1928 – September 21, 2022 at the age of 94 years
June 19, 1935 – September 19, 2022 at the age of 87 years

September 16, 2022

Moore, Gregory Ryan

March 13, 1972 – September 16, 2022 at the age of 50 years:      We will be having a celebration of life “Moore style” at the Skimikin Gravel Pit this Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 11am to 3pm, bring a chair and share a story around the fire.  It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gregory Ryan Moore. Greg left us too soon at the age of 50 on September 16,
May 26, 1949 – September 16, 2022 at the age of 73 years
April 3, 1932 – September 15, 2022 at the age of 90 years
June 26, 1931 – September 13, 2022 at the age of 91 years

September 10, 2022

Balser, David Roy

January 21, 1951 – September 10, 2022 at the age of 71 years
September 30, 1948 – September 8, 2022 at the age of 73 years:      We regret to announce the passing of Thomas “Tom” Christian Norman Forde on September 8, 2022 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 73. Tom passed away peacefully with family surrounding him. His wife Dee and brother Dale (wife Darlene) both holding his hands. He left this world the same day as Queen Elizabeth and would have been proud

September 7, 2022

Palset, Ryan Steven

March 29, 1982 – August 21, 2022 at the age of 40 years
March 7, 1943 – September 6, 2022 at the age of 79 years
December 19, 1951 – September 5, 2022 at the age of 70 years:      Jim passed peacefully on his own terms surrounded by family on Sept. 5, 2022. In typical fashion, he remained resilient, stubborn, and good-humored during his 10-year battle with Parkinson’s, joking and laughing till the end. In life Jim never let a lack of education or manners hold him back; with only his abundant wits and charm he succeeded in everything

September 5, 2022

Nelson, Norma Jean

May 2, 1937 – September 5, 2022 at the age of 85 years:      Her Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, 2pm at the Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre, 2405 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay, BC. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Norma Jean (Heighton) Nelson. Norma Jean passed away on Monday, September
April 18, 1936 – September 4, 2022 at the age of 86 years
January 30, 1946 – September 4, 2022 at the age of 76 years
May 8, 1948 – September 4, 2022 at the age of 74 years
June 16, 1941 – September 3, 2022 at the age of 81 years
March 21, 1942 – September 1, 2022 at the age of 80 years:      A celebration of Don will be held at the Gun Club, Saturday, April 15, 2023, 10am – 2pm. Donald (Don) Edward Aguirre was born in Fillmore, California March 21st, 1942, and passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital September 1st, 2022, with loving friends by his side. He was predeceased by his parents John and Josephine. Don was raised in
April 17, 1949 – September 1, 2022 at the age of 73 years:        A celebration of life will be held at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at 10:00am. With great shock and extreme sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Wilfred (Wilfeo) Smith. Wilf was an auctioneer for BC livestock for 34 years then decided to take a step back and be a contractor for them for
March 2, 1945 – August 31, 2022 at the age of 77 years  
November 30, 1930 – August 31, 2022 at the age of 91 years:      Graveside service is planned for September 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Ida Cemetery with a gathering to celebrate his life at Ann’s home after. Well Salmon Arm, we lost one of the good o’l boys in the wee hours of August 31st, 2022, in his own home where he wanted to be. “Papa” Jim Piggott was a quiet man
June 12, 1956 – August 30, 2022 at the age of 66 years: A service will be held at the Notch Hill Church and hall on Sunday September 25th, 2022 at 11am. It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Lyle Teare announce his unexpected passing on Tuesday, August 30,2022 at the age of 66 years. Lyle was predeceased by his mother Lenore Teare and survived by his father Ralph Teare, his
October 11, 1939 – August 30, 2022 at the age of 82 years  

August 26, 2022

King, Goldie Marie

September 29, 1931 – August 26, 2022 at the age of 90 years
July 10, 1941 – August 26, 2022 at the age of 81 years  
September 21, 1939 – August 26, 2022 at the age of 82 years:      Edward George Fox (Ted), 82, of Tappen, BC, passed away on Friday, August 26 in Salmon Arm, BC. Ted was born in Strasburg, SK to Grace and Robert Fox in September of 1939. He grew up and went to high school in Gibbs and in 1969 earned his Journeyman Electrician Certificate in Regina. To date he was a 56 year
September 26, 1930 – August 25, 2022 at the age of 91 years
March 18, 1940 – July 15, 2022 at the age of 82 years:             A celebration of life will take place at the Lee Creek Community Centre on September 3, 2022 at 5pm    Larry passed away unexpectedly at home from a heart attack on July 15, 2022 at the age of 82. Following a lymphoma diagnosis a year previous, he stayed strong throughout treatment and seemed to be in recovery. His
July 31, 1944 – August 23, 2022 at the age of 78 years
May 19, 1945 – August 21, 2022 at the age of 77 years
January 4, 1929 – August 16, 2022 at the age of 93 years  
October 4, 1938 – August 15, 2022 at the age of 83 years:    There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Bob on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm in the Cedar Heights Community Centre at 2316 Lakeview Drive, Blind Bay, BC. Our family lost a wonderful man on August 15, 2022 in Kamloops, BC.  Robert (Bob) Wesley Hardy passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 83.  Bob is
April 1, 1939 – August 14, 2022 at the age of 83 years

August 12, 2022

Feld, Adele

April 27, 1935 – August 12, 2022 at the age of 87 years
July 13, 1950 – August 10, 2022 at the age of 72 years
November 12, 1949 – August 9, 2022 at the age of 72 years
January 26, 1945 – August 9, 2022 at the age of 77 years
February 27, 1945 – August 9, 2022 at the age of 77 years
February 9, 1940 – August 7, 2022 at the age of 82 years:    A celebration of life for Lenore will be held on August 27, 2022 in Silver Creek.  Lenore (“Lenny”) Janzen, age 82 years, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2022 at her residence in Silver Creek, BC.  Lenore was born on February 9, 1940 in Calgary, AB and was the oldest of 5 children.  She later moved with her family to New Westminster, BC
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