Obituaries

June 12, 1941 – November 30, 2020 at the age of 79 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
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
August 18, 1958 – September 23, 2020 at the age of 62 years Jerry will be deeply missed in the world. Jerry was an easy going, generous fellow with a great sense of humour. You could drop him into a group of strangers and before long they would all be friends. Jerry married Lisa, the love of his life and best friend, in 1981. They were married for 39 years. He was proud of his
October 3, 1935 – September 18, 2020 at the age of 84 years
October 4, 1955 – September 18, 2020 at the age of 64 years It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Glenn Edwin Krick on September 18, 2020 at the age of 64, he was born and raised in Salmon Arm.  There was not a day that went by without his helpfulness to others, his forever kindness and compassion.  He lived to drive truck, travelled the roads for many days and nights. 
May 8, 1940 – September 16, 2020 at the age of 80 years At the age of 80 years with her family at her side Teresa Koprowsky passed away peacefully September 16, 2020. She will be lovingly remembered by her three sons, Mark (Marcy) of Salmon Arm, Allan of Whitehorse, Darren (Sandra) of Salmon Arm; four grandchildren which she was so very proud of, Lisa, Bradley, Brayden and Travis. She was predeceased by her husband
June 22, 1946 – September 15, 2020 at the age of 74 years
September 9, 1944 – September 14, 2020 at the age of 76 years Ken passed away on September 14, 2020, 5 days after his 76th birthday.  He leaves behind his dear friend Linda and his faithful dog Mia. No service by request.
May 1, 1937 – September 13, 2020 at the age of 83 years
September 11, 1939 – September 11, 2020 at the age of 81 years
February 19, 1955 – September 7, 2020 at the age of 65 years William Arthur Reimche, born in Penticton BC on February 19th, 1955, left us suddenly, and much too soon on September 7th, 2020. Bill is predeceased by his father Arthur Reimche and both his mother and father in law Una and Charlie Duncan. He will be profoundly missed by his loving wife of 40 years Gail Reimche and there two children Kari Arruda
July 21, 1937 – September 6, 2020 at the age of 83 years Due to the exceptional circumstances of this year, there will be a private family celebration in the future. Dorothy “Audrey” Chrunik, age 83, passed away the same way she lived most of her life, with a smile on her face, on September 6, 2020 in Salmon Arm, B.C. Audrey is predeceased by her loving husband Dick Chrunik, Bud Mayer, (father of her
June 25, 1938 – September 6, 2020 at the age of 82 years:   Ronald was the youngest grandson of Samuel Polson a prominent figure in the early 20th century days of the Okanagan. Sam donated land for Polson Park in Vernon and the Hospital there as well. Ron was born in Vancouver on 25 June 1938 to Kathleen Isabel Polson (Sam’s youngest daughter) and Edward William Harries. He graduated from Lord Byng High School in
May 27, 1937 – September 4, 2020 at the age of 83 years
March 22, 1939 – September 2, 2020 at the age of 81 years
July 5, 1942 – September 2, 2020 at the age of 78 years
Sept. 21, 1936 – Aug. 31, 2020 at the age of 83 years:   “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32 Edward (Eling) van der Zweep  (formerly of Stonewall MB, recently of Salmon Arm, BC)  passed away on Monday, August 31 at the age 83.  Ed leaves to mourn; his children, their spouses and families:  Greg & Sandi – Robert, Kathy, Eddy, David; Val &
August 6, 1926 – August 28, 2020 at the age of 94 years
September 30, 1934 – August 24, 2020 at the age of 85 years
February 21, 1937 – August 23, 2020 at the age of 83 years
August 5, 1925 – August 23, 2020 at the age of 95 years
September 13, 1931 – August 22, 2020 at the age of 88 years It is with great sadness and broken hearts we announce the passing of Ben Forrisdahl of Celista, BC on August 22, 2020, surrounded by his wife and family.   Ben was born on September 13, 1931 in Copenhagen, Denmark and emigrated to Canada in 1952. He is survived by his loving wife Donna Jean, of 63 years, their children:  Susanne, Jeanette(Jim), Elisabeth(Danny), Kathleen(Cliff), Stephen(Monica) and
October 22, 1952 – August 22, 2020 at the age of 67 years Susan was born in Prince George.  She lived in Dome Creek, Prince George, Pinchie Bay, Kamloops and spent the last 17 years in Scotch Creek. She was an excellent gardener who spent many happy hours nurturing her garden and plants with a loving touch.  A great amount of her time was spent restoring life to many antiques and articles to be appreciated
May 10, 1951 – August 18, 2020 at the age of 69 years
February 16, 1938 – August 16, 2020 at the age of 82 years
November 23, 1936 – August 16, 2020 at the age of 83 years: On August 16, 2020, heaven received another angel.  It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my mother Helen Ella Porter at the age of 83. Her unique kindness, complete selflessness; incredible strength and compassion amazed me! Qualities appreciated by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. Whether she knew you for five minutes or 50 years, her
February 14, 1938 – August 15, 2020 at the age of 82 years:   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dianne Bartlett (Thrupp) on August 15, 2020 with her daughter by her side. She was born February 14th, 1938 in Luton UK. At the age of 10, Dianne’s family moved to Vancouver. She became a proud Canadian citizen in 1972. Dianne was predeceased by her daughter Amy Sherwood in 2002, her
January 28, 1945 – August 13, 2020 at the age of 75 years
July 31, 1932 – August 11, 2020 at the age of 88 years Rosemarie Gisela Breymann born in (Dutch) Indonesia July 31, 1932, lived through a historical time. When WW2 broke out she and her family were sent to Internment camps, mother/children on one island, father on another island. One year later, the Japanese took them to Japan, where they lived until 1947; then taken by the Americans in a transport carrier ship to Germany, where
February 19, 1930 – August 8, 2020 at the age of 90 years
August 24, 1928 – August 6, 2020 at the age of 91 years
March 15, 1955 – August 6, 2020 at the age of 65 years
March 31, 1940 – August 5, 2020 at the age of 79 years On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, with close family by his side, Ronn died as he had lived: with quiet self-determination, good-natured intelligence, and a generosity of spirit to all around him. Ronn had enjoyed a long career working with IBM out of Vancouver where he was born.  After an early retirement, he and wife Deirdre moved to Salmon Arm in the early
March 27, 1921 – August 3, 2020 at the age of 99 years  
January 14, 1946 – July 26, 2020 at the age of 74 years
September 15, 1944 – July 26, 2020 at the age of 75 years The family of Sheila Read is saddened to announce her passing on July 26, 2020. She will always be remembered with love by her dear husband Beverley, her son Darren and partner Denise, her four grandchildren, Kayla, Renae, Rebecca, and Corbin, and her great-grandson Benjamin. There are also many nieces, nephews, and cousins from England, Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
February 14, 1921 – July 24, 2020 at the age of 99 years: The family of Fredrick William Wood is saddened to announce the passing of Fred, early Friday morning of July 24th, 2020, at the age of 99 years. Fred was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on February 14th, 1921.  He found his love in Fort St John, B.C. and married her in 1969. Emma and Fred were married 51 years and resided in Salmon
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
June 19, 1960 – July 23, 2020 at the age of 60 years
August 21, 1940 – July 19, 2020 at the age of 79 years 43 years as a Gary and Susan team – the last 6 months even more so. Daughters and sons in law were cheerleaders, and granddaughters extended joy. Multiple doctors joined the cancer fight. Grateful thanks also to paramedics, pharmacists and all the nurses who are ‘angels walking among us’ including palliative (Hospice).  Gary fell for Susan at Nabob Foods, and we joked
July 10, 1959 – July 15, 2020 at the age of 61 years
May 14, 1943 – July 13, 2020 at the age of 77 years: Karen Keehn passed away at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops BC on July 13, 2020 at the age of 77 years. Karen was born in Calgary, AB. When Karen was 15 years old, they moved to Salmon Arm and that Is where she met Dwane Keehn and they got married in 1961. They had two children Vicky and Darcy. Karen was predeceased by
April 7, 1947 – July 11, 2020 at the age of 73 years
October 9, 1923 – July 10, 2020 at the age of 96 years
December 29, 1924 – July 9, 2020 at the age of 95 years
June 28, 1928 – July 9, 2020 at the age of 92 years
July 8, 1927 – July 8, 2020 on his 93rd Birthday –  It is with heavy hearts and much sadness we announce the passing of our father & grandfather Roy Pigeon on his 93rd birthday, July 8, with his family by his side. Roy was born in Drumheller in 1927 and moved to Jasper in 1954 where he met and married Marg.  Together they raised five children.  After 30 years with Alberta Power, Dad retired and
August 9, 1954 – July 7, 2020 at the age of 65 year  
August 27, 1941 – July 6, 2020 at the age of 78 years: Norman Allen was born in Nelson B.C. on August 27th 1941 and passed away at the Salmon Arm hospital on July 6th 2020 from advanced Prostate cancer. He is survived by sons Steven and Richard. His wife Karin Allen passed in 2010. Norm grew up in Nelson and Creston B.C. He did a stint in the armed forces in the early sixties
April 03, 1939 – July 4, 2020 at the age of 81 years It is with profound sadness that we share with you the passing of Jim Carter. Jim is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 59 years, Elaine. He is also survived by his daughter, Brenda (Kipp) and son, Jim (Andy), sister Diane, and extended family. Dad had a zest for life. A love of animals, motorcycles and the outdoors fed
May 31, 1942 – July 4, 2020 at the age of 78 years
April 30, 1937 – July 2, 2020 at the age of 83 years
June 9, 1923 – June 30, 2020 at the age of 97 years Muriel passed away, with her daughter Judy and Chaplin Vicki by her side, at the age of 97 years in Good Samaritan Hillside Care.  She was born in Salmon Arm, BC, one of 10 children, to Herbert and Martha Evans. Muriel was predeceased by her husband Frank.  She is survived by her son Nick(Susan), grandchildren Briano and Tamara, her daughter Judy Barillaro,
April 25, 1947 – June 30, 2020 at the age of 73 years Wayne was born on April 25, 1947 in New Westminster, BC and pass on June 30, 2020 in Vernon, BC. Wayne will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn, son Jess (Jan) and granddogs Willow and Cash, son Travis (Corinne) and granddaughter Abigail as well as numerous extended family and friends.  He leaves us all a
May 31, 1933 – June 29, 2020 at the age of 87 years:     We are sad to announce that Peter Niessen passed away peacefully on June 29, 2020 in Sorrento, BC at the age of 87.  He was born May 31, 1933 in the Ukraine and came to Canada in 1948 where he became a Canadian citizen on December 22, 1960.  He leaves behind Susie, his loving wife of 63 years, his children Gary
August 12, 1934 – June 29, 2020 at the age of 85 years  
August 12, 1960 – June 27, 2020 at the age of 59 years
July 21, 1936 – June 25, 2020 at the age of 83 years  
December 30, 1966 – June 25, 2020 at the age of 53 years
October 5, 1950 – June 20, 2020 at the age of 69 years: It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sydney (Sipke) Samplonius on June 20, 2020 in Kamloops, B.C. Sydney was born in Sneek, Netherlands on October 5, 1950 and immigrated with his family to Canada where they eventually settled on Sumas Prairie near Abbotsford, B.C. After marrying his wife Mary in 1977, adventures led them to the Douglas
April 14, 1940 – June 17, 2020 at the age of 80 years
February 26, 1931 – June 17, 2020 at the age of 89 years  
December 24, 1939 – June 16, 2020 at the age of 80 years: Remembering Grant Sadly, our Dad, Grant Edward Nachtigall, left us on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Born and raised in the town of Steep Rock, MB – he was a talented handy-man, avid outdoorsman, and hard-core hockey fan. At the age of 17 he moved to Binscarth, MB to finish his education where he met his high school sweetheart, Dawn. Following Dad’s career
January 11, 1925 – June 16, 2020 at the age of 95 years  
October 20, 1930 – June 15, 2020 at the age of 89 years
July 22, 1939 – June 15, 2020 at the age of 80 years
December 26, 1951 – June 14, 2020 at the age of 68 years
August 20, 1932 – June 13, 2020 at the age of 87 years
February 26, 1947 – June 12, 2020 at the age of 73 years
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