Obituaries

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Leask, Mark William

January 22, 1962 – March 21, 2019
at the age of 57 years

A celebration of Mark’s life will be held in Tappen, BC at Herald Park, August 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

It is with heavy hearts we announce the the sudden and unexpected passing of Mark at home with Angel at his side.
Mark grew up in the Cariboo and his younger years were spent on Box Hill. This is where Mark started honing his craft in the carpentry arena, and striving for perfection. Dad would settle for nothing less.  Mark, dad and his brothers built and put the shake roof on the family home on the hill. Mark and dad then roofed the shakes on the now Smith Antiques in Lone Butte.
Mark attended the one room school at Flying U on Green Lake until the school closed. Then attended Lone Butte school until it closed, on to the Junior high school in 100 Mile House. He also attended college in Abbotsford for his upgrading to grade 12.
Mark’s interest in mechanics and auto body work started when he was a kid on the hill, he would find these old cars and trucks, score them for next to nothing, and dream of getting them restored. He tinkered on these for years, his dream was realized when he attended college in Kelowna and earned his certificate in Auto-Body Repair. He finished high in his class and won financial awards for his work.  At the time of his passing, Mark was restoring his antique dream car in his shop in Tappen.
Mark held a variety of jobs over the years. Cooking in a Greek restaurant, silver culture, mill labourer, working in the boat building industry, auto body repair, painter, many private jobs in carpentry and auto mechanics field. He said his best and last job was working for Dimps. On a daily basis she voiced her appreciation for the work he did.
Mark enjoyed riding his motorcycles, going to stock car races, participating to crash to pass races, golfing, fishing, hunting, playing ball and always BSing over a cup of coffee with all he knew.
Having no children of his own, Mark focused his attention on his nieces and nephews and his greats.  His discipline with them will always be remembered, never once having to raise his voice to have them listen intently. He always had a listening ear and most certainly let them know when he felt they were straying down the wrong path.
Mark is predeceased by his parents, Merritt and Angelina Leask, stepmom Donna Stewart, sister Marcy Ann, niece Taylor and his best friends, Chicko, Bandit, Taz , Cruiser and Star. He is survived by his brothers, Michael (Crystal), Wayne (Bonnie), Shawn (Christina), James, His sister Michele (Don) many nieces and nephews and greats, and his dog Angel.
Special mention and thanks to his Friend Noal, you were there for him when it mattered the most.  Thank you!!
Rest In Peace “Creepin Jesus” Love and Miss You! Soar with the Eagles!
A celebration of Mark’s life will be held in Tappen, BC at Herald Park, August 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Moore, James Arthur

March 23, 1933 – July 28, 2019
at the age of 86 years

There will be a celebration of life at Silver Creek Hall on August 17th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club. 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Arthur Moore “Jim” on July 28th, 2019 at SLGH, after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 86. Jim was born
on the family homestead on Yankee Flats to J.G. Moore and Edna Linton. Jim spent his early years working alongside his father at the family sawmill on Yankee Flats. After a long day working there was always time for hockey. The Moore homestead was a common gathering place to play hockey or have a moccasin dance. All on homemade ice they maintained in their spare time. Jim had a long career as an independent
logging contractor. When it came time for retirement, he spent his time snowmobiling or quadding. Even before the first snowflake fell Jim was preparing for each season. His commitment to his passion encouraged
the construction of Owls Head cabin. Giving outdoor enthusiasts a place to meet, rest and play.
Jim is survived by his children; Glenn, Danny (Linda), Darla, Debbie (Andrew); his sister Louise (Mel), Grandchildren; Mackenzie (Lisa), Brittany (Bernie), Melissa (Pieter), Danica (Bobby), Jacob (Nadine), Jody (Michael), Danny (Jazmin), Austin and Liam, Great grandchildren; Maddison and Taylor (Mackenzie), Sophia (Brittany), Olivia (Melissa) and Dawson (Jake), Nieces Penni (Kim) and Cindi (Gord), also Jim’s companion Francis Laws and of course his faithful feline friend JimBob.
The family would also like to thank the community care nursing team and Dr Heunis, Dr Skubiak and Dr Venter. Also many thanks to the amazing nursing staff at SLGH.
There will be a celebration of life at Silver Creek Hall on August 17th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club.

Burton, Edith Elizabeth

January 1, 1933 – August 12, 2019
at the age of 86 years

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Edith Elizabeth Burton on August 12, 2019.  She passed away peacefully with her family members at her side in Bastion Seniors Care Centre in Salmon Arm, BC. 
Edith was born in Spirit River, AB on January 1, 1933.  She will be remembered for her great love of life, family and sense of humour. 
She is survived by her husband Gordon Burton, sisters Ann Vandyk and Jennifer Bolen, brother Peter Giesbrecht, her children Iona Wright, Brenda Hakes and Patrick Hakes as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Angrignon, Barbara Lynne

June 25, 1940 – August 3, 2019
at the age of 79 years

On August 3rd, 2019 we reluctantly bid farewell to our beautiful Mom, Barbara Lynne Angrignon.  
Barb was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan on June 25,1940. She married Ed in 1958, and together they lived a life of adventure for 60 years; raising kids, travelling the world, kayaking and camping, exploring by motorcycle, power and sailboat, motorhome and bicycle. Mom loved her family, her friends, reading, nature, babies, animals, and her car (nobody could miss her “So Hapi” licence plate!). Her creative talents became obvious when she started painting and amazed all of us with her keen eye and natural talent as an artist.  
Growing up, our home was filled with the aromas of Mom’s fresh baked bread, roast beef dinners, homemade soups, cookies, apple pies, and preserves. Together with Mom’s infectious laughter and wacky sense of humour, it was a home full of love and comfort.  
Barb was a force to be reckoned with; she was the first person to show up when you needed her most and would stick around to the bitter end. When she decided something needed to be done, there was no escaping becoming a part of the effort.  Barb’s legacy of community support, fundraising, and selfless generosity to anyone who crossed her path is far reaching and has left some big shoes to fill. She spent the better part of the last 20 years intimately involved with the Shuswap Lake General Hospital Auxiliary, as well as volunteering in the chemo ward. More recently she volunteered at the CMHA thrift shop, and was “Gramma Barbie” to three special little girls she helped care for.  
Barb is survived by her daughter, Tracy (Kim), sons Russ (Delena) and Troy (Brian); three grandsons, Matt (April), Jason (Kim) and Brad (Amy), and three great grandchildren, whom she adored. She is also survived by her sister, one brother, many nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was predeceased by her parents, a newborn son and our Dad.  
No service by request. Donations to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation in memory of Mom would be much appreciated. http://www.shuswaphospitalfoundation.org  

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