Obituaries

June 20, 1951 – July 26, 2021 at the age of 70 years
May 8, 1933 – July 25, 2021 at the age of 88 years
December 6, 1957 – July 23, 2021 at the age of 63 years A Celebration of Charlotte’s Life will be held at the family home 1105 Grayston Rd in the Deep Creek Valley, Saturday August 14 at 11 am. Please bring your best Charlotte story to share. Lunch and drink will be served. Charlotte was born in Marville, France to Agnes and Norm Cleaver during her dad’s first overseas Canadian Armed Force posting in Belgium.
April 5, 1935 – July 22, 2021 at the age of 86 years
August 8, 1934 – July 20, 2021 at the age of 86 years
Decenber 24, 1951 – July 20, 2021 at the age of 69 years
June 20, 1939 – July 20, 2021 at the age of 82 years The Timmis family sadly announces that Lance passed away peacefully in the Salmon Arm Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. He and his contagious sense of humour will be missed. He is survived by his daughters; Tracy Woolford and Kelly Underwood, and his niece & nephews; Amanda, Miles and Jason Timmis. No service to be held.
October 15, 1933 – July 19, 2021 at the age of 87 years
January 15, 1952 – July 19, 2021 at the age of 69 years
August 31, 1936 – July 18, 2021 at the age of 84 years
March 21, 1946 – July 18, 2021 at the age of 75 years
April 22, 1941 – July 17, 2021 at the age of 80 years The funeral/celebration of Wayne’s life will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11am at Fischer’s Funeral Services.  Due to Co-Vid restrictions there will be no reception. It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Wayne at the age of 80 years.  He leaves behind his wife Judi, son Blaine (Irene), Deanna, chosen daughter Robin (Bob), grandsons
April 24, 1930 – May 11, 2021 at the age of 91 years CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR REGINALD TAMBOLINE Please join us Saturday, July 31st at Fischer’s Funeral Services – 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Pastor Irwin Kujat Officiating Reception to follow at Mountainview Church 4480 30th St. N.E. Salmon Arm V1E 2A3 Directions (Old Fashion Style) -Turn left at the lights on 30th St. N.E. (McDonalds on the hill) -Proceed straight after 4-way stop
September 4, 1957 – July 9, 2021 at the age of 63 years
Sept. 18, 1940 – July 9, 2021 at the age of 80 years: With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kay Graham at her home in Canoe, BC. She will be missed by those whose lives she has touched. Her special attributes were many but she was especially known for her blueberry pancakes at Griffin Lake. She was happiest when there were children around as they always brought great joy to her. She liked
July 19, 1919 – July 8, 2021 at the age of 101 years
May 24, 1943 – July 7, 2021 at the age of 78 years
April 28, 1943 – July 5, 2021 at the age of 78 years: Robert Martin Noros passed away with his family by his side at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 78 years. Robert was born in Lulu Island (Ladner) on April 28, 1943 to Bjarne and Margaret Noros (nee Husband).  He lived in Ladner for several years where he enjoyed working with cars.  In recent years he
March 10, 1950 – July 4, 2021 at the age of 71 years
March 6, 1936 – July 3, 2021 at the age of 85 years Marilyn Dolan (Lee) passed away on July 3, 2021, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. She was 85 years young. It would be wrong to say that Marilyn “lost” her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always very determined. When anyone else would have broken, Marilyn stayed strong. Through her, we know what
November 10, 1950 – July 3, 2021 at the age of 70 years
December 2, 1935 – July 2, 2021 at the age of 85 years: With great sadness we announce the passing of Ed Savoie on July 2, 2021. Born in Fisherbranch, Manitoba, he spent early years in B.C., before moving to Nipawin, Saskatchewan.  In 1955, he returned to B.C., where he married and raised his five children, and worked as a railroader.  He met his second wife, Betty in 1990.  After he retired in 2000, they
August 6, 1952 – July 2, 2021 at the age of 68 years
May 7, 1938 – July 1, 2021 at the age of 83 years
June 18, 1970 – July 1, 2021 at the age of 51 years
March 6, 1929 – July 1, 2021 at the age of 92 years We are sad to announce the passing of Geneva “Maxine” (Max) Berry on July 1, 2021 at 92 years of age.  Mom was born on March 6, 1929 in Stettler, Alberta to Forrest and Sylvia Tucker. The youngest of 5 children, they lived on a farm in Endiang, Alberta. In 1943 Mom moved with her parents to BC and in 1948 she moved to Kamloops.
December 23, 1948 – July 1, 2021 at the age of 72 years
October 10, 1938 – June 30, 2021 at the age of 82 years Joan’s celebration of life will be held August 7, 2021 at 11:00 am at 5 Corners Pentecostal Church in Salmon Arm, BC.  Joan was born October 10, 1938 to Arthur and Cora Peacock in Chatham, ON.  Joan grew up in Davidson, SK and lived there until she moved to Salmon Arm, BC in 1990.  This is where she lived until she passed
August 6, 1928 – June 29, 2021 at the age of 92 years
June 18, 1944 – June 28, 2021 at the age of 77 years
May 15, 1961 – June 28, 2021 Celebration of life for Todd will be held July 24, 2021, 3 to 7 PM with a presentation at 4, 2653 Bay Crescent, Blind Bay, BC.  Bring your own chair Todd passed away suddenly at home on June 28, 2021 at the age of 60 years. He is survived by his wife of 12 years Shawna McDonald (Albers); daughters Laticia McDonald, Talyse McDonald & Christina Whitley; granddaughters  Jayden
September 19, 1943 – June 27, 2021 at the age of 77 years
July 21, 1934 – June 26, 2021 at the age of 86 years Donna Marie Zloty-Hartford passed away unexpectedly, although peacefully, on June 26th, 2021, at the age of 86 years. She is survived by her husband, Elgin Hartford, a daughter (Eve) Yvonne Moss, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and a son Sean Zloty and 3 grandchildren. Donna had a very full and exciting long life.  She was a very talented and versatile woman who enjoyed
May 9, 1933 – June 25, 2021 at the age of 88 years
April 21, 1933 – June 25, 2021 at the age of 88 years:   Born in 33, Married at 22, Year of Marriage 55, Years Married 66, Passed at 88 Joyce was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to Letta Jane Wendt and Philip Heiminack Green. Joyce was working in a restaurant when she met then married, at 22, a handsome young military Frenchman, Jacques Jean Dubois – while his unit was stationed at Southport Airfield,
September 3, 1963 – June 24, 2021 at the age of 57 years
February 5, 1973 – June 23, 2021 at the age of 48 years
August 16, 1921 – June 20, 2021 at the age of 99 years Audrey was born August 16, 1921 and passed away June 20, 2021 in Salmon Arm, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Bruce in 1997 and son Michael 2012.  Audrey is survived by loving son Bob (Norma), granddaughter Tina Hansford (Joe) of Calgary AB, daughter-in-law Marlene Fairbairn of Oakville ON, grandsons Jeffery (Jimena) of Boston, USA, David & Michelle of Cholsey, Oxfordshire, UK and 6 great grandchildren Sebastian, Emma, Arabella,
July 4, 1930 – June 20, 2021 at the age of 90 years Barbara was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 4, 1930 and passed away at the age of 90 at Tappen, BC, Canada, June 19, 2021. Barbara was predeceased by her father Reverend William Alexander Brown, mother Isabel Agnes Brown, brother David Brown and daughter Carol Elizabeth Jennings. She is much-loved and dearly missed by her daughter Catherine Vigna, son John Scruton, niece
March 10, 1954 – June 20, 2021 at the age of 67 years
February 4, 1942 – June 19, 2021 at the age of 79 years It is with profound sadness that we announce our mother, Jean Grace Johnson, has gone to be with the Lord. Jean peacefully passed at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 surrounded by the love of her three children. Jean is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Leonard Johnson.  Children: Kathleen (Jeff), Bill (Tamara) and
September 1, 1933 – June 17, 2021 at the age of 87 years Our beloved Mom can finally rest.  She was predeceased by Dad in 2018.  She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Terry(Gina), Glenn(Susan) and Cindy(Gord), her grandchildren: Vanessa, Lindsay, Bonni(Dustin), Tom(Rikki), Charlene(Matt), and Amber(Brady) and her great grandchildren: Lux, Cedar, Lupin, and Ella.  Mom is also survived by her remaining eight siblings. The family wishes to “Thank” all the staff at Mt.
March 21, 1939 – June 14, 2021 at the age of 82 years Doug was born in Garden Bay, BC, the last of 7 siblings and grew up on Salt Spring Island.  After high school, he became a logger.  At the age of 21 he developed Type 1 diabetes.  He attended BCIT and became an accountant.  He worked at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel, then School District 89, and finally CSRD where he held the Treasurer
February 16, 1926 – June 12, 2021 at the age of 95 years Bobbie passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the age of 95 after a brief illness. Born in Biggar, Saskatchewan on February 16, 1926, she lived most of her adult life in Calgary, Vancouver, Merritt and Salmon Arm. She was a generous supporter of numerous charities and a life-long member of the CCF and the NDP. She lived her life with grace and compassion
June 24, 1929 – June 12, 2021 at the age of 91 years
August 21, 1943 – June 11, 2021 at the age of 77 years Memorial Service:  Friday, October 15, 11am, Our Lady of the Valley Church, 10102 Middleton Drive, Coldstream, BC Interment:  Friday, October 15, 12:15pm, Coldstream Cemetery, 7600 Howe Drive, Coldstream, BC Reception:  Our Lady of the Valley Church, 10102 Middleton Drive, Coldstream, BC                         The reception will be set up right after the memorial
January 19, 1932 – June 11, 2021 at the age of 89 years Audrey Elaine Lee, 89, of Salmon Arm, British Columbia passed away on 11 June 2021. Audrey was born in Cardston, Alberta to Joseph and Agnes Shaw the youngest of four children. She attended elementary and high school in Cardston and married her high school sweetheart, Duane Lee.  Together they lived in Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, Edmonton and settled in Calgary where Duane
December 11, 1932 – June 9, 2021 at the age of 88 years
June 9, 1935 – June 4, 2021 at the age of 85 years Celebration of Life will be held July 3rd at 10:30.  Location – Lorne and Charlotte Hunter’s house – 1105 Grayston Rd, Enderby, BC   V0E 1V3    Agnes Cleaver passed away June 4, 2021 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital just shy of her 86th birthday. She will be greatly missed by her children Charlotte (Lorne), Harold (Marian), Curtis and three grandchildren Kevin, Danielle
December 27, 1940 – June 7, 2021 at the age of 80 years
March 31, 1964 – June 7, 2021 at the age of 57 years
January 23, 1950 – June 4, 2021 at the age of 71 years
June 5, 1939 – June 3, 2021 at the age of 82 years Sadly, we regret the passing of Roger Zinck, a long-time farmer in Scotch Creek area and former logger.  He is survived by his wife Marie of fifty-nine years, his son Terry (Emily) Zinck, daughter Teresa (Dan) Sexton, grandchildren Tanner, Sydney, Blake and Nick as well as his siblings, sisters Norma, Loretta and brother Tom (Peg) along with numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased
November 9, 1931 – June 2, 2021 at the age of 89 years Celebration of Life:  Saturday, July 17, 2021, 2pm, Shuswap Community Church (Baptist Church), 3151 6 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC The family of Ben rejoices that he finished his race well on June 2, 2021 at the age of 89. He is now with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whom he has served faithfully throughout his life. Ben was born in
July 28, 1939 – May 28, 2021 at the age of 81 years It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron Essex at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, May 28, 2021. He was an amazing father, friend and partner. Ron was born in Kamloops, B.C., to William and Evelyn Essex. Ron’s father worked on the CNR and as his job changed locations, their family moved. Ron attended elementary school in Jasper, Calgary,
August 14, 1946 – May 27, 2021 at the age of 74 years
February 2, 1971 – May 22, 2021 at the age of 50 years
March 30, 1951 – May 22, 2021 at the age of 70 years Blaine passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.  Blaine was born in Beaverlodge, AB.  He will always be remembered as being a soft-spoken, solitary and deep thinking man.  Blaine had the best subtle sense of humour.  He was a perfectionist when it came to doing anything and he always found a song in every sentence. Blaine leaves behind
June 4, 1941 – May 19, 2021 at the age of 79 years
November 29, 1939 – May 19, 2021 at the age of 81 years
April 28, 1919 – May 18, 2021 at the age of 102 years: Vivian Olivia Alexander Smith passed on May 18th, at the age of 102. Born in Kingston, Ontario to loving parents Gertrude and Raymond Farley, Vivian was close with her sister Flora June throughout her life. The sisters shared a love of travel, but were equally content with an afternoon of Scrabble on the deck. They were known, on occasion, to make each
February 20, 1930 – May 14,2021 at the age of 91 years
March 15, 1931 – May 12, 2021 at the age of 90 years: With sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of Margaret Elizabeth Lemmer, wife of Josef Lemmer, mother to Michael (Brigitte), Mechthild (Joseph), Ursula (David), George (Vera).  She was also the grandmother to Stephan and Christopher, Luke, Andrew and Bianca, as well as Jennifer. Margaret passed away peacefully on May 12, 2021 at her Home at Andover Retirement Community.  She was predeceased
October 23, 1956 – May 13, 2021 at the age of 64 years Peter Gerald Murphy was born on October 23, 1956 in a Red Cross outpost hospital in Lillooet BC. He loudly announced his arrival but grew to be a kind and thoughtful little boy who was very interested in the world around him. Peter was the second born child to parents Peter James(Jim) Murphy and Colleen Marie Murphy (nee Stafford), the only brother
November 17, 1944 – May 10, 2021 at the age of 76 years: It is with heavy hearts we bid farewell to a man that had battled ALS since 2015. Bob passed away peacefully on May 10, 2021 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital trying to recover from hip surgery while battling ALS. Born in Swan River, MB on November 17, 1944 to Harry and Gladys Blaylock who have both predeceased him. Bob grew up in
January 16, 1942 – May 9, 2021 at the age of 79 years: Looking out the large glass windows of a beautiful home overlooking Shuswap Lake Jim Martin would often comment on how much he loved the view and the peace and quiet of the small town he and his wife Karen retired to in 2006. It was in this home, on May 9, 2021 where Jim (John) Martin passed away at the age of
July 13, 1929 – May 8, 2021 at the age of 94 years Susie Kleiner was born July 13, 1926 in Wuppertal, Barmen, German and passed away on May 8, 2021 in Salmon Arm, BC. Her eventful life was complimented by many trades she learned from an early age.  She has been an excellent upholsterer and a very good seamstress, always with a good eye for designing. Susie was predeceased by her husband Alfred Kleiner. 
September 23, 1932 – May 3, 2021 at the age of 88 years: Alice Emeline Fischer passed away peacefully on the evening of May 3, 2021, at the age of 88 in Kelowna, BC.  She was born on September 23, 1932 in Stonewall Manitoba.  Her early years growing up on the farm cultivated a deeply rooted work ethic. One of her fondest memories was working in an orphanage where she could relate and empathize with
February 1, 1939 – May 3, 2021 at the age of 82 years
April 9, 1942 – May 3, 2021 at the age of 79 years It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Gordie Markstrom in Salmon Arm, BC, on May 3, 2021, at the age of 79 years. Gordie was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Henry Markstrom, his sister Sharon and his brothers Allan, Lorne and Keith.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Maureen of Tappen,
May 18, 1933 – May 2, 2021 at the age of 87 years Lofty passed away peacefully at Hillside Village on May 2 at the age of 87. Survived by Doreen, his loving wife of 54 years, and will be lovingly remembered by his family; Murray (Claire), Colin (Debbie), Allison (Tom) and his grandchildren; Johnathan, Hayden, Amelia, Scarlette, Drew, Audrey and Ayla. Lofty was born in Polperro, Cornwall, England, May 18, 1933. He served as
January 27, 1940 – May 2, 2021 at the age of 81 years Jiri (Jerry) Hubicka, 81, passed away peacefully early morning May 2, 2021 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC. The doctors and nurses who looked after Jiri showed so much compassion and humanity. Our family was moved by their grace. We simply cannot thank you enough. Pan Jiri Hubicka was born January 27, 1940, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia to Oldrich and
November 25, 1963 – April 30, 2021 at the age of 57 years It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Fran on April 30, 2021. She resided in the community of Miocene, BC with her long-term partner Colin Stevens. Fran was genuinely loved and will certainly be missed by her family and friends. A celebration of life will be held in the community where she resided, as well as in
July 31, 1933 – April 29, 2021 at the age of 87 years
April 3, 1934 – April 28, 2021 at the age of 87 years: Bob passed away peacefully on April 28th, 2021 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital with family by his side. Bob was pre-deceased by his mother Lily Carney, step-father Marshall Carney, step-mother Dorothy Groat, and father Harry Groat. Bob was born in Coleman, Alberta on April 3rd, 1934 to Harry and Lily Groat. At 4 years old, the family moved to 18 acres on
November 18, 1935 – April 27, 2021 at the age of 85 years
March 26, 1933 – April 27, 2021 at the age of 88 years
April 3, 1943 – April 24, 2021 at the age of 78 years
October 6, 1927 – April 21, 2021 at the age of 93 years
May 1, 1949 – April 21, 2021 at the age of 71 years
June 16, 1930 – April 17, 2021 at the age of 90 years  With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Butch at Bastion Place.  He was born in Steveston, BC and raised in Rainer, AB, the middle child of ten.  He met his beautiful loving wife Bea Shorten in Brooks, AB.  They shared 62 years of marriage until Bea’s passing in 2015.  They had four children:  Rodney and Michele (Calgary), Cameron and Elfie
August 20, 1932 – April 17, 2021 at the age of 88 years
June 16, 1949 – April 15, 2021 at the age of 71 years
September 17, 1954 – April 13, 2021 at the age of 66 years
July 3, 1948 – April 12, 2021 at the age of 72 years
July 8, 1934 – April 11, 2021 at the age of 86 years Early Sunday morning, April 11, 2021 Shelagh Harris, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away after a short illness. She was born in Bowden, Alberta on July 8, 1934, the youngest and only girl to Hazel and Albert Gilliland and sister to brothers Jim, Bob and Fred. Having lost her father at a young age, Shelagh and her brothers were raised by
October 30, 1931 – April 11, 2021 at the age of 89 years It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Hans.  Hans was born in Möderndorf in Kärnten, Austria.  He became a master upholsterer by trade but also learned about bees and beekeeping from a early age.  He was an inventor of many games, a winemaker and house designer.  He had a very astute mind and loved to play chess especially with
February 6, 1940 – April 4, 2021 at the age of 81 years
November 13, 1959 – March 27, 2021 at the age of 61 years
July 25, 1935 – March 24, 2021 at the age of 85 years It is with heavy hearts and cherished memories we announce the passing of Kathleen (Kaye) Ruth Himmelspach on March 24, 2021, at the age of 85 years. She will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, Herb, and their children Sandra (Terry) Reidy, Loren (Douglas)Ripley, Robert (Peggy), her grandchildren Scott (Sarah), Cristin (Tavis), Meghan (Dustin), Billy and Jolene, and her great-grandchildren Jack, Farrah, Bodie
April 19, 1945 – March 24, 2021 at the age of 75 years With heavy hearts, we share the passing of our beautiful mother, Kathleen May Cutting (nee Hamilton). Kathy was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on April 19, 1945 and raised in Weyburn, Saskatchewan by parents Wilkie (James) and Florence Hamilton along with her brother James Hamilton. Kathy attended Western Christian College in what we will call her “formative” years. It was here where she met lifelong
September 17, 1932 – March 23, 2021 at the age of 88 years     Born Chauvin, AB September 17,1932 Left this world on March 23, 2021 in Sicamous, BC With her children at her side Denise was predeceased by Vic Dore her husband of over 60 years and her oldest son Robert Dore, his wife Dorothy Dore. Her children Donald Dore, Rita Dore and Doug Roberts, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family will live
December 24, 1961 – March 23, 2021 at the age of 59 years
April 10, 1933 – March 20, 2021 at the age of 87 years: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our dad who passed away gently in his sleep in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC.  Don was born on a cold and snowy day in Fawcett, Alberta to Donaldson Isaac de Frece and Annie Elizabeth de Frece. He was the eldest and only son, but grew up
September 03, 1923 – March 19, 2021 at the age of 97 years: It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father William Ronald Edwards on March 19, 2021 at the age of 97. He was born on September 3, 1923, in Korah Township, Ontario to William Edwards and Mary Ethel (Moore). He was predeceased by his father in 1934, his mother in 1936, his brother Gordon in 1997, his
March 16, 1937 – March 17, 2021 at the age of 84 years
November 3, 1940 – March 15, 2021 at the age of 80 years It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Richard (Dick) William Bornholdt of Salmon Arm, BC, formerly of Prince George, BC, at his home on March 15, 2021 at the age of 80.  Dick was born November 3, 1940 in Weyburn, SK. He will be sadly missed by his wife, JoAnne, children and their spouses Darla (Kim), Donna (Blair), Bill
May 20, 1943 – March 10, 2021 at the age of 77 years: With sadness, the family of Wayne Wesley Loews announces his sudden passing in Emergency at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, on March 10, 2021. Wayne was born in McAuley, MB on May 20th, 1943.  Previously a long time resident and business man in Abbotsford, Wayne retired and moved to reside in Blind Bay, Shuswap Lake, BC. Wayne will be greatly missed
September 29, 1947 – March 10, 2021 at the age of 73 years
September 2, 1978 – March 8, 2021 at the age of 42 years “Gone to Soon” It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Piggott. Left to mourn is his grief-stricken family: his mom Maureen (Terry), dad Bill (Cindy), sisters Monica (Ewald), Cora, Pam (Dan) and Cheara, stepbrother Steven, grandpa Jim Piggott as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Doug will be remembered for his love of
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