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May 21, 1932 – November 26, 2019
at the age of 87 years
Prayers: 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Ron graduated school and worked as a lineman for the Manitoba power commission until joining the RCMP. Upon completing basic training in 1952, he was posted to Montague, PEI. While working there he met Anna Prosper and fell in love. They married in 1956. Between 1956 and 1987, Ron worked and advanced through his career with postings in Montague, Summerside and Alberton in PEI, Lower Sackville, New Glasgow, and Sydney in Nova Scotia. He received a Queens Commission, was promoted to Inspector and transferred to Whitehorse, Yukon in 1975. He remained in the Yukon until being posted to Winnipeg in 1980. In 1985 he was promoted to Superintendent in charge of Prince Rupert Subdivision where he remained until his retirement and subsequent move to Salmon Arm in1988. During his tenure in the force he received a number of awards and commendations, including the RCMP Meritorious Service Medal.
Ron was very active in his church as a member of the Knights of Columbus and as a singer in St. Joseph’s choir. Ron was a sportsman and an outdoorsman, who loved fishing and hunting. He also was an avid curler a member of the Salmon Arm Golf club. Ron was also a member of the RCMP Veteran’s Association, notably assisting in the evacuation and movement of persons affected by the Salmon Arm forest fires in the 90’s. He and mom stayed very active well into retirement and spent much of their time travelling but kept permanent residence in Salmon Arm until his passing.
Ron is preceded by his daughter Coleen. He is survived by his wife Anna, sons Gregg, Kerry, Darrin, and Shawn, 11 grand children and one great grandchild.
The Pettitt family want to thank the staff at Mt. Ida Mews for the care they provided prior to Ron’s passing.
January 12, 1941 – December 2, 2019
at the age of 78 years
Sylvia Spivey, beloved wife of John Seddon, passed away peacefully in her sleep with her devoted husband by her side after a long battle with Parkinson disease and Lewy body dementia at the age of 78. Sylvia was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Spivey, in 1996. She is survived by her daughter, Stacey Pospisil (son-in-law Daryl) and son, Sean Spivey (daughter-in-law Claire, grandchildren Luke, Brooke, and Logan). Sylvia and John’s dream to move from Calgary to Salmon Arm, B.C. was realized in 2011. Despite the onset of her disease, they were able to maintain a life at home up until 2-1/2 years ago, when she needed full-time care. John’s never-ending love and concern for her care continued to be his primary purpose, visiting her twice a day every day, without fail. Sylvia’s many friends will remember her for who she was prior to her illness, a marvel of energy that she poured into her family and friends, daily workouts at the gym, and travel to Hawaii was also a favorite pastime. She loved being a grandmother, and it was a great joy to spend time with her three grandchildren. Sylvia never wanted a service; rather, she wanted to be remembered for who she was and not what the disease had done. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Darren Lorenz and the staff at Mt. Ida Mews in Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks instead for donations to either Parkinson Canada (www.parkinson.ca) or the Lewy Body Dementia Society (www.lbda.org).
August 3, 1986 – November 19, 2019
at the age of 33 years
Funeral Service: Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:00 pm, Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm
It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our dear Kayla Leontowicz on November 19, 2019 at the young age of 33 years. Kayla will be lovingly remembered by her parents Kathleen and Cliff Mckee, sisters Tara (Dave) and Leah, her three adoring nephews Austen, Evan and Danen and her loving grandparents Ben and Donna Jean Forrisdahl. Kayla also leaves to mourn her, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be a service for Kayla, Friday, December 6, 2019, 1 PM at Fischer’s funeral home in Salmon Arm, BC with Pastor Ken Finstad officiating and a reception to follow.
There will be a small, private burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a cash donation in Kayla‘s name will be made to the Salmon Arm Salvation Army food bank and donations would be greatly appreciated.
November 1, 1934 – December 1, 2019
at the age of 85 years
June 3, 1930 – November 30, 2019
at the age of 89 years
October 14, 1935 – November 30, 2019
at the age of 84 years
December 2, 1962 – November 28, 2019
at the age of 56 years
Celebration of Life: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Elk’s Hall
July 16, 1955 – November 26, 2019
at the age of 64 years
February 8, 1916 – November 22, 2019
at the age of 103 years
February 10, 1931 – November 19, 2019
at the age of 88 years
Our world got a little darker with the recent passing of a bright light. Ken will be forever loved and missed by his wife Alice of 66 years, children Shane (Bev) Jaffary and Darlene (Hal) Chambers. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Marion Bourne of Edmonton, sister-in-laws Jean Hankins of Ponoka , Laverne (Victor) Kaupp of Lethbridge, and many nieces and nephews.
Ken grew up in Whiskey Gap and has always treasured the foothills and prairie lands of Southern Alberta. He spent the majority of his life in Coutts working as a Customs Officer, riding horses, going on trail rides, and hunting. His greatest love that he was most proud of was raising purebred Simmental cattle on Red Creek Simmental Ranch. His spirit always held strong with the cowboy way, still following his love of professional and amateur rodeo, cowboy poetry, and country music.
Ken and Alice loved traveling with their RV, the highlights being two trips to Alaska and many winter trips to Arizona. They moved from Southern Alberta to Salmon Arm, BC to enjoy the mountains, lakes, and family.
Ken touched the hearts of many people and had a large circle of friends. He loved to laugh, tell his stories, and will be missed by us all.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Southern Alberta.