Obituaries

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Martz, Wallace “Wally” Cordell

February 16, 1941 – February 3, 2019
at the age of 77 years

 A Celebration of Life for Wally Martz and Eric Butler will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, 3:00 pm, Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course

Wally C Martz, 77, of Blind Bay, BC died Sunday, February 3, 2019 (Super Bowl Sunday) in the home he loved on the 11th green of Shuswap Lake Estates. In early January 2019 Wally was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.
Wally was born February 16, 1941 in Fargo, North Dakota.  He was adopted at age 2 by his parents Walter and Edline Martz. He grew up in Rolla, ND where he graduated from high school. He attended the University of North Dakota where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing. In June, 1962 Wally was united in marriage to Sandra Anderson.  He served in the US Army (1964-67), including 1 year active duty as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.  Wally was awarded a Bronze Star, 2 Army Air Medals for valour with 13 additional Oak Leaf Clusters and 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses for his heroism in battle. Captain Martz went on to pilot for the ND Air National Guard before retiring from duty in 1976.
After his return from Vietnam in 1967, Wally lived in Grand Forks, where he worked as a banker at Red River National Bank and continued coursework towards a Masters Degree at UND.  In 1972, Wally relocated to Mayville, ND where he continued to advance his banking career at the Goose River Bank.  Wally and Sandy raised their 5 children in Mayville, ND.
Wally was active in business and community enrichment, as well as a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Upon his retirement, he relocated to British Columbia where he married the love of his life Patricia Miller in July of 2004. Wally and Pat enjoyed travelling the world with friends, spending their winters in Puerta Vallarta and living the life he loved on the golf course in Blind Bay.
Wally is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Martz; mother-in-law, Mary Miller; his children, Kristin (Bret) Vie, Kathlyn (Mike) Rexine, Eric (Miranda) Martz, Aron (Jerri) Martz, Kadra Martz; sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Edline; father-in-law Bill Miller; his brother Jerald Martz and sister-in-law Ann Miller.
The family would like to thank everyone who contributed to ensuring that Wally’s cancer journey was as painless as possible. Our journey started in PV, Mexico, then Vancouver and finally home to Blind Bay. Along the way there were so many people who helped and guided us through the maze – far too many to identify individually. You all have our undying gratitude.
Please celebrate Wally’s life through acts of kindness and the little things in life that make you smile. Oh and maybe a rum and coke (7-Up) to toast a life well lived.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Parmenter, Gordon Ray

March 1, 1941 – April 14, 2019
at the age of 78 years

Memorial Service, Saturday, April 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m., SASCU Recreation Centre Auditorium, Salmon Arm, BC.

Obituary to follow

 

Dick, Roy Leonard

July 25, 1932 – April 3, 2019
at the age of 86 years

On April 3, 2019, Roy Leonard Dick of Sorrento BC, joined his late wife Reta at the age of 86.
Roy will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by daughters Lyn Barrett (Doug), and Deb Billwiller (John), son Barry Dick (Nickia) and grandson George Harris as well as sister-in-law Jackie Miller and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Dad loved the outdoors and had a special place in his heart for the loons that would swim past his home with their haunting cry.
No service by request; in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
                                                                  Rest well Papa

 

Sundmark, Annie “Anne” Stella

February 21, 1928 – April 3, 2019
at the age of 91 years

We sadly wish to announce the passing of Anne Stella Sundmark at Bastion Place on April 3rd at the age of 91 years.
She leaves behind her sons Brian (Bev), Bob (Cindy), Pat, Marjorie (Rodger), many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren, her sister in law Selma and brother in law Dick Derby.  She was predeceased by her husband Carl, her parents and her brother and sister.
Anne was born at home in Vernon, BC on February 21, 1928.  She worked many years at the Vernon Hospital.  She lived most of her life in Canoe, BC
Anne enjoyed gardening, camping and playing bingo with her many friends.  She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
We wish to thank Bastion and all those who helped Mom.  Funeral to be announced at a later date.

 

Dehnke, Gordon Angus

April 9, 1942 – March 30, 2019
at the age of 76 years

A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held April 6, 2019, 1 PM at the Elk’s Hall in Salmon Arm, BC, 3690 30th Street NE

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gordon Angus Dehnke, March 30, 2019, peacefully with family by his side in Salmon Arm, BC. Gordon was born April 9, 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Gordon worked in the Plywood Industry as a career which relocated the family to Salmon Arm in 1984 then eventually retiring at the Federated Co-op in Canoe, BC. Gordon loved fishing, hunting and the great outdoors. He was a proud man and truly one of a kind. He will be deeply missed and always loved by those who knew him. Rest in Peace Gordon.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife Angie of 56 years and daughters Brenda (Sue), Michelle (Michael), grandchildren Serena & Michael Boehme. Gordon also leaves behind many extended family members and friends. We will always love you RIP.
Thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at SLGH for your excellent care.
A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held April 6, 2019, 1 PM at the Elk’s Hall in Salmon Arm, BC, 3690 30th Street NE