Obituaries

    November 17, 1935 – April 10, 2024 at the age of 88 years
October 14, 1957 – April 10, 2024 at the age of 66 years

April 11, 2024

Neufeld, Marie

December 11, 1945 – November 2, 2023 at the age of 77 years:      Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 20, 2024, 2pm at Summitt Baptist Church, 1975 Summitt Drive, Kamloops, BC Marie was born in Russell, Manitoba and passed away peacefully in Kamloops, BC after a long battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, parent-in-laws, three brothers, two brother-in-laws, one sister-in-law, three nephews and one niece.  Marie is survived
September 29, 1938 – March 7, 2024 at the age of 85 years:      Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 13, 2024, 1pm at the Lakeside Community Church, 121 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm, BC Hank enjoyed a lifetime of music playing keyboard, mandolin, guitar etc., especially enjoying the guitar. In 2017 Hank married June Askew.  He is survived by his wife June, daughter Rhonda, sons Randolf and Jim, five sisters Betty, Mary,
January 3, 1934 – March 31, 2024 at the age of 90 years:            Celebration of Life at 1pm on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Carlin Hall (4051 Myers’s Frontage Rd, Tappen, BC) Margaret passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 31 surrounded by her family at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Stan, her parents, William and Meranda Bodenham; her siblings, Ken, Grace and Violet
October 31, 1987 – March 15, 2024 at the age of 36 years: I gave you this, one thought to keep. I am with you still, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on the ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush … of quiet birds
June 3, 1933 – December 14, 2023 at the age of 90 years:      Louise’s family would like you to join in Celebration of the life of our mother and friend.   Saturday May 18th, 2024, 11 am at the First Community at First United Church in Salmon Arm https://maps.app.goo.gl/9Q3KkAngJcoUzTF79 . Following the celebration will be a catered appetizer buffet then a graveside service at Mt. Ida Cemetery at 2 pm.  A Beacon of
October 1, 1938 – April 4, 2024 at the age of 85 years
August 24, 1952 – April 4, 2024 at the age of 71 years
October 15, 1936 – March 31, 2024 at the age of 87 years
November 18, 1935 – December 28, 2023 at the age of 88 years:       We invite you to come and share a coffee and your favorite memories of Dad with our family and Dad’s friends. Ross LeRoy Chester, 88 years old, passed away peacefully with his family by his side December 28, 2023. Our family invite you to join us in celebration of Dad’s life Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the Canoe Senior
May 15, 1951 – March 28, 2024 at the age of 72 years
March 21, 1950 – March 26, 2024 at the age of 74 years
June 16, 1949 – March 25, 2024 at the age of 74 years
October 7, 1951 – March 23, 2024 at the age of 72 years
October 10, 1944 – March 21, 2024 at the age of 79 years:      Gladys was born October 10, 1944 in Leoville, SK and passed away on March 21, 2024 in Vernon, BC. She was a mother to Eugene Timpany, grandmother to Brett, sister to Carrol Karras, Neil, Russell and Robert Breckenridge. No service by request.
August 1, 1936 – March 19, 2024 at the age of 87 years:      A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 pm at the Kamloops Seventh Day Adventist Church Eric leaves behind his devoted wife of 67 years Milka, children Anne (Brian), David (Ramona), Helen (Brad), 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister. Eero was born in Ylistro, Finland and immigrated to Canada in 1957 living in
January 4, 1939 – March 17, 2024 at the age of 85 years
October 10, 1961 – March 17, 2024 at the age of 62 years  
March 11, 1956 – March 16, 2024 at the age of 68 years  
April 22, 1942 – March 15, 2024 at the age of 81 years
August 12, 1947 – March 13, 2024 at the age of 76 years:         A celebration of life will be held July 13, 2024 in Salmon Arm, BC.           Born in Laval, Quebec to William Roy and Felicité Bertin, Claude grew up on the Montreal and Lachute areas with his sister Doris and brothers Nelson, Eugene and Robert.  Claude enjoyed living on the Dairy farm while working with his
May 14, 1952 – March 10, 2024 at the age of 71 years:               It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Beth (Elsebeth) Gerault (nee Mortensen) on March 10, 2024, at the age of 71.  Beth will be greatly missed by her husband Norman, daughter Lisa (Danny) and grandsons Benjamin and William.  She is survived by her brother Svend (Donna) and sister Kathy (Peter) and
October 18, 1940 – March 6, 2024 at the age of 83 years:          In loving memory of Carol Isabel Wilson, a beacon of kindness and compassion, who departed peacefully at the age of 83 on March 6, 2024, with her beloved husband John at her side. Carol’s remarkable spirit touched countless lives creating a legacy of love, generosity, and advocacy. Born in Edmonton in 1940 to Roy and Janet Forman, Carol’s
December 30, 1977 – March 5, 2024 at the age of 46 years
May 19, 1933 – March 4, 2024 at the age of 90 years:        A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 721 2nd St., Salmon Arm, BC.       Alfreda was born in Invermere BC, spending her early years there before becoming a long time resident of Sicamous, BC. The family would like to thank Dr. Beech, Dr. Aslam, Dr.
February 25, 1937 – March 4, 2024 at the age of 87:        Born February 25, 1937, in Revelstoke, BC – Passed Away March 4, 2024, in Salmon Arm, BC. Jim is survived by his devoted wife, Joyce Bradley. He has three daughters in Creston, BC: Debby Johnson (spouse is Lee), Cathy Fiedler (spouse is Les), and Sandy Kunze (spouse is Dirk). Jim has seven grandchildren: Gary Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Lacey Fiedler, Joshua
January 3, 1933 – March 2, 2024 at the age of 91 years:           Celebration of life will be held at the Sorrento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchentaele Rd, Sorrento, BC, on March 16, 2024 at 1:00 pm   William Fredrick “Fred” Attfield, 91 years old of Sorrento, BC passed away at home March 2, 2024. Fred was cared for by 3 daughters: Laura, Bev, and Colleen under the direction of Dr. K
October 31, 1951 – March 1, 2024 at the age of 72 years  
October 24, 1949 – February 29, 2024 at the age of 74 years  
April 3, 1943 – February 27, 2024 at the age of 80 years:  
September 15, 1937 – February 26, 2024 at the age of 86 years:            It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Harold “Jim” Olichny passed away peacefully on Monday, February 26th, 2024 at the age of 86 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.   Jim was born in Hythe, Alberta to Steve and Aranka Olichny and 3 older siblings (William, Ed, Alice) and was later excited to welcome his baby

February 23, 2024

Ewing, Charles

December 9, 1940 – February 23, 2024 at the age of 83 years
August 6, 1955 – February 22, 2024 at the age of 68 years:      In loving memory of Terry. We are saddened to announce his passing on the evening of February 22, 2024, after a lengthy battle with Cancer. He is predeceased by his father Fred, his mother Marlene and his brother Kelly. He is survived by his bothers Bob and Todd, his two sons Trevor (Melissa) and Tracy (Kelsey) and his 5 grandchildren
November 22, 1942 – February 20, 2024 at the age of 81 years
May 18, 1962 – Februrary 16, 2024 at the age of 61 years:          Raymond was born in Prince George, BC on May 18, 1962.  He spend all his work and play time in and around Pr. Geo.  He operated logging & road building equipment for various logging companies.  You were a one-of-a kind guy, until one pushed the wrong button. Raymond left “suddenly” on Feb. 16, 2024, at the age of
February 14, 1948 – February 16, 2024 at the age of 76 years
August 28, 1942 – February 15, 2024 at the age of 81 years
October 8, 1935 – February 15, 2024 at the age of 88 years:      Born in Stettler, AB and raised in Big Valley, AB amongst many Burnstad’s, she was destined to be a farm girl, until she met Larry in Calgary – the love of her life.  They moved from Calgary to Vancouver and eventually ended up in Victoria where Larry passed away in 2002. Darleen then moved to Salmon Arm where she lived with
July 30, 1948 – February 14, 2024 at the age of 75 years:      I regret to announce the passing of Minnie Kalinek on February 14, 2024. Minnie was born on her grandfather’s schooner named “Only Way” while out whale hunting. She lived most of her younger years in Inuvik, NWT. She met her lifelong husband, Kuno and had two children. They moved their family to Salmon Arm in 1983 to retire. Minnie enjoyed
September 23, 1944 – February 13, 2024 at the age of 79 years

February 12, 2024

Barry, David Wayne

June 5, 1948 – February 12, 2024 at the age of 75 years
December 27, 1929 – February 10, 2024 at the age of 94 years:      Mass of Christian burial held on February 17th at 1:00 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Chase, BC. Born December 27, 1929 on Parmachene/Lake Helen Nation near Nipigon, Ontario, Ivy passed away peacefully on February 10, 2024 in the Shuswap Lake Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC, with loving family holding her hands. Survived by her daughters Marie (Ken) Smith, Betty-Ann (Bill) McDonald,
February 10, 1932 – February 9, 2024 at the age of 91 years
February 8, 1949 – February 8, 2024 at the age of 75 years
August 25, 1930 – February 8, 2024 at the age of 93 years
December 23, 1943 – February 7, 2024 at the age of 80 years
January 7, 1947 – February 5, 2024 at the age of 77 years
April 6, 1945 – February 4, 2024 at the age of 78 years
July 17, 1956 – February 1, 2024 at the age of 67 years:      It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Jamie Lynn Christensen. Loving partner to Chris, devoted mother to Stephanie and Leon (Stephanie), loving grandmother to Madison and Damian, beloved daughter of Cortland and Gail Christensen, sister of Dana, loyal friend to so many, dog-lover of Zoey and Hunter and entrepreneur with her business ‘Our Walk with Buddha’,
June 7, 1986 – January 31, 2024 at the age of 38 years: He was a son, brother, father and friend to many.  The guy that would lend a hand, ear and hug to anyone in need. Unfortunately, it was time to leave us. He is now with his mother, Shelley, may she take him under her wing and guide him to peace. The flood of sadness from all that have been able to know
July 30, 1934 – January 28, 2024 at the age of 89 years:     It is with profound sadness that the family of Ray Moore announces his peaceful passing on January 28, 2024, at the age of 89 years. Ray was born on July 30, 1934, on the family farm near Carlyle, SK. Ray and Marie were married in Arcola, SK. in 1955. Ray worked on the oil rigs for a few years and then
November 30, 1955 – January 27, 2024 at the age of 68 years

January 27, 2024

Mackenzie, Joyce

January 17, 1950 – January 27, 2024 at the age of 74 years
November 21, 1924 – January 27, 2024 at the age of 99 years:      Margery (Marge) Frances (Smith)  Wilson nee Barrone passed away peacefully at her home on January 27, 2024 in her 100th year.  She was born November 21, 1924 to Floyd and Wilma Barrone near Davidson, Saskatchewan. Beloved wife of the late Orval Wilson for fifty years, she survived three sisters and two brothers.  She is lovingly remembered by eight children and
June 20, 1943 – January 26, 2024 at the age of 80 years
May 22, 1968 – January 26, 2024 at the age of 55 years:      In loving memory of Laura Vanden Bosch, age 55 years, who passed away peacefully on Friday, January 26th, 2024. Laura was predeceased by her mother Florence Lowey, brother Brian, sisters Sharon and JoAnne, her son Dayne and brother in-law Brian. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Korbyn, Red Deer, AB, stepfather Arlo Lowey, sisters Brenda and Lynn (Leonard),

January 26, 2024

Stuart, Mary

February 11, 1924 – January 26, 2024 at the age of 99 years:        A celebration of Mary’s life will be Saturday, March 23, 2024, 1pm at the Blind Bay Hall. On January 26, 2024 Mary Stuart left her earthly home at the age of 99 to reside in Heaven.  She was born in Nightingale, Alberta on February 11, 1924. Mary was predeceased by her husband Fred Stuart and her siblings Harry Trollope,
May 17, 1940 – January 22, 2024 at the age of 83 years
July 28, 1948 – January 22, 2024 at the age of 75 years:     Memorial Service Saturday Feb. 17, 2024, 11:00 a.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1400 20 St. NE, Salmon Arm On Monday January 22, 2024 Myrna Marie Isackson (Purnell) passed into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. Myrna was predeceased by her husband Maurice and parents Val & Ethel Purnell. She will be greatly missed by all
February 4, 1943 – January 22, 2024 at the age of 80 years
June 22, 1965 – January 20, 2024 at the age of 58 years
November 27, 1948 – January 19, 2024 at the age of 75 years
August 21, 1946 – January 19, 2024 at the age of 77 years:      Family and friends are welcome to join the family for a celebration of Linda’s life on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 1 – 4pm at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, Salmon Arm, BC Linda Jean Adama passed away on January 19, 2024 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital surrounded by her three loving children.  Linda was born August 21, 1946 in Vancouver
April 23, 1936 – Jan 17, 2024 at the age of 87 years:                        Eunice passed away early Wednesday morning 17 January, 2024 at the acreage in Sicamous, BC after living in the lovely rural setting for 27 years, after a short battle with bowel cancer. Family was with her as she wished. Eunice was born in a snowstorm 23 April,1936 in Meeting Creek, Alberta.
November 1, 1951 – January 14, 2024 at the age of 72 years:      Wayne passed away suddenly on January 14, 2024 in Salmon Arm, B.C.  Wayne was born November 1, 1951 in Prince George. He made his way to the lower mainland and worked string-line/concrete before moving to Salmon Arm in 1993 with his family.  Wayne enjoyed buying and selling antiques and collectables. He had a love for music, garage sales, his classic cars,
March 1, 1928 – January 13, 2024 at the age of 95 years
May 14, 1941 – January 12, 2024 at the age of 82 years:             Daniel Sutherland McPherson, a resident of Silver Creek just south of Salmon Arm passed away in the early hours of January 12th, 2024, at the age of 82 years. Dan was born May 14th, 1941, in Port Alberni BC but grew up mainly in Victoria, BC as his father James had joined the Canadian Navy.  During
March 15, 1931 – January 11, 2024 at the age of 92 years
October 23, 1960 – January 9, 2024 at the age of 63 years
June 23, 1945 – January 9, 2024 at the age of 78 years

January 7, 2024

Branson, Ina

August 11, 1936 – January 7, 2024 at the age of 87 years:      Beloved Wife, Mother, Oma, Great- Oma and friend, Ina Branson (nee VanGroen) passed away suddenly, yet peacefully at the age of 87.  She is survived by her loving husband Ivan of 65 years, her daughters Joanne(Brad), and Trish(Keith), grandchildren Stephanie(Tyrel), Ryan(Liz), Amanda(Chris), Evan(Jen), Elena(Hagen) and great-grandchildren Madison, Hannah and Phoenix. She was predeceased by grandson Trevor. May the many beautiful
July 28, 1959 – January 5, 2024 at the age of 64 years:      It is with great sadness that the life journey of Delmer Fred Kotowsky age 64 was completed at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC, Friday, January 5, 2024. Delmer was predeceased by his parents Fred and Della Kotowsky. He is survived by his two loving sons Adam and Dustin Kotowsky along with his siblings Debbie (Pat Ranahan), Brenda
October 8, 1935 – January 5, 2024 at the age of 88 years:      Memorial Service:  2:00 p.m. January 20, 2024 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 721 2nd St. SE, Salmon Arm Dad was born at the family homestead in Ceylon, Saskatchewan to his parents, Joseph and Agnes.  Frank was one of ten children.  They were Hungarian immigrants who were farmers and Frank always enjoyed farm life.  When Frank was 18, he

January 3, 2024

Pahl, Nancy

December 10, 1929 – January 3, 2024 at the age of 94 years
April 7, 1940 – January 3, 2024 at the age of 83 years:             It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our beautiful Mom, Grandma and GG. Madeline was born to John and Isabel Auger in Wabasca, Alberta and was the youngest of 11 children. Predeceased by her parents, husband Frank in 2010 and all of her siblings. Madeline is survived by her children, Irene Mahringer (Matt
June 20, 1932 – January 2, 2024 at the age of 91 years:            Marion Evangaline Gamble, (Schubert), passed away on January 2nd. 2024 at the age of 91.  She has gone to join her husband, Tom, and leaves behind her son and daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who will always remember her as Old Mama.  She was a long time resident of Quesnel BC and will live in our hearts
August 9, 1937 – January 1, 2024 at the age of 86 years

December 31, 2023

Knull, Violet Vivian

June 26, 1931 – December 31, 2023 at the age of 92 years
January 10, 1957 – December 30, 2023 at the age of 66 years

December 28, 2023

Funk, Darlene Malva

June 26, 1955 – December 28, 2023 at the age of 68 years
June 1, 1953 – December 26, 2023 at the age of 70 years:       Peacefully, the morning of December 26 2023, our brother, uncle, cousin, co-worker and  friend, William Craig Russenholt, passed away at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops B.C. Craig was born in Swan River, Manitoba on June 1, 1953 to Clarence and Winnifred Russenholt. His early years were spent growing up on a farm in the RM of Minitonas, Manitoba. This is
October 30, 1932 – December 25, 2023 at the age of 91 years  
August 30, 1942 – December 23, 2023 at the age of 81 years:      Marlene was born August 30, 1942 in the R.M. of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. She passed away Dec 23, 2023 in Salmon Arm, B.C. at the age of 81. She will be remembered for the love she gave to her family, and her love for animals – especially kitties. She would be in one of her many flower beds, and
July 26, 1962 – December 21, 2023 at the age of 61 years
November 13, 1948 – December 20, 2023 at the age of 75 years:       Robert Martens, affectionately known as Bob, passed away on December 20, 2023, at the age of 75 after a short but difficult battle with what was probably cancer. Despite moments of profound sadness and at times being “madder than a wet hen” (as he so eloquently put it), in the end he went peacefully and at a time more or
December 1, 1946 – December 17, 2023 at the age of 77 years:      Celebration of Life will be held at the Elks Hall, June 15th, 2024 from 11 am – 3 pm, 3690 30 Street NE, Salmon Arm Robert (Bob) Gerald Lemke brother, husband, father, and grandfather passed away December 17th, 2023 at the age of 77 in Salmon Arm. Bob was born December 1st, 1946 to Marion and Rudy Lemke and grew
April 30, 1942 – December 16, 2023 at the age of 81 years

December 16, 2023

Skopnik, Lorne Karl

November 13, 1940 – December 16, 2023 at the age of 83 years
November 15, 1944 – December 15, 2023 at the age of 79 years
September 27, 1990 – December 13, 2023 at the age of 33 years: It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the unexpected passing of Fraser Elliott Gerrard. Fraser is at peace now and will always be remembered in our hearts and his spirit will live forever.
November 7, 1934 – December 13, 2023 at the age of 89 years
September 9, 1943 – December 12, 2023 at the age of 80 years
November 23, 1929 – December 11, 2023 at the age of 94 years:      With deep sorrow and broken hearts, the family of Doris “Irene” Vike announce her passing on December 11, 2023, in Salmon Arm, BC surrounded by her loving family.  Irene was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 23, 1929. Irene was predeceased by her husband Norman and son Bill. She is survived by her adoring children, David, Norene, Doris, Mark, Dan,
April 2, 1926 – December 7, 2023 at the age of 97 years
October 20, 1953 – December 5, 2023 at the age of 70 years:          We are so sorry to announce the passing of Camellia Louise Blanchard (nee – Reed) on December 5,  2023 in the Salmon Arm Hospital. Forever loved by her sons Matthew (Jana), Sean, Ryan, and Ben (Stevie); her ten siblings, their families; and many friends. Our eldest sister Camellia left us suddenly to join her beloved husband Patrick Ross Blanchard,
January 10, 1935 – December 4, 2023 at the age of 88 years:      The family of Stanley Harland Hougen are saddened to announce Stan’s passing on Monday, December 4, 2023 at Good Samaritan Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 88. Stan was born to Sven and Helen on January 10, 1935 on the family farm in Smiley, Saskatchewan. He was the youngest of three children, with older siblings Allen
November 19, 1940 – December 4, 2023 at the age of 83 years:                     Ellen Roselyn Andersen (Moheim) passed away at Salmon Arm Hospital December 4, 2023, with Chuck by her side. Ellen was born in Calgary Alberta November 19, 1940.  She spent her childhood and early years in Spruce View, Alberta moving to Salmon Arm in 1976.  Ellen will be greatly missed by her spouse
April 10, 1937 – December 4, 2023 at the age of 86 years
November 22, 1930 – December 2, 2023 at the age of 93 years:             It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Florence Edna Boyes (Lybarger) on December 2, 2023 at her home in Sicamous, BC   Mom was born in Midnight Lake, Saskatchewan on November 22, 1930. She was the seventh of eight children. Her family moved to the Malakwa area
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