Obituaries

February 6, 1938 – July 8, 2024 at the age of 86 years:      Open house Friday, July 19, 2024, 2pm-4pm. at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1 Avenue SW, Salmon Arm, BC.             Ruby left this world on her own terms surrounded by her four daughters:  Donna (George), Debbie, Darlene and Denise (Tom).  She also leaves behind 8 grandkids, 14 great grand kids, brother Roy Churchill, numerous nieces, nephews
June 7, 1933 – June 26, 2024 at the age of 91 years:      Celebration of Life on July 20th at 2:00 at River of Life Church 2405 Centennial Dr., Blind Bay, BC. Patrick Gene Stanford, born June 7, 1933 (age 91) passed peacefully on June 26, 2024, in Salmon Arm, BC.  Pat is predeceased by his beloved wife, DJ and 9 siblings. Pat led a full, busy life and will be sorely missed
May 24, 1961 – June 21, 2024 at the age of 63 years:      The family welcomes all that knew and loved Mike to his Celebration of Life at the family farm 2390 Salmon River Road on July 20th at 4:00pm Michael (Mike) Wade Petkau of Silver Creek BC, dedicated son, father, grandfather, and friend, passed suddenly, at the age of 63, while at the family farm late in the afternoon of June 21,
December 17, 1938 – June 3, 2024 at the age of 85 years: Celebration of Life July 29, 2024, 1pm, Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6 Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC    In Loving Memory of Abram (Abe) Zacharias                 On June 3, 2024, at the age of 85, with his loving wife at his side, Abe went to his Heavenly Mansion “to meet the King of Kings and
Januay 11, 1943 – July 8, 2024 at the age of 81 years  
May 15, 1954 – July 8, 2024 at the age of 70 years
January 31, 1941 – July 7, 2024 at the age of 82 years: A Celebration of Life for Doug will be held on Monday, July 29, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. from Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm, BC
February 5, 1944 – July 6, 2024 at the age of 80 years
November 9, 1955 – July 4, 2024 at the age of 68 years:      Arvid Nis Hansen “Arv” “Geezer” November 9, 1955 – July 4, 2024 at the age of 68 years old. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arvid Nis Hansen.  Arvid died peacefully in the early hours of July 4th, at his home in Enderby, with his loving wife by his side. Survived by his wife of
June 2, 1947 – July 3, 2024 at the age of 77 years:      It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Clement announces his passing at Mount Ida Mews, Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 77. Gary is survived by his loving wife Margaret, married 54 years, son Quentin(Melanie) Florida, son Kelly(Kim) Fort St. John, granddaughters Teagan(Kamloops), Emma(Florida), Rilyn(Fort St. John), and Addison(Fort St. John) as well as siblings Wayne(Diane)
September 28, 1962 – July 1, 2024 at the age of 61 years
March 12, 1935 – June 30, 2024 at the age of 89 years
November 13, 1949 – June 30, 2024 at the age of 74 years
July 7, 1941 – June 29, 2024 at the age of 82 years
February 7, 1938 – June 22, 2024 at the age of 86 years
March 5, 1943 – June 26, 2024 at the age of 81 years

June 25, 2024

Mills, Roy Alan

April 12, 1950 – June 25, 2024 at the age of 74 years  

June 25, 2024

Pukas, Peter

September 27, 1941 – June 25, 2024 at the age of 82 years:       Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 5 at 10:30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm.  Interment of his ashes will follow at Shuswap Memorial Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 12:00 p.m. (downstairs in the hall). Peter Pukas passed away peacefully from bile duct cancer on June
October 8, 1956 – June 23, 2024 at the age of 67 years
March 7, 1965 – June 20, 2024 at the age of 59 years
June 8, 1935 – June 19, 2024 at the age of 89 years:      Paul John Haugaard, age 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June19, 2024 in Salmon Arm, BC with family by his side. His last days were surrounded by his wife, his children, their spouses and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife Cathy, son Carson (Tami), twin daughters Veronica (Tommy), Andrea (Sean), step-son Shawn (Tamara) and was ‘Papa’ to Beaux,
June 22, 1955 – June 14, 2024 at the age of 68 years:      On June 14, 2024 Tim passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer in Salmon Arm, BC. Tim was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK and worked most of his life in the oil patch in Alberta, then retired to the Shuswap area of BC with his loving wife June. Tim was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and
August 13, 1936 – June 12, 2024 at the age of 87 years:         ~ In Loving Memory ~   Shannon Edith O’Neill passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on June 12th, 2024, surrounded by family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Leonard and son Sean, and is survived by her brother Bryan, sons Kevin and Conor, grandchildren Meghan, Katharine, Braden and Patrick and five great grandchildren. Shannon will
Nov. 20, 1930 – June 6, 2024 at the age of 93 years:      A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm, BC. Edith was born Nov. 20, 1930 in Whitewood, SK and died June 6, 2024 in Salmon Arm at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her husband Alden in 2016, her daughters Louise, Therese and Carol, as
September 19, 1952 – June 5, 2024 at the age of 71 years: Memorial Service Saturday, June 29, 2024, 11am, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1400 20 Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC Soar You were not born to be ordinary. You are so beautiful, so interesting and so wonderfully unique. You hold dreams and ideas inside of you that no one else has ever thought of and that the world so desperately needs.
February 5, 1950 – June 4, 2024 at the age of 74 years
May 11, 1960 – May 31, 2024 at the age of 64 years
December 2, 1964 – May 29, 2024 at the age of 59 years
May 26, 1957 – May 28, 2024 at the age of 67
February 5, 1992 – May 28, 2024 at the age of 32 years
January 18, 1942 – May 26, 2024 at the age of 82 years
October 19, 1968 – May 24, 2024 at the age of 55 years
June 30, 1959 – May 23, 2024 at the age of 64 years:      A Celebration of Life memorial for Deborah will be hosted on June 30th, 2024 at 11:00am. Location will be at McGuire Lake.  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Deborah Ann Cloutier of Salmon Arm, Canoe, BC on May 23rd, 2024 at 64 years of age. Deborah is survived by her two children: Ben Cloutier of
August 6, 1954 – May 23, 2024 at the age of 69 years
September 3, 1952 – May 22, 2024 at the age of 71 years:      A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, 11am at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1 Avenue SW, Salmon Arm, BC.  Maureen was born in Calgary, AB and passed away at the age of 71 in Salmon Arm, BC.  Maureen was predeceased by her parents Bill & Betty Thomson, her brother Douglas and nephew Christopher. Maureen is
November 19, 1956 – May 21, 2024 at the age of 67 years:            With great sadness, I share the passing of my dad Jerry. Jerry was born in Carman, MB, and passed away at the age of 67 in Salmon Arm, BC. He passed on to me not only his love for reading, but also his humor, and sense of selflessness and generosity for those he cared about. 
December 14, 1995 – May 21, 2024 at the age of 28 years:      
December 22, 1968 – May 18, 2024 at the age of 55 years
November 5, 1941 – May 16, 2024 at the age of 82 years
September 8, 1927 – May 15, 2024 at the age of 96 years
March 16, 1968 – May 14, 2024 at the age of 56 years         Celebration of Life, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2024, Garner residence, 3194 Johnson Road, Salmon Arm  
July 22, 1938 – May 10, 2024 at the age of 85 years:      Prologue Tappen Valley Growers T – Ted, V – Vicki & G – Girls Ted has swung into the saddle astride his trusty steed ‘Mac’ and, along with his beloved Bouviers, headed off into the wild blue yonder. Along the trail he will meet his older brother Art and his sister Meredith, who had journeyed on ahead of him. At
January 27, 1932 – May 10, 2024 at the age of 92 years:        Barbara passed away peacefully in the North Okanagan Hospice on May 10, 2024 at the age of 92. She was born in 1932 in Winnipeg to parents Winnifred (Pat) & Erskine (Pope) Bathie. She was predeceased by her loving husband Arnold who passed away in 2020. Barbara and Arnold moved several times during Arnold’s career with Imperial Oil, from
July 7, 1929 – May 9, 2024 at the age of 94 years
September 26, 1942 – May 8, 2024 at the age of 81 years  
April 11, 1960 – May 8, 2024 at the age of 64 years Celebration of Life:  Sunday, May 12, 2024, 11:00 a.m., Pierre’s Point Long Building               Katherine A. Johnny was born to Herbert and Vera Johnny on April 11, 1960, in Salmon Arm, BC.  She has many fond memories living with her Granny Regina Kenoras where she was Baptized into the Catholic Religion. Her God Father was Joseph Johnny, who loved her dearly.  She
September 24, 1927 – May 7, 2024 at the age of 96 years  
August 16, 1932 – May 6, 2024 at the age of 91 years  
September 3, 1946 – May 6, 2024 at the age of 77 years:                   Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 8, 2024, 12 noon, downstairs at the Sicamous Legion Branch 99, 322 Main St, Sicamous, BC Sharon was born in Avonlea, SK and passed away at the age of 77 in Sicamous, BC. She was predeceased by sister Patricia Pigeon, her parents Bridgette and Omer Pigeon,
November 2, 1932 – May 5, 2024 at the age of 91 years  
February 1, 1926 – May 5, 2024 at the age of 98 years        Memorial Service:  Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1:00 p.m., River of Life Community Church, Blind Bay:                  Avalon “Loni” Imogene Thomson was born on February 1, 1926 in Hayti, Missouri, USA, near where Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky come together in the Missouri Boot Heel. Hayti was less than five miles from where the
November 13, 1940 – May 3, 2024 at the age of 83 years
August 26, 1955 – May 3, 2024 at the age of 68 years:       Memorial Service, Thursdy, May 9, 2024, 1:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm  

April 29, 2024

Ekren, Ole O.

February 26, 1932 – April 29, 2024 at the age of 92 years
April 28, 1985 – April 27, 2024 at the age of 38 years:      In the early hours of April 27th, 2024, Jacqueline “Jaci” Dawn Oshvalda, left this world a day before her 39th birthday.  She leaves behind her beloved and cherished children; Charlie and Diesel, her situationship with Douglas Stewart, as well as her sister Jennifer (Thomas) and dearly loved niece’s, Shelby and Aubrey. She has left a shadow on our lives that
October 11, 1939 – April 26, 2024 at the age of 84 years  
May 13, 1928 – April 26, 2024 at the age of 95 years  
February 20, 1932 – April 26, 2024 at the age of 92 years:      Service to honour Bliss will be held June 7, 2024, 2:00-4:00 pm, at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave SW, Salmon Arm, BC.   life well lived and all projects completed, Bliss left this world quietly with his wife Marie at his bedside.  Bliss was living at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, and we thank them for their care and for

April 25, 2024

Clark, Ronald

November 8, 1931 – April 25, 2024 at the age of 92 years:   We are sad to say the “Big One” got away. Ronald Clark, long-time resident of Salmon Arm, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2024, at the age of 92. Left with cherished memories as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend are his wife Norma Jean, children Judy McKay (Ken) and Murray Clark (Marie), grandchildren Jessa Clark (Kyle), Scott
May 4, 1955 – April 24, 2024 at the age of 68 years  
April 7, 1933 – April 23, 2024 at the age of 91 years:              Funeral Service:  Friday, May 3, 2024, 1:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm, Interment to follow at Shuswap Memorial Cemetery.  A reception will follow at the family home. With humble acceptance of God’s will, we announce the passing of Arthur Ernest Elliott on April 23, 2024. Beloved husband of 66 years to Jean, father to their
February 20, 1931 – April 22, 2024 at the age of 93 years

April 19, 2024

Gabrielli, Per

March 8, 1946 – April 19, 2024 at the age of 78 years
August 16, 1948 – April 14, 2024 at the age of 75 years
June 5, 1949 – April 14, 2024 at the age of 74 years
November 17, 1949 – April 13, 2024 at the age of 74 years

April 13, 2024

Dean, Ruth Ann

Sunrise 3:14 am March 17, 1956 ~ Sunset 10:27 pm April 13, 2024 at the age of 68 years:      Our beloved mother passed into the moon, stars and heavens above at the North Okanagan Hospice House with her 3 daughters and brother by her side.  She is predeceased by her grandson Gabriel Kelly and her parents Wilma and Dalt Dean. She is survived by her three daughters Heather (Craig), Shannon (Lee) and Andrea (Elmer)
October 4, 1937 – April 12, 2024 at the age of 86 years
May 14, 1966 – April 12, 2024 at the age of 57 years
November 20, 1925 – April 12, 2024 at the age of 98 years
December 25, 1944 – April 11, 2024 at the age of 79 years
November 17, 1935 – April 10, 2024 at the age of 88 years:      Georges passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family after a brief battle with cancer.   He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Fabiola, daughters Denise, Colette, Suzanne, Nina (Todd), grandchildren Jennifer, Laura, Katie, Erika, Deanna, Darcy, Samantha, Stephanie, Robert and Amanda, great-grandchildren Heidi, Camille, Leo, Watson, Daisy, Eva and Sabrina, brother Andre, sisters Gilberte and Daisy
October 14, 1957 – April 10, 2024 at the age of 66 years
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
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
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  
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
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, 371 10th Street SE, 2:30 – 5:00           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
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
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,
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
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