Obituaries

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Watters, Craig William

May 24, 1946 – January 20, 2020
at the age of 73 years

There will be a Celebration of Life in Craig’s honour, date and location to be determined.  Please contact his wife Gail in the near future, for more details.

It is with great sadness the family of Craig Watters announces his passing, peacefully at the Shuswap lake General Hospital on Monday, January 20, 2020, after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 73.  He is survived by his loving wife Gail, his daughter Amy (Kevin) and his stepson Aaron (Tracey).  Craig was the proud Grandpa of Nathan, Owen and Cameron.  He also leaves many family members and countless friends behind.  Craig was a strong and selfless man and he touched so many lives with his kindness and generosity.  He was passionate about life, loved fishing and being on the water.  Most of all he loved his family.  He will be forever in our hearts and missed by so many.  There will be a Celebration of Life in Craig’s honour, date and location to be determined.  Please contact his wife Gail in the near future, for more details.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Fish, Elizabeth May “Beth”

Beth, beloved wife of 52 years with the Late Charles W. Fish of Calgary, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 20, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

Beth was born and raised in Calgary and had a fun-loving life growing up with a close-knit family! She enjoyed working at the Bay, Ed & Ted’s Garage and The Glencoe Club, as a bookkeeper.  Her hobbies were knitting sweaters, painting ceramics, tending to her flower beds, bowling and golfing.

Beth and Charlie made several long-lasting friendships with neighbours in Calgary, that continued on when they retired in Salmon Arm in 1986 and made many more friends while in BC.  She eventually moved to Airdrie to be closer to her daughter Susan and son David and will be dearly missed.

Beth will be remembered lovingly by all, for her kind, generous heart, and a smile for everyone she met.

Memorial donations in Beth’s name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers. 

 

Stewart, Wilbert James

September 1, 1927 – January 15, 2020
at the age of 92 years

A Celebration of Wilbert’s life will take place in the spring at Fischer’s Funeral Services.

Born September 1, 1927 near Ridgedale SK to Ernest and Irene Stewart. Wilbert passed away on January 15, 2020. 
Wilbert was predeceased  by his wife of 62 years, Shirley, in 2017 and is survived by his daughters Berna (Ian) and Leona (Rod), grandchildren Lyall (Jennifer),  Gareth and Laura (Henry), great-grandsons Owen and Jackson, brothers Ross and Earl (Astrid) and sister Enid (Urb) as well as many other well loved relatives and friends. 
Wilbert grew up and farmed in the Salmon Arm area. In 1955 he married Shirley Loring and together they spent time in Port Alberni, Fort St. John, Victoria and Penticton before travelling North America for six years and finally retiring to Sicamous. 
Wilbert was a hard-working man who loved his family and the land. He loved to drive all forms of vehicles including farm equipment, half tons, commercial trucks, school buses, RVs, and his ride-on lawn mower and snow plow.  He treasured his time at Chain Lake and out at many of BC’s fishing lakes. Despite losing his hearing, he still loved to visit with his wonderful neighbours in Sicamous. 
We wish to thank the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Vernon Surgical Ward, Bastion Place Pathways (Rehab) and Bastion Place (Palliative) for the tireless care they provided to Dad in his final months. 
We encourage you to plant a hill of potatoes or a row of corn in Dad’s memory and fill a bird feeder in memory of the hours of happiness birds brought to him. 
A Celebration of Wilbert’s life will take place in the spring at Fischer’s Funeral Services.

Wanner, Heinrich “Henry”

June 18, 1923 – January 14, 2020
at the age of 96 years

A graveside service will be held at the Sicamous Cemetery in spring to reunite Henry and Emma.

With saddened hearts, we announce the passing of Henry Wanner on January 14, 2020, a long time resident of Sicamous, at the age of 96.
Henry left larger than life tracks for us to follow on our way.
Henry was born in Linz, Austria in 1923, raised by foster parents, he excelled in schooling, finishing two years ahead of his classmates.  He was in the Navy at the young age of 17, he then became a police officer.  Henry immigrated to Canada in 1951, with abilities to speak both French and English.
Henry started as a logger on the BC coast changing careers to underground mining at Keno hill, Yukon.  He worked Barkerville, Hope, Merritt, to the building of the Mica and Revelstoke dams where he was a heavy construction supervisor until his retirement.
He met his wife Emma in Revelstoke and they were married in Barkerville in 1958.  Henry settled in Sicamous in 1965, as to him, Sicamous was beautiful and reminded him of his Austria home place.  It became a place in his heart to raise his family.  He lived a long life, but dementia slowly robbed his quality of life.  Henry was a private person, with a huge heart and a kind soul.  He loved family, friends, fishing, hunting, gardening, wood gathering and the building of two homes in Sicamous.  At the age of 80 he could still outwork anyone more than half his age even with his crippling arthritis in his knees and hands.  He liked playing bridge and was a relentless crib player (out for the kill).  He enjoyed reading Louis L’Amour, sipping rum, Yvonne’s sugar cookies and making home brewed beer.
Henry was predeceased by his wife Emma and son in law Ernie Smith.  He is survived by his children Yvonne, Norman (Heather) and Kevin (Leslie), grand children Ryan, Sarah, Kodey (Shealy), Jill, Mandy and Tricia, great grandchildren Maddison, Layton, Becket, Hazel, Zackery, Cutrina, Isik, Libby and Miley as well as life long family friend Bob Schager who always took time out to just spend time with Henry.
Thanks to Eric Schuller who’s daily visits were very appreciated.  Special thanks to staff and management of the Sicamous Manor as they far exceeded the expectations of helping Henry stay in his town for as long as they could. 
A graveside service will be held at the Sicamous Cemetery in spring to reunite Henry and Emma.

Love lives on forever,
in each memory and thought,
of the special ones who meant so much
and the happiness they brought.
Love lives on forever,
it will never fade away,
For in our hearts, our loved ones
are with us every day.

God speed Dad

 

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