Obituaries

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Haughian, Richard Alan

May 21, 1957 – February 10, 2020
at the age of 62 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1 – 4 p.m., Orchard House, 157 Orchard Avenue, Penticton, BC

 

 

Wilbee, Anne (Nee Rae)

February 6, 1934 – February 13, 2020
at the age of 86 years

Services will be held at the Salmon Arm Community Church on March 7th, 2020 at 2:00 PM
as well as at South Delta Baptist Church on March 27th, 2020 at 1:00 PM. 

It is with grief and great joy that we announce the passing of our wife and mother, Anne Wilbee (nee Rae) on February 13, 2020.  Anne is survived by her husband of 64 years Stan, sister Patricia, children Carolyn, Douglas (Karla), Patty, Bruce (Dianne) and numerous, greatly loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She is predeceased by our daughter and sister, Christine. 
Born February 6, 1934 in San Francisco, California to John T and Eleanor Rae, Anne attended several schools after the family’s return to Canada.  She excelled in swimming where she was scouted for the Olympics, badminton where she won several trophies and singing, which she continued throughout her life.  Her powerful voice was a gift from God and she used it with great joy.
After her graduation from high school Anne entered nurses training at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver B.C. while the rest of her family moved to Hawaii to begin their missionary work there.  After graduation from St. Paul’s in 1956, she married Stan Wilbee on October 12, 1956.  Anne supported the family while Stan completed his training in medical school.  After Stan’s graduation the family moved to Tsawwassen where Stan was the first doctor and Anne raised their family of (eventually) 5 children.  In 1997 Stan and Anne moved to White Lake in the Shuswap to enjoy retirement and in 2017 moved into Salmon Arm. 
She was always an active member of the church and the community.  She volunteered and taught, spoke of and actively pursued knowledge of the Christian faith.  She never willingly stopped learning in any aspect of life.   She was a respected and consistent role model for many of the women in her life.  She was always ready with words of encouragement and support and she assisted many people through trying times in their lives.  Anne joyfully exercised her exceptional hosting talents and her ability to make people comfortable and welcome.  She loved gatherings of any kind and was a delight to involve in discussions of faith or life in general.  She was a staunch and fierce prayer warrior.
She was greatly loved and greatly respected and will be greatly missed.
Services will be held at the Salmon Arm Community Church on March 7th, 2020 at 2:00 PM as well as at South Delta Baptist Church on March 27th, 2020 at 1:00 PM. 
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

Hodgson, Donald “Nick” Nicholas

August 22, 1935 – February 22, 2020
at the age of 84 years

Donald Nicholas Hodgson – “Nick”– 84 years, passed away February 22, 2020 at Shuswap Lake Hospital.  Nick was born August 22, 1935 in Morrin, AB. He married his love, Norma Wonnick in 1959 and they farmed outside Morrin for 13 years while he also drove the school bus for the Starland School District.  Their two sons, Dwayne and Michael were born in 1960 and 1966.  In 1972 they moved to Aldergrove, BC and continued farming while Nick worked nights for the Langley School Board.  Nick and Norma continued to work and move throughout BC and settled in Blind Bay, BC.   
He especially enjoyed people and socializing at the Blind Bay Village Grocer and simply meeting friends on the corner to discuss the current events.   
He cared about his family, neighbours and the community around him and was always there to lend a helping hand or an ear. 
Nick and Norma moved to Salmon Arm in 2017 to be closer to town.  He is survived by his wife, Norma, sons Dwayne (Cathy) and Michael (Bryan), granddaughters, Laura (Kyle), Lindsay and Caley and great grandchildren, Kayden, Khloe and Connor.  

                                                                         “A life’s job well done my love” 

No service will be held, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society on Nick’s behalf.

Nelson, Albin Glen “Toby”

March 20, 1935 – January 29, 2020
at the age of 84 years

Celebration of Life will be held March 7, 2020 @ 1 PM at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1 Ave SW Salmon Arm BC  V1E 2Y9

Albin Glen Nelson (known as “Toby” since two weeks old), passed away with his family by his side on January 29, 2020 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital just short of his 85 birthday.
Toby was born in 1935 in Trail, B.C. to Atle and Bertha, second eldest of six sons. He lived his younger years helping the family establish their logging and sawmill business (Atco Lumber). He drove logging truck, then long haul petroleum products for Trimble, Trimac, Inland Tanker, and Valley West Transport. Driving truck left no family time on weekends so at age 36, he went back to school, completed grade 11 and 12 in one year, and 4 years University to obtain his Bachelor of Education degree. He then taught Technical Studies (Shop Courses) for 24 ½ years for grades 8 through 12 at Kitsilano Secondary School.
Toby was very community minded and volunteered as a Wolf Pack Cub Master, Auxiliary Police Officer, Citizen’s Patrol Maintenance Director at Cedar Heights, and collected aluminum, with proceeds for the Shriner’s Patient Transportation Program. His greatest passion was spending time with family, traveling, exploring other countries, watching hockey games, fishing, camping, and creating wood projects. He was also well known as “Mr. Talker” and always enjoyed telling jokes. He felt there was so much sadness and strife in the world, everyone needed some humor in their life.
He married Norma Jean Heighton in 1958 and spent his 62 anniversary the Saturday after suffering a stroke. They were blessed with two sons, Robert Glen, and Gerald Brent.
He was predeceased by his parents Bertha Mae, and Atle Sidnon, brothers Gilbert, Atle, Richard, and son Robert.
He leaves his wife Norma Jean, son Brent (Brenda) daughter-in-law Barb, grandchildren Savannah and Connor, brothers Albert (Carol), Ted(Lori), brother-in-law Ernie Heighton (Joan), sister-in-law Sandra Reed (Gerald), and many nieces and nephews.
A special thank you from the family to Dr A. Heunis, Ambulance Paramedics, First Responders, emergency staff and the staff on second and fourth floor of Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Salmon Arm Masonic Medical Care Car Service. C/O Salmon Arm Masonic Lodge #52, P.O. Box 544 Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N7.
Celebration of Life will be held March 7, 2020 @ 1PM at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1 Ave SW Salmon Arm BC  V1E 2Y9

 

Forster, Raymond Thomas

April 19, 1938 – February 19, 2020
at the age of 81 years

A memorial will held at a later date.

Ray was born in Lestock, SK April 19, 1938.  He passed away in Salmon Arm, BC on February 19, 2020.  Ray was 81 years young and passed from a battle with cancer.
Ray was predeceased by his parents; Jack & Edith, sister; Jean Graff, brothers; Harold and Jim.  He leaves to mourn: his loving wife of 60 years Elaine and loving son; Kyle and Shilah (Quin & Maquire), loving son; Hal (Ryan & Brenen), loving son; Chad, sister; Joan Hasen Fratz, brother; Glen & Olaga, brother; Reg, sister; Fay & Keith Wingert, brother; Gord & Laura as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Ray started Ipsco in Regina Pipe Division in the year 1957 – 1989.  He retired as a supervisor after 32 years and moved to Salmon Arm in 2010.  Ray enjoyed all sports and especially loved boxing.  He will be dearly missed!  Love u forever!
Cremation.  A memorial will held at a later date.

Cave, Vincent Joseph

June 16, 1930 – February 19, 2020
at the age of 89 years

There will be no funeral service, at Vince’s request; family and friends will gather at a later date in Vince’s memory.

Vincent Joseph Cave, 89, of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, passed away on 19 February 2020, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  
Vince was born on 16 June 1930, in Silver Creek, BC, to the late Annie Rennie McBain & Arthur Bernard Cave, formerly of Salmon Arm, BC; he was the youngest of 7 children.   
Vince attended Larch Hills School and graduated from Salmon Arm High School. Early in his working career, Vince worked with his brother, Phil, helping as a millworker, on Phil’s sawmill. He went on to train in Electronics and Refrigeration at the Calgary Technical School, in Alberta.  
Following graduation, Vince worked in Nelson, BC, for Nelson Electric. He returned to Salmon Arm and ended up working for many years at Newnes Machine Ltd. (now USNR), until his retirement.  
Vince married Bea in 1975 and he became a devoted stepfather to her children. He is survived by Kelly Buckmaster – son Scott; Randy (Ali) Buckmaster – children: Justin & Jennifer (Brandon); Dale Buckmaster – children: Amanda (Warren), Christopher (Sandra) & Corey (Ashley) and nine great grandchildren.  He is also survived by one sister, Amy ‘Irene’ Wells (nee Cave) of Grindrod, BC, two sisters-in-law: Peggy Cave (Surrey) and Eileen Cave (Salmon Arm), as well as five nieces and six nephews.  Vince was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice Marjorie Cave (nee Kulak) on 24 April 2015,  five siblings, Arthur Bernard Cave, Jr., Annie McBain Hucul (nee Cave), George William Cave, Ralph Cave, Phillip Cave, two brothers-in-law: Bill Hucul and Don Wells, as well as one sister-in-law, Chrissy Cave. 
Vince was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, bowling, gardening and music. Vince played the Saxophone with his wife, Bea, strumming on the Dobro beside him; they performed in a small band and entertained seniors with their music. 
Vince will be remembered as a kind, quiet gentleman who had a good sense of humour.  
There will be no funeral service, at Vince’s request; family and friends will gather at a later date in Vince’s memory.

Howard, Ruth Esther

October 5, 1930 – February 14, 2020
at the age of 89 years

A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, 1400 20 St NE, Salmon Arm, BC on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Esther (Campbell) Howard was born 5 October 1930 in Toronto, Ontario. She passed away 14 February 2020 in Salmon Arm, BC at 89 years of age.
Ruth is predeceased by: Husband Reginald Hugh Andrews; youngest son Allan James Andrews; husband Robert Gorman Howard; Gt granddaughter Eve Miriam Turner. She is survived by her children:  Sharon (Brian) Turner; Ralph (Sandy) Andrews; Kenneth (Vivian) Andrews; Trudy (Maurice) Borris; Barry (Nancy) Andrews. As well as: 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and 1 great, great, granddaughter. Ruth is also survived by her dearest friend Clay Porter of Salmon Arm, BC.  And she is survived by numerous friends in Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm, BC.
Ruth started working at 16 years of age at Zellers in Barrie, Ontario.  She left Zellers to work for Woolworth’s, also in Barrie.  Over the years Ruth has worked at various restaurants, motels, hardware stores and department stores.
Although Ruth was born in Toronto, she was raised on her Grandfather’s farm in Oro Township, Simcoe County, near Barrie, Ontario.  After marrying Reg Andrews in 1949 they took up residence in Barrie.  They later moved near Shanty Bay, Ontario. In 1964, they pulled up stakes and moved to Revelstoke, B.C., where Reg passed away in 1973.
Ruth later married Bob Howard and they moved to Sicamous, B.C., where Bob passed away in 2000. After several years in Sicamous, Ruth downsized and moved to Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm, B.C. where she met her special friend Clay Porter.  Ruth moved to Mount Ida Mews nursing home in October, 2019.
Ruth’s hobbies have included: ceramics, reading good books, writing short skits, but most of all, looking after others.  Ruth was always there to help her family, friends, and anyone in need.  She loved serving others.
Ruth was a very sociable person and loved being part of the Red Hatters in Sicamous.  She made many good friends there and had good times with them.  She also served as the senior singles activities coordinator in her church and planned and hosted many dinners and events with them.
One of her favorite activities was to volunteer at The Thrift Shop in Sicamous.  Ruth served there for 18 years.  She loved to be at the thrift store with her friends.  She also enjoyed the numerous fashion shows they put on.  This was a highlight for her.
Ruth might be best remembered in Sicamous for her annual Christmas display.  Each year she would add to her Christmas Village which became so large that friends and neighbours began helping her in November each year by constructing platforms in her living room to hold her many arrangements.  She would then open her home to anyone who wanted to see her display and enjoy the Christmas season with her.
We would like to thank the staff at Lakeside Manor and Mount Ida Mews Nursing Home who loved and cared for our dear Mother.
It has been said by many, that anyone who knew Ruth, loved her.  She always had a smile on her face and love in her heart for all.  She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
Ruth was very active in the Girl Guides throughout her teens and into adulthood.  She has been a guide to many and now she is ‘A Guiding Light’. Rest in peace dear Mom.

Stewart, Wilbert James

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

A Celebration of Wilbert’s life will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m. at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm, BC

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.

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