Obituaries

September 13, 1938 – June 22, 2022 at the age of 83 years
March 13, 1924 – June 22, 2022 at the age of 98 years
October 31, 1946 – October 18, 2021 at the age of 44 years:      Andrew is survived by his wife Dionne, brothers Roy(Amber), Shawn(April), Stephen, stepfather ”Pops” Jeff(Anna), four nieces, and a great nephew.  He was preceded in death by his father Mel and mother Grace.   The service is to be held at the Salmon Arm Elks Hall, Saturday, June 25, 2022, 1:00pm.   People are invited to stay after the service for
January 3, 1956 – June 19, 2022 at the age of 66 years
December 12, 1929 – June 16, 2022 at the age of 92 years:        Family and friends are invited to a ‘Celebration of Life’ at the Enderby Legion on July 5th, 2022 at 2 pm. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vi Green on June 16, 2022, at the age of 92. Vi was predeceased by her husband Joe and daughter Barbara and is survived by sons Jack
November 23, 1942 – June 12, 2022 at the age of 79 years
October 21, 1937 – June 11, 2022 at the age of 84 years
June 30, 1934 – June 7, 2022 at the age of 87 years
May 15, 1942 – June 6, 2022 at the age of 80 years
June 2, 1936 – June 3, 2022 at the age of 86 years:    His funeral will be held at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salmon Arm, BC on Monday June 13th at 9:00am Peter Ereth Home Purves was born on June 2nd, 1936, in Lismore, N.S.W, Australia. He was the youngest child of Major William Purves and Robena Purves. He had a joyful childhood growing up with his sister ‘Billie’ in Australia, spending much time
February 4, 1937 – June 1, 2022 at the age of 85 years
January 13, 1932 – June 1, 2022 at the age of 90 years:      Ronald Charles Lamb passed away peacefully in the Shuswap Hospital on June 1st, 2022, after 90 years of life.  He joins his first-born son Douglas, while leaving behind his wife Myrt, five sons, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Ron was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and did many things in life – starting out as a farm hand, then a
April 26, 1942 – June 1, 2022 at the age of 80 years:      This week the Jespersen family said goodbye to a great a man.  Egon Marius Jespersen passed away on June 1st, 2022, at the age of 80 years.  Egon was born on April 26th, 1942, in Fyn, Denmark, the second of three children to Christian and Clara Jespersen.  At the age of 11 he immigrated to Canada with his family, travelling
June 23, 1929 – June 1, 2022 at the age of 92 years:      There will be a graveside service in Penticton in June 2022, date to be determined. Yvonne Murray passed away at the age of 92 in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm BC on June 1st, 2022. Yvonne was born in Mazeond Saskatchewan on June 23, 1929. Predeceasing Yvonne is her husband Kenneth Murray, son Clifford Murray, great granddaughter Angeline Selluski and siblings
March 31, 1963 – May 28, 2022 at the age of 59 years
October 13, 1931 – May 25, 2022 at the age of 90 years:      We regretfully announce the passing of Shirley Eileen Cumberland at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on May 25, 2022.  Shirley was born on October 13, 1931, to William Leslie and Frances May Fraser in Vancouver and was the eldest of four children. She was educated in Maple Ridge and Kamloops and joined the RCAF in 1951.  She married Richard Cumberland in
December 9, 1938 – May 24, 2022 at the age of 83 years:    In Loving Memory It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Jenny Bowser at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital with her long-time friends Alice Broeder and Irene Midzain by her side. Born to Ukrainian parents John and Katherine Moroz. She is survived by her “hubby” Dick (Richard) Bowser. Mom will be deeply missed by daughters who are located across
September 16, 1937 – May 23, 2022 at the age of 84 years:      Donna Lorraine Houda, age 84, passed away on May 23, 2022.  She was born September 16, 1937 in Pincher Creek, AB to Manley and Yvonne Robertson.  She was married to the love of her life, Joseph Alexander Houda in July 1955 who preceded her in death in 2010.  Donna and Joe lived many years at Adams Lake.  There they raised
July 8, 1951 – May 22, 2022 at the age of 70 years
May 1, 1939 – May 20, 2022 at the age of 83 years
March 3, 1935 – May 18, 2022 at the age of 87 years:      A celebration of life will be held later this summer; all who knew him are invited to join. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gerald Frederick Flucke on May 18th, 2022 at the age of 87.  Gerry was predeceased by his wife Kathleen and survived by his daughters Kim of Quesnel, Kelly of Vernon,
February 14, 1936 – May 18, 2022 at the age of 86 years:      Our family is sad to announce that Tjac passed at Mt Ida Mews on May 18 ,2022 with Laurene at his side and friend Lou. He is survived by his loving wife Laurene, stepdaughter Laurie (Shelton) and grandson Isaak who he adored. Tjac had a career of 25 years in RCAF, many years overseas where he was a member of
August 31, 1935 – May 18, 2022 at the age of 86 years
October 17, 1985 – May 17, 2022 at the age of 36 years:        Obituary to follow
May 29, 1943 – May 15, 2022 at the age of 78 years              It is with great sadness the family of Joseph (Joe) Robert Rivard announce his passing on May 15, 2022 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Joe was born in 1943 in Innisfail Alberta. In 1978 Joe was transferred from Victoria to Salmon Arm to take up the role of Sheriff, serving the North Okanagan region until
April 10, 1936 – May 15, 2022 at the age of 86 years:      A celebration of life will be held in her memory June 20, 2022 at the Prestige Inn in Salmon Arm at 1:00 Louisa Zazulak passed suddenly on May 15, 2022, at the age of 86 years.  She moved from Prince George to Salmon Arm more than 20 years ago. She was an active life member of the SPCA, loved playing
September 10, 1951 – May 14, 2022 at the age of 70 years
December 18, 1979 – March 23, 2022 at the age of 42 years:       Patrick passed away March 23, 2022, at Nazko, BC at the age of 42 years.  He was born December 18, 1979, in Salmon Arm, BC where he was raised.  Patrick leaves to mourn; his wife Ronnie, two children Kaine and Acadia, parents Pat and Laura, brother Wade (Sarah), sister Tracy (Ryan), nephew Trentyn and niece Rayla and mother-in-law Debbie
August 8, 1927 – May 10, 2022 at the age of 94 years
June 12, 1943 – May 7, 2022 at the age of 78 years:      It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lawrence Howard on May 7, 2022 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 78. He was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Sheila Howard, sister Celia and brother in law Don. Lawrence is survived by his beloved wife Darlene of 55 years,
September 26, 1953 – May 6, 2022 at the age of 68 years
September 28, 1927 – May 5, 2022 at the age of 94 years:      It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Annabelle Carol Jones, May 5, 2022 in Salmon Arm, BC. Anne was the youngest child of Anna and Dan Rake’s nine children.  She was born at home on the farm two miles west of Donalda, Alberta on September 28, 1927. She married her devoted husband James (Jim) Jones
April 30, 1934 – May 4, 2022 at the age of 88 years
August 3, 1939 – May 4, 2022 at the age of 82 years
December 22, 1934 – May 3, 2022 at the age of 87 years
February 24, 1927 – April 30, 2022 at the age of 95 years:         A memorial reception will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 1 – 3 pm, at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave., SW, (turn off at Salmon River Road)        In loving memory of our dear father. He was born February 24, 1927, and passed away on April 30, 2022, to join his wife of 58 years,
May 13, 1947 – April 29, 2022 at the age of 74 years:      In loving memory of my mother Evelyn Jean Marie Marchiel. She was born May 13, 1947, and passed away on April 29, 2022, in Salmon Arm, BC. Mom is leaving behind her partner Rod, son Justin (Diana), and her 2 grandchildren, as well as many extended family members. Evelyn grew up in a Montmartre, Saskatchewan. After graduation she moved to
March 10, 1982 – April 25, 2022 at the age of 40 years
June 6, 1949 – April 24, 2022 at the age of 72 years
November 1, 1972 – April 17, 2022 at the age of 49 years
December 2, 1936 – April 15, 2022 at the age of 85 years:         In Loving Memory of Raymond Robert Moser, we are saddened to announce his passing on April 15, 2022 at the age of 85 in Kelowna, BC. Bob was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan on December 2, 1936. He is predeceased by his father, Antone and step-mother Mary, his much beloved wife and mother of his children Grace “Bernice”, sisters Shirley(Scotty)
October 29, 1952 – April 15, 2022 at the age of 69 years:        Celebration of Life: Saturday, May 28, 2022, 1pm – 2251 40 Street SE, Salmon Arm, BC        Layne’s life journey began on October 29, 1952 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan and ended much too soon, on “Not-So-Good-Friday” April 15, 2022. He was the second son of Maurice and Ida Letourneau, and a brother to Wayne. He was predeceased by his
September 24, 1941 – April 13, 2022 at the age of 80 years
August 1, 1927 – April 13, 2022 at the age of 94 years
October 27, 1948 – April 12, 2022 at the age of 73 years:                                                                                                                              
September 3, 1939 – April 11, 2022 at the age of 82 years:       JoAnne Marjorie Groves departed this life on April 11, 2022. Born in Toronto on September 3rd, 1939, daughter of Charlotte and Bernard Groves (predeceased), she grew up in Toronto and then north of Orillia, Ontario. Missed by her partner Jack Lewis, Celista, BC, her daughters Heather Dix, Orillia, ON and Melissa (Norm) Hodges, Vancouver, BC, sister Joy Robinson (Rob

April 11, 2022

Tyls, Jirina

April 10, 1944 – April 11, 2022 at the age of 78 years
July 23, 1940 – April 11, 2022 at the age of 81 years:          A celebration of life will be held Saturday May 14, 2022, 1:30pm at Lion’s Manor in Sorrento, BC.                          In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still.                        In our hearts you hold a
August 11, 1938 – April 10, 2022 at the age of 83 years
July 20, 1934 – April 7, 2022 at the age of 87 years
September 12, 1954 – April 6, 2022 at the age of 67 years:
June 15, 1935 – April 5, 2022 at the age of 86 years:            It is with great sadness and fond memories that we announce the passing of Lawrence Joseph Filiatrault at 86 years of age at Shuswap Lake General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Lawrence was born in Maillardville to Leo and Mary Rose Filiatrault. The family moved to Quesnel where Lawrence spent his formative years and started school. He
March 25, 1931 – April 5, 2022 at the age of 91 years:        Shirley Jean Halverson passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on April 05, 2022, at the age of 91. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Gordon Halverson and is survived by her son Bruce (Shelly) Halverson, daughters Lisa (Ben) Honcoop, Gayle (Chris) Johnson, her much loved grandchildren & great grandchildren, and by her brother, George Healy of Langley,
May 29, 1942 – April 5, 2022 at the age of 79 years
April 27, 1939 – April 4, 2022 at the age of 82 years:      There will be a Celebration of Life and reception at Fishers Funeral Service on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2pm.   With great sadness, we announce the passing of Donald McVicar (Mac) Esselmont on April 4, 2022 at 82 years old in Salmon Arm, BC.  Born on April 27, 1939 in Stewart, BC he was well known for his fun loving
April 16, 1938 – April 3, 2022 at the age of 83 years
June 23, 1949 – April 3, 2022 at the age of 72 years:         It’s with immense heartbreak that we announce the passing of a most exceptional woman of the Shuswap. Bunny is preceded by her parents John, Edith Whitehead and brother Ernest. Survived by brothers Joe, Jack, Carl and Kahn.  Bunny is well known in her community as a generous and unstoppable caregiver, living her life in dedication to her family
July 17, 1930 – April 2, 2022 at the age of 91 years:        Dorothy (affectionately known to family and friends as Doffy) was born in Ixopo, Natal, South Africa to her parents Frank and Ada Martin.  The beloved memories of her childhood on the farm lasted to Doffy’s final days and inspired her lifelong love of animals and nature.  Tragically, her father passed away before Doffy was seven, and she and her
November 27, 1943 – April 2, 2022 at the age of 78 years:
January 2, 1941 – April 2, 2022 at the age of 81 years:       Open House, Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 1:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, (turn off at Salmon River Road) “Gene” passed away April 2, 2022 (age 81) at Vancouver General Hospital after a valiant struggle recovering from surgery. Gene is predeceased by her loving husband Len (Jan. 2017), her father Ross Davis (1984), her mother Katherine
March 25, 1925 – March 29, 2022 at the age of 97 years:      A service will be held on Saturday May 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Anglican Church, 170 Shuswap St. SE, Salmon Arm, followed by a tea and time to share your “Al” stories. The community is welcome!  Al Neale died in Salmon Arm after two days in hospital. He leaves a wide circle of friends, family and community who will
February 1, 1932 – March 28, 2022 at the age of 90 years
February 23, 1932 – March 27, 2022 at the age of 90 years:      Robert Alistair “Big Al” Fleming, was born February 23, 1932 in Vancouver. He was raised in Britannia Mines. He resided in Sicamous for the last 37 years. Survived by his common-law wife, Colleen Carr, stepchildren, Cindy (Bill) Robertson; Rick Carr; Tammy (Brian) Seppala, six grandchildren: Chelsea, Natasha, Brendan, Kealin, Jordann & Matiasn, seven great grandchildren, his sister Sheila Seahagen, as
November 23, 1991 – March 27, 2022 at the age of 30 years
December 26, 1936 – March 24, 2022 at the age of 85 years
April 22, 1973 – March 23, 2022 at the age of 48 years:      With heavy hearts we announce that Michael Barry Yuill, AKA Big Mike, passed away March 23, 2022 at the age of 48.  Michael was born April 22, 1973 to his mom Maureen Yuill in Hinton, AB.  He passed away quickly with family by his side. He leaves behind his two children Rebecca Yuill (Matt), Zackery Yuill, their mother Tressa Hobson
August 24, 1980 – March 20, 2022 at the age of 41 years:         It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our beautiful son Bryan in Kelowna BC. Bryan is survived by his mother Annamaria Collopy (Rob), sisters Amy and Emily Olson, stepmother Patti, stepbrother Bryan Collopy, uncles Vince (Tammy), Pat (Sue), David (Barb), Dale, aunts Yvonne (Jim), Kathy and Cheryl (Brad). Bryan was predeceased by his father Marvin Olson
February 20, 1935 – March 18, 2022 at the age of 87 years:      Friends and family are invited to celebrate Minnie’s life 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm, a reception will follow at the 5th Ave Seniors Centre, 170 5th Ave SE, Salmon Arm   In the early morning of March 18th, 2022, Minnie Hawthorne passed peacefully away, gaining her wings to walk among the angels. She is
June 28, 1923 – March 16, 2022 at the age of 98 years      Esther passed away early morning March 16, 2022, short of her 99th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband Edward, infant daughter Beatrice, son Arthur (Maisie), sisters Edith (Eeli) Simonson, Marjorie (Bill) Murray, Kay (Bill) Laird, brothers Alan Teece, Philip Teece and Jack (Lauretta) Teece. She is greatly missed by her large immediate family including spouses: Alan (Karen), Andy (Diana) (d), Esther (Keith) Monroe, Gloria (Dan) (d) Greene,
April 27, 1962 – March 12, 2022 at the age of 59 years:      It is with great sadness the family of Marlene Denise Pyper (nee Doerkson) announce her passing in Salmon Arm, BC, on March 12, 2022.  Marlene was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta to Hank and Florence Doerkson.  She was born 10 and 12 years after her 2 older sisters who were like little mothers to her during her early childhood.  She
January 23, 1938 – March 10, 2022 at the age of 84 years
February 16, 1942 – March 9, 2022 at the age of 80 years
November 16, 1943 – March 5, 2022 at the age of 78 years
October 14, 1964 – March 3, 2022 at the age of 57 years:      With heavy hearts we share the peaceful passing of Danielle Taylor McElroy (nee von Hansen) on March 3, 2022. Danielle was born in Vernon and grew up enjoying the many beautiful beaches in the Okanagan.  In 1996 she obtained a BA in Sociology/Anthropology.  She moved to rural Tappen, BC in 1999 in order to enjoy small town life and to be closer
September 11, 1947 – March 3, 2022 at the age of 74 years
September 22, 1949 – March 2, 2022 at the age of 72 years:      Greg (Harold McGregor) McDiarmid died at home of lung cancer on March 2, 2022. Greg maintained his sense of humour until his last day with us. Before he died he expressed how lucky he felt to be living in a country where so much money and resources were available for a dying old man. We want to thank, his family,
November 9, 1966 – February 28, 2022 at the age of 55 years
March 9, 1935 – February 27, 2022 at the age of 86 years:      Marion passed away February 27, 2022 in palliative care at Bastion Place. She is survived, and will be missed by her sons, Brent and Kevin, one sister, Hazel Storey, and three brothers, John, Gordon and Roy Tomlinson. She also will be missed by nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. Marion was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1951,
July 16, 1958 – February 26, 2022 at the age of 63 years

February 25, 2022

Taylor, Willie

December 17, 1936 – February 25, 2022 at the age of 85 years

February 25, 2022

Demmans, Alice

September 19, 1928 – February 25, 2022 at the age of 93 years

February 24, 2022

Erickson, June Thelma

June 15, 1933 – February 24, 2022 at the age of 88 years:      We are saddened to announce the passing of June Thelma Erickson (nee Utgaren) on February 24, 2022 at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm at the age of 88. June was born on the family farm near Beechy, Saskatchewan. She married Freeman (Bland) Hoover and moved through several towns in SK and BC while raising two boys Sid and Daryl. June

February 24, 2022

Froese, Johan Enns

April 13, 1943 – February 24, 2022 at the age of 78 years:      A celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 2:00 pm at the River of Life Church 2405 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay B.C.  (Shuswap Lake Estates building) Please note: change from Sunday On February 24, 2022, John Froese of Chase B.C. completed his journey and went to his final destination to be with his savior whom

February 22, 2022

Hill, Walter Elgin

October 17, 1934 – February 22, 2022 at the age of 87 years:      Wally passed away on February 22 at the age of 87 in Salmon Arm.  Wally was born in Monkland Ontario on October 17, 1934 to William and Bertha Hill.   He moved west to Alberta for work in 1957 and met Zella in 1958.  They married in 1962, moving numerous times in the early years of their marriage for his work as
February 17, 1956 – February 22, 2022 at the age of 66 years
May 11, 1925 – February 20, 2022 at the age of 96 years
April 30, 1944 – February 19, 2022 at the age of 77 years:      On Saturday, February 19, 2022 we said our final goodbye to the dearest husband, father and grandfather alive, Helmut Janzen, as he slipped away from us to begin a whole new journey.  The long goodbye is over. Helmut was born on April 30, 1944 to Jacob and Anna Janzen in the Mecklenburg region of Germany during the Second World War. 
January 19, 1940 – February 19, 2022 at the age of 82 years
April 28, 1926 – February 15, 2022 at the age of 95 years:      It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe Green on February 15, 2022, at the age of 95. Joe is predeceased by his daughter, Barbara and is survived by Vi, his loving wife of 74 years, his sister Carol and brother Ted, his two sons Gordon and Jack, daughter-in-law Celia, six grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

February 13, 2022

Cowan, Richard Miles

June 11, 1963 – February 13, 2022 at the age of 58 years

February 11, 2022

Thorpe, Arleene Ann

April 10, 1943 – February 11, 2022 at the age of 78 years:      Private family service: Fischer’s Funeral Services, Saturday, February 19, 2022 Interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery: Friday, March 4, 2022, 1pm, Dawson Creek, BC In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in honour of Arleene, may be made to: Better at Home Suite 117, 10200 8 Street Dawson Creek, BC V1G3P8

February 11, 2022

Rule, Frank Munroe

October 29, 1949 – February 11, 2022 at the age of 72 years

February 10, 2022

Zorn, Margaret Bell

July 18, 1925 – February 10, 2022 at the age of 96 years:      A worship service in remembrance and celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at Deo Evangelical Lutheran Church, Salmon Arm led by Pastor Erik Bjorgan on Saturday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m. Margaret Bell Zorn (nee Graham) passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, B.C. on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the age of 96 years. A worship
December 16, 1930 – February 10, 2022 at the age of 91 years
April 2, 1934 – February 6, 2022 at the age of 87 years
March 23, 1931 – February 5, 2022 at the age of 90 years
March 12, 1966 – February 4, 2022 at the age of 55 years:      Shane Ashley Johnson, 55, passed peacefully at Shuswap Lake Hospital, Salmon Arm, B.C. with his love Katrina by his side. Shane was born in Alert Bay, BC to Evelyn and Erik Johnson. He grew up in Colwood, BC. He attended Camosun College and became an automotive technician, and enjoyed his work at the Victoria Shipyard until his accident in 2012.
August 4, 1936 – February 2, 2022 at the age of 85 years:      Pat was born in the Stouffville area of Ontario, the second of Aaron and Etta’s 5 children. She spent her childhood and youth on the family farms right up the lane from grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. From that time of her life we were told of walking to school along the farm lane with her cousins, maple syrup and
January 29, 1944 – February 1, 2022 at the age of 78 years:      We are saddened to announce that on Feb. 1, 2022, after her battle with cancer, Elizabeth Ann Pudwell (Betty) was called to sing her hummingbird song to the Lord. Born in Regina, SK, Jan. 29, 1944, she was adopted into the loving family of Percy and Estelle Gamble and lived in Golden Prairie, AB.  Later they moved to Medicine Hat,
May 11, 1952 – February 1, 2022 at the age of 69 years
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