Obituaries

March 21, 1939 – June 14, 2021 at the age of 82 years
February 16, 1926 – June 12, 2021 at the age of 95 years Bobbie passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the age of 95 after a brief illness. Born in Biggar, Saskatchewan on February 16, 1926, she lived most of her adult life in Calgary, Vancouver, Merritt and Salmon Arm. She was a generous supporter of numerous charities and a life-long member of the CCF and the NDP. She lived her life with grace and compassion
June 24, 1929 – June 12, 2021 at the age of 91 years
August 21, 1943 – June 11, 2021 at the age of 77 years
January 19, 1932 – June 11, 2021 at the age of 89 years Audrey Elaine Lee, 89, of Salmon Arm, British Columbia passed away on 11 June 2021. Audrey was born in Cardston, Alberta to Joseph and Agnes Shaw the youngest of four children. She attended elementary and high school in Cardston and married her high school sweetheart, Duane Lee.  Together they lived in Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, Edmonton and settled in Calgary where Duane
December 11, 1932 – June 9, 2021 at the age of 88 years
December 27, 1940 – June 7, 2021 at the age of 80 years
March 31, 1964 – June 7, 2021 at the age of 57 years
January 23, 1950 – June 4, 2021 at the age of 71 years
June 9, 1935 – June 4, 2021 at the age of 85 years Agnes Cleaver passed away June 4, 2021 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital just shy of her 86th birthday. She will be greatly missed by her children Charlotte (Lorne), Harold (Marian), Curtis and three grandchildren Kevin, Danielle and Christine.  Agnes was born in Waldersee, Manitoba on June 9, 1935 to Anton and Clara Bohn, the 4th of 7 children. On May 5, 1955
June 5, 1939 – June 3, 2021 at the age of 82 years Sadly, we regret the passing of Roger Zinck, a long-time farmer in Scotch Creek area and former logger.  He is survived by his wife Marie of fifty-nine years, his son Terry (Emily) Zinck, daughter Teresa (Dan) Sexton, grandchildren Tanner, Sydney, Blake and Nick as well as his siblings, sisters Norma, Loretta and brother Tom (Peg) along with numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased
November 9, 1931 – June 2, 2021 at the age of 89 years The family of Ben rejoices that he finished his race well on June 2, 2021 at the age of 89. He is now with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whom he has served faithfully throughout his life. Ben was born in Saskatoon, SK November 9, 1931, the eldest of 7. He spent his growing up years in Abbotsford, BC. After high
July 28, 1939 – May 28, 2021 at the age of 81 years
August 14, 1946 – May 27, 2021 at the age of 74 years
February 2, 1971 – May 22, 2021 at the age of 50 years
March 30, 1951 – May 22, 2021 at the age of 70 years Blaine passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.  Blaine was born in Beaverlodge, AB.  He will always be remembered as being a soft-spoken, solitary and deep thinking man.  Blaine had the best subtle sense of humour.  He was a perfectionist when it came to doing anything and he always found a song in every sentence. Blaine leaves behind
June 4, 1941 – May 19, 2021 at the age of 79 years
November 29, 1939 – May 19, 2021 at the age of 81 years
April 28, 1919 – May 18, 2021 at the age of 102 years: Vivian Olivia Alexander Smith passed on May 18th, at the age of 102. Born in Kingston, Ontario to loving parents Gertrude and Raymond Farley, Vivian was close with her sister Flora June throughout her life. The sisters shared a love of travel, but were equally content with an afternoon of Scrabble on the deck. They were known, on occasion, to make each
February 20, 1930 – May 14,2021 at the age of 91 years
March 15, 1931 – May 12, 2021 at the age of 90 years: With sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of Margaret Elizabeth Lemmer, wife of Josef Lemmer, mother to Michael (Brigitte), Mechthild (Joseph), Ursula (David), George (Vera).  She was also the grandmother to Stephan and Christopher, Luke, Andrew and Bianca, as well as Jennifer. Margaret passed away peacefully on May 12, 2021 at her Home at Andover Retirement Community.  She was predeceased
April 24, 1930 – May 11, 2021 at the age of 91 years A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Avenue SW Salmon Arm, BC.  The hope is that this will occur in the late summer or early fall of this year but is determinant on provincial restrictions on gatherings.  The exact time and date will be posted here on the Fischer’s website. Reg Tamboline
October 23, 1956 – May 13, 2021 at the age of 64 years Peter Gerald Murphy was born on October 23, 1956 in a Red Cross outpost hospital in Lillooet BC. He loudly announced his arrival but grew to be a kind and thoughtful little boy who was very interested in the world around him. Peter was the second born child to parents Peter James(Jim) Murphy and Colleen Marie Murphy (nee Stafford), the only brother
November 17, 1944 – May 10, 2021 at the age of 76 years: It is with heavy hearts we bid farewell to a man that had battled ALS since 2015. Bob passed away peacefully on May 10, 2021 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital trying to recover from hip surgery while battling ALS. Born in Swan River, MB on November 17, 1944 to Harry and Gladys Blaylock who have both predeceased him. Bob grew up in
January 16, 1942 – May 9, 2021 at the age of 79 years: Looking out the large glass windows of a beautiful home overlooking Shuswap Lake Jim Martin would often comment on how much he loved the view and the peace and quiet of the small town he and his wife Karen retired to in 2006. It was in this home, on May 9, 2021 where Jim (John) Martin passed away at the age of
July 13, 1929 – May 8, 2021 at the age of 94 years Susie Kleiner was born July 13, 1926 in Wuppertal, Barmen, German and passed away on May 8, 2021 in Salmon Arm, BC. Her eventful life was complimented by many trades she learned from an early age.  She has been an excellent upholsterer and a very good seamstress, always with a good eye for designing. Susie was predeceased by her husband Alfred Kleiner. 
September 23, 1932 – May 3, 2021 at the age of 88 years: Alice Emeline Fischer passed away peacefully on the evening of May 3, 2021, at the age of 88 in Kelowna, BC.  She was born on September 23, 1932 in Stonewall Manitoba.  Her early years growing up on the farm cultivated a deeply rooted work ethic. One of her fondest memories was working in an orphanage where she could relate and empathize with
February 1, 1939 – May 3, 2021 at the age of 82 years
April 9, 1942 – May 3, 2021 at the age of 79 years It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Gordie Markstrom in Salmon Arm, BC, on May 3, 2021, at the age of 79 years. Gordie was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Henry Markstrom, his sister Sharon and his brothers Allan, Lorne and Keith.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Maureen of Tappen,
May 18, 1933 – May 2, 2021 at the age of 87 years Lofty passed away peacefully at Hillside Village on May 2 at the age of 87. Survived by Doreen, his loving wife of 54 years, and will be lovingly remembered by his family; Murray (Claire), Colin (Debbie), Allison (Tom) and his grandchildren; Johnathan, Hayden, Amelia, Scarlette, Drew, Audrey and Ayla. Lofty was born in Polperro, Cornwall, England, May 18, 1933. He served as
January 27, 1940 – May 2, 2021 at the age of 81 years Jiri (Jerry) Hubicka, 81, passed away peacefully early morning May 2, 2021 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC. The doctors and nurses who looked after Jiri showed so much compassion and humanity. Our family was moved by their grace. We simply cannot thank you enough. Pan Jiri Hubicka was born January 27, 1940, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia to Oldrich and
November 25, 1963 – April 30, 2021 at the age of 57 years It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Fran on April 30, 2021. She resided in the community of Miocene, BC with her long-term partner Colin Stevens. Fran was genuinely loved and will certainly be missed by her family and friends. A celebration of life will be held in the community where she resided, as well as in
July 31, 1933 – April 29, 2021 at the age of 87 years
April 3, 1934 – April 28, 2021 at the age of 87 years: Bob passed away peacefully on April 28th, 2021 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital with family by his side. Bob was pre-deceased by his mother Lily Carney, step-father Marshall Carney, step-mother Dorothy Groat, and father Harry Groat. Bob was born in Coleman, Alberta on April 3rd, 1934 to Harry and Lily Groat. At 4 years old, the family moved to 18 acres on
November 18, 1935 – April 27, 2021 at the age of 85 years
March 26, 1933 – April 27, 2021 at the age of 88 years
April 3, 1943 – April 24, 2021 at the age of 78 years
October 6, 1927 – April 21, 2021 at the age of 93 years
May 1, 1949 – April 21, 2021 at the age of 71 years
June 16, 1930 – April 17, 2021 at the age of 90 years  With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Butch at Bastion Place.  He was born in Steveston, BC and raised in Rainer, AB, the middle child of ten.  He met his beautiful loving wife Bea Shorten in Brooks, AB.  They shared 62 years of marriage until Bea’s passing in 2015.  They had four children:  Rodney and Michele (Calgary), Cameron and Elfie
August 20, 1932 – April 17, 2021 at the age of 88 years
June 16, 1949 – April 15, 2021 at the age of 71 years
September 17, 1954 – April 13, 2021 at the age of 66 years
July 3, 1948 – April 12, 2021 at the age of 72 years
July 8, 1934 – April 11, 2021 at the age of 86 years Early Sunday morning, April 11, 2021 Shelagh Harris, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away after a short illness. She was born in Bowden, Alberta on July 8, 1934, the youngest and only girl to Hazel and Albert Gilliland and sister to brothers Jim, Bob and Fred. Having lost her father at a young age, Shelagh and her brothers were raised by
October 30, 1931 – April 11, 2021 at the age of 89 years It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Hans.  Hans was born in Möderndorf in Kärnten, Austria.  He became a master upholsterer by trade but also learned about bees and beekeeping from a early age.  He was an inventor of many games, a winemaker and house designer.  He had a very astute mind and loved to play chess especially with
February 6, 1940 – April 4, 2021 at the age of 81 years
November 13, 1959 – March 27, 2021 at the age of 61 years
July 25, 1935 – March 24, 2021 at the age of 85 years It is with heavy hearts and cherished memories we announce the passing of Kathleen (Kaye) Ruth Himmelspach on March 24, 2021, at the age of 85 years. She will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, Herb, and their children Sandra (Terry) Reidy, Loren (Douglas)Ripley, Robert (Peggy), her grandchildren Scott (Sarah), Cristin (Tavis), Meghan (Dustin), Billy and Jolene, and her great-grandchildren Jack, Farrah, Bodie
April 19, 1945 – March 24, 2021 at the age of 75 years With heavy hearts, we share the passing of our beautiful mother, Kathleen May Cutting (nee Hamilton). Kathy was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on April 19, 1945 and raised in Weyburn, Saskatchewan by parents Wilkie (James) and Florence Hamilton along with her brother James Hamilton. Kathy attended Western Christian College in what we will call her “formative” years. It was here where she met lifelong
September 17, 1932 – March 23, 2021 at the age of 88 years     Born Chauvin, AB September 17,1932 Left this world on March 23, 2021 in Sicamous, BC With her children at her side Denise was predeceased by Vic Dore her husband of over 60 years and her oldest son Robert Dore, his wife Dorothy Dore. Her children Donald Dore, Rita Dore and Doug Roberts, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family will live
December 24, 1961 – March 23, 2021 at the age of 59 years
April 10, 1933 – March 20, 2021 at the age of 87 years: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our dad who passed away gently in his sleep in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC.  Don was born on a cold and snowy day in Fawcett, Alberta to Donaldson Isaac de Frece and Annie Elizabeth de Frece. He was the eldest and only son, but grew up
September 03, 1923 – March 19, 2021 at the age of 97 years: It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father William Ronald Edwards on March 19, 2021 at the age of 97. He was born on September 3, 1923, in Korah Township, Ontario to William Edwards and Mary Ethel (Moore). He was predeceased by his father in 1934, his mother in 1936, his brother Gordon in 1997, his
March 16, 1937 – March 17, 2021 at the age of 84 years
November 3, 1940 – March 15, 2021 at the age of 80 years It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Richard (Dick) William Bornholdt of Salmon Arm, BC, formerly of Prince George, BC, at his home on March 15, 2021 at the age of 80.  Dick was born November 3, 1940 in Weyburn, SK. He will be sadly missed by his wife, JoAnne, children and their spouses Darla (Kim), Donna (Blair), Bill
May 20, 1943 – March 10, 2021 at the age of 77 years: With sadness, the family of Wayne Wesley Loews announces his sudden passing in Emergency at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, on March 10, 2021. Wayne was born in McAuley, MB on May 20th, 1943.  Previously a long time resident and business man in Abbotsford, Wayne retired and moved to reside in Blind Bay, Shuswap Lake, BC. Wayne will be greatly missed
September 29, 1947 – March 10, 2021 at the age of 73 years
September 2, 1978 – March 8, 2021 at the age of 42 years “Gone to Soon” It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Piggott. Left to mourn is his grief-stricken family: his mom Maureen (Terry), dad Bill (Cindy), sisters Monica (Ewald), Cora, Pam (Dan) and Cheara, stepbrother Steven, grandpa Jim Piggott as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Doug will be remembered for his love of
December 22, 1923 – February 28, 2021 at the age of 97 years Through much heartache and many tears, we said goodbye to the shining light of our family on February 28th, 2021. Helen’s adventurous life brought her to Canada from Russia at an early age. Her family settled in Manitoba but later moved to Kitchener, ON where, as a young adult she worked at Electrohome. There, too, she met and married her husband, Wally,
May 5, 1937 – February 27, 2021 at the age of 83 years: On Saturday, February 27th, 2021, Grace Beverley Adams (nee: Stewart) left her earthly home and her soul entered Paradise through Heaven’s gate. “…away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8  Left to celebrate her precious life are her loving husband, Melvin and her children Catherine and James. She is fondly known as Grandma Bev to her many
November 30, 1932 – February 25, 2021 at the age of 88 years Ed loved his wife Marge so much that when Marge packed her bags for paradise on Dec. 31, 2020, Ed was not far behind (Feb. 25, 2021). A real-life love story. Born of Hungarian descent, Ed started life on a humble farm in Banger, Saskatchewan on Nov. 30, 1932. Life was not easy on the farm due to cold winters and lots of hard
August 28, 1955 – February 24, 2021 at the age of 65 years
June 21, 1976 – February 20, 2021 at the age of 44 years
September 24, 1928 – February 19, 2021 at the age of 92 years It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Elinor Perfetti announces her passing on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the age of 92, after a month long stay in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC where she suffered a heart attack and a stroke. Dorothy was born to Silas and Gladys Short, in Pibroch, Alberta, on September 24, 1928. 
May 7, 1957 – February 19, 2021 at the age of 63 years Sof, Sofa, Sophie, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, and Confidant.  She would love that this thing we are writing to end as part of a song!   Sof started life in London, ON and hit many Canadian hot spots since, including her last home in Salmon Arm, BC.  Sofie made everywhere her home, but loved, loved, loved Salmon Arm with its many
August 17, 1936 – February 18, 2021 at the age of 84 years
September 8, 1957 – February 18, 2021 at the age of 63 years Shannon Lee (Mayer) Tetz passed away February 18, 2021 in Salmon Arm B.C at the age of 63. Shannon is predeceased by her father Bud Mayer, her mother Audrey Chrunik, stepfather Dick Chrunik and her beloved dog Odi. She will be forever remembered and cherished by her children Peter Winstanley, daughter Krystal Winstanley (Kim), husband Duane Redekopp, sisters Cindi Sexsmith (Tony) and
February 2, 1934 – February 17, 2021 at the age of 87 years  
July 23, 1936 – February 16, 2021 at the age of 84 years
December 10, 1942 – February 12, 2021 at the age of 78 years
March 28, 1931 – February 12, 2021 at the age of 89 years: ROUTLEY – Matilda Marie (nee Reimer). It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Matilda (Till) Routley on Fri. Feb. 12, 2021 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 89. Mother was born in Steinbach, MB on Mar. 28, 1931 to parents, Diedrich and Marie Reimer (nee Buhr). She studied and practiced as a Psychiatric nurse,
December 19, 1939 – February 10, 2021 at the age of 81 years  
January 14, 1923 – February 9, 2021 at the age of 98 years  
GARNER, Margaret Patricia (nee Robertson)  Pat Garner peacefully departed this world on February 9, 2021, at the age of 91. Born in Winnipeg, MB, Pat was predeceased by her husband Dave and is survived by two sons, Mike (Jeanne) of Golden, BC, and Gordie (Vickie) of Comox, BC; daughters Fran (Bill) of Calgary, AB, Bobbie (Cliff) of Edmonton, AB, and Nan (John) of Penobsquis, NB, plus 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and her dear sister-in-law Vi.
September 16, 1929 – February 8, 2021 at the age of 91 years It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Beryl. Beryl was born in in Radville, Saskatchewan to George and Clara Herbert. She was the 6th of 7 children. Over the years she lived in Terrace, Prince Rupert, Victoria, Kamloops, Cahilty Creek and Salmon Arm. Beryl was involved in many community endeavors making many friends along the way. She
March 4, 1934 – February 7, 2021 at the age of 86 years
November 8, 1924 – February 7, 2021 at the age of 96 years Maria Berta Schnider Brown passed away February 7, 2021 at the age of 96.  She was born in Flums, Switzerland November 8, 1924.  Maria moved to Canada in 1958 with her two daughters Esther and Ruth.  She worked numerous jobs but retired as a correctional officer at the Calgary Remand Centre.  Maria loved camping, fishing and needle point. Maria was predeceased by
April 8, 1930 – February 4, 2021 at the age of 90 years: Saddened hearts say goodbye to Mom, Sister, Auntie, Cousin, Grandma, Gma, Great Gram and Friend.  Betty was born in Fairview, Alberta, the first child of Kate and Ross Davis. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Walter, and younger siblings Maxine and Lester. Her adored children Jim (Marlena), Kathy, Jeanette (John), Bill (Holly) and Tom (Helaine), much loved grandchildren Mike, Deanna (Randy),
July 15, 1931 – February 3, 2021 at the age of 89 years We regret to announce the passing of Anthony “Tony” Joseph John Hache on February 3rd, 2021. Tony peacefully relinquished his long-successful quest for eternal life at the age of 89, following several years of health challenges that verified his immense will for life, and his love for God.  His final days were spent with loved ones at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, in
August 12, 1945 – January 30, 2021 at the age of 75 years
September 24, 1943 – January 29, 2021 at the age of 77 years: Born and raised in Cornwall Ontario Claudette was not content to stay in one place. Her roving spirit brought her westward in search of new experiences and adventures. Her first stop was in Regina where she spent many happy years and developed lifelong friendships. Her travels then brought her to the west coast where she chose Enderby to spend her golden years.
October 1, 1944 – January 27, 2021 at the age of 76 years:   Eric Ole Widmark passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the age of 76 years. Eric was born October 1, 1944 to Walter and Mary in Enderby, BC.  He spent the majority of his life in and around the Mabel Lake Valley, the last 38 years on the farm.  Eric was a well known member of the community with his endless jokes
October 1, 1944 – January 27, 2021 at the age of 75 years
January 12, 1967 – January 26, 2021 at the age of 54 years
June 7, 1942 – January 25, 2021 at the age of 78 years
March 10, 1926 – January 24, 2021 at the age of 94 years
August 30, 1939 – January 21, 2021 at the age of 81 years
April 7, 1938 – January 20, 2021 at the age of 82 years Bob passed away peacefully on January 20, 2021 at the age of 82 years.  He was predeceased by four brothers: Charles, Donald, David and Allen. He leaves behind his loving wife Helen, of 58 years, and also many nieces and nephews.  Bob’s favourite sport was bowling.  He also loved the outdoors and spent time fishing and hunting in his younger years.  There
January 1, 1953 – January 19, 2021 at the age of 68 years
December 15, 1934 – January 17, 2021 at the age of 86 years It is with saddened hearts that we say goodbye to Mom, Bernadette Doucette (née Cimon).  She will be greatly missed, yet our many fond memories will live on. Bernadette was born in the small Northern Alberta community of Donnelly, Alberta. A farm girl, she was resourceful and had a wonderful appreciation of nature and all that it had to offer. As a
February 7, 1947 – January 17, 2021 at the age of 73 years
Septemeber 1, 1935 – January 16, 2021 at the age of 85 years It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Mother, Barbara Anne Nelson on January 16, 2021 at the age of 85. She is survived by her three children, Debbie (Steve) Pakka, Corinne (Gary) Gray, Michael Nelson, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and youngest brother, Bill Cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter Wendy, grandson Jared, her
December 22, 1953 – January 15, 2021 at the age of 67 years
September 3, 1946 – January 15, 2021 at the age of 74 years With great sadness we announce the passing of Jeannette Marie McEachern, (LeBlanc), (Wipfli) at the age of 74. Jeannette was born to Laurie and Phyllis LeBlanc in Brighton, England and moved to Toronto, ON at 3 months. Her family then moved to Kitimat, BC in 1957 and it was there she met and married her husband Joe in December 1964, they had
February 19, 1967 – January 14, 2021 at the age of 53 years
December 7, 1945 – January 12, 2021 at the age of 75 years
December 24, 1949 – January 11, 2021 at the age of 71 years It is with heavy and broken hearts we announce the passing of Marie Elaine Gail Mahoney (Merrium), of Malakwa, BC on Monday January 11, 2021 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  Marie was a loving wife, daughter, mother, grand-mother, great grand mother, and friend.  She is survived by her loving husband Pat Mahoney, sister-in-law and her husband, Micki and Rick of Vancouver Island,
January 4, 1956 – January 10, 2021 at the age of 65 years We are saddened to announce the passing of Patrice “Pat” Lamontagne Baker of Chase, BC on January 10, 2021 in a tragic accident at the age of 65.  Pat was predeceased by her parents and two brothers.  She leaves behind to mourn her loss her husband of 36 years Bob, son Anthony (Shawna), daughter Paula (Aaron) and her two sisters Janet and
January 25, 2003 – January 9, 2021 at the age of 17 years It is with unbelievable sadness we announce the sudden passing of Anthony. Growing up in Salmon Arm Anthony always enjoyed being with his friends, he loved animals and birds, and being involved in sports including hockey, basketball and soccer.  In his teenage years, his focus stayed with hockey and his part time job with Save-On-Foods, but always being a good friend was
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