Obituaries

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Quinton, Robert “Bob” Charles George

December 6, 1957 – October 12, 2019
at the age of 61 years

Please join us for a celebration of Bob’s life to held on October 26, 2019  11:00am, Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm, BC

Peacefully with his family by his side, Bob Quinton Jr. passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
Bob was born on December 16, 1957 in Kenora, Ontario, and relocated to Salmon Arm in 1981 where he resided until his passing.         
Bob enjoyed traveling across Canada with family, visiting each province from BC to Newfoundland.  One special highlight for Bob was visiting the birthplace of Stompin Tom Connors at Skinner’s Pond.  Bob was an avid Stompin Tom fan, attending his first concert at the age of six.
Bob loved music and attended countless country music concerts and military tattoos with his Dad.   Bob enjoyed music with Larry and friends and had several CD’s of his own music.
In his younger years, Bob was able to successfully navigate the Calgary Go Train on his own and also participated in Special Olympics running in Manitoba.  Bob enjoyed driving a tractor on the family farm.
Bob had several work experiences beginning with ARC Industries in Kenora, ON where he made ceramics.  Many pieces are still treasured by family members today.  Bob worked at the SAACL wood shop for a number of years.  For a short time, Bob worked in apartment cleaning and lawn maintenance in Calgary.  Bob worked in the dining room at McDonald’s in Corner Brook, Newfoundland before returning to his job at the wood shop in Salmon Arm.  In recent years, Bob volunteered at the Churches Thrift Shop three days a week.
Bob is survived by his parents, Bob Sr and Marge Quinton, also by five siblings:  Barbara Ruotsalainen (Veikko), Brian Quinton (Michelle), Nancy Senn (John), Leslie Stewart (John), Karen Quinton, as well as 14 nephews and nieces and 13 great nephews and nieces.
Bob was predeceased by his grandparents and by good friend Gary.
The family wishes to thank Drs. Chris Weicker and Stephen Hiscock.  Also, thanks to the nursing staff at both SLGH and Bastion, especially Laura, Brianna, and Samantha for their love and care.  Your kindness will always be remembered. 
Please join us for a celebration of Bob’s life to held on October 26, 2019  11:00am, Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm,BC

Lemmer, Josef Gerhard Christian

October 12, 1924 – October 8, 2019
At the age of 94 years

Mass of Christian Burial:  Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm, BC
Interment to follow at Mt. Ida Cemetery
Celebrant:  Father Normandeau

 

 

Blain, Katherine Frances

September 23, 1937 – October 5, 2019
at the age of 82 years

A Mass of Christian burial is being celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, October 12, at 11 a.m. There will be prayers on Friday, October 11, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s parish.

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Katherine Frances Blain on Saturday, October 5th, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
Katherine was born in Grand Forks, BC, on September 23rd, 1937, the second of six children born to Robert and Margaret Ring. Her family lived in many communities throughout BC until finally settling in Kamloops where she met and married Les Blain. They moved to Salmon Arm in 1965 where they raised their eight children. They owned several businesses including: The Garden of Eatin’ fruit stands, The Broaster Kitchen, and The Market fruit stand at Sandy Point.
Being of Catholic Irish descent, Katherine’s life was rooted in her faith which meant daily Mass and rosary. She would pray by name not only for family and friends but also for anyone who mentioned their troubles to her; so her prayer intention list was quite extensive. She loved reading poetry and history and had a Bible quote or song for just about any occasion. Most of all she will be remembered by her family and friends for her wisdom and wit.
Katherine was predeceased by her husband Les, and sisters Margaret Black and Ellen Ward. She leaves behind children Les (Brenda) Blain, Greg (Glenda) Blain, Lonnie (Barry) Comin, Erin (Gordon) Pelletier, Leah Blain, Teresa (Wayne) Vandell, Rachael Tudan, Kierstin (Harry) Mujcin, and over 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Terry MacPherson and Genevieve Ring, her brother James Ring, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to the home care-aides who were a big part of mother’s life, first helping her care for her husband for 15 years, and then looking after her for the past two years. Mother loved them and enjoyed the conversation and kindness of each and every one.
Thank you also to the wonderful staff at Shuswap Lake Hospital who took amazing care of our mother during her last days. And thank you to Dr. Breugem for his care over the years.
A Mass of Christian burial is being celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, October 12, at 11 a.m. There will be prayers on Friday, October 11, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s parish.

At her request, mom asks pardon of anyone she may have injured and forgives those who may have injured her.

Lucier, Joseph Raymond

August 2, 1943 – September 28, 2019
at the age of 76 years

Celebration of Life: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 2 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Salmon Arm, BC

 

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